Heart Stopper by Tamara Narayan

Sore Throat to Heart Surgery


It's a familiar scenario for parents. You child pulls on your sleeve right in middle of the morning rush to school and/or work and says, "My throat hurts." You dig out a thermometer (if you can find it) and discover they have a slight fever. From past experience, you figure it's a cold, a virus. Antibiotics won't do anything. Why bother dragging them to the doctor's office? Time to break out your favorite brand of acetaminophen or ibuprofen, popsicles, and a jumbo box of Kleenex, right?

 

 

 

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Most likely, yes. But there is a chance that the sore throat is caused by streptococcus, a bacterium. In the early stages of the infection, it can be difficult to distinguish between a viral infection (a cold) and strep. Not all children with strep develop a fever off the bat. Some will have stomach aches, but how often have parents heard the wail, "My tummy hurts!" right before the school bus arrives?

 

 

 

 

 

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Strep can be sneaky. If the symptoms are mild and the child recovers quickly, parents may not be aware of the bigger dangers lurking in their child's body. The antibodies produced by the immune system to fight the strep could attack the wrong targets, including joints and the heart. This is rheumatic fever and it can develop several weeks to months after the initial strep infection.

Rheumatic fever can scar the valves of the heart so they can't open and close properly, causing the heart to pump harder. This is now rheumatic heart disease. If the damage is severe, the heart valve may need to be replaced with surgery.

 

 

 

 

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In my novella Heart Stopper, eleven-year-old Tessa Radner's sore throat starts on the morning she's scheduled to hop on a plane for a highly anticipated trip to Disney World. Not wanting to miss the plane and ruin the trip, her father doesn't even consider taking her to a doctor. Instead, he gives her Tylenol and Gatorade. A few months later, Tessa is being airlifted to a hospital for emergency heart surgery. Here are the cover and links :

 

 

 

 

 
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This progression from sore throat to heart surgery is possible, but rare. Here is a four minute video I watched as part of the research for Heart Stopper about a real case of rheumatic heart disease in a young boy.


YouTube: Stop Sore Throats from Hurting Hearts, New Zealand

If your child gets a sore throat, do not panic! Less than 3% of people with untreated strep develop rheumatic fever. But do seek medical treatment, especially for children with a high fever, swollen tonsils, and/or pus on the tonsils.

Take them to their pediatrician for a rapid strep test. A nurse will swipe the back of their throat with a big q-tip, making them gag and glare at you. After fifteen minutes, you'll either get a prescription for antibiotics (positive) or the sample will be sent off to a lab for more vigorous testing (and they only call you if that is positive).

Sources:
1. The International Heart Institute of Montana – Rheumatic Fever
2. WebMD – Understanding Rheumatic Fever, The Basics
3. HealthyChildren.Org – When a Sore Throat is a More Serious Infection

Have you or your children had strep throat?
 

 

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What I'm Celebrating This Week

I can already feel things speeding up… before I know it, the stores will be decorating for Christmas. LOL. But lots going on in my world, and this week feels like it's all been about new book covers.

– I'm working with my publisher right now on covers for my two upcoming launches, which is always fun

– In my newsletter on the 28th Sept, I am revealing the brand new cover for my dragon-shifter story. Can't wait to show everyone. So if you want to check it out first, make sure you're signed up.

– The artist who is working on the covers for my demon series has the first two covers done… OMG I keep staring at them. Gorgeous.

– And this week I received the final cover for the anothology I am participating in for release in Jan 17, 2017. This will be showcased in my newsletter on 2nd Oct. So yep… you'll want to sign up 🙂 The cover is stunning!!

– This morning, I wrote 3000 words across two books, which makes me all kinds of happy. If only I could manage that everyday. Wouldn't that be wonderful.

– I'll be spending my weekend doing edits as I've received edits back from my editors for both book 5 in the Cloaked series and my first demon book. My plan is that once I complete these, I might dedicate a week to just marketing so I can get on top of a few things, including creating some promotional banners.

And that's it for me this week. Been a wild ride, and am hoping to catch my breath soon:)

 

What are you celebrating this week?

