Friday, December 11, 2015

MATES, INC. Book Video

Watch the video!

Blurb:

Congratulations! You have a FATED MATE!
That was what the card said. Grey, an Alpha wolf shifter, laughed at it, though. Fated mate? What a joke! He had tried enough dating websites in the last month to choke a horse shifter and he was done with all of them. Besides, having a mate would mean joining a pack and that would just bring up a past Grey had no intention of doing.

But MATES, INC. had an agenda that would not be ignored or put off. Grey had a mate. And the powers that be were determined he was going to meet him come hell, high water, or a past best forgotten.

Watch the video HERE

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

MATES. INC is out on Sunday

Part of the "Perfect Connections" Pax through Amber Allure

Blurb:

Congratulations! You have a FATED MATE!
That was what the card said. Grey, an Alpha wolf shifter, laughed at it, though. Fated mate? What a joke! He had tried enough dating websites in the last month to choke a horse shifter and he was done with all of them. Besides, having a mate would mean joining a pack and that would just bring up a past Grey had no intention of doing.

But MATES, INC. had an agenda that would not be ignored or put off. Grey had a mate. And the powers that be were determined he was going to meet him come hell, high water, or a past best forgotten.

Buy Link HERE




Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A Great Review for A Place to Belong


5 coffee cup review from Coffee Time Romance & More for 

"A Place To Belong" by Hurri Cosmo!
"I love Hurri stories, and this one was no different! This was quite simply a delightful story, and I absolutely adored the main characters by the end. 

- Regina, Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More

Read the review HERE

Thursday, November 5, 2015

COVER REVEAL - MATES, INC.

Mates, Inc.

Part of the Perfect Connections Paxe here is the BLURB:

Congratulations! You have a FATED MATE!
That was what the card said. Grey, an Alpha wolf shifter, laughed at it, though. Fated mate? What a joke! He had tried enough dating websites in the last month to choke a horse shifter and he was done with all of them. Besides, having a mate would mean joining a pack and that would just bring up a past Grey had no intention of doing.

But MATES, INC. had an agenda that would not be ignored or put off. Grey had a mate. And the powers that be were determined he was going to meet him come hell, high water, or a past best forgotten.
Video and buy link coming soon.




Wednesday, October 28, 2015

COVER REVEAL - LADDERS

LADDERS

Blurb:

Rhys has spent his entire life in underground Winderport. He knew there was a whole other world above his "sky" but he wasn't interested—until the day he chased a killer to that mystical upper world and saw Kullian, all six foot something of perfection. So what if the man was a notorious and powerful Fey Baron? Rhys wasn't a typical law abiding citizen himself. The very fact the man was dangerous made him that much more attractive and had Rhys wanting things he'd never even considered before. 

However, an injury causes Rhys to lose his memory and his only clues to his identity are his gun and a camera with pictures of Kullian's silver eyes looking right into the lens. But Rhys does have a couple memories—a very strong desire for the dangerous Kullian and he was after a murderer, a killer that just might be Kullian himself…

Buy link is HERE

Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Neighbors - A Vampire Story out today!

OUT TODAY

The Neighbors - A Vampire Story

Blurb:
Danny never paid attention to the dark empty house next door. He and his friends all believed it was haunted though. An old Victorian, Danny always thought it would be a great place for Vampires to live. However, graduating from high school in a week or so, Danny had other things on his mind.

But then the neighbors moved in. The very hot neighbors. 

They were brothers who, Danny swore, were barely older than he was. And the oldest one, Gabriel, was enough to send Danny to his knees. Literately. Tall, dark and very handsome, Danny’s vivid imagination ran wild. 

Except what about the noises Danny hears coming from the neighbor’s house at night, noises that sound a lot like screams? And something scared off Danny's attackers that night the brothers came to his rescue. But just what was it? So when the rumors started, the ones that said Gabriel and his brother Samuel were vampires, Danny was determined to find out the truth. 



Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A peak inside the McFarren Manor from “A Place to Belong”



Blurb:
Logan Perry was offered a job caring for an elderly lady a thousand miles from his home in Iowa. Looking for a place to hide, it seems to be the perfect opportunity to escape. So Logan runs to Texas. All he wants is a roof over his head and food in his stomach. So moving into the amazing McFarren Manor he believes is all he needs.

Bradley McFarren is only looking for someone to care for his aging grandmother. Too busy with the family multi-billion dollar real estate firm, he just doesn't have time. With no personal life to speak of, Bradley has kept his heart safe. As long as Gail, his beloved grandmother, is cared for, he thinks it's all he needs.

But what both their hearts truly desire is a place to belong.

So begins the journey of a love that will not be denied; a love bigger than the state of Texas.

The McFarren Manor

This large house was built by Daniel Sean McFarren in the mid 1800’s. The servant’s house shortly thereafter. It has gone through many upgrades and renovations through the years. Today it is a shining example of southern comfort and luxury.


This amazing entry makes a stunning first impression of a house that is magnificent throughout.



Gail is the one who added these glorious pillars. Carved from trees that came from the land the house sits on, there is a “fish” motif around the top of the pillars, depicting the McFarren’s unending faith in God.



Nick-named “the Canopy room” by one of the McFarren grandchildren from times past due to the high center ceiling, the name simply stuck. This is Bradley’s room when he is at the Manor. It boasts a large separate sitting room, a magnificent bathroom and a very private deck.



The most humble of all of the guest bedrooms in McFarren Manor. But it still has its own bathroom and small sitting room although, due to its proximity in the house, there is no access to an outside deck.



One of the soft spots in Bradley’s heart is this warm inviting room. He spent many hours reading and studying in this room while growing up and now he just enjoys spending time here.
All in all, this house is only that, a house. What makes this house a home is the same thing that makes any house a home – love.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Character interview with Logan Perry from “A Place to Belong”


 Blurb:
Logan Perry was offered a job caring for an elderly lady a thousand miles from his home in Iowa. Looking for a place to hide, it seems to be the perfect opportunity to escape. So Logan runs to Texas. All he wants is a roof over his head and food in his stomach. So moving into the amazing McFarren Manor he believes is all he needs.

Bradley McFarren is only looking for someone to care for his aging grandmother. Too busy with the family multi-billion dollar real estate firm, he just doesn't have time. With no personal life to speak of, Bradley has kept his heart safe. As long as Gail, his beloved grandmother, is cared for, he thinks it's all he needs.

But what both their hearts truly desire is a place to belong.

So begins the journey of a love that will not be denied; a love bigger than the state of Texas.


The Interview
Good morning, Mr. Perry. May I call you Logan?

Absolutely.

Thank you for talking with me this morning.

This is for an article on the McFarren’s?

Yes. Don’t worry. Mr. Bradley McFarren has given me permission to do this.

Oh. Good. Go ahead, then.

Well, first question is how had you heard about this job? I understand you are originally from Iowa?

Yes, a small town. Mr. McFarren’s business is buying and selling real estate and it just so happened that the care facility I was working in at the time was purchased by a company he owned… or something like that. Anyway, there was a rumor going around that Brad… I mean, Mr. McFarren was buying all these care facilities looking for the perfect place for his grandmother. I decided to check into it and found out that he was actually looking for a full time, live in nurse. So I applied.

Elder care is a specialty of yours?

I guess. It’s the only thing I’ve done since graduating from college. I think I’m good at it.

It’s a tough profession. A lot of high stress.

Yes. That’s true. We were trained to separate ourselves from the patient and family, to stay focused on care and care alone. I actually don’t really like that. I think it’s important to bond with your people, especially the residents. A lot of them no longer have family who even come to see them. I feel awful that someone might end up dying alone.

