Happy Birthday Evernight Publishing!

Join us to celebrate Evernight Publishing’s 5th Birthday. We’re celebrating with a blog hop October 1st – 8th !

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That’s right! It’s Evernight’s birthday, but YOU get the presents…

Prizes include:

Apple Watch Sport

NEW Kindle Paperwhite

Fitbit Flex

Evernight, Amazon, and ARe Gift Certificates

Plus, each author on the hop will offer his/her own special prize!

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I’m proud to say that I’ve been an Evernight author since August 2013 when the debut novella, Chasing Matt, co-written with the lovely Eileen Griffin released:

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I’m pleased to bring you an excerpt from my latest Evernight title, Saving Sam, part of the multi-author Purgatory Inc, series.

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When Ezekiel the Watcher Angel, requested a promotion he wasn’t expecting Steve, his boss and Higher Power to command him to bring back Azazel, Death’s assistant. Throw in the devil in a blue dress, a looming deadie apocalypse and a partner in an Archangel named Sam and Zeke might just earn his Guardian wings.
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“Ezekiel?”

I looked up from my clipboard and froze. Standing in front of me, radiating divine power, was an older man with long white hair pulled back into a ponytail. He wore board shorts, a T-shirt, and flip-flops, and reading glasses hung from a chain draped around his neck. With a smile on his friendly face, he didn’t look like the higher power hundreds of religions called Heavenly Father, but more like a kindly hippie grandfather.

I pushed to my feet and promptly tripped over the length of my wings. In my most mortifying moment, God caught my arm and saved me from a face-plant onto the ugly industrial carpet. “Oh, God. Shit. Jesus.”

He chuckled and brushed me off. “Don’t worry. Not the first time I’ve heard My name. You should hear this place around Valentine’s Day.”

I blinked.

“As for Jesus? My Son works in accounting. You should introduce yourself sometime and bring them donuts. Nothing excites accounting like free sugar.”

“Yes, sir.”

He flinched at my words, and I closed my eyes, sending up a silent prayer. To where, I had no clue, as The Man was standing in front of me. At this rate he no doubt planned to bust my ass down to angelic lawn statue.

“Whoa there, partner. We’re pretty informal around here. Can I call you Zeke?”

I nodded. “Yes, sir.”

The Supreme Being smiled and patted me on the back, and I swallowed hard.

“I mean, yes, sir, God, sir.”

The man snorted. “Just call me Steve.” He gave me a once-over, and I wondered if my khakis and polo shirt were workplace appropriate. “Walk with me, Zeke. Oh, and unfurl the wings a little. You’re harshing my spiritual buzz.” Without another word he turned and took off down a hallway, the sounds of his flip-flops echoing.

I hurried to catch up, cursing my clumsiness.

“As you can see, there isn’t a formal dress code while in the office. Most of the staff favor business casual so they don’t have to change before golf in the afternoon. There’s a coffeemaker in the break room. Just don’t leave empty creamer containers in the fridge without replacing them. The last guy who did that lost his head. Literally.”

“Sorry?” I squeaked.

“Oh, don’t worry. We found it again, but the archs get cranky when they don’t get their caffeine. How many times do I have to tell them to leave the swords at home when they’re not out in the field?”

“Swords?”

“Yep, don’t mind them too much. They’re usually more bark than bite.”

As we walked down the hallway, I caught glimpses of beings seated at desks in cubicles. Some were speaking into headsets, some drinking coffee, and one was tossing pencils at the ceiling. It seemed just like every other office I’d ever seen on Earth. Except for the wings.

“This is the Heavenly side of the pod, by the way. Through that door over there is our counterpart. Some of the staff call them the baddies, but they’re not all bad. Except Cerebus keeps peeing on my rug. Damned dog.” He stopped in front of an office and gestured for me to enter.

“Thanks,” I mumbled as I opened the door. I stopped short with surprise, and Steve bumped into me.

