Sun & Moon Academy: Fall Semester is OUT!

Hey Wolves!
The Sun and Moon Academy, Book One: Fall Semester, is finally out! This anthology is TEN stories long with an over-arching storyline. It took a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, but I’m so proud of the novel it’s become. Right now, it’s on a special release price of $2.99, which will be changing very soon! There’s also an amazing giveaway going of 14 paperbacks and tons of swag for PRIZE 1, PRIZE 2 & 3 are $50 gift cards! Read on to find out how to enter!

While I let you get on with reading, I’ll be busy preparing another book release in a week or so, a project I am very pleased to bring back into your lives. . .Stay tuned!

Find out my secrets soon,
Alpha J – XO

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Ten paranormal tales and one page-turning supernatural academy story in this spinoff from the award-winning Havenwood Falls universe.

The brand new Sun & Moon Academy College of Supernatural Guardians is an elite training program for a covert army that protects the supernatural community around the world. After a series of grueling trials to test their worthiness, only the top tier of applicants are admitted to the hidden college under the mountain.

We are ten of those students.

We’re a powerful mix of shifters, witches, vampires, demigods, angels, and more, making SMA no ordinary university. Throw in classes about healing potions, inter-dimensional exploration, and combat training, and college life here is a bit . . . well, unusual. But we still must juggle studying, obnoxious roommates, and killer parties. And, of course, we always make room for romance. How can we not? No other place in the world teems with such a sexy fusion of brains and badassery.

But classes haven’t even begun when our campus is terrorized, and the dangers continue throughout the semester—a hacker who threatens to publicly expose our school, a string of vampire attacks, invisible beasts with deadly bites, cursed classrooms that devour those who dare enter . . . What the hell kind of place is this, anyway?

For some reason that not even the Board of Regents has been able to figure out, it’s up to the ten of us to defeat these monsters and mayhem—before the sands in the big courtyard hourglass run out. Yep, we’re being timed, and the bodies are dropping almost as fast as the crystals. If any of us fail, this first semester of SMA just might be the last one ever. 

In this unique anthology of over 750 pages, you not only get ten paranormal fantasy novellas, but one sweeping story that will have you flipping pages until the end.

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The Winterverse is expanding! I signed with. . .

 

It’s official, I signed with Ang’dora Productions

If you’re connected with me on social media, then you may have already seen this news. Ang’dora Productions are behind the magic of the shared world Havenwood Falls. If you’ve not heard of this multi-author series, then I highly recommend you checking this fantasy/paranormal world out here. Later this year I will be joining their Sin and Silk line, which is the darker, sexier side of Havenwood Falls.

I cannot wait to share the story I’m conjuring up with you. In the meantime, check out the trailer below.

 

Speak soon, Wolves.
Alpha J – XO

 

 

 

Happy New Year

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I do desire we may be better strangers.
William Shakespeare

Happy New Year, Wolves!
I know, doesn’t that seem strange reading those words so late in January? But I’m sure you’ve noticed a considerable amount of silent treatment on my end the last few months. Sometimes, life has a funny way of creeping up and consuming you. Even in my absence I didn’t stop thinking of you, and I’ve been writing. I’m constantly writing, it’s just not what I always want to write. I’m looking at you, Uni assignments. However, my intentions and goals for this year are pretty humongous – both personal and professional.So, why am I quoting Shakespeare today? Well, it’s pretty simple. I’m well overdue a new Vlog – that’s a video blog btw, you know, in case you’re not down with the kids. (I can hear my younger self tutting and shaking her head in disapproval at that. When did I get old? Scratch that question, I don’t think I’d like the answer, it’ll probably have something to do with grey hairs. Yes, I have them. A LOT OF THEM. Gone are the days of snipping one or two. Anyway, I’ve digressed…)

