Carina Press Paranormal Romance sale!

facebook twitter

October is full of tricks, treats and spookiness, so we’ve got 10 spine-chilling, creeptastic paranormal titles for just 99¢ each until October 27! Whether you’re into ghosts, zombies, graveyards, or monsters, we’ve got a great read for you that’s less than a buck away. How long will you need to read them all?



(paranormal romance, urban fantasy)




DANCING WITH DRAGONS by Lorenda Christensen

(dragons, paranormal romance)



ALL FOR YOU by Dana Marie Bell

(angels & demons, paranormal romance)





(new adult, paranormal romance)

Quicksilver Dreams



REAPER’S TOUCH by Eleri Stone

(dystopian, fantasy, paranormal romance)





(angels & demons, erotic romance, paranormal romance)




A REASON TO BELIEVE by Diana Copland

(male/male, mystery, paranormal romance)





(paranormal romance, urban fantasy)




BITE ME by PJ Schnyder

(paranormal romance, shifters)

Fit muscular man exercising with dumbbell



NOBODY’S ANGEL by Stacy Gail

(angels & demons, paranormal romance)



Writing in a Shared Universe—By G.B. Lindsey, Diana Copland and Libby Drew

facebook twitter

Creating imaginary worlds with each other is often something we leave behind in childhood. As adults, we still adore a good story. We immerse ourselves in books, movies and other media, but the opportunity to alter the course of those stories—add characters, change the setting, expand the plot—isn’t usually an option.

Secrets of Neverwood was the first published collaboration for each of us, and though we jumped in with both feet, we weren’t entirely sure if the project would sink or swim. How would we find common ground? Would our writing styles blend? What the heck were we going to write about?

As it turned out, we were closer to a shared concept than we could’ve imagined. Several years as friends and writing critique partners meant our lines of communication were already open, and one frank discussion about expectations and project parameters was all we needed to give birth to Neverwood. Three very different love stories sprang from those initial brainstorming sessions, as did a haunted mansion, a meddlesome ghost, an enemy bent on destroying the family, and a long-lost treasure.

Time went on. We wrote and shared snippets and scenes. Was our collaboration working? We had no idea, but by God, we were having fun. Little by little, the story became less hers and more ours, as though each chapter was an extension of one writer, not three. This is the treasure the three of us found inside Neverwood: two lifelong fans of our work. Fan fiction of our universe, basically. Books created with our setting and our characters, and all of it realized with our blessing.

What did we create? Something quite special, we hope. Neverwood is more than a mansion. More than the people and the ghosts who live there. It’s a central character. It’s home—not just to Cal, Danny, and Devon, but to all the boys who have lived under its roof. Neverwood is the embodiment of safety, love and acceptance, as well as a nexus of mystery. Once Diana, G.B. and I realized that, the question became not, “What the heck are we going to write about?” but “What the heck aren’t we going to write about?” The world is full of lost boys. It’s teeming with people seeking adventure and transcendent love. Neverwood delivers those treasures and others.

What others exactly? We encourage you to read and find out!

Would you move into a house you believe to be haunted? Share your answer or leave a comment to this post for a chance to win the Secrets of Neverwood anthology. Drawing will take place on July 9th.



neverSecrets of Neverwood Three foster brothers are called home to Neverwood, the stately Pacific Northwest mansion of their youth. They have nothing in common but a promise to Audrey, the woman they all called mother—that upon her death, they would restore the house and preserve it as a home for troubled boys.

But going home is never easy.

Cal struggles to recover from past heartbreak, while Danny fears his mistakes are too big to overcome. Devon believes he may never break down the barriers that separate him from honest emotion.

On the path to brotherhood, they discover the old mansion holds more than dusty furniture and secret passageways. Audrey’s spirit still walks its halls, intent on guiding “her boys” toward true love, and an old mystery stirs up a new danger—one that could cost the men far more than just the house.



CARINA_0614_-9781426898563_OneDoorClosesSecrets of Neverwood #1—One Door Closes

G. B. Lindsey was born and raised in California, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Literature and Creative Writing from UC Santa Cruz. Her first love has always been writing: as a child, she cultivated such diverse goals as becoming “a cowgirl— and a writer” or “a paleontologist— and a writer.” Aside from her salacious and ongoing affair with the horror genre, she loves to write sci-fi, romance, historical fiction, and short stories. Other hobbies include playing the piano, reading voraciously, the occasional period drama movie night, and devouring scary film after scary film. She recently moved back home from Newcastle upon Tyne, where she earned her Master of Arts in Creative Writing, and now lives in Sacramento.

Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Secrets of Neverwood #2—The Growing Season  CARINA_0614_-9781426898570_TheGrowingSeason

Diana Copland began writing in the seventh grade, when she shamelessly combined elements of Jane Eyre and Dark Shadows to produce an overwrought gothic tale that earned her an A- in creative writing, thanks entirely to the generosity of her teacher. She wrote for pure enjoyment for the next three decades before discovering LiveJournal and a wonderful group of supportive fanfiction writers, who encouraged her to try her hand at original gay fiction.

Born and raised in southern California, Diana moved to the Pacific Northwest after losing a beloved spouse to AIDS in 1995. She lives in eastern Washington near her two wonderful adult children.

Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

CARINA_0614_-9781426898587_TheLostYearSecrets of Neverwood #3—The Lost Year

Libby Drew glimpsed her true calling when her first story, an A.A. Milne /Shakespeare crossover, won the grand prize in her elementary school’s fiction contest. Her parents explained that writers were quirky, poor, and often talked to themselves in supermarket checkout lines. They implored her to be practical, a request she took to heart for twenty years, earning two degrees, a white-collar job, and an ulcer, before realizing that practical was absolutely no fun.

An avid supporter of gay rights, Libby donates her time to the Trevor Project and organizations that work to support marriage equality.

Website | Blog | Twitter | Goodreads



Congratulations 2014 RITA Award Finalists!

facebook twitter

Last week the Romance Writers of America announced the nominations for the 2014 RITA® Awards and we’re thrilled to see that two amazing books from Carina Press were nominated! Congratulations to our authors and all of the other nominees! Visit the RWA blog for the complete list.


Paranormal Romance
Witch Bound by Eleri Stone
Gina Bernal, editor

Book two of Twilight of the Gods

Raquel Lindgren knows what her future holds. An arranged marriage. A new home in Ragnarok, Iowa, with another clan of refugees from Asgard. She should be happy. But there’s a mental block preventing her from tapping in to her true abilities as a witch. And she’s more attracted to the best man than she is to the groom…

Fen can’t believe he’s falling for his best friend’s future wife. As a hound, a wolf shifter, his duty lies with the pack. He’s seen too many hounds destroyed by love, and he’s sworn never to take a mate, never to have children of his own. He can’t deny his desire for Raquel, but she deserves more than he can offer her.

Raquel’s been raised to trust in magic, her clan and her destiny. But when a vengeful demon threatens to break out of Asgard and destroy the clan, Raquel learns she must trust in love if she is to take the future into her own hands.

For more tales of modern-day Vikings, check out Demon Crossings.


CARINA_1213_9781426897603_MineUnderMistleToeRomance Novella
Mine Under the Mistletoe by Kat Latham
Angela James, editor

Thanks to a transatlantic house swap, California girl Ashley Turner is finally going to fulfill her lifelong dream of a proper English Christmas. Her holiday plans did notinclude a sexy stranger climbing into her borrowed bed in the middle of the night. But in the light of day, Ashley can’t help but wonder if Santa has delivered early…

Game designer Oliver Stansfeld can’t wait to leave dreary London–and all its difficult holiday memories–for sunny San Diego. But a freak ice storm and a grounded plane have forced him back to his already-occupied flat. To make up for the mix-up, the least he can do is show his pretty houseguest where to get the perfect Christmas tree before he leaves.

The more time they spend together, the more their attraction grows, and soon Ashley is tempting Oliver to give in to the spirit of the season and snuggle up for the rest of the winter. As the ice melts and flights start taking off again, he must choose between giving in to the past or risking his heart on a chance at love.

Crossing The Finish Line (Plus Giveaway!)

facebook twitter

 photo CARINA_0314_9781426898099_DangerousAngel_zpsff2dca61.jpgWheee, I did it! With the release of Dangerous Angel, I’ve completed my first series. This project took over a year and a half to complete, from an idea about a demonic apocalypse, to this moment. Over 231,000 words later, It. Is. DONE.

