Cover Reveal: THE FALLEN

It's here!!! Man, I've been DYING to show this sucker off!  As I've mentioned in previous posts, at the request of a very awesome reader during the Bitten by Books party, I decided that Xander's story had to be told.  This book will be a prequel to Soul Avenged, a spinoff of the Sons of Wrath world, but NOT part of the overarching storyline that spans the series.

It can be read as a standalone.

I'm labeling this an erotic novel based on the content.  Yes, I said NOVEL because when I set out to write a NOVELLA, it just doesn't work.  This book is looking to be 60K words--short for me, but still considered a novel.  Therefore, I'm dubbing it a short novel.  Ha!

Even though it's longer than I originally planned, it's still going to be FREE.  There will NOT be paperback copies available for purchase, but if you're signed up to my VIP email list, there will be opportunities to WIN a signed paperback!  Get signed up today and you'll be able to view ALL FOUR candidates in the Cover Model Contest for Soul Enslaved and vote for the two finalists!!  A special perk for all my wonderful email subscribers.

As I've said before, this is the first time I've had to slap a warning on the book based on content. In all fairness though, this is Xander we're talking about.  If you've read Soul Resurrected, you know he's a character who kind of walks a very fine line between good and baaaaaaaad.  He was not originally created to be a hero.

You've been warned.

Huge thanks to my ridiculously talented brother, Ryan, for the design of this cover.

If you could share this post to get it out there in the blogosphere, I would be incredibly grateful! ❤

Okay, enough of the blah blah blah.  Without further delay, allow me to present, THE FALLEN (A Sons of Wrath Prequel):


To catch the Fallen, you have to become the very evil you were bred to slay.

Show loyalty.  Be willing to go deep into the gritty underbelly of the world, where the vilest acts of human carnage thrive and seep into your mind like a black poison, consuming every part of you that was once good.  Ignore your dark cravings and keep to the most important rule of all: never save the mortals.

This is the life of a Sentinel.

Some call us the toughest angels in the heavens.  Unbreakable.  But even the strong can break in the face of temptation.

Human females have always been the forbidden fruit for our kind—an enticement I’ve resisted for centuries, until she came along.

Karinna lusts for vengeance.

She wants inside the darkness, where the Fallen own the corrupted streets of Detroit—the perfect bait to take down the biggest crime ring the city has ever known.

I want her.  To have her, though, I’ll have to break the rules.

For one taste of the forbidden, I’ll have to commit the most heinous sin of all …


An exact release date for this book has not yet been determined but will likely be April 2014!!  In the meantime, add it to your Goodreads shelf:

The Fallen (A Sons of Wrath Novella, #0.5)


I'd love to have you assist with The Fallen Release Day Blast!!  If you've got openings in April, please sign up below:

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Grab a copy of Soul Avenged (Sons of Wrath, #1) here:

Amazon (Kindle)Amazon (Print)  |  Barnes & Noble (Nook)

 Grab a copy of Soul Resurrected (Sons of Wrath, #2) here:

Amazon (Kindle) Amazon (Print) Barnes & Noble (Nook)


Caged by J.A. Belfield - Sexy Cover Reveal! #Caged

Oh have I got a treat for you today ... For many series out there, I can be a bit of a fickle whore, jumping from one male lead in the story to the next.  Hey, if he's sexy, has some personality and the author leads me to cheer for him along the way, I'm usually sold.  Yeah, I have my favorites, but they can be easily outshined by another character.

There is, however, one fictional man that I remain devoted to and when the author of this series asked me to be part of her cover reveal, well, let's just say she didn't have to ask me twice ... or wait long for my response, for that matter.  And when I finally received the email with attached cover for the book?  Sa-woon!!  No really, a fixed stare, gape mouthed moment of drooling.  But don't take my word for it.  Check it out yourself:

Le sigh.


A Holloway Pack Story (#3)

by J.A. Belfield

Release Date: August 5, 2013

Target Reader: Adult

Keywords: RomanticUrban FantasyWerewolf

Book Blurb:

If the meek can become deadly, the strongest can be weak.

For Ethan Holloway, his mission to find a missing werewolf should be simple. Crack a few heads, bust a few chops and the solution always reveals itself. Always.

Not this time.

Ethan’s reputation precedes him, and because it does, someone is ready. Waiting. Unbeknownst to Ethan, he’s about to go down. Hard. Against a foe he never suspected and in a world he never imagined could be real.

What awaits Ethan is a fight not only for his reputation, but also his pack, his female, and his life. If he survives, damage control will become priority number one.

If he survives.

Because even Ethan’s not sure he’s strong enough to take on an entire race all by himself.

Especially one hell bent on exposing who and what he is in the name of sport.

Le double sigh.  You see why I adore this man?  He's tough.  He's protective.  And dayum, he has one fine looking back ... scars and all.