The last time I created a video I’d only just started out in this Author ShowBiz back in 2014. Everything was all new back then! If you haven’t seen it, please cringe along with me here. But now, I’m ready to dive back into the swing of things, and that means keeping in touch with you about words I’m finally going to publish this year. Want to know more? Then ask me. That’s right. I want to know what you want to know from me – sorry, this isn’t supposed to be some riddle you have to solve before you get the prize. Basically, I’m going to answer all your questions in a video. Whether they’re about my books, what I’m working on, what I’m currently doing with my weird life or even who my favourite superhero is. Actually, no, please don’t ask me that. I don’t have an answer! What I’m suggesting is you have carte blanche. Go crazy! All you have to do is comment below with your question. And what’s more, one lucky inquisitor will win a mystery prize. Game on?

Let’s do this!
Speak soon,
Alpha J – XO

Good News & Giveaways

The Bank Holiday weekend is here!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a pretty darn epic week. Good news hit me on Monday and I’ve been surfing the happy wave since then. Last month I applied to do a MA in Creative Writing due to start this October. I know, several people do the same thing every year. So why is this such a big deal for me? I don’t have a bachelor’s degree. But why should that stop me, right?
The optimist in me hoped every day that I’d get an acceptance letter through the post, but the realist side of my brain knew my chances were slim despite my self-publishing experience. BUT. . .

I GOT IN!

So please join me in celebrating by entering for a chance to win a handmade Nature’s Destiny inspired bookmark. I’ve recently rewritten the first book of Luna and Riley’s series, and you can still get it for FREE if you haven’t already. Otherwise, just update the version on your device.

More news to come from this and the release of ALL 4 PAPERBACKS in the series soon! Can I get a woop woop?

IMG_3346Here’s what you need to know to enter this giveaway. Follow this rafflecopter link and instructions will await you there. You can even enter every day to increase your chances of success! And, as always, my giveaway is open internationally!

Good luck!

P.S. I made this bad boy! 😉

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Secret Project? Tell me more. . .

Happy  1st  July! And  what  a  great  Friday  it’s  going  to  be  because  I  have  a  treat  for  you.  Since  finishing  the  Nature’s  Destiny  series  I’ve  been  asked  what  I’m  working  on  next  and  when  the  bloody  hell  am  I  going  to  release  said  book?

Well,  how  do  we  feel  about  a  first  chapter  reveal  of  my  secret  project  coming  Autumn  2016?

I  don’t  fancy  giving  too  much  away  just  yet  as  I’m  still  in  first  draft  mode,  but  it’s  the  start  of  a  new   paranormal  romance  trilogy  with  the  added  bonus  of  creatures  I  haven’t  written  about  before,  plus  a  leading  lady  who  is  incredibly  important.  Of  course.  And  although  I  have  a  title  already  decided,  I’m  going  to  save  it  for the  next  coming  weeks,  when  I  have  some  more  to  share.

For  now,  I  hope  this  first  chapter  whets  your  appetite.  Enjoy!

*First draft. Content subject to change. Unedited.*

1 – BROKEN

“Are  you  ready,  Tiss?  Just  like  the  book  says.  Straight  down  the  mountain,  one  full  turn,  and  back  up.  Sounds  simple  enough.  Just  gotta  try  and  see  through  the  thick  layer  of  fog  first,”  I  add. 

He  ‘hmphs’  at  me,  blowing  smoke  out  of  his  nostrils.  I  leap  onto  his  back,  sitting  as  comfortably  as  I  can  between  the  large  red  spikes  adorning  his  spine.

“And  whatever  you  do,  don’t  drop  me!”  I  wouldn’t  die,  but  it  sure  would  hurt  like  hell.

Fortissimus  jumps  off  of  the  top  of  the  highest  mountain  in  Terra  Regnum,  gliding  through  clouds  of  mist  at  a  fast  pace.  We  fly  as  one  being  as  I  entrust  my  faith  wholeheartedly  in  my  dearest  friend.  

Even  with  my  heightened  vision,  I  struggle  to  see  through  the  dense  precipitation  as  the  wind  pushes  against  my  face,  forcing  me  to  lean  backwards.

