Waning Gibbous Moon Paranormal-Scope

Into each life, a little snow may fall.  Change is coming. Don’t you love it!

While I am not qualified in any way to read neither stars nor planets, I am intimately linked to the paranormal in the world in many ways. So are you.

The paranormal-scope is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to guide your life by.

The week for:

Aries:
Werebunnies are hopping like crazy. Unexpected company may catch your unawares. Keep a few fun things in the house for these guests that are sure to please.

Taurus:
Gnomes always say, “There’s no place like Rome.” A trip may be just the ticket to add excitement to your life.

Gemini:
Werewolves collect too much. It’s time to de-clutter the home.

Cancer:
Vampires are great dancers. Consider this fun exercise. Learn a some new steps in life.

Leo:
Love makes an elf weak. They cannot fathom the intensity of the emotion. Indulge in love. You deserve it.

Virgo:
Faeries love beauty in all its forms: decor, art, music, and dancing. Enjoy the beauty in your life. Dance more.

Libra:
Pixies sometimes jump to conclusions. Be sure to have all the facts and remain calm. Things are not as they seem.

Scorpio:
Goblins like to finish projects to get them out of the way. You’ll feel better for it.

Sagittarius:
Mermaids join together for group fun. Don’t let this fun distract you from accurately evaluation opportunities coming your way.

Capricorn:
Shapeshifters love teamwork and this week working with other will be important to you. Be sure to hear what each has to offer.

Aquarius:
Griffons are methodical in planning. Be clear of emotions when making important decisions.

Pisces:
Like a werewolf you are full of fun and energy. Enjoy yourself with friends but watch your spending.

-Susan
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
www.susanhannifordcrowley.com
Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!

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Poseidon’s Catch (mythology romance) available in Kindle.
Mrs. Bright’s Tea Room (steampunk romance) available in Kindle.
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Introductions By Ripley Proserpina

Hello:)

I’m so excited to be a new weekly blogger here on Nights of Passion. This will be my first post, so let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Ripley Proserpina and I’m the author of the new adult romance series, The Searchers. I say series, because it’ll be six books. I just need to write the other three… Oh well, details…

The first book in the series is Finding Honor. Nora Leslie is named as a “person of interest” in a school shooting after her foster brother opens fire at the high school where she’s a substitute teacher. Even though Nora is shot, the police are leaning on her hard, thinking there has to be a connection between her and the crime. Spoiler- there’s not. Without friends or family to fall back on, she contacts Legal Aid and meets Ryan Valore, a law intern. He’s the hero type, and wants to rescue her, but things get more complicated when he introduces her to his roommates, all four of them. book-cover

Small aside— the series is Reverse Harem. For those who might be like, “Come again?” Reverse harem is a genre where the heroine falls in love with more than one guy, and they fall in love with her. It’s not a love triangle, because in one of those someone gets kicked to the curb, or dies, or turns out to be evil, or bows out gracefully. There are no teams in reverse harem— it’s one team and everyone wins.

 

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I released a novella in The Searchers series, and that can be found in the reverse harem anthology Falling for Them. The next full length book is releasing in March and is called Finding Valor. While I love reverse harem, I’m also a sucker for paranormal romances and anything dark, and, I don’t know, foggy. Currently, I’m reading The Outsiders series by Rebecca Royce while simultaneously reading Daphne Du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn. Do you need to read books that match the season? Or maybe do it unconsciously?

Introductions are hard— I’m overcome with the urge to be super engaging and interesting, so I’ll quit while I’m ahead and leave you with an excerpt from my current work in progress, a matchmaking story about a fallen angel, adorable demon spawn, and a doctoral student.

 “Yeah, yeah. I know. You’re big and bad. Let’s try this. What do you need to know from her? What will it take for you to fly away?” 

Staring at Lucia, he seemed to weigh her question. “I want to know about my sister. Was she the girl’s creator? Where is she now?” 

“That’s it?” 

A stillness came over him, reminding her of a panther watching its prey while it lay in wait. Finally, he answered, “Yes. That’s it.” 

“Well, when she wakes up. We can ask her. And then you can leave us alone.” 

The side of his mouth turned up, softening his stone features so she found herself smiling in response. “I hate to remind you, but you’re the ones in my house.” 

