Lee Piper is a lover of books. She often juggles reading seven novels at a time for the sheer joy of it. At the grand old age of five, Lee Piper decided to become an author, however found a limited market for her unicorn stories. So, high school English teacher it was.
At thirty-two, and grieving the loss of her second miscarriage, Lee Piper turned to novels—Kylie Scott to be precise—to escape the pain. This then inspired her to write Rock My World, the first in a four part contemporary romance series. Her debut novel not only reached the second round of the 2016 Emerald Award, but also became an Evernight Publishing bestseller within the first two weeks of publication.
Lee Piper lives in Adelaide, South Australia with her drummer husband, cheeky daughters, and one very crazy dog.
BlurbAn alpha claim. A possible heir. A Selkie prince whose mistake might just be what the fates intended.Zale, the third alpha-born son of King Solomon, is concerned. His youngest brother, Caol, has been spending time with an unbonded omega. Being a responsible alpha, Zale feels it’s his duty to warn the omega Finn before he and Caol get into trouble. Especially since Finn had only been brought to the colony by their father in case his oldest brother’s fated mate couldn’t conceive. However, when Zale goes to Finn’s quarters to have a word with him, he isn’t expecting to discover what he does: the omega in the throes of oestrus and begging for an alpha’s assistance.Finn has nowhere else to go. Not only unwanted by his own family, his previous alpha perished in a tragic accident. So for the past two years, the omega has relied on the King of the North’s generosity, even if it means he may end up as a surrogate for one of the alpha-born princes. Or even worse, the king’s sixth mate. But when the Prince Zale comes upon him during his heat, Finn demands relief from the alpha. Although afterward, has to live with the guilt. Now, he might not only be carrying the prince’s son, he may have very well ruined Zale’s chance to find his true fated mate…Note: A 58k-plus word m/m shifter mpreg story, this is the third book in the Royal Alpha series. Due to the “knotty” times in this book, it is recommended for mature readers only. While it can be read as a standalone, it’s recommended to read the series in order. And, like all of my books, it has an HEA.
ExcerptZale’s jaw was tight and his teeth gritted as he waited in the hall outside of Finn’s quarters.He knocked again. This time more loudly using the heel of his fist, since, apparently, his knuckles weren’t getting the job done.The alpha-born prince was losing his patience, which he usually had an abundance of. Just not today. Especially since the visiting omega, Finn, had been seen sneaking off with Zale’s youngest brother Caol.Which was dangerous.Particularly since Caol was considered a Selkie slut. What humans would call a man-ho. He loved to rut with anyone who would let him, be it Selkie, human or hybrid. Most likely any male with a cock swinging between his legs. Hell, he probably rutted with other species of shifters.But even so, it brought Zale back to the problem at hand. He and his brothers had told their father, the King of the North, that he should send Finn away. Return the omega to his own colony. That he was no longer needed here at the Northern colony. But his father hadn’t listened.No surprise there.They all suspected that King Solomon had considered taking the omega for himself.But a whole two years had passed since the King first brought Finn to the castle, so it made no sense for the unbonded male to remain. His father needed to shit or get off the pot. Either take Finn as his own to bear more sons or send the poor omega home so he could find an alpha of his very own.Unfortunately, there wasn’t a fated mate waiting for Finn anywhere. His supposed alpha had been killed and eaten by an orca during their bonding swim from what Zale understood.None of them had ever asked Finn about it because neither Zale or his brothers wanted to know those cringe-worthy details and they also were inclined to avoid him since he was an unbonded male. Again, being around an unbonded omega could be dangerous.However, Caol tended to be reckless. If the omega came into heat, Caol would most likely be the proud father of a future pup. Zale could just imagine how the king’s head would spin at that news.So, Zale needed to nip whatever was going on between Finn and Caol in the bud. For his youngest brother’s sake and also for Finn’s. If the omega had the urge to rut, he could do so with some of the betas the king kept on hand for that purpose. Nothing stopped Finn from taking a beta lover, especially since his corona membrane was no longer intact.But an alpha? No. He could not rut with an alpha that was not his mate.That was against Selkie law.Caol knew that. As did Finn.Therefore, Zale was being a good older brother and trying to head off a disaster.Or that’s what he told himself.Yes, he was protecting not only Caol but this omega… who continued to live among a castle-full of alphas even though that was unsafe.He stared at the heavy wood door and cursed. Why wasn’t Finn answering?He leaned closer and shouted, “Finn! Are you in there? Open your door.”Zale listened carefully. Nothing.He was done knocking. He had announced his presence and now it was time to take the next step…Into the omega’s quarters.
