CHASING GOLDIE COVER & BLURB REVEAL
𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐜𝐤 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐩𝐡𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞?
In a world where mages, faes, and humans coexist, I, Goldie, am taking a stand – swearing off the male species entirely. Ironically, all of them start throwing themselves at me with almost supernatural fervor the minute I make my vow. All except for one man, that is…
When I move into a crumbling Victorian mansion, I didn’t know my unexpected inheritance would come with a neighbor who is a rugged alpha bear shifter with an alpha complex.
He also comes with not one, but two baggage-laden brothers and a knack for turning my blood into molten lava. Oh, and did I mention the weird habit of finding myself in one of their beds each morning?
My grumpy neighbor does not appreciate my friendly nature, and now we are locked in a heated feud that may bring down the whole house.
As darker threats close in from both our worlds, we’ll need to bury the porridge to navigate the fine line between hate, love, and survival.
𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘺 𝘮/𝘧 𝘨𝘳𝘶𝘮𝘱𝘺 𝘹 𝘴𝘶𝘯𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘨𝘦.
GET IT NOW!
So I tried to run a sale for my Death and the Last Vampire omnibus and what a fun little nightmare.
Mommy and daddy were fighting and it wasn’t pretty.
By that I mean me and Amazon – which one of is bad at math (yours truly) and Amazon wouldn’t help me get things resorted so the sale both started late and ended early.
Okay, mostly my fault, but what the heck is the PDT timezone. (don’t worry many reader fans have sine explained lolol including l’husbun)
Boooooo. Thanks for dealing that nonsense.
I hated how that turned out SO much that I conferred (plotted?) with my Hellfire team and we decided we needed ANOTHER SALE!
And with our merch sale stocked up with signed books and BRAND NEW shirts, mugs, and totes
It’s definitely time to treat yo’self.
NEW Tasting Red merch is here!
Get your Poison Apple & Lost Girls merch now!
BUT that’s not it! We have merch for Vegas Immortals now as well, don’t forget to grab you’re favorite artwork to go with your order!
Use code: NEWMERCH at checkout for 15% of apparel items!
Also, are you chomping at the bit to read Chasing Goldie, The next book in the Poison Apple series?
Every Friday I post a FLASHUFRIDAY (a completely raw, unedited look at what I’m writing) in my Facebook fan group Holly’s Hellions and here is a little lookeyloo
and here is what I posted this week
Goldie aka Goldielocks may have made an enemy of her bear shifter neighbor and he is NONE too happy about her attempts to be the BEST NEIGHBOR EVER
Let me start this off by saying I’m brilliant.
Way to come in hot and douchey, Holly
Okay okay, that’s fair.
But every since Breaking the Beast came out 2 weeks ago, I keep meaning to look up and personally thank whoever it was that inspired me for a particular pillowy subplot in this hot new release
Pillowy? What are you talking about, Holly?
oooh have you read it yet?!! Cause light spoiler ahead
Like Diet Coke but Diet Spoiler, or Spoiler Light
Holly, you aren’t making sense again, you little idiot
Your right, let’s take a look and the inspo for this epic subplot to Miranda and Xander’s hot and tawdry affair in Breaking the Beast
Two words: Pillow Fight!
I thought the idea came from a reader in my kickass reader group Holly’s Hellions – but going back I found the post and realized it’s the almighty meme lords who gave me this idea Of course, my Hellions *immediately* jumped all over it, encouraging this madness 🤣
Dooooooooo eeeet, Holly!!!!! And I LOVE how this fun subplot gives life to Vivien and Grim from VI: Death & the Last Vampire so many readers are obsessed with their chaos and we found the perfect way to keep it rolling.
Don’t believe me? Or want a refresher?
Let’s start a war…with Death. 😈
Excerpt from Breaking the Beast
|I was about to respond when a dark shadow advanced from behind my best friend. With a quick look around, I noticed how suddenly empty the lobby was. A spike of cold fear shot through my stomach.
Then the dark mass came into focus, and I recognized Grim in his black suit. He held a finger to his lips, motioning for me to keep silent.
But Vivien already noticed I’d become distracted. Her eyes widened as she whipped around, arm swinging to land a punch.
