Worried by Werewolves #midlifemonsters #paranormalwomensfiction #MFRWHooks #MFRWAuthor

Worried by Werewolves

Midlife Monsters, Book 2

More monsters? That’s the last thing I need.
I’m having a hard enough time trying to figure out how to juggle my life working my day-job as a website tester from home, raising my two children, and figuring out how to once again resume dating as I train to become a full-fledged member of the monster-hunting squad headed up by the gorgeous, enigmatic Anson Bentley.
So when I come up against werewolves running amok in my neighborhood big-box store? It’s more than I can deal with alone.
But if I’m going to survive—and more to the point, protect the people I love—I have to keep a handle on the creatures attacking us.
No matter how much they worry me.
Join 42-year-old monster-slayer Jenna Dylan as she battles her own Midlife Monsters. Fans of KF Breene, Shannon Mayer, and Victoria Dannan will adore this midlife women’s paranormal fantasy series!
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EXCERPT

I was working alone in my office while Carla, my new part-time nanny, played with Joey upstairs, when Ariana texted me.

Hey, chica! I met the most amazing man today. And guess what? He wants to meet you!

Groaning, I dropped my head into one hand. Then I texted her back.

I told you, I’m just not ready to date yet.

And I really wasn’t. I was far too busy working out how to deal with all the competing demands on my time. 

I had a day-job as a website tester, a part-time monster-hunting job that required regular training with my far-too-hot werewolf boss, way too many PTA meetings, an ex-husband who was still trying to sue me for custody of my kids, an end-of-school carnival to plan, and two very demanding children—both of whom now knew about my alter-ego as a badass vampire slayer (though I hadn’t yet told them about all the other creatures that went bump in the night). 

I did not have time to date.

Besides, the last thing I wanted was to go out on another date with someone I’d have to kill by the end of the evening.

Because really, wouldn’t that be just my luck, to have to take out another monster I went out with?

My phone rang, and I answered it without looking, assuming it was Ariana calling to try to badger me into going out with the “amazing man” she’d met.

Instead, it was the amazing man I had met.

“Jenna,” Bentley said, “I have an assignment for you.”

Great. Job Number Two needed my attention when I hadn’t even finished Job Number One for the day.

“What’s up?” I asked.

“It looks like there are a couple of werewolves tearing up a Walmart in Plano—and you’re the closest team member. I need you to go check it out, see if you can get them to calm down.”

“You want me to confront rampaging werewolves in Walmart?”

“Yes, please. Here are the details.”

I sighed and pulled a notepad across the desk, prepared to take notes.

Here we go again…

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Release Day! Vexed by Vampires #bookrelease #paranormalwomensfiction #MFRWauthor #BookHooks #BlogHop

Vexed by Vampires is Now Available!

Vampires. Not the midlife crisis I expected.

When I finally got around to dating after my jackhole of a husband walked out on my fortieth birthday, I thought personal grooming was my biggest worry. Until I went on a date with a vampire and ended up fighting for my life.

Now I see magic—and danger—everywhere I look, and somehow I’m the one responsible for keeping everyone safe.

It’s worse than being roped into heading a PTA committee. Well…maybe.

Anyway, whatever happened to finding a teenage girl to be the Chosen One?

Still, I’ll do whatever it takes to keep the people I love safe.

I might even be willing to protect that jackhole ex. But only if I have to.

Fans of KF Breene, Shannon Mayer, and Victoria Dannan will adore this hot new midlife women’s fantasy novel!

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Excerpt

In the kitchen, two vampires still stood guard at the exit into the garage. Reaching into my purse, I pulled out the first metal object I touched and brandished it at the vampire guards.

“Get out of our way, or I will…” My voice trailed off as I glanced down at what I was holding. Then I rallied and continued speaking. “This spoon might not look dangerous. But it’s silver, and I’m a Chosen One.”

One of the guards snickered, and I took a threatening step toward him, lowering my voice. “Do you really want to bet against me? I can shove this spoon into your chest and scoop out your heart without ever breaking a sweat.”

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Vexed by Vampires ~ Excerpt #paranormalwomensfiction #BlogHop #MFRWhooks #urbanfantasy

Vexed by Vampires releases June 15!

Vampires. Not the midlife crisis I expected.

When I finally got around to dating after my jackhole of a husband walked out on my fortieth birthday, I thought personal grooming was my biggest worry. Until I went on a date with a vampire and ended up fighting for my life.

Now I see magic—and danger—everywhere I look, and somehow I’m the one responsible for keeping everyone safe.

It’s worse than being roped into heading a PTA committee. Well…maybe.

Anyway, whatever happened to finding a teenage girl to be the Chosen One?

Still, I’ll do whatever it takes to keep the people I love safe.

I might even be willing to protect that jackhole ex. But only if I have to.

