Monday, May 28, 2012

Alpha Moon Sneak Peek!


Today we have an exclusive sneak peek at ALPHA MOON, the novella companion to CAGED MOON from the male lead's POV!!


Chapter 1

My breath came fast as I bounded through the thick underbrush of the wooded preserve. Night cast its veil over the forests of Maplefield, leaving only instinct and scent my guides. It felt fantastic. Only the soft pad of my paws on the crisp fallen leaves echoed across the still autumn air, repeating a rhythmic mantra in my ears. Run. Run.

The others had fallen behind me, lost somewhere in the cacophony of trees, but I could care less. They’d have to deal. I needed to breathe. Playing Alpha to a group of pups after a hundred years was wearing. I never wanted this. I never asked to be…human, and the truth was, I hated it.

Nobody knew this. This was one of the things I kept locked away. I blocked a lot out. I had to. No one could know how alone I really felt, or how much I missed…

Pain threatened to engulf my chest, even in wolf form. No, I wouldn’t think about the past. In my mind, Aaron was dead. It had to stay that way, or I wouldn’t be able to do what I had to do, and my pack needed me.

I didn’t fail him. He made his own choice. The safety of the pack was eminent.
I picked up my pace, anything to drown out the montage of thoughts torturing my mind, but guilt, unrelenting with its venom, haunted me, and I wanted to scream.

“Aaron, what’s wrong?” My voice, young, had the urgency of a twelve year old child. Aaron lay huddled on the hard wood floor beside his bed, his knees tucked to his chest as he shook. His body trembled with the change, flickering in and out of a partial wolf-like appearance and that of a small human boy. Streaks of dirty tear trails marked his face. “What happened?”

“I want to go…home,” he said, his words choked.

“What’d he do to you?” Fear and anger gripped me, knowing Thomas, the man who took us in, did this. The day I call him father, will be the day I pour acid on myself and smile. The brief terror that he watched, made me pause, and I looked around the small cabin bedroom where my brother and I slept.

Rough log-cut bunk beds sat to the side of the room, and one shared dresser perched crudely under the single windowsill. A low flood of light trailed in through the panes landing just shy of Aaron’s sneakers. Everything else was stark and unwelcome in Thomas’ eyes. Even a sock hanging over a drawer asked for a beating. The man was military and a machine.

I wish he never found us. I’d have rather starved in the woods. I think Aaron would agree.

“Nothing,” Aaron said, running the back of his hand across his face to wipe the evidence away, but even at twelve, I knew better.

“You’re hurt. Let me help you.”

“You can’t help me!” Aaron screamed, kicking his feet out and scrambling away from me. “Just leave me alone.” His breath came in ragged compressions and his words hurt. I wanted to help him. “You don’t know what it’s like. It’s different with you. He likes you.”

I shook my head. “Don’t say that.” I hate him. I hate what he’s done to you.

“Just stay away from me. I wish everyone would just leave me alone,” he cried, when I caught the right side of his face in the streaming light, and everything in me fell. His eye had blossomed with black and blue veins, and purple fingerprints encircled his neck.

“I’m going to get us out of here,” I said, numbness protecting me with my reserve. “I promise.”

Branches whipped at my face as I sliced my claws down into the hard ground, wishing that would take away the guilt and anger that assaulted me. Why? Why all of it? My chest heaved as I skidded to a stop on the edge of the woods and let out a loud, longing howl that resonated across the dark forest, and vibrated through my soul.

A moment later, my Pack echoed back. It made me smile. They were my family now. No matter what, I wouldn’t fail them. I couldn’t, even if it meant sacrificing other things. Their protection came first. They needed me.

I was their Alpha.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer Magic - #1

Summer Magic

Welcome to the first Summer Magic Post! Summer magic is a weekly book chat (Tuesday Nights) about what we are all reading. Please feel free to share your reads in the comments and/or ask about hooking up blogs for tag backs.:)

What have I been reading this week?

Right now, I am on page 267 of Becca Fitzpatrick's YA novel, Silence.

Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)

(Book #3 of the Hush Hush Series)

Special Note: ~I will try not to include too many spoilers for those who have not picked up the other two books. If you haven't read them, I do recommend the books. I LOVED the first book, the second one - while a rocky ride, challenged me, and so far, I'm LOVING book 3.~

Silence opens up right in the middle of action. Nora, our heroine, just escaped her kidnappers, appearing almost mystically in her hometown graveyard. Yeah! She's home! All's well, right? Wrong. Nora's memories have been wiped. She can no longer remember anything from the last five months, including our smexy hero, and love interest, Patch.

The strange thing is, her mother, and best friend, Vee, don't seem to remember him either. Someone's not the telling the truth, but why?

