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Wading slowly toward the white object fluttering in the half-light, she made out a hand. She edged closer, batting at mangrove spider webs. “Hello?” The whisper came low and raspy. “Help….me.”

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Welcome Kenzie Michaels & NiKoh's Chosen

Welcome Kenzie Michaels! I know you’re going to tell us about NiKoh’s Chosen, the sequel to your wonderful sci-fi erotic romance Heart’s Last Chance, but will you first bring us up to speed on the story behind it? Thanks!

The Story Behind NiKoh’s Chosen

Have you ever read a story and wondered how the author came up with the idea?  Let me tell you, I never thought I would write Sci-Fi Romance, because a) I tried to write my own ending to Star Wars in the 9th grade and failed miserably; and b) description is my weak point!

If you’ve already heard the story of how Heart’s Last Chance came about, bear with me; this is brief recap for those who haven’t heard the story. Back in 2002, Brock and Tricia met, spent the night together, and everything was going well when all of a sudden, Brock uttered those dreaded words:

“I’m not exactly from Earth.”

*needle scratch*  Say WHAT?

I put it away for ten years.  Then pulled it out and thought I’d see where it would go.  After two title changes, it released September 2014 and everyone loves it.
I’d tentatively written the first four chapters of NiKoh’s story, Brock’s older brother, but he didn’t like the direction I was taking him, and refused to speak to me.  A tiny problem occurred:  I’d pitched Brock and Tricia’s story with the idea of four sequels, and already had release dates lined up.  When NiKoh refused to speak to me, little sister Kira started telling me her story and wouldn’t shut up until it was written.  What’s the problem?  Her book is #4 in the series.

Finally, NiKoh decided he’d been upstaged enough and I was able to write his story.  I think you’ll like the direction this saga is going, and NiKoh has already had his first favorable review.

In addition, Brock’s story, Heart’s Last Chance, has been nominated in the LRC Best Of Awards, for Best Sci-Fi/Futuristic Romance of 2014.  If you’ll ‘like’ my author page on Facebook (link at bottom of this post), I’ll keep you apprised of the voting link and ultimately, the results.  I’m hoping to place well!

Secret Cravings Publishing (April 13, 2015)
Book #2, The Chosen series
Sci-Fi Romance; Erotic (4 flames)
50,000 words

Still mourning the tragic death of his beautiful mate, could another Chosen one already be waiting for NiKoh SiLah? To avoid what he’s not ready to accept, he throws himself into his work at Planet Security. 

Leaving the Academy behind to follow her dream of working with animals, GiNae SoJae returns home. Preoccupied with work and not ready to take a mate, she’s horrified when her body enters Maturity. GiNae fights the changes occurring within her. But during nightly dreams she cannot control, an unknown man teaches her the secrets of her body.
Will NiKoh and GiNae succumb to the paths they think have been chosen for them or will they discover the true Chosen life that awaits them? 


In this exclusive excerpt, GiNae is not pleased with what she perceives the direction her life is taking and is doing everything within her power to get it to stop.  Unfortunately, she doesn’t understand Maturity can’t be ‘willed away’.  I based some of this on my sister’s determination to never go through puberty, ha ha!

Excerpt (G)
“Your mother was only trying to show her support of you earlier.”

“I know. Thank you for getting her to back off.” The firelight danced across GiNae’s soft features, causing her green eyes to glow. “I’ve spoken with both my friend RaKel and my mother, and there is a way out of this. All you have to do, NiKoh, is go before the elders and ask for a special dispensation, and all this will cease.”

NiKoh tried to remain composed, but her earnestness, along with her determination to stop the inevitable, was too much. He felt the laughter build, no matter how he tried to quell it, but to no avail. “I’m so sorry, GiNae. Forgive me,” he managed before the urge overtook him.

“What is with you? All you do is laugh at me. I’m serious, NiKoh! Won’t anyone take me seriously?” Her rage fueled his laughter, and as she stood to storm off, he lunged, catching her by the arm.

“I’m sorry,” he gasped. “Please, sit. Let me explain.”

“So far, all I understand is I seem to humor you.” She shook free, but sat back down, crossing her arms over her small bosom.

NiKoh coughed, trying to get his laughter under control. “I’m not trying to anger you, really I’m not. It’s just there seems to be a misunderstanding here.”

“My mother is never wrong.”

“You’re right, she isn’t. Let me see if I get this straight. You want me to go before the elders, and get them to agree we aren’t compatible, so you will, what? Stop going through Maturity? Or is there someone else you have your eye on for your Chosen?” NiKoh nearly laughed when he saw the horrified expression on her face.

“You mean…these dreams, visions, whatever, will continue? Even if the dispensation is granted?”

