Monday, April 27, 2009


It's Monday morning and and I am groaning with the blues as well as feeling as if I got in the way of a Mack Truck going seventy to my two. It's called a RT Hangover and while the aches and pains of too much fun and work jam packed into one week have me low, I am still flying high from a week of running wild at the 2009 Romantic Times Convention. From fantastic work shops that I shared with hot authors such as Rita Herron, Barry Eilser, Anna DeStefano, Patrice Michelle, Eden Robins, and Heather Graham. It was a crazy few days that I already miss despite the screaming feet. And this morning I have a special treat from one fabulous author that I had the pleasure of Meeting. S.J. DAY. You do not want to miss this to die for Urban Fantasy .

A Marked Novel

by Sylvia Day

Tor Books
April 28, 2009
ISBN: 9780765360410

Cursed by God, hunted by demons, desired by Cain and Abel... All in a day's work.
For Evangeline Hollis, a long-ago fling with a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks just became a disaster of biblical proportions. One night with a leather-clad man of mystery has led to a divine punishment: the Mark of Cain.
Thrust into a world where sinners are drafted to kill demons, Eve knows her learning curve must be short. A longtime agnostic, she begrudgingly maneuvers through a celestial bureaucracy where she is a valuable but ill-treated pawn. She's also become the latest point of contention in the oldest case of sibling rivalry in history...
But she'll worry about all that later. Right now she's more concerned with learning to kill while staying alive. And saving the soul she'd never quite believed she had.
Look for EVE OF DESTRUCTION and EVE OF CHAOS, both coming in June!



S.J. Day's resume includes a variety of odd jobs ranging from amusement park employee to Russian linguist/interrogator for the U.S. Army Military Intelligence. She's presently a full-time writer. A native Southern Californian, S.J. thinks there's no place like home, but she loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her to Japan, Holland, Germany, France, Mexico, Jamaica, and all over the United States. She's now hard at work on her next book.

"Exhilarating adventure in an edgy world of angels and demons highlights the opener of Day's Marked trilogy. Dynamic and vibrant, Eve is an impressive protagonist, and her fierce spirit and determination to make the best of her circumstances will keep readers enthralled." — Publishers Weekly
"Great characters and terrific storytelling in a hot-blooded adrenaline ride. A keep-you-up-all-night read."
-- Patricia Briggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"EVE OF DARKNESS is a sizzling, heart-pounding urban fantasy that thrilled and fascinated me from beginning to end. Eve is a smart, spirited heroine I won't soon forget!"
-- Jeri Smith-Ready, award-winning author of Wicked Game and Bad to the Bone

"Day, aka multitalented author Sylvia Day, explodes onto the urban fantasy scene with a new twist on the Cain and Abel story. It's dark, gritty and sexy to the max, so readers can be thankful the next chapter in this pulse-pounding series is only a month away!"
-- Jill M. Smith, RT BOOKreviews



Sunday, April 12, 2009


No Gerard and Lena weren't werewolves in the movie 300, but the legendary love, passion, and courage of King Leonidas and Queen Gorgo lit up the screen and delved into the hearts of everyone. It may be a story of Spartan Warriors conquering the evils of an invading Persian Army, but at the very core of the story 300 is a romance, a eternal love that knows bounds and boslters both the King and the Queen to fight for good and for love. This element is what drives my Shadowmen Series and can be seen as a papable force in the love that blind Warrior Navarre and oil heiress Marissa discover as they fight for their lives and their freedom. I hope that you will catch the Shadowmen Heat Wave and see why Romantic Times Book Review calls thier love "TENDER AND EMPOWERING"
The Countdown to the release of Bride of the Wolf continues ( only 16 Days left) there are some fantastic books out, blogs up, and parties to attend that I will be sharing with you over the next few weeks. This spring is jumping hot. First off, Lori Devoti is celebrating Dark Crusade by having a FULL MOON MADNESS on her blog,
Then Rebecca York continues her "Moon" series with
ETERNAL MOON by Rebecca York
In ETERNAL MOON Rebecca York creates a classic clash between good and evil–with a werewolf twist. Renata Cordona is the reincarnation of an ancient goddess. She and her lover have met again and again down through the ages–only to be destroyed by a demon bent on conquering the world. In her twenty-first century incarnation, Renata is a private detective.
As the book opens, Renata is on an undercover assignment to catch a serial killer who has been murdering female real estate agents, when she’s almost attacked by a pack of vicious dogs. They are chased off by a lone wolf who swiftly disappears. Then, out of nowhere, werewolf Jacob Marshall materializes, and his electrifying touch brings out all the sexual longings she’s repressed because everyone she has ever loved has died a horrible death. Is Jacob the key to breaking the ancient curse that hangs over them? Or will the evil stalking them down through the ages destroy them both–this time for all eternity?
Book trailer:
USA Today best-selling novelist, Rebecca York (aka Ruth Glick) is the author of over one hundred books She has authored or co-authored more than 50 romantic suspense novels and 20 romances. But she never thought she could become a writer because her horrible spelling earned her poor marks in English classes in high school. She married well–to a man who can spot a misspelled word from fifty paces. He proofreads all her manuscripts to make sure there are no typos or spellos.

