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Juliana – Cover Reveal!

17 Aug

By- Vanda
Genre- LGBT/Literary Fiction/Historical
Expected Publication Date-  September 14, 2015

It’s 1941 and Alice “Al” Huffman comes from the potato fields of Long Island with her childhood friends to make it on the Broadway stage, only to find she has no talent. She meets Juliana, the glamorous, perpetually-on-the-brink-of stardom nightclub singer whose voice sounds to her like “warm milk slipping down the whole of my body.”

Juliana, a sexual risk-taker with a secret, easily reels in a mesmerized Al who has never felt a love like this before.  Al is determined to hang onto Juliana no matter what. The only problem is that Juliana is more a woman of her time than Al could ever have expected.

Through Juliana, Al enters a secret world that includes men who wear frilly bathrobes and grass skirts and women who smoke cigars and wear pants with the zippers in the front.  Cameo appearances are made by Liberace, Ethel Merman, Talulah Bankhead, Lauren Bacall, Angela Lansbury and other 1940s celebrities.

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“Exposing the Flesh – Book Three: Love and Ink Series” Release Blast

18 Mar

Exposing the Flesh Front

*Warning: Intended for 18+ only. Contains graphic language and sex, as well as depictions of violence and sexual assault that may be disturbing to some readers.*

Niall Donovan is a talented photographer. When it comes to women, he can have his pick and has. But beneath the flirtatious, joking smiles he’s hiding long buried pain and traumatic memories. Memories that are breaking the surface once more. Memories that he’ll do anything to shut up. When suicide doesn’t work for him, he indulges in pills, drugs, and physical pain. They seem to help some, but they barely take the edge off.

London Black has been put through the wringer. Between a car accident that nearly killed her, months of physical therapy, and finding out the boyfriend she moved to Midtown for has been cheating all along, she’s done being the sweet wholesome girl everyone thinks she is. A one night stand with the sexy photographer she meets at a club is just the thing she needs to boost her ego. It does more than that when the explicit photos of them are the main exhibit at the local art gallery. Embarrassed, angry, and now without a prospective job, she confronts him on opening night. But when he offers her a generous deal with room and board in return for more photos, she accepts. Taking naked photos with him for a large sum of cash doesn’t seem like that horrible of an option, and besides they both intend to keep things completely professional.

When the shutter starts snapping, however, it’s hard for either to deny what’s developing between them. Neither are in a good place and prefer those desires stay hidden in the dark, but the camera doesn’t lie. Baring it all may expose more than their bodies. But exposing their hearts may be more than Niall or London bargained for.

About the Author-
J.A. HowellJ.A Howell is an office drone by day, and a writer by night. Her love of writing took off when she was eleven years old and decided to fill a composition notebook with stories to read to her friends. Many years (and notebooks) later, not much has changed. She still loves writing and sharing her works with others. When she isn’t writing, she can often be found trying her hand at whatever artistic pursuit strikes her fancy. J.A. Howell resides in Apopka, FL with her husband and their menagerie of animal children.

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Houston Authors Bash 2015!

26 Feb

Saturday’s the day, people! I will be at the 2015 Houston Authors Bash in Katy, Texas to sign books and meet readers! Tickets are free, so stop by the event page and get yours. I hope to see you there!

I’ll have copies of four of my books available. Which ones? I’m so glad you asked. I’ll have:

Redemption in Blood: A Novel of The Penitent

Can't you see this one in your grabby little hands?

Can’t you see this one in your grabby little hands?

Lucius: The Fallen

Yeah....just, yeah.

Yeah….just, yeah.

Jude: The Fallen

Don't even get me started on those freaking feathers.

Don’t even get me started on those freaking feathers.

And finally, Rehab is For Witches!

Really, you can't go wrong with any of them.

Really, you can’t go wrong with any of them.

So come out, say hi, gawk and point at my awkwardness, whatever. There’s going to be loads of awesome authors hanging about, which means there will be books EVERYWHERE.

Yes, Michael, I know this feeling.

Yes, Michael, I know this feeling.

You can make new friends, discover new authors to stalk, er…read. I don’t judge.

a4mlcp.jpgHere’s the info. Hope to see you there!

Get your tickets here:

Houston Authors Bash

Harmony Science Academy – West Houston
22400 Grand Corner Dr, Katy, TX 77494



Rehab Is For Witches – Available now!

2 Nov

It’s here! It’s here! I’ve been waiting for so long for this to be released, you guys don’t even know….

Raise your glass! Read this book!

Raise your glass! Read this book!

But here it is, in all its shiny, new release-y glory!

Go on, lookit that gorgeous cover!

Go on, lookit that gorgeous cover!

I am so proud to be a part of this anthology. I was privileged to be able to work again with the incomparable Miranda Stork and Elle J. Rossi, and pleased to be working with Cynthia Valero, J.A. Howell, and Tyffani Clark Kemp for the first (and not the last *wink wink*) time.


Seriously. This was me all the time working and plotting with these ladies. They’re AWESOME.

The end result was something truly amazing. A great book with great characters, each of them with a story to tell. And my goodness, the stories they have to share. Witches, mayhem, drama, snark and creative spells, zombie whispering, some demon-type guy that’s REALLY attached to his pen, a cookie jar, and sly references to Shakespeare, Harry Potter, and Hanson. What more could you ask for? How about exploding man parts, hunky Scandinavian dudes, designer shoes, and an all-around good time? Well, we’ve got you covered.


