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Sunday, December 09, 2018

WINGS OF THE WICKED WILD RIDE BLOG HOP



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πŸ›·WELCOME TO THE WINGS OF THE WICKED WILD RIDE BLOG HOPπŸ›·

Get to know a bit about all of the authors and collect prizes along the way and enter into the GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY! 🎁

Welcome to the beginning of a wild ride. My name is

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LaVerne Thompson and I'm a USA Today Bestselling, award winning, multi-published author, an avid reader and a writer of contemporary, fantasy, and sci/fi sensual romances. I love creating worlds within and without our world. I also write romantic suspense and new adult romance under the pen name Ursula Sinclair.
I'm a certified chocoholic and  proud of it. I'm currently working on several projects. Some might even involve chocolate. But writing helps maintain my sanity.

Thank you for joining the Wings of the Wicked authors on this hop. 

My contribution to the Wings of the Wicked set is Soul Collectors. An urban fantasy about the fight over lost souls. I first began this story on a writing site but never finished it. It was just waiting for the right time. This time. It is the beginning of a whole new world. There will be more to come. But it is not your traditional romance in that there is no happy ending. For now.

Betwixt heaven and hell, a world exists called earth. Otherwise known as the battlefield for souls.


Angelique is an Angel Soul Collector.
She collects the souls of those who died in fear, anger and pain. She is there to bear witness to the suffering, give comfort and hope and determine if they are worthy of heaven.
Some choose not to go with her and instead thirst for revenge; those refuse to give up their earthly ties and she leaves them to their fates. Some find satisfaction and will be given another chance to cross over, but most doom themselves to wander the earthly realm for an eternity. The ones who surrender to her, to the light, she opens the doorway and escorts them to a better life.

Then there are the others.

Nathanial is a Demon Soul Collector.
He collects souls for his master of those who died in fear, anger and pain. Those who thirst for revenge, he encourages to remain on earth and cause havoc. Others that have their names already written in his Rubrum Libro, little red book, he opens the gateway and shoves them straight into hell. For him, it’s a job. He was born of a human mother and demon father then raised in hell to become a collector.
They are enemies. But once they were something else. Still, one of them must die.

This is not a romance. There can be no happy ending with a demon. Only an end.

 Since we are in the prime season of giving I wanted to do that. So on this blog stop, I am giving away, just for stopping by, an e-copy of... Just click the cover.
 
https://claims.prolificworks.com/free/0CmMeqnmopdCkyvYR6aB

 
Feel free to sign up for my newsletter for sneak peeks and advance info on new releases as well as a few freebies to subscribers. http://bit.ly/1hA7C9W

http://lavernethompson.com to learn more about my books or to contact me. http://facebook.com/groups/lavernesnews

I wish you joy for the season and the coming New Year!
When you have finished hop here:


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Be sure to visit all the hop stops for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE.

Enter the grand prize giveaway here:

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A complete list of all the hop stops here:  
http://hauntedbyreading.com/wingsofthewicked
🎁 Grand Prize Winner will be announced on Dec. 15th in the Wings of The Wicked Party Room.

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Each participating page is responsible for their own giveaway and the drawing of their winner and distribution of their offered prizes.

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For your convenience a list of the participating blogs are below.

BLOG & PAGE LIST

DATE 12/9-12/14 AUTHOR NAME BLOG NAME BLOG LINK
12/9 LaVerne Thompson Author of Sensual Romance http://lavernethompsonauthor.blogspot.com
12/9 Erin Lee My Crazy Life https://www.authorerinlee.com/my-crazy-life
12/9 Zach Chopchinski Zachary Paul Chopchinski https://www.facebook.com/bowtieauthor/
12/9 J.R. Thorn Author J.R. Thorn Fan Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/JRThornFanGroup/
12/10


12/10 Shereen Vedam Shereen Vedam https://www.facebook.com/ShereenVedam
12/10 Ditter Kellen According to Ditter https://www.accordingtoditter.com
12/10 Lexi C. Foss Author Lexi C. Foss https://www.facebook.com/LexiCFoss
12/11 Crystal Matz PA (not an author) Crystal's Cozy Corner & Author Services https://www.facebook.com/CrystalsCzyCorner
12/11 Lynda Kaye Frazier Lynda Kaye Frazier http://lyndafrazier.blogspot.com/
12/11 Dariel Raye Dariel Raye &
Muffy Wilson
https://darielraye.com
and http://muffywilson.blogspot.com
12/11 N.K.
Stackhouse
N.K. Stackhouse
Author
https://m.facebook.com/NK.Stackhouse.Author/