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Book 1: Finding Honor can be found at:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N8XMGIR

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/finding-honor-ripley-proserpina/1125124518?ean=9781944060251

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Book 2: Finding Valor can be found at:

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/finding-valor-ripley-proserpina/1125362505?ean=2940154188507

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Valor-Searchers-Book-2-ebook/dp/B01NBMAABW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484417003&sr=8-1&keywords=finding+valor

The Searchers Novella, Book 1.5. Finding Nora– can be found in the anthology Falling for Them

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Falling-Them-Adult-Reverse-Collection-ebook/dp/B01M3X4XFA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484417088&sr=8-1&keywords=Falling+for+Them

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Sexy Saturday Blog Hop & Excerpt from Vampire Princess of New York

In Vampire Princess of New York, King Max’s daughter Noblesse has to choose vampireprincessofnewyorkbetween two men. Both profess to love her. Both are hiding secrets. One wants to love her forever and one wants to destroy her.  For the Sexy Saturday Blog Hop Excerpt, I decided on this scene between Noblesse and Donovan Dupre. The more mature and very human Cajun with the Harley is Louisiana sex on a stick.  This is limited to 7 words, 7 sentences or 7 paragraphs.  They are in Noblesse’s bed.

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“Donovan, please, we can’t go just yet.” She gently drew him toward her. “I want to do an experiment of sorts. I was wondering if . . .”

Before she could answer, Donovan possessed her lips. He was strong for a human. His firm passionate kiss left her quivering all over, wanting more. Heat spread throughout her every part. She rubbed against him. He moaned, pulling her closer, becoming her blanket and enveloping her with his delicious fire.

Instead of ending the kiss, he lingered with small nibbles at her mouth. Coaxing her lips apart with his tongue, demanding entrance, Donovan did the unspeakable. He stroked her fangs with his tongue.

Noble whimpered into his mouth and writhed beneath him. No man ever made her feel this way. She ran her fingers through his thick salt and pepper hair framing his handsome features. He closed his eyes when he kissed. She closed hers and found every sensation intensified.

Her body ached for him, only him. In short gasps, she whispered, “Donovan, I need you. I wanted you when we danced at Max and Evie’s wedding, and I want you now.”

Carefully he lifted himself up and off and lay by her side, stroking her cheek. “Ma chérie, I think we both know the results of this experiment, and we can’t let it go further.”

Noblesse opened her eyes. Frustration stung in uncomfortable places throughout her body. “Why not? We know how we feel about each other. That’s why when I’m upset I call to your mind. I know I’m safe in your arms. It’s more than a need. The bond between us runs deep. Don’t deny what you feel, Donovan. Our emotions are entangled, hot and wild.”

To be continued in the book: https://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Princess-York-Arnhem-Knights-ebook/dp/B01LWXYX1G

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-Susan
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
www.susanhannifordcrowley.com
Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!

NEW: Vampire Princess of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 2 available in Kindle!
Vampire King of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 1 available in Kindle and Print and  Barnes and Noble Print
Vampire in the Basement, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 4 available in Kindle.
Poseidon’s Catch (mythology romance) available in Kindle.
Mrs. Bright’s Tea Room (steampunk romance) available in Kindle.
A Vampire for Christmas,Vampires in Manhattan, Book 3 available in Kindle.
The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 2 available in Kindle and Print and Barnes and Noble Print
When Love , Vampires in Manhattan Book 1 available in Kindle and Print, Nook, Kobo and Smashwords.
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Back to Normalcy by Stacy Hoff

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I’m still recovering from a pretty busy (and fun) winter break. My family and I traveled, saw family, and celebrated. We’ve barely managed to put away the luggage and stock the fridge. But I did get in a few loads of laundry.

We’re slowly easing back into our regular life. It’s both good and bad to get back on a schedule.

Bad: I’ll miss the excursions, and the chance to see family members we haven’t seen in quite some time.

Good: Now that I’ve head a mental break, I can get back to my writing obligations. I’ve got a ton of new projects I’m working on, including the release of a new series which will premier this March.

Resuming a normal schedule will allow me to mentally carve out when, where, and how often, my wiriting time should be. Without this plan in place, my author’s schedule will be doomed. And that is NOT something I want to accomplish in 2017.

I’m giving myself another week to catch up, and let normalcy take hold. Then’s it back o writing work. ‘Cause my books don’t write themselves.

Are you back in wiritng mode?