About the Author
J.J. Masters is the alter-ego of a USA Today bestselling author who writes hot, gay romance filled with heart, humor and heat. J.J. became fascinated with mpreg romance as soon as she figured out what mpreg stood for. She loves to write about “knotty” men!You can join JJ’s FB Group here: https://www.facebook.com/JJMastersAuthor/ or her newsletter here: https://bit.ly/2E2zcaB to keep up with exclusive content and news.
Alien Vision presents a collection of short stories and sketches from the Beta-Earth Chronicles by Wesley Britton.
Tales 2044, opens on Beta-Earth when two genetically-enhanced mutants
are forced to recover a stolen secret, the cure to the ancient
Plague-With-No-Name that defined a planet for millennia. Then we jump
across the multi-verse to our earth, Alpha-Earth, where police Captain
Mary Carpenter infiltrates a gang of White Supremacists who want to
purify Texas after decades of climate change and weaponized plagues.
Still on Alpha, we leap ahead in time to 40 years in the future where
Mary Carpenter joins up with four aliens, two from Beta-Earth, two from
Serapin-Earth. All four share the same father, The Blind Alien from
Alpha-Earth. They’ve traveled across the multi-verse to tell us about
their worlds. But Alphans, scarred by the devastations to our world,
are unhappy about learning about very different cultures from anything
we’ve ever known and especially hearing about multiple deities. So the
alien band are forced to go on the run and take sanctuary in a First
Nation domed city in British Columbia. But their sanctuary doesn’t last
long. Forced to travel further into the Canadian wilderness, the family
encounters a pair of Sasquatch who change everything for them. They
learn about the many definitions of what it means to be human. Alpha
Tales 2044, is a collection of stories that are part sci-fi, part murder
mysteries, part horror, and part social commentary. But completely full
of the unexpected, surprises, and tales, unlike anything you’ve
yourself in an extraordinary universe revealed by the most original
storytelling you’ll ever experience. “Science fiction yes, but so much
more.” Besides his 33 years in the classroom, Dr. Wesley Britton
considers his Beta-Earth Chronicles the most important work he’s ever
done. “I suppose an author profile is intended to be a good little
biography,” Britton says, “but the best way to know who I am is to read
my novels.” Still, a few things you might like to know about Wes
include the fact he’s the author of four non-fiction books on espionage
in the media, most notably The Encyclopedia of TV Spies (2009).
Beginning in 1983, he was a widely published poet, article writer for a
number of encyclopedias, and was a noted scholar of American literature.
Since those days, for sites like BlogCritics.org and BookPleasures.com,
Britton wrote over 500 music, book, and movie reviews. For seven years,
he was co-host of online radio’s Dave White Presents for which he
contributed celebrity interviews with musicians, authors, actors, and
Starting in fall 2015, his science
fiction series, The Beta-Earth Chronicles, debuted with The Blind Alien.
Throughout 2016, four sequels followed including The Blood of Balnakin,
When War Returns, A Throne for an Alien, and The Third Earth. Return to
Alpha was the sixth volume of this multi-planetary epic. Britton
earned his doctorate in American Literature at the University of North
Texas in 1990. He taught English at Harrisburg Area Community College
until his retirement in 2016. He serves on the Board of Directors for
Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania.
