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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sun Shift Ch. 1

*Max's name got changed to Cali. I'm weird like that.





Sun Shift


Chapter One


Cali purred and stretched, the sun warming his fur, the rock beneath him toasty as well. There was nothing quite like being able to lie outside and relax. Ever since he’d built the privacy fence around his land—and that had cost a pretty penny-- he’d been learning to let himself enjoy being in his lion form again.

It’d taken years to get to the point where he could afford to retire and have Southern Sun, his den and what he considered his own personal fortress, built. At forty-two, Cali knew he was lucky to be able to have accomplished as much as he had. Even so, he wasn’t done. His eleven hundred acres would serve another purpose besides giving him a place to shift. It was his personal Garden of Eden, but he intended to share it with other feline shifters-- lions and jaguars, ocelots and leopards—they were all shrinking in numbers and needed a safe place.

Guilt pricked at him. Okay. All shifters. I’ll share it with all shifters, and I won’t even eat any of the prey-type ones.

With hunting, pesticides, global warming, and all the other man-made and natural catastrophes that had been occurring in the last century, shifter species were going extinct far too often. The fact that they couldn’t reproduce with humans didn’t help. If shifters and humans could have children together, children that could in turn shift, who knew what the world would be like?

Then again, if humans knew about shifters, they’d kill all of them, or shifters would have to take over.

Cali grumbled. Humans would nuke the entire planet before they let that happen. There was, to Cali’s way of thinking, a reason shifters and humans couldn’t reproduce together. Exposure to humans would result in the annihilation of one or both species.

Hell, look at what they’ve done to us without knowing we exist!

He stretched again, then yawned. As good as it felt to laze about, he did need to eat, and while he loved being in his lion form, hunting down prey was something he wasn’t going to get started on.

Despite the acreage he owned, if he shipped in deer and other such meals to be hunted, people would begin to talk. It was better to shift and eat as a man rather than risk anymore suspicion than he’d already garnered when he’d put the fence all the way around his property.

Besides, there was that whole not hunting other shifters. Cali had a pretty good handle on his lion, but he wasn’t going to test his cat by tempting it with any kind of prey.

Eventually, he might apply to have the land designated a wildlife reserve. Cali hadn’t decided whether that would be wise or not. It would depend on how many shifters found Southern Sun.

To that end, he could only hope the scent markers he’d left behind would be effective. A shifter would be able to tell what species he was, what gender, age— all the most pertinent information-- and could track Cali to Southern Sun. Then, he’d begin building his pride, and offering refuge to those who needed it.

It was a good plan, a workable plan. The other shifters would come. He purred as he imagined other species of felines sunning with him. It’d be shifter nirvana.

Okay, maybe I’m going too far there. It’ll be damned nice, though.

He couldn’t wait.

He had to wait.

Cali licked at his paw as he told himself to be patient.

He hated being patient.

He’d waited a long time to have his sanctuary, though. And he’d been waiting for his mate since he’d learned that there was, hopefully, one out there in the world, waiting for him.

Sometimes, the statistics depressed him. How were he and his mate to ever find each other? Maybe if he’d been born in a shifter-populated area, he and his mate would have encountered each other long ago.

He knew very few mated pairs. His parents had been mates, and they’d died together under circumstances Cali couldn’t bear to think about. Still, they were the extent of his experience with mated pairs.

Now he was depressing himself. The warm sunlight wasn’t doing its job of making him into a contented puddle of fur. He was supposed to be relaxing, not stressing out over…life. Things. The looming and statistically likely chance of spending his life without his mate.

Crap.

Well, at least he wasn’t hungry anymore.

His stomach growled, startling him into opening his eyes. Okay, he was still hungry.

Cali sat up and shifted. He stood and stretched all over again, working out the kinks that came with transforming from one thing into another. He idly scratched at his chest. It always itched after he shifted, and he didn’t know why. He had chest hair, but that didn’t explain it since he had hair other places, too.

Okay, his balls itched, too. He gave them a rub. Better. Cali took his time walking inside. He hated leaving the sunlight, but his stomach rumbled again and there were a couple of slabs of raw beef waiting for him inside. He’d left them to warm on the butcher block he’d had installed just for raw meats. Cali liked his warm, though he could eat it cold. Or cooked. His preference was for raw meat, however. Now he could indulge himself.