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When the Door Closes, Cut Out a Window by Heather Novak

Hello Nights of Passion!

I’m typing this blog post with TWO HANDS! That’s right, my wrist is finally out of the brace and I am able to use it for a few hours at a time. Whew.

So, let’s get real. I have just been hit with a bunch of rejection letters. I know, I know, it’s part of the process. Doesn’t make it suck any less to know that. What does make it suck less is my awesome support system, which includes my sis-in-law’s baking, my (slightly terrified at my diva meltdown) husband, and my fellow romance writers. After a banner week of one hit after another, I stopped looking at the news, and I got my mopey butt down to my friend’s book signing (romantic suspense author Elizabeth Heiter).

It was glorious to celebrate with her and spend time with my tribe! 

andy-warholWe talked about what the heck I was going to do with this book that was getting a lot of attention but no offers. The book is Young Adult, but could be made New Adult. Should I do that and indie-publish? Should I sell directly to publishers? Should I do another edit? Should I do another huge agent round? My head was spinning.

With the help of my writer friends, I made a plan. First step, get a professional critique/participate in a critique workshop. Next, participate in all the live-pitch events I can get my hands on. (Jumping past the slush piles is always a plus.) Finally, write my fingers off.

Like all passionate plans, things started clicking into place.

Monday, my friend sent me the link to the Michigan Writers Workshop in Novi, MI on March 25th. There will be agents and editors to pitch to, along with workshops on how to polish your craft. It’s within driving distance of me, so I signed up immediately and will be pitching to a handful of agents. 

I’ve workshopped my pitch twice and I’ve gotten professional feedback. I also have it memorized. My query letter is written, my synopsis is done, I’m on deck for a critique, and I’m ready for this. I’m cutting my own window out of this room that I felt trapped in only a few days ago.

I even wrote a few hours on a book I had set aside months ago. I’ve discovered the single most important thing in getting your energy up to write is hope. Hope is what keeps the words flowing. If current events are breaking your heart, take a few days away from the news and even social media so you can refocus. We need HEA’s more than ever.

When your writing gets tough, bite back.

Love,
H



On this day in 1724 – Frances Brooke, English author, playwright, and translator was born.


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Heather Novak
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Why Matters

I’ve come to a conclusion. For us to truly be motivated to do anything, we must have a reason why we do it. And not simply any reason why but a meaningful and valid reason why. Out with the superficial reasons!

I know I’ve mentioned Simon Sinek a time or two and I still maintain his Ted Talks and books are great as you look to explore that deeper meaning behind the importance of why. Even more than the business sense though is the bigger thought of what drives each of us and why?

Why do you work? Are you passionate about what you do? Are you striving to take care of your family? Or are you really just looking for a paycheck so you don’t have to rely on others as much. Depending on our motivations and how important they are to each of us, there can be differing degrees as to how much they motivate us. For instance, if the person last example I mentioned really doesn’t mind being supported by parents and friends indefinitely, they probably won’t be too motivated to change their situation. On the other hand, if that same person can’t stand feeling like a charity case, they might really up the efforts on searching out a job.

My moral of the blog this week? Think about what you are working towards and why? Is it a struggle to work towards your goals and if so, have you thought about why and whether you are pushing forward for the right reasons?  In other words, find your why.

Happy writing this week!

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Upcoming Romances Planned! by Mandy Rosko

Okay, so I’m officially planned for what I’m writing as Mandy Rosko up until May in 2017. That’s pretty good for me, considering I usually can’t plan for shit

Under my other pseudonym, I go where the wind takes me 😉

 

But with these books, it’s going to take a different approach, especially since these are going to be rewards for my readers 😉

Check out these covers, aren’t they great? 😀 Parts 1, 2 and 3 of The Wild Wolf’s Wife

 

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I like the layout of them and the coloring. The first cover almost looks as if she’s hesitant to be there, the middle one represents the lust, and the third is the understanding and love they will come to have :3

 

I’ll be releasing these novellas in March, April, and May, and when they’re done, put them into one print volume to sign and hand out to certain readers on my Patreon Page

 

I’ve already got part of the first novella planned out in my head, how she gets to be in trouble, what she’s running from, and why she would run towards a wild wolf for protection 😀

 

I can’t wait to put these books out, and to get reader feedback on them ❤ 2017 is improving every day

 

Hugs!

 

Mandy Rosko

 

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