Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Book Release...

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When mankind's existence is taken for granted, the only hope at saving their soul from an afterlife on the fire-pits of Sheol, are angels of God.

Percival, an angel, is sent on a mission to help save a human soul. When he arrives, he is tested by not one, but two, sisters. Should he fail the mission, he will lose an angel’s most cherished possession—his wings.

Ava and Brianna are sisters. Struggling to continue their uncle's business, one sister is left running the place, while the other’s attention is on anything but. After placing an ad in the local paper for a handyman, their only source of help arrives. A man, who both sisters discover, is more than he appears.
          Materializing on earth, Percival appeared and stood on the sand, next to a long worn-out catwalk. He scanned the countless planks of rotten wood. They undoubtedly needed some TLC in more ways than one. By the looks of the property surrounding it, the newspaper ad was spot on. A skilled handyman was needed for this kind of job.
          For a moment, he savored the calming, therapeutic waves crashing on shore. The sound felt like an explosion of love over the soul. Percival prayed with thanks, glad his mission had brought him near the Atlantic Ocean.
          Lifting his foot, he placed it on the edge of the catwalk and putting some weight on it, wiggled his leg a few times on the board to ensure it would hold him. Convinced it would, he placed his full weight on the plank and noticed the whole length of the catwalk was covered with pieces of slivered wood, poking out from its depleted state. Thankful his sandals protected his feet, he proceeded toward the building.
          In the heavens and before leaving, the angels were normally briefed about their assignments. Yet, Percival wasn’t given specifics for his mission. He certainly would not question the lack of information, because in Heaven, one never asked questions but is grateful for the facts received. If God thought angels needed to know more, he made sure they did.
          Everything has a purpose.
          When he advanced, he inspected the building. Percival could tell it’d been constructed of the same wood as the catwalk and in the same dire need of attention. As his gaze skimmed up and across its surface, he imagined the structure probably appeared very elegant back in its day, yet now seemed in disrepair.
          Unexpectedly, a squeal came from behind him, catching him off guard. Percival turned to find a small boy pointing at him while tugging at his father’s swim shorts. Funny, how he hadn’t even noticed them when he arrived. He needed to be more careful and assess his surroundings first.
          “Look Pa. That man has wings!”
           Oops, forgot about you two back there. Percival willed his thick, colossal set of feathery, white wings to fade from the mortal eye. He then nodded at the father and winked at the boy, who now displayed a saddened expression.
          “I swear, Pa, he did—just like the Archangel.”
          The father took the boy by the hand and led him toward their car. “Not everyone is a comic book character, son. C’mon, let’s go home.”
          Relieved his carelessness didn’t require him to handle the situation further, Percival watched the two leave.
          The boy’s face remained glued to the passenger window of the SUV until they were out of sight. No doubt, waiting and hoping for the set of wings to reappear.
          Cracking a smile at how he loved the Children of God, Percival returned his attention to his task. He reached into the front pocket of his jeans. After pulling out a piece of torn paper, he glanced at the newspaper ad, then at the building. Confirming the numbers 882 barely hanging above the door’s entrance, he double-checked the name Ava, he’d written under the job qualifications. When she answered his call, the sound of her voice sang like church bells. Soft and angelic, it carried the slightest hint of a twang he’d never heard before. He sensed right off, she was unique by the way she spoke to him. Percival liked her instantly and looked forward to meeting her.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Heaven's Sacrifice

Cover Reveal of my next release, Heaven's Sacrifice

Release Date: August 19th

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New York City, Baby!

Okay. So - friends and family have been asking me how I enjoyed my recent trip to New York. Being the country gal that I am, you might assume I'd be totally out of my element. To be honest, I was nervous. This was a city that never sleeps and much more fast paced than ~laughs~ down south. But I could not have been more wrong. I loved it so much. So much so, I thought I'd share it with you all. 

For those who know me, I never travel. This all changed in 2011 when I started writing and met some wonderful people who I am blessed to know. I had been content with my life up to that point. Working during the week...writing every chance I got, and on occasions I hung out with my friends on the weekends, doing the norm - dinner...movie...trips to the casinos to support a local band...and throw in a club now and then for some dancing. Life was GREAT, right?

Who knew - fate had many awaited adventures for me. LOL. All I had to do was jump - well, actually fly. ~shudders~ 

As in...I DON'T FLY. hahaha But I couldn't allow that one obstacle ~and it was a big one  - mind you~ to get in the way of opening new stages in my life. 