At least he’d cut it up and not just tear into it. He was in his human form, after all, and he tried to act the part at all times lest he screw up out in public and give himself away.

Cali glanced at his reflection in the mirrored hallway. He looked good for his age—shifter genetics, yaaassss!— with thick, golden blond hair that just reached his shoulders, and rather leonine features. Thank the gods his eyes were just dark enough to pass for a shade of brown rather than gold like his Dad’s had been. Gold irises were difficult to conceal.

No. Not going there. Cali winked at himself then wrinkled his nose. He hated to admit it, but he was a little lonely.


“Well, I must be if I’m flirting with myself.” He shook his head. He just had to be patient. Damn it.







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New Story Coming Soon!

I have to finish my edits on Mr. April, then I'll get the brand-spankin' new installment up!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Winner! Blog Story Announcement! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! ***NSFW PICS***

Happy Valentine's Day, y'all! I know it's a made-up holiday, but I love that it stands for love, or at least, I choose to believe that's what it stands for. Thank you all for sharing in this journey with me, writing and reading about love that will endure all the trials and tribulations life throws at my guys. 











Okay, tallied up the votes, and Max the shelter shifter won overwhelmingly, so Max it is. I will be writing at least one of the other stories on the side; Craig's story will gut me so I'm not sure if I should tackle that one yet.

Now, on to the $10 Amazon GC winner, chosen via Random.org, congratulations to:

Theresa! Hey, and you voted for the Max story, too :D Theresa, please email me at itsbaileybradford@yahoo.com with your amazon-linked email so I can get your GC sent to you.

Thank you to everyone for playing. I hope y'all will enjoy Max's story.

Much love
***huggz***











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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Happy Tuesday! Pride and Totally Bound Releases!

I hope y'all are having a fantastic week!

Today at Pride, there's a new book out by the wonderfully talented Samantha Cayto!



Blood Dance by Samantha Cayto

Blood Dance Blurb:

What lurks in the dark is not always a monster. Sometimes it’s your deepest desire.
A thousand years ago, Alex captained an alien ship that crashed on Earth. Stranded, he has tried to keep his men together while forging a new life. He’s locked into a never-ending war with mutinous crewmembers that makes unsuspecting humans collateral damage. That humans mistake them as vampires is all to the good. Humans are still not ready to learn that aliens live among them. Alex has finally found some peace running a private club, but the memories of a human—loved and lost—keeps him alone.
Quinn Cooper was kicked out of his family when he came out as gay. Having traveled to Boston, he takes a job in Alex’s club. His boss and the men around him are large, scary and hard to ignore—as is his instant attraction to Alex. Becoming involved with the boss is always tricky. There’s something about Alex, however, that’s too sexy and compelling to ignore.
Knowing that seducing the vulnerable and virginal Quinn is a bad idea, Alex tries to keep his distance. He’s also trying to protect the boy and everyone else when the traitorous crew once more stirs up trouble. Alex’s and Quinn’s growing attraction leads Quinn closer to the frightening truth of whose bed he shares, while putting him in unfathomable harm’s way. Alex has to find a path forward to end the alien war for good or risk losing another love.
Reader advisory: This book contains scenes of non-consensual sex and torture.


And over at Totally Bound, the incredible Desiree Holt has a Valentine's short up, and it looks deliciously hot!





Blurb for Cupid's Shaft:

A freezing winter’s night, a hot stranger and a sexy female with erotic plans. One scorching Valentine’s Day coming right up.
When Jessie Rawlins’ boyfriend dumps her just before Valentine’s Day, she ends up by herself at her isolated cabin in Maine with all the trappings for the holiday—including a bag of kinky toys—and no one to celebrate with. Then a snow storm dumps gorgeous Riley Malone on her front porch. Running from a broken relationship as well as a business partnership gone bad, Riley thought his good luck had run out. Until fate—and Cupid—strands him at Jessie’s cabin.
What woman hasn’t fantasized about having a sexy, handsome stranger come out of nowhere and rock her world? When Riley shows up on her doorstep, frozen half to death, Jessie knows exactly how to warm him up. But will Riley want to play along with the games she’d planned for her Valentine’s celebration? A night of hot, sizzling, erotic sex answers that question. But what will happen when the day for lovers is over, the storm is gone and it’s time for him to be on his way? Will he take a piece of Jessie’s heart with him, or will Cupid’s arrow strike them both?
Reader Advisory: This book was previously released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Totally Bound Publishing.