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Cloaked in Blood Blurb

The daughter of a sultan alpha, Selena Kurt agrees to an arranged wulfkin mating to protect her sister from a dangerous alpha from the enemy clan. To her surprise, her match is Marcin Ulf, the next in line for the Hungarian throne…and the wulfkin who broke her heart years ago.
Marcin is just as shocked to learn he’ll be matched to the enemy’s daughter and the woman he’s never forgotten. Before they can be paired, however, they’re drawn into a tournament where Marcin will compete to free his estranged imprisoned brother, while Selena battles for the life of another wulfkin alpha. Both intend to seize this chance to save those they’re fighting for—even if it means facing off with one another just as their romance rekindles.
Will tribe loyalty triumph, or will they realize they’re better off as a team before it’s too late?

Celebrate blog hop

 

This post is part of Lexa Cain's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! 

 

 

 

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What I'm Celebrating This Week

It's been a busy week, but also rewarding.

– I've finished the draft of my dragon-shifter novel, and now I'm focusing on edits. The cover artist showed me the final design today, and I absolutely loved it. Can't wait to share it with everyone.

– I'm using a different cover artist for the creation of my demon hunter series, and again, so super excited with the way they've turned out. Yay. Geez, it's hard holding onto so many things I want to scream from a rooftop about.

– The weather in Sydney has been just gorgeous and I've been doing a lot of gardening. The tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, fennel, sweet potato, parsley, lettuce and boc choy are all done:) I might have a tiny piece of land left in my garden beds, but I think that's it for this summer.

– This week I am attending a video shoot for work, which should be fun and keeps me very busy.

– And with all my upcoming launches, I've been putting a plan together on what I need to do and what to tackle first. It's a bit overwhelming, so I've been putting it aside, but at the same time I'm slowly getting a few things done. Like trying out Headtalker… see below. Created one to try out… if you so feel inclined, would love a bit of support to see how it works once it goes live.

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What are you celebrating this week?

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Cloaked in Blood Blurb

The daughter of a sultan alpha, Selena Kurt agrees to an arranged wulfkin mating to protect her sister from a dangerous alpha from the enemy clan. To her surprise, her match is Marcin Ulf, the next in line for the Hungarian throne…and the wulfkin who broke her heart years ago.
Marcin is just as shocked to learn he’ll be matched to the enemy’s daughter and the woman he’s never forgotten. Before they can be paired, however, they’re drawn into a tournament where Marcin will compete to free his estranged imprisoned brother, while Selena battles for the life of another wulfkin alpha. Both intend to seize this chance to save those they’re fighting for—even if it means facing off with one another just as their romance rekindles.
Will tribe loyalty triumph, or will they realize they’re better off as a team before it’s too late?

Celebrate blog hop

 

This post is part of Lexa Cain's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! 

 

 

 

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TIMELESS (#3 Maiden of Time) by Crystal Collier #CoverReveal

 
 
Book Title: TIMELESS (Maiden of Time #3)
Author: Crystal Collier
Genre: YA Paranormal Historical
Release Date: November 1, 2016
 
 
 
TIME IS THE ENEMY
 
In 1771, Alexia had everything: the man of her dreams, reconciliation with her father, even a child on the way. But she was never meant to stay. It broke her heart, but Alexia heeded destiny and traveled five hundred years back to stop the Soulless from becoming.
 
In the thirteenth century, the Holy Roman Church has ordered the Knights Templar to exterminate the Passionate, her bloodline. As Alexia fights this new threat—along with an unfathomable evil and her own heart—the Soulless genesis nears. But none of her hard-won battles may matter if she dies in childbirth before completing her mission.
 
 
Can Alexia escape her own clock?
 

 
 
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Crystal Collier is an eclectic author who pens clean fantasy/sci-fi, historical, and romance stories with the occasional touch of humor, horror, or inspiration. She practices her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, four littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese. You can find her on her Blog, FacebookGoodreads, or follow her on Twitter.
 
