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Saturday, April 30, 2016

SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

 
 
Don't miss our new Boxed Sets of ebooks. Buy a full series of ebooks or collections of similar books from a single author for 10% off the price of the separate works.


NEW REVIEW for Lily!



NEW REVIEW FOR... Lily by Xavier Axelson

"That, I think, is what this story is really all about. Hope. This story has not got the ending I expected, but, in many ways, that makes it a better tale. The dreamy, mystical quality was wonderful, as was the ultimate resolution. If you like unusual stories, if you enjoy reading about love and hope, and if you're looking for a read that is sad, yet has an ultimately hopeful ending, then you will probably like this novella."

Serena for Rainbow Book Reviews

NEW RELEASES!

Through a Glass Darkly (Demonica Universe #6) by Pelaam
gay action paranormal sensual romance (ghost, time travel)
24471 words, 129 pages
$2.99 in ebook


Radley Middleton's a down to earth kind of guy. His love life, though, is non-existent and lately, the dreams he's had for years no longer seem to be just dreams.

The day he found "the" mirror was the day that everything started to change; in it, he's catching glimpses of other men from different eras. And his dreams are becoming stronger.

Curious about all that's going on, Rad investigates and learns of a terrible tragedy; a tragedy in which he learns he may play a part.

But if Rad does manage to change the course of history and prevent the century-old tragedy, will he destroy his own chance at happiness?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is an extensively re-edited and expanded re-release title.


Lily by Xavier Axelson
gay paranormal sensual love story
18830 words, 96 pages
$1.99 in ebook


When Pryor's daughter Lily is taken by a wolf, Pryor is convinced she has turned into the creature he sees lurking in his woods. He swears she promises to return to him. But is it his despair and desperation making him see things or is there something more lurking in the shadows of the forest?

When he meets Ned, a silversmith who helps him with a plan to bring his daughter back into his life, he begins to live again. But can his newfound love help ease the horror that may be waiting? What if the ultimate horror isn't when Lily was taken but it's when Lily returns and he realizes his nightmare has only just begun...

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-release title.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

NEW REVIEW IN!



Haunted by the Past (Demonica Universe #5) by Pelaam
gay paranormal action sensual romance
21628 words, 112 pages
$1.99 in ebook

"The 'Demonica Universe' is populated with a diverse group of supernatural beings. There were angels and demons in book one, more demons in book two, a lust demon and lycans in book three, and vampires in book four. Quite an imaginative world! [snip] If you like to see abused men find their feet and return to a normal life, if you want to know more about a human discovering there is more to the rumors about supernaturals than he expected, and if you're looking for a read that is mysterious, suspenseful, and romantic, then you will probably like this novella."
Serena Yates for Rainbow Book Reviews

Monday, April 25, 2016

NOW ON PRESALE on FBP and other distribution channels!



It Takes a Forger... (Quint & Clay Art Crimes #3)
gay action mystery sensual romance
34023 words, 173 pages
$2.99 in ebook


Officer Lou Hernandez is surprised when he's asked to help Gideon Monahan catch an art forger. He's not too happy, though, when he meets the man he'll be working with. Lou thinks Rory Kinley is a supercilious pain in the ass. Rory, on the other hand, sees no reason why Lou has been brought into this. After all, he's just a cop, albeit one who is good at going undercover.

The art forger they're after--Nate Hanks--cons collectors, saying he has an undiscovered painting by a famous artist. He's killed one of his marks already to keep from being caught.

Lou and Rory will have to set aside their differences as they set up a sting to stop Hanks. When they do, they discover they may not be as incompatible as they thought. The question becomes, will their growing feelings survive what's to come--or be destroyed in the process?

UPCOMING CALLS for Fireborn Publishing!

Upcoming Special Calls for Fireborn Publishing. You can find more information on our Submissions Page.


NOTE: Covers shown are not only available covers for special call works! Authors will have their choice of available premade covers in the genre, pairing, or for the holiday in question.