Happy reading to y'all! 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Don't forget to vote!

Don't forget to vote for the blog story you want to read next! All voters will be entered in a contest to win a $10 Amazon GC! The blog story blurbs are:


Blurbs for blog stories:

In the heavier angst column, we have:


As a survivor of the AIDS epidemic, Craig Thompson has lost more than any person should ever have to. His family disowned him, too many of his friends died, and his fears have isolated him through the years. When his best friend passes away after a long battle with cancer, Craig finds himself more alone than ever before. 
In the midst of all the pain, Craig comes to realize he must work through the tragedies of his past, and try to embrace the future with hope rather than despair. 

**This is a story that I’ve thought about for over ten years, and is based on someone I love very much who passed away from AIDS in the late ‘90’s. I wish he was still here, and imagine him laughing and talking with me, living the life he should have had. This doesn’t mean I’m urging y’all to pick it, I’m just explaining the basis for it. 
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James Allen is a shifter in a world where they are hunted for sport. Humans seek to eradicate them as a species and there are no laws to protect shifterkind. James tries to hide among humans, but the development of a new tool that detects shifters sends him on the run. He’s lost his family and friends—even the human ones, because once they learn what he is, they want him dead—and the losses will continue if he lets himself get close to anyone. 

When he encounters his worst nightmare—an armed human in the wilds of the Colorado Rockies—James is certain his life is over. 

But is it? Or is a change coming that will shake the rules and world?
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A deadly virus is spreading across the planet, wiping out entire civilizations. It seems to have come out of nowhere, and nothing has been effective against it. 

As people panic and the governments flounder, one man sits back and watches, waiting for his time to come. When it does, those who survive the plague will be his to command. 

Leon Chambers was just an everyday joe, working at a blue-collar job and trying to get by. Then the people he loves get sick. Then they die. All around him, Death stakes its claim. 

Yet Leon and a handful of other people survive. When Leon goes in search of answers, he never expects to find love—or a secret that could cost him, and his lover, their lives. 
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In the future, clones are how humans are reproduced. It’s discovered that people can be cloned, and this of course caused a big political and religious melt down, until certain people were cloned, then it became the law—humans can’t just breed. If they live good lives, and don’t commit crimes (or if they’re filthy rich and can get away with it) they are cloned, and their kids raise them, then if their kids die, those kids are cloned, and the parents raise them, and on and on. The only way anyone gets to have a kid is in vitro and incubated in a lab, all new life if some one who’d been cloned is deemed unworthy of cloning. Their lives end, and a new one begins. Some families are evil and set their cloned relative up to take the fall for murder etc so s/he can’t be cloned again. Rich people get away with everything. So on and so on.



Lower angst, maybe. Maybe not. 

Wolves rule the world, or shifters do. Humans are enslaved and hunted for fun or whatever, because they fucked up the world. The only way a human is safe is if a shifter claims him or her, and shifters can do that without consent of the human. Humans have virtually no rights, but one shifter, and one man, will work to change that. 

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Max is a lion shifter tired of hiding who and what he is, but as a shifter, he has to keep part of himself hidden from humans. When he has had all he can take of living a lie, he purchases some land and sets about creating a shifter shelter. He hopes to draw his mate to him, and leaves scent trails for that potential mate, and other shifters, so they can find the shelter and sanctuary. 

