Housekeeping

Hello Dear Readers,

Here’s a bit of what’s going on here with me in lovely Northeast Louisiana:

– on a personal note, my beloved Matsi passed away at the end of March. We miss her so much but know she’s free of pain and running and jumping and bugging her sister, Rayne, across the Rainbow Bridge in the Field of Flowers 🐺🌈💐 (Witch Dance reference if you’ve read it 😉) Love our sweet and brave girl!

– In book news, I am knee deep into the 9th (NINTH😍😍😍) Counterplay book, titled Missing. For those of you who follow the series, I’ll reveal a small spoiler – THIS is the book where we discover the Caissy Family Secret. No more diversions or Red Herrings, this is the real deal! I’d been looking forward to writing this scene for several years now and I wasn’t disappointed, and I feel pretty sure it will live up to the hype it’s been given over the past several books.

Misplaced (Counterplay Book 7) or as I like to call it, the Hurricane book, has come back from my editor (shout out to the amazingly talented Emily Lawrence) and will be headed to my beta readers soon. I hope for a mid-June release date and I will place this one on pre-order so keep checking back for updates.

Misdirection will be FREE for a limited time only! I’ve decided to take it off perma-free and set the prequel (Misaligned) to $0. So if you or your friends are interested in the Counterplay series, get this book for FREE while it last.

Misdirection: Book 1

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– interested in Counterplay but don’t want to commit to all the books just yet? Check out my short story on Instafreebie. It’s less than 1500 words but will tell you all you need to know about the murder, sex, and intrigue that is this series.

Blurb – Helen invites an old friend to lunch, but she has more on her mind than simply catching up. Taking place more than thirty years before the start of the Counterplay prequel, Monster delves into the psyche of beloved Caissy matriarch, Helen, her tumultuous past with ruthless Bob O’Malley, and the tragic, abominable decision that changed and shaped both their families.

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That’s about all in my world. Hope all of you are enjoying Spring!

The Island

From the USA Today bestselling fantasy author of the House of Crimson & Clover novels comes a chilling new historical fantasy series, Vampires of the Merovingi. Ancient lore, a vidid historical backdrop, and elusive, tantalizing mythical creatures await readers as they dive into the secretive, ancient, powerful world of The Saga of Crimson & Clover.

1789. Saint-Domingue. Hispaniola. West Indies.

Etienne de Blanchefort has seen incredible success as a colonial planter in the Northern Province of Saint-Domingue. Though uprooting his family from France a decade past was a gamble, life in the tropical West Indies has been good to him, his wife, and four children. With France embroiled in their great revolution across the Atlantic, he harbors little doubt he made the right decision for his family’s future.

Until, that is, the arrival of his fiend.

Etienne’s practical nature cannot reconcile what he knows to be true of his world with what he cannot ignore about the abominable creature haunting his family and the island.

Nor can he ignore his wife’s terrifying dreams that slowly steal her vitality.

Or Victorine’s burgeoning free spirit and wariness of their way of life.

Or Nanette’s curious, furtive behavior as she hides in trees.

Or Marius’ secret new friendship with one he cannot name.

Or Flosine’s unsettling drawings of a man from a time long before theirs.

Etienne’s fiend will not stay elusive for long. He has a request. A very particular, very important request, one that will change the lives of Etienne, his family, and his descendants forever.

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My review:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book was the first in a fascinating new series by Sarah M. Cradit. I have to be honest: vampires aren’t my most favorite thing to read about but this book blew my mind! Cradit’s masterful storytelling combines equal parts mythology, history, and imagination to create a hauntingly beautiful tale of intrigue and opportunity. I would recommend to all lovers of historical fiction as well as paranormal fantasy.

Misdeed: Counterplay Book 5

I’m so excited to share the 5th installment in the Counterplay series. 

mis·deed

misˈdēd/

noun

noun: misdeed

1. a wicked or illegal act.

2. a breaking of a moral or legal code


 
Two weddings are celebrated and for a season, happiness abounds in the Douglas and Caissy families. 
Amid their loved ones, Millie and Rafe take a bold step together, determined to live their lives with no regrets. Reece and Layton marry and at Rachael’s request, begin caring for Graceanne. 

While inquisitive Sloane continues her quest to find the root of hatred between the Caissys and O’Malleys, she discovers more than she bargained for, altering her view of Sol and Bob forever. 

