Category Archives: Instinct

Midsummer’s Eve Giveaway Hop!

Hey, all, and welcome to my stop on the Midsummer’s Eve Giveaway Hop. As always I would first like to thank I am a Reader, Not a Writer and Uniquely Moi Books for hosting this hop. When you’re done here, please take a moment to click on the hop image and head over to the linky-list of participants, on whose blogs you will (guarenteed) find some awesome prizes up for grabs.

And onwards with the show.

Up for grabs today, I have ONE E-Copy of each of the Holloway Pack Prequels. 

Which means ONE lucky winner will win:

Werewolf Sean Holloway treats the village marketplace like a sexual buffet, though his charm does little to win over his latest entr e of choice. Whether because of Jem Stonehouse’s unique scent, her headstrong nonchalance, or the fact he is forbidden to see her by his pack’s rules, Sean wants her.

When Jem is nothing but flippant toward his advances, he pursues her with vigour, stealing moments alone with her without a libido-driven agenda.

The new and heady experience for him drives their relationship beyond romantic interest, and straight toward love.

That is, until Jem learns the truth about Sean’s heritage. Knowledge of the existence of werewolves leads to only one outcome: death.

In this prequel to Darkness & Light, we are taken back in time, to the very beginning of Jem and Sean’s love-across-the-centuries relationship.Did it end there? Or did Sean defy his own pack to save the woman he loves?

AS WELL AS:

An unmarried woman living in a house of men breeds hearsay and lore. If only the villagers knew the truth.

It’s not Jem Stonehouse’s marital status that brings unwanted strangers to town. Rather, it’s that she is the only female werewolf in existence — a prize to any pack.

Sean Holloway, the love of Jem’s life, has gone to great lengths to protect her. As a new attack becomes imminent, Sean realizes he must take greater measures with Jem’s safety or risk losing her forever.

His first task must be to marry her, but a force greater than the largest werewolf stands in his way.

Her mother.

Please note: You do not need to have read the other Holloway Pack stories to read, enjoy, or understand the prequels. Depending on how long the winner takes to respond, there is a chance they will receive Eternal PRE-RELEASE as it doesn’t actually launch until July 2nd–so this is your chance to be one of the first to read it!

Thank you so much for stopping by. You can find out how to enter by hopping on over to the RAFFLECOPTER FORM on the Giveaways Page of my website (sorry, but my WP blog and RC don’t get along).

Good luck!

SHOWERS OF BOOKS GIVEAWAY HOP: And the winner is …

THANKS HEAPS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE SHOWERS OF BOOKS GIVEAWAY HOP. 

THE DRAW HAS BEEN MADE, THE WINNER CONTACTED, SO I’M NOW HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE WINNER IS:


BRIDGET H.

MASSIVE CONGRATS TO BRIDGET.

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK BACK FOR MORE GIVEAWAYS IN THE FUTURE!

IN THE MEANTIME CHECK OUT:

CLAIRE GILLIAN THE P.U.R.E. GIVEAWAY

&

ETERNAL ARC GIVEAWAY

CHEERS!

SHOWERS OF BOOKS GIVEAWAY HOP!

Round up, round up, and welcome to my stop in the Showers of Books Giveaway Hop as hosted by I am a Reader, Not a Writer and One a Day YA.

Clicking on the hop image will take you to the signups page, where you’ll find the entire list of participating blogs. Be sure to check them out as there are some awesome prizes up for grabs.

And onward to what I have on offer.

This hop, ONE winner shall win the following:

ONE E-book copy of Instinct (image is linked to Goodreads):

ONE bar of Diary Milk to nibble on whilst reading Instinct.

AND one each of a Darkness & Light bookmark, Instinct postcard, and Eternal postcard–all signed (not actual sizes shown).

To enter, simply follow THIS LINK to the Rafflecopter form and then follow the instructions. First entry is a free one.

Go, go, go, gooooooooooooo!

Good luck!

FREEVIEW FRIDAY {INSTINCT}! #FVF

Happy Friday and welcome to another day of snippet sharing. This week, it almost appears as if Sean’s up to no good …. From my newly released novella Instinct–A Holloway pack Prequel (told from Sean Holloway’s PoV):

With senses strained for disturbances, I slipped from my hiding place.

Breath gasped from her as I landed beside her.

My hand folded across her mouth, and I brought my face into view, a finger pressed against my lips.

She stared at me, her widened eyes narrowing until a scowl coated her otherwise unblemished features. Before I could move, she slapped my chest and knocked my hand aside. “For goodness sake, Mr Holloway, you frightened me half to death.”

I grinned. “Only half would suggest there is life in you yet.”

Hmmm, so what could Sean be up to, sneaking about?