I vividly remember the afternoon when Jrin Rol, the second-in-command
of our security unit, and I stepped onto the ground floor of the Hotel
Domino in the new city called Monte Carlo. The hotel was an
entertainment center named after yet another Alpha game Malcolm Renbourn
had brought to our planet. It should have been named Hotel Backgammon
for all the pointed spikes of alternating colors on the floors and
On this day, I was listening to Jrin’s wistful
hopes for an extended leave from service so she could deepen her studies
in linguistic morphologies, geographic spatial patterns, and other
analytical investigative techniques that would make her far more than a
skilled expert in stealth and counter-espionage operations. I was
becoming more and more impressed with what I heard as we walked into the
Then, my blood chilled. In one moment, I
felt as if I’d drank a bath shell-sized cocktail of adrenaline and
dread. Sitting alone at a table in the corner was First Helprim Kiem
Holenris from ital, the supreme head of the Munchen Collective. The last
I’d seen of this seeming old crone had been in my offices in Bercumel.
On that day, Holendris had let me know my life was on the line if I
continued my then-pointless, personal war with my bond-family. For, like
her, my genetically-enhanced mutations had come at a cost. The little
pills the Collective now provided me slowed the metabolic rushing of
time that aged such as us much faster than our years. If I wanted to
live a healthy and beautiful life and for a good long time, I needed the
pills only the Collective could provide me.
looked like a woman who’d seen four generations of descendants from her
womb. But she was merely the age of my own mother. Like me, her
appearance concealed a body of extraordinary gifts. Unlike me, she had
started her pill regimen much later in her life than I had, hence her
aged face and deceptively marked skin. On this day, while her lips were
twisted in an almost skullish smile, her eyes sent a clear message to me
across the wide hall of tables and happy noises.
they wordlessly told me, “bring your sun-drenched bronze skin and
bright, blonde hair over here to me. You must come to me now. A matter
of dire importance awaits you. Awaits us.”
I looked to
Jrin, who understood my own silent signal. We slowly made our way to the
Helprim’s round, polished white table where Kiem studied our movements
with practiced eyes. She nodded as we came close and indicated two
“Sit, little kitty,” she cooed. “Sit, Jrin Rol of the Mask-Painters.”
we took our places as serving hands quickly brought us trays of
beverages. Kiem waited until the hands departed and took a sip of her
own red pravine, then said softly, “Thank you for your quick compliance,
as what I am here to discuss requires some delicacy.”
Tamara Passey, author of the The Christmas Tree Keeper: A Novel, was born and raised in Massachusetts around a large family, one that has served as inspiration for most of her writing. She loves most creative endeavors and when she isn’t writing or re-writing, you can find her baking or cross-stitching or walking–though not all at the same time. She lives with her husband and children in Arizona.
I like to create stories with words. In between writing projects, I like
to paint pictures. I’m a self-taught cook and a self-taught author. I like art
museums and gardens. I read eclectically. Memoir, historical, classics, young
adult. I love to go on adventures with my family.
2. What do you love most in the
world? My family and simple joys like autumn leaves and apple pie.
3. What inspired you to become an
Author? So many good books.
4. What is your favorite Winter /
Holiday tradition? Attending an annual concert and lights display with
5. What is your trick for getting
past writer’s block? And what advice do you have for other authors who are
struggling to tell their story? My trick is a non-negotiable deadline—like
a holiday. That keeps me in my chair and writing as much as possible. For
authors struggling—when you are tired, learn to rest, not quit. In the words of
Julie Berry, remember when life is hard, writing is the antidote.
6. Now that we’ve gotten to know
each other, tell me a story. It can be long or short. From your childhood or
last week. Funny, sad, or somewhere in between. Just make sure it’s yours.
What’s your story?
How about a poem that tells a story?
They need you and need you and need you
Until they don’t
Because you’ve taught them well and
Shown them the way and
Given them all you have
Your heart and your soul and your favorite flat iron.
They thank you, they hug you, and they leave you
In one motion
They are off and you wouldn’t have it any other way
This is why you carried them, why you fed them, and why you held their
Release Date: December 18, 2018Publisher: Limitless PublishingCover Design: Deranged Doctor Designs
I can’t get her out of my head.
