.Thanks so very much, Mary, for hosting me on your blog today. Mary asked me what is my Christmas wish list. So here it is…
I’d love a lot of things for Christmas. My list is a long one 🙂 But more than anything I’d like a house with some land and space for animals. I’d love to have a few chickens in my yard, scratching around and laying fresh eggs. A field with horses in next to the house would be nice, and space for my dogs to roam.
Where I actually live is a busy city in the North of England, so I suppose my longing for somewhere peaceful in the country is because of this.
I’d grow vegetables too, and go for long walks in the woods. And maybe get talented – you know like those people who knit and make conserves!! I’d love to be craftie but am anything but.
That is my dream life when I look out of my window at the twinkling lights of the city scape. To get away from it all and have a home in the country.
And of course, there I could let my imagination run riot. Imagining the magical creatures that live in the forest. One day maybe it will come true!
My giveaway is an amazon gift voucher worth twenty-five dollars to anyone who mentions the main characters firstname/lastname correctly in the comments under this blog!
I am very happy to present you my first novel, Claimed by Love, just released December 22, 2014! The book is a m/m/f menage, featuring sexy bounty hunter wolf shifters, and the female they want to claim!
Happy Holidays to you all!
Skye Jones is an an erotic romance author who likes to write about that moment when lust and love meet head on. So expect some sexy times, as well as articles about writing and publishing – and the odd thing about food, clothes and furbabies – just because.
She penned her first work as a child, which was all about a hobby horse that talked. She moved on from talking wooden horses to writing about sexy alpha males, and the lucky characters who cross their path. She mostly write menages and m/m – because the only thing sexier than one tortured, brooding hero is two!
Skye Jones erotic romance: Where lust and love meet head on.
Kayley Edwards has spent the last four years closing herself off after a vicious attack by her lover left her scarred and terrified. After fleeing her native Alaska, she ran the length of the country and began a new life in Miami far from her family and friends.
When her cousin and his friends decide to vacation nearby, he invites her to join them, saying he has important news. Determined not to let fear rule her life, Kayley agrees to meet with them, only to have her world turned upside down. His friends include the two gorgeous men who’ve haunted her dreams for months, kindling her desire, and challenging her to take a chance on love.
Pack alpha, Luke Johnson, has sensed Kayley in his visions for years. He and his mate, Sean Wallace, know she is meant to be theirs. But how will she react when she finds out the world they inhabit is one she never dreamed existed? As passions collide, Sean finds himself acting as a bridge between his strong willed alpha and a skittish Kayley. But can they break through Kayley’s defenses and convince her to join their family?
Just as it seems the three may have a future together, a ghost from Sean’s past strikes at the heart of their happiness. They must fight for everything they hold dear to win their chance at love.
Sneak Peak! Part Two.
(Find part One here:
Kate Lowell’s blog)
Sean Wallace stood on the decking, looking out at the perfect blue ocean where white tipped waves crested and crashed onto the shore. As he closed his eyes and turned his face up to the warmth of the sun a tingle started deep in his spine. His mate had returned.
He turned with a smile as the front door opened and voices echoed in the large living space. Julie’s rapid-fire words drifted to him through the open patio doors only to be picked up by the wind and scattered out to sea. He didn’t move to go inside. He waited for Luke to come to him, loving the way his partner would always seek him out before doing anything else. His need to see Sean would be strong.
Sean and Will had spent the morning unpacking and exploring the huge family home the group rented. Luke had taken Julie and Taylor to meet the leader of the local shifter pack, a common courtesy when wolf shifters traveled into new territory. Sean found himself left behind as the designated babysitter for their newest member, Will. He suspected Luke had also left him behind to avoid any other shifters touching Sean. His mate could be as possessive as hell. He let the rest of the pack touch Sean, but if anyone outside the pack even so much as slapped Sean on the back, Luke would get a hard look in his eyes that meant trouble.
Not that Sean minded. He loved Luke’s possessive side. Their life was near perfect.
“Hey.” Luke’s deep voice sent another shiver skittering up Sean’s back. “Miss me?”
“Always.” Sean turned and buried his face in Luke’s neck. As he inhaled deeply, he heard Luke do the same.
Soft lips nuzzled at him, moving down until they found the mating mark he’d placed on him when they’d bonded. Luke’s tongue laved over the spot, dragging a low moan out of Sean. It always hit him deep in his belly when Luke paid attention to the sensitive area.
“How did it go?” he murmured as Luke continued his ministrations.
“Crappy. The guy was a pain in the ass,” Luke said with a quirk of his lips. “I mean literally. Dude had this big old set of stone thrones like something out of a movie, and he offered me the one next to him. My ass went numb about twenty minutes in.”
Sean waggled his eyebrows. “Maybe I’ll have to massage it later, bring it back to life.”
“Ass CPR?” Luke snorted. “Sounds…interesting.” His striking gray eyes darkened as his face grew serious. “How’s our new addition?”
“He’s okay, kind of jittery. He’s worrying about his cousin and how she’ll take the news about that piece of shit she used to go with. I think he’s also terrified she’ll somehow find out what he’s become.”
Sean studied Luke and hated the guilt in his eyes over what he’d done. “You know if you hadn’t turned him, Will would have died, right? You saved his life.”