Slumped on a chair in front of a large desk was a huge male of obvious celestial rank. His inky black wings fluttered, then folded, blending in with his leather jacket and black jeans. His dirty biker boots, which he’d propped on the desk, were encrusted with dirt and blood, and I swallowed down a wave of fear.

When he met my gaze, something I’d never felt before flooded my system: lust. Or disgust… possibly a mixture of the two.

“Holy….”

The man grinned at me, a flash of white teeth against his darkly handsome features. “Oh, this is going to be good.” He purred in a low growly voice. “Fresh meat.”

YOU CAN FIND SAVING SAM HERE:

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It’s the perfect time for an Evernight shopping spree because all Evernight titles are 25% off through October 9th at AllRomance eBooks!

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Happy Birthday, Evernight!!

To enter my drawing, please leave a comment about your favorite Evernight Author, Favorite Genre, or Favorite Evernight Title for one free eBook copy of any of my solo or co-authored Evernight titles:

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Evernight Publishing’s Birthday Bash!

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Roll out the Red Carpet ~ Evernight Celebrates Four Years of Publishing! #BDayBashBlogHop

Join authors, bloggers and reviewers as we take a RED CARPET tour featuring Evernight’s smart and sexy books. Slip on your virtual stilettos and walk the red carpet of award-winning titles, spectacular reviews and paparazzi style interviews.

Be sure to visit every stop on the tour where you can enter for a chance to win great prizes, including a new eReader, gift certificates, swag, books and much more! 

Don’t forget to visit the Evernight Publishing website where all eBooks are 50% off through October 13th!

Now I turn the spotlight on my smart and sexy book…

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Unleash your naughty side with Evernight Publishing’s Executive Assistant: Manlove Edition anthology…

These sizzling hot stories dare to explore the taboo world of office romance. From X-rated job interviews, controlling Doms, to the unprofessional use of office furniture—these seven stories have it all.

Our bestselling authors are determined to make you squirm. You may never see the office the same way again!

Authors:

Cat Blaine

JC Holly

Xondra Day

Nicola Cameron

Noelle Keaton

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Nikka Michaels

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His Assistant: Justin isn’t the typical assistant to powerful executive John Ryan. Like any good assistant, Justin fetches coffee, makes copies and manages the busy executive’s schedule. Behind closed doors, Justin’s more than an assistant; he’s in control.

Justin’s boss, Jonathan Ryan had the sexiest hands. Long, slender fingers with short blunt nails, devoid of jewelry and the way he held a pen was enough to make Justin drool. The way John’s fingers idly stroked the length of his pen as he outlined the latest market strategy was enough to make Justin hard. He knew how talented those fingers could be whether pounding out an email on his keyboard, or wrapped around the length of Justin’s cock as he stroked him to completion.

With a name and family reputation like John’s, one might expect a haughty trust fund wannabe with a gold Rolex and an ego to match. Everyone knew John had the pedigree, but he had the schooling and intelligence to back it up. John was the undisputed alpha in their financial industry and people knew to get out of his way when the boss was on fire. Countless deals had built their firm up from a well-known small partnership into the leader in their industry. Clients flocked to them in droves and John padded their pockets.

But, only Justin knew how sexy John could beg.

He knew how John’s breathy voice could be when Justin made him beg to come. He knew how sexy John’s pale skin looked with red marks from his fingers and teeth and stubble. He knew how sexy John looked kneeling for Justin’s commands.

He liked being the rich and powerful man’s dirty little secret.

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Giveaways:

Answer the question in the comment section on the Evernight Publishing Blog  for a chance to win (be sure to include your email address):

* Your choice of an Amazon Kindle Fire HD or Kobo Arc 7
* $100 Amazon GC
* $50 Evernight GC

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For a chance to win my blog prize: One Ebook Copy of Executive Assistant: Manlove Edition, please answer the question in the comment section below (Be sure to include your email).

Question: You’ve read the excerpt from His Assistant above.  What do you think happens next?

