I like strong men in
romance because I like equally strong women, and let's face it there is nothing
unsexier than a man who lets a woman run him over. As a result, I write alpha
heroes. I write men who know what they want--or at least they think they
do--and go after it. Be that a goal, a prize, a woman, or solitude. Now, there
is a fine line between confident and arrogant, and sometimes my type of hero tiptoes
around that line. OK. They trample it at times, but that is part of their
charm. Probably not. But it is part of their journey.
But how do heroes become
alpha heroes vice any other type of hero?
Well, they start out with
a strong sense of self. They know who they are (or think they do) and can make
confident decisions rooted in an internal code or other base set of principles
from which they operate. This code may be a little skewed, may cause difficulty
in their lives if viewed in black and white with no shades of gray, and it may
not always align with the heroine's own personal beliefs. (Yay for conflict!)
They are men of action.
No, they don't all have to be special-ops military types to be men of action. A
man of action is able to identify what needs to be done and then do it. Whether
that means blowing a bridge to keep the enemy at bay or rewiring a house so the
faulty wiring doesn't light the damn thing on fire. My heroes are capable.
One night of sexual pleasure could teach a lesson in love.
Cyril is weary from weeks of traveling the Scottish moors, but his luck
takes a turn when he rescues a battered and broken child. To express his
gratitude, the boy’s father offers Cyril a night of carnal indulgence with his
eldest daughter. Cyril graciously accepts, looking forward to a night of sexual
release to ease the loneliness of his travels.
But what the supernatural sex god and deliverer of souls doesn’t expect
is to be taught a lesson in love from the young and beautiful Celestine.
In a night of passion, two lost spirits find solace in an impostor’s
kiss: one longing for a love that doesn’t yet exist, the other drowning in pain
and guilt over love lost. Neither is what they seem…but what they learn will
change them forever…
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The Good Sister: Part One Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance Written by: London Saint James Narrated by: Kitty Barclay Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
Trinity Lane Winslow feared everything and lived her life vicariously through others. She dreamed of the impossible, yearning to be the kind of woman men desired—especially Reid Addison.
Reid Addison feared nothing, except how the mousey little blonde daughter of his housekeeper made him feel. Even though Trinity Winslow wasn’t his type, there was something intriguing about her.
Lord Ashton Archer lived a fairy tale life with property all over the world, was heir to a ducal dynasty, and had women fawning all over him. Anything a man could want, he obtained by the snap of his fingers.
By a twist of fate the three of them find their way into the same illicit world of the infamous Madam Jacqueline Claudette Rousseau. But will they find what each of them truly desires? Or will they always long for the forbidden?
Note: The Good Sister: Part One is a 2-book series. It is best read/listened to in order.
London wrote her first short story in the second grade. Her teacher informed her parents London had a big imagination, but having a big imagination wasn’t necessarily a good thing as far as he was concerned. Without watering that seed of imagination, London placed her vivid characters, her childhood stories, along with her imagination on the shelf, where they would wither for a while. At the urging of her eighth grade English teacher, London pulled her imagination off that shelf, and wrote her second short story. To no surprise, it was a love story inspired by a song. Then as life does, it moves on, so yet again London placed her imagination on the shelf to wither for a while. She needed to do the “sensible thing.”
The sensible thing earned London a degree in Psychology, but while in college she traversed into writing once more, and was encouraged by a couple of professors to pursue that endeavor. She took on the world of written word, and has never looked back.
London writes erotic romance from sweet to downright naughty. She is an author for Evernight Publishing, a member of the Romance Writers of America, and a member of Passionate Ink.
These lists seem to be popular right now so I wanted to do a list of my top four favorite books of all time. (In no particular order since I'd be hard pressed to rank them.) I'm also not listing all of the books in the series even though a couple of these are the first novels in fantastic fantasy series.
I promised myself I'd overcome my perfectionist complex and share more sneak peeks of my work with readers. The following is an excerpt from the first chapter of Battle Cry...to be released in Fall 2014. The manuscript is currently with my editors and I'm shooting for a November release date. This excerpt isn't fully polished so please don't hold any errors against me. If you go to the end, you'll find info on my current paperback Giveaway through Goodreads.
As I sit here trying to compose a wise and eloquent post for my gracious blog host, the iPhone at my elbow lights up with a notification from Twitter. I resist the urge to pick up my phone and read the tweet. This is not easy for me. I have become, in the last ten months, one of those people: a compulsive phone-checker.