I hope you enjoyed this weeks snippet. See you next week for another round of FVF

As I have said before, any and all are welcome to join me in this weekly shenanigan. HOWEVER, if you do so, I URGE you to keep the shared snippets short and sweet. Mine will be a maximum of EIGHT (8) sentences. To help identification of these posts, I shall be hastagging them (for Twitter purposes) as #FVF. Feel free to knick said hashtag for your own Freeview Friday posts.


FREEVIEW FRIDAY {INSTINCT}! #FVF

Happy Friday and welcome to another day of snippet sharing. You may remember last week, Sean was out and about with his brother? Well, guess where they were headed …. From my newly released novella Instinct–A Holloway pack Prequel (told from Sean Holloway’s PoV):

I eased down the handle and pushed open the door.

Hair the colour of a raven, eyes the palest of browns, and breasts that would give a man altitude sickness should he climb them graced the female laid out in stark relief upon the bed.

James’s reason for choosing Mary screamed at me. She did not resemble Jem in the slightest.

Mary smiled at my approach, pushing up onto her elbows until her breasts took on a new form with the movement.

The mattress squeaked and dipped as I sat beside her. My nose wrinkled at the odour of men who’d come before me. “How would you like to double your earnings?”

Hmmm, what on earth could Sean have in mind for the female to double her earnings?

I hope you enjoyed this weeks snippet. See you next week for another round of FVF

As I have said before, any and all are welcome to join me in this weekly shenanigan. HOWEVER, if you do so, I URGE you to keep the shared snippets short and sweet. Mine will be a maximum of EIGHT (8) sentences. To help identification of these posts, I shall be hastagging them (for Twitter purposes) as #FVF. Feel free to knick said hashtag for your own Freeview Friday posts.


FREEVIEW FRIDAY {INSTINCT}! #FVF

Happy Friday and welcome to another day of snippet sharing. Apologies for the lack of snippet last week but hopefully the peek at Eternal’s opening kept you all happy enough for you not to notice, hehehe. Anyway, onward we go …. From my newly released novella Instinct–A Holloway pack Prequel (told from Sean Holloway’s PoV):

Walking amongst the stalls with James brought even more notice than usual. With our looks, so alike, only his neatly secured clothing pegged him as my opposite—his polite mannerisms aside.

Female-wielding fans fluttered like butterfly wings as eyes of all colours tracked our movement.

Whisperings along the lines of, “Mr Holloway senior is quite the catch, you know,” chased us. As usual, James set his good example, dipping his head to all females who called out a greeting in their breathless tones.

“I have found The Goat and Compass allows the most satisfaction of late,” James said, leaning in close.

James never took any of the local females unless they advertised it as their ware, preferring a bed and hygiene over my choice of a backyard or alley. ‘Most satisfaction’ to James could probably be translated to ‘cleanest and willing’. Of course, the detachment they offered held much appeal, also.

The brothers out and about together … they really must look alike to cause such a stir, eh?

I hope you enjoyed this weeks snippet. See you next week for another round of FVF

As I have said before, any and all are welcome to join me in this weekly shenanigan. HOWEVER, if you do so, I URGE you to keep the shared snippets short and sweet. Mine will be a maximum of EIGHT (8) sentences. To help identification of these posts, I shall be hastagging them (for Twitter purposes) as #FVF. Feel free to knick said hashtag for your own Freeview Friday posts.


LUCKY LEPRECHAUN GIVEAWAY HOP!

Do you feel lucky?

Well do ya, punk?

Just as well, because it’s time for the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop.

Huge thanks to I am a Reader Not a Writer, Books Complete Me, and Author Cindy Thomas for hosting this hop. Clicking on the hop image will take you to the linky list. Please be sure to check out the other participating blogs, where there are bound to be some great giveaways.

Okay, as you’re here to see what I have up for grabs, onward we go.

ONE winner will get to choose one E-Copy (Kindle or E-pub) from any of my titles. Alongside your chosen title, the winner will also receive a signed digital copy of the accompanying book cover.

So … what books do you get to choose from, you ask?

Check below:

Jem Stonehouse, a housewife with a neurotic husband bent on keeping her in line, dreams about werewolves in, what she believes, is a bid to escape boredom.
Sean Holloway is a werewolf, living a charade within the human race, whose mind drifts to a bond he shares with a woman he hasn’t met–at least, not in this lifetime.
Apart, the two are safe but live unfulfilled lives.
Together, they’ll become prey to rival packs just as they have been for hundreds of years.
When their worlds collide, and not for the first time, instinct takes over. Dreams become reality. Futures are uncertain. To keep history from repeating itself, Sean must teach Jem about his heritage, convince her of her role, and win her love.
Can Jem accept her destiny before it’s too late, or is her inner wolf buried too deep to save her future with Sean?