But in contrast to that, you decided to leave Iowa and the nursing home circuit and care for only one patient. Why is that?

I needed a change. I needed out of that small town.

I see. Why is that?

(Fidgets) Well, I’m… I just needed a change, that’s all. It was time for me to get out on my own completely.

Do you miss your family?

No.

(Raises eyebrows) Really? So you have no real contact with them?

No.

Okay, moving on. Is caring for Ms. Gail McFarren difficult?

(Smiles) No. She is the sweetest thing. I love her so much. She is a great joy to serve. Every one of the staff thinks the same way.

How many staff is there in that huge house?

Other than me there are two more full time nurses. They don’t live in the house though, just me. I am the only one who actually lives in the house. Oh, except the chef. He has a couple of rooms off the kitchen. Then there are various other house hold people who keep the house clean. There is a staff’s house that sits behind the mansion where some of them live.

A staff’s house? What’s that like?

I honestly don’t know. I have never been invited. If the staff gets together for any reason we always use the main house. I understand it’s lovely, though. Bright and airy. Quite large. Very comfortable.

So speaking of the main house. What do you think of McFarren Manor?

Oh, it’s wonderful! I have been so privileged to have been able to live there for almost three years now. I have an incredible room, although it’s quite small compared to the rest.

I understand the mansion boasts ten bedrooms, fourteen bathrooms, an office, a library, a ball room… I could go on.

(Laughs) Yes, McFarren manor is huge. There used to be a lot of parties given under that roof.

Not anymore?

Oh no. Mrs. McFarren is far too weak to be the hostess these days.

I understand she is gravely ill?

(Nods)

Can you tell me about it?

(Shakes head) I… I would rather not talk about it.

I understand. So maybe tell me about the family then.

(Shrugs) Not much to tell. No one really comes to visit. I feel badly for Mrs. McFarren that her only real visitor is her grandson, Bradley. I don’t know what’s wrong with her family. If they don’t come soon, they will miss her.

Meaning?

Gail is dying.

I’m so sorry. Are there any plans for you when Mrs. McFarren passes?

That’s another subject I would rather not talk about.

I understand. How about Bradley McFarren, then?

(Big Smile) What about him?

Well that’s a nice smile. You obviously get along with him.

Yes. Best boss I’ve ever had.

What is it you like about him?

He’s kind and attentive. (Leans in) Very handsome. (Sits back and chuckles) But truly, he tries so hard make sure Gail has everything and anything she wants. Even me. He makes sure I’m happy, too. I like him very much.

Sounds like it might be a little bit more than “like”?

Oh, completely one-sided, I assure you. But… I guess I have to be content with that. (Sighs)

Thank you, Logan. We might need to follow up with you later on and get an update?

(Smiles) Maybe.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015

THE NEIGHBORS -A Vampire Story VIDEO

Finally got the video done!

Here it is!



However, it might be easier to see it on my channel at Youtube
here is the link



Monday, September 21, 2015

COVER REVEAL! The Neighbors - A Vampire Story

The Neighbors - A Vampire Story

October 2015

Blurb:

Danny never paid attention to the dark empty house next door. He and his friends all believed it was haunted though. An old Victorian, Danny always thought it would be a great place for Vampires to live. But graduating from high school in a week or so, Danny had other things on his mind.

But then the neighbors moved in. The very hot neighbors.

They were brothers who, Danny swore, were barely older than he was. And the oldest one, Gabriel, was enough to send Danny to his knees. Literarily. Tall, dark and very handsome, Danny’s vivid imagination ran wild.

But then Danny heard noises coming from the neighbor’s house at night. Noises that sounded a lot like screams. And so what if the brothers came to Danny’s rescue one dark night. Something scared off his attackers so when the rumors started, the ones that said Gabriel and his brother Samuel were vampires, Danny was determined to find out the truth. 

Video coming soon!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

A Place to Belong Tour Banner


A Place to Belong

Tour begins 9-21-2015

Here's the line up!