Tiss  spreads  his  large  wings,  gaining  speed  as  the  ground  draws  near.  He  flaps  harder,  pushing  the  limits.

“Tiss. . .”  I  warn,  seeing  the  speckles  of  rubble  a  short  distance  ahead. 

He  doesn’t  slow  down.

We’re  getting  closer.

Closer.

“TISS!” 

He  turns,  changes  direction,  and  heads  back  up  the  mountain  as  I  try  to  swallow  my  heart.  My  fingers  cramp,  realising  I’ve  been  gripping  on  to  him  with  more  force  than  I thought. 

Bloody  rascal,  tormenting  me.

“Let’s  go  home.  We’ll  talk  about  your  disobedience  then,”  I  scorn,  sitting  back  a  little  more  relaxed. 

We  fly  by  many  snow  covered  mountains,  all  quiet  of  life.  It’s  peaceful,  tranquil  as  the  sun  peeks  through  the  clouds that  are  soon  to  bring  nightfall.

The  temperature  continues  to  drop  though  it  doesn’t  affect  me,  and  frost  covers  the  woodland  near  my  home. 

Tiss  takes  one  large  sweep  around  the  dungeon,  landing  gently  on  the  snow.  I  slide  down,  my  dress  falls  to  my  feet  and  trails  across  the  white  ground  as  I  turn  my  attention  to  my  naughty  dragon.

He  bows  his  head  the  second  we  come  face  to  face,  drooping  his  eyes  as  if  in  apology.  It’s  almost  enough  to  make  me  melt  with  forgiveness.

I  sigh.  “Listen,  you  know  I  like  to  have  fun  too,  but  we  need  to  keep  our  training  on  top  form.”  I  run  my  hand  over  his  scarred  lip,  knowing  it’s  identical  to  mine.  Over  time  it’s  faded,  but  I  still  remember  the  slicing  of  the  blade  cutting  from  the  right  of  my  top  lip  to  my  chin.  Fortissimus  had  been  struck  by  the  same  blow.  “We  can’t  slip  up  again.”

Though  he  cannot  talk  I  know  he  understands,  I  can  sense  his  essence  within  me.  He  is,  and  always  has  been,  a  part  of  me.  In  many  ways  we  are  connected.

His  large  tongue  licks  my  face,  catching  me  unawares.  “Tiss!  That’s  disgusting,”  I  groan,  using  my  dress  to  wipe  the  slobber  dripping  off  of  me.  His  tail  thumps  loudly  on  the  ground,  and  he  snorts  almost  as  if  he’s  laughing  at  me.

“Oh,  so  that’s  how  it’s  gonna  be,  huh?”  I  tickle  his  neck,  back,  legs  and  tail,  moving  fast  enough  until  it  drives  him  crazy.  “Do  you  concede?”  I  cross  my  arms.

He  blows  a  puff  of  smoke  in  my  face.

“I  thought  so,”  I  smirk,  turning  towards  my  home.  As  the  only  vampire/werewolf  hybrid  in  all  of  Imperium  I  live  alone  in  the  dungeon  I  carved  deep  into  the  mountains  with  my  dragon.  Over  the  eons  I’ve  embellished  on  its  natural  formation,  though  fire  is  my  only  light  source.  I  prefer  it  that  way.  Darkness  will  always  be  my  ally.

Tiss  follows  in  behind  me,  pushing  his  ever-growing  size  through  the  fire-lit  doorway.  “Is  your  bum  getting  too  big,  Tiss?”

He  nudges  me  forward  with  his  nose,  grumbling  to  himself  when  the  mountain  begins  to  shake.  The  ground  vibrates  rapidly  beneath  my  feet.  Dust  falls  from  the  crevices  above.  The  flame  torches  burn  out.

Tiss  pulls  me  into  him  with  his  large  claws,  protecting  me  just  as  I  unsheathe  my  sword  in  preparation.  The  cavernous  walls  tremble  erratically. 