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What I'm Celebrating This Week

Lots going on and I feel my work load is only going to get busier, but hey, I'm up for the challenge:) Some great stuff happening right now. This year has felt like a whirlwind, and mostly because I've been in my writing cave. And very soon I can start sharing all the awesomness that has been happening. Here's a sneak peek:

I have release dates for a few of my upcoming launches, and I can't tell you how excited I am. 

Cloaked in Christmas is scheduled for release Nov 28, 2016

The Wulfkin Book Bundle is coming out from my publisher and it's going to be awesome. It's scheduled for Nov 28, 2016

My dragon novel is scheduled for release Dec 6, 2016

An amazing author anothology with my Demon Book is scheduled for 17 Jan, 2016 release.

And I have another anothology for my second Demon Book scheuled for March 2017.

Oh, and I can't forget my super awesome new Urban Fantasy, which I cannot wait to share, is set for 17 July, 2017.

Lots going on, and I need to get my marketing motor started, but as soon as I have covers, I'll be sharing those. In the background, I do have some other very cool stories starting to come to life. My goal is to have a steady release of a new book next year every 2-3 months. But more on that later:)

Oh, and this fantastic Promo has just kicked off. 

Check out all these great books by some of your favorite authors! And who knows, you might just find one or two new ones that you won’t be able to live without!

All of these books are either FREE, or 99 cent deals! How awesome is that?

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What are you celebrating this week?

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cloaked_in_blood_3dCloaked in Blood is now out!

Grab Your Copy: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | GoogleplayiTunes

Cloaked in Blood Blurb

The daughter of a sultan alpha, Selena Kurt agrees to an arranged wulfkin mating to protect her sister from a dangerous alpha from the enemy clan. To her surprise, her match is Marcin Ulf, the next in line for the Hungarian throne…and the wulfkin who broke her heart years ago.
Marcin is just as shocked to learn he’ll be matched to the enemy’s daughter and the woman he’s never forgotten. Before they can be paired, however, they’re drawn into a tournament where Marcin will compete to free his estranged imprisoned brother, while Selena battles for the life of another wulfkin alpha. Both intend to seize this chance to save those they’re fighting for—even if it means facing off with one another just as their romance rekindles.
Will tribe loyalty triumph, or will they realize they’re better off as a team before it’s too late?

Celebrate blog hop

 

This post is part of Lexa Cain's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! 

 

 

 

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What I'm Celebrating This Week

– Work has slowed down for now, and I'm loving the normal life LOL

– My current dragon story is moving along nicely. Am nutting out a few things, but I've almost worked them out, which makes me very happy. I hit the 44K mark on this book this morning, so I'm thinking the draft will end somewhere between 55-60K.

– Early next year, I'll be participating on 2 anthologies and I'm super excited about them as the other authors are massively talented and we all have huge aspirations with the sets. I'll keep you posted.

– While August is the last month of winter in Australia, it seems spring has made an early appearance and I'm loving the sunny outdoors, birds are about, and I even got some gardening done. My onions are planted.

– I've got some awesome friends staying over my place this weekend and it is going to be so much fun catching up. Can't wait.

What are you celebrating this week?

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cloaked_in_blood_3dCloaked in Blood is now out!

Grab Your Copy: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | GoogleplayiTunes

Cloaked in Blood Blurb

The daughter of a sultan alpha, Selena Kurt agrees to an arranged wulfkin mating to protect her sister from a dangerous alpha from the enemy clan. To her surprise, her match is Marcin Ulf, the next in line for the Hungarian throne…and the wulfkin who broke her heart years ago.
Marcin is just as shocked to learn he’ll be matched to the enemy’s daughter and the woman he’s never forgotten. Before they can be paired, however, they’re drawn into a tournament where Marcin will compete to free his estranged imprisoned brother, while Selena battles for the life of another wulfkin alpha. Both intend to seize this chance to save those they’re fighting for—even if it means facing off with one another just as their romance rekindles.
Will tribe loyalty triumph, or will they realize they’re better off as a team before it’s too late?

Celebrate blog hop

 

This post is part of Lexa Cain's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! 

