Release of Luminous Dreams

Luminous Dreams is back, and it looks so…hot!

Relax, close your eyes…and dream.

luminous-dreams-front1Nine tales, nine sensual dreams of enchantment, wanderlust and lovers’ longings, of searching and finding; these dreams tell of birds of fire, curses that lie like bridges between night and day, and hunger for sweet seduction.

Publisher: World Weaver Press

ISBN: 978-0-9977888-5-3

ASIN: B01M7UBG0H

Number of pages: 140

Word Count: 40,000

Buy the book on Amazon, or directly at World Weaver Press.


 And, of course, a treat. Here’s an excerpt from “Fortune’s Song,” one of the nine stories in this book:

“Of all of them, you are the only one who has ever come to me willingly,” he said, his midnight eyes boring into hers. She could see the darkness draining from the irises, leaving just silver, strange and unnatural. She had known that he was other, but only now did she fully grasp what that meant.

She opened her mouth to speak, but her voice wouldn’t obey her.

“You came willingly,” he said again, reaching for her with his right hand. His palm came to rest on her neck, pulled her closer, not in a needy way, just steady, steady, ever so gently, until her wordless lips met his.

Her lips were parted still, and his tongue caressed hers, exploring and tasting, gently at first, but very soon hard and insistent.

“Willingly,” he said between kisses. His hands, until then just holding her, began to explore, sliding down her spine and lower still, cupping her behind.

She realized her hands were holding him also, if less tightly. And she wondered why she wasn’t holding him life vest tight. After all, was he not the most gorgeous man she had ever met? So what if he was old as song and cursed by the King of Shadows?

She decided to take what she wanted, pulling his shirt off like an explorer pushing back the borders of false maps to discover a new continent.

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Cover Reveal: Luminous Dreams

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Here it is, and isn’t this an amazing new cover for this hot collection?

To celebrate the new cover (the old one got a bit singed because the content is just too hot) there is one additional story in the book now. This means that even if you knew the old cover, picking up this new and shinier version won’t bore you in the least!

You can check out some of the content here. If you just want to buy the book though, that’s fine, Amazon lets you pre-order your copy or you can order it directly from World Weaver Press. Luminous Dreams will be available again on December 13.

Also, massive thanks to Cori Vidae, my lovely editor. Luminous Dreams would not be here without her!

ETA 12/1: If you are in the US and want to win one of eight copies, check out to Goodreads giveaway!

 

New Cover

Luminous Dreams is getting a new (and sizzling) cover. But that’s actually not all. To celebrate the new (and sizzling) design, there’s a whole new story in there as well. The release date is the 30th of this month, so keep tuned!

Luminous Dreams is here!

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As of September 22 (was that really only five days ago??) my hot short story collection, Luminous Dreams, is out there in the wild. I am extremely happy with it. Without the editorial talents of Cori Vidae and the great people over at Red Moon Romance, the little book would not be what it is, so I am immensely grateful to them.

There is a little…post about it on the Red Moon Romance blog. My alter ego has been writing about it here and here (she can be a little mean, and I think her concerns about Valerian are completely unfounded.) Cori has a lil something on her website as well.

But actually, you want to know more about what’s in the book, don’t you? Well, there is shapeshifting. There is magic also, plenty of it. Yes, there are even vampires (note the plural.) There is of course a lot of romance in there, also sex. If it sounds like something you are interested, do take a peek. If you feel like you want to contact me during or after, leave a comment here or click ‘Contact’ on the left of this site to get in touch. I always love to hear what readers think!

 

Announcing Luminous Dreams

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This is very much overdue, but what can I say? Life keeps me busy. Luminous Dreams, a collection of eight sexy short stories, sold to RMR where it landed in the capable hands of editor Cori Vidae. Here, before I start blabbing, you should read this:

Relax, close your eyes…and dream. Eight tales, eight sensual dreams of enchantment, wanderlust and lovers’ longings, of searching and finding; these dreams tell of birds of fire, curses that lie like bridges between night and day, and hunger for sweet seduction.
This should give you an idea of what to expect. 😉

Demons, Imps, and Incubi: they are here!

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Oh, doesn’t it look shiney? I am so very please to welcome this collection on bookshelves both digital and real, not least of all because my…lovely if demanding Valerian managed to squeeze his ego between the covers and into a well assembled table of contents.

I feel like I owe a massive dose of THANK YOU!s to editor extraordinaire Laura Harvey (aka Mistress of the Red Pen); thank you, Laura, for every single comment and correction.

Readers, you might find these little contributor interviews here and here of interest.

Also, if you read it, please feel free to let me know how you liked Measures of Greed. Valerian, too, would undoubtedly…love to hear from you. I’ll gladly pass on notes and comments. :}

Story Sale: Measures of Greed

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I am quite delighted that the first announcement I get to make on this shiny site is a story sale. My short story Measures of Greed sold to Red Moon Romance.

The story will appear in the anthology Demons, Imps, and Incubi, to be released in summer 2015 and edited by Laura Harvey, Mistress of sharp pens.

Measures introduces Valerian, who is a very sweet guy…just kidding. He’s not sweet, but then again, not all candy is made from honey alone. I’m sure you’ll still enjoy the read.