I'm excited to announce that Keep Me – Verwandelt is finally here! You can get it at the following links:

Amazon.de: http://amzn.to/1BnTMPm
iBooks: http://bit.ly/1EqnLnE
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1w3qIvc
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1DDEmG1
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/182WyNQ
Taschenbuch: http://amzn.to/1JsSjvz

Thalia, Weltbild, and others will take a couple more weeks :).
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Sie wurde im Alter von achtzehn Jahren entführt. Sie wurde fünfzehn Monate lang gefangen gehalten.

Das liest sich wie eine dieser reißerischen Überschriften aus den Medien. Und trotzdem, ich tat es. Ich habe sie gestohlen. Nora, mit ihrem langen Haar und ihrer seidigen Haut. Sie ist meine Schwäche, meine Besessenheit.

Ich bin kein guter Mann. Ich habe niemals vorgegeben einer zu sein. Sie kann mich lieben, doch sie wird mich nicht ändern können.

Ich kann sie aber ändern.

Ich heiße Julian Esguerra, und Nora gehört mir.

***Keep Me ist die Fortsetzung von Twist Me, aus Nora & Julians Perspektiven erzählt.***


 
 
And here it is! The cover for Hold Me (Twist Me #3), created by the wonderfully talented Eden Crane! 

Please note: There is no date for the book release yet. I need to get a little further in the writing before sharing that with you. However, I already set up a pre-order on iBooks and Kobo, because those retailers let me be flexible and move the date as needed. Please disregard the current release date on those pre-orders. I put the latest they would allow, just in case, but the book will come out much earlier than December :).
 
Kobo Pre-Order: http://bit.ly/HoldMeKobo
iBooks Pre-Order: http://bit.ly/HoldMeiBooks
Description

Captor and captive. Lovers. Soulmates.


We’re all that and more.

We thought we were past the worst of it. We thought we finally had a chance.

We thought wrong.

We’re Nora and Julian, and this is our story.

Note: Hold Me (Twist Me #3) is the conclusion of Nora & Julian's story, told from both of their points of view.

 
 
Take Me: Twelve Tales of Dark Possession is finally live! This is the bundle I'm participating in with a dozen bestselling dark romance authors. During release week only, you can grab it at the discounted price of $0.99 (versus $40 if books are purchased separately) at the following places:

Amazon US: http://bit.ly/TakeMeBundle
Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/TakeMeBundleUK
B&N: http://bit.ly/TakeMeBundleBN
iBooks: http://bit.ly/TakeMeBundleiBooks
Kobo: http://bit.ly/TakeMeBundleKobo
Google Play: http://bit.ly/TakeMeBundleGooglePlay

To celebrate, we're doing a Facebook party today (February 3rd) 10AM-9PM CST, where we'll be giving out a bunch of prizes, including gift cards, signed paperbacks, ebooks, and more. If you'd like to join in the fun, please go here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1532062633720541/

Also, be sure to enter the giveaway to win additional prizes: http://gvwy.io/ichruw
 
 
The Thought Readers, book 1 in the urban fantasy series I'm collaborating on with Dima Zales, is on sale for just a couple of days! If you haven't tried this series yet, here's your chance.

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1CRCEAI
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1ptpzDX
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1rH962i
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1pr7bvj
iBooks: http://bit.ly/1CGpTaz
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1vy4Mnq
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/1xCU9Dc
And for those of you who are already fans of the Mind Dimensions series, we have two new audiobooks available! The Thought Pushers (book 2) and The Time Stopper (a short prequel novelette) are now both on Audible.

The Thought Pushers: http://bit.ly/PushersAudio
The Time Stopper: http://bit.ly/TimeStopperAudio

 
 
Hey guys – here's the Hold Me excerpt I shared a few days ago in my Readers Hangout Group on Facebook. It's from Julian's point of view. If you haven't read Keep Me yet, do NOT read it. There will be a spoiler!

EXCERPT

“What did you dream about?” I ask softly. “Was it Beth?”

“No.” She shakes her head, and I see that her breathing is beginning to return to normal. Her voice, however, still holds echoes of horror as she says hoarsely, “It was you this time. Majid was cutting out your eyes, and I couldn’t stop him . . .”

I try not to react, but it’s impossible. Her words hurl me back to that cold, windowless room, to the nauseating sensations I’ve been trying to forget for the past several days. My head begins to throb with remembered agony, my half-healed eye socket burning with emptiness once again. I feel blood and other fluids dripping down my face, and my stomach heaves at the recollection. I’m no stranger to pain, or even to torture—my father believed that his son should be able to withstand anything—but losing my eye had been by far the most excruciating experience of my life.

Physically, at least.

Emotionally, Nora’s appearance in that room probably holds that honor.

It takes all of my willpower to wrench my thoughts back to the present, away from the mind-numbing terror of seeing her dragged in by Majid’s men. “You did stop him, Nora.” It kills me to admit this, but if it weren’t for her bravery, I would probably be decomposing in some dumpster in Tajikistan. “You came for me, and you saved me.”

I still have trouble believing that she did that—that she voluntarily placed herself in the hands of psychotic terrorists to save my life. She didn’t do it out of some naive conviction that they wouldn’t harm her. No, my pet knew exactly what they were capable of, and she still had the courage to act.

I owe my life to the girl I abducted, and I don’t quite know how to deal with that.

“Why did you do it?” I ask, stroking the edge of her lower lip with my thumb. Deep down, I know, but I want to hear her admit it.

She gazes at me, her eyes filled with shadows from her dream. “Because I can’t survive without you,” she says quietly. “You know that, Julian. You wanted me to love you, and I do. I love you so much that I would walk through hell for you.”