   
Call for Labor Day short stories...all blue-collar workers, especially first responders welcome...all heat levels, all pairings.
Due date- 1 June 2016



Call for steampunk, cyberpunk, and more...stories in the genres...all heat levels, all pairings.
Due date- 15 June 2016



Call for Halloween//Samhain short stories...seasonal stories of all genres welcome...all heat levels, all pairings.
Due date- 15 July 2016



Call for Veteran's Day...military in all genres...all heat levels, all pairings.
Due date- 1 August 2016



Call for winter holidays (Christmas, Hanukah, Solstice, etc.)...seasonal stories in all genres...all heat levels, all pairings.
Due date- 1 October 2016



Call for BDSM stories...all heat levels, all pairings.
Due date- 1 November 2016



Call for Valentine's Day...seasonal stories in all genres...all heat levels, all pairings.
Due date- 1 December 2016

NEW RELEASE!



The Match Boy and the Inventor (A Once Upon a Future Story)
by Pelaam
gay steampunk sensual romance
20918 words, 111 pages
$1.99 in ebook


A familiar tale with a twist. Vern's life as a poor matchboy is hard and cruel. Starving and freezing, he loses consciousness, and when he awakens, thinks he must have died and gone to heaven.

Instead, he finds he's been rescued by Oren, a doctor and inventor, who lives with his sister and brother-in-law.

Each man is attracted to the other, but both fear to speak of the attraction thinking it would be misinterpreted--especially when a friend of Oren's seeks to keep the couple apart.

But Vern has a plan. He crafts a gift for Oren, intended to reveal his heart in a way he's unable to put into words.

Will the matchboy's gift win the heart of the inventor?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is an extensively re-edited and expanded re-release title.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

LOADED FOR PRESALE on Fireborn Publishing and Other Distribution Channels!


Cancao do Amor by Nicki J. Markus
paranormal shifter romance
7556 words, 40 pages
$0.99 in ebook


The moment Phoebe hears Arsenio sing, she is drawn to him. However, Arsenio has a secret, and when the darker side of his nature comes to the fore, Phoebe must make a difficult choice.




Life's Little Surprises by Shawn Bailey
contemporary interracial sensual romantic suspense
20558 words, 113 pages
$1.99 in ebook


Ami Thompson has never had much luck with the opposite sex. Men consider her an airhead because she has a fascination with weddings and bridal dolls. Ami has always blamed herself for being dateless, so she guesses getting pregnant after having a one-night stand with a stranger at a party just confirms her sense of poor judgment. Then she meets Doctor Dylan Ackerman. Now there is a guy she can get into. Not only does he have a face chiseled by the gods, but he also has a great body to go with it. And who wouldn't be proud to have a doctor in their family?

OB/GYN Dylan Ackerman has delivered hundreds of babies, but he never thought about having one of his own. Then too much alcohol and a one-night stand after a New Year's Eve party changes all that. Dylan wants to do the right thing and propose to the beautiful wedding arranger named Ami Thompson, even though she is a bit of a kook.

Friday, April 22, 2016

BIG SALE at ARe!



To celebrate Earth Day, AllRomanceeBooks is having a 50% rebate sale on a lot of books...including all of ours!

And another NEW REVIEW!



Nasty Business by Lisabet Sarai (available in ebook and print)

"The sex is not only volcanic hot, but truly deviant in any number of ways. This is erotica with only a thin veneer of business, as these two try & outdo each other in the boardroom & the bedroom. They have one upmanship sex, revenge sex, negotiation sex & initiation of others into their sphere sex. Some is hot, some is weird & almost all would be grounds for sexual harassment suits. If you like your sex hard core, then this is your book."
4 Stars!

Ruby Maxwell Chen, lovely and ruthless CEO of a huge British business empire, is used to getting her way. When she encounters the strangely charismatic American entrepreneur Rick Martell, though, she wonders if she hasn't finally met her match. 

From the trendy clubs of London to the Hollywood Hills, Ruby and Rick compete for ownership of a strategic factory in Malaysia. Neither has any qualms about using sexual wiles to smooth the path to success. Neither anticipates that their mutual attraction will turn into something far more intense and difficult to control.

As their struggle for dominance escalates, they draw their employees and associates into their outrageous power games. The stakes could scarcely be higher, as Ruby and Rick play for the ultimate prize: a night of total physical surrender.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This title is a re-titled, re-release story.

