In The Kitchen Series, Stripped Bare & Stranded Up For TRR Readers’ Choice Awards – Winter 2015

I’m so honored to announce that four books co-written with Eileen Griffin and a multi-authored anthology featuring my short story, Dating for Deafies, are nominated for The Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Awards for Winter 2015!!!

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In The Raw, In The Fire, and In The Distance from the In The Kitchen series co-written with Eileen Griffin are nominees in the GLBT – Contemporary Romance category, and Stripped Bare is nominated in the GLBT – BDSM category.

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Stranded, a multi-author anthology from Wayward Ink Publishing featuring my short story, Dating for Deafies is also nominated!

In the Nomination Round, a book has to garner at least 50 nominations within the time period to qualify for the next and final round. The nomination will start on September 11 and end on September 30. Eileen and I would LOVE any help by voting for our books to get us to the next round 🙂

The general nomination page is found HERE.

To vote for our individual books, you can follow the links for each of our titles listed below:

In The Raw  /  In The Fire  /  In The Distance  /  Stripped Bare 

You can vote for Stranded here.

Thanks for all your support 🙂

Nikka and Eileen

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Weekly Book News Roundup

This week as been pretty busy, so I thought I’d do a weekly recap:

In the Distance:

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Check out these awesome reviews of In the Distance:

From Brandilyn at Prism Book Alliance here.

From Angela and Andrea at Crystal’s Many Reviewers here.

In the Distance has been hovering around the top 100 on Amazon the last few weeks for a couple of categories which is a pretty amazing thing:

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I have the honor of writing with the incredibly kind, funny and ridiculously awesome, Eileen Griffin​. Check out her Author Spotlight and interview at Meredith King​’s Diverse Reader.

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Fellow Carina and Evernight Publishing author, Miss Molly Ann Wishlade reminded me that a year ago she hosted my book release for Mile High Service. If you like frontier romance and sexy cowboys, check out her Wild, Wild West series.

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Eileen and I will be competing in Scorching Book Reviews’ wildly popular Sex Scene Championship 2015 on August 14. Stay tuned for more details!

A wise rabbit once said…”that’s all folks.”

New from Sam Schooler and Evernight Publishing’s Purgatory, Inc. Series: Writing Your Own Ransom Note

 

Writing Your Own Ransom Note

By Sam Schooler

Genre: M/M, Paranormal Erotic Romance

Series: Purgatory, Inc.

Line: Romance on the Go

Release Date: January 23, 2015

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

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Jazz Chaillet is your average college student: caffeinating his way through his tough chemistry program, working as many hours as he can at his bakery job to offset crushing student loans . . . and being hunted by a hellhound. According to the hellhound, Pyxis, tampering with dark magic has Jazz’s soul in a state of swift decay. The only problem? Jazz’s studying regimen doesn’t include witchcraft. In order to sniff out the real witch, Pyxis and Jazz will have to intimately connect to one another—in soul and body.

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For a second he thought she was exaggerating, because she was prone to it—a shared quality that had made them fast best friends—but when he looked, there was actually a dog sitting onhis car.

On it. On top of it.

“What the fuck,” he breathed. He popped the top on the box of mixed bagels he was putting together, scrawled Nick/pickup and the date on the top, then shoved it in with the other boxes waiting for their weekly regulars. He pulled his gloves off with a sticky crackle, retied the strands of his kinky hair that were escaping from his tiny ponytail, and vaulted over the top of the counter, heading for the door.

“Wait!” Rosa hurried out from behind the espresso bar, narrowly avoiding tripping on their daily specials sign. Thank God it was the midmorning lag and there weren’t any customers to see them acting like a couple of goons. “Wait, don’t open the door! Are you nuts?” She grabbed the door handle before he could, keeping him from opening it. “He could bite your face off! Or worse, he could get in here and eat the stock.”

“I don’t think he’s interested in bagels,” Jazz said. He looked back outside.

It took a second for him to realize the dog, which had been watching the street with pricked ears like a normal animal, was staring right at him now, its eerie eyes locked on his through the glass door.

Fuck, maybe it wasn’t a dog. Jazz exhaled slowly as the… the thing blinked once, its fur ruffling in the wind. It was massive, way bigger than the K9s the local cops sometimes brought in with them, and its eyes were almost the same yellow as the bakery logo. Its coat was inky black, and its chest was wide and deep.

Hmm. Yeah, now that he was getting a good eyeful of it, it seemed more wolf than dog, but it couldn’t be wild… right? No wild animal would come this close to the city, and no wild animal would sit on a car.

Or, well. Jazz distinctly remembered a few Tumblr gifs of a grizzly bear sitting on top of a car.

“Shit,” he said under his breath. “What if it’s a wolf? That looks like a wolf, right?”

“Could be.” Rosa pressed closer to the glass, her dark eyes roving over the animal. “It’s looking at us.”

“No.” Jazz swallowed. “He’s looking at me.”

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You can buy Writing Your Own Ransom Note Here:

Evernight Publishing | All Romance eBooks | Bookstrand | Amazon UK | Amazon US

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Sam Schooler is an Ohioan university student studying journalism with a minor in American Sign Language and a specialization in African American studies. She is both queer and genderqueer, and she has found a home in writing trope-themed New Adult stories about people of all genders and orientations. She has a wicked and extremely noticeable soft spot for werewolves. After graduation, she intends to flee to Canada to join her fiancée Alex and escape the customs regulations that keep her separated from her truest love: Kinder Eggs. Jeremy Renner played her in a movie once.
Sam’s latest news and backlist are available at samschooler.com. If you’re feeling daring, follow her on Twitter as @samschoolering to get the full immersive experience.
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Inspiration for Hire is part of the multi-author paranormal erotic romance Purgatory, Inc. Series.

 

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Saving Sam by Me (Nikka Michaels) is out now!

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Coral Moore’s Inspiration For Hire is out now and you can find it here!

Deidre Meyrick’s Heart of Atlantis is coming January 30.

 

Lost and Found by Eileen Griffin

Last year my lovely co-writer, Eileen Griffin participated in the Goodreads M/M Romance Group’s Loves Landscapes Event and contributed an awesome free story called Lost and Found!

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You can find and download Lost and Found in the M/M Romance Group’s Loves Landscapes Event here or on All Romance ebooks here!

Saving Sam, new from Evernight Publishing is part of the Purgatory, Inc. Multi-Author Series Available Now

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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.”

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You can find Saving Sam Here:

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Saving Sam is part of the multi-author paranormal romance Purgatory, Inc. Series.

Stay tuned for these Purgatory, Inc. titles coming soon from Evernight Publishing:

 

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Coral Moore’s Inspiration for Hire is coming January 16th.

Sam Schooler’s Writing Your Own Ransom Note is coming January 23.

Visit Deidre Meyrick’s blog for more details on Heart of Atlantis, more details to come.

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