I take in her words with greedy, shameless pleasure. I can’t get enough of her love. I can’t get enough of her. I wanted her initially because of her resemblance to Maria, but my childhood friend had never evoked even a fraction of emotions Nora makes me feel. My affection for Maria had been innocent and pure, just like Maria herself.

My feelings for Nora are anything but.

“Listen to me, my pet . . .” My hand leaves her face to rest on her shoulder. “I need you to promise me that you will never do something like that again. I’m obviously glad to be alive, but I would sooner have died than had you in that kind of danger. You are never to risk your life for me again. Do you understand me?”

The nod she gives me is faint, almost imperceptible, and I see a mutinous gleam in her eyes. She doesn’t want to make me mad, so she’s not disagreeing, but I have a strong suspicion she’s going to do what she thinks is right regardless of what she says right now.

This obviously calls for more heavy-handed measures.

“Good,” I say silkily. “Because next time—if there is ever a next time—I will kill anyone who helps you against my orders . . . and I will do it slowly and painfully. Do you understand me, Nora? If anyone so much as endangers a hair on your head, whether it’s to save me or for any other reason, that person will die a very unpleasant death. Do I make myself clear?”

“Yes.” She looks pale now, her lips pressed together as if to contain a protest. She’s angry with me now, but she’s also scared. Not for herself—she’s beyond that fear now—but for others. My pet knows I mean what I say.

She knows I’m a conscienceless killer with only one weakness.

Her.
 
 
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I'm excited to announce that Twist Me is now available in French! Also, Keep Me translation is already in progress and should be available soon as well.

You can find Twist Me - L'Enlèvement at the following links: 

Amazon.fr: http://amzn.to/1zsgxxZ
Amazon.ca: http://amzn.to/15ZTNLv
iBooks: http://bit.ly/1K09e5l 
Kobo: http://bit.ly/L’EnlèvementKobo
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1CXN9CB
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1BFillN

Many thanks to our wonderful translation team, Julie Simonet and Valerie Dubar!



Kidnappée. Séquestrée sur une île privée.

Je n’aurais jamais cru que cela puisse m’arriver. Je n’ai jamais imaginé qu’une rencontre fortuite la veille de mon dix-huitième anniversaire pourrait ainsi changer ma vie.

Désormais, je lui appartiens. J’appartiens à Julian. Un homme aussi impitoyable que beau. Un homme dont les caresses me consument. Un homme dont la tendresse me fait plus de mal que sa cruauté.

Mon ravisseur est une énigme. Je ne sais ni qui il est ni pourquoi il m’a enlevée. Il y a des ténèbres en lui, des ténèbres qui me font peur tout en m’attirant.

Je m’appelle Nora Leston, et voici mon histoire.             


 
 
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Hey guys - I'm excited to announce that Dima & I have a new short story out in the Mind Dimensions world! It's called The Time Stopper, and it's from the point of view of Mira, Darren's prickly love interest. If you haven't tried the series yet, this is a good way to dip your toes in. For a couple of months, it's enrolled in Kindle Unlimited, so if you're participating in that program, you can borrow it for free (or purchase it for $0.99 otherwise).

Amazon US: http://bit.ly/TheTimeStopper
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1tOLttq
Paperback: http://amzn.to/14vkHe9 

Here is the blurb:

I can stop time, but I can’t change anything.

I can access memories, but not far enough.

My name is Mira, and my life is about finding the Russian mobster who killed my family. 


 
 
Hey folks - here is an amazing deal for those of you who love dark romance! And let's be honest, who doesn't? ;) 

The bundle releases February 3rd, and it just went up for preorder on Amazon and a couple of other stores. For a full list of authors and books, please take a look at the following links:

Amazon US: http://bit.ly/TakeMeBundle
Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/TakeMeBundleUK
B&N: http://bit.ly/TakeMeBundleBN
iBooks: http://bit.ly/TakeMeBundleiBooks 
 
 
First of all, a very Happy New Year to you all! I hope you had a great 2014, and I wish you an even better 2015!

Now, on to the question I've been getting a lot lately . . . When is Hold Me (Twist Me #3) coming out?

The answer is I still don't know. As I've learned over the past year, the creative process for me is highly variable. Some days, I can fly through a book at a brisk (for me) pace of 2,000 words a day, and other times, it's all I can do to produce a paragraph or two. Right now, I'm about 15,000 words into the story (roughly 18% in), and I don't know if it will take me another month or another five months to finish the book. What I do know, however, is that I write slower when I'm stressed, and deadlines are a big source of stress for me. 

So, for now, I'm not going to set a date or even provide an approximate time frame. Instead, I will write as quickly as I can, and announce the release date once the first draft is complete :).
 
 
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I'm excited to announce that The Thought Pushers, my collaboration with Dima Zales, is now live! 

This is book 2 in the Mind Dimensions series (sequel to The Thought Readers) that I'm working on with my amazing husband. It's urban fantasy/sci-fi and has lots of action, a snarky pseudo-genius hero, mind reading, a little romance, and the Russian mob.

Here are all the buy links:
Amazon: http://bit.ly/ThoughtPushers
iBooks: http://bit.ly/ThoughtPushersiBooks  
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/ThoughtPushersNook
Kobo: http://bit.ly/ThoughtPushersKobo
Google Play: http://bit.ly/ThoughtPushersGoogle
Paperback: http://bit.ly/ThoughtPushersPaper

Soon, Dima and I will have a novelette/short story set in this world as well. It will be enrolled in Kindle Unlimited, and you can already pre-order it on Amazon at http://bit.ly/TheTimeStopper