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"Now don't get me wrong. Sometimes I'm not interested in reading anything other than sex, sex, sex. At other times, however, after a steady diet of bacon double cheeseburgers, I'd rather have a steak. [Nasty Business] by Lisabet Sarai is a steak; it's a substantive, tasteful meal of pornographic fun. The book is an erotic story in the true sense of the word; a bona fide plot with plausible, vibrant characters, and interwoven with lots of hot, graphic sex." - J.T. Benjamin, Divine Pleasures review

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"There's plenty of raw sex, rough sex, kinky sex, revenge sex, even elegant sex, in Nasty Business. And there's plenty of power play. But to have all that and the rare moment of mystic ecstasy too--well, that does it for me. Whatever does it for you, chances are that you'll find it here, and some unexpected pleasures as well." - Sacchi Green, Erotica Revealed

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

Welcome to my office. My empire. On my leather throne, in my fitted silk suit, my raven hair captured in a slightly old-fashioned twist, I review petitions and grant or deny boons.

My supplicant sits on the edge of his chair a few yards from me, on the other side of the Danish modern desk. The desk is no more than an oval of teak on a pedestal; with the light from the window, he can see my shapely legs and my Italian heels, if he should look in that direction. He is focused on my face, though, trying to read the success of his pitch in my carefully impassive expression.

I have already made a decision about this deal, but it amuses me to allow him to continue. There is something pleading about his tone, but I also detect an undertone of seduction.

He is attractive in a boyish sort of way, this lion of British industry. He has sandy hair, precisely styled, a cleft chin, lovely thigh muscles that ripple under his impeccably tailored trousers as he shifts nervously. He works out; I imagine him glistening with sweat in his singlet and shorts. He is serious, disciplined, a bit driven. He carries his cell phone with him to the loo.

Now he is talking a bit too fast, expounding on the merits of his proposal. He licks his lips occasionally. They look soft and vulnerable. I long to bite them.

He knows who I am: Ruby Maxwell Chen, young CEO of the powerful Maxwell Companies. Perhaps he has even heard the nickname they give me in the bars where the execs and the wannabes gossip and network, or some of the stories behind the sobriquet, Ruthless Ruby. His mind knows these things, but he looks at me and he does not quite believe them.

I know what he sees: a pretty, diminutive Asian woman, calm and attentive, in becoming but conservative business attire. I know what he thinks: exquisite, gentle, pliant, submissive. Weak. Susceptible to his charm.

Yes, I am susceptible, but not in the way that he expects. I will invest in his new venture, not because of his blue eyes or his biceps, but because we will both make money. And my company will take a larger share than he has offered, and he will not be able to refuse, because he wants, he needs our participation.

Finally he finishes his spiel. His eyes search my face anxiously, seeking clues to my reaction. I smile slowly, realizing that I embody the stereotype of Asian inscrutability.

I am only half Chinese, of course. Mum was born and bred in Gloucestershire. She met my dad while she was in Malaysia on a botanical research trip, and fulfilled her reputation as rebellious and headstrong by marrying him. Though I was born in Kuala Lumpur, my life and education since then have been, at least on the surface, one hundred percent British. Tennis, dancing lessons, summer trips to Scarborough, degrees from Cambridge, and the London School of Economics. I am fluent in French, Italian, and German, but can just get along in Mandarin.

My father is--was--from an old family of Han merchants and traders. I have Malay blood, too. Dad's grandfather on his mother's side was a notorious pirate who terrorized ships in the straits of Malacca. I like to imagine that I am carrying on ancestral traditions as I maneuver and plunder my way through this cutthroat corporate world.

Dad built his financial empire here in the west: textiles, chemicals, energy, telecommunications, and now, high technology. Only in the last five years did he begin to expand out of Europe, to America and back into Asia. I was his apprentice, from the time I was in my teens. My business adversaries can testify that he taught me far more than finance and accounting.

My silence is making my unfortunate guest even more nervous.

NEW REVIEW!



