Friday, May 25, 2012

Interview with Diana Castilleja

We have Diana Castilleja here today to talk about herself and her wonderful books! Drop a comment below to have a chance to win a pdf copy of her book Resurrection. Tell us a little bit about yourself. 

 Wolf Brother's Legacy: Resurrection

WR: What do you write? Why?

Well, I’m a SAHM, been writing since August of 2004, with some serious ups and downs. I write just about anything that strikes my fancy, aside from Horror or Historical. Can’t do the first and the second… Well, a caterwauling feline would do a better job than my interpretation of Historical. I like being able to write what inspires me, from paranormal to suspense to erotic. I like digging into the characters to get them real in the stories.

WR: If you could be any one of your characters, who would you choose?
Any one, huh? Honestly, that’s just too hard to narrow down. I like a lot of my characters and feel strongest about the whomever I’m working on at that time. I’d love to envision myself in some of their lives, but as just one? How about just one who doesn’t have to do dishes or laundry. I’d totally be that person. LOL!

WR: What is your creative process like? Do you need music to write? Silence?

Usually, I can sit and write, but I get distracted by the evil that is Facebook. I really like the Zynga games. Bad, bad, distraction there. I listen to music a lot if I’m not alone. It drowns out the others in the house who have to listen to the TV too loud, or the boy screaming at his video game when it doesn’t go his way. I don’t typically need music or silence to work, though. It sure doesn’t hurt though to have my ears plugged! 

WR: What is a guilty pleasure of yours?

Going to get my nails done. It’s the only thing I really consider a “me” splurge. I’m usually alone for a few hours of no house stuff, no work stuff, no child stuff, and definitely no man stuff. haha.

WR: What inspires you?
Usually what I’m reading, or if someone pops up and says “Any takers for ____ (Insert book theme idea). Yeah, I’m the idiot who always volunteers for those even I don’t have a single clue of what I could write about. Somehow I manage to pull a book out of thin air.

WR: What is one of your worst pet peeves?
Messing with dialogue. Do NOT tamper with dialogue. Now if it’s a you’re/your deal, that’s totally okay, but if characters say ain’t it’s because they say it! *deep breath* That’s on the personal side. On the reader side of things: I hate getting a book that’s been poorly edited. It shows very little commitment from the author and/or publisher. Mistakes happen, even in the most nitpicked book. But not every page, or more. It usually won’t keep me from buying again, but I’m way more cautious about it.

WR: Describe what a perfect day would be for you.

No family interruptions, sleeping in late, having someone cook for me and clean up their mess. Hours and hours of uninterrupted writing/reading/goofing off, at will. And maybe getting my nails done again. hahahaha. :)

WR: If you could bring any fictional character to life, yours or anyone else’s, who would you pick?
I really like Delany Coltrane from Delany’s Catch. He seems like a forthright kind of character (no pun intended) and would shoot it straight, y’know. He’s kind, considerate, and cares about his family and friends. He’s a good guy. Aside from him, Charlie and Gregory from The Charlie Factor, because if I could get those two, I know the rest of the crew would show up. It’s just a given. I think it would just be fun to hang out with them.

WR: If you could shape-shift, what animal would you turn into and why?
I love wolves, dragons, tigers or just about any cat. I’m not picky. If I could shape shift, wouldn’t that be reason enough?

WR: Where can we find you and your work around the web?

This is pretty easy.
I also have a newsletter loop :  Pretty laid back and quiet. Then there’s the Facebook pages.
Please catch me at either of those for the most up to date info.

Thanks for letting me guest on the blog!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Rock your weekend with these great new releases!


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 Carrie Dowd sensed murder-she knew how it was done, the circumstances surrounding the person's disappearance, and the turmoil the victim endured. But who did it always evaded her, even after a missing girl's mother reached out for help. Carrie's dreams and life always dowsed in the tragedies of others. How was she going to assist a mourning family if she could not reveal fully what her psychic mind saw?



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 It's January 1943 and things are slow for Sam Flanagan, Detroit private detective. He's about to call it a day and return to the woman he shares a home with; his eighty two year old grandmother, when in walks Chicago socialite Phyllis Killburn. She's the daughter of the late tire tycoon, Alden Whitaker, and she's got troubles. It seems her husband may be stepping out on her with another woman and he's keeping a big secret as to his involvement with the military. She wants to know what's going on and she's willing to pay big bucks for the information.

Sam travels to the Windy City and looks up his longtime friend, Harry Blevins, journalist for the Chicago Tribune. With Harry's assistance, and with the inadvertent ramblings of his grandmother, will Sam be able to put all the pieces together to solve what is happening within the walls of the Whitaker Estate to stop a murder plot? The deeper Sam digs into the case, he uncovers more twists. Does Sam find a method to this madness?