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Excerpt

I stood over a pile of bubbling red goo slowly spreading out and sinking into the surrounding dirt. I glanced back and forth between the sludge pile and the small tree branch in my hand, finally forcing my fingers to uncurl. The stick tumbled from my nerveless grip, hit the thin strip of struggling grass at my feet, and then bounced off the curb and clattered into the parking space next to my car.

“What the hell just happened?” I was sure I had spoken the words aloud, but I couldn’t hear them.

As if from a distance, the echo of sharp voices tumbled against me, cutting into the numbness cushioning me from reality.

“Go, go, go!”

My heart pounded in time to the shouted instructions.

Helmeted figures in dark clothes poured out of the back of a black van parked three rows over in the otherwise almost-empty parking lot.

A SWAT team?

The soldiers swarmed around me, buzzing like bees, their voices distorted by the helmets—or possibly by something in my brain.

I glanced back down at the pile of clumpy red jelly at my feet, then gagged as I remembered what it really was.

“Ma’am,” a woman’s voice next to me said, and I realized she had been repeating it for several seconds.

I lifted my gaze toward her more slowly than I intended. “Yes?”

My voice sounded as far away as theirs had seconds ago.

Her tone turned even more intense, as if that were possible. “Ma’am, did he bite you anywhere?”

My hand crept up to my neck, and I rubbed at it absently, pulling my palm away to check for blood. “I don’t think so,” I finally answered, holding my clean fingers out for her to see. “He tried, though.”

The woman in uniform next to me popped her visor open. “We’ll need to have our medics check you out, but I think you’re right.” She cast an experienced gaze over me. “No blood,” she announced to her team. “Time to clean up this mess.”

The commandos grabbed my arms and tugged me off the strip of landscaping. I stumbled away, and they began sweeping across the red clumps with flamethrowers, sending black smoke curling into the sky.

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About the Author

USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestselling author Margo Bond Collins is a former college English professor who, tired of explaining the difference between “hanged” and “hung,” turned to writing romance novels instead. She now writes urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and science fiction romance. Sometimes her heroines kiss aliens, sometimes they kill monsters. But they always aim for the heart.

You can learn more about her books at www.MargoBondCollins.net and follow her on social media:

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Moon Borne Release Blitz Hop: Enter to Win!

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Welcome to the Moon Borne Release Blitz Hop!

 

For the next five days (October 13-17th), we’ll be celebrating the release of Rachael Slate’s steamy, Greek myth fantasy romance, Moon Borne. Dozens of amazing prizes will be up for grabs at the stops along our hop. Check out the pinned post at https://www.facebook.com/RachaelSlateAuthor for a full list of giveaway locations. Be sure to follow the entry directions on each page.

 

On this stop, enter to win ebook copies of two books by Margo Bond Collins:


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Paranormal Thursdays Romance Tour Week 2 ~ Serving the Serpent by Daisy Banks #PNR #UrbanFantasy

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Welcome to the Paranormal Romance Thursdays Tour! Over 12 weeks, we’re featuring some great paranormal romance authors and their books. Check out the preview of the tour and the excerpt from Daisy Banks’ novel below, then scroll to the bottom of the post to visit all the other participating authors!

 

 

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In Wales, Ceridwyn takes up her inherited duty to care for the dragons in the mountains. Awed by them and the huge book about them, she is determined to prove her worth.

Far away in Norway, Leif has growing concerns for his sick dragon. He discovers only one cure will stop his dragon’s suffering. The mighty Herensuge must journey to find his bonded mate.

When they meet, Ceri and Leif make combined efforts to aid the dragons and discover an astonishing surprise. The great lore book each of them protects tells they have a responsibility to the future. At this rare and magical time, not only the dragon pairing must occur.

Join Ceri and Leif as they work to keep the sworn silence and keep the dragons safe. Friendship is growing between them, but will it be enough? Can love blossom between two chosen to serve the serpent?

 

Serving the Serpent will be available from Liquid Silver Books on 23rd of November 2015

 

Excerpt

Ceri said a swift, silent prayer and ducked into the cave mouth. Here, she undid the belt at her hips so her robes hung smooth as they should, and she slid off her Wellington boots. From this entrance, she’d tread barefoot over the chilly surface of the compacted pale clay and raw quartz pebbles of the path. Along and down, she searched with her fingers over the cold and damp rock wall, feeling her way down. She descended deeper into the gloom and passed the low-hanging lump of granite Mam always called Lizzie’s Pap. The darkness now complete, her stomach rolling and her breathing rapid, she heard the echo of Mam’s instructions in her mind as she stepped for the first time onto the gravel-edged shore where the dark waters of the Jet Llyn joined her world to that of her new charges. She counted four paces forward. Blind for now, she stretched out her right arm and felt about in the darkness until she found the thick branch of wood holding the torch she needed to light.

