My New Cover!!!

I got my new cover for the Valentine’s anthology I am in for February 2013. Isn’t it gorgeous? Sara York did a wonderful job on it and i am with some amazing M/M Authors again.

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My Winner from the Howloween Blog Hop

Sorry for the delay…I wanted to make sure people had enough time to post their comments for this. 🙂

Random.org has picked my winner of the $10 Starbucks gift card and that is….tiger-chick-1@…

 

I emailed Tiger-Chick-1 and if she doesn’t get back to me by Friday I will draw a new winner. Thank you all for following the hop and enjoying my posts.

 

Guest Author Day with Mike Arsuaga

So tell us a little about your latest book. What inspired this masterpiece?
“Lagrange Point” is the fifth and latest installment of the Subspecies series. I had several objectives. The first was to bring closure. The series began 125 years before. Lycans and vampires, the subspecies, had evolved from nature’s vilest creation toward something better. The second sought to insert a strong element of science fiction into the series. In “Lagrange Point” Robert A. Heinlein meets Anne Rice. The subspecies explore space, travel in time, and gain insight to their place in Creation’s plan. The last objective I introduced in “The Tenth Legion” when Cynthia May, the main character of “Lagrange Point” has an F/F relationship. Her preference for women is a lynchpin of the book, featuring several graphic scenes.
 If you had any super powers, what would they be and why?
The ability to will anyone I came across to buy one of my books.
 What genre haven’t you tried yet but want to in the future?
As a fifth grader I wrote steam punk but didn’t know it. The adventures, inspired by HG Wells and Jules Verne featured a sequel to War of the Worlds. The genre calls to me again.
 What is one thing readers might be surprised to know about you?
I was left on the bridge of a submerging submarine and lived to tell about it.
 If we asked your muse to describe you in three words, what do you think they might say?
Hard working writer.
What authors can be found in your library of books?
George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, HG Wells, and Harold Robbins.
Have any guilty pleasures you want to share with us?
My guilty pleasure is wife Cynthia, also a writer. She makes me feel guilty because she’s brought so much good to my life. Don’t tell her that. She’s already got a big head because of the character Cynthia Meadows. The grandmother of Cynthia May featured in five of the seven subspecies books, shows up on any list of the most beautiful women who ever lived.
 
