Tuesday, March 3, 2015

What's UP In March ?


I'm so glad to have some news to share with you dear readers.

I now have an Facebook author page  Author Teresa Reasor I'd love it if you would like my page. It will allow you to keep up with day to day things happening with my writing. Also I still have my regular Facebook profile page at Teresa Reasor and if you'd like to friend me I'd love it. I post a lot of interesting articles I run across there and just hang out. Whenever I'm involved in release parties or other things I usually use my address book from my private facebook page so you'd get info about contests and other activities there as well as the author page.

Please share this info with fellow readers if you think they'd be interested in it.

March 3rd my book Building Ties will be released in an anthology titled Mystery, Murder, & Mayhem




 It's been a pleasure to work with six very talented authors to make this happen.  Hallee Bridgeman, Cynthia Hickey, Gayle Trent, Abigail Keam, Tracy Tyne Hilton, and Lynette Sowell.

Here are the condensed blurbs:
A Carol for Kent by Hallee Bridgeman:
A ruthless serial killer seeks to end a love song eight years in the making!

Anything for a Mystery by Cynthia Hickey:
For a best-selling romance author, switching genres could be a life and death decision!

Between a Clutch and a Hard Place by Gayle Trent:
A cryptic note in a consignment store purse, sends Myrtle Crumb searching for answers. Will she find more trouble than she bargained for?

Building Ties by New York Times Best Selling Author Teresa J. Reasor:
Home from a tour in Nicaragua, a Navy Seal learns his fiance was injured in a car bomb and is being stalked by a killer!

Death By Chocolate by Abigail Keam:
A threatening chase, blackmail, and a friend's missing son prove to be all Josiah can handle!

Dirty Little Murder by Traci Tyne Hilton:
Cleaning a messy house is easy but solving a messy murder, that's another story!

The Wiles of Watermelon by Lynette Sowell

When Andi Hartley's kitten digs up a bone attached to a thirty-year-old skeleton in Andi's watermelon field, buried secrets come to life.

Buy links for Mystery, Murder, & Mayhem:  


Amazon.com http://bit.ly/mmm_az
NOOK http://bit.ly/mmm_bn
Kobo http://bit.ly/mmm_kb
Google Play: http://bit.ly/mmm_gp
iBooks: http://bit.ly/mmm_ib



January 26th I released a Paranormal Romance Whisper In my Ear.  It is a contemporary love story, sexy and sweet, about a Mermaid and a Siren living in San Diego and trying to pass as human. It has left them both isolated because they aren't human and both have special abilities.

When they discover one another they finally have someone with whom they can be themselves, but there's a hitch. If they make love they may bond physically and emotionally to the point they can read each others thoughts and feel each others emotions, an invasion of which neither is quite ready. And just when they think they might be, there's another hitch. Of course, there has to be.




Here's the blurb:


Injured as a child, mermaid Katrina Lawson has adapted to living on land among humans. Denied the comfort of her water world, she’s stripped of her ability to transform and to hear. But the promise of a cochlear implant offers her a ray of hope. 

Drew Saunders is a creature no woman can resist: mystical, magical and musical. With a hum he can seduce women and make them slaves. When he meets Katrina he’s enthralled. But being unable to hear, she’s impervious to his charms. So he must work to build a relationship with her the human way.

Katrina’s doctor suspects there is more to her than scans and x-rays can detect. His obsessive fascination with her, places her and all aquatic species at risk, forcing her to make a horrible choice. Can she sacrifice the only true love she’ll ever know for the good of her species?

Links to WHISPER IN MY EAR



WHISPER Is now available in print as well.

I wanted to take the time to draw attention to the other full length paranormal I have available. Timeless. It is a Contemporary Paranormal Romantic Suspense set in Scotland.





Here's the blurb:

Archaeology student, Regan Stanhope, lands the chance of a lifetime when she’s chosen to work on a summer dig in Loch Maree, Scotland. The ancient monoliths hidden beneath the loch are the most important discovery since Stonehenge. And for seven hundred years, they have been waiting—for her.

Saturation diver Quinn Douglas is contracted to recover some of the megaliths from the loch’s bottom. The job will breathe life into the struggling salvage business he and his brothers are building. But from the moment he arrives, Quinn is plagued by dreams and feelings from a past he did not live. Or did he?

Regan and Quinn are drawn to each other as they research the monoliths and the reason behind their shared visions. But both sense something mystical at work, delving into their minds, manipulating their emotions. And when they finally discover the monoliths’ extraordinary secret, they know they must seal them away from those who are desperate to unlock their power. Even if it means remaining caught in a timeless struggle between the past and present forever.