Which brings me to this trip. In two years, I have been to Washington D.C. (October 2011) and this past weekend, New York City. I have fallen in love! Yes, this southern gal has fallen madly in love with the north. Who knew!

Okay - let me start from the beginning...

Thursday, September 5th , 2013
I arrived at the airport two hours before my flight. Departure for my round trip airfare was supposed to be 7:30pm. However, there was a one hour flight delay. ~laughs~ Yes...I was nervous flying already and now my flight was delayed? LOL Not the way I wanted to start my trip, let me tell you. ~giggles...yes I can laugh about it now though~

Finally, after boarding on the plane at 8:20pm thanks to local flight attendants who were off duty and volunteered to get on our flight so the plane could leave, which would have been another 45 minutes if they hadn't, I arrived at LaGuardia a little after midnight. Luckily, I had arranged to have a driver pick me up and even with the delay - he was there waiting...all smiles and welcomed me to New York. LOL

So - I guess it was about a 30 minute drive and my luxurious white limo arrived at the hotel - Le Parker Meridien.  It was beautiful! If you ever come to New York and want car transportation, I highly recommend Luxor Limo. Being my first trip for NY, I did go the "extra" mile and treat myself. It was so worth it. The driver helped me out and assisted with my luggage. I felt like royalty. LOL At the hotel, I was met by the doorman who assisted with my luggage and escorted me to the room where my two friends had already arrived. I was so excited to see them, I couldn't stand it. LaVerne was there and a friend of hers, Phyllis, who after meeting her for the first time, loved her. She was a hoot.

After we caught up - talked about the flight and the beauty of the skyline coming into the city - I almost got them to get out of their pj's and head down for a night cap - LOL - but yeah - it was after 1AM  by then. LOL  So we just ended up crashing for the night. I couldn't wait to see what the next day had in store. I was already blown away by New York and I had just arrived.

Friday, September 6th, 2013
7:30am (6:30 am, my time back home) and surprisingly we were all up at the same time. Got dressed, and in our comfortable shoes, headed down where a friend of ours,VR, who lives in New Jersey, met us in the hotel lobby. I couldn't wait to see her, too! ~big smile~ Once the four of us were together - we hit the town. 


We headed to a very cute and quaint place called Buvette in West Village. 

I had Croissants with butter and OMG the best raspberry jam I have EVER had in my life! If you don't believe me ask Phyllis. LOL. She almost tackeled the waiter when he tried to take hers away from her. hahahahahaha ~winks~

Then I ordered the Americiane, which was fabulous. It was a sunny-side up egg (I had them cook hard) - mixed with bacon and peppers and laid across some fabulous toast. It was to die for. 

I'd bet everything on the menu is fab though.

Once our bellies were full of goodness - we took a cab toward 34th Street - Yes, the movie Miracle on 34th Street came to mind. The next time I watch it, it will have a whole new meaning to me. We stopped in front of Macy's on 151 W. 34th Street. It was gorgeous!  Puts my Macy's back home to shame. LMAO. 

Looking around, I could actually picture the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade coming down the street. All I needed was me some Matt Lauer. HAHAHA 

Before we went into Macy's for some shopping, I had to stop and take in the Empire State Building.  It was overwhelming. Seeing it in person - well...

I live in Memphis, so we have what I thought were tall buildings downtown, but when my eyes looked upon New York's skyscrapers, I truly had no words. To see these buildings on TV - for example watching 'An Affair to Remember' with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, if you aren't amazed at just gazing at such architectural wonder - I don't know what will. At least I was moved. It's the history of it all I guess. 

Well...after we did some shopping and walked around a few blocks sight seeing. Here are a few places we hit along the way. LOL


This was so amazing and yet overwhelming at the same time. Just standing there a strange feeling overcomes you. It is unexplainable.

These are 'wings' that will be front and center to the Freedom Tower once it is complete. 

        Stock Exchange                                        Wall Street & Broadway LOL

Around two o'clock that afternoon we hit the Trans and Subway and headed to Newark, New Jersey. Yep...we went clear across town to see none other than The Chronicles of Riddick 3   Movie was at four o'clock...And man was it worth it!