My  body  hums  with  electricity  as  though  the  vibrations  are  passing  through  me.  My  skin  tingles  with  awareness  as  two  white  balls  glow  up  ahead.  What  is that?

They  hover  in  the  darkness,  moving  towards  us.  I  take  my  stance,  sword  forward.  I  feel  Tiss  tense  behind  me.  He’s  ready,  too.

The  circles  of  light  stop,  expanding  into  two  large  doorways  where  the  holograms  of  two  male  faces  appear.

I  relax  my  sword,  realising  this  isn’t  a  threat,  it’s  a  calling.

To  my  left,  a  man  sits  on  his  underwater  throne,  his  long  black  hair  flowing  around  him.  His  head  is  adorned  with  a  gold  crown,  and  his  ironically  sun-kissed  skin  gleams.

To  my  right,  crimson  eyes  glare  at  me.  He  stands  tall  in  his  usual  unnecessary  armour  that  covers  fine,  ebony  skin.  A  crown  of  rubies  adorns  his  black  and  white  dreadlocked  hair  whilst  he  holds  a  staff.  Also  unnecessary. 

They  are  King  Asa,  and  King  Zuriel,  ruler  of  Mare  Regnum  and  Terra  Regnum  respectively.

“Why  am  I  being  summonsed?”  I  project  my  voice,  enforcing  my  power.

“Our  law  has  been  broken.  Rebel  creatures  are  fleeing  Imperium. . .”

“We  cannot  risk  the  humans  on  Earth  knowing  about  us.  The  barrier  between  our  worlds  is  far  too  fragile  to  endure  this,” King  Asa,  the  hologram  to  my  left,  finishes  King  Zuriel’s  sentence.

“Our  worlds  cannot  co-exist.  You  know  this  more  than  anyone.  The  humans  are  unforgiving  to  our  kind.”  Zuriel  continues,  “We’ve  tried  keeping  the  peace,  but  our  kingdoms  are  becoming  rowdy.”

I  listen  to  their  speeches,  plainly  seeing  their  desperation. 

“If  we’re  to  reign  in  those  who  remain  under  our  authority,  then  it’s  time  for  real  action.”

I  nod,  understanding.

“We’ve  broken  the  necessary  seals.  The  veil  separating  us  will  release.  Do  you  accept  your  duty,  Oxsana?”  King  Asa  asks,  crossing  his  large  arms  across  his  bare,  muscular  chest.

Tiss  pounds  his  claws  behind  me,  acknowledging  our  fate.

“I  do.”

“Find  the  rebel  creatures  on  Earth,”  Zuriel  demands.

“Imperium  needs  you,  Dragonman  of  War.”

Wicked Sunshine Cover Reveal & Giveaway

I LOVE cover reveal day! It’s the perfect excuse to crack open a new bottle of Jack, or dance around the house naked. I’m kidding. Only half of that sentence is true. . .

Wicked Sunshine is a NA Romantic Comedy told entirely through Grayson Rush’s perspective. To honour his lifestyle I’m offering a giveaway. Scroll down to find out how you can enter and check out the excerpt below.

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Billionaire.  Philanthropist.  Manwhore.

Grayson  Rush  is  a  title  sandwich  that  everyone’s  trying  to  snack  on,  but  when  it  comes  to  women  he  has  rules  that  he’s  been  implementing  for  the  past  eight  years  of  his  twenty-seven  year-old  life.

1.  Condoms  are  sacred.
2.  Never  hook  up  with  an  employee.
3.  No  double  dipping.

He  likes  his  women  fresh  and  their  names  forgotten,  thrown  in  the  bin  along  with  their  dignity.  He’ll  profess  to  being  a  deity  of  sex,  that  his  precious  Excalibur  is  the  source  of  all  gratification.  And  the  media  will  attest  to  that.  Satisfaction  is  his   specialty.  Pleasure  is  his  mission.