DARKNESS & LIGHT: HOLLOWAY PACK #1

OR

Three men never expected love to wreak so much havoc in their lives.
In Marked, Darkness & Light’s Sean Holloway is on a mission—to find the perfect gift for the woman of his dreams. When all conventional choices turn out to be the wrong ones, each failed attempt convinces Sean his self-imposed task is impossible. But in the world of the Holloway Pack, anything is possible if it can be kept a secret.
In Misguided, Little White Lies’s Wyatt Moreland is hot on the trail of a wanted man when a rumor about his fiancée halts his progress. His desire to keep her safe wars with her need to be involved in his work and could derail their entire wedding unless he finds out the truth before she does.
In Tempted, The Glass Man’s Liam Kane made a promise to the fae he loves never to use his power to harm others. When a horrific event angers him, the energy boiling inside seduces him into walking a dark path. He has but one choice: resist his own nature or give up the one he loves.
Will the three men make the right choices? Or will their actions destroy their futures with the women they love?

INTO THE UNKNOWN: (anthology containing:) HOLLOWAY PACK #1.5*

OR

Werewolf Sean Holloway treats the village marketplace like a sexual buffet, though his charm does little to win over his latest entr e of choice. Whether because of Jem Stonehouse’s unique scent, her headstrong nonchalance, or the fact he is forbidden to see her by his pack’s rules, Sean wants her.When Jem is nothing but flippant toward his advances, he pursues her with vigour, stealing moments alone with her without a libido-driven agenda.The new and heady experience for him drives their relationship beyond romantic interest, and straight toward love.That is, until Jem learns the truth about Sean’s heritage. Knowledge of the existence of werewolves leads to only one outcome: death.In this prequel to Darkness & Light, we are taken back in time, to the very beginning of Jem and Sean’s love-across-the-centuries relationship.Did it end there? Or did Sean defy his own pack to save the woman he loves?

INSTINCT: A HOLLOWAY PACK PREQUEL: HOLLOWAY PACK #0

To be in with a chance to win, all you have to do is complete THE RAFFLECOPTER FORM!

Simples!

Cheers for visiting, playing, and (most importantly) good luck!

*please note, Into the Unknown cover will show my signature only.

T&C:

-          You are more than welcome to comment (I LOVE comments), but entrees must be made through the designated form to be counted

-          Winner will be chosen after midnight of March 22nd 2012

-          Once contacted, winner must respond within 48 hours to accept their prize or a new recipient will be chosen

-          Winner will need to allow permission for me to forward their email to my publisher for delivery of their E-Book prize

-          Prizes are as stated

And please don’t forget that my short story Fated Encounter is still available for FREE download at my publishers website. Simply click on link to be taken to the book’s page, where you’ll find the download links on the right hand side.

AND THE LUNAR LOVE HOP WINNER IS …

My word for this hop: awesomeness.

My first try at using Rafflecopter for collecting entries and I had a great response. Not even the fact I directed you all to my website to complete the form because Rafflecopter and free WordPress don’t get along seemed to sway anyone from playing.

So a HUGE thank you to everyone for joining me during this hop.

Okay, onwards. The winner has been magically selected by the mysterious RC-selecting-machiney, and I’m happy to bid

Congratulations to:

Annisa B.

An E-copy of Darkness & Light and Instinct will be with you shortly, as well as the bookmark and postcard.

MANY THANKS!

And for any who didn’t win, don’t be disheartened: I have another giveaway hop schedule to begin on Saturday. So please call back and join me this weekend for the Lucky Leprechaun Hop.

All the best. :)

FREEVIEW FRIDAY {INSTINCT} #FVF

Happy Friday and welcome to another day of snippet sharing. This week, Giles–one of Sean’s pack brother’s–attempts to give him some friendly advice (Giles speaks first). From my newly released novella Instinct: A Holloway pack Prequel (told from Sean Holloway’s PoV):

“You are not the first of us to find a female whose scent holds the appeal which others lack.”

My attention remained riveted to him. “Did you continue to see the one you found?”

He shook his head. “It is against pack rules, Sean.”

“What if the female in question was worthy of breaking the rules? Would you—”

“The rules are not only set in place for our safety but also for theirs.” He hesitated before adding, “That does not mean it has never entered my mind.”

So … who’s side is this Giles fellow on, do you reckon?

As I have said before, any and all are welcome to join me in this weekly shenanigan. HOWEVER, if you do so, I URGE you to keep the shared snippets short and sweet. Mine will be a maximum of EIGHT (8) sentences. To help identification of these posts, I shall be hastagging them (for Twitter purposes) as #FVF. Feel free to knick said hashtag for your own Freeview Friday posts.