12/12 Amy Cissell Amy Cissell Writes http://amycissell.com/blog
12/12 Heather Adkins Haunted by Reading hauntedbyreading.com
12/12 Erica Gerald Mason Erica Writes Words
12/12 Carolyn Reilly Carolyn Reilly https://www.facebook.com/carolynreillybooks/
12/12 Rachel McCoy RS McCoy
http://www.rsmccoyauthor.com/blog

12/13 Maddie Wade Maddie Wade Author Page https://www.facebook.com/maddieuk/
12/13 Charlene A.
Wilson
AuthorCharlene A. Wilson
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCAWilson/

12/13 K.B. Everly Author K.B. Everly
https://www.facebook.com/KBEverlyAuthor

12/13 Colleen S. Myers Colleen S Myers page https://www.csmyersmusings.com
12/14 Leona Bushman Publish or Bust and was.leonajbushman.com www.lbushman.blogspot.com
12/14 Betty Shreffler Author Betty Shreffler www.facebook.com/authorbettyshreffler
12/14 Amara Kent Amara Kent https://www.facebook.com/amarakentauthor/














Monday, October 15, 2018

Wings of the Wicked


Wickedly Dangerous and Sinfully Seductive.

Indulge in 25 breathtaking adventures of dangerous worlds where the lines blur between saints and sinners.
Come meet the creatures that fuel your every lust filled nightmare, where angels are not always encased in a light of righteousness and demons are not always dealing in all manner of debauchery. Where you might just end up rooting for the bad guy…
If you like demonic games, angelic interventions, and thrilling temptations, you'll love this urban fantasy and paranormal romance collection of twisted proportions in Wings of the Wicked.  PRE-ORDER your copy now! All for the low price of 99 Cents for a LIMITED TIME

Featuring 25 stories including Soul Collectors



Betwixt heaven and hell a world exists called earth. Otherwise known as the battlefield for souls.


Angelique is an Angel Soul Collector.
She collects the souls of those who died in fear, anger and pain. She is there to bear witness to the suffering, give comfort and hope and determine if they are worthy of heaven.
Some choose not to go with her and instead thirst for revenge; those refuse to give up their earthly ties and she leaves them to their fates. Some find satisfaction and will be given another chance to cross over, but most doom themselves to wander the earthly realm for an eternity. The ones who surrender to her, to the light, she opens the doorway and escorts them to a better life.

Then there are the others.

Nathanial is a Demon Soul Collector.
He collects souls for his master of those who died in fear, anger and pain. Those who thirst for revenge he encourages to remain on earth and cause havoc. Others that have their names already written in his Rubrum Libro, little red book, he opens the gateway and shoves them straight into hell. For him it’s a job. He was born of a human mother and demon father and raised in hell to become a collector.
They are enemies. But once they were something else. Still, one of them must die.


This is not a romance. There can be no happy ending. Only an end.



#Nook: https://bit.ly/2NPOKEL


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Cigar King-The Maji Series Book 1

A taste of Ruby and Lucian in The Cigar King. Available 9/27 in Kindle Unlimited.