Unfortunately, this baby won't be ready to roll until August.  In the meantime, catch up on the series:

Other Novels in this series include: Darkness & Light (#1) Blue Moon (#2)

In-between release novellas include: Instinct (#0) Eternal (#.5) Resonance (#2.5)

If you want to know more about this amazing author, you can find J.A. Belfield lurking around Twitter and Facebook.

And feel free to come back and drool anytime.  I'll be here too.

Cover Reveal & Giveaway!! Soul Avenged (Sons of Wrath, #1) #Giveaway #SoulAvenged

Biting my lip as I write this post because I am way too damn excited—so much so I’m having a hard time coming up with an intro for it. For a few months now I’ve been going on and on about this new series that’s taken over my head.  As I near the end of the first draft of book 2, I’m gearing up for the release of book 1!  And I FINALLY get to share my cover with y’all!! 

Before I do, just want to say THANK YOU to my designer of both the cover and the logo, Mel Gannon of Mahdesigns.  I enjoyed the collaboration—taking an idea that I had in my head and watching it materialize.  This woman is insanely patient.  I was ready to scratch my own eyeballs out on her behalf, as many times as I came back to her with changes.

Also want to say thank you to my ridiculously talented friend Narcisse Navarre for her help in the direction of the cover and logo.  You rock!

Finally, thank you to Lisa & Glenn for allowing me to use the staircase pic from the Packard Plant urban exploration.

Okay, okay, without further delay, here is the cover:

SOUL AVENGED (Sons of Wrath, #1)

By: Keri Lake

Release Date:  February 6, 2013

Genre:  Adult Paranormal Romance

And the blurb:

Passion is blind in vengeance and love  ...

Ayden’s suburban home was invaded by a pack of Lycans.

The brutal attack is the only memory she carries of her former life.

Now, one motive burns in her soul:


The Sons of Wrath—a brood of vengeance-dealing warrior demons—band with Ayden to hunt the Lycans on Detroit’s most deadly feeding grounds.

Kane Walker should’ve been her easiest kill.

Unfortunately, the newly bitten Lycan has something she wants—clues that may finally lay her past to rest.  To reach them, she must be willing to submit to the sensual pleasures awakened by his touch.

Time is running out.

In seven days, Kane will become what Ayden despises most.  She can halt his transformation but the antidote requires the ultimate sacrifice.  As the beast takes hold, Kane becomes more of a threat.

Ayden must choose between her lust for revenge, or surrender to her enemy and discover a horrible truth.

Sons of Wrath

Never gamble with vengeance

 The release date is February 6th but in the meantime, you can add it to your GoodReads shelf!

Soul Avenged (Sons of Wrath #1)

AND … If you hurry over to the blogs listed below, you can enter to win an ARCpass!

What's an ARCpass?

It’s an all access pass to receive a FREE ebook ARC of Soul Avenged TWO weeks before it’s released!  My brother, who happens to be one of the most gifted designers I know, put these things together and they are AWE-SOME.

So hurry!  Go go!  Enter to win.  ARCs will be released on January 23rd

HUGE thank you to these bloggers who helped with my cover reveal:


Narcisse Navarre

Candice Bundy

Terri Rochenski

Aimee Laine

Rebecca Hart Writing

Imran Writes

Heart of An Angel

Herding Cats & Burning Soup

These bloggers have posted a review for Soul Avenged, stop by for a chance to win an ARCpass and see what they thought about the book:

Twigs at Bitten by Paranormal Romance

Lolita at K-Books



Some Progress...

As my projects are beginning to round out a bit more, I thought it’d be a good time to give another update on progress.  Forgive any nonsensical ramblings that may occur along the way, I had the horrible experience of waking up to find I’m out of coffee this morning.  This is my pre-Starbucks run version of a blog post.

So I finally came up with a title for my novella that I’ll be contributing to the Witch Hunt anthology.  Kinda smacked me upside the head one day - wasn’t really thinking about it at the time.  I happened to be perusing some websites when The Banishing just sort of popped in my head out of nowhere.  It fits the story perfectly so I’m incredibly happy about that.  Second draft has been submitted and the project is coming together nicely.

Requiem (Halos, #2) is underway.  Some exciting little twists going on with this book!  You’re either going to love me or hate me.  My hope is, you’ll just keep reading and trust me.  No matter what.

Thanks to my beta readers, who were eager to know more about the dark and crazy world I’ve created for Soul Avenged, I’ve added a glossary to the book.

If you’ve read some of my tweet and FB updates, you’ll see that I’ve gotten some reviews back for Soul Avenged.  How the….?

I’d sent some ARCs to a few book reviewers/bloggers who were awesome enough to give some feedback.  What I hadn’t expected was coming across kickass ratings they left on GoodReads for it.  Hot damn!!  If you haven’t seen them yet, take a lookie:

Even though it’s not yet available, you can still go ahead and add it to your shelf!  So by all means, do so.

