Win a Signed Annotated NOCTE ARC with a Hidden Clue Inside!!

Ohhhhh, you guys know me.  I’m impetuous.  I’m impatient.  And I’m DYING for NOCTE to come out.  I’m on the edge of my seat, antsy and anxious.

So, how about we do another NOCTE giveaway this week while we’re waiting for November 3rd?   ANNNNNNDDD, how about a super special thing?   I’ll stick a clue toward book 2 inside!

You haven’t read NOCTE yet, but it’s full of secrets and twists, and trust me, once you read it, you’ll be wanting more clues toward the rest of the trilogy.  So, this prize is SPECIAL.  :)

ANNNNNDDDD, this prize is extra special for two reasons:

1.  Because it’s annotated, which means that it will contain my own personal notes, handwritten throughout.  Keep in mind, that these notes may or may not contain clues about the rest of the storyline.

and 2.  Because I’m going to stick a definite physical clue into the book– something that hints toward VERUM (book two).  And you will be the FIRST person to see this clue.

So see?  A very special prize.  Very. Special.

All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win.  The contest is open internationally and it will run through Sunday, November 1, 2014.

Good luck!!


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Video: The First Chapter of NOCTE

Hey, you guys!  Happy Tuesday!

Soooooo, as you know, last week, we did a fun Rafflecopter.  The entries exceeded the goal, so we’ll be drawing a winner of a signed ARC (the winner will be notified by email), I released a steamy excerpt on Friday, AND I’m releasing a video of me reading the entire first chapter of NOCTE RIGHT NOW.  :)

I hope you love it.  Release day is creeping up and I can’t wait until it’s available for the world to read!  I love the characters so much— and I hope you love them too!  :)


NOCTE: Steamy Excerpt!!

Hey you guys!  <<—  (Does that remind you of Goonies, lol?)

A week ago, we started running a contest, and one of the prizes was a steamy excerpt of NOCTE if the entries reached 500.  Well, hit and surpassed that milestone, so even though the contest is still technically running until Monday, I want to go ahead and release the excerpt today.

Because you know I’m impetuous. :)

Here you go!


“Please,” I say softly, my breath escaping me. Dare smiles against my lips, knowing the effect on me, knowing and loving it.

He leans forward and rests his forehead against mine, and we’re so very close that I can feel his breath mingling with mine as his hands work absolute magic. Pleasure laps against me, like the water against the shore and I lose all cognizant thought, and instinct takes over.

I tug at his jeans, unbuttoning them and pushing them away, and suddenly, he’s naked and in my hand, long and thick and bare.

I can’t breathe.

I can’t think.

I can only move.

I slide my hand along him, softly, gently, then harder, harder.

He bucks into me, his eyes shuttering closed.

“I’ve waited for this,” he murmurs into my neck, as he wedges his rigidity into my thighs, closer, closer. “For so long.”

“Please,” I say again, my hand cupped around his neck, pulling his mouth to mine, so I can taste him, inhale him. He pulls off my sundress, and stares at me in the sunlight, as the light exposes every plane of my body to his searching eyes.

“You’re beautiful,” he whispers, his eyes glittering in the sun. “You’re so much better than I deserve.”

Wordlessly, he pulls back for a moment, and I protest, but then I hear the crinkle of a wrapper and he’s back, and he’s sliding into me and I can’t think anymore.

Motions become blurs, blurs become colors, and all I can do is feel.

His hands, his mouth, his skin. The way he slides in and out of me, the friction causing me to crest in waves, his fingers bringing me to it faster.

“I…you… God,” I manage to say, because the words I want won’t come.

Dare smiles slightly and slides back into me, moaning my name.

“I want you to know me,” he says, his voice a husky chant. “I want you know me.”

I’m knowing him now like I’ve wanted to for weeks. Intimate and close and I can’t believe this is finally happening, I can’t believe it’s so amazing, I can’t focus, I can’t focus, I can’t focus.

The lights, the sun, the sea, Dare’s scent, his fingers, his hands.

I grip his back, where his words say LIVE FREE and I’ve never felt freer in my entire life.

And then my world explodes in a kaleidoscope of colors and lights.


There you have it!  The steamy excerpt from NOCTE, as promised. :)  The Rafflecopter is still running until Monday, so make sure you enter for the chance to become one of the TWO winners who will receive a signed ARC of NOCTE.

Enter the Rafflecopter HERE.

I hope you’re loving these glimpses of Dare, Calla and the NOCTE world.

On Monday, I’m pleased to announce that we’re unveiling the NOCTE trailer on USA Today’s HEA blog. I’m super excited about that… and I’ll post a link to it on Monday.  Until then, have an awesome weekend!!

Want to see more Nocte??

You guys know how impetuous I am.  I CAN’T WAIT for you to read NOCTE.  And while November 3 is creeping up, it’s not here yet.

SOOOOOO.  I’m going to release more glimpses.

This is what we’re doing.  ENTER THE RAFFLECTOPER HERE.  

  • When the entries reach 500, I’ll release a STEAMY excerpt from NOCTE and give away a signed ARC.
  • When the entries reach 750, one reader will get a fabulous NOCTE swag pack.
  • When the entries reach 1,000, I’ll give away another swag pack AND I’ll release a video of me reading the entire first chapter of NOCTE.

Sound good?  I hope so.  I’m dying to let some more NOCTE out into the world!!

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November 3rd can’t come soon enough for me!  But let’s kill time in a fun way until then!!

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NOCTE is available for Pre-order!!



I am so excited to announce that NOCTE is available for pre-order now!!

There are only a couple of weeks leading up to the November 3rd release, and I have to say, I’m more excited about this release than I’ve been in a loooooong time.

The world of Nocte is so dark, so enigmatic, so filled with secrets and sexiness and romance and dark stuff.  I CANNOT WAIT for you to read it.  I simply can’t wait.  OMG.

Calla is so…. and Dare is so….. and their story is SOOOOOOOOOO.    Calla and Dare and the entire NOCTE world have me so ensnared that I’m finding it hard to think about anything else– other than writing the next book.  I hope you feel the same way after you read it.

I think what I love most about the story is that it contains a million different elements.  It’s not simply about the relationship between Dare and Calla, although that romance element is strong.  As you can see from the story’s blurb, it’s also about Calla’s twin brother Finn.  It’s about secret and mystery and an overall dark element that lingers around you as you read– and you will be constantly trying to put your finger on it, to figure it out.

And if I did my job right, and I think I did, you won’t figure it out until it slams into you like a speeding Mack truck.

Gah– hurry up November 3rd!!!!

Until then, you can pre-order NOCTE on AMAZON, KOBO and iTUNES.