Rebecca’s KILLING MOON was a launch book for Berkley’s new Sensation romance imprint in June 2003. EDGE OF THE MOON and WITCHING MOON followed. Her first Berkley novella was in CRAVINGS, with Laurell K. Hamilton. CRIMSON MOON, published in January 2005, was her 100th book. The eighth book in her Moon series, ETERNAL MOON, is out from Berkley in April 2009. For many years, she has also written Harlequin Intrigue’s very popular 43 Light Street series. Her next is MORE THAN A MAN, August 2009.
Her many awards include two RITA finalist books, two Lifetime Achievement Awards from Romantic Times, five NJRW Golden Leaf Awards and a Prism Award. Her Intrigue, NOWHERE MAN, was named by Affaire de Coeur as the best Contemporary Novel of 1998. THE SECRET NIGHT was ROMANTIC TIMES’ best Intrigue of 2006.
In a new twist on her long-running paranormal Moon series, York adds in an ancient battle between the powers of good and evil. As always, York delivers engaging plots with dynamic characters. Definitely one of the genre's best!
---Jill Smith, Romantic Times
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More to come this week. Hot guys, great stories, giveaways and lots of fun!
Happy Reading
Jennifer St. Giles

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


How goes it with everyone today? Are you having as difficult a hump day as I am?
LOL. Maybe we can find a few things to add a little fun into the mix. Here's a sight for sore eyes and gauranteed to ease any of Wednesday's woes. Let me introduce you to Jeremy, the model for Sam in the Kiss of Darkness (book is out now) trailer that will be coming soon. He will also be in the Mr. Romance Competition for the 2009 Romantic Times Convention in Orlando Florida. Let me know if you're going to be there to cheer him on. I will also be doing two great writing workshops this year at the RT Convention. On Wednesday April 22 in the morning I will be speaking about putting paranormal elements and twists into stories. Then on Thursday April 23 I wil be speaking about Creating the Ultimate page turner. Putting suspense and Conflict into novels. So if any would like a few pointers ahead of time don't hesitate to ask.
The Countdown for Bride of the Wolf is on! Just 20 days left. For those who would like a little taste: Blind and Injured Blood Hunter Navarre is kidnapped along with oil heiress Marissa Vasquez. Their bid for freedom, puts them into a deadly race for their lives as they become the hunted prey of two Vladarian Vampires and the evil Dr. Cinatas. Together Marissa and Navarre's spirits form a powerful link matched only by their passion. But can a mortal woman attain true love with a man who is half wolf? Or will their enemies steal their one chance at happiness?
I've heard the expression that it's in his kiss. Here's their first kiss.
Wrapped in a cocoon of warmth, Marissa snuggled closer and felt hair tickle her nose. She wiggled and shifted, wanting to sink back into the place of comfort and peace she’d been in, but unfamiliar sensations teased at her, the feel of strong arms holding her tightly, the solid beat of another’s heart close to hers, the gentle caress of warm fingers upon her face and her lips. They were dreamed for sensations and she sighed at the heavenly feel of them as heat tingled in every place her blood pulsed.
She moved closer, wanting more.
“You are awake?” The timbre of Navarre’s whisper, so close to her ear sent tiny shivers of pleasure everywhere.
Dios, you’re not dreaming!
“Navarre?” Marissa popped her eyes open and stared, stunned. Surely she had to be dreaming or dreaming that she wasn’t dreaming. She was in the truck. Shaded light streamed in through the window. She lay sprawled across Navarre’s lap facing him with her head resting in the crook of his shoulder, cushioning her from the hard door. Her legs stretched along the seat and into the floor. Her chest was pressed so tightly to his chest that she could feel the heat of him, the imprint of his amulet, and the beating of his heart as if there were nothing between them. Her palm rested upon the smooth, hot skin of his muscled arm that lay against the side of her breast as he caressed her face. Father Dom was nowhere in sight and Navarre was no longer a creature, but a man—a very large warrior with roughly hewn features, intense golden eyes, full parted lips, and a hard arousal pressing against her bottom.
“I hunger,” he said, her lips parted as he slid the pad of his finger along her bottom lip.
The dream was magical and perfect--heart-wrenching because Navarre was no longer this golden warrior, but a misshapen creature. Perhaps it was wrong of her even to imagine herself kissing him as he once had been, but she didn’t have the strength to deny herself. This one little moment in a dream wouldn’t hurt.
“Me, too,” she said then closed her eyes and brought her mouth to his, marveling at her imagination. His hand fell from exploring her face to rest against the swell of her breasts. Sensations exploded inside her that were so different from the ugliness and fear Herrera had thrust upon her, and she pressed herself eagerly to Navarre, needing something that she wasn’t sure how to express.
Marissa felt Navarre stiffen for a moment as if surprised; then he pressed his lips harder against hers and the stubble of his beard roughly brushed her skin. She fleetingly wondered why she would dream that but the thought was swept away by a hot wave of need. Her heart swelled and pounded, racing as wildly as the desire rushing through her.
