Sunday, January 20, 2013

New Excerpt!!


Here's another excerpt from Curse of the Jaguar to wet your whistle. Want more? You can find the paperback and ebook version on Amazon or from my website here. You can also read the first chapter here on my website.

EXCERPT:

“What have you done?” Christian shouted at Ryan. He flexed his muscles against the chains that held him. Kara’s hazy eyes met his. She had lost a fair amount of blood already and needed a doctor. He pulled again at the chains and tested their strength. The metal dug into his flesh, drawing blood.
“She needs a doctor. She’s lost too much blood. Don’t involve her in this. It’s between you and me.”
Ryan’s cool eyes turned on him. “You’re the one that got her involved. If she dies it will be on your conscience not mine.”
“Only because you don’t have a conscience,” Christian growled.
Kara was taken and her wrists chained up between two poles across the room from Christian. She swayed and her knees buckled once.
“Ryan,” she pleaded, her voice weak. “Please, let us go. You’re not like him. You’re not a killer.”
Ryan glared at her and shook his head. He handed the whip to a nearby guard and drew a glistening knife from his boot.
“Ryan, I swear I will exact every mark you make on her body in your own flesh.” Christian roared and wrenched one arm as hard as he could. The metal pole creaked and bent under the strain.
Ryan raised an eyebrow but turned back to Kara, knife in hand. He circled behind her, ducking beneath the chains. Standing in back of her, he wrapped his arms around her neck with knife in hand staring at Christian, a menacing smile on his face. The knife slipped beneath the collar of her t-shirt.
 “Leave her out of this.” Christian warned with a growl. Again he pulled with all his might. The other pole creaked and bent to match the other. The hybrid guards stepped closer to him.
With one smooth stroke Ryan cut through the top of Kara’s shirt. Standing behind her, he grasped the two sides and pulled until the t-shirt ripped open at the top, exposing her lower neck and upper chest.
Christian roared, never having felt such rage towards another human being than he did right now.
“Ryan,” Christian repeated. “Let her go, you coward.”
Ryan ignored him. “Kara, I’ll count to three, and if he hasn’t told me where he hid it I will carve my name in your flesh.” His breath made her hair flutter as he spoke.
                                                           

Monday, January 14, 2013

Busy Days...

So lately I've kind of been absent from the web. I've been trying to write, research and chase kids. I'm glad to say I'm almost half way through the first draft of the sequel to Curse of the Jaguar. I've only been able to get time to write a few days but I've been able to pound out a few thousand words each time. Right now I'm trying to figure out whether I want to wrap up the story with this book or leave room for a third. I'm having conflicted feelings with both choices and thus haven't decided one way or another. If I do decide to wrap the story up, never fear, I've got several other book ideas that are screaming for my attention.

I'll try to post another sneak peak into Curse of the Jaguar next time! I'll try to choose something juicy!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Ebook Sale!



From today through January 10, 2013 I am having an ebook sale for Curse of the Jaguar!

You can purchase it for only .99 at Smashwords.com with coupon code NC69N at checkout. Click here to go straight to the website! Enjoy the new year with a new book!


Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year's Sequel

So last year one of my many New Year's Resolutions was to publish 'Curse of the Jaguar'. I was so excited to be able to make that goal come true. Now, my goal for 2013 is to finish 'Rise of the Jade Jaguar' - my tentatively titled sequel. I'm about a third of the way through it and really hope to get the entire first draft finished by about May or June. We'll see how that goes. As to if there will be a third book in this series...we'll see about that too. It all depends on how the story pans out. If I feel like there's more to be told then I'll do a third book. If not, then I'll end it with the second. I don't want to draw it out for the sake of a third book. I have well over a dozen more stories either in my head or started on my computer, so there's no shortage of that.

A thank you to all of those readers out there that have given me such positive reviews and feedback - even if some of you are impatiently awaiting the next one. :) I'll get it done as soon as I can (but not at the expense of the story - we all want it to be wonderful, right?).

Have a great day and a successful New Year!!