Links to TIMELESS


GOOGLE PLAY:  http://bit.ly/1DfB2AE

COMING IN LATE APRIL!!!

DEEP WITHIN THE SHADOWS

My third Paranormal Romantic Suspense will be out in late April (if all goes well)  

Here's the cover:




Here's the working  blurb. (I always seem to end up fine tuning the blurbs a little before the book is published. )

 Twins Miranda and Juliet Templeton have been haunted by childhood trauma their entire lives. One has the reputation for being bold and rash, the other compulsively responsible. They’re forced to leave their differences behind, when both are attacked within minutes of one another.

Caleb Faulkner has always loved Miranda Templeton. Her letters to him, during his military deployment gave him a slice of home to hold on to during a difficult time. Finally together, something prevents her from acting on her feelings. When she and her sister are attacked, Caleb’s driven to protect them both. But all his military training can’t help him combat this danger.

Detective Chase Robinson is investigating the homicide of Tanner Newton. When the two hired thugs responsible for Tanner’s death end up dead and Juliet, his only witness, is attacked, Chase suspects the crimes may be connected. He decides to stay close to the twins in the hopes of catching the real killer. But his police training is useless against what's hiding deep within the shadows.



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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Mystery, Murder, and Mayhem Collection

A New Release Mystery, Murder, &Mayhem Collection : Seven Deadly Mysteries, by Best-Selling Sleuths is available for preorder.  The collection will be out March 3, 2015. So if you pre-order it will be delivered to your kindle or other device as soon as promised.


Here are the blurbs for the collection:

Seven incredible mysteries from seven best selling authors in this limited time collection! From sacred to sultry, you'll find a mystery to fit all tastes.

A Carol for Kent by Hallee Bridgeman: A ruthless serial killer seeks to end a love song eight years in the making.

Anything for a Mystery by Cynthia HIckey: For best-selling romance author, Stormi Nelson, switching genres could get her killed.

Between a Clutch and a Hard Place by Gayle Trent: When Myrtle Crumb finds a cryptic note in a consignment store purse, she simply has to investigate. Will she find more trouble than she bargained for?

Building Ties by Author Teresa Reasor: Navy SEAL Brett 'Cutter' Weaver is on a mission to Nicaragua when he learns his bride-to-be, Tess Kelly, has been injured in a car bombing. He rushes home on the next available transport and arrives to find Tess embroiled in three controversial stories. There’s a killer stalking her, and one interview at a time, they mean to catch him.

Death By Chocolate by Abigail Keam: Josiah Reynolds is tracking down the disappearance of an old friend’s son. But while she is chasing a missing person, O’nan is hot on Josiah’s trail chasing her. And he is threatening, conniving, and blackmailing others to help destroy the woman he thinks ruined his life. Will he finally succeed?

Dirty Little Murder by Traci Tyne Hilton: Everyone seemed to love Douglas Swanson—just ask his wife, his ex-wife, or the many girlfriends he left in his wake. So when Jane Adler found him dead at the bottom of his hot tub, the question wasn’t how he had died, but whose passion had taken a violent turn. 

The Wiles of Watermelon by Lynette Sowell : When Andi Hartley's kitten digs up a bone attached to a thirty-year-old skeleton in Andi's watermelon field, buried secrets come to life. Then the colorful owner of Greenburg, Tennessee's best eatery is murdered. Andi must dig into Greenburg's past before a murderer strikes again.


This is going to be a GREAT set!! And it's only for limited release so get it while it's hot!!
Here are the links to all the preorder buttons!!! 
MYSTERY, MURDER, AND MAYHEM
Available for preorder!!!
Mysteries for all tastes! Just 99 cents for 7 full length novels by Cynthia Hickey, Gayle Trent, Abigail Keam, Teresa Reasor, Lynette Sowell, Traci Tyne Hilton, and Hallee Bridgeman
Preorder it at the following locations:
Amazon.com http://bit.ly/mmm_az
NOOK http://bit.ly/mmm_bn
Kobo http://bit.ly/mmm_kb
Google Play: http://bit.ly/mmm_gp
iBooks: http://bit.ly/mmm_ib

Read on,
Teresa Reasor 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

AN INTERVIEW WITH BRANDI GILLILAN

Today I've invited Brandi Gillilan to join us on my blog. She's answered some interview questions so we can get to know about her and her writing. And she's going to introduce us to her newest release LET IT SNOW.





