Monday, January 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Aline

Hope you have a fabulous day!
posted by Michelle Hasker at 6:08 pm 2 comments

It's Brava Time

Okay we all know Kim is one of our talented sci-fi and contemporary author. She does torment and torture the way I wish I could :)

Her entry in the Brava contest is just a tease of a fabulous story. I know, I've read it :)

#142 -- Dark Host -- by Kim Knox
His scent hit me. The same one in Ciro’s stateroom; the one from the morgue. Him. Jason Narak—the one man immune to me. The one man I never wanted to see. Ever.

"Hello again, Charis."

I planted a fist in his face.

Jason staggered back. He brushed his mouth and stared at the dark stain of blood on his fingers. "I’ll allow you that." His gaze narrowed. "But that is all I will allow."

I snorted. "You couldn’t take me then. Now’s no different."

"Oh, I took you, Charis."

The slow-drawled words flushed heat through my skin. I pushed down the forbidden, carnal memories Jason Narak always stirred and glared at him. "So now you’re hired help? Nice to see you so reduced."

"What are you doing on this ship?"

"As if I’m going to discuss my business with a lackey."

Jason’s mouth thinned. "We’re going somewhere private." He took my arm. His dark hand burned against my pale skin and I tried to hold down the shiver at his touch. "Do you object?"

"To you? Always."

"Always the bristling little cat, aren’t you Charis?"

His words had me stumbling after him. They sounded too much like the words of the consciousness holding Ciro. What was Jason’s involvement in all of this? His scent was everywhere. "What are you really doing here?"

He stopped before Quinn’s stateroom, only a few strides from where that man was eating. Palming open the door, he pulled me inside. I wrenched my arm free. "Well?"

"Sit, Charis."

"Sorry, wrong species." And I stayed standing where I was.

"Fine." After ordering a healing pack from the Initiator built into the far wall, Jason flopped into one of the chairs arranged as they had been in Ciro’s room to take advantage of the view of the star we orbited. He stared at the writhing mass of the red giant, his sharp face solemn. "I won’t allow you to stay on this ship."

"Won’t allow? Who do you think you are?"

His dark eyes fixed on me and their cool authority itched. He crumpled the pack and it dissolved. It had healed his cut and swollen lip. "I am Lord Admiral Quinn’s private secretary. And that makes me a very influential man."

"So you _are_ a lackey."

Jason smiled and my stomach clenched. He was beautiful; a part of me could never deny that. "Always your playful little attacks. So feline."

"As are you."

He turned back to the star, the smiled faded. "You don’t know what I am."

I rolled my eyes. "Please, not the mysterious and forbidden thing again. I’ve seen your Mosaic, Jason. Clouded leopard, mau and a light mix of jaguar are all you can lay claim to."

"You investigated me."

"What do you think?" Anger had my blood hot. The urge to shift was overwhelming. I curled my hands into tight fists and willed the change down, but the resentment still burned. "I made the mistake of trusting you. I believed you were working for the Company. But no, you were just working me."


I stared at him. "What?"

"Yes, I worked you." His head tilted. "Why? What else did you think I was doing?"

Dark Host
Kim Knox

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I voted for my fave. Why don't you go vote now?
Not a member? Register and you can still vote. Then next year you'll be all registered to partcipate. Are you a reader? Rgister anyway and chat with Brava authors in a different thread on thame forum :)

Good luck Kim :) You're already a winner no matter what.
Good luck to the rest of the ladies on the list also.

posted by Michelle Hasker at 5:58 pm 1 comments

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Birthday Celebration Contest

In celebration of my Birthday, on 21 January, which starts in exactly 15 hours, 43 minutes and 16 seconds heheh but whose, counting. LOL I'm holding an impromptu birthday contest. It's a simple one really. All you need to so is send me an email at alinecontests @ (No spaces) and tell me why January 21st is special for you? See simple.

Everyone who enters will be added into a draw and 3 winners will be picked 1st thing Tuesday morning (That's 22 January hehe)

There are a few Rules. ( I wish there didn't have to be but experience has taught me to be thorough)

1- Contests Starts now

2- Contest Ends Midnight the 22 January.

3- Put Aline's Contest in the Subject line. (Because of the spam and virus issues out there any e-mail without this subject line will be deleted.)

4- Only 1 entry per person.

5- Any blank email (This means an entry without the answer to my question above) Will be disregarded. No Exceptions! If you don't want to answer the question don't enter. It isn't fair to the others who did take the time to answer if I enter your name in the contest.

6- The winners will be able to choose 1 of the 3 following books available in pdf format.

