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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Weekend Writing Warriors

My snippet this week is from my upcoming release, Dragonslayer. It's the third book in the Twilight of the Gods series, a kind of UF/PNR mix based on Norse mythology. Christian's story...


Christian knew who it was, who it had to be, even before he saw her—little Jacey Morgan. Alone and defenseless, trespassing on Æsir land on the night of a dark moon hunt while there were monsters prowling the night.

His heart nearly stopped in his chest when he came out of the woods into the open clearing and spotted her, wearing that oversized coat and slowly backing away from the jötunn stalking toward her. Christian kicked his horse forward and adjusted the angle of his blade, aiming to position himself between Jacey and the jötunn. It would be close, too damn close.

What the Hel was she doing out here?

When he realized he wasn’t going to make it in time, he shouted to distract the creature. The demon hesitated, lifting its head and rearing back slightly onto its haunches to meet the new threat.


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One year after his bride left him at the altar for his best man, Christian Jager is stuck in a rut. Working at the local co-op, dating the same handful of women he’s known since childhood, riding with the wild hunt twice a month to keep the jötnar who destroyed Asgard from invading earth.

He wants something more, but he’s not quite sure what it is until Jacey Morgan blows into his life like a breath of fresh air. A wildlife biologist who’s come to Ragnarok to investigate rumors of a strange predator in the area, she’s also a native Midgardian who can’t ever learn the truth about Christian or his clan. His job is to distract her and get her the Hel out of town as quickly as possible so the Æsir can take care of the problem themselves.

Jacey wants the case wrapped up quickly too, and she’s not about to get distracted by the sinfully sexy man who’s so unexpectedly determined to help. With a new degree and a plan to get out of Iowa, she’s ready to move on to bigger and better things… A dragon isn’t quite what she had in mind.

Available November 10!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Introducing...Dragonslayer

Dragonslayer is my new book, coming out November 10. It's the third book in the Twilight of the Gods series, following Witch Bound. I always try to write my books so they can stand alone, even when they're linked in a series and set in the same world. If you wanted to, I think you could jump into this book without any trouble. I also have a cheat sheet on my website that covers the basics of the world. 

Here's my beautiful cover! Erin at edhGraphics did a phenomenal job, don't you think?


And here's the blurb...

One year after his bride left him at the altar for his best man, Christian Jager is stuck in a rut. Working at the local co-op, dating the same handful of women he’s known since childhood, riding with the wild hunt twice a month to keep the jötnar who destroyed Asgard from invading earth.

He wants something more, but he’s not quite sure what it is until Jacey Morgan blows into his life like a breath of fresh air. A wildlife biologist who’s come to Ragnarok to investigate rumors of a strange predator in the area, she’s also a native Midgardian who can’t ever learn the truth about Christian or his clan. His job is to distract her and get her the Hel out of town as quickly as possible so the Æsir can take care of the problem themselves.

Jacey wants the case wrapped up quickly too, and she’s not about to get distracted by the sinfully sexy man who’s so unexpectedly determined to help. With a new degree and a plan to get out of Iowa, she’s ready to move on to bigger and better things… A dragon isn’t quite what she had in mind.
 
You can read an excerpt here.

Or pre-order it here. (So far, it's only up for pre-order at Amazon. I'll update my site with new links as they become available:)

If you're a reviewer and would like a copy, send me an email at eleristone AT gmail Dot com and I'll get you all set up.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Weekend Writing Warriors

As requested, this snippet directly follows the snippet from last week's post. This is from Reaper's Touch, the first book in the Reaper series, on sale right now for only $0.99. Last week's final line was, "She pulled the trigger."


It was a bad angle and the kick stung her wrists, nearly causing her to drop the gun. She held on…or she would have if Jake had acted like any normal man and dropped to the ground screaming in agony when she shot him at close range.

He didn’t. She could see the wound in his thigh. The tear in his trousers, the raw flesh, the blood blackening the fabric. But he kept walking on his mangled leg. Two steps and before she was able to take another shot, he’d grabbed hold of the barrel. She pulled the trigger anyway, but he forced the shot wide.


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Reaper's Touch is an enemies-to-lovers paranormal romance set in a twisted version of the wild west.


Abby 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.


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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Weekend Writing Warriors

I was planning to move on from cowboys this week but then I found out that Reaper's Touch, the first book in the Reaper series, is on sale for $0.99. To celebrate, I'm sharing a snippet from one of my favorite scenes...


“Let me up.”

Abby shifted her butt, ready to get up, but the movement dragged the front of her jeans across Jake's crotch. Not her best idea when she knew he was aroused, but she didn’t consider it until his hips jerked back as if he’d been burned. His hands released her wrists and he pushed himself up.

Seeing an opening, she surged up before he straightened completely and grabbed his gun, rolling to free it of the holster and swinging it up as she landed hard on her shoulder. His eyes narrowed. “Don’t you dare.”

She pulled the trigger.


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Reaper's Touch is an enemies-to-lovers paranormal romance set in a twisted version of the wild west.


Abby 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.


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