Becomes the Rose by Pelaam

"If you like creepy stories that are not too scary, if two men from different worlds finding out they belong together is your thing, and if you're looking for a story that is as filled with darkness as it is with hope, then you will probably like this novella."
Serena Yates for Rainbow Book Reviews

Although Tarin's long-term relationship ended recently, he still decides to go on the long-planned camping trip with his ex. Since the relationship had been comfortable but nothing earthshaking, they both enjoyed camping, and they'd moved back to just friends easily enough, there was no reason not to.
But when he wakes up after an argument about sharing a bed, he finds his ex gone--with the car--leaving him miles from the nearest bus route back to Auckland and only his two feet to get him there. Despite detailed instructions from his hostess, Tarin gets lost on the unsigned, unpaved roads.
With the approaching night shrouded in a thick, creepy mist, Tarin can't believe his luck when he stumbles upon a nameless hamlet. But are the friendly, gorgeous men who live there his saviours or his downfall?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a significantly re-edited and expanded re-issued story.


EXCERPT-


 
Tarin slowly sat up and, with yawn and a stretch, picked up his phone to check the time. Groaning softly, he swung his legs out of bed and trudged slowly into the bathroom. The bed-and-breakfast Lexis had chosen was in the middle of Northland's forest region. While it was miles in any direction to the nearest town or village in the region, it was perfect for them to have their remote camping and tramping break. Fifteen minutes later, showered, shaved, and feeling more like a member of the human race, he headed downstairs for breakfast.

Tarin mused over the way he and Lexis had remained friends despite their romantic relationship's breakdown. Well, at least we had until last night. I hope Lexis isn't still sulking this morning.

Their relationship had spiralled downwards at a rapid pace at the end of their break-up. Tarin wasn't too broken up about the split--he'd known Lexis was not the One. There was no way he could imagine spending the rest of his life with Lexis.

Although they'd shared plenty of mutual interests, including hiking and camping, and the lovemaking had been satisfying for both of them, there just wasn't that special spark, and Tarin had realised very quickly that a relationship based on shared interests was just not enough for him. He wanted something special. My parents divorced when I was a child, and Mum remarried twice thereafter. Maybe that's why I want to be sure I've found the right one for me.

Not that he'd said no to occasional friendly sex with Lexis at the start of their break-up, but that had changed over the last few weeks. I'm not unattractive. I'm slender, not skinny or gangly, and my love of tramping and camping means I'm toned without looking like I'm a gym bunny or a steroid monster. But I just haven't found my Mr Right. For all the recreational groups he belonged to, Tarin was starting to feel more and more lonely and jealous of the couples who were so obviously right together.

Upon reaching the dining room, Tarin frowned and looked around. Lexis's normal morning chatter was missing; the man was irritatingly perky first thing in the morning, totally unlike Tarin's grumpy self. That's unusual. I'm normally last down for breakfast. Lexis always grumbles about how long I take to come around. I hope he isn't sulking about the sleeping arrangements.

The previous evening they'd had a spectacular argument, kept well away from the small bed-and-breakfast, about the double room Lexis had booked--although Tarin had been happy to share with Lexis, he'd insisted from the outset on single beds. The argument had ended with Tarin paying for his own room and Lexis stomping off to the other in a sulk.

I wasn't sure we'd carry on with the trip but he seemed to have calmed down and be happy enough to continue when I knocked on his door late last night.

By the time Tarin finished eating and pushed his plate away, there was still no sign of Lexis. A bad feeling left Tarin's breakfast sitting heavily in his stomach.  
Where the hell is he? Surely he wouldn't go without breakfast just to spite me?

Leaving the tiny dining room, Tarin headed to the front door, opened it, and peered outside.

The car was gone. I don't fucking believe it.

"Is something wrong?"

Tarin forced a smile and turned to face Jess, the owner of the bed-and-breakfast. Concern filled her normally cheerful face.

"No, thank you, I just noticed the car was gone. Do you know if my friend had to nip out to get something?" Tarin didn't really need to ask. He'd known the minute he couldn't see the car what the earlier bad feeling was, but his heart still dropped to hear it.

"Why, no. He said you had changed your minds--that he was going home and you were continuing with your hike. I was a little worried, it's a long trek to the nearest town, but he said it was your choice."

"Oh, don't worry. I'm an experienced tramper. A walk of a few miles will be no problem." I knew he wasn't happy about last night but I didn't expect the bastard to take the car and run.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

RELEASING AT MIDNIGHT!


