Now we ask you the burning question: When the veil between the worlds wears thin and things that go bump in the night abound, do you run away, run into their arms or crush them like a bug?
You’ve survived the type of childhood that would make the Bates family in Psycho seem normal, and become the type of cop that could give the Special Forces a run for their money. Then you wake up after being caught in a shootout to find: ‘A man [is] standing over [you]. Very tall, powerful. A predator . . . [and] Completely hot.’ He gives you back your gun when you ask for it. Do you run or do you stay?
Ask that same question again when you find out he’s not human.
Fae, vampires and dragons, oh my. You’ve spent your life keeping a low profile among the Elder Races, that is until that rat b*st*rd blackmailed you into stealing from a frickin’ dragon! Now you’ve been caught, pretty much red-handed, and are in a very difficult situation. Do you turn to the incredibly hot dragon you’ve just stolen from for help, or do you leg it?
You’re a Dragon King (gender neutral species name), but for most of your life you’ve been a slave and most recently a prisoner, known only as ‘the Pet’. You’ve escaped and are on a mission you know could change the fate of your entire species, but your exceedingly-hot, former jailer keeps getting in the way. Do you hog tie him and hoof it, or bring him along?
You’re washing up the dishes in the kitchen when there’s a flash of light, you turn around to discover: ‘A handsome man. A naked man!’ Strangely he looks exactly like the love slave your bestie, a witch, tried to conjure for your birthday present. Even stranger, since you’ve never believed in the paranormal, let alone an ongoing war between vampires, gods and who knows what else. What do you do? Run like hell? Fling the dishes at him? Jump him?
You spend your evenings skulking through the streets of Victorian London. You may be young but you’re no stranger to the supernatural and are ‘older than most Mayfair debutantes offered up for sale’. You meet a mysterious man – who you discover is incredibly fit when you sensibly check him for weapons – on one of your late night jaunts, he has you cornered . . . Do you fight, stand your ground or slip away?
In our final installment of Christmas posts from Entice authors, Thea Harrison tells us why this is such a special time of year. We hope you’re all having a wonderful Christmas Eve and enjoy the big day tomorrow!
Christmas will be a special time this year, as we celebrate with a very new addition to the family, my first granddaughter, who was born this summer.
We will have a family gathering in the mountains of Colorado, with a glass-front wood stove to cheer up the interior of the house, while I hope we have a sprinkling of snow on the pines outside large, plate-glass windows.
It’s a beautiful time, filled with good, home cooked food, love and a relaxation from daily stresses.
I taught myself to read when I was four, and when I was in my first year of school, I remember begging my parents for two books that were sold at the book fair. They were Lassie Come Home and Sleeping Beauty. I still remember whole passages from those books, along with the beautiful pictures. As I grew, I was allowed a greater range of distance to roam, and during school breaks I would ride my bicycle to my school which kept its library open for students. I would bring home ten books at a time and devour each one, until I knew almost as well as the librarian where each story was shelved.
In my teens we would travel to see family who lived deep in the country. My aunt read romances and my uncle read Zane Gray westerns, and voracious reader that I was, I read all of them. As I was reading them, I came to believe that I could write them as well. Then in the seventies I read a magazine article about successful romance writers and how they began—and I was hooked. When I was nineteen, I bought my first typewriter (yes, typewriter!). It was a portable electric machine with white correcting tape, and I wrote my first several books on it while I sat at our kitchen table late at night after everyone else had gone to bed.
I was extraordinarily fortunate; my first book was bought and published by Harlequin Mills and Boon in the UK, and my first career was as a Harlequin romance writer. Now, after a break from writing, I am fortunate all over again to explore the paranormal romance genre in my Elder Races series.
I’m having the time of my life, and I hope that I am able to share a small portion of that pleasure with you, my readers.
Mother’s Day isn’t a date you’d necessarily associate with romance, but it is all about indulgence and treating someone you love. With the big day just around the corner (Sunday 18th in the UK in case you need to do a last minute dash to the card shop), we’ve come up with a list of unmissable reads available from Piatkus Entice.
Whether you’re looking for a story you can share with your Mum, or you’re a mother yourself, looking for a few moments of peace and quiet this weekend, we’ve got the perfect ebooks for you.
Oracle’s Moon by Thea Harrison has soared into the Kindle Top 10 chart this week, and for very good reason. Fun, feral and fiercely exciting, this paranormal romance might be best kept to yourself rather than sharing with Mum!
Oracle’s Moon by Thea Harrison is out now. To celebrate publication, Thea tells us what it is exactly that she loves about Ebooks . . .
I feel that one of the most miraculous things technology has given the avid reader in recent years is the ebook.
Ebooks offered for sale on the internet allows for readers to explore their excitement by purchasing quickly their favorite authors and allowing for them to easily explore new reading material. It brings unprecedented accessibility to those who may be housebound or who live in remote locations, and it has projected authors and their writing into an international arena like never before.
Another wonderful aspect to the ebook is its versatility. You can read book on your iPhone, e-reader, tablet or your PC. You can take hundreds of books with you in one small device when you go on vacation – no more dithering over how many books will fit into your suitcase, because they all will!
Reading has never been so accessible, and that is an intoxicating thing to a writer like myself who loves both reading and writing.