Then…nothing. Wasn’t there more to a kiss?
She drew closer, moving her lips against his, wanting that more. He groaned, a deep rich sound expressing satisfaction greater than when he’d eaten the Snicker Bar. She automatically slid her free hand up his sculpted chest through the smattering of soft dark hair there then along his neck, relishing the sensual nuances of supple skin, burning heat, and hard man. She threaded her fingers through his silky short hair, sighing with utter pleasure at every sensation. Short?
Her eyes snapped open, bringing her fully awake from dreamland. Navarre the warrior she dreamed had long black hair to his shoulders. This Navarre had unevenly chopped hair, as if someone had taken a knife and sheared it off at an odd angle—like an old man wanting a toupee? Her gaze sought Navarre’s golden one. The fire in his eyes stopped her breath, making her feel as if she could drown in the molten pools, but his gaze was directed at some point a little down and to her right where her face had been when she’d first awaken. His hand at her breast was tentatively tapping up her neck like a blind person seeking an unfamiliar way.
This wasn’t a dream. This was real. Navarre was no longer a hairy, clawed creature with fangs, but he was still blind. How was it possible? Where was her brother? Was his fever worse? Where was Father Dom?
She backed away, flooded with questions and mortified over her forwardness in kissing him.
“Dios, I’m sorry!” she cried.
Navarre frowned. “Why? Was that not pleasurable for you?”
“Yes, but—”
“Good. This hunger grows like a fire that must be allowed to rage. You taste better than Snicker or Twinkie.” He slid his hand up her neck to her chin and brought his lips back to hers, hitting the corner of her mouth. Then he quickly dragged his mouth to perfectly fit hers. His hips shifted, pressing his arousal tighter to her bottom and she gasped, losing her thoughts to his sensual need. His tongue brushed over her lips, tasting her like he did the cream from the Twinkie and he moaned with pleasure.
Her heart flipped. She opened her mouth wider. His tongue swept over her lips again. This time she brought the tip of her tongue to his, wanting to taste him. He responded by delving his tongue deeper into her mouth in a wild seeking of hers. Her stomach clenched and fire of desire exploded inside her. This was the more! She needed to feel him everywhere against her. She wanted nothing between them.
“Madre de Dios! What is this…this…abomination?”
Marissa jerked away from Navarre to find Father Dom starring at her in horror. He had a wet cloth in his hands and a damp face, clearly having just refreshed himself. She blinked at him, desperately trying to find her wits and her voice.
“What is wrong? Is there danger?” Navarre tensed. Shifting and sliding his hand, blindly searching, he landed on her breast. An electric jolt went right to Marissa’s sex and a hot rush of embarrassment heated her face.
“Have you forgotten that you’re a married woman, Señora Herrera?” Father Dom asked.
More to come later. Until then, Happy Reading!

Sunday, April 05, 2009


BRIDE OF THE WOLF by Jennifer St. Giles.
Coming April 28th, 2009.
Picking right up where last month's Kiss of Darkness left off, this novel's action moves to Belize. The story is divided into several different threads, each filled with danger, treachery and suspense. The love story between the major protagonists is tender and empowering, for they truly need each other if they are to survive. St. Giles also throws a potential new twist into the story arc that looks promising. The Shadowmen series just keeps getting better!
Summary: During the assault on the town of Twilight, Marissa Vasquez and blind Shadowman Navarre were taken captive by Vladarian vampire Herrera in a bid to gain control of Marissa's wealth and controlling shares in SINCO. Now a power struggle is brewing between the evil vampires, which means several plots are under way. Navarre is wounded and blind in this world; his only hope of saving Marissa is by calling his wolf spirit. HOT—Jill M. Smith 4 STARS
This past week the Shadowmen had a hot Blog party with Gena Showalter's Lord of the Underworld. It was a dream of a spring fling! Congratulations to all of the winners! But the Shadowmen Heat Wave continues! This week post for your chance to win an ARC of both Kiss of Darkness and Bride of the Wolf.
Today's Hot Couple are Harmony and Bruce! The Models who will be featured in the Book Trailer for Bride of the Wolf that will be coming soon! The photographer Annette Batista does fantastic work. And you will be seeing more and more of her hot pictures.
NOW FOR GROUND BREAKING NEWS!! ROMANCE's FIRST GRAPHIC E-BOOKS will be available by April 30, 2009. Just think... Steamy stories with pictures too!
These upcoming releases through and written by Jennifer Saints (aka Jennifer St. Giles are titled Wild Irish and Smooth Irish. Jesse, Jackson, Jared, and James Weldon are Southern Bad Boys that grew up on the wrong side of the railroad tracks in Savannah, Geogia, but that doesn't stop them from sweeping women off their feet or turning the town on its ear.
Now go tell your friends and if you want to be put on the contact list for these super hot visual delights send an email to
Excerpts coming soon so check back!
Happy Reading
Jennifer St. Giles