It is a habit I am trying to break.
My addiction began in October 2013, with a publication offer from The Wild Rose
Press for my novel Say Nothing of What You See. My publisher told me to establish an online presence. As in, I needed to sign up for social media accounts and be, you know, social. (Never mind that there is plenty of anti-social behavior on social media; that is beside the point.)
I eagerly joined Twitter and Tumblr. I reluctantly joined Goodreads. I grudgingly joined Facebook. My distaste for Stalkerbook Facebook has everything to do with its creepiness as a company, and nothing to do with my author page having four likes, three of which came from my grandmother’s friends.
A few days ago I added Google+ and Pinterest to my list of promotional platforms, because why not? As the old saying goes, “You can sleep when you’re dead.”
But the dirt nap has begun to sound appealing. I assume they don’t bury you with your phone, the way ancient Egyptians buried their dead with tools and treasure for the afterlife.
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Two males…two friends…a competition
for the right to claim The Heart of the Iron Stone Pack.
An alpha female at her core, Theresa
Sanchez struggles to protect her young daughter, but rivalries and politics create
volatility in the pack. As Theresa comes into heat, lust and need rule her
body. Her pack demands only the most virile male have her. How can she choose
only one mate when her body craves two—the virile beta and the man she loves?
Zachary Hunter will do anything to
take Theresa as his mate, even if it means killing his best friend. However,
Robert Blane is just as determined to ascend to Alpha. Both their beasts howl
to mark her flesh, but only one can survive to claim her.
But with enemies circling, they must
fight…for the pack, for Theresa, and for a future together.
Warning: Book contains wolf
shifters, pack politics, gritty fight scenes, offbeat humor, and sizzling
sexual adventures between a ménage of partners.
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Alpha werewolf, Jared Kohl, wakes up in a vampire’s dungeon, swearing
revenge upon the wily Siamese werecat who lured him there with her
sultry lips and the sweetest tail. To escape his undead captor, all he
has to do is seduce the skittish puss and show her that trust is often a
hot and hard lesson to learn.
Enslaved feline shifter, Josephine Young, has learned the hard way
not to believe in anything or anyone—not men, not love, and certainly
not the blood-sucking mistress who tossed her into the cage with the
hungry beast she’d betrayed. But Josephine does what she must to
survive, including tempting the dominant werewolf to give her more than
Imprisoned for their blood, Jared and Josephine fight for survival
and discover a passion that neither can walk away from. Can these two
predators survive long enough to prove that cats and dogs can be more
This book contains adult situations and explicit adult language.
“Something horrible is happening in the Crimson Forest. I
need you to promise me you’ll stay away from it.”
Eighteen-year-old Angelina Adams had every intention of
taking that advice. She had no desire to disappear into the trees as so many
hunters had done. But when her mother is brutally murdered in their home, and
the attacker comes for her, she has no choice but the flee into the blood-red
woodland that claimed her father’s life years before.
There she meets Nicolai, a handsome, mysterious stranger who
vows to protect her fromt eh dark forces bent on destroying her life. But can
he be trusted? Is he who he says he is, or will he simply take what he wants
fro, her and move on?
Angelina soon realizes that nothing is as it seems in the
Crimson Forest, a place where creatures known only to humans through myth and
legend fight for love and survival. It’s a world where fairy tales, thrive,
nightmares become reality, and some secrets are better left undiscovered. Buy Link: Amazon
Gabriel, a diehard Buckeye
fan, grew up in the small farming community of Monroeville, Ohio where she spent much of her time
writing imaginative stories. She has spent the last ten years managing a
financial institution in Norwalk, Ohio in which she’s learned that compassion and love are
her greatest gifts to give to others.
has a small tribe of children who have become her biggest fans and most honest
critics. She’s an avid animal lover and has been known to bring home a stray to
cuddle with her while she writes. She’s also deathly afraid of earthworms and
will cross the street in order to avoid one on the sidewalk. She loves vanilla
coffee and can’t begin her morning without it, even knowing that doing so has
consequential effects that could potentially cause a Zombie Apocalypse.
most important view is that her readers are able to escape out of their
realities and enjoy a little piece of her imagination. She holds each one of
her readers close to her heart and loves them as if they were one her dearest
friends. She currently resides in Norwalk, Ohio where she’s working on
Crimson Moon, Book Two of The Crimson Chronicles series.