The paperback version and more retailers are coming soon! I can’t wait to share the gorgeous paperback cover with all of you. Najla Qamber has done an amazing job with it!
Now on to the good stuff… As many of you have noticed from the excerpt in the back of the book, there will be a continuation of Nora & Julian’s story called Keep Me. Although I originally intended Twist Me to be a stand-alone novel (hence the nice, no-cliffhanger ending :)), by the time I got to the end, I fell in love with the characters and wanted to follow them further on their journey. Yeah, that happens to me. A LOT.
So now I am again in the multiple books mode—otherwise known as WADD (Writer’s ADD). Besides Keep Me (currently around 7,000 words), I’ve got two more books in the works. I’m about 20,000 words into The Krinar Captive, a book I’ve been itching to write ever since I was working on Close Obsession. It’s not going to be anywhere near as dark as Twist Me (and yes, I know, some of you didn’t think Twist Me was all that dark, lol), but Zaron is quite complex in his own way. I can’t wait for you to meet him and Emily. At the same time, Dima & I are also working on The Spell Realm, the second book in The Sorcery Code series, for those of you who are fantasy fans out there.
At some point soon, I’ll probably get focused again and start spending most of my time on either The Krinar Captive or Keep Me, depending on which one seems to flow easier. But until then, I can’t say for sure which book will come out first—and I definitely can’t set a release date for either. The last thing I want is to promise something and not be able to deliver it on time—or worse, do a poor job because I’m stressed and feeling rushed. So please bear with me :). I will let you know the dates as soon as I can.
You can find the book on:
Barnes & Noble
To my iBookstore readers: It appears that Apple has chosen to censor Twist Me due to its content. As a result, it won’t be available on the iBookstore in time for the official February 11th release, and I don’t know if it will ever make it on there (though I’m currently working with them on this issue). I’m deeply saddened by this, and I’m sorry to disappoint all of you. Hopefully, this can be resolved over time, and for now, I believe that you could still read the book on your iOS device via the Kindle, Nook, or Kobo app.
As always, anything you can do to spread the word, including leaving a review or mentioning the books to friends, is hugely appreciated!
Here is the link: Twist Me on Audible
The ebook is still expected to release February 11th.
I’m both anxious and excited about this book. It’s by far the darkest thing I’ve written so far, and I know some readers will find it disturbing. Hell, I find it disturbing. Why did I write it then? Well, to be honest, I’m not sure. Somehow Nora and Julian got into my head, and I simply had to tell their story.
As I say in the warning, it’s definitely not a traditional romance. What I don’t know is if it can be called a romance at all. Certainly some readers thought Close Liaisons is not a romance, since Korum essentially coerces Mia into the relationship. As one of my favorite reviews put it, she’s “a prisoner in her own life.”
In Twist Me, the coercion aspect is much less subtle. The relationship is between a girl who gets kidnapped (Nora) and her kidnapper (Julian). Unlike many “dark romance” heroes, Julian is not a sheep in wolf’s clothing—he’s the real deal. Their relationship is wrong and disturbing on many levels. However, if you’re an avid reader of dark erotica, you may find that the book is not as dark as some in that genre, since the BDSM aspect is fairly mild.
I can’t wait to share this book with you and see what you all think.
He gives it to me, and I greedily gulp it down. When I’m done, I put down the glass and look up.
Straight into a pair of piercing blue eyes.
He’s sitting on the other side of the bar, about ten feet away. And he’s staring at me.
I stare back. I can’t help it. He’s probably the most handsome man I’ve ever seen.
His hair is dark and curls slightly. His face is hard and masculine, each feature perfectly symmetrical. Straight dark eyebrows over those strikingly pale eyes. A mouth that could belong to a fallen angel.
I suddenly feel warm as I imagine that mouth touching my skin, my lips. If I were prone to blushing, I would’ve been beet-red.
He gets up and walks toward me, still holding me with his gaze. He walks leisurely. Calmly. He’s completely sure of himself. And why not? He’s gorgeous, and he knows it.
As he approaches, I realize that he’s a large man. Tall and well built. I don’t know how old he is, but I’m guessing he’s closer to thirty than twenty. A man, not a boy.
He stands next to me, and I have to remember to breathe.
“What’s your name?” he asks softly. His voice somehow carries above the music, its deeper notes audible even in this noisy environment.
“Nora,” I say quietly, looking up at him. I am absolutely mesmerized, and I’m pretty sure he knows it.
He smiles. His sensuous lips part, revealing even white teeth. “Nora. I like that.”
He doesn’t introduce himself, so I gather my courage and ask, “What’s your name?”
“You can call me Julian,” he says, and I watch his lips moving. I’ve never been so fascinated by a man’s mouth before.
“How old are you, Nora?” he asks next.
I blink. “Twenty-one.”
His expression darkens. “Don’t lie to me.”
“Almost eighteen,” I admit reluctantly. I hope he doesn’t tell the bartender and get me kicked out of here.
He nods, like I confirmed his suspicions. And then he raises his hand and touches my face. Lightly, gently. His thumb rubs against my lower lip, as though he’s curious about its texture.
I’m so shocked that I just stand there. Nobody has ever done that before, touched me so casually, so possessively. I feel hot and cold at the same time, and a tendril of fear snakes down my spine. There is no hesitation in his actions. No asking for permission, no pausing to see if I would let him touch me.
He just touches me. Like he has the right to do so. Like I belong to him.
I draw in a shaky breath and back away. “I have to go,” I whisper, and he nods again, watching me with an inscrutable expression on his beautiful face.
I know he’s letting me go, and I feel pathetically grateful—because something deep inside me senses that he could’ve easily gone further, that he doesn’t play by the normal rules.
That he’s probably the most dangerous creature I’ve ever met.
I turn and make my way through the crowd. My hands are trembling, and my heart is pounding in my throat.
I need to leave, so I grab Leah and make her drive me home.
As we’re walking out of the club, I look back and I see him again. He’s still staring at me.
There is a dark promise in his gaze—something that makes me shiver.
It’s an epic fantasy novel with lots of action, adventure, romance, and intrigue. Grab your copy now, and please spread the word!
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