Who doesn't love some VIN DIESEL!  OMG. The movie was good, but what made it better was the company of good friends and the bad ass place VR took us to. It was an AMC Dine In Theater. Why in the WORLD we don't have these in Memphis, I'll never know. But I need to have a talk with someone to get these bad-boys in our city. LMAO. It rocked and they served alcohol...hahahaha I had a Hurricane, myself. ~snickers~

After the movie, we headed back to New York and the hotel. We got ready and all four of us went to 230-Fifth. It is by far one of the coolest bars I've ever been to. An outdoor rooftop bar, club & restaurant. The skyline with the Empire State Building was breathtaking. 

Saturday, September 7th, 2013
Up and at it early again this morning, today was gonna be another full day on the agenda. We started off going shopping this morning. I shocked myself and actually purchased some shoes at Barneys. LMAO. I had to have some Christian Louboutin black suede Melisa Booty for the fall. OMG. I love them! 

We had a late lunch at the hotel. Norma's - One of the top rated places to eat. However, I must be honest and say the service was not as one would expect having a $25 four-cheese omelet. Personally, my food was good, maybe not worth $25 bucks, but a friend had asked for her eggs to be cooked 'hard' and after two trips back, still runny. How can a place that has a $1000 omelette with $995 worth of caviar NOT be able to cook a 'hard' egg. LMAO  I'm just sayin' But that was our experience.

Then - Thanks to VR and her mad skills of the city, we took a cab and headed to catch the Staten Island Ferry so we could get a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty. 

On the way, by cab, I caught both Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.

Staten Island Ferry - We headed from Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan to St. George St. on Staten Island. Then headed back to Manhattan. 

It was a great ride and you couldn't ask for a more beautiful day to ride the ferry. The views from the ferry were incredible.


After the ferry docked - we took a cab back to the hotel. We had dinner reservations at The View on Broadway. 48 stories tall - The restaurant's revolving floor makes a 360 degree turn every hour. The 3-course meal was spectacular. 

 (Left: My main course - pork chop dinner yummm nummm LOL - Right: revolving rooftop view at dinner)

Once we indulged in our wonderful meal, we headed down to Times Square on our way to the Majestic Theater for The Phantom of the Opera. 

We ended our extraordinary evening by heading to Salon De Ning at The Peninsula New York  in Mid-town Manhattan with its beautiful rooftop lounge looking down over Fifth Avenue.

Alas we said our goodbyes on Sunday and headed home. 

I had such a great time...I must admit - this will not be my last trip to New York!
I hope you enjoyed reading about my journey. 

Feel free to comment - and if you'd been to New York, I'd love to hear your favorite places. 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

New Release...

Curator's Curse
Legends of the Immortal Bloods, Book One

Coming Soon...

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Guest Author...LaVerne Thompson

Hello LaVerne...so nice to see you again. First off, congratulations on your first self publication, Dragon's Heart. How did you come up with the idea for the story? Have you always wanted to write about dragons?

Hi Scar - Thank you for hosting me on your site.LOL. Yes. I've always loved dragons. Come on the idea of a fire breathing beast what 's not to love. LOL. Seriously read pretty much all the dragon classics and some more recent works on dragons, but for me there was always something missing. I didn't just want to have a dragon friend, I wanted to be a dragon that's how the world of the brethren began. My world tells the story of the dragons they came to be here and how it is there came to be dragon shifters on earth who could shift between dragon and human forms at will.

Wow. That is fascinating. I must admit, I have read this story and for all you Dragon lovers out there and those who aren't yet...you WILL be after you get your hands on this book. 

Tell us a little about Journey of the Ice Princess. I have read this story too and I must say I am a HUGE fan of Arch *blushes*

Yes that fire demon is one of my favorites and no matter where he is he tends to bring the heat. I thought he was the perfect foil for my heroine, Ice. I wanted to tell a story about a woman that was an ice princess in the literal sense. Ice chips flows through her veins. She loves the cold and was untouchable because she was an ice elemental and her skin gave off waves of cold instead of heat. I figured someone like that if she roamed around warm bloodied people would be lonely and truly untouchable. But I added another element in that she was the last of her kind, she believes, because her world was destroyed. So she searched the world for a place to belong for the touch of another. Enter her exact opposite, a demon, a fire elemental. They should have nothing in common in fact should cancel each other out. They don't.

*giggles* I know!!! I know!!! That is why he is sooo HAWT! 
How many ongoing projects do you have? How in the world do you find the time to keep up with them all?