I tried to forget about her. I tried to move on. But the longer we’re apart the more I realize forgetting Evelyn is just not an option for me.
What we shared—the passion, the connection—it still burns inside my soul, and no amount of time or distance can extinguish that. I want her back. I want her by my side, and I don’t give a shit about the risks or consequences.
I’m going to find her, and I’m going to make her realize that there’s just one place in this entire goddamn world she needs to be…and that’s with me.
L.B. Reyes, lover of all things romance and professional procrastinator, was born and raised somewhere in the large state of Texas. She spends most of her time listening to music that bring her characters to life, or dancing to it when she needs to destress. When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about how to torture her characters or give them the happy ending they deserve. A mother, student and now author, L.B. Reyes is always busy, but makes sure to make time for her family. She is a firm believer that all obstacles may be overcome and so she spends her days encouraging others to follow their dreams, no matter how far away they seem.
Yoga instructor Louise Pine is the ultimate caretaker. Everyone around her
seems to have an emergency, but Lou hasn’t met a fire she couldn’t
put out—until she’s faced with the hunky, bossy firefighter who
crashes into her own backyard—and her life. No one tells Lou what
to do, yet somehow the guy’s take-charge style makes her tingle . . .
Phoenix “Nix” Jones is used to calling the shots, whether he’s dealing
with his younger siblings or taking on a dangerous blaze. Luckily,
the fire at Lou’s is a false alarm. But the heat the fit and feisty
woman ignites is far from dying out . . .
As the sparks turn into 5-alarm passion, can two strong-willed people
end up engulfed by love—or will they crash and burn?
Growing up as the privileged daughter of two doctors, Jasmine Kingford always
thought the housekeeper’s son was hot—and the feeling was mutual.
But back then there were lines they couldn’t cross. Good thing
they’re all grown up now—and in the same wedding party . . .
As best man for a fellow firefighter, Leo Trask is floored to discover
the maid-of-honor is a blast from his past. One that ignites
fireworks that have been brewing for years. Soon enough, he and
Jasmine are having a very private, all-night-long celebration of
their own—and it’s clear neither wants it to end there . . .
Jasmine’s all too happy to finally shed her pampered princess demeanor with
Leo. What she finds is a connection—and a complication—she didn’t
expect. Leo’s the opposite of the nine-to-five guy she planned on.
She wants a nursing career, kids, and a man who’s home by
dinnertime. Leo’s an irresistible bad boy with a dangerous,
unpredictable job. And he’s everything she never knew she wanted,
and more . . .
Broke college student Winter Snow wants Christmas to be over.
Thanks to her annoying name, this time of year always leaves her
feeling Scrooged. The only cheer she wants is cold hard cash from her
mall cleaning job—until a surprise offer from a hunky firefighter
sparks one sizzling midnight temptation . . .
William Holiday needs a replacement elf for his fire station’s fund-raiser.
Convincing Winter she’s perfect for the part—and giving her some
one-on-one training—is a task he’s happy to take on. Because her
irrepressible smarts and luscious curves are making this seductive
Saint Nick want to deliver all night long . . .
Winter isn’t betting on more than an X-rated Xmas fling. But Will plans to
show her they have more in common than their quirky last names—enough
to keep their wildest holiday wishes coming true . . .
Leora Gonzales is an original Kansas girl
who misses the Sunflower State every day. She spends time reading,
writing . . . and making sure her two kids don’t kill themselves or
each other. She’s addicted to tattoos, good food, good company—and
finding lots of reasons to laugh or smile every day.
Blurb:Deep in the swamps of the Louisiana bayou, a horrifying secret lies waiting to be discovered.
A legend haunts the bayou, a chilling tale of a beast that is born from a curse…the Rougarou.
When Emma Rose Crane lets hunter Cass Willow convince her to help him on a ghost hunt, she never imagined she’d be trudging through the swamps, let alone stumbling upon a mess of mangled bodies—or running into the creature responsible for the rotting remains.