I love writing in many romance subgenres, from contemporary to cyberpunk (I’m even sharing DANGEROUS ANGEL’s release date with my sci-fi holiday anthology sister, Anna Hackett, so check out AT STAR’S END—it’s already on my Kindle). Paranormal romance (PNR), however, holds a special place in my heart.

Why do I love PNR? The only limit is imagination. For instance, when I read about a demon who could take the appearance of any person, could “know the minds” of all mankind, and had the ability to cause insanity, I had to write about this Great Duke of hell, Dantalion. With devastating abilities like that, can you blame me?

So I had a wicked great villain. Score! But what could defeat him? I came up with the concept of the almost-human Nephilim (angel-human hybrids) living among us. They basically lead ordinary lives… until they have to stop a demonic apocalypse. Though their bodies are mostly human and their angelic abilities threaten their lives as much as any demon, they’re willing to sacrifice it all to save the world for the people they love.

The hero in Dangerous Angel, Kyle, is no different. Descended from an angel who controlled lightning, Kyle’s mostly human brain is always firing—or misfiring, ADHD-style—at an alarming rate. If he’s not careful, his circuits will get permanently fried.

It takes a special kind of personality to roll with the Nephilim, and the heroine of Dangerous Angel is up to the task. Nikita Tesoro went through the worst kind of hell while growing up, so life has prepared her to take things like demons in stride. Life also prepared her to understand sacrifice the way only a human can , and that’s Nikita’s superpower. She might be surrounded by supernatural beings, but it takes her beautiful human heart to return balance to the world.

So, it’s done. I’ve crossed the finish line and written the story of how love, loyalty, strength and sacrifice—the best of our human qualities—can prevail over evil. I’ll miss writing about the Nephilim. But of course, I did leave one character standing alone, with no one to love. Hmmm…



Book four of the Earth Angels series

Miami’s best bounty hunter, Nikita Tesoro will do anything to collar a fugitive, including stepping into a stripper’s stilettos for the night. Outsmarting her rival Kyle Beaudecker is just a bonus. Despite the sexual tension sparking between them, Nikita keeps a professional distance from “Hurricane” Kyle. After all, she can’t get hurt if she doesn’t care.

A descendant of the archangel Barakiel with the power to harness electricity, Kyle should be focusing his energy on tracking down a demon that may be hiding in the human realm. But he’s a lover, not a fighter, and he’d much rather use his special talents for pleasure: specifically Nikita’s. And teaming up to find a bail jumper means spending lots of time together…

But when their case takes a turn for the demonic, Kyle can no longer hide his true nature from Nikita. He’ll do whatever it takes to win her heart—even stop the apocalypse. But he can’t do it alone.

80,000 words

Get your copy of Dangerous Angel at any of these ebook retailers!:

Amazon | iBooks | Barnes and Noble | Google Play | Kobo | Carina Press



Wow, you read all the way to this point? You should be rewarded with… a DANGEROUS ANGEL giveaway! ^_^

a Rafflecopter giveaway


About Stacy Gail: A competitive figure skater from the age of eight, Stacy Gail began writing stories in between events to pass the time. By the age of fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a figure skating coach who was also a published romance writer, or a romance writer who was also a skating pro. Now with a day job of playing on the ice with her students, and writing everything from steampunk to cyberpunk, contemporary to paranormal at night, both dreams have come true.

Connect with Stacy on her WebsiteFacebookTwitterGoodreads, and Pinterest!

The Joys of Travel

facebook twitter

In my DRACIM series, travel by air isn’t exactly the norm. All of my characters live in a post World War III planet alongside dragons, and the lack of tech or dragon plane escorts make the commercial airline industry virtually non-existent. But what fun is a world without the chance to experience new cultures? I had to add at least a little foreign flavor!

Back in 2010–2012, I had the opportunity to live in Bangalore, India. As someone who’d barely traveled outside of her birth country, moving a couple of continents away was simultaneously exciting and frightening. But I am oh-so-glad I did. Bangalore, much like New York City, is filled with people from all over the world. I was lucky enough to live in an apartment complex with families from almost every state in India, and they were happy to teach me some of their local customs, including the fantastic Onam celebration below. Look at these beautiful saris!