I usually have at least 3 writing projects in various states. I just finished something I co-wrote with a friend and new author that was accepted by Horny Devil Publishing, Dark Mist so that should be out in the next few months. The active projects are book 2 for my Brethren Series, and my Children of the Sea series. But I'm also working on something under my pen name, Ursula Sinclair, a romantic suspense. I don't sleep that's pretty much how. lol

Ummm, yeah. I can see that. *laughs*
Would you care to share an excerpt from any of your WIPs or current books?

Oh here's something from Dragon's Blood, Talon's story. It's raw.

The bright silver light glowing from the center of Window Rock seemed even brighter against the otherwise black background, like power was still building and thunder echoed from its center. The air drifted ripe with the scent of an electric charge, but nothing could be seen except the light. When they got nearer they noticed a shadow move on one side of the stone arch. Yet neither could sense any one or anything, as though the power generating from the portal dulled some of their senses.
Lightening gathered overhead then struck the empty space within the Window causing the structure to glow even more so for a moment it looked like daylight. Darryl released his wife’s hand and reached into his jacket, pulling out the Beretta semi-auto he carried. He could command great amounts of powerful magicks, but sometimes something else was called for. Stay behind me.

Oh. Well now I want more...hahaha. *rubs hands together* Can't wait for this next book to come out. Thanks for sharing. 

What advice would you give to struggling writers?

Don't stop. Keep writing.

What are some things people/fans may not know about you that you would like to share?

Hmmm...I'm hooked on the show Scandal. lol

hahahaha I've been watching that, too. It's hard not too once you get hooked. 

Tell me:

One favorite book: Pride and Prejudice
One movie: Pitch Black
One color: Blue
One smell: the scent of rain
One moment in time: When the stick turned pink.

Awww. I love your last answer. *grins*

I want to thank LaVerne for being my guest today.

Don't forget to leave a comment below  to be included in a drawing for a special prize!

Can you hear the Dragon's roar?


Over a thousand years ago Draakar was forced to leave Earth, now he has no choice but to return. The dragon lord, whose world teeters on the brink of destruction, must find his truemate. The one woman with the power and love fated to save them all. The woman he left behind.

Maya Trent was abandoned on Earth, apparently human but so much more and unaware of her duel heritage. Once Draakar awakens her dragon within all she wants to do is kill him. Yet they must work together to save mankind as well as the brethren. But first Draakar has to convince her that the truemate bond between them is real, as is his love for her. She just has to believe in him. 

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Interracial
Publisher: Isisindc Publishing 

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What happens when fire meets ice?


Ice had traveled the realms for centuries searching for the ice elementals, others of her kind but she was alone always alone. Never staying one place for long because sooner or later her mere presence caused the temperature of the land to drop to a killing freeze. Until she found the one place her powers had no effect. And perhaps the one being who could counter her freeze.

Running from a destiny not of his own choosing, Arch finally found the one person who could make him stop running. But Ice must never learn the truth. A fire demon destroyed her world and he was his father’s son. 

Genre: Graphic Adult Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Multicultural
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing

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About LaVerne Thompson:

LaVerne Thompson is an award winning, best-selling, multi-published author, an avid reader and a writer of contemporary, fantasy, and sci/fi sensual romances. She also writes romantic suspense under the pen name Ursula Sinclair.

She is currently working on several projects. She has a daughter in her first year of college and a senior in highschool, so technically she has more time to write. Visit her website at http://lavernethompson.com to read excerpts of her books. She also writes for an interactive storytelling website and can be found online at http://rpworldgroup.org as herself.


Monday, February 4, 2013

Guest Author...Tess Black

Hi all! Before I begin telling you a bit about myself and my book, I’d like to thank the amazing Scarlet Hunter for hosting me again today. She was kind enough to have me visit her blog this past November as well, when Heart and Soul was published. So, I’m getting rather comfy here – I just may grab a Diet Coke and my laptop and settle in for a bit. *continues typing and ignores Junebug when she gives her the blatant kitty stare of “I don’t think so.”*

We’re on day four of the Diamonds and Divas Book Tour and I have to say I’ve been having fun! I’m the caboose on this train, the newbie in the writing field. The other Divas are extremely talented and fantastically creative. Seriously. I’m learning so much. They really have their sh*t together and I’m honored to be included on this tour with them. 