9/22 – Bayou Book Junkie

I hope you stop by! I will have excerpts, character interviews, the video and a look inside the McFarren Manor.


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Cover Reveal - A Place To Belong

The Awesome cover by Trace

and the promo piece

Publish date is September 20
Blurb:

Logan Perry was offered a job caring for an elderly lady a thousand miles from his home in Iowa. Looking for a place to hide, it seems to be the perfect opportunity to escape. So Logan runs to Texas. All he wants is a roof over his head and food in his stomach. So moving into the amazing McFarren Manor he believes is all he needs.

Bradley McFarren is only looking for someone to care for his aging grandmother. Too busy with the family multi-billion dollar real estate firm, he just doesn't have time. With no personal life to speak of, Bradley has kept his heart safe. As long as Gail, his beloved grandmother, is cared for, he thinks it's all he needs.

But what both their hearts truly desire is a place to belong.

So begins the journey of a love that will not be denied; a love bigger than the state of Texas
.
Here's the video https://youtu.be/vsqrxmRp73c
 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Max and Asher's Home - Until You and I Believe Now



Max and Asher’s Home
Max and Asher live high above Chicago’s city streets. Even though, prior to Asher moving in, Max never spent much time there, he still opted for magnificent beauty and ultra-convenience. 8,500 square feet of luxury, it still sometimes represents a prison for Asher.

One of Max and Asher's Living rooms



                                                                 Max’s Home office


Decorated by Chicago’s most talented interior designers even some of the furnishings have a cost beyond measure. Yet he has items that mean much more to him than his most expensive modern art piece. Sitting on a center shelf in a glass case is an item Asher does not recognize but Max holds very dear. It is a very simple tumbler from which Max sipped brandy that first time he visited Asher in his apartment, right after Asher had saved his life. Max treasures it because Asher dug deep in his cupboards to find something that wasn’t plastic or Styrofoam. Max chuckles at the fact Asher has no idea he even took it with him.

This is where Max keeps Ash's tumbler from that night

The views from the penthouse are even more magnificent than the penthouse itself. There is an incredible view from all sides of his home but none rival the one off his amazing outside space facing downtown Chicago. Even in the winter, it offers an incredible view.




The only place where Max opted for curtains to obscure the view was the bedroom.  Even those are gossamer and thin.  But Max was never any good at sharing things so when Asher moved in, the curtains went up. Otherwise the floor to high ceiling windows remain totally uncovered.

                                                        Max and Asher’s bedroom

Buy Links: http://firebornpublishing.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_bookx_info&cPath=4&products_id=111

All Romance

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Friday, August 21, 2015

I Believe Now - The video



About the book trailers
I redid the trailer for Until You and it was the first time I used video in a video. It really made a difference. So I wanted to highlight that video along with the one for I Believe Now. The Until You video really sets the tone for the two books which is very “city” and dark. The videos I used within the video for Until You were all a cities at night and so captured that mood. I love the music for Until You video as well. It’s called Fancy Footwork by LynnMusic. It’s a full on piece that starts out slow and pulsating, rather ominous and pensive. But then it develops into something big, like something important is happening, something amazing is approaching, which fit, in my opinion, the aura of Until You.  The video for I Believe Now is much choppier, more urban, a little bit down and dirty. The music is right there, already in the thick of things. I love the way it falls, too, especially toward the end when there’s the reveal of the possibility that all of Max’s plans just may not go the way he thinks they will. That even he can be fallible. Something he can’t afford to be in his dark world. The music really punches that home. So I really like both of these videos and hope you do, too.
If you will also notice, like in a lot of sequels, the covers are similar. This is the first sequel I have been able to have a second cover for. Ice Dragon Tales had started out as two books due to its length. My publisher at the time split it and I had every intention of having similar covers for that one, too, but the second book never made it out before Silver Publishing collapsed. When Amber Allure published it, they published it as one book which was a thrill for me.  So honestly, this is the first time I have had a second book in a series come out. I had the express privilege of working with Tracy Soxie Weston on both covers. She is brilliant.  So make sure to check out the covers in the videos as well. Here’s the first video for Until You:


And here is the video for I Believe Now:





Monday, August 17, 2015

Character Interview with Max Tyler




Max Tyler from I Believe Now Talks about his Asher


Thanks for talking with me today Mr. Tyler. To begin with I want to acknowledge your status in this city. You’re a pretty important man.