In Dancing with Dragons, the heroine, Carol, has an opportunity to visit India. Unfortunately, she isn’t in the country under the best of circumstances, and the hero, Daniel, can’t afford to give her much time for sightseeing. However, I felt it was important for her to feel at least a little bit of the excitement I had upon seeing a foreign country for the first time. Especially one as diverse and colorful as India.

It was actually kind of nice to know what a first-time visitor to India would feel like, and I really enjoyed writing the scenes based in Bangalore. And while Carol probably wouldn’t agree, I always kinda hoped I’d catch a glimpse of a dragon flying outside my plane window! (I’m sad to say, that never happened.)

Carol had more important things to worry about during her stay in India, but while I was there, I posted my experiences to a personal blog. If India is on your bucket list, or you want to see how I handled expatriate life, you’re more than welcome to take a look.

But if genetically mutated dragons are more your style, I invite you to visit my author website at I’m running a contest through the month of March to celebrate the release of Carol and Daniel’s story. Stop by for a chance to win a dragon flavored t-shirt, awesome dragon-centric books, and a Kindle Fire to read them on.

So now it’s your turn. Where is the coolest place on Earth? Tell me about your travel plans/dreams/experiences in the comments below. Or, come find me on Twitter @Lorendac or Facebook. I’d love to chat! Namaste!


Slam Dance with the Devil – Are Rock-and-Roll Legends True?

facebook twitter

Rock & roll has spawned a lot of legends. Rock stars have to be larger than life in order to fill the stage and get their music heard. We’ve all heard stories of the wild parties, wrecked hotel rooms, and bizarre contract riders (only green M&Ms allowed). But what about the other legends, the unsubstantiated rumors that surround some stars?

What if I told you some rock stars were really demons who fed on the energy of the audience? Would that change the way you thought of rocker Kent Gaol’s late night bacchanals? He’s the hero of the second Demon Rock book, Slam Dance with the Devil, and his legends go back much further than private investigator Nona Harris could imagine.

All those wild rock stars you hear about? Some of them really are demons, sustained by the energy pouring off the audience…

Wild, destructive and immortal, rocker Kent Gaol has given up the search for his Muse—a demon’s one true source of inspiration, his forever partner. After losing the one woman he thought might be his, he’s convinced she doesn’t exist.

Hard-as-nails private investigator Nona Harris has been hired by a mysterious client to track Kent. She knows nothing of his truths, until one night when Kent tricks her on stage during one of his concerts. Amazingly, she not only senses the energy around the demons, she feeds from it…and it turns her on.

Kent never expected Nona’s response to be so intense, nor that she could enter his world and so thoroughly rock it. This is beyond a tumultuous love affair—this is a sexual and emotional bond that will change them both forever. A bond strong enough that now Nona’s shady client wants them both dead…

When I was younger, we didn’t have the Internet, so rock star tall tales were spread by word of mouth. Here are some I remember, and some I’ve read about. Are they true?

  • Phil Collins secretly witnessed a man standing by and not helping as someone drowned. Then, years later, Phil got the man front row tickets to one of his concerts and played “In the Air” directly to him, indicating he knew what he’d done.
  • David Bowie’s eyes were two different colors because he dropped liquid LSD into one of them.
  • One of the male members of the Thompson Twins assaulted the female member, so she burned his house down.
  • Elvis Presley faked his death. Years later there was even a TV special hosted by Bill Bixby investigating the evidence.
  • Paul McCartney had died. Clues such as references to “the eggman” and “walrus” in songs as well as his position on album covers were seen as unmistakable clues.
  • Blues musician Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil.

To find out the answer on the last one, we might ask Kent Gaol. In one of his past incarnations he was also a blues man. A heartbreak from those days has been shaking his life for years and threatens to destroy the growing attraction between Kent and Nona as their worlds are slammed together.

So what are some of the rock and roll legends and fables you’ve heard? Give us some of the lore in the comments and one person will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon gift card (for rock and roll – of course).

Thanks for stopping by. You can find Slam Dance with the Devil here.
And if you want to keep the conversation going, you can find me on:

Big Bad Wolf?

facebook twitter

Close your eyes for a minute. No, wait, don’t, because you’re reading my blog post and one presumes you want to keep doing so.