Friday, May 18, 2012

Featured Whimsical Publications Author: Celia Yeary

About Celia: Celia Yeary is a seventh-generation Texan, and her life revolves around family, friends, and writing. She has five  published romance novels, one short story in an anthology, four “coming soon” novels, and published essays with a local magazine.

Celia is a former science teacher, graduate of Texas Tech University and Texas State University, mother of two,
grandmother of three, and wife of a wonderful, supportive Texan.

And don't miss her great novel Heart of a Hero!

Matt Carrington escapes a terrorists’ prison while in the Army, but he has difficulty escaping the trappings of a
demanding fiancé and his own parents. To get away to think, he meets pretty, girl-next-door Lauren Delaney, the kind of woman he desires. But his fiancé and his parents have other plans. They determine to have their way—no matter what Matt wants.

Lauren Delaney is an independent young woman who quickly befriends the soldier hero who comes to town. Knowing he has another life in Dallas, she holds a secret, too. But she pretends neither have a problem in order to have the summer with him.

During the long hot months, a hurricane almost destroys the town. Matt and Lauren work with a team to save as many residents as they can, and in the process fall deeply in love. When the danger is past, the two lovers suffer from their own lies and misunderstandings. Can they find peace and happiness without hurting others?


By eleven-thirty, Matt entered the River Café. He smiled when he saw his table with a reserved sign on it. He chuckled to himself, thinking she was going a little over-board, but it made him happy.

Lauren spotted him immediately and walked quickly to him, as though she had been waiting and feared another
waitress would get to him first.

“Hello. Would a small table by the window be all right, sir?” she asked formally with the menu clutched to her chest.

Matt grinned. “I see it’s reserved for someone. Maybe I could just sit at the bar.”

“Oh, I think I can pull some strings and let you have it. The person who reserved it is so good-looking he’s probably out beating off the girls. May I seat you?”

Now, he laughed. “Yes, ma’am, pretty lady, you may,” he said in a whisper as he leaned toward her.
He heard her suck in her breath a tiny bit. Maybe his nearness made her nervous, because she stumbled slightly as
she turned toward the table.

“Would you like tea with lemon?” she asked with mock politeness.

He only nodded slowly at her, while he gazed into her eyes.

Lauren stared back and didn’t move for a moment.

“Be right back,” she said, but paused a beat before she walked away.

As soon as she left, a paunchy middle-aged man approached his table. “Hello, there, son. Name’s Leonard Elkins. You are Matthew Carrington, are you not?” He rocked back on the heels of his highly polished dress shoes.

Warily, Matt studied the man in the striped dress shirt and blue pants held up by bright red suspenders. Without
standing, he replied, “Yes, sir, I am.”

“May I sit for a moment while you wait for your drink?”

“Be my guest.” He didn’t want to be impolite, but he thought the man acted a little too impertinent.

“I’ll get right to the point, seeing as how I have a short lunch time today. Bonner has an Old Settler’s Day every year at the end of August. You know. Carnival, food booths, bands, and speeches. The Chamber of Commerce would like it if you would be part of our celebration and allow us to introduce you as a gen-u-ine hero. The introduction would come between...”

“Hold on, sir. I must decline. I appreciate the gesture, but I don’t do speeches, or...”

“You needn’t speak,” he interrupted, “if you don’t want to. Just let ’em see you. But we’d really like a speech. It would...”

“Here’s your tea.” Lauren stood so that her back turned slightly to Mr. Elkins. She gave Matt a regretful look and
walked away.

“No,” Matt said firmly but politely. “I cannot. I will not. Please understand.”

“Well, I’m just not going to take ‘no’ for an answer,” he said, as he snapped his suspenders with his thumbs. “Consider this. As I see it, you’re somewhat obligated to help us out here. We paid your salary, you know, when you were in the U.S. Army. Look at it that way. Taxpayers pick up the tab, so we’d appreciate it if you would give us a little in re-turn. We’re not asking much, mind you, only about fifteen minutes or so of your time. I’ll give you a couple of days to think it over. You’re staying out at Eleanor Carrington’s place, aren’t you?”

Matt stood and placed a twenty on the table, retrieved his ball cap, placed it on his head, and began to walk out.

“Now, see here, young man,” Leonard called after him. “I was only being neighborly, welcoming you to town. No need to get all riled up.”

Hearing this statement, Matt turned back around and towered over the short, stocky man.