Entangled Interaction (Human Interaction Series #3)
by Cheyenne Meadows
53273 words, 268 pages
$4.99 in ebook


Shy's stalled relationship with Meat, her alpha liger shape-shifter boyfriend, seems defunct, her teleportation abilities appear more miss than hit, and her twin boys are clamoring for a father. If her life wasn't complicated enough, her boss throws in his bid as a potential date, she's kidnapped by a snow monster while visiting the clothing-optional Yeti resort, and finds herself leading a rescue mission to save her former boyfriend's sister from an overly determined wolf shape-shifter.

To top matters off, a shaman drops a bombshell on her world by informing her of a new magical talent she didn't realize she had. She grapples with the life-altering decision until disaster strikes.

Will love win out over the vast species differences between Shy and Meat? Can she make the right decision and save not only their relationship, but his life as well?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This is a re-release title.

Monday, April 18, 2016

NEW REVIEWS!


Ange et Demon (Demonica Universe #1) by Pelaam 

 "If you like epic battles of good versus evil, if the world of angels, demons, and the humans working with them intrigues you, and if you enjoy additional spice coming from some very hot action between the sheets, you will probably like this novella."
Serena Yates for Rainbow Book Reviews




Tales from the Sea Vixen (Demonica Universe #2) by Pelaam 

"If you like teams who fight supernatural forces with whatever means necessary, if you want to follow the adventures of two men who are just beginning to realize how much they love each other, and if you're looking for a suspenseful read featuring a demonic villain and the lovers threatened by his machinations, then you will probably like this novella.
Serena Yates for Rainbow Book Reviews

Sunday, April 17, 2016

SALE on Keif's Den and Pack books!


To celebrate my EPIC eBook Awards finalist for this year, Keif's Pack, I've decided to offer 20% off Keif's Pack and the short Christmas story in the series, Mother of the Keif, until the end of May 2016. You can find the discounted copies at...
 
 

Keif's Pack ebook ($3.99 is now $3.19)
Keif's Pack print (remember to use the discount code provided on the page $8.99 is now $7.19)
 
 

Mother of the Keif ebook ($.99 is now $.79)

Happy reading!
Brenna

NEW RELEASE!


Never Alone (Werewolf U IV) by Brenna Lyons
paranormal shifter erotic romance
22177 words, 128 pages
$2.99 in ebook


Twin females who can't be separated; twin males who don't get along... No one ever said mating was easy.

Veronique and Vanessa have never been apart. Wolf twins are often close, but none closer than these two sisters. When outgoing Veronique finds her mate and shy Vanessa's is nowhere in sight, the pair concoct a wild plan to stay together.

Berne and Barden have never seen eye-to-eye. Being in the same room for more than a few hours usually leads to a fight. But no fight they've had before can compare to the one that's coming when Barden finds his mate.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

RELEASING AT MIDNIGHT - ALREADY ON PRESALE!


Clothed in Flesh by William Holden
gay horror action romance
22484 words, 108 pages
$1.99 in ebook


When Constable George Sutton receives a summons from an old friend late at night, he only knows she is in distress. He's little prepared to find Elizabeth aged decades in a matter of days. He's even less prepared to learn his longtime friend and husband to Elizabeth has risen from the dead, released as the instrument of revenge by a victim of the Society for the Reformation of Manners. Hayden, a handsome outsider, arrives wanting to help, but can George trust a perfect stranger who seems to know all too well what is going on in the city?

To defeat the dead, George must come to terms with his role in their rising and accept responsibility for the city's survival. George and Hayden work together to stop the collapse of London, hoping their tumultuous relationship and dark pasts don't prove too much to overcome.

It's the eighteenth-century and the dead are walking.

CONTENT ADVISORY: Part I of this story is an extensively expanded and re-edited version of a story included in an anthology of the same name, available from Bold Strokes Books.



It Takes an Artist... (Quint & Clay Art Crimes #2) by Edward Kendrick
gay action mystery sensual romance
47880 words, 240 pages
$3.99 in ebook

What do you do when someone attempts to frame you for the murder of your roommate? That's the problem facing kinetic artist Trev Eldridge. Although Detective Quint Hawk determines Trev is innocent, it does nothing to assuage Trev's fears.