Pretend to close your eyes for a moment while reading this blog post and whisper to yourself, “Werewolf hero.”

What kind of image does that conjure?

A hot, sexy bad boy in leather, riding a motorcycle when he can’t run free in the forest? A gruff and hyper-masculine pack alpha determined to keep his people safe and in line? A borderline vicious anti-hero trying to control his literal inner demon? Somebody big and strong and scary enough to make anybody weak at the knees?

What about a nerdy scientist more interested in the biology and magic of the shifting process than howling at the moon and finding a mate?

I know, right? But even in wolf world, it seems like it would take all kinds. You need your alphas and your brooders and your sexy bad boys. But why wouldn’t wolves be scientists and dreamers and artists and, heck, grocers and accountants and nice male nurses (like in the SyFy TV show Being Human)?

They can…in my shifter world.

Marcus Delgado is a werewolf and a scientist. He’s a sexy scientist, of course, at least according to witch-in-hiding Katie Zhang, whom he encounters in the beginning of WITCH INTERRUPTED, my second book with Carina. It’s a paranormal romance set in the same world as PACK AND COVEN, where the speculative elements include wolves (shapeshifting) and witches (magic).

In fact, Marcus, because of certain events in his past, is obsessively curious about why witches change permanently into werewolves when they—spoiler alert for PACK AND COVEN!—have sex with one. However, wolves can never change into witches or obtain the magical powers and longevity of witches. Marcus is determined to find out why, and he decides Katie is the perfect person to assist him…whether she wants to or not.

The intelligence, focus and dedication of a less traditional hero like Marcus made him a very appealing character to write about and hopefully one for readers to meet. So many of the characters who tend to linger with me aren’t necessarily the alphas and the swashbuckling heroes. The clever, background characters, the scientists, the tech gals, the ones without bulging muscles and multiple guns and overriding need to control whatever disaster is going on around them—I remember those characters, too. I love watching them blossom when the story centers on them instead of the obvious alphas.

They’re complicated, layered, and surprising. And they’re smart. I just adore smart!

TV examples include: Simon Tam from Firefly; both Willow and Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Daniel Jackson from Stargate SG-1; Monroe and Rosalie in Grimm; and Chuck Bartowski from Chuck and his predecessor, Jake from Jake 2.0.

There are countless examples of these types of characters in literature and cinema, usually relegated to sidekicks or secondary characters. As an author, I get to make them the protagonists and find out what really makes them tick.

Who are your favorite brainy badasses and nerdy but awesome characters in books and TV?


Purchase WITCH INTERRUPTED at Carina Press.

About Jody Wallace:


Starting Over

facebook twitter

I started Reaper’s Touch about three years ago. Some stories you have to work for every word but Reaper’s Touch was easy. Wild West meets bio-plague apocalypse. Cowboys vs. Zombies. The world was interesting, the characters came to me fully formed and whispering in my ear, and the story seemed to practically write itself. So why did it take so long to get here?

After I finished Reaper’s Touch, I jumped right into the second story. It’s a big world and I wanted to explore all of it. But as I started writing that second book, I became dissatisfied with the first. I hadn’t set everything up well enough to support a series. I’d made the story too small, the world too confined. I’d done a disservice to characters I’d come to love.

A new first scene came to me and it was much better than the one I had. From there, I kept going until I had a completely new story. It was a lot longer than the original and a whole heck of a lot better.

It’s funny because starting over is a theme in the book too. For Abby, being a Ranger is the only life she’s ever known and there’s no way out as far as she can see. But she wants better. And that’s the opportunity she’s presented with when she meets Jake. Better. Even though it’s a risk. Even though there are no guarantees that everything’s going to turn out okay. Even though she has to turn her back on the familiar and safe. She reaches for better too.

So, three years. I’m so incredibly excited that Reaper’s Touch is finally out! Have you ever felt like you were waiting for something forever?


nullAbby is a Ranger, part of an elite group who defend the border against Reapers—humans infected with a parasite that turns them into mindless cannibals. Rangers are immune to Reaper infection, and as one of the only female Rangers, Abby is expected to settle down and breed more Rangers—a fate she’s keen to avoid. When she’s ambushed on the plains, she’s ready to go out with guns blazing—until a mysterious, handsome cowboy rides to her rescue.