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Last day of @evernightpub’s Birthday Blog Bash, Last chance to Enter the Giveaways & Interview with Chasing Matt co-writer @eileengriffin77

Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Today is the last day to celebrate like a ROCK STAR because Evernight Publishing is THREE!

In three short years, Evernight has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to readers like you! Evernight is pulling out all the stops and throwing an extreme BIRTHDAY BASH BLOG HOP in your honor! Make sure you click on the Rafflecopter link at the end of the post to enter the grand prize drawing.

Prizes include:

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Kindle Paperwhite

Kobo Touch

$100 Evernight and Amazon Gift Certificates

Mega Evernight Swag Pack

Plus, each author on the hop will offer his/her own special prize!

In honor of Evernight’s Birthday my co-writer Eileen Griffin and I posted five short outtakes from Chasing Matt. Scroll back to catch up on all the outtake goodness from Matt & Chase.

 

Today’s Feature: An Interview with my co-writer Eileen Griffin (@eileengriffin77 http:www.eileengriffin.wordpress.com )

I’m very lucky and honored to write with the lovely and talented Eileen. She’s hilarious, ridiculously intelligent and has the ability to wrangle my ADD like OOOH something shiny!

Check out her interview below:

Who are your literary inspirations?

I went through a phase of only reading classics for awhile, so I’m being completely truthful when I say that I love Edith Wharton, Thomas Hardy and Shakespeare. However, I also grew up wanting to write and tell stories like Anne Rice, Stephen King and J. K. Rowling. Any author who makes it to a banned book list and/or who makes both kids and adults read their books multiple times is a huge inspiration to me.

What are some of your current favorite bands or songs?

One of my favorite bands is Blue October. Their songs are full of angst and meaning and are great to write to. Currently on loop on my iPod? Safe and Sound by Capital Cities, lots of Foo Fighters, some Maroon 5, a little bit of Flo Rida (my favorite is still “Whistle”), Death Cab for Cutie (Nikka Michaels turned me onto them), and Matt Kearney.

What are you currently reading?

Sadly, nothing. I’ve found that I cannot read while I’m writing. It just doesn’t work for me. I read voraciously between projects, but I have a hard time concentrating on any piece of fiction or TV show while I’m writing.

If you could live in any fictional world, which one would you pick?

I know this answer totally makes me a nerd, but I’d really love to live in J. K. Rowling’s fictional world of wizard’s and witches. I visited the Harry Potter studios outside of London last year and just walking down the stage set of Diagon Alley and peeking into Dumbledore’s office made me never want to leave the lot. To be able to have a wand and real powers? That would be amazing.

If you could have dinner with any author (living or dead), who would it be and why?

I would love to have just one night with Edith Wharton. She wrote some of my favorite scenes that are sensual without having anything to do with sex. I think she’s one of the best American writers that we don’t read anymore.

Lightning Round Questions:

Dogs or Cats?

Cats – all the way. Dogs are too all over my personal space, whereas cats leave me alone until they want something.

Morning person or night owl?

Morning person, but I’ve turned into both since I started writing more. There are not enough hours in the day to get all my words in!

Favorite dessert?

Key Lime Pie or Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake from the Cheescake Factory. Completely sinful.

Favorite snack while you’re writing?

Peanut Butter M & M’s and popcorn. The salty-sweet combination is to die for.

Flowers or chocolate?

GAH! This is a hard one because I love both! Flowers are so pretty but they die. Chocolate is so yummy but it usually gives me a migraine. How about white chocolate from Belgium in the shape of a flower bud?

E-Reader or Printed book?

I’m almost exclusively an “e-reader” reader now simply because it’s easier to take my entire library of books and documents with me when I’m on the go. However, I always get my favorite books in printed form. There’s nothing that compares to the feel of a printed book in your hands when you settle back in bed to read.

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Evernight Authors – Nikka Michaels & Eileen Griffin on The Talent Cave Reviews

Evernight Authors – Nikka Michaels & Eileen Griffin on The Talent Cave Reviews

Chasing Matt is on the Talent Cave Reviews! Come check it out. 🙂