 

 

 

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What I'm Celebrating This Week

– This week has been a bit crazy busy. It's conference time at work, which means presenting to the National team, doing lots of prep work ahead of time, and being social. You'd think working in Social Media I'd love being social. Between us, I'm more of a hermit.

– I'm looking forward to the weekend, because work conference will be complete and I can realx, sleep in, and do more writing.

– So far, I've hit 30K words on my current Dragon WIP. That's just shy of the half way point. My goal is to have this baby completed by early September.

– I wrote the opening chapter of my new Urban Fantasy, and I plan to continue working on that book in the background to get it moving along.

– Yesterday, I jotted down my upcoming book launches so I can get a bit more organized. I have 2 books coming out later this year, an urban fanatasy mid next year, and potentially 3 series next year. Wow… Figured in 2016, I'll have released 5 books, so surely I could at least match that.

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cloaked_in_blood_3dCloaked in Blood is now out!

Grab Your Copy: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | GoogleplayiTunes

Cloaked in Blood Blurb

The daughter of a sultan alpha, Selena Kurt agrees to an arranged wulfkin mating to protect her sister from a dangerous alpha from the enemy clan. To her surprise, her match is Marcin Ulf, the next in line for the Hungarian throne…and the wulfkin who broke her heart years ago.
Marcin is just as shocked to learn he’ll be matched to the enemy’s daughter and the woman he’s never forgotten. Before they can be paired, however, they’re drawn into a tournament where Marcin will compete to free his estranged imprisoned brother, while Selena battles for the life of another wulfkin alpha. Both intend to seize this chance to save those they’re fighting for—even if it means facing off with one another just as their romance rekindles.
Will tribe loyalty triumph, or will they realize they’re better off as a team before it’s too late?

What are you celebrating this week?

Celebrate blog hop

 

This post is part of Lexa Cain's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! 

 

 

 

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A Wicked Halloween Box Set + WIN

 
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A WICKED HALLOWEEN: A Paranormal Romance Box Set of Tales Featuring Witches, Vampires, Shifters, Ghosts, and More is now available for pre-order!
 
Thirteen paranormal romance tales that will thrill and chill you just in time for All Hallow's Eve. With many of the stories set in Salem—the ultimate city for witchy, demon, and shape-shifting delight—these tales will enthrall you with their sexy heroes and spellbinding characters. Salem has never been this hot!
 
 
Stories by: Gwen Knight, Debbie Herbert, Erzabet Bishop, C.E. Black, Angelica Dawson, Charlie Daye, Kiki Howell and Gina Kincade, Phoenix Johnson, Sherrie Lea Morgan, Elizabeth A. Reeves, Linda Thomas Sundstrom and Hope Welsh.
 
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Excerpt from Malediction by Erzabet Bishop
 