Writing “A Trunk Full of Peril” was an incredible labor of love and feels. Circe and Hadrian mean so much to me, and I hope that if you pick up our book, they will give you as many feels as they gave me. Because they gave me a lot. Forcefully, I might add.


In short….here’s the blurb. Here’s the link. You know what to do. Allons-y!

In case you didn't know.

In case you didn’t know.

Welcome to Little Raven: an unsullied, beautiful woodland hamlet in the heart of the Midwest.

The sort of place where furry creatures romp about and spend their days bursting into song.

Actually, that’s a giant pack of lies.

Little Raven is a town…for witches.

And some of those witches might have bent the rules. A teensy bit. When six magical miscreants dabble with black magic, they end up together at Incantations, the town’s rehab center for witches gone awry. It’s a slap on the wrist for naughty witches. Pretty much a daycare center so they don’t wander off and start turning people into newts on a whim. Each witch must work through her addiction to black magic, and follow the tenets designed to lead them back to the path of the straight and narrow, as boring as that sounds. Even if following the tenets sucks worse than a group round of kum-bay-ya. Which sucks. Horribly.

We will admit we are powerless over magic—that our lives have become unmanageable.

We will make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of the Goddess as we understand Her.

We will make a searching and fearless moral and magical inventory of ourselves.

We will admit to the Goddess, to ourselves, and to another being the exact nature of our magical wrongs.

We will make a list of all persons or beings we have harmed, and become willing to make amends to them all.

We will make direct amends to such beings whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

We are entirely ready to bow before the Goddess and have Her remove all our defect of character, even at the risk of being entirely stripped of our magic.

But this is just the start. There’s something rotten in Little Raven, something that seeks to take all the magic it can, and devour the inhabitants in the process. It will take the strength and power of all the witches to defeat the darkness seeping into their town, beat it back, and be rid of it forever…and maybe just make it through rehab while they’re saving the world.

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Tara Wood Author PhotoTara S. Wood divides her time between creating domestic bliss and creating hot paranormal/fantasy romance with the occasional side of kink. When not playing June Cleaver for her hubby and daughter, she can be found at her part time job at the local library, surreptitiously scanning through the pages of books she’s supposed to be shelving. She spends a great deal of time scheming up new ideas and fangirling with friends over British television and film stars. Tara resides with her wonderful and tolerant family in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, and is currently at work on several projects, all of them epic. She can also be found lurking on the internet, or in fine establishments such as Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Once More….With Feeling

23 Oct

As I’m sure most of you are aware (since I’ve been touting it all over FB and Twitter for the past month), I’m part of a new anthology that’s being released on Halloween. *cough Rehab is for Witches – from the fabulous folks over at SideStreet Cookie Publishing cough* Well, the final draft of my novella for this compilation has left my hands and as most writers (you do it, you know you do) do, I’ve been looking it over again. Because I can. Because that’s what we do.

And mostly, because I can’t let these people go. I LOVED writing Circe and Hadrian and their painful trek towards happiness. So much that in order to purge myself of the lingering feels, this post will now be dominated by gifs that can adequately express my emotion. Enjoy. (And don’t forget – October 31st – Rehab is for Witches – SideStreet Cookie Publishing) *shameless author promotion completed* ON TO THE GIFSETS!

It starts off like this...

It starts off like this…

Gets a little worse like this...

Gets a little worse like this…

Even worse...

Even worse…

I ain't even playing now, son...

I ain’t even playing now, son…

A brief pause to take a breath and hang on, because this ship, yo...this freaking ship.

A brief pause to take a breath and hang on, because this ship, yo…this freaking ship.

Some more angst to sweeten the deal....

Some more angst to sweeten the deal….

It gets you right there...right in your traitorous, ship-loving feels...

It gets you right there…right in your traitorous, ship-loving feels…





In the end, this is what you're reduced to. Ugly sobbing and nonsensical swearing.

In the end, this is what you’re reduced to. Ugly sobbing and nonsensical swearing.

And when you get to the end…none of the above mattered, because…

At least until release day, when you do this all over again.

At least until release day, when you do this all over again.

Now in Audiobook format!

17 Oct

It’s been pretty exciting here lately, what with the production of my first audiobook, and the upcoming release of a new anthology (stay tuned, kiddos). So, I thought I should at least take the time to let you know where you can grab a copy and listen to “The Shade” is all is shiny, audio glory!

51TcJCddsoL._SL300_Click on the hot man in the hoodie for purchasing instructions, or to listen to the audio sample!

I have to say that my narrator, Jack Nolan, did an AH-MAZING job. His rendition of Cillian, The Sandman, and The Crone were absolute perfection. I hope that if you listen, you enjoy it as well.

Happy Reading and/or Listening!

New Release: Accepting the Moon, by K.S. Haigwood

5 Sep

Accepting the Moon Release Day!

Ella Medler

There is a new Alpha Wolf in town, and she is about to change everything.Mena had all she wanted in life: a nice house, money, a successful husband who treated her like a queen.

That was, until she found out her marriage was all a lie, and things she never thought could exist, did.

Vampires are real.

Werewolves are real.

And Mena is not human anymore.

the Author
Ever find it hard to talk about yourself? Yeah, I have that problem, too. I have been married to my soulmate for 8 years, who wouldn’t pick up a book unless promised that it was filled with pictures. I have a beautiful 7 year old daughter, Riley, that talks too much and has a very vivid imagination. I have no clue where she got those traits. My step-son, Hayden, is 16 and very into football and…

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