NiKoh shrugged, holding up his hands. “I have no control over my subconscious, and neither do you. The dreams are a part of the Maturity process, GiNae.” He picked up his goblet and sipped.

GiNae stood up. “Great. Just great. So everybody goes through this?”

Thanks for having me today, M. S.!  At the end of the month, I will be giving away a NiKoh’s Chosen Prize Pack, full of goodies.  Entry is simple:  Leave a comment with your contact info and what format e-book (pdf, kindle) you prefer, since names WILL be selected at random to win copies of either NiKoh’s Chosen or Heart’s Last Chance.

Kenzie Michaels

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Fabulous Football Romance from Jean Joachim

Welcome Jean Joachim. I love football too so I'm really looking forward to hearing about your two new football romances.

FIRST & TEN SERIES by Jean Joachim

I’ve loved football since high school. Our biggest rivalry was over football. Swooning over football players began early and has never gone away. So I’ve written my own drool-worthy football heroes and given them hot, loving women.
Here are the first two books in this series.


He wanted a wife. She didn’t want to get married – ever.  Not exactly a match made in heaven. Ten years ago, Griff Montgomery, star quarterback of the Kings and womanizer, became a stand-in father for his widowed sister’s kids. After they moved away, Griff wanted his own family. But where does a “player” go to find his ideal mate?

Having sworn off marriage forever, Lauren Farraday barely kept her life together after her divorce. With her career shaky and depression closing in, the last thing she needed was a courtroom battle with a sexy athlete.

A snippet:
“I like having him around.” Griff increased his pace to a fast walk.
Trunk snickered. “In bed with a dog? You’re slipping.”
“He’s better looking than anything you’ve slept with.”
“Are you referring to my wife?” Trunk’s tone turned belligerent.
“Oh, you’re married? Gee, I didn’t think so when we were in Miami, San Francisco, and Dallas last year,” Griff shot back.

Griff Montgomery, Quarterback
Secret Cravings Publishing (February 2015)
First and Ten Series, Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance ; Rating: R (3 flames)
66,000 words; 239 p.

All buy links here:

Known for his record-breaking stats and womanizing ways, wide receiver, Buddy Carruthers, would give it all up for one chance to win the only woman he ever wanted, Emmy Meacham. Hard-won games, and traveling half the season kept Buddy from pursuing his secret passion. Even if he managed to corner her for a moment, would she still care?
Now a rock star known as Emerald, Emmy lived her life on the road with no time for love. In her dreams, she longed to turn back the clock and spend another night with Buddy. But lies and deceit had kept them apart for five years. Would a chance meeting wash away those years or cause old wounds to resurface? Could two lives traveling in opposite directions make room for love or would they continue to spin, out of sync, and always alone?

A snippet:
“Do you really need so much for only a week?”
“You’re right. Let’s return the lingerie.”
Buddy put his hand on hers as she was reaching for the bag. “Don’t be hasty. Maybe I’m wrong. I don’t know how much you need. This looks okay to me.”
She snickered. “So transparent, Carruthers.”

Secret Cravings (April 2015)
First and Ten Series, Book 2
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance; Rating: R (3 flames)
65,000 words; 228 p.

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Action packed from the locker room to the bedroom, First & Ten books also include pugs. Spike
appears in Griff’s story

and Blitz in Buddy’s. Yes, I’m a pug lover and supporter of pug rescue as well. I hope you’ll find time for my books and laugh, cry and be swept into the world of the Connecticut Kings, their challenges, their victories, and most of all their search for love.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Wicked Dragon Writer Solutions Opens Its Doors

Authors and editors Amber Kallyn and Jami Gray have teamed up in a new enterprise, Wicked Dragon Writer Solutions, to offer writing and editorial services. They are both fantastic writers and I’ve invited them to explain their offerings here at Tale Spinner. Note that to celebrate their grand opening, they are offering a wonderful coupon. Read all about it below.

Does Your Written Gem Need An Editor? How about Two? #WDWS #editors

You've finally typed the two most important words: "THE END", but your precious treasure of words needs one final polish before you usher it out on to the cruel world. Welcome to Wicked Dragon Writer Solutions, where you can get two editing beasts for one smoking price!

Between the two of us, we have 13 hard-won years of word crafting experience, not just in published work, but in editing for other authors. While we've been doing this without gathering our fees, we decided it was time to put our pens to work for us. We know how vital editors are to Creators of the Written Word, and what's better than one editor? How about two editors putting their eyes to the jewelers loop to examine your precious treasure, and you'll only be out the gold for the price of one. Think of it as an Editorial BOGO (buy-one-get-one-free).

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