While Quint sets out to discover who's responsible for the murder, Trev is befriended by Dr Zack Kendall. As Zack helps Trev deal with what happened, the two men begin to bond. At the same time, artist Clay Richardson takes Trev under his wing, after learning Trev is a talented artist.

Evidence leads Quint to a theory about the murder and who is involved. With the help of Trev, Zack, Clay, and Officer Lou Hernandez, they come up with a plan to catch the villains.

With all that is happening, can the growing attraction between Trev and Zack survive before the criminals take them out of the picture...permanently?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Our first EPIC eBook Awards Finalist!



Fireborn Publishing is proud to present our first EPIC eBook Awards finalist, Keif's Pack by Brenna Lyons!


paranormal erotic romance
46068 words, 211 pages in ebook, 220 pages in print
$3.99 in ebook, $8.99 in print



When the pack murders or is murdered, it's up to Tragen's Enforcer to punish the guilty. When the situation involves both, and the survivor is the future leader of the pack--who has bonded to a human female, the Enforcer's job has become the headache of the century.


Jen is a child advocate, burdened by a tragic past. When she's called in for a little boy discovered, alive but suffering amnesia, in the midst of a massacre involving attack dogs, little does she know her life has taken a turn into the shadowy society of the wolves.

Adrien is Tragen's Enforcer--the police force, judge, jury, and executioner of the local pack. From the moment he hears the news reports, he knows he'll soon be hunting his own for endangering the peace between wolf and human. But nothing could have prepared him for Jen, the daughter of Andrew "Lion" Verik. Or for the fact that the young survivor is not only a wolf but also a Keif, the future leader of the pack.

A Keif sees the future, as if it was fact, but his enemies will stop at nothing to kill him before he can take power, even if it means going through Jen and Adrien to do it.

EXCERPT-

At the sight of the news trucks in the hospital parking lot, Jen slipped her ID card into her front pocket. If the reporters caught sight of it, she'd be swarmed, on the off chance that she had information. The vague rumor of a survivor would be "confirmed by an unnamed source" as a child, though Jen wouldn't have spoken a word. Though there were any number of other cases Jen might be at the hospital to attend to, the mob mentality of the rabid press would link her to this one.

A guilty pang assaulted her, and Jen did her best to shake it off. She had been away from Keif longer than she'd intended to be, but a hot bath had been too enticing to pass up. For three days, she'd had nothing but rushed showers in Keif's bathroom. A soak with Epsom salts had been long overdue.

Besides, if there was any problem with Keif, they would have called me.

Jen slipped past the line of reporters, feigning interest in her cell phone to obscure her face. A few might recognize her on sight. To her relief, she remained unnoticed and headed for the elevators.

What drew her attention to the man lounging against the wall was an uncertain thing. It wasn't his body, though he possessed a delicious form, topped with shaggy, light brown hair. It wasn't the worn jeans hugging his thighs, black leather boots and jacket, or the skin-tight T-shirt that outlined his sculpted abs.

Jen slowed, staring at him as she passed by.

He's staring at me. No doubt that had caught her attention first.

His unwavering gaze disconcerted her, though she couldn't see his eyes through the dark sunglasses perched on his face. Still, she knew he was focused on her.

His head turned to follow her as she ducked around his position, giving him a wide berth. Hers did likewise, tracking him as he was tracking her.

He flowed leisurely away from the wall and followed her. Jen's heart skipped a beat at the confirmation that he was watching her. For a split-second, she considered going back to the desk and calling Cal from there.

No. If he's following me, he's going to run right into Cal's men...if I let him do it. If I go back, I may be letting a killer escape.

Jen reached for the call button, but his hand was there first.

"Let me." His voice was a low rumble that stirred butterflies in her stomach.

Jen didn't reply to him.

They entered the elevator in silence. Again, Jen considered misleading him.  The vet ward is on six. They're a handy bunch in a pinch. I won't lead him to Keif that way.

Better to lead him to the police. I can't put more civilians at risk, no matter how much some of them might enjoy the action. She pressed three.

Jen forced herself to look at him. "Which floor?" That sounded almost normal.

One side of his lips quirked up. "I'm good."

I'm not.

But it was too late. The doors slid shut, closing them in together.

He didn't waste time. "Are you NPD?"