Tiny pebbles stuck under her toes. The nip in the air sent a shiver over her as she set her willow wand down, and with her fingers a bit shaky, she struck the match to light the moss wound around the top of the pole wedged into the gravel. The torch flared. The dry stalks, which must be replaced each visit here, took easily and burned up bright. She breathed out in a rush of relief. So far, everything was as it should be. A fresh rash of trembles raised gooseflesh all down her arms and not because of the chill in the cavern.

Ceri picked up her wand and lifted the lit torch. She carried the light in front of her in her left hand until she reached the scrap of gritty beach with its short rock causeway that projected forward like a finger reaching out toward the middle of the deep water. Here, she held the torch shoulder high so the light glittered and reflected as in a mirror off the depths of the Jet Llyn. In her other hand, she held the quartz-crystal-tipped rod, and pointing it, she positioned the clear stone on her wand so it hovered over the still dark surface.

She swallowed, gave a little quiver, forced down her apprehension, and sucked in a breath.

Beneath the quartz point of her rod, illuminated by the bright torchlight, a single fat bubble rose. The water rippled. Stronger circular movements followed until small waves lapped at the shore inches from where she curled her toes so they gripped into the stones. An itch tickled in her palm, but she kept the rod steady.

Just as Mam said, they were coming for her.

The dragons were coming.

 

About the Author

Daisy Banks writes both sweet and spicy romance in the Historical, Paranormal and Fantasy genres. Her focus is to offer the best tale she can to readers. Daisy is married, with two grown up sons. Antiques and collecting entertain Daisy when she isn’t writing. There are also some rare occasions she makes a meal that doesn’t stick to the pan.

 

Find Daisy banks here:

Blog http://daisybanks.wordpress.com/

Twitter @DaisyBanks16

Facebook http://on.fb.me/18iRC35

Pinterest http://bit.ly/16sF1XG

Amazon  http://amazon.com/author/daisybanks

 

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Daisy Banks is the author of:

Christmas Carols

Marked for Magic

To Eternity

A Perfect Match

Timeless

Valentine Wishes

A Gentleman’s Folly

Your Heart My Soul

Fiona’s Wish

A Matter of Some Scandal

Daisy Banks writes a regular monthly story in the Sexy to Go compilations.

 

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Participating Authors

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Carmen Stefanescu
Daisy Banks
Flossie Benton Rogers
M. S. Kaye
Kim Kasch
Cassandra Ulrich
Julie Dárcy
Margo Bond Collins
Adrienne Woods
N. N. Light
Penny Estelle
Lyndi Lamont

Something Wicked Returns Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Something Wicked Returns Blog Hop!

While you’re here, be sure to enter the giveaway for an eBook copy giveaway of my novel Waking Up Dead–and check out the excerpt and book trailers below!

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Waking Up Dead by Margo Bond Collins

Waking Up Dead

When Dallas resident Callie Taylor died young, she expected to go to Heaven, or maybe Hell. Instead, she met her fate early thanks to a creep with a knife and a mommy complex. Now she’s witnessed another murder, and she’s not about to let this one go. She’s determined to help solve it before an innocent man goes to prison. And to answer the biggest question of all: why the hell did she wake up in Alabama?

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Excerpt

When I died, I expected to go to heaven.

Okay. Maybe hell. It’s not like I was perfect or anything. But I was sort of hoping for heaven.

Instead, I went to Alabama.

Yeah. I know. It’s weird.

I died in Dallas, my hometown. I was killed, actually. Murdered. I’ll spare you the gruesome details. I don’t like to remember them myself. Some jerk with a knife–and probably a Bad-Mommy complex. Believe me, if I knew where he was, I’d go haunt his ass.

At any rate, by the time death came, I was ready for it–ready to stop hurting, ready to let go. I didn’t even fight it.

And then I woke up dead in Alabama. Talk about pissed off.

You know, even reincarnation would have been fine with me–I could have started over, clean slate and all that. Human, cow, bug. Whatever. But no. I ended up haunting someplace I’d never even been.

That’s not the way it’s supposed to work, right? Ghosts are supposed to be the tortured spirits of those who cannot let go of their earthly existence. If they could be convinced to follow the light, they’d leave behind said earthly existence and quit scaring the bejesus out of the poor folks who run across them. That’s what all those “ghost hunter” shows on television tell us.

Let me tell you something. The living don’t know jack about the dead.

Not this dead chick, anyway.

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About the Author

Margo Bond Collins lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, several spoiled cats, and a ridiculous turtle. She teaches college-level English courses online, though writing fiction is her first love. She enjoys reading urban fantasy and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about vampires, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and other monsters. Waking Up Dead is her first published novel. Her second novel, Legally Undead, is an urban fantasy, forthcoming in 2014 from World Weaver Press.

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Connect with Margo

Email: MargoBondCollins@gmail.com
Website: http://www.MargoBondCollins.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MargoBondCollin @MargoBondCollin
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