With no backup available to them, she’s forced to show Cass her demonic side to help them escape, but that’s not the only problem. When the creature attacked them, it infected them with the same curse that drove it mad. There’s only one hope—kill the beast to cure the infection.
Time is not on their side as they race to save themselves and discover the truth behind the legend. But first they have to survive the effects of the curse long enough to find the creature and put it down…
Before they succumb to the hunger eating them alive.
So who am I?
Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.
Now, I live in a small town in West Virginia where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something fierce…lol.
I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.
Jacquelyn, an enchantress with an overprotective streak, thinks it’s up to her
to protect her older sister, Jadine, an enchantress who’s also a paranoid
hypochondriac. So, whenever a male comes along trying to use Jadine, Jackie
gets rid of them, in a non-conventional way. When the last person Jacquelyn
expects, a certain vampire she’s had a not so little crush on, seems to be
creeping around on her sister, she has no choice but to get rid of him, too. In
front of witnesses. Only to find out one second too late that she had it all
Victor, like many males, has issues expressing how he truly feels. When he
finally decides it’s time to stop running from fate and claim his mate, he goes
to her sister for advice. But, creeping in and out of Jadine’s place like a
thief in the night leads the very person he wants to win over to draw all the
wrong conclusions. Which leads to him trading in his pale good looks for a
white beard and a red velvet suit.
Now that the town knows Jacquelyn is the one behind all of the disappearances,
and thinking she’s killed all of those that are missing, they’re out for her
blood. And the only one who can save her is, well, Santa. But will he be able
to make it back to her before it’s too late?
Enjoy a brand-new tale of how Santa Clause came to be.
When you become a Mom, you begin to put yourself last, and your combat
boots begin to collect dust. Going to your child’s PTA meetings in full Gothic,
especially industrial, regalia is pretty much frowned upon. Especially by your
own children, and your teens would die of a heart attack. But, one should not
have to completely stop being themselves, uniqueness is greatness. So all of
that darkness is put into words in her books, and designs in her jewelry sold
in her Gothic Moms Dark Charms shop on Etsy and Rebels Market. Single mother of
five beautiful children, but by far more than just that. T. A. Moorman is an
artist, a former violinist, a seamstress, a crafter, a writer, a blogger, a
reviewer, a dark confidant and a darkly dangerous, fiercely protective friend.
She still hopes to one day find her Dark Knight in shining armor, since Prince
Charming would never be able to handle her. And currently broke, so go buy
something of hers and tell everyone you know how much you love this book.
The NorthStar: A Christmas Novella
(Accidental Roots) by Elle
The holiday season can’t be over soon enough for John Hall. His
ex-boyfriend emptied the bank accounts and ran off with his personal trainer
months earlier leaving John unable to pay his creditors. Now he’s forced to
close the independent movie theater he runs, a bad end to a bad year. Gay,
single and closer to fifty than forty, John doesn’t see a lot of hope in his
future. In the dark of night he wonders if staying afloat is worth the effort.
Chance Allsop made a promise to his dying mother he hopes he doesn’t regret.
Ten months after her death he’s finally in Skagit Washington, visiting the old
movie theater where his parents met and fell in love decades ago. The whole
thing seems like a lark until he lays eyes on the handsome owner. With his
mother’s spirit at his back Chance fully intends to win John Hall’s heart.
I’m Elle Keaton and I hail from the northwet (hahaha) corner of the US
where we are known for rain, rain and more rain. I write the Accidental Roots
series, set here in the Pacific Northwest featuring hot mm romance and the
guarantee of a happy ending for my men. They start out broken, and maybe they
end up that way too, but they always find the other half of their hearts.
I started writing way back when but only began publishing about two years ago
and now have seven (almost eight) books out. Each features a couple in my
little universe, sometimes there is added mystery and suspense.
Currently, I am working on the ninth in the series as well as a mm paranormal
romance. I’m dabbling with an m/f set in the same universe as Accidental Roots,
featuring a character who has been around from the beginning who really needs
her own HEA. Feel free to email me with questions about the series or my