The elevator hasn't even started moving yet. "No. Why would you think that?"

The lurch beneath her feet announced they were in motion. The clock was ticking.

"Child Services then," he guessed.

Her heart stuttered. In a hospital full of nurses and doctors, patients and visitors, he assumed she was official. How could he know that? "Should I ask who you are?" It came out forceful, though her knees were shaking.

He cracked a smile. "Tell me about the boy."

"What boy?" she bluffed.

"I know about the boy. Your jacket reeks of him."

Oh God! He's a psycho, and I'm trapped in an elevator with him. Jen shifted her gaze to the display. Still a floor to go. Damn hospital elevators for being so slow.

"You don't have to be afraid of me," he offered in a voice that passed for courteous.

I'll choose who to be afraid of, thanks.

"Believe it or not, we have the same goal."

"I doubt that." The challenge was out before she could rein her tongue. Too much of Dad in me.

He leaned toward her, planting one hand on the wall beside her head, invading Jen's space.

"You have spent considerable time with the young one," he stated confidently. "Since he wouldn't be comfortable snuggling with you, you must have spent hours or even days in his company to pick up so much of his scent."

The bell clanged, the floor shifted, and the doors started to open. Jen slid through them before they were wide enough for him to fit through, the bag of fresh clothes held to her ribs so it wouldn't catch.

She hurried toward the guard at the door to the security ward, blessing Cal for assigning one outside the ward once the story broke. A glance back showed her pursuer was in no hurry. He strolled after her, looking amused despite the officer's presence.

The officer in question stepped away from the wall and placed a hand on the butt of his weapon.

Taking the peace bond off.

"Is there a problem here?" he asked.

Jen managed a shaky nod, then took her place behind him. She watched her stalker, waiting for the eruption of violence from him.

This was the safest route. The officer was armed; Jen wasn't. At the same time, Jen had a pass card and the ability to set off the alarms; her protector could only set off alarms. It was a good system. No one could overpower him to get through the door.

But it really wasn't designed for both of us to be in the same place when attack came. I should have led him astray instead of coming this way.

"What is your business here, sir?"

The man in question stopped a little more than an arm's length away. "I need to speak with the officer in charge."

"And who should I say is asking to speak with him?" It was clear he thought whatever the answer was wouldn't warrant calling Cal in.

"Tell him Tragen's Enforcer is here. I've come to see the boy."

Tragen's Enforcer? What is that?

The officer took an involuntary step back, colliding with Jen. "If you'd care to wait, I'll call him, sir."

Her stalker smiled, revealing sharpened canines.

Jen's blood ran cold. She'd heard stories about the local pack, but she'd never seen one of their kind before.

That I know of. Who knew a werewolf could look so human?



New Distribution Channel!



Fireborn books are now being distributed through Smashwords' extended distribution channels (save the channels we distribute to directly). This means readers who don't use the standard US purchase points can still find and buy our books. 

Happy reading to everyone!
Brenna

Friday, April 8, 2016

NEW RELEASE!







Always Forgotten by LM Brown
gay fantasy erotic romance
30846 words, 162 pages
$2.99 in ebooks


Caleb has been cursed for two hundred years. He is doomed to watch every man he has sex with forget him as soon as they part company. Each of his lovers then meets their true love within hours of leaving his presence. As rumours about his strange ability spread, more and more men come to his bed, hoping to find love--just not with him.

When Ethan's best friend makes him an appointment with the mysterious Caleb, Ethan is sceptical but curious. Despite a shaky start, Ethan and Caleb connect sexually and emotionally then soon begin to wonder if Ethan has the power to break the curse by being the only one to remember Caleb after he leaves.
Whether Ethan remembers Caleb or not, with a warlock standing between them, the road to happiness is going to be tough.


Up on Land (Fables Series #3) by Caitlin Ricci
lesbian fantasy romance
8671 words, 43 pages
$0.99 in ebook 


In a cruel act of revenge, Amber, a shark shifter, takes Penelope, a siren, out of the ocean, forcing her to be human. It's what she thinks the sirens deserve after years of going after her kind, but Penelope isn't like the others, and Amber isn't able to easily take back what she's done to her. They'll have to cooperate to get what they each want, but when that time comes, neither of them are ready.