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LUNAR LOVE GIVEAWAY HOP!

Welcome all!

I’ve been muchero looking forward to this hop.

I mean, I’m an author who writes primarily werewolf romance, so it stands to reason that this is The. Perfect. Hop. For me. Right?

This awesome hop has been organised by I am a Reader, Not a Writer & Bookworm Lisa. So a HUGE thanks to them. As usual, clicking on the image will take you to where you’ll find an entire list of blogs hosting giveaways for this event. Be sure to check them out.

Okay, moving on …

As the title alone of this hop makes me smile like a loon, I’ve decided to giveaway some of my wolfie goodness.

One winner will be chosen to receive:

Darkness & Light by J.A. Belfield

An E-Copy of Darkness & Light (A Holloway Pack Story, #1)

A signed Darkness & Light bookmark (front & back images shown)

An E-Copy of Instinct (A Holloway Pack Story, #0)

A signed Instinct postcard (front & back images shown)

So, how do you enter?

Well, because (as I said) I’m in a good mood, I’m making it simple: All you gotta do is fill in THE RAFFLECOPTER FORM!

Off you go! Good Luck!

T&C

Only entries received via the entry form will count—although I LOVE comments, and you’re welcome to leave one, they will not be counted as an entry.

Winner will be chosen after midnight of 13/03/12 and contacted shortly after to be informed of their prize.

Winner must respond to accept their prize within 48 hours or a new recipient will be chosen.

Winner need to allow permission for me to forward their email address to my publisher to allow delivery of prize.

Prizes are as stated.

FREEVIEW FRIDAY {INSTINCT} #FVF

Happy Friday and welcome to another day of snippet sharing. From my newly released novella Instinct–A Holloway pack Prequel (told from Sean Holloway’s PoV):

With a cry, I struck out at the nearest tree, oblivious to the unsettled leaves that rained down across my shoulders.

How could she expect me to walk away? Jem had become as vital as air, as water, as changing, even if I did not understand why. Prepared to wait, I dropped to the floor.

With the passing of time, and the waning of light, came the grumbling of my stomach.

I ignored them all.

Hmmm, wonder who’s trying to stop Sean seeing Jem then?

I hope you enjoyed the taste. Until next week ….

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 sharing. Last week, Sean’s brother was questioning as to his uncontrolled change, so continuing on from that: From Instinct–A Holloway pack Prequel (told from Sean Holloway’s PoV):

His glare remained fixed on me. “You shall not leave this house on the full moon again. Is that understood?”

I nodded, dipping my head to the expected depth out of respect.

His attention followed me across the grass and through the door. past the stares of the others, I did not stop until I had mounted the stairs to my bedroom and closed the door. With little else to destruct, I took my already torn clothing and shredded it further, lips clamped against the cries of anguish I so wished to give.

Another lie had been told.

Oh, poor Sean. Things don’t seem to be going so swimmingly, all of a sudden, eh?

I hope you enjoyed the taste. Until next week ….

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. If you recall  last week showed us that Jem’s mother witnessed Sean’s change brought on my wolfsbane. Well, now he’s returned home and–oddly enough–Sean’s tattered clothing gives the game away to his brother that something has happened. From my newly released novella Instinct–A Holloway pack Prequel (told from Sean Holloway’s PoV):

Placing his nose to my throat, he sniffed.

I stiffened. If her were to smell Jem upon me, there would be trouble—for her and for me.

“You changed.” He sniffed again, beneath my jaw, across my shoulder, before pulling back to look at me. “Why?”

Only a witch would know of the properties of wolfsbane, just as only a witch could know to plant them when wolves were near. Jem’s mother must have known of our existence, and that should have been the point when I informed my brother of my knowledge.

Anyone else have that song in their head: There may be trouble ahead … ?

I hope you enjoyed the taste. Until next week ….

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. If you recall we saw Sean’s uncontrolled change last week. This week’s continues on after he’s taken a few moments to recover as wolf. From my newly released novella Instinct–A Holloway pack Prequel (told from Sean Holloway’s PoV):

The responsibility to ensure there were no witnesses fell on each of our shoulders, as did the task of dealing with any such observers.

My paws made little sound as I padded to the forest edge. When I peered out across the opening, I froze. My horror came out as a small whimper.

Beside the third oak, staring straight back at me, stood Jem’s mother.

I growled without intention, but she appeared undisturbed by the threat.

Eyes hard and cold, she held her head high before spinning to walk away.

Uh-oh! Does anyone else get the impression there may be more to Jem’s mother than meets the eye?

I hope you enjoyed the taste. Until next week ….

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.

FOLLOWER LOVE GIVEAWAY HOP! And the Winner’s Are …

PLEASE NOTE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AND CONTACTED AND I’M NOW PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE:

1st Place Winner: CHANDRA HAUN with a copy of Darkness & Light

2nd Place Winner: SWEETY with a copy of Into the Unknown

3rd Place Winner: MARY REISS with a copy of Instinct

THIS HOP HAD A HUGE RESPONSE. MANY, MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.

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Roll up, roll up, and welcome to another awesome bloghop giveaway!

This one has been organised by I am a Reader, Not a Writer & Rachael Renee Anderson. So a HUGE thanks to them. As usual, clicking on the image will take you to where you’ll find an entire list of blogs hosting giveaways for this event. Be sure to check them out.

Okay, moving on …

As Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I LOVE Valentine’s Day … and because in only four days, I will have been married for 17 years, I’m in a loving kind of mood, which puts me in a giving kind of mood.

So … because of that, I shall be altering up how I do this giveaway. This time there’ll be three prizes: three winners—one prize each.

Make sense?

And here’s what’s up for grabs. Three lucky winners will each win ONE of these E-Books:

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 (A Holloway Pack Story, 1)

Werewolf Sean Holloway treats the village marketplace like a sexual buffet, though his charm does little to win over his latest entrée 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 Story, 0)

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?