A vision of Luke crouched over Will as he lay bleeding out from a gunshot wound flashed into Sean’s mind. He recalled the split second when Luke decided to turn Will instead of letting him die; a risky decision because turning an unmated human into a shifter posed many dangers.
“It’s my fault for bringing a human onto a job in the first place. But our pack is so tight, I didn’t like the idea of introducing a new member just to do odd bits of investigating here and there,” he sighed. “Now we’ve got one anyway.”
Luke scrubbed a hand over his stubble with a scritch-scratch sound. He looked tired, the skin on his face paler than his tanned body.
“Did you sleep at all last night?”
“Some…I dreamed again.” Luke’s voice lowered as he reached behind with one long arm to pull the patio door closed.
“What do you think it means?” Sean’s stomach flipped. He knew Luke meant he’d dreamed of their other mate, a female the alpha had sensed for many years. Sean could sense her too once they’d bonded. “Why would you be dreaming about her so much recently, after so long without anything? At the very least I think we can take it as a good sign. Right?”
Luke hitched one shoulder in a cautious shrug. “Who knows what my so-called gift is telling me.”
“It is a gift, Luke.” It irritated Sean how easily Luke dismissed his Shaman heritage and the foresight it gave him. Most shifters would kill for the extra power.
“It’s unpredictable at best for a supposed gift.” Luke turned an annoyed glare on Sean; they were on familiar but touchy ground and Sean knew pushing it might lead to an argument, so he bit off his words and turned his gaze back to the sea.
The door behind them clicked open, and Will stepped onto the balcony. “I spoke with Kayley a little while ago. She’ll be here soon.” He paused and bounced on the balls of his feet, tapping his fingers on the edge of the railing. “She gets kind of nervous in new social situations, you know, because of Dane. What he did…it’s left her with anxiety, and she doesn’t like getting crowded. If you guys don’t mind, when she gets here I’d like to talk to her alone.”
“We’ll say hi, then get out of your way.” Luke gave a relaxed smile.
Sean admired how he used his calm energy to try and soothe the excitable young man in front of them.
“Thanks, man.” Will bounced some more. “I’m going to make some coffee.” He turned abruptly and headed back into the cool condo, Sean and Luke on his tail.
Sean watched the young shifter rattle around the kitchen, thinking the last thing he needed was caffeine. Will continued to bounce as he set things out on the counter. Once he’d poured the coffee he added two sugars and some creamer, before stirring it exactly four times, as always.
He turned to them and his face fell. “The thing is, I want to see her. I couldn’t afford to before, and she wouldn’t leave Miami, but I’m scared. What if I…change…in front of her?”
“Try to stay as calm as possible, and if you do get emotional, make some excuse, go to your room, and lock the door. It’s not as if it occurs out the blue, we always get the warning rush,” Sean said with a glance at Luke, who nodded his agreement.
“I guess. I can’t control it like you guys, though, and I’m not the same person she knew.” Will turned to face Sean. “It’s fine keeping it from everyone else, but we’ve never had secrets. And even if I could tell her, I wouldn’t know where to begin. The main thing is to tell her about Dane’s murder. That alone is enough to shock her into next Sunday.”
When he’d made his coffee, Will paced up and down, taking sips and jabbing a hand through his hair. Luke reached out and touched Will briefly on his arm, and Sean saw the exact moment his alpha’s touch soothed the young shifter. Will stopped bobbing on his feet and took a slow, deep breath.
The door chime rang out making Will jump in response. He all but dropped the coffee mug on the counter and flashed them both an excited look, eyes bright, before he ran to the door and flung it open.
Will stepped out into the sun, his arms wide, and Sean heard his voice and that of a female, but switched off to give them privacy.
After a few moments of muffled conversation, Will and a dark-haired young woman stepped into the cool, air-conditioned living space. She resembled Will from what Sean could see, with the same lean build and dark hair. He’d bet she possessed the same blue eyes, too. They hugged as soon as they were over the doorstep, laughing and lurching around in a tangle of limbs. As Sean continued to watch them, the oddest sensation crept over him.
His skin began to tingle. Seconds later the tingle morphed into odd warmth, which quickly turned into burning pain. He patted at the skin of one arm, starting to worry, when an odd, low noise, almost a growl, made him whip his head around. Luke stared at the young woman, a fierce, hungry expression etched on his face.
Sean looked from his mate to the female and back again. His heart sped up as his instincts screamed a message he couldn’t quite decipher.
“Guys, this is Kayley.” Will pulled his cousin into the room; her small hand gripped his tight as she neared them, and Sean smelled her fear.
“Hi, Kayley, I’m Sean. Pleased to meet you.” He forced down the uncomfortable bodily sensations still assaulting him and took her hand. He bit back a gasp as lightning sharp pain hit where their skin met. She pulled her hand away, as if she experienced it too. Her skin paled to a sickly shade.
Kayley didn’t speak. Her deep blue gaze flickered from Sean to Luke and back again, over and over, as her breathing became rapid and shallow. Something about the whole situation was incredibly off.
Luke moved forward, commanding Sean’s attention, and the expression on his mate’s face stunned him. He appeared one step away from taking Kayley to the floor and ravishing her. Luke never noticed other males or females; his whole world narrowed down to Sean. Well, Sean and his dreams of their other mate…oh God! Sean clapped a hand over his mouth. The jigsaw of information began to fit together and the picture shocked him to the core. Mate. She’s our mate?