Is there anything you’re currently working on that you can give us a taste of?
The five books of the Subspecies series form the overall framework of the saga. Now I’m working on stories of some of the lesser characters. 
What is your favorite way to relax after a hard day working and writing?
I’ll give you a hint. It doesn’t come in a bottle, and you can’t eat it. Well, not truly, but nothing does the job better.
What is one historical figure you would love to chat with and why?
Augustus Caesar. Against all odds, he forged an empire from chaos. Next to him would be Vespasian, the no nonsense soldier/emperor of Rome who did the same. I sort of speak with Vespasian by proxy through the character Cithara, a vampire.
Would you care to mention any upcoming or WIP projects that readers can look forward from you in the future?
Included are “Daughter of Subspecies”, the life of Cassie White, Jim and Sam’s tempestuous daughter, and “The Book of Cithara” set in Roman times, told through the eyes of an early vampire as she rubs elbows with three centuries of emperors. “Finding Love in the Time of Decline”, is the story of Jess Moore. She provides a human perspective during the first half of the twenty-first century, in a sort of “Upstairs/Downstairs” relationship with the subspecies. These “Backstory Books” have no eroticism. PG only. 
Out of all your books, do you have a favorite one? If not, then which one is closest to your heart?
My favorite is “Subspecies, Inc.”, the second installment of the series. Why? The subspecies moves from predatory creatures of the night, and begin to evolve to greater, nobler beings. Later in the presentation is one of my all-time favorite scenes called “A Vampire Finds Salvation.” However, the one closest to my heart is “The Tenth Legion” because my granddaughter inspired the feisty main character Lorna Winters. It’s the only one of my books to make Cynthia cry, and darn if she’ll tell me which scene did it.
Thanks for coming. Is there anything else you want to add?
I want to thank you for having me on your blog and hope everyone who reads any of my books enjoys them as much as I did writing them.
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Lagrange Point by Mike Arsuaga
Subspecies Series book 5
MuseItUp Publishing
PUBLISHER’S LINK:  http://museituppublishing.com/bookstore2/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage.tpl&product_id+151&category_id+9&keyword=subspecies&option=com_virtuemart&itemid+1&ltemid+1@aol.com
Trailer Link:  http://youtu.be/h-S7pUQwUC4
To save the future, Cynthia May explores the past—but has she unwittingly changed what is yet to come?
In search of an identity
Cynthia May, lycan and adventurer, resolved to do more than play the part of window-dressing for the Subspecies Corporation, she takes on the job of space explorer to forget. To break the shackles of the past—a lost love, living in the shadow of her famous grandmother, and defying the elders—Cynthia still finds after fifteen years a sense of failure.
In search of a lover
Leo Barclay has been Cynthia’s  long-time guy pal and fellow astronaut   since the SpaceAcademy. They’ve shared intimate moments, but nothing more than friendship flourished. “If only you’d been born a woman!” she’s often lamented.
 On the next mission, an anomaly in the instruments causes an inexplicable increase in mental and physical abilities by the Subspecies crew.
In search of the Unknown
When the two star-crossed lovers lead an expedition to explore the effects of the Lagrange Point, where the gravitational fields of all planetary bodies in the solar system cancel out, they discover time and space merge, matter bends, and their place in Creation’s plan revealed. Conspiracies, murder, and deceit plague the mission. The convergence of the Point reveals more than Cynthia and Leo bargain for.
But at what price?
Teaser Excerpt:
“Are you lost, Commander?” A loud, jolly voice came from behind as she approached the bridge of the mother ship.
“Leo Barclay, you old space rat, what are you doing here?”
A wiry, straight-shouldered vampire who stood a couple of inches shorter than Cynthia’s vertical, blue-crowned loftiness threw back a russet mane of hair. Leonidas “Leo” Barclay fixed a pair of smoky, gray eyes on her. “You’ve been Earthside too long. Hello, I have a Command Pin now.” The left half of a uniform shirt thrust toward her, displaying a small gold badge in the shape of a five-pointed star. “You’re looking at this mission’s master.” Continuing to close the distance between them, he enveloped her taller, slimmer frame in two sinewy arms as she kissed his cheek.
“They must be handing out Command Pins in the birth control allocation these days,” she quipped.
“What would you know about that, you old dyke?”
Both laughed, slapping one another on the back.
“Blue hair? That’s different,” he said, stepping away for a better look.
“You know me. New mission, new color.”

Last Day of the Howloween Blog Hop/Prizes Galore

 

Who says trick-or-treating is strictly for the kids?

Welcome to the Howloween Blog Hop! 270+ authors….TONS of goodies to be won. So put on your costumes (or PJs whatever ;) ) and go a knockin’ a each of the blogs participating in this Howloween blog hop.

Starts on October 26th and ends Monday, October 29th at Midnight.

My prize is a $10 Starbucks gift card and all you need to do to enter is comment on any of my posts throughout the hop and you are tossed in the hat (your name-not you per say lol). Please leave an email address so if you win I have a way to contact you in regards to your prize. I will have random.org pick the winner Tuesday Oct. 30th.

To find the list of participants, please go to http://thebloghopspot.com/event-page/

Now a snippit of my first M/M short story, available in the Hot Summer Fun anthology, ‘A Summer Night Fling’

I love writing about shape-shifters/were-creatures and I wrote a short story for the Hot Summer Fun Anthology now available in e-book and print. 

Meet Cal Larson and were-cat Alex. Seems Alex is in a bit of trouble and Cal is more than happy to help him out!

 

Hot Summer Fun Anthology
Stories by Raine Delight, Jaxx Steele, CR Guiliano, Lisa Worrall, Patricia Logan, AJ Llewellyn, Ike Rose, Rawiya, Sue Brown and Sara York.
Contemporary, Paranormal M/M Stories
It’s Raining Men 
 
 
 
A Summer Night Fling by Raine Delight- Cal Larson wasn’t expecting to find a hot sexy man stuck in a tree as he took his morning walk in the woods. When he meets Alex, sparks fly and these two find that love is waiting to claim them. Except Alex has a secret…one that may bring danger to Cal’s doorstep. Can Cal find it in his heart to accept Alex and let this summer fling turn into something much more?
 
Check out the fun and sexy book trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxnlmfG6DjA
 
Teaser Excerpt:
 
He glanced up from his task and watched the sunshine gleam off the grass and after the last bottle was down the drain, threw the glass in the recycling bucket. Washing up at he kitchen sink, he mused at how his so-called perfect life had gone to hell in a matter of minutes.
 