Grim easily caught it. She threw out the other fist and he twisted her by the first arm until her back was to him. She tried to kick him, but he dodged out of the way. Their movements were concise and supernaturally fast as they fought.
Grim locked down both of her wrists in one hand behind her back, forcing her to face me again. The whites of Vivien’s eyes nearly swallowed her irises as if she knew what terrible fate was about to befall her.
A fluffy white pillow poofed against her face with a gentle pat. When it dropped away, Vivien still wore the same stunned expression.“That makes six to four,” Grim said in a low rumbling voice before dropping a kiss on her cheek. He released her arms and turned to me. “Hello Miranda. I’d stay to chat, but my staying would only put me in danger.”
And then he was gone, pillow and all.
“That sonofabitch,” Vivien railed, throwing her hands up.
“So you’re losing the war huh?” I was grateful for a distraction from my talking sword problem. Which was an even greater distraction from getting off on Xander’s magnificent boner.
It was a Russian nesting doll of distractions.
“I ain’t losing nothing,” she said, holding out a finger. Vivien was incensed. “It isn’t over until it’s over.”
Eyyyy the girl who wrote a paranormal series called Vegas Immortals is actually IN Las Vegas this week.
L’husbun has a conference out here in the desert land of sin, and they put him up in the Luxor
… you know…the big black glass pyramid building?
The hotel I rebranded in my books for the Egyptian God of the Dead?
Ehh? Ehh? poke poke prod prod
Yes, gaaaawd, Holly we get it.
Well, when l’husbun asked if I wanted to tag along, I said “I’m in!”
I mean, seems like a no brainer.
Especially since I just released book one in the new Vegas Immortals series – The Beast and the Badass.
If you’ve read Breaking the Beast, you know far below the pyramid hotel is a prison where a feral, out of control god is being kept.
And if you read it, you also know I need to get my ass to writing book 2 so you get more answers!!!
So here I am, drawing inspiration from the neon lights, outrageous buffets, and loud casino machines.
|Ps I’ve been seeing a lot about readers fearful that book 2 – Claiming the Beast won’t be out for another year but fear not! – the date on the preorder is a mere placeholder
I currently plan to have book 2 out in January/February of 2024
Now, I haven’t been to the pyramid hotel since I was 19 and while I was in awe at the time of the Egyptian themed structure, this visit has me really wishing Grim ran the place.
Because dammit, Grim would have a dang mini fridge in every room!
Bitches love mini fridges.
I am bitches.
And boy, the rooms sure do have dark pyramid cavern vibes – even with all the lights on
It’s got me thinking about my reinvention of the hotel and things I would tweak further in my fantasy version
Like how I’ve really downplayed the casino part in Sinopolis. so maybe I need to jack that aspect up in the next book
In Breaking the Beast – Xander and Miranda are hella competitive over a game of Candy Land and then their competitiveness gets… uh… pretty heated
So maybe I need to throw them in a casino vibe and have them gamble on a bit more? Raise the stakes?
But the hell do I know about gambling?
I don’t even know how to work the penny slots
Or maybe I need to just boil it down to a good old fashioned game of strip poker?
But I need to get out of Vegas – mentally speaking that is
Because between playing and acting the part of dutiful wife with l’husbun’s business associates, I’m hard at work writing Chasing Goldie – the follow up to Tasting Red
So I’m gonna go write more words now so I can get ALL the books to you faster!
So i’ve been kind of hunkered down the last couple months
(although hello 2 releases in 2 weeks)
Death and the Last Vampire
Breaking the Beast
The last 2 months have been buying a house, then it was renovations, and the moving in and nesting
and , i nest HARD.
There won’t be any living out of boxes for 6 months.
In 2 weeks I have us 90% moved in. I’m talking pictures on the wall, books on the shelves, and furniture assembled.
My GOD there has been a lot of furniture assembly
blows on burning finger tips and rubs pulled ass muscles
Including but not limited to my new obsession – a chandelier with a HIDDEN blades that comes out when you turn the fan on!
You can see my sweet l’husbun putting it together in my office.
I saw one of these baby’s in my friend’s house years ago and swore to Grim that one day, ONE day I would have one of my own!
Today is that day, my friend.
I am soooo happy with our new library.
I’m all ready for you to come over and have tea with me while we read together, so grab your stuff and head on over!