Tell us what inspired your story?
Let It Snow was inspired by the song and an anthology topic. It was ‘what would happen if a Billionaire was put in a situation that their money couldn’t get them out of’. So I chose a blizzard and being stranded in a cabin with her long time love.



Here's the Blurb for LET IT SNOW:
Trapped together, Jace and Natalia are forced to face their feelings in Let IT Snow. 
Having blown her chance at love, Natalia threw herself into work...so much that she’s wrecking her health. To save her from herself, the man she loved and let go out of misguided loyalty is forced to kidnap her. But when the snowstorm of century hits, and they’ve got nowhere to run except to each other, their platonic friendship changes forever.


What were the challenges (research, literary, psychological, and logistical) in bringing it to life?
The deadline was a difficult part. I’m horrible with time management. But also trying to stay with a believable storyline that didn’t stray too far from reality.

What genres are you most drawn to to read and to write?
Just about anything romance. But I love a good paranormal or mystery. And if it combines all three? Even better. Oh, and dark! If it has a dark theme or feel overall then I’m willing to read it!
Describe your hero and tell us a little about him.
Jace is a relaxed guy. He prefers to be away from people, except for one woman. He has loved Natalia all of their lives, but lost her. When he gets a call that Natalia needs help from herself he runs to her rescue, stealing her away to his mountain cabin.

Describe your heroine and tell us a little about her.
Natalia is a headstrong woman that thought she lost her chance to be with her best friend. So she throws herself into her job, making herself sick.

What brings the two together and what threatens to keep them apart?
They are brought back together when Natalia needs saved from herself. A misunderstanding and a jealous woman was what drove them apart.
What about your writing style is different or similar to other writer’s styles?
I think I’m different in the fact I try to write something that would make other authors pause. For example, in one book I’m writing the heroine is scarred on her face. They are obvious and can’t be hidden. Some authors feel that isn’t a good idea and it takes away from the relatability of the character. But I feel there are scarred people out there that would appreciate a scarred heroine, make them understand they are still beautiful.

How did you come up with the title?
I use song titles. I find a song that helps inspire the story and use it for the title. not very creative, but it leads to some interesting titles!

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
I’m not sure, maybe to make sure you know the whole story before you make rash decisions that could lose you the love of your life.

If you’re writing a series, have you kept the same characters throughout?And what through line or theme have you used to tie it together?
I actually have a series started. The first book is called Buy Me A Rose and it’s part of the Wicked Fairytales: The Curvy Collection Anthology Boxed Set. It is a Fairytale about Rose Red, Snow White’s sister in the older versions of the story.
She is being married off and being targeted by an Evil Witch Queen. I am using fairytales to link my books as well as keeping my main characters active in each book.
Is what you’ve written based on your own experiences someone you know?
I have a book to work on based on dreams I’ve had, I nicknamed it the Creepy Story. Another will be inspired by some things my sister and I have experienced.

What books have most influenced your life?
I read a LOT of books. And some of them I forget about and others just stay with me. Some of those that stayed with me are the Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, TONs of Manga and of course Nora Roberts’s work. Each one has influenced how I write and gave me the encouragement to try pushing boundaries outside of my comfort zone.


What book are you reading now?

Currently I’m reading Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts. I have always loved her books.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Kiersten Fay, she writes amazing Sci-fi, Romance and she just started a new Paranormal series.  Lisa Kessler who writes sexy and steamy romance and there are many others I can’t think of at the moment.

What are your current projects?
Currently I’m working on books for the six songs that won in the New Year’s Book Bash. But other than that I am working on the sequel to Buy Me A Rose. It’s called Lucky Star, Tinkerbell’s story. And I have two or three books in the editing phase.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I would make it longer and fill out the story some more.
If writing a series, which characters will you continue with in other books?
In my Fairytales series I will continue to use Rose and as I go through the books I will pick up other characters.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I have always been a reader and I loved to write. I started with poetry and then when I was in the 7th grade one of my friends dared me to write an idea down. I used one of my favorite animes, Dragon Ball Z for inspiration and started writing. It was a LONG story. About 8 spirals long, all hand written. I never got to finish it because it got lost in a house fire. But starting that one story got me writing freely.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Often times for me it’s writing the beginning of the book. I always have trouble figuring out where to start. But I also have to edit down ideas. I can get right at the end and come up with a new idea. I have to stop and check over my book to see if it will help. If it does, I need to work it in and if not, then I need to wrap up the story before I get another idea.