“Cal, you need to get a life. Most, if not all, people have experienced a broken heart. It’s time to get back on the horse, man, and stop trying to pickle your liver in liquor and mindless sex at every turn,” Cal muttered to himself as he stood watching the scene outside. Birds flew above, a light wind stirred the tree branches and frankly, he was tired of feeling sorry for himself. “Shit, I am done with this crap.” He stomped out of the room, grabbed a light jacket, and decided to go for a walk. He always felt at peace there for some reason.
 
As he entered the forest, he pondered what to do and how, if he could, to change the direction he was going. Cal knew if he didn’t get off this crazy train he was going to either get some disease, get mugged or worse yet, murdered in some alleyway. He was so lost in thought as he wandered, he didn’t feel the sunshine beating down on him, the way the birds flew above and around him or the way the wind made the leaves rustle. So he was quite surprised to hear someone call to him.
 
“Hey, you…yes, you.”
 
Cal peered through the trees but didn’t see anyone. Shaking his head, he grumbled, “Must be dreaming. Got to be the wind or something.” He had only gone a few more feet when that damned voice hit him again.
 
“HEY!”
 
Cal stopped, looked around, and rubbed his head as he muttered, “I must be going fucking crazy.”
 
“Actually, you are not losing your mind, buddy.”
 
Cal turned around so fast, he almost fell on his ass. “What the fuck?”
 
“I would but hey, I’m kind of in a pickle here.” The voice held a thread of amusement.
Cal wondered if someone wasn’t playing a joke on him. A joke he didn’t really
appreciate at all. He didn’t spy anyone around until he looked up. There in the tree was a man clinging to the branch like it was his life vest. He was about forty feet up in the air and Cal could barely make out the other guy’s features except he was very naked. Cal’s jaw dropped  in disbelief and he shook his head. What idiot in their right mind would climb a tree—naked at that?
 
“What in all that is holy are you doing in a tree…naked?” Cal snapped.
 
“Well, I am not hanging around becoming a bird perch if you want to know. My name is Alex. What is yours?”
 
“Cal. Can I ask why you’re in a tree on my property?”
 
The guy glanced around, looking embarrassed. “Um, well, the CliffsNotes version is, I, um, got chased and now I cannot get myself down.” He cleared his throat and continued, “I am afraid of heights so for the last day I have been stuck up here, hoping a storm or a strong wind wouldn’t knock me off. Can you help me, please?”
 
Cal started to chuckle. This was too funny to be true. Laughing softly, he looked up at Alex and drawled, “If I climb up there, can you follow me down?”
 
Alex nodded his head. “Sure. Well, I think I can. I never tried to climb down a tree naked before.”
 
Cal walked over to the tree and yelled up to Alex, “Just be ready to follow me down. I am coming up so hang tight.” Climbing up, Cal was surprised to see how handsome Alex was as he got a closer look at the man. His eyes were like emeralds, a green so deep; Cal felt he could drown in them. His body was sculpted, lean and full of muscle. Hell, he could bounce a quarter off Alex’s abs alone. Cal tried to stomp down the bolt of lust that went through him as he glanced over the naked man. Get a grip Cal, you are here to help him, not jump his bones. Clearing his throat softly, he planted his foot on the tree limb and looked at Alex. “Okay, I need you to relax. In a matter of minutes you will be on solid ground. Now, let go of the tree branch and get ready to follow me. I will go slowly and if you need to stop or feel like you are going to fall, just holler.”
 
Alex nodded, his throat moving as he swallowed nervously. He slowly moved himself down the tree, keeping an eye on Alex. The guy’s naked ass above him had him semi-hard in just seconds. Cal sneaked a peek at Alex’s cock and almost moaned at how long and gorgeous it looked. It would probably fit just right in his hand. He blushed, glad that Alex couldn’t see him staring. It felt like he was back in high school, checking out the guys he had crushes on.
 
With each step they made, Cal talked about his plans for remodeling his house and even sang his favorite country song, off-key of course, to keep the young man relaxed. With a deep breath he jumped down the last few feet and looked up.
 
“Okay Alex, you are doing great. Just a few more feet and you will be on the ground.”
 