If you’re following the tour – which I hope you are – please remember to leave a comment on each blog stop. It’s easy peasy and at the end of the tour you might be the lucky winner of nine ebooks; one from each of the Diva authors. For shits and giggles, I’m offering an additional prize today. One randomly chosen reader who leaves a comment on my blog post will receive a $10 gift card to Amazon. Let the commenting commence!

Just the facts, ma’am…
As I mentioned above, I’m a first time author but hope to lose that title soon. I’m also the mother of two awesome daughters who consider their mom’s taste in reading and writing to be a little off. Sexy romances with hot demons, vampires, shifters, and elves – not their cup of tea; yet, they’re good eggs and support my dream anyway.

At present, I’m working on book two of my Solaria Trilogy, which will be Tolan’s story. In case you haven’t read my current book, Tolan is a younger brother who makes a brief appearance in Heart and Soul. He’s a bit of a rebel and a devil-may-care kind of elf. You know the type; hot guy with an attitude to match and a mischievous streak a mile wide. 

Somewhat different than his brother, is my hero in Heart and Soul, the alluring and sexy Caelan Virilion. A governing member of the Elven society in Solaria, he is a man who acknowledges his responsibilities while at the same time endeavors to enjoy a simple life. After spending a short interval with Caelan and his gentlemanly ways, the more uptight Greer Ivers, a human rescued from her world by Caelan, begins to relax and come around to his way of thinking; revealing wonton desires that surprise them both.

What would you do if you were given a second chance 
at life and love?

Heart and Soul

On a mission to rid herself of her engagement ring, jilted attorney, Greer Ivers, loses control of her vehicle in a freak snowstorm. She finds herself awakening to a mind-blowing world and in the arms of a handsome man. The intriguing Caelan Virilion, a hidden witness to the tragedy from another plane of existence, discovers himself in an unacceptable situation. Spending a few days together in Caelan's world draws them closer in more ways than one and feelings they are fated surface in the heat between them. With only a few days until she must return, will they recognize risks are worth taking for true love? 


Tugging his body closer, Greer stood on tiptoe, touching her lips hesitantly to his, her heated palms resting on his hard chest. “So, this is our last chance to have wild monkey sex in the great outdoors?”
Taken aback by her query, Caelan chuckled deeply. “You certainly have a way with words, kalia’mae.”
“Shhh…forget about talking. Let’s go back to where we were a few minutes ago. I believe I stood something like this.” Leaning back against the tree trunk, she posed, raising her arms above her and hiking her chin up. “And one of your strong hands held mine in place, the other was making my breasts ache with your magical touch. Oh, and your lips. Their yumminess firmly locked with mine, insinuating you wanted to nail me to this tree with that sizable hard-on you were sporting.”
Caelan’s vision grew hazy at her wanton words, and being an intelligent man, he got swiftly back with the program; dissolving their clothes, his shaft springing into action and taking control of the situation. Moving into the stance he’d held before, he silently gave a brisk thanks to the hardwood behind her for its support. Then he went back to rolling her delectably beaded nipple between his fingers and kissing every inch of her luscious body.
“Remember always, kalia, you are mine,” Caelan whispered huskily against her neck. “I will make you forget everything else but my touch so you will hold this memory dear until we meet again,” Caelan promised.
And he did. All thoughts about returning her home fled when he lifted her legs up to wrap around his hips and thrust his rigid cock into her drenched entrance.

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About Tess Black:
Tess Black was born in Massachusetts and now resides in a small town in Wisconsin. Throughout her life her secret desire to become a writer had always been pushed to the side to make room for other life events. After spending nineteen years as a stay-at-home mom for two lovely daughters she has now found the perfect time to start her writing career.

Previously an avid reader of most genres, particularly fantasy, she was surprised when several years ago a new friend suggested a book series from a genre she was unfamiliar with, Paranormal Romance. (Shout out to Kiwi!) The rest is history! Although she still reads“normal” fiction here and there, her love of paranormal romances, the edgier the better, has grown into an obsession.

Most days you can find Tess' physical body sitting with her Nook Tablet in hand or in front of her computer typing away. Her mind, though, is off somewhere in an imaginary world. She is currently working on Book Two of the Solaria Trilogy; Tolan’s story.

Twitter - https://twitter.com/WriterTessBlack


CONGRATULATIONS to Juliana! She is the winner of the $10.00 Amazon gift card. The author, Tess Black, will be contacting the winner. 

Thank you goes to everyone who participated!