Who is your cover artist?
Seraphina Donavan did the cover for Let It Snow. But I have another artist Carey Abbott from Safari Heat Book Tours and Author Services did the cover for three books I have in editing.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
POV. I have a bad habit of jumping from the Hero’s point of view to the Heroine’s and back without any indication of the switch.

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Detail placement. I like to help the reader picture what’s going on in the story, but my problem was writing it all at the front so they were overloaded. My writing group helped me with that.

Do you have any advice for other writers?
Keep your chin up. There will be people that trash your work but there are more that will love it. You just have to be willing to work for it. Advertise and post anywhere you can. Also, writing groups help a LOT when writing. They help you work out ideas, trouble spots and are great sounding boards.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Authors enjoy hearing from their readers. Any thoughts or ideas about our work are greatly appreciated. But if you read something you didn’t enjoy please be constructive in your critique.

Thanks so much for joining us today Brandi. I've enjoyed learning about your new release and your writing process.

Brandi also has a story in the anthology, WICKED FAIRYTALES: THE CURVY COLLECTION . The anthology contains ten hot and exciting retellings of classic fairytales.




Here's the blurb for Brandi's story :Rose has devoted herself to being a warrior, only to be told her best service to her family, is by becoming someone’s wife. Can a man like Prince Nicolai be happy with a wife who cares more for weapons than wiles? As they battle against an evil witch trying to capture their kingdom, he’ll discover her worth in BUY ME A ROSE by Brand Gillilan. 


On February 13th from 6:00 until 12:00pm EST, Brandi and I will be participating in A Valentine's Day Book Bash on Facebook. There will be 11 authors there and you will have a chance at a Kindle Fire for participating. Each author will be awarding prizes during the event. So come on out and join us, meet several award winning authors, have fun and maybe win some prizes. 




To find out more about Brandi Gillilan and her books you can check her out on:  





Thanks for joining us today,
Teresa Reasor 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

RELEASE DAY!!! WHISPER IN MY EAR and an Excerpt


It's the official release day for WHISPER IN MY EAR, my Fantasy Romance.  I thought I'd post an excerpt.



Blurb: 


Injured as a child, mermaid Katrina Lawson has adapted to living on land among humans. Denied the comfort of her water world, she’s stripped of her ability to transform and to hear. But the promise of a cochlear implant offers her a ray of hope. 

Drew Saunders is a creature no woman can resist: mystical, magical and musical. With a hum he can seduce women and make them slaves. When he meets Katrina he’s enthralled. But being unable to hear, she’s impervious to his charms. So he must work to build a relationship with her the human way.

Katrina’s doctor suspects there is more to her than scans and x-rays can detect. His obsessive fascination with her, places her and all aquatic species at risk, forcing her to make a horrible choice. Can she sacrifice the only true love she’ll ever know for the good of her species?


Excerpt: 

Katrina Larson rolled the glass of rum and coke between her palms. What was she doing here? Since she was deaf, she felt as out of place as a cowboy at a fashion show. When her girlfriends leaped to their feet as soon as the singer’s attention fell on them, she’d fought the urge to sink under the table.
Now she studied the man on stage. He was tall, at least six foot three, dark, muscular, and very masculine. He projected a raw sexuality every woman in the room responded to, including her. All her friends had talked about for weeks was Drew Saunders. They raved about his voice. But she would never understand what special quality they heard in it. Even with the cochlear implant she was considering, her hearing would be…different.

When he began to play, the vibration from his keyboard feathered against her skin and beat beneath her feet, but she couldn’t hear the words he sang. Nor was she close enough to read his lips. When the other women lounged back into their seats, she took her cue from them and relaxed.

A low-level hum penetrated the silence she lived in, startling her and jerking her forward in her seat. She searched the room, eager, her heart pounding. It had been nearly six years since she’d heard any sound. She’d missed it, missed the ebb and flow of the pitch inside her head. Where was it coming from now?

Her eyes settled on the man on stage. She couldn’t hear a word of what he was singing, but beneath the surface tone there was a sensual vibration low enough to penetrate her deafness.

What was he? If he were a member of her Shoal, she’d recognize it. Though she wasn’t of pure blood, she could still recognize her own. And being on land, he’d be as deaf as she.

Because of the pitch he was able to project, he had to be something aquatic, but not of her species. The resonance was too different.