Thursday, April 02, 2009


Good Morning! Continuing to Celebrate this week a number of great things! First off Kiss of Darkness is on and the review is fangtastic!
Continuing the battle of good vs. evil that began in Touch a Dark Wolf, this book is the story of Emerald Linton and Sam Sheridan, two characters who have figured prominently in the first two books of the Shadowmen series.

Six years ago, Emerald Linton and her young daughter, Megan barely escaped with their lives after Emerald’s husband succumbed to the evil infection of a Vladarian vampire bite and tried to kill them. They remained in hiding until nine months ago when a vision led them to Twilight, Tennessee – a mystical mountain town with a prevailing sense of goodness. For a woman with Emerald’s special abilities, Twilight seemed the perfect place to raise her daughter and make a stand against the evil that she knew would eventually find them. She wasn’t looking for a man to complicate matters but Emerald hadn’t counted on Sheriff Sam Sheridan. Sexual sparks flew between Sam and Emerald the first day she hit town and have only intensified since then but Sam has no intention of acting on his desire for the Irish spitfire. Plagued by nightmares and flashbacks, Sam knows his soul has been irrevocably damaged by the sadistic drug lord who held him captive and cruelly tortured him for two years. He refuses to get close to someone he could possibly hurt during a flashback to that horrific time in the Belize jungle but fate has other plans for Sam and Emerald.

A former soldier, Sam is a take charge, no nonsense man who six months ago would have sworn on his life that vampires were a figment of someone’s imagination and sexy Emerald was nothing more than a flaky, telephone sex therapist who drove him crazy with desire. But that was before spiritual warriors who morphed into wolves showed up in his town, Emerald and her daughter had strange visions that proved startlingly accurate and Sam led a rescue mission to the jungles of Belize that ended with him being bitten by the same man who had held him captive - sadistic Vladarian vampire, Luis Vasquez. Now demonic forces from Hell and Earth are gathering near Twilight for the coronation of Cinatas, the new Vladarian leader whose goal is to rule the world and Sam finds himself battling demons and vampires while slowly losing his ability to control the violence and overpowering sexual hunger invading his soul. As the evil in Twilight strengthens so does the vampire infection in Sam and he finds himself in a race against time to save the citizens of his town and the woman and child he has grown to love before the evil coursing through his veins overtakes his innate goodness and turns Sam into a monster who could destroy them all.

In her new series, St. Giles has created a complex, fascinating world where evil vampires live and work among us, holding positions of influence, wealth and power, and seductive, shape shifting spirit warriors move easily between the spirit realm and Earth, battling to save mankind from the evil that threatens both their world and ours. She leaves no doubt who the bad guys are in these stories. They are ruthless, sadistic monsters who revel in their depravity with chilling delight. Conversely, her heroes are brave warriors who will fight to the death to protect the women they love - strong, intelligent women who willingly battle just as fiercely to protect their men. Though one couple is the primary focus of each book in the series and achieves their HEA by the end of their book, there is an ongoing, overlying story arc and an ensemble cast of complex, multi-layered characters (both good and bad) who figure prominently in all of the books.
I strongly recommend reading this series in order: Touch a Dark Wolf, The Lure of the Wolf, Kiss of Darkness.

Now, if you havent discovered her yet! You need to meet paranormal romance's hot new star! Larissa Ione.
Her newest is out and it's a must read
Pleasure Unbound!
In a place where ecstasy can cost you your life…

She’s a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure—but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.

Two lovers will dare to risk all.

Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his desire to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable—and let Tayla possess him, body and soul…

Two days left in the Shadowmen and Lords of the Underworld Blog party! Lots of great prizes on Friday!

Happy Reading
Jennifer St. Giles