Before he could even move a step, he heard Alex shout something and fall the last five feet, to land on top of Cal with a grunt, knocking them both to the ground. Cal’s ears were ringing and he had a hard time catching his breath. The young man on top of him was pure muscle and though he enjoyed the feeling of the naked body on top of his, he needed to breathe before he passed out.
 
“Alex…Alex.” Cal heard a mumbled “Yes?” but he couldn’t be sure. He managed to free an arm out from under his hip and tried to push Alex off of him. It was like trying to move a freaking rock. Sighing, he stopped trying to shift the man and instead, started taking stock to see if the guy was hurt. He slid a hand down Alex’s back, careful to not go past his waist, and tried to get Alex to look up or even move a little with the other hand.

Howloween Blog Hop Day 3/Prizes Galore

 

Who says trick-or-treating is strictly for the kids?

Welcome to the Howloween Blog Hop! 270+ authors….TONS of goodies to be won. So put on your costumes (or PJs whatever ;) ) and go a knockin’ a each of the blogs participating in this Howloween blog hop.

Starts on October 26th and ends Monday, October 29th at Midnight.

My prize is a $10 Starbucks gift card and all you need to do to enter is comment on any of my posts throughout the hop and you are tossed in the hat (your name-not you per say lol). Please leave an email address so if you win I have a way to contact you in regards to your prize. I will have random.org pick the winner Tuesday Oct. 30th.

To find the list of participants, please go to http://thebloghopspot.com/event-page/

Today I am giving you a taste into Fiery Magic, Devon Falls 3, my dragon shifter story

My shifters are a little different…..each can control their shift and are not seduced by the  moon or anything.

 
Meet Damien Dracon, one of my twin’s in my Devon Falls Series. A Dragon Shifter, he finds himself trying to woo back the woman he loves after he broke her heart. Love can be sweeter a second time around!

Fiery Magic by Raine Delight
Devon Falls 3
Paranormal Erotic Romance
Dragon Shifter
Secret Cravings Publishing
 
What reviewers are saying:
 
“…I completely adore the characters, their connections and the way Delight entwines Damien and Alicia by having such a tight connection from their past…” CBLS
 
Damien Dracon is back in Devon Falls, and he is about to woo the one lady he left three years ago. Family secrets and youthful pride forced him to give up the one good thing in his life: the love of Alicia Stevens. What he doesn’t expect is that Alicia has a secret of her own, and it may just tear them apart.

Can two former lovers find it in themselves to forgive one another and let love grow between them? Or will past secrets haunt them and tear them apart?

 
Teaser Excerpt:
 

The stars twinkled brightly in the night sky and with a full moon out, he decided to walk through town before heading home. A breeze ruffled his hair lightly as he sauntered down the street. A light on at the Dew Drop Café caught his gaze and a shadow walked past the window. He jogged lightly across the street and almost fell through the glass pane at the sight of Alicia, weaving her way around the cases. He watched the way she moved, fluid-like and with a grace that he could never find, no matter how hard he tried with the other women. Her red hair hung in a loose ponytail that he suddenly itched to take down. His eyes widened when her lush, voluptuous body had him aching to see her in all its natural glory. Hers was the most desirable body he had ever seen. The blood rushed to his cock, straining the front of his jeans.

He whistled softly. He never thought she would become a woman that looked so voluptuous and sexy! It was quite an eye-opener, especially when she bent over to clean the case of pastries and her jeans tightened around her rounded ass. Groaning at the vision in front of him, his blood burning with a need to possess her, Damien tried to still his racing lust. When he left her, she still had that coltish look of a young lady on the verge of womanhood. To see her like this, so lush and desirable, it made him sad to know he wasn’t the one to see her grow into being the woman he knew she could be. What man wouldn’t be lucky to have her as a mate and mother of his children?

Watching her dance to a tune only she could hear focused Damien’s attention on the way she moved. As he watched her dance around the cases and tables, he found himself longing to dance with her. Thinking how her body would curve around his made him shudder with a hot need that had him rock-hard and aching for something that he hoped he could experience again — if she didn’t kick him in the balls first and then toss him out the door.

The lights dimmed, and then went off. A moment later, he heard a car start and drive off. He sighed at the loneliness he felt even more acutely. Damien resumed walking, thoughts racing through his brain like a wildfire out of control. Why can’t I just go in and talk to her? Am I being an utter ass, thinking she will welcome me with opens arms? I have to see her, touch her, explain things, and hope she will forgive me enough to give us another try. This time I won’t leave her and fly to parts unknown. I will do whatever it takes for her to trust me again and give me another chance. I know I screwed up big time. But I am going to fight for her and the love I hope is still there.