“Sir, good day,” he said in a low voice. “And don’t ask me again. The answer is ‘no.’ It will remain no until hell freezes over.”

In an attempt to keep his emotions under control, he walked as sedately as he could out the door. “Damn, damn,
damn,” he muttered as he moved down the sidewalk a few feet. His lunch with Lauren as his waitress was ruined. Not only did he not get to eat, the man prevented him from speaking with her. No way could he stay in there. “Damn!” he said once more for good measure.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Get it while it's hot! Two Mr. Rights by Sandra Sookoo


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Author: Sandra Sookoo
Genre: Menage Erotic Romance/Contemporary/MFM
Heat Level: Erotic

If a girl can’t find one Mr. Right, is that because there are two?
Emily Anderson is ready for a change. Stuck with an unfulfilling job and a lousy love-life, she can’t wait to do something daring for her birthday. When a friend sends her to an exclusive resort on the shores of Lake Michigan, Hannah vows to have a little “me” time. She doesn’t count on spending erotic moments with two men she’s lusted after for years.
Jonathan Franklin has always carried a torch for Emily, but they’d only dated on and off. When the opportunity to introduce her into his ménage lifestyle arises, he doesn’t waste time. Chemistry between them flares, and he’s thrilled that she accepts his friend Ben into their bed as well.
Ben Clarkson is Jon’s business partner and closer-than-a-brother best friend. He’s searching for the right woman for their ménage and wants to start a family.  Having Hannah in their midst heats his blood and brings the dreams closer to reality.
They’ll have to find common ground outside of the bedroom in order for Hannah to find her two Mr. Rights.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Great titles to start your week off right!


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Bradly Wolff is the Alpha were of his pack, and dealing with a couple of mischievous pups has his nerves on edge. He has an art show to host in his gallery for his favorite artist, Alastriona Bennett, and doesn't have time for their shenanigans.

Depressed over the loss of her family and her life as she knows it, Alastriona Airic Bennett pours her heart and soul into her art. She hasn't left the house in eighteen months, not since her father and brother were killed, and she herself was turned into a were.

The art show barely gets started when Bradley sees the Alpha Bitch that has invaded his turf and the fur flies. When the dust settles, Bradley not only discovers that she is the artist that he admires so much but his mate and an Alpha in her own right. He also discovers that the Alpha that turned her wants her back and he's dangerous.

Airic doesn't need this, any of it. She wants Bradley to go back to his pack and leave her alone. Let the other Alpha find her and put her out of her misery. But Bradley ignites in her a sexual heat and passion she never knew existed.

Can Bradley protect his reluctant Alpha from the Alpha male that turned her? Can he convince her that he is her true mate? Are they out of time?


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 Heather is exhausted most of the time. Holding down three jobs, trying to finish high school and caring for her elderly grandfather and son are all she knows how to do.

Alexander doesn't know if he wants to like the feisty baker. She has a smart mouth, beautiful, and makes his blood stir like no one ever has. But he can't trust. Not anyone. Not with his heart, not with his money and especially not with his love. He decides that while he wants her, he'd just leave her alone and go about his business.

Already broke and barely hanging on, an apartment fire robs them of everything they own. The little family doesn't know what they are going to do. Devastated, she throws herself on the mercy of Alexander James and strikes a bargain. She'll sleep with him if he helps her and her little family get back on their feet. Alex agrees.

Alexander wants the sexy baker in the worst way, and when they come together the attraction can't be denied. But can they breach the walls that they've built around their hearts and learn to trust?


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After a devastating injury to his father, Clay Thomas is abandoned by two of the people closest to him while being pursued by the local police chief for crimes he didn't commit. He is determined to find the culprit of a series of local robberies while fulfilling a promise to a ghost to solve his eleven-year-old murder. Clay and his son, Tanner, incorporate their unique mind-control abilities to solve the crimes, restoring broken relationships in the process. Bulletproof is the third exciting installment in the Clay and Tanner Thomas mystery/suspense series.

Don't miss Devil's Tavern 2: Vengeance

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Author: Crymsyn Hart
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance/Vampire
Length: Novella, 30,225 words, 87  Pages PDF
Heat Level: Erotic
Warnings: Violence

He would do anything for love, even take on the underworld to see her safe.
Nathan  has been hunting ghosts for years, always pushing the envelope looking for clues of the afterlife. His partner in spirit chasing is Josephine. They’ve known one another for a couple of years. In all that time neither of them has told the other how deep their love runs.
Josephine knows Nathan’s deepest secrets, but when her stalker finds out, he’ll stop at nothing to make Nathan one of the ghosts he hunts.