Thursday, January 14, 2010

A peek at my next book, and a sexy FREE read!

Once in awhile, a story presents itself that is not the usual way one expects. When the concept for this particular novel began to take shape, it surprised me. This one is difficult to classify, it's many genres, some romance, some horror, and some mainstream thriller fiction. So, if you are curious to discover a new way to look at the vampire legend, you just might like my next release!



Deep within the ageless Carpathian Mountains, an ancient evil wakes. Imprisoned many centuries ago, the creature has waited, patiently, for the one destined to grant her freedom.

Arienne Lereaux has studied the preternatural menace called "vampyre" for most of her life. She is an expert in the field. Loosely affiliated with a secretive organization called The Institute of Paranormal Research and Investigation, she turns to them when she unearths what may be the first representation of the vampyre ever to exist.

The enigmatic and attractive Head of the Institute, Adam Raven, has spent a lifetime tracking the clues left by his mother's disappearance in the mountains of Romania nearly twenty years past. When Arienne arrives at the secluded island headquarters of the Institute, he wonders if she holds the key to finding his lost mother. But before too many days pass, the city of Vancouver is rocked by a series of grisly murders. As it races to find the culprit, the Institute faces an evil unlike any it has encountered before...

In the middle of their hunt, another branch of their network is making a scientific breakthrough in genetically heightened telepathy. The team responsible may soon hold a weapon that will have world powers at their door—until their lead scientist vanishes after leaving Toronto to consult Raven and his people. Ancient myth is suddenly not myth, and evil may take many guises before the Institute can restore the delicate balance that was destroyed the night Arienne stumbled into a remote castle in the mountains half a world away…

And if the more traditional appeals to you, check out my release from last week, ROGUES - pirates, historical and vampiric in nature.... always HOT and very SEXY.... You get three tales in this one!

Three stories, one kind of hero, pirates anyone? Includes the short stories Angel-Fire, Storm-Singer, and The Phantom’s Lair… Historical adventure, and the darker mystery of an ageless vampire who keeps a witch at his side, his protector and his lover through eternity

Angel-Fire: A short intro to the world of Captain Jack Stanton, an honourable man with a tarnished reputation. Stranded in Nassau, caught up in a pleasant interlude with a barmaid, Jack has a vision that will lead him to his past and his future, if he can survive to get back Tortuga to discover what it all means…

Storm-Singer: The Isle of Nyx has become the dread of all sailors who must dare the waters surrounding the mythical island. Local legends say a vampire prince resides in the ancient castle that can be seen from the harbor of the island. At his side is a powerful sorceress whose song can control and summon storms.

In a desperate attempt to end the eternal threat looming over them, the people of the Aurora Islands sacrifice their greatest treasure, the princess Sarita, entrusting her with the task of seducing and destroying the dark prince who has been plundering their wealth and their people for centuries?

The Phantom’s Lair: Upon her arrival in the pirate port of Tortuga where her father is acting as Governor, Katheryn Hollinsworth is determined to choose her own path, and follow her heart wherever it may take her. On the streets of Puerta de la Plata, she encounters the mythical buccaneer known as The Phantom, and very quickly loses her heart to the handsome rogue.

Jack Stanton is a man who has never fully come to terms with his past, and in the Governor's pretty daughter he finds a most unlikely champion. But when his past threatens her life, and any chance of a respectable future, The Phantom must face the demons of his past, and accept the dictates of his own reawakened heart...



And, today you can drop over to the Whipped Cream site and pick up a very HOT and SEXY quick read called: NEW YEAR'S EVE - just click the title.


  1. Looks like good and yummy stuff!!! On my wishlist!!!


  2. Really looking forward to your release of "Shades of Death". Also enjoyed the free read "New Year's Eve" and am curious as to what happens next with Claire.


  3. Loved the free read. Very Hot. And did I meantion I love pirates too.

  4. I read your free read and loved it. At first it started off a little sad but it ended with a bang(excuse the bad pun). I am assuming that was her boyfriend/lover not a stranger that was at the end of the story. I wish there had been more to it I hated for the story to end.

  5. Hey Denyse,

    Shades of Death sounds yummy! I can't wait :)

    Also, read your free read New Year's Eve and I have only one thing to say - "I want more!" It was so good, but such a teaser! Now you have to write the book to go around it :)

    Missy Martine

  6. All sounds GREAT! How do you fit all this in?? LOL!!

    NYE was a great teaser too - anymore to come from this??

    LJ xx

  7. Loved the free short. That last line, just so practical.

  8. WOW... A stunner as usual! :D

    Some great releases! (No pun intended!) hehe

  9. Really enjoyed the excerpt, and the free read was great. Will we see more of Claire in the future? Was the man her missing lover or someone else? Oh I see this one could go so many ways, I love it.

  10. Absolutely loved New Year's Eve; it was short, sweet, and HOT, HOT, HOT!

    I look forward in reading Rogues; I know it will be great.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

  11. wow! I was ready to curse the guy out lol.. but he redeemed himself.. great short hot story.


  12. Thank you for the free read. It was yummy! And I want more!!!!

  13. Well, thanks everyone!! I'm so glad that you all enjoyed "New Year's Eve" and there just might be a story waiting to be told there, huh? *lol*

    Pulled a name from the lot and have sent Christy a little gift... drop by often, ok? I pull random names from the comments often for a free surprise giveaway. And, I am often blessed with very cool guests that you'll enjoy, too!

    Thank you all again for your wonderful comments and for stopping by!

    Hugs, love, and Blessings to you all...

  14. Wow...I wold love to have someone enter my door unexpectedly!Nice Hot story!

  15. Wow! Your short story was extremely HOT!! as you said. I'll have to read some other stuff of yours to compare. But I have a feeling it is all this way.


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