From Aspen Mountain Press: Luck of the Irish - Paranormal Contemporary

Blurb: When Dina’s boss assigns her to review a local family restaurant called Luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day of all days, she isn’t happy. Upon entering the establishment and seeing all the staff dressed as Leprechauns, she expects passable food and annoyingly cheerful service. What she got left her breathless.

Buy: Luck of the Irish

From Red Rose Publications: Bare Bones – Halloween Paranormal Romance

Blurb: On the run from the Lycan who turned him during the full moon on All Hallows Eve, Christian Clarke isn't happy when he finds Joanna wandering through the woods searching for him. His inner wolf refuses to leave her side, yet his inner man wishes to keep her at arm’s length for fear that he won't be able to control his inner demons. Hearing her whispered profession of love, he reveals himself. Can he keep her safe from the pack that hunts him? Will Joanna love the beast he's become?

Buy: Bare Bones

From Forbidden Publications: Merry Christmas to Me – Contemporary Romance

Blurb: Jennifer was having the worst Christmas ever. She'd just quit her job, her ex had happily married some blonde Barbie doll and the man of her dreams didn't even know she was alive.

Franko was through with women, or so he thought until the hottest little spitfire he'd ever met walked into him and set him straight. He now had five days until she left the mine for good to convince her that he was the Christmas gift of her dreams.

Buy: Merry Christmas to Me

Notice the theme LOL, I'm a firm beliver that my Birthday should be a Universal National Holiday too. Now if I could just convince everyone else of that. hehehhe

Good luck to everyone, let's make this a fun couple of days.

Aline de Chevigny

Is Happily Ever After your thing? Travel the path of love with Aline de Chevigny!
posted by Aline de Chevigny at 1:45 pm 0 comments

Friday, January 18, 2008

Weekend Menage

I know, I know, I've been a busy gal ;)

Weekend Ménage
Author: Michelle Hasker
Artist: Jinger Heaston
ISBN: 978-1-60168-082-2
Genre: Erotica
Publisher: Aspen Mountain Press
Publication Date: 01/18/2007
Sexual Content: Erotic
Dane and Neil get to offer one lucky romance writer the weekend of her wildest fantasy. Stacey can't believe her husband is offering her this experience with one of their close friends. Will they be able to maintain their former relationship once the weekend is over?
posted by Michelle Hasker at 2:40 pm 0 comments

Thursday, January 17, 2008

No Monkey's Business

The Agency: No Monkey's Business
by Michelle Hasker
cover art by Reneé George
ISBN (13): 978-1-59596-945-3
Genre(s): Paranormal
Theme(s): Shapeshifters
Series: Agency
Length: Novella
Available now

Jessica thinks she has this training mission in the bag. She’s already accomplished her first mission, so the second one should be a breeze. Once she’s done they’ll have to promote her. What she didn’t count on was Chase Montgomery’s interference and his orgasm-inducing skills in the bedroom. Now she’ll be lucky enough to get out of bed, let alone finish her missions.

I am so thrilled to see this book released today. I wrote it for a good friend of mine and had so much fun it turned into a series. And the cover is just fantastic!

This is such a good month/year for me. I've contracted three books so far this month and also had two books release with another releasing tomorrow. I also finaled in the Fantasm awards in the Best Vampire category.

Happy New Year!! :)
posted by Michelle Hasker at 8:43 pm 0 comments

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Check out some of my awesome Tales

Available now at Forbidden Publications

One Night - Contemporary Romance
Blurb: Darren likes to plays the field, and has no interest in looking for a serious relationship. When he meets Tabetha, the sparks fly and there’s no turning back. But there's a catch, he has to promise it's only for one night, with no strings attached. He’s about to learn a simple lesson…Don't make promises you can't keep.

Buy: One Night

The Prophecy - Fantasy Romance
Blurb: Danan McClintok is a Prince of Eloisia, an Immortal, who against all traditions wanted more from his life than to live in pampered pleasures, he wanted his one. An urge he could neither explain nor resist came over him and drew him to the seeing Stone and Earth. Earth, where only the eccentric or the damned go.

Buy: The Prophecy

Lifemates: Wet and Wild Series - Historical Paranormal
Blurb: Benton Chaser refused to accept the laws of the Castoridae clan and find his one true mate. Preferring exiles to the pain he knew was in store if he gave in and the revenge he got seducing the wives of the men who ripped his family apart. Then he met a feisty Widow name River Maples, who gave the wild animal on her property sanctuary and greeted all men with the barrel of her shot gun. Could she be the one thing he’d been running away from for the past hundred years?