But  like  all  great  heroes  of  history’s  legends,  he  claims  a  weakness  resonates  in  his  rickety,  tattered  heart.  The  premise  of  more  is  his  Kryptonite.  The  word  alone  invokes  an  instant  BD:  Boner  Destroyer.

Why  is  it,  then,  when  smart-mouthed,  twenty-three  year-old  Maya  Kennedy  comes  waltzing  in  his  office,  pitching  her  creative  designer  services,  that  he’s  suddenly  eager  to  rebel  against  his  own  foundations?

When  his  wise  younger   sister,  and  best  friend  conspire  against  him,  he  realises  that  chasing  Maya  might  be  just  what  he  needs  despite  his  reservations  on  romance.  Love  is  a  bitch,  and  her  name  is  Sabrina.

Stepping  out  of  his  cob-webbed  past,  he’s  determined  to  keep  the  dust  from  tainting  his  future.

Can  a  womanizing  Manwhore  change  his  ways,  or  is  Gentleman  a  title  too  unattainable?


Coming October 30th 2015.

Excerpt
Intended for readers 17/18+

I  straighten  my  jacket,  pull  on  my  stony  business  face,  and  head  towards  the  conference  room.
By  the  time  I  reach  the  glass  doors,  I’m  afforded  the  chance  of  checking  her  out  without  her  knowing.  She’s  staring  out  the  windows,  glaring  at  the  view  of  London’s  famous  landmarks.  Big  Ben.  Westminster.  London  Eye.
When  I’ve  eventually  had  my  fill  of  her  scrumptious  arse  and  bare  legs  accentuated  by  the  delicious  four-inch  heels  she’s  wearing,  I  clear  my  throat  to  announce  myself,  but  even  as  the  words  leave  my  mouth  I’m  lost  inside  the  most  enchanting  jade  green  eyes.
Call  it  what  you  will  –  lust,  attraction,  desire  –  I  know  I’m  in  fucking  trouble.  The  number  one  rule  I  swore  to  myself  just  minutes  ago  already  has  me  crippling  with  hatred.  Fucking  rules.
And  that’s  just  her  eyes.  I  take  her  in  entirely,  and  I’m  impressed.  No,   more  than  that.  I’m  a  bloody  animal  that  wants  to  press  her  bare  cheeks  up  against  the  glass  window  and  fuck  her  brains  out  until  all  she  remembers  is  the  raw  pleasure  I  give  her.  Over  and  over.
Her  lips  are  full,  begging  to  be  kissed.  Her  tits,  though  concealed  in  a  smart,  hot-pink  dress,  are  bigger  than  my  hands.  And  those  sweet  long  legs  look  even  better  up  close.
I’m  fucked.
Cursed.
Punished.
This  is  what  I  get  for  being  a  sexually  active  man.  A  boner  for  forbidden  fruit.
“Mr.  Rush,  pleasure  to  meet  you.”
Oh,  it  will  be.
“I’m  Maya  Kennedy,  Enhance’s  junior  designer.”
I  blink,  and  blink  again.  Junior?  I  call  for  an  important  meeting  with  a  new  company  and  they  send  me  a  fucking  junior?
“Is  this  a  joke?”  I  ask,  wondering  what  the  girl’s  gain  is  in  wasting  my  time.  She  rearranges  my  day  for  this?
She   sputters  as  if  offended.  “Not  at  all,  Mr. Rush.  My  boss  asked  that  I  come  in  her  stead.  She’s  out  with  food  poisoning.”
I  scrutinise  her,  knowing  she’s  seeing  the  dark  danger  in  my  eyes.  Many  have  faltered  under  my  gaze,  yet  she  seems  unaffected.  Clearly  she  isn’t  intimidated,  and  neither  is  she  falling  head-over-heels  in  love  with  me.
Oh,  good  God.  It’s  finally  happened.  I’ve  lost  it.  You  know,  the  it  that  makes  me  dangerously  alluring.  The  it  that  makes  businessmen  I  compete  with  squirm.
WHAT  THE  FUCK  IS  GOING  ON?!
“My  qualifications  and  creative  mind  far  succeed  my  job  title,  Mr.  Rush.  I  wouldn’t  be  so  quick  to  walk  me  out  the  door.”  She  crosses  her  arms  over  her  chest,  and  the  movement  alone  is  enough  to  distract  me  for  a  few  seconds.
What?  She’s  the  one  encouraging  me  to  look.  Don’t  tell  me  women  don’t  do  this  on  purpose  to  distract  us  men  long  enough  to  agree  to  whatever  it  is  they  want.  It’s  one  of  their  womanly  powers.
And  it  works,  because  I  can’t  remember  what  it  is  we  were  talking  about  when  all  I’m  thinking  about  is  having  my  cock  wrapped  in  her  tit  sandwich  for  lunch.
   Yummy.