Alistair spotted the gorgeous brunette across the room and, when she approached the refreshment table, he followed. For a millisecond he’d taken her for the scrawny woman in the red dress, but on closer inspection he was pleased to note the differences. Same dress, but the way this woman wore it, he was tempted to peel it from her, inch by scrumptious inch.
 His pack mate had poured a few bottles of something into the punch and, while it was entertaining to watch some of the guests succumb to the antics of the season, he didn’t quite feel the same about the sexy female in front of him. This woman would be far more interesting sober, he had a hunch and his predictions usually turned out to be spot on. The markings on her arms intrigued him and he wondered if they covered more of her body. Like tendrils of smoke curling around her flesh, they spiraled around her skin in an unending pattern, giving him the urge to trace every single one and see where it led.
He should be home at Briarwood, but his duties as Beta brought him here to make sure Jessup didn’t get too out of hand. So far the pup had been a bit mischievous, but nothing that would make him worry. Whatever concerns he had melted when he gazed at the beauty in front of him, his animal taking control.
Serious gray eyes winked at him from behind an elegant lacy black mask and he had the urge to peek beneath it to see what she was hiding. Full lips bowed below the mask, and her mass of dark hair was wound into an up-do that he longed to plunge his fingers into while he explored her mouth with his.
Jesus, Alastair. Get a grip.
His wolf perked up when she’d come into view and his instinct to bed her followed in quick succession. He shook it off with a frown. One night stands were not his style, especially with women he didn’t know. He had other concerns and, as soon as he made sure Jessup wasn’t going to fuck up and intoxicate half of the wealthier citizens of Salem, he was out of here. Duncan was still missing and he’d left Laurel in charge in his stead.
But, her eyes. Fuck. They fairly glowed with a power that socked him in the gut as they watched him from behind the mask. When she wet her lips and took her bottom lip between her teeth, he almost lost the battle with himself not to let his beast take over and drag her into the nearest coat closet.
“Are you here with someone?” He cleared his throat, aware of the growl threading through his voice.
“No. Are you?”
“Just a couple of friends. What do you think? Want to end up in a compromising situation with a stranger?” He grinned and, seeing Jessup approach, steered her away from the refreshment table. Alistair wanted her to himself, at least for a little while.
“Seven deadly sins? How about a dance? With my footwork, that could lead towards all kinds of infractions.”
“Hmm.” He swung her into his arms and into the crowd, relishing the sensation of his hand on her lower back. The plunging view offered by her bodice made his body stand at attention and the wolf beneath his skin whined with want. “So, which deadly sin could you possibly have that would sink a guy faster than lust? That dress…”
“These shoes.”
“Oh, but those… those are not a sin. Not at all. In fact, I could look at them all night long.”
“You could, could you?” The woman laughed, deep and sensual. Her eyes snapped with amusement. “Then you try wearing them.”
“Maybe I will.” He wanted her, and the closer they got, the more obvious it was going to become. He weaved her around the dance floor, her movements matching his. Her perfume and the spicy scent of her hair were making it hard to concentrate. At the look in her eyes, he dragged her back hard against him, his animal wild in his blood.
“Do you want to get out of here?”
“Please.”
 “Let’s get some air.” Alistair led her out onto the balcony, the twinkle lights flickered making the grounds outside the hotel look enchanted. He had to clear his head.
“Who are you?” Alistair brushed a strand of hair away from her face.
“I’m just a girl who needs an escape from reality. How about you?”
“Same here.”
“Just a girl, huh?” The mystery woman smiled.
He gathered her into his arms, letting her feel the full force of his arousal. “I don’t know. I’m not feeling much like a girl right now.”
“No. I didn’t think you were.” She leaned into his embrace, her lips curving up in an inviting smile.
“What’s your name?”
“Bridget. Yours?”
“Alistair.”
“Well, Alistair. It’s nice to meet you. I have one question.”
“What’s that?”
“How long is it going to take for you to kiss me?”
“Time me.” Alistair’s mouth covered hers hungrily and he forced her mouth open with his thrusting tongue. She gasped, trembling within his embrace and he pulled her deeper into the shadows, away from prying eyes.
 

 
About Erzabet:
 
Erzabet Bishop is an award winning and bestselling author who loves to write naughty stories. She is the author of Lipstick, Crave, Snow (Three Times More Lucky Box Set), Malediction (upcoming-A Wicked Halloween Box Set), Map of Bones (upcoming-A Wicked Affair Box Set), Sanguine Shadows (Vampire Bites Box Set), The Science of Lust, Wicked for You, Heart’s Protector, Burning for You, Red Hot (upcoming), Bayou Shadows (upcoming-Nola Naughty Nine) Hedging Her Bets (Alpha Fever Box Set), Cat’s Got Her Tongue (Alpha Heat Box Set), Arcane Imaginarium: Spirit Board, Holidays in Hell, Mallory’s Mark (upcoming),The Devil’s Due (upcoming), Charity Benshaw’s Enchanted Paddle Emporium (upcoming), Sigil Fire, Glitter Lust (upcoming), Written on Skin, Club Beam, Pomegranate, A Red Dress for Christmas, The Black Magic Café, Fantasies in Red, Sweet Seductions, Holiday Cruise, Fetish Fair, Temptation Resorts: Jess, Temptation Resorts: Marnie, Taming the Beast, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation along with being a contributor to many anthologies. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies.
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What I'm Celebrating This Week

– Some fantastic news. I will be writing with an amazing group of talented authors in the Charmed Legacy: The Dark Fae Hollows series. I am SO excited about my Charmed Legacy cover reveal! I'll be sending it out on July 29th in my newsletter, and you do NOT want to miss it!!! This cover is INCREDIBLE ! Here's a link to my newsletter!