 

Release Blitz for Weekend at Wilderhope Manor

Weekend at Wilderhope Manor by Lucy Felthouse is FREE from 27th – 31st October!

That’s right! Lucy Felthouse’s lesbian erotic story set over a Halloween weekend is FREE on Amazon UK and US from 27th – 31st October. Make sure to grab your copy, and tell all your friends!

Get it here: Amazon UK | Amazon US

Blurb:

When Stephanie and Jenny go to a Murder Mystery Halloween weekend at Wilderhope Manor, they’re expecting fun and games. But following creaky floorboards, spooky noises and an alarming encounter in the Manor’s grounds, the girls begin to wonder if there’s more to Wilderhope Manor than meets the eye. As they find frequent comfort in one another’s arms – and their bed – will the girls discover what’s causing the bumps in the night, or will they run scared?

Excerpt:

The car trundled up the long driveway, the crunching of gravel beneath tyres the only sound as Stephanie and her girlfriend, Jenny, peered out of the windows at their surroundings.

Even at dusk the tree-lined driveway was impressive with perfectly maintained parkland, spanning for acres on either side of it. As Stephanie steered the Fiesta around a bend in the track, they both gasped. Their destination, Wilderhope Manor, had come into view and it was stunning. The Tudor style property was huge, with no less than three frontages visible from where they were. Chimneys with intricately built patterns jutted into the darkening sky, with tangles of ivy climbing parts of the manor, giving the place an appearance that was both beautiful and foreboding.

Presently, the driveway opened out into a gravelled area, which as far as Stephanie could tell, doubled as a car park for the weekend. Stephanie manoeuvred into a spot between two vehicles and killed the engine. As she turned to Jenny, she jumped, startled. Her girlfriend had leaned in close, making a scary face with her hands mimicking claws.

“Are you ready to be scared out of your wits, young lady?” Jenny rasped, wiggling her eyebrows and fingers theatrically.

Stephanie shoved her playfully, laughing. “Come on, you silly cow. It’s a murder mystery weekend, not a monster hunt. There will be no ghosts, ghouls or vampires involved.”

Stephanie got out of the car and closed the door. She’d already popped open the boot and started unloading their bags before Jenny appeared alongside her, pouting petulantly.

“But it’s Halloween tomorrow,” Jenny insisted. “Anything could happen. The veil between the living and dead will be at its thinnest, and this place is meant to be swarming with ghosts.”

“If you say so, sweetheart,” she replied, rolling her eyes. She was used to Jenny’s crazy beliefs by now. “Grab your bags and let’s get inside. It’s cold. You got the tickets?”

Jenny nodded, brandishing her handbag in response. Jenny picked up her overnight bag as Stephanie slammed the boot lid before locking the car, then followed her toward the grand entrance to Wilderhope Manor.

* * *

A little while later, they were installed in their room. They’d each been handed a “Welcome Pack” by the staff member who had attended to them at Reception, which consisted of their itinerary and instructions for the weekend.

As they unpacked, she voiced one of the thoughts that had run through her head. “Have you ever noticed how places never bat an eye at two girls sharing a room, and yet, if it’s two guys, they automatically assume they’re gay?”

“They’ll soon change their tune when they see your outfit for tonight!” Jenny replied, grinning cheekily at her. “It screams ‘lesbian’ with every stitch!”

“Whatever do you mean, you saucy wench? Someone with girl parts dressing as a distinguished gentleman does not a lesbian make.”

“True, but I wonder what it’ll do to you? Perhaps it’ll work in reverse and turn you straight!”

Get it here: Amazon UK | Amazon US

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Lucy is a graduate of the University of Derby, where she studied Creative Writing. During her first year, she was dared to write an erotic story – so she did. It went down a storm and she’s never looked back. Lucy has had stories published by Cleis Press, Constable and Robinson, Decadent Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Evernight Publishing, House of Erotica, Ravenous Romance, Resplendence Publishing, Sweetmeats Press and Xcite Books. She is also the editor of Uniform Behaviour, Seducing the Myth, Smut by the Sea and Smut in the City. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9