Jake has his own motives for helping Abby, beyond aiding a damsel in distress. He’s a Reaper, and while he’s learned to wrest control of his mind from the parasite, the effects won’t last without a permanent cure. And he needs Abby to get it.

Abby and Jake are natural enemies and unlikely partners. But when their search reveals a conspiracy between Reapers and the rich industrialists who own the mountain cities, they must work together to find the cure—or lose the border, and each other, forever.


nullA lifelong fan of fantasy, Eleri started reading romance as an adult and was instantly captivated by the strong female protagonists and character-driven storylines. All of her stories have some element of speculative fiction and they all end with a happy-ever-after.

Website • Facebook • Twitter • Goodreads

That Was Your Favorite Part? Really?

facebook twitter

FIRST TO BURN, Book 1 of The Immortal Vikings

A soldier with secrets. Immortal Viking Wulf Wardsen once battled alongside Beowulf, and now serves in Afghanistan. He trusts the mortal men on his elite special operations team to protect his secret, until an explosion lands him in a place more dangerous to him than a battlefield: a medevac helicopter.

A doctor with questions. Army captain Theresa Chiesa follows the rules and expects the same from others, even special forces hotshots like Sergeant Wardsen. She’s determined to discover the secret behind his supernaturally fast healing, and she won’t allow his sexy smile to distract her.

An enemy with nothing to lose. Even as Theresa’s investigation threatens to expose him, Wulf wants nothing more than to build a future with her. But the Viking relic that might reverse his immortality is being hunted by another–an ancient enemy who won’t hesitate to hurt Theresa to strike back at Wulf.

Reading is one of the last solitary personal spaces. Although more and more of us interact about books on social media, the way a book remains a unique experience for each reader was brought home to me when I asked my friend/beta reader Mary and my editor Jeff to help me choose a memorable scene from First to Burn to submit as an exclusive excerpt at a book review site.

Jeff listed the motorcycle chase in Rome, the sewer escape and the sauna love scene. Mary jumped on the cookies-and-movie scene and “the scene where Wulf finds out about his brother.” My short list contained the designer-boot shopping scene, evading the nosy photographer and the other cookie scene, where Theresa finds out that her mother’s care package can cause unexpected trouble:

“Delicious.” His slow, deep voice returned, cueing her to look down.

Her mother hadn’t put cookies on top. Black lace peeked out of pink packing tissue. Jet beads caught the sun and winked at her from ribbon trim that connected two scalloped bra cups. She shoved the offending object deeper. Her jaw hurt from the pressure of gritting her teeth, but nothing she could say, nothing, would make this go away. She should shut up. Right now.

“If you decide to take her advice…” His smile lifted one side of his mouth.

What was he talking about? She followed his gaze to a sticky note that’d transferred from the tissue paper to her forearm. Not for your roommates! Share these with a nice boy. Written in her mother’s distinctive slanted loops.

She needed to escape before she surpassed her record for embarrassment, set the day she broke her holster in pre-deployment training at Fort Benning, and her Beretta slipped down inside her pant leg. Two more minutes and she’d blurt out that story. That would impress a Special Forces stud.

“Here.” She reached deep, felt plastic and tugged out a bag of chocolate espresso swirls.

Mary is well-acquainted with Mr. Richland’s baking expertise, so I know why we both thought of the scenes with cookies. I was surprised she also flashed on the creepy scene where Wulf arrives at his brother’s deserted house and finds graphic evidence of their enemy’s retribution, because I had no idea it was one of her favorite scenes. Even after being roommates at the end of the grunge era and sharing hundreds of books with each other, talking about specifics taught me something new about my friend. She likes scary more than cute. (Although apparently not more than cookies.)

My editor preferred the sauna love scene over the first love scene, which is my favorite. The sauna fits my hero’s lifestyle, because he’s an immortal Viking, but I don’t personally enjoy tiny over-heated rooms. Even if Wulf gives Theresa a much better appreciation for the benefits of steam and cedar benches, I’m not a sauna type, so that scene never came to my mind.

Try the same game. Find someone–book group, friend, family–who’s read the same book recently and ask what three scenes she remembers best or would recommend as an excerpt. Any overlap with your list? Any complete surprises?