OR Into the Unknown (featuring my short story Marked)

Winner gets first choice, followed by the two runners up in descending order.

So, how do you enter?

Well, as this is a ‘Follower’ Hop, I figured a little following might be called for. So, to qualify for entry, I ask that you please either follow me on Twitter, or ‘like’ my Facebook Page (or both if the fancy takes you). And once you’ve done that, simply fill in THIS FORM!

(Please note: This is my first attempt at using a Google Doc form for entry. If any problems, please state in the comments below and I will count that as your entry. Thanks)

Good Luck!

T&C

Only entries received via the entry form will count—although I LOVE comments, and you’re welcome to leave one, they will not be counted as an entry.

Winners will be chosen after midnight of 14/02/12 and contacted shortly after to be informed of their prize.

Winners must respond to accept their prize within 48 hours or a new recipient will be chosen.

Winners need to allow permission for me to forward their email address to my publisher to allow delivery of prize.

Prizes are as stated.

FREEVIEW FRIDAY {INSTINCT} + Giveaway! #FVF

Happy Friday and welcome to another day of snippet sharing. If you recall last week, we experienced a small scene Jem reveals the roots of her name. This week, after Sean’s brother advised him to stay home on the day of the full moon, he’d ignored him just for a chance to see Jem–and now he’s in a spot of bother. From my newly released novella Instinct–A Holloway pack Prequel (told from Sean Holloway’s PoV):

My change had come early, and I did not know why.

I tried to push to my feet, but my muscles cramped, demanding I do otherwise.

As my body brought me lower, my eyes fell on the culprit.

Through my frown, I narrowed my stare to study the plant harder—to be certain.

The plants bordering Jem’s home pointed at me with their spiked leaves, waving at me with the lemon flowers that sat stop them.

“Wolfsbane,” I whispered.

With a roar of self encouragement, I forced my legs into action.

Oh, dear. Wolfsbane? In Jem’s front yard? What’s that all about then? Tune in next week for a chance to find out.

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.

But don’t disappear just yet. Because I am giving away an Instinct postcard to TWO lucky winners.

All you gotta do is leave your comments below (like you usually do) by midnight on Monday 6th February 2012 (make sure your email add is correct when completing the form) and I’ll chose 2 folk using random.org to receive the treats. Good luck!

FREEVIEW FRIDAY {INSTINCT} #FVF

Happy Friday and welcome to another day of snippet sharing. If you recall last week, we saw Sean luring Jem into the forest–the first of many ventures shared beneath the boughs. This week’s snippet is another moment spent with Sean & Jem, and for those who haven’t figured it out, we finally gain an understanding of where Jem gets her name from–right after Jem reminds Sean (yet again) that she’d prefer to be called Miss Stonehouse. From my newly released novella Instinct–A Holloway pack Prequel (told from Sean Holloway’s PoV):

“I have a preference for Jem. It has a uniqueness which befits a female who is not like any other I have met.”

“You are quite easily misled.” She smiled. “There is nothing exceptional about me.”

“Your mother must have thought so. Why else would she mark you with an unusual name?”

“Mother named me after my star sign.”

Any guesses as to what Jem’s star sign could be?

I hope you enjoyed the taste. Until next week ….

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

Welcome, welcome. It’s Freeview Friday time again–which means another sharing of snippets from my work.

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 hashtagging them (for Twitter purposes) as #FVF. Feel free to knick said hashtag for your own Freeview Friday posts.

And onward I go …

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If you recall last week, we saw Sean taking control of the situation–okay, okay, we saw Sean snatch a hold of poor (ha!) Jem and smack his lips to hers. Moments later, his ‘plans’ are disturbed by Jem’s sister heading along the path toward them. This week’s snippet follows on as Jessica approaches, right after Sean has dared Jem to sneak off into the forest with him (naughty boy). From my newly released novella Instinct–A Holloway pack Prequel (told from Sean Holloway’s PoV):

When I reached the edge of the forest, I was certain I had lost—that she would not come—but she grasped bunches of her skirt and darted toward me just as her sister reached her vacated space.

I took her hand and led her beyond the first trees.

Giving chase, Jessica grasped Jem’s arm and stalled our flight. Her eyes pleaded with Jem when she turned back to her. “Mother said we mustn’t go into the forest. And certainly not with the likes of Mr Holloway.”

Poor Sean. He appears to have gained himself quite the reputation, eh? Wonder how that happened.

I hope you enjoyed the taste. Until next week ….

FREEVIEW FRIDAY {INSTINCT} #FVF

Welcome to my blog this Friday the thirteenth. With a bit of luck, nothing will crawl out of the blog post and try to eat you. O_o Moving swiftly on …

Yep, I’m back for another round of Freeview Friday. As explained last week, I shall share a weekly snippet with you from one of my works. And, as always, 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 hashtagging them (for Twitter purposes) as #FVF. Feel free to knick said hashtag for your own Freeview Friday posts.

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Okay, from my recently released novella Instinct–A Holloway pack Prequel (told from Sean Holloway’s PoV):

With one stride and a reach of my hand, I snared her arm, bringing her to me. A small squeak escaped her as my hand cupped the back of her head, her hands raised to press against my chest when I tasted her lips.

I brushed over her cheek to her ear. “I hear the trip of your heart, the hastening of your breaths. Tell me you do not desire me.”

Her voice no longer held steadiness as she answered, “I do not.”

I came back for another sample of her mouth, smiled to myself as her fingers twisted within the loose folds of my shirt, and recognised the stir in my groin when her tongue darted out to meet mine.

Goodness, Jem’ll never know what’s hit her.

I hope you enjoyed the taste. Until next week ….