When the first shifter arrives, injured, ill, and battered, Max is ashamed of the disappointment he feels. He’d hoped for a lion, a predator like himself--for his mate-- to come to him. Instead, he’s got a skittish bit of prey, and a whole lot of trouble. *This would likely be a series with new arrivals at the refuge having their own stories. 
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All Eddie ever wanted was to be a cowboy. But his family had to sell the ranch after his dad passed away and all the hidden debts were exposed. Eddie dropped out of college and worked his way up to manager of a specialty grocery store, and he long ago let go of his dreams. 
Then a tall, handsome, Stetson-wearing man, smelling of leather and horses, asks to speak to the manager. The attraction is instant, and Eddie does something he’s never done before, there in his office with the cowboy. It’s a one-time thing, but Eddie’s dreams resurface to haunt him, just like the cowboy’s blue eyes do.

It’s too bad he didn’t get the cowboy’s number. Eddie knows he’ll never see the man again. 

But he does, on TV, when he’s watching the National Finals Rodeo, and what happens that night might just change his world. 
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A cop and a firefighter walk into a bar…sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it isn’t. The rivalry between the police department and fire department is legendary in the town of Collins, Texas. Every year, they compete at baseball, basketball, football, and even the PD/FD rodeo. 

Fraternizing isn’t a thing. Except two men walk into a bar, and one of them is new to town. 


Think of the trouble they can cause for themselves and their departments. 



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Or I wing it and hope for the best, lol! 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Author Katze Snow!

Katze Snow is a wonderful author, and if you haven't yet checked out her Demons and Wolves series, here's a peek at why you might just want to pick up the first two books in the series now :D






Buy Link: Broken In Silence


Broken In Silence Blurb:

 Tannerian Wulfric is a leader—a strong alpha who bows to no-one, especially those who try to undermine his authority.

When an opportunity arises, he grabs it with both hands and lets nothing get in his way. Trouble is, his brother has been caught in the crossfire of glorious retribution, and Tanner is in need of assistance.

For many years, Alex Jonas has lived his life in peace. But when fate lands him in the hands of his ex-lover and alpha, he finds himself in the centre of a feud he never knew existed, and must immerse himself in ways he had never imagined. One chance encounter, one night, and everything comes crashing down around him. Alex must fight for his life while Tanner fights for one thing and one thing only—vengeance, which has never tasted sweeter.
Can Tanner avenge his family’s death without spilling more blood? Or will his inner demon tear apart everything he has worked for, and lose the man who owns his heart? 






Within These Depths Blurb:

Tanner is so close to his revenge that he can almost taste it. With an unusual brand of negotiation skills under his belt, he has everything he needs. Now all that stands between him and destroying Elijah Ravenhill is a dangerous mission into the depths of Hell. Accompanied by his guides, he will enter where loyalties and souls are tested, and few ever return.

Newly mated Alex just wants to keep his loved ones safe. In the sprawling grandeur of Wulfric Manor, he finally has his family under one roof, even if it may only be temporary, and his dreams of having something normal seem to be within reach. Yet what’s normal for the wolf is torture for the prey, and chaos descends on Alex with one mysterious phone call. 

Can Alex have all he ever dreamed of without sacrificing his life? Will Tanner put an end to Elijah once and for all, or will his revenge go up in smoke within the fires of hell itself?

Warning: Within These Depths is the highly anticipated sequel to Broken in Silence: Demons and Wolves Series, and things are really heating up. This story is NOT a typical romance and it's not intended for those who seek a HEA. It cannot be read as a standalone. As with book one, hold on to your knickers, because it's going to be one hell of a ride. Oh, and just because I like to keep my readers on their toes, book 2 ends in a cliffhanger. You're welcome!


Beautiful artwork!



About Katze Snow:

Katze Snow never learned when to shut up. Food and coffee are what encourage Katze to function in a semi-normal, sort of socially acceptable way. Doses of sarcasm and sass are what she lives for, and her wolf, Kiba, who is Katze's little furbaby. She's been writing since she was a child, but finally published her debut novel, Alpha's Bane, in Autumn 2016.

While Katze also writes MF, MM is where her heart truly lies. Her writing is dark, gritty, and takes satire to a whole new level. Come and join her! But be warned: Katze likes her men dark, twisted and all kinds of messed up, and she hopes you do too.  

When Katze's not writing, she's working for a top secret, underground organisation, or taming wolves.

You can find Katze here:

Katze's Amazon Author Page
Katze's FaceBook
Katze's Website
Katze's Pinterest
Katze's Twitter