Anna lives with her quietly funny husband and two less-quiet children in a century-old house in Seattle. She is a former army officer who now fills her days with imaginary friends and lots of coffee. Her new paranormal romantic suspense series is inspired by the Beowulf epic, and she also writes military romances, grocery lists and opinionated reviews of children’s books.

Anna would love to connect with readers at Facebook or Goodreads.
Visit for a longer excerpt from First to Burn and a sneak peek at Anna’s next book from Carina Press.

Quicksilver Dreams, Book #1 of the Dreamwalker series: The Road to Being Published

facebook twitter

 photo get-attachment7_zps93fb7294.jpg

Holy $*%t they want to buy my book! 

I quite freaked my husband out with my happy dance listening to the message left on my cellphone that fateful Friday when Quicksilver Dreams was first bought; he couldn’t tell if I was extremely upset or extremely excited. The funny thing was, I happened to have had that week off for spring break, and had had my peaceful writing time violated over and over again by a barrage of telemarketing calls. When the phone rang yet again that afternoon, I saw the number on the display screen of our house phone, didn’t recognize it, and deliberately ignored it with a frustrated groan. Almost immediately, my cellphone rang with the same number. Again, didn’t recognize it and wasn’t in the mood to have someone try to sell me anything. But then… my phone “dinged”, letting me know I had a message.

A message? No one leaves me a message on my cell phone. Hardly anyone else even has the number. Who could that be? By this point, I was distracted and curious enough to stop my work and listen to it. I didn’t need to get much farther than the caller’s first statement, letting me know it was Angela James from Carina Press, before I was grinning so wide it hurt. No one calls you to say they aren’t interested in your work. Right? And so began the excitement of dancing around the house and waking my husband from his very sound, luxurious afternoon nap that had him blinking owlishly, trying to figure out what exactly was wrong with me.

Nothing was wrong. In fact, everything was quite right. I was so pleased that Quicksilver Dreams had made an impact, it felt like one of those great validating moments in my life. I’d spent the last year and some working on the book, and really enjoying the “what if” process, letting the story take me from Hollywood, California, to Te`re, another planet where there was an ongoing war between two nations, then back to Venice Beach, California. Taylor Lane, my badass female lead, really came to life for me. She was fun and funny, light and snarky, with a dash of kick-your-ass thrown in, but at the end of the day, she had a deep streak of vulnerability that she’d really worked hard to protect. She felt real to me, and when I got an email from my editor for the first time relaying what was most appreciated about the novel, I was reassured that she and Ryder had seemed real for the acquisition team as well. Added to that, I loved the idea of having something really extraordinary happen to a character who’d only ever thought she was ordinary.

 photo 44b48849-4ee4-448f-962d-6008120ccd82_zpsd6d73d46.jpg

My name is Taylor, and damn but my life changed overnight. One moment I was just a regular girl working two jobs to pay my bills, and next thing you know, I’m uncovering secret metal disks at my boss’s house. Now I’m reading minds, dream-walking and being saved from bad guys by Mr. Dark and Brooding.

That would be Ryder Langston, my new next-door neighbor. He’s sex on legs but he’s also a secret agent from another world—no joke. I believe him now because he dragged me back here “for my protection” after he discovered someone was trying to assassinate me on Earth. It isn’t working out so well.

There’s a war going on, one that’s been fought for generations. Ryder’s having trust issues (not that it’s stopping us from falling into bed), and it turns out I’m connected here, if you know what I mean. The target on my back finally makes sense, but there’s nowhere left to hide…


Here’s some food for thought: Given the chance to travel instantly to another planet that had Earth-like features, would you go? I’d love to hear your thoughts. It’s a corny question, but a fun one to explore.

Thanks so much for spending your time with me.  I hope to hear from you on one of my media sites listed below.

Click on Quicksilver Dreams for purchase.

Short bio

Danube Adele wrote her first romance at the age of seven when she penned the sweet story of her dogs falling in love and having puppies together.  She’s been dreaming up romantic tales ever since.  A lifetime resident of southern California, she spends time playing at the beach, camping in Joshua Tree National Park, and hiking Mammoth Mountain.

You can find Danube Adele at Twitter, Facebook, and on her Website.