This book is crazy intense because as the reader, you know all the history, so when we find Nora running into strange men named Scott, her mom dating Hank, and Marcie (the only one who remembers Patch) saying he was her summer fling, we are like OMG NO!!! Don't do it!! Lmao, okay fan girl moment, but read it, you'll see what I mean. ;)

I'm not going to give it all away, but I'm finding this book a really fun read. I feel like I'm on one of 'Delphic Amusement Park's' thrill rides, as Nora weaves the pieces of her memories back....hopefully in time to save the day. And believe me, there's a big day, needing to be saved. ;)

P.S. Patch is also still hot. ;)

I will definitely update on my final thoughts on how it ends, when I finish the read. Can't wait!!


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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Summer Magic

Now that summer is here, well, almost here. I'm starting up a fun little segment of my blog called, SUMMER MAGIC.  (special thanks to Rox Alvarado for the wonderful idea. Check out her blog, she rocks!)

Summer Magic


Okay, so what is this?

Summer Magic is going to be a weekly post (Tuesdays) where we can all talk about what we are reading for the summer. Yes, everyone can join in on this, and the more the merrier. NO SPOILERS, please. If you have a blog and would like to link up for Summer Magic, please let me know and we can compile a linked group list. I'm in the works of making up a button as we speak. ;)

Now, I can't guarantee I'll have a whole book read every week. I'm writing too. :P But, every week, I will post for Summer Magic telling you about what I'm reading, where I am in the book, and my thoughts. This will also be a great place to share summer reading ideas, and get to know perhaps some great new authors out there as well. :) The first official Summer Magic Post, will be next Tuesday.

Here is my Summer Magic Reading List (so far *winks*)

1. Silence, by Becca Fitzpatrick (in the middle of now, so need to finish first)

2. Stained, by Ella James

3. City of Lost Souls, by Cassandra Claire

4. The Immortal Rules, by Julie Kagawa

5. Winter's Passage, by Julie Kagawa

6. Nightshade, by Andrea Cremer

7. Captivated, by Deb Apodaco

8. Pure, by Jennifer Armentraut

Thursday, May 10, 2012


CAGED MOON (Book #1 of the Caged Moon Trilogy) has now released it's second edition, containing edits, and additional information on the trilogy!

*Waits for everyone to sit down* :P

In honor of the new edition, CAGED MOON is going to be FREE, yes, FREE on kindle for ONE DAY ONLY!! At midnight tonight 5/11/12, it will go free for Friday only. :D

Grab your free copy HERE


As you can see, I've also revamped this blog/site. Please feel free to check out all the new links and information, and let me know what you think?! :D



Monday, May 7, 2012

Werewolves Oh, My

In the theme of werewolves, I bring to you a little guilty pleasure of mine. ;)

Teen Wolf Is Back!!

(Well, technically it will BE back on Sunday, June 3rd)

But wow, does this look good. I can't wait to see what happens next! Check out the trailer...

Stiles is still my favorite character. Even though he isn't one of the werewolves, I think he is just awesome and makes the show. What are your thoughts?? :D

Saturday, May 5, 2012

CONTEST - Autographed Poster!!

Hey, everyone!

I've decided to host one of my first real contests on here. Just recently, I received some really cool CAGED MOON posters in the mail! Of course, what would be better than to give one away! :D

Posters are 8 1/2 x 11 inches and will be autographed.

(I apologize. Photo came out a little dark. Poster is lighter and the exact image of the book cover)

Rules and How to Enter Contest:

1. The winner of this contest will be determined by the best 'look alike' picture, fan art, etc. of one or several of the characters from Caged Moon. This can include actor look-alikes, drawings, or photo manipulation/any kind of fan art. Any one, or more of the characters from Caged Moon may be used.

2. Email me all entries to: by the closing date of May 19th for consideration. That gives us two weeks from today.

3. Winner must supply mailing information to receive autographed poster.

4. On May 20th, the winner will be announced and their pic posted for all to see.

5. Depending on the number of entrants, I may have a runner up/ honorable mentions as well. ;)

So let's see those creative, hot wolfboy pics of Liam, Aaron, and the gang!! I can't wait to see your interpretations!! :D

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Happy Wednesday or Not :P

Hey everyone!

I'd say happy Wednesday, except my water heater busted today and my place flooded. lol But that aside, I've got some interesting news to share.

CAGED MOON is now officially being made into a trilogy.

"Say what??"

Yes, guys! A TRILOGY!!!  

~whispers~ The pack's a little in shock.

It'll be cool, guys. Trust me. ~winks~

As you can see above on the links, a page has been added for updates and info on da-du-du-du-daaaa - LUNAR PASSING, Book 2 of the Caged Moon Trilogy!! More info to come.


I'd also like to tell you about an AMAZING chance to read a great YA Paranormal Novel by Ella James. Her novel, STAINED, will be FREE on amazon TOMORROW!! If you haven't read her work, go grab yourself a copy. HERE! 

After a fire destroys seventeen-year-old Julia’s home and kills her foster parents, she chases the half-demon responsible across the country and back, determined to avenge her family and discover why a host of celestial baddies want her dead. With Julia is enigmatic hottie - Cayne, who has his own score to settle with the half-demon, and who might be just as dangerous as the creature he and Julia hunt.