I’m not sure what you mean by ‘important’.

Well, you’re political influence is relatively substantial, to say the least.

(Nodding) I have friends who discuss things with me.

Actually what I understand, you talk, they listen. There’s no real discussion.

(Chuckles) That’s quite the exaggeration.

What about the police? I understand you have the police chief’s personal cell number and can call it anytime.

Actually, it’s the chief who has my cell. He calls me.

See? That’s what I mean. They listen to you.

I will admit that I have knowledge of certain organizations and networks in this city. Occasionally the police rely on me to help steer them in the right direction.

I think that’s rather influential, don’t you?

I call it rather intelligent on their part.

So intelligent that, in fact, someone tried to not only assassinate you last year but blew your office up while you were still in it. I understand you were saved because of your desk? Care to talk about that?

(Smirk) It was a very small explosive but yes, someone thought they could eliminate me. I was shielded by my desk which was made of a very specific material capable of withstanding such personal type explosives.

You hid underneath it.

I did.

But you weren’t alone. You also saved the life of the man who actually brought the bomb in?

(Chuckles again) Yes. Asher Madden was with me at the time. And yes, he brought in the bomb but the clueless kid had no idea that was what he had done.

And now he’s your lover?

No comment

Really? There certainly seems to be something going on between the two of you.

Hmmm?

He’s living with you, you protect him by surrounding him with your people. Why are you afraid to admit it?

I’m not afraid of anything. I just don’t discuss my love life with the public.

Ahhh! See? I was right. You’re in love.

(Smile)

That’s so sweet! Tell me about Asher. What is it you like about him?

(Looks away for a moment) He’s… life. He’s full of life. He reminds me that there is actual pleasure that can be extracted from our existence in this dark world. He makes me crazy. He makes me emotional. He’s… everything.

Is this the first time you’ve been in love?

Absolutely. I have never felt this way about anyone or anything.

So what is your loved one doing these days?

(Laughs) I commissioned a number of Chicago calendars called Chicago Illusions. He won the contract as the photographer. So he’s been busy running around the city getting the best photos he can in order to tell the story he wants to tell about his beloved Chicago.

You commissioned it? You mean you did it to keep him busy?

I did it to keep him out of trouble.

Trouble?

Yes. My past has a few unresolved… issues.

Ahhh. You mean former congressman Wyatt Jackson. He didn’t end up in prison like you expected him to, did he?

(Huffs) I don’t think Jackson has it in him to come back at me. I think he just might believe I’m still out to get him so he’s going to go underground and stay there. But, yes, keeping Asher busy but close and protected is my number one top priority. He tends to be too interested in stories that make the front page as opposed to the one he can tell with these calendars.

So you think he’s unaware of the possible danger?

Danger? There’s no danger. Like you said, I have him surrounded. In fact, once I learned Jackson was released I sent in a couple more people to keep Asher safe. But yes again, he’s totally unaware and that’s the way I want to keep it. His handlers are fully alert. That’s all I need.

Still, people make mistakes. And in the end, that’s all we are. People.

Not mine. They’re not allowed. Especially the ones who protect my Asher.

Really? So you expect no problems at all from Mr. Jackson?

(Sigh) I didn’t say that. Unfortunately he has fallen off my radar. That in itself is a problem. But I think he’s simply gone underground.

Doesn’t sound like you are all that confident.