Buy: Lifemates: Wet and Wild Series

Merry Christmas to Me – Contemporary Romance
Blurb: Jennifer was having the worst Christmas ever. She'd just quit her job, her ex had happily married some blonde Barbie doll and the man of her dreams didn't even know she was alive.
Franko was through with women, or so he thought until the hottest little spitfire he'd ever met walked into him and set him straight. He now had five days until she left the mine for good to convince her that he was the Christmas gift of her dreams.

Buy: Merry Christmas to Me
posted by Aline de Chevigny at 4:15 pm 1 comments

Saturday, January 05, 2008

I wanna talk about Nash

First, his cover:
Dayum but the man is delicious, and Victoire looks very nice, too. I'll say it once and let it go, the man is hot enought to be vampire! (ducks from the real Victoire)
Next some blurbage about his story:
If you read The Bodyguard, then you remember him helping Nicolas teach Elena that she can love and be loved again. Though he had a minor role in that story, he does get his story and boy does he get his woman ;)

Philly bartender Victoire Duramel picked the right night to lose control of her magic. The night Fae bodyguard Nash Dupree sensed his soulmate and a strong, untrained magic violently unleashed.

Struggling under the strength of her power, Victoire accepted Nash's help without question. Now he wants to train her and teach her how to control her magic. But there's a price. Her heart and soul.

When she denies him, Nash refuses to let her go. He'll do whatever he must to guard the feisty witch and have her for his own.

And a juicy excerpt:

“Please.” She sounded scared and desperate as tears slipped down her cheeks. “Please, someone help me.”

Before he knew his intent, he’d crossed the distance and placed his hands on her shoulders, sending her strength.

“Let me help you.” When he whispered the words next to her ear, he felt a shiver of desire race through her. She moaned as, unguarded, her lust and magic reached for him.

“Please, let me go. I don’t want to hurt you.”

“It’s all right, love. You won’t hurt me.”

“No.” She shook her head. “You don’t understand. I don’t understand. I’ll hurt you if you don’t let go.”

“You won’t hurt me. Let me help you. Let me ease your pain.”

* * * * *

“You don’t know what you’re saying. If you don’t release me, you’ll end up dead, like that drunken idiot.” Victoire looked up at the stranger through tears. He had no idea what would happen to him if he touched her. If he thought she could control these powers, he was wrong. Dead wrong.

“He’s not dead, and your power doesn’t intimidate me.”

Victoire struggled against desire and the straining magic inside her. She looked up at him. His bright blue eyes held her gaze. She fell into those pools of deep blue, finding a peace in them she hadn’t known since she’d discovered she had magical powers. This man, whoever he was, called to something in her. Something primitive. Something she’d tried to subdue ever since she’d discovered these uncontrollable powers. Goddess help her, she wanted this man, no matter the cost.

As they spoke, he eased through her rapidly weakening shields, letting some of her magic free. A burst of energy streaked to the ground and faded.

“What are you doing?” Panic flared. Victoire rose and quickly backed up. “Stop it!”

“I’m not trying to hurt you or weaken you. You need to release some of your pent-up magic before it hurts you.”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about.” A twinge of guilt ate at her. So she lied. She had to. Even if it was obvious that he’d seen her display.

“It’s okay. I have some powers myself. I don’t think you want to hurt anyone. I won’t tell anyone about you, either.”

Victoire stared at him, trying to understand her fear and lust for this stranger. It wasn’t that she was afraid of him. She was afraid she’d hurt him. And the lust. Good Goddess, who wouldn’t have an instant case of the hots? The man was absolutely gorgeous.

“How do you propose to help me?”

“I’m going to help you release all that energy.”

“How?” She narrowed her eyes and glared at him.

“With sex.”

posted by Michelle Hasker at 4:26 pm 2 comments

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Keelia Greer in 2008

Hi everyone,

My alter ego, Tambra Kendall has been getting quite a bit published this past year.
Now, it's my turn.

I've got a historical wolf shifter story that will be in an anthology to benefit Full Moon Farm.
Full Moon Farm is run by an amazing woman who cares for wolves and wolf-dogs. When the anthology comes out, please buy a copy to help the wolves. Red Rose Publishing and its authors thank you in advance.

Also, this year my story Eyes of Cat, a paranormal romance will be published by Red Rose Publishing.

My publishing credits are a futuristic romance short, IN THE SPACE OF A HEARTBEAT, featured in the Blue Moon Magic anthology published by Highland Press, 2006. BALLOU'S CHRISTMAS WISH is featured in Holiday in the Heart published by Highland Press, 2006.

I also teach online creative writing courses under my real name. To find out more go to my website While you're there, why not join my Yahoo group, too?
I love to hear from my readers.

May each and everyone of you have a happy, healthy and blessed year.

Keelia Greer
posted by Tambra at 3:22 pm 0 comments