Still hell-bent on keeping Arianne from Gregory, Andrew makes a costly mistake when he’s blindsided by his feelings for another woman. 

Unbeknownst to anyone, Lesley and Bob’s friendship grows stronger. With his guidance, she takes steps to reconcile with her mother. 

Thanks to the O’Malleys, a long-buried secret comes to light for Millie and Jamie and the after-effects—disastrous. 

The truth can’t stay hidden forever. 

The time of reckoning is close. 

Bait and bleed. 

The Counterplay Series follows the Douglases, Adams, O’Malleys, and Caissys – four intertwined South Louisiana families and their struggle for power, love, and revenge. 

Your move. 

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More vendors to come!!

A Tempest of Discovery


A Tempest of Discovery (Midnight Dynasty Book 1): Available Now!

Life changes the most when it changes in an instant.

Nicolas Deschanel, playboy heir to New Orleans, has turned over a new leaf—and turned an eye to Lauren Weatherly, who is very unlike any of the women he enjoyed in the past. Their work to deploy field research teams to build the Deschanel family’s list of allies brings them closer, but each step in that direction also reveals truths about them both.
Charlotte and Julian carefully tail the Henry siblings in Paris, but Charlotte cannot deny she’s drawn to mysterious Lawrence, while Julian’s visions of the dangers ahead grow deeper and darker.
A Tempest of Discovery, book one in the thrilling new paranormal romance series, Midnight Dynasty, is available now:
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My review: As expected, the first installment in Cradit’s Midnight Dynasty series did not disappoint. In this book, we revisit some our favorite Deschanels (Nicolas, Colleen) and delve deeper into their family tree with the Fontenots, headlined by fierce Charlotte. Also we are introduced to the mysterious LaViolettes, a female-centered family with mysterious ties to our favorite magical family. Though it is a continuation of The House of Crimson and Clover series, it’s not necessary to have prior knowledge of those books to understand this one. If you enjoy a story with twists and turns and shocking endings, this is the book for you. Cradit’s delivery of mystery and intrigue is flawless. Five stars. 

Start the Counterplay Series today!

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Power. Money. Revenge. Sex. Murder. Begin the saga that’s hailed as Game of Thrones meets General Hospital. 
Counterplay follows the Douglases, Adames, O’Malleys, and Caissys—four intertwined South Louisiana families, and their struggle for power, love, and revenge. 

Your move.

           
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Latch is LIVE! 

Fiona Davenport’s Passion, Vows & Babies Kindle World is launching 10 new stories!!
From sexy stories with married couples fighting outside forces to keep their Happily Ever After in the Passion & Vows series, to unexpected pregnancies that lead to happy marriages in the Yeah, Baby series, the Passion, Vows & Babies world is full of over-the-top alpha heroes, sassy heroines, insta-love, wedding bells, and growing families. While some characters have found the loves of their lives, there are plenty of new relationships to be explored. Who else is out there, just waiting for Passion, Vows & Babies to come along?

10 Authors!

10 Brand New Stories!

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Unbearable by Kristen Hope Mazzola → http://amzn.to/2x6jXdN

Undercover Marriage by N. Kuhn → http://bit.ly/2kZ57En

 

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Misfire: Counterplay Book 4

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mis·fire

verb

ˌmisˈfī(ə)r/

  1. (of a gun or missile) fail to discharge or fire properly.

noun

ˈmisˌfī(ə)r/

a failure of a gun or missile to fire correctly or of fuel in an internal combustion engine to ignite.
 

Revenge. Murder. Sex. Lies. The Counterplay Series continues when Rachael and Graceanne are nearly killed by the malevolent O’Malleys and the younger Douglases rally together to help them. Invariably, Gregory Adams offers advice and assistance to his godchildren, and reaches a crossroads in his volatile and clandestine relationship with their mother, Arianne.

Rafe Gaudet reveals a startling truth to Millie Douglas that changes absolutely everything. While Millie grapples with the fallout, Jamie Caissy acts to prevent their joint secret from coming to light. As always, the O’Malleys are a step ahead, though, and will use any tools necessary to destroy Jamie and the family he holds dear.

The embers of deception have grown into a raging flame. No one is safe. No one can escape.

When you start a fire, be to windward of it. – The Art of War

The Counterplay Series follows the Douglases, Adams, O’Malleys, and Caissys – four intertwined South Louisiana families and their struggle for power, love, and revenge. Your move.