Prologue
15 years ago

The divers broke the surface and there was something between them. From the shape, it appeared to be a body. Water dripped off the remnants of ripped water-logged clothing that once covered a person. The men on the boat assisted the divers in getting the body on board. They placed it in a tarp and carefully wrapped it up. The camera was unable to get a clear shot but from the half a leg left, it confirmed it was indeed a person, but unclear at the time if it was male or female.
Ruby and her parents looked at the television screen watching the scene with horror. The reporter on the six o’clock news came on and stated the footage had been taken earlier that morning, and the body pulled out of the river had been identified. Celeste Reid.
“Oh my God!” her mother wailed.
“Jesus,” her father said, already rising and reaching for his phone.
Ruby didn’t stay to hear any more. Instead, she’d run out of the apartment up the backstairs to the family living area. Her father was the chauffer and bodyguard to the Reids. He would have been the last to see Celeste Reid alive, besides the kidnappers. The police had been questioning him almost every day for the last three days, to the point her mother had insisted he get an attorney. They’d tried to keep it from her, but she wasn’t stupid. She knew her father was considered a suspect. She had no idea now that they pulled Mrs. Reid’s dead body out of the river what it would mean for her father. She was terrified for him. But she was also worried about Lucian. He’d need her, his best friend, who wanted to be more.
She had no idea how she’d feel if it were her mother being dragged out of the river. She had to see him, had to be there for him. Even though he was two years older and her family worked for his, they’d always been the best of friends. In the last few months, some of that had changed. At least, on her part. But she knew he’d never see her as anything more than his best friend. She’d never gotten rid of her baby fat, and she wore glasses and had braces. She’d seen the girls he went out with. They looked nothing like her. They could have been models. But right now, she knew he’d want to see her.
She took the back way to his side of the house. No one was in the hallway, and she hoped he’d be in his room. She knocked on the door.
“Who is it?” came a muffled voice from inside.
“It’s me, Ruby.”
He pulled the door open and grabbed her hand, tugging her inside. He quickly shut the door and took her into his arms, crying into her shoulder. All she could do was hold onto him and cry too.

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CHAPTER ONE


Lucian stood unabashedly naked as he inhaled the fresh scent of a morning rain that was typical of Miami in the summer. He looked down at the empty courtyard that cradled the Luxe mosaic pool and tried to remember if he’d had a chance to enjoy it before falling into bed with his sleeping guest. For the life of him, Lucian couldn’t recall what had happened after leaving the fourth bar on his crawl down Ocean Drive.
He shoved his thick dark hair out of his face and rubbed his tired gray eyes. On behalf of his father, he’d travelled to the Sunshine State to handle a labor dispute at their tobacco farm just outside of Miami. However, once all labor issued were resolved, he made sure to indulge in everything that Miami was good for; food, booze, and women. And last night, he’d had his fill of all three. Unfortunately, it was time to put a cap on overindulgence and head back to “The Big Apple.”
Lucian looked longingly down at the clear blue water in the swimming pool one last time before turning away. He entered his posh suite in the luxurious Villa Casa Casuarina.
Villa Casa Casuarina was once the home of the late and beloved Gianni Versace. But after the famous fashion designer’s untimely death, the incredible Miami mansion had been converted into a posh boutique hotel.
With bare feet, Lucian shuffled across the cool marble floor until he was in the bedroom. He yawned, piercing the unusual silence of an ocean front hotel. For a few seconds, he stared down at the busty, young blonde that was sprawled out on the expensive cotton sheets and worked hard to remember her name.
He couldn’t.
But whoever she was, she was definitely a beauty. The sheet had fallen from her creamy skin and was barely covering her tight, round ass while the curve of one large tit, smooshed into the bed, provoking Lucian’s desire. Her full lips were slightly parted as she slept peacefully. Lucian’s cock jerked and tensed. He was seconds away from a hard-on. One more go with his overnight guest would have been ideal. Too bad, he would have to pass. Lucian had a plane to catch. So, instead of obeying his growing cock, he gave the woman a swift smack on the ass.
Instead of waking up, the woman grunted and turned her head opposite Lucian. Another smack on the ass did encourage a startle. She raised up on her elbows and turned in Lucian’s direction. After struggling to focus, she looked up with murky blue irises.
“I gotta catch a flight,” Lucian announced.
“W-what?” Her voice was hoarse, and she seemed a bit disoriented.
“Time to go,” Lucian informed her as he walked around the large California King-sized bed. “Have a good day.”
Once he made it to the doorway of the bathroom, he looked back and observed the blonde as she began to collect her undergarments.
 “Oh, excuse me,” Lucian called to her back.
Hell, he still couldn’t remember her name.
Lucian couldn’t help his smile when she turned around and looked at him with a question in her big blue eyes, reminding Lucian just how pretty she was.
“Take your friend with you,” he said, pointing to the pretty, young brunette lying next to her.