Fascinated and hungry for sound of any kind, she strained to hear each note he projected. Sitting next to her, her best friend, Cheryl, grasped her wrist and leaned close enough for her to read her lips in the light of the candle on their table. “I just had an orgasm. I swear to God. All he has to do is sing and you just go. I wish you could hear this, Katrina.”

Shock held her prisoner for several moments. He was seducing the audience with his voice. She spied a man two tables over from her, and he seemed more interested in checking out the breasts of the woman next to him than the man singing.

So only the women in the audience were affected. He had seduced her too, but the effect was blunted because of her hearing issues. Her stomach cramped. What he was doing was…wrong.

What could she do? She studied each of the women she’d come with, her coworkers. Cheryl, Jacqueline, and Hallee all seemed to be mesmerized. If she tried to explain, none of them would believe her. But she couldn’t just sit here and watch him manipulate her friends. She had to leave and figure out what to do.

A movement from the side of the stage caught her attention. Drew Saunders stood and played the last few bars of the song. Then he motioned to someone offstage, and three men walked out.
Katrina rose and tapped Cheryl on the shoulder. Used to speaking instead of signing with her, she said, “I have to go.”

“You haven’t even finished your drink,” Cheryl protested.

Katrina slid the rum and coke over to her. “I haven’t touched it. You can have it. I’ll see you tomorrow.”

She collected her bag, and, glancing toward the stage one last time, wove her way through the crowd toward the door.

***
Drew motioned his band members on stage. “Ladies and gentlemen. On drums is Rand Michaels.”

As soon as he reached him, Rand said, “What the fuck’s going on, Drew? You going solo now?”
The drummer’s anger vibrated off him like static. It underscored his unshaven, tattooed, rocker look. His attempts to live up to his own hype were getting old, though. Drew gave him a long look. “The natives were restless. Sam was worried they might damage the club.”

Rand scanned the audience. “They look okay now.” A heavy undertone of accusation sharpened his voice.

Drew controlled his expression, and his anger, with an effort. There was a time and a place for everything. Who knows what an act of violence on stage could set off in this audience? “Take your bow, Rand, and get ready for the show.” Drew threw out a hand toward the other two band members. “On base, Tony Cosimini. On guitar is Simon Fletcher.”

While the men were getting settled, Drew glanced toward the table of women he’d been watching. The blonde was halfway across the room, winding her way toward the door. Her hair swung from side to side, brushing the small of her arrow-straight back, her gait purposeful. For a moment, he was distracted by the lush curve of her jeans-encased hips, and the graceful way they swayed with every step she took. Where was she going?

His stomach tightened. His heart hammered.

She was leaving!

Why wasn’t she affected by his singing like the others? He had to find out. He had to stop her. He dodged the mike stand and leapt off the stage. Women surged to their feet and hands reached for him. Drew tugged free of one woman’s grasp, then another.

A brunette with big hair and a sultry expression ran a hand down the front of his jeans and gave his gear a painful squeeze. Jesus! Grasping her wrist, he pushed her into her seat and shoved past the next two who stood in his path.

His hand closed around the blonde’s shoulder and he swung her around. “Why are you leaving?”
Large blue-green eyes, the color of the sea, focused on his face, then widened in surprise. Her hair, a caramel color streaked with every shade of blonde from platinum to honey, tumbled forward to frame her high cheekbones. Her bow-shaped mouth parted in shock as she shrank from him.
He grasped her arm. “Don’t go.”

A high-pitched sound, piercing and sharp struck him like a blow. Pain lanced through the bones of his face, his teeth. He bent at the waist and covered his ears.

The frosted glass panes in the door shattered, throwing diamond-shaped pieces through the air and across the polished black and white tile floor. He threw up an arm to protect his face and twisted away.

Bedlam reigned as people sitting close by surged to their feet and ran toward the stage.

The sound ceased, cut off as suddenly as it had erupted. He straightened, panting. The aftereffects of the noise had left him dizzy. Even with his hearing blunted from the trauma, he heard the bottles of liquor behind the bar continue to tinkle like wind chimes, as though the glass retained a lingering resonance.

He turned to the door. What the hell was that? Was she okay?

An evening breeze wafted through the empty metal doorframe, carrying with it the smell of car exhaust.

The blonde was gone.

WHISPER IN MY EAR IS BEING HIGHLIGHTED ON DONNA MCDONALDS RISKY READERS BLOG WITH A DIFFERENT EXCERPT. CHECK IT OUT!!


Hope you enjoyed the excerpts.
Read on,
Teresa Reasor