You might be wondering why the boring looking cover?

Well…that’s because, my lovelies, it's in the works!  I’ve been locked away in my secret laboratory cooking up something really sexilicious!  It’s all sketched out.  And the BEAUTY of not being a graphic designer is that I have no comprehension of what complexities are involved in this.  So I've handed it off and moved on to the next exciting piece of design – finding that gorgeous face to match the one in my head.  Pretty sure I’ve gone through about a thousand pictures of half-naked bodies in the last couple of weeks.  Erm, not that I’m complaining…

I’m on a hunt.  And I’m determined.

So once the face has been chosen, I shall release my secret monstrosity onto the world!!  Uh…in other words, cover reveal to come.

If you are a blogger/reviewer and think you might want to participate in the cover reveal, please sign up here:

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I’ve got some interesting blog posts planned, another flash story for one of the Soul Avenged characters and I’m thinking about posting my playlist for Soul Avenged too.  Busy times!  So be sure to keep checking back...

Hope you all have a fandamntastic week!

Cover Reveal: Resonance by J.A. Belfield!

I love cover reveals…for two reasons: 1)   You get to dodge a lengthy blog post of incessant rambling

2)   I get to show you a sneak peek of something really cool!


What’s so cool?

Today I’m giving you a peek at the face of J.A. Belfield’s upcoming release, Resonance, book #2.5 of the Holloway Pack Series!

So before I begin to ramble, here’s the cover:

A Holloway Pack Story #2.5

by J.A. Belfield

Release Date: April 2, 2013


Guilt is a heavy burden for the one carrying it. 

Jem Stonehouse is no exception to this rule.

What if she’d acted sooner? What if she’d fully recognised the threat? What if she hadn’t allowed the male pack members to head into the witches’ ambush?

For one, youngest pack member Josh Larsen wouldn’t be trapped in the sleep of the dead.

Now, Jem is convinced it’s her job to bring him back to life no matter what it takes— learning more about her heritage, risking pack exposure, or travelling to places she couldn’t have imagined possible.

Even if the journey endangers her soul.


A journey that endangers her soul?  Ho ho!  You know I’m in…

If you haven’t yet read any of the Holloway Pack, you’re missing out!  This is a great series for those in the mood to get cozy with a house FULL of sexy, protective werewolves.

Here, I’ll just make it easy and give you the links to buy the books:

Instinct (#0) Eternal (#.5) Darkness & Light (#1) Blue Moon (#2) (Coming December 3, 2012)

And don’t forget to add it to your bookshelf on GoodReads!




BLUE MOON Cover Reveal!!

I'm not going to lie.  When I'm perusing the shelves for new reading material, whether at the bookstore or while sitting at my laptop, the cover is important.  The innards could very well contain the next classic, but if the cover looks like hell, I'm on to the next one.  My thought is this:  if you're going to take the time to write a great story, why not take equal time to design a great cover?  I'm super excited to be part of J. A. Belfield's BLUE MOON cover reveal for three reasons:

FIRST, I've read Darkness & Light, book #1 of the Holloway pack, so without a doubt I know Blue Moon is sure to contain a great storyline with sexy werewolves (ahem, Ethan...yum) and feisty females.

SECOND, J sent me the blurb to the book so that I could share it with you in this post.  In a word:  SOLD!!  Here, check it out:

Someone is watching the Holloway Pack, and this time, the female isn’t the target.

Life with a group of seven male werewolves worries Jem Stonehouse not one bit. She is engaged to the Alpha’s son Sean Holloway after all. So what has Jem’s territorial instincts on high alert?

The pack’s latest addition. Both of them.

None of the men think there’s a problem with the new girlfriends. Jem’s intuition tells her otherwise—that and a nagging suspicion the new females aren’t there to partake.

Jem believes they’ve joined in to take.

The question is ... What?

As the eve of the blue moon draws ever closer, Jem’s running out of time to find the answer and outwit a thief of the worst possible kind.

A woman who believes she can’t lose.

Ho ho!  I told you there were feisty females...

And THIRD, I received the attachment for the book cover and was instantly mesmerized.  The colors, the font, the layout...all of it so alluring - easy to stare at for an exceptionally long time, as if you're being sucked into another dimension.

But don't take my word for it... have a look and tell me what YOU think:

Ain't that a purdy sight?  Would I pluck this book off the shelves if I hadn't already gotten a taste of J's writing?  Yes I would.  Because I'm shallow like that.

Well, with the book release fast approaching, ya better get caught up on your Holloway Pack reading.  You can find out more about J. A. Belfield by stalk er, I mean, checking her out:




Add BLUE MOON to your GoodReads shelf!