For a chance to win a £10 Amazon Gift Card enter the Rafflecopter giveaway here. Open internationally. Currency will be adapted depending on winner’s country.

In the meantime, add Wicked Sunshine to your TBR on Goodreads here. And keep an eye out for pre-order links coming soon at most retailers.

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Binge Reading On A Reality Funk

When  I’m  not  in  the  throes  of  bashing  out  a  first  draft,  my  Sundays  are  often  spent  reading.  And  for  the  past  few  weeks  that’s  what  I’ve  been  doing,  all  because  I  fell  in  love  with  Cambria  Hebert’s  Hashtag  Series.  After  reading  all  four  of  those  books  in  just as  many  days,  I’ve  been  left  with  an  American  football  player-sized hole  in  my  heart.  Nothing  else  I  read  is  filling  that  gap  while  I  wait  for  the  fifth  book  to  be  released  later  this  month.  (YAY)  You  see,  I’ve  been  spoiled.  How  was  I  to  know  when  I  first  picked  up  #Nerd  that  I’d  fall  in  deep  down  the  fictional  tunnel?  The  characters  captivated  my  attention  so  badly  that  even  after  a  couple  of  weeks  I’m  still  not  ready  to  let  that  piece  of  me  go.  I’m  being  held  hostage.

I’m  positive  all  book  lovers  know  what  I’m  talking  about.  It’s  that  complete  euphoria  of  fulfillment  at  having  discovered  a  new  treasure.  We’re  all  literary  pirates  –  our  eyes  gleam  in  reflection  of  the  gold  sitting  pretty  in  our  hands.  Those  beautiful  covers  are  the  visual  enticement  to  our  addiction.  They  beg  to  be  read.

Writers  are  readers  whose  love  for  words  never  stop  at  the  last  page.  The  story  might  be  finished  but  the  writer  isn’t  done.  I’m  constantly  waking  up  with  complex  sentences  formulating  paragraphs  rolling  around  my  mind,  desperate  to  create  awe-inspiring  moments  for  like-minded  readers.  And  all  that  lexis  comes  from  somewhere.

Books.

To  learn.  To  nourish.  To  satisfy.

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I’m  stuck  in  a  reading  binge  funk.  I  have  plenty  of  books  lined  up,  but  nothing’s  grabbing  my  attention.  I  have  to  be  in  the  right  mood  for  a  particular  genre.  Right  now,  I’m  stuck  in  New  Adult  land.  You  see,  it’s  that  hole  in  my  heart  that  needs  patching  up  with  new  words.  I  need  a  new  set  of  friends  while  my  others  are  on  hiatus.

So  here’s  what  I  want  to  know  from  you.  What  are  you  currently  reading?  What  genre  is  it?  And  what’s  your  absolute  favourite  book?  The  one  that  made  you  fall  in  love  with  reading. I  know  it’s  a  tough  question.  I  don’t  even  know  if  I  have  one  myself.


Announcement:  The  winners  of  Alpha  Wanted:  The  Complete  Serial  paperback  have  been  chosen.

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