I’m confident in that I can protect Asher. That’s all I need.

That’s very interesting you think that. Good luck to you, then. Thank you for talking to me.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Character Interview with Asher Madden




Blurb:
Max Tyler and Asher Madden are back—and so is a very angry man from their past. A man who believes he has been extremely wronged by the great Max Tyler.
Wyatt Jackson knows it was Max who made it impossible for him to be re-elected and that was all the politician had been after. Plus, due to the lies Max told, Jackson nearly ended up in prison.
Jackson not only wants his life back, he wants Max Tyler dead.
First step? Kidnap Max's precious Asher Madden.
Max is well aware of his error in not taking care of Wyatt Jackson when he had the chance. He just didn't think the man had it in him to bite back. But Asher is now in the former Congressman's dirty hands and in order to rescue him, Max needs a plan. One that can't fail.
But what happens when it does?



Hello, Mr. Madden. So nice to meet you.
Call me Asher. Nice to meet you, too. I was told you wanted to talk to me?
I do. Did they tell you I also talked with Mr. Tyler?
Max mentioned something. What can I do for you?
Well, first of all, I’m curious. What does it feel like to be the lover of one of the most powerful men in the city?
(Blushes) You mean Max? Yeah, I guess he’s pretty powerful. Pretty pushy, too.
Pushy?
Yeah. He’s like this huge alpha male. Won’t let me be alone. He always has all these people follow me and I have no choice in the matter. Thinks I can’t tie my own shoe laces.
He refers to it as providing protection.
From what? He constantly thinks someone’s out to get me. He acts like I can’t take care of myself. It makes me crazy sometimes.
Sounds like he loves you.
Love? I don’t think he’s ever told me he loves me.
You doubt it?
(Sigh) No. I know the bastard loves me. Would be nice to hear it once in a while, though.
Don’t actions speak louder than words?
Hah! If that’s the case then he more than loves me.
(Chuckles) I understand you’re a photographer.
Yep. I love it. Even the weddings and stuff. Me and my camera are pretty close.
(Laughs) What are you doing now? I heard you won that coveted contract, Chicago Illusions. A year in the life of Chicago in calendar form.
Oh yeah! It’s amazing! I am having a blast.
So what exactly are you doing?
Oh man. I get to capture this city’s personality, show it in color and shapes and… just life, you know? This city is fierce and daunting and mean and hard but it’s beautiful and incredible, too. Like in the morning? When it’s just waking up? Wow. From the dirty streets to the highest penthouse – Max’s penthouse, by the way – I really believe I’ve let it come alive through my view finder.
You sound like you love your job a lot.
Oh, I do.
So do you love Mr. Tyler like that?
(Blushes again) Well, loving Mr. Tyler isn’t always that easy.
What do you mean?
I mean he’s a bit hard to pin down. Doesn’t really go for all that romantic stuff.
Romantic stuff?
You know, flowers and dinner and stuff. But every once in a while I still try to surprise him with them.
Really? Dinner and flowers? I am having a bit of trouble imagining Mr. Tyler appreciating a bouquet of roses.
Yeah, but he does love Bob San sushi almost as much as I do.
So you surprise him with dinner? What else?
Oh, music, a glass of wine, maybe a bubble bath, that kind of thing. He usually gets home really late so it’s a little hard to order in. But, well, his name tends to move mountains so I have to admit that occasionally I use it.
You use his name?
(Laughs) Yeah. Who delivers amazing sushi at two in the morning? They do if it’s Max.
I see. So, what is his usual response?
To me doing that? Absolutely the same every time.
And what would that be?
Not sure he would appreciate me saying.
Oh! I see. That kind of response.
Ah huh. All night.
Wow.
Makes for a tough morning
I bet. So one final question. What do you see for your future?
My future? Not sure. But as long as it has Max in it it’ll be crazy. Yeah, Max. That’s my future.