– I've hit half way point on Demon's Fever draft, a prequel to Demon's Mark, and have to stop as I have two ther urgent projects that I just have to finish first.

1) One book is due to my editor by beginning of September, so I'm hitting the gas pedal on that story. It's my dragon novel, and so far, I am adoring where the plot is going. The characters are in my head, screaming to write faster. So far, I've got 9 chapters drafted and about four edited. I'm sharing it with my critique partners, who are going to help me make it ever better:-) 

2) The other book is the one with the Charmed Legacy series. It's an urban fantasy with lots of fae lore. More on that soon.

– This week has been insanely busy, but I still managed to get through lots of writing.

– My newsletter subscription is killing it, and my drip campaign has kicked off… so many amazing readers. Once my campaigns are complete, I might share some insights I learned.

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cloaked_in_blood_3dCloaked in Blood is now out!

Grab Your Copy: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | GoogleplayiTunes

Cloaked in Blood Blurb

The daughter of a sultan alpha, Selena Kurt agrees to an arranged wulfkin mating to protect her sister from a dangerous alpha from the enemy clan. To her surprise, her match is Marcin Ulf, the next in line for the Hungarian throne…and the wulfkin who broke her heart years ago.
Marcin is just as shocked to learn he’ll be matched to the enemy’s daughter and the woman he’s never forgotten. Before they can be paired, however, they’re drawn into a tournament where Marcin will compete to free his estranged imprisoned brother, while Selena battles for the life of another wulfkin alpha. Both intend to seize this chance to save those they’re fighting for—even if it means facing off with one another just as their romance rekindles.
Will tribe loyalty triumph, or will they realize they’re better off as a team before it’s too late?

What are you celebrating this week?

Celebrate blog hop

 

This post is part of Lexa Cain's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! 

 

 

 

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What I'm Celebrating This Week

– I've been super busy with real-life work as I'm now doing 4 days a week, which is painful when it comes to my writing schedule, but I'm managing. Am working on two great campaigns at work, which is exciting.

– For the past couple of weeks, I've been doing lots of work on my newsletter in attempt to grow the numbers, and it's working!!  I've moved from Mail Chimp to Mad Mimi, which is the best decision ever!! Mad Mimi comes with it's own drip campaign section, which will make my life super-easy. The numerous lists I have set up for different subscribers is so easy and handy to use. I'm loving Mad Mimi:) Loads of cool stuff. Plus, I'm about to start a new themed event, and some other VIP items just for my subscribers.

– This morning I hit 17K on my newest dragon-influenced novel. And that means it's time to get cracking on my editing so I can share it with my critique partners. That's my goal for next week.

– Right now I'm working on 3 books, one will come out later this year, and the others are planned for next year. In fact, if things go to plan, next year will be an amazing year. Anyway, here's a snippet of one of the stories coming out later this year.

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cloaked_in_blood_3dCloaked in Blood is now out!

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Cloaked in Blood Blurb

The daughter of a sultan alpha, Selena Kurt agrees to an arranged wulfkin mating to protect her sister from a dangerous alpha from the enemy clan. To her surprise, her match is Marcin Ulf, the next in line for the Hungarian throne…and the wulfkin who broke her heart years ago.
Marcin is just as shocked to learn he’ll be matched to the enemy’s daughter and the woman he’s never forgotten. Before they can be paired, however, they’re drawn into a tournament where Marcin will compete to free his estranged imprisoned brother, while Selena battles for the life of another wulfkin alpha. Both intend to seize this chance to save those they’re fighting for—even if it means facing off with one another just as their romance rekindles.
Will tribe loyalty triumph, or will they realize they’re better off as a team before it’s too late?

What are you celebrating this week?

Celebrate blog hop

 

This post is part of Lexa Cain's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! 

 

 

 

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