And check out my office, with the beautiful gold bookcases
( i spent 8 full hours putting those beautiful ladies together with chapped finger tips but so worth it)
I don’t know about you, but I’m SUPER affected by my physical environment.
After moving a bunch of times the last 5 years – most of them back and forth between the east coast and back to Colorado, I feel soooooo good putting roots down.
Don’t cry, Holly. don’t make it weird
sniffle right, right, sorry.
and while we’ve been in a lovely apartment for the last year but having it serve as both my office, my husband’s office AND cramming our book cases… in there was a lot
I didn’t realize how claustrophobic I felt until moving
Now I feel parts of me coming alive that I hadn’t felt in so long. I’m talking pre-plague years!
I think it’s a sign I feel safe, grounded and balanced
Which is good news for your book consumption. baby.
While I’m still riding the release of Breaking the Beast
and whoa mama the response is still blowing me away (in the good way to clarify)
In Vegas, the Gods never sleep, and never die!
BREAKING THE BEAST?!
Do you have any idea how hard it is to get some alone time to just read a book?
I’ve been too busy dealing with vampires, gods, and supernatural B.S. running amok on the Vegas Strip. But I’m no stranger to duty or kicking ass.
That’s the reason I’m the keeper of an ancient fae weapon known as the Blade of Bane.
I’ve been summoned by the god of the dead to wield it against the beast he keeps in his basement.
But nothing has prepared me for the danger I’m about to meet. While I’ve been in constant physical danger, I can’t remember the last time my heart was at risk.
GAH! Writing this book was one of the hardest ones to date.
The way everyone LOVES Grim and Vivien from Death and the Last Vampire was epic and amazing, and I wanted so very badly to deliver another pulse-jittering, hot melty, supernaturally delicious read that would come up to snuff compared to the previous trilogy. 😭😭😭
And now that we are here🙌, I couldn’t be happier with how this book is going to rock your world.
So whether you are a massive Grim and Viv fan,
(and believe me you are going to L O V E their cameos in this book beyond reason 😈🤣🤣)
or if this is your first foray into one of my books,
this book is going to…
and leave you a trembling, limp (somewhat damp) noodle
over Xander’s scary, broken love and Miranda’s white-knuckled grip on her feelings and life. 🥺🥺🥺
Enjoy Breaking the Beast – Book One in The Beast and Badass series
and reader beware…
I put you on a cliff at the end of this one
AND I’M NOT SORRY!!!!
strokes your hair shhh shh shh little baby it’s okay, i promise it will be okay
okay, i’m a little sorry
But I also feed on reader outrage like a feeling gobbling author monster
licks chops mmmmmmmm delicious
Remember when I dropped the news that Death and the Last Vampire Omnibus was available?!
Well the PAPERBACK is now available for preorder on my shop! This paperback will come with a custom signed book plate.
Remember this is a preorder it will take 4-6 weeks for the books to be shipped.
At 838 pages this sucker can also double as a weapon, so yeah…
…take that into consideration…
it’s like a murdergift with purchase
AND AND Two bonus chapters at the end!!!!
so lot’s of gifties 🎁🎁🎁
Holly, you sound incoherent, you okay?
Why thank you for asking!
I’ve been moving into a new house the last several weeks and while it’s AMAZING AND GORGEOUS AND WONDERFUL AND I HAVE AN OFFICE TO MYSELF AGAIN, AT LAST
Holly, you are yelling…
whoops! 🤦♀️ err I’m a bit emotionally unstable and all over the place nesting as hard and as fast as I can
I can’t function until everything is put away and perfect. How effing convenient. 🙄
But I need to pause so we can talk about THIS real quick
Remember when I said something AWESOME was coming?!
Well SURPRISE! I am releasing Death and the Last Vampire as a complete series with not one but TWO bonus chapters!!!
Hint hint : think wedding vibes
Apparently bitches love weddings
…don’t lie, you are also bitches
I know I am!!!!
Now gimme some cake
This release is ESPECIALLY timely since Breaking the Beast comes out in mere weeks. EEK!
And while you could start in with Miranda and Xander cold, I know some readers are gearing up to reread Vivien and Grim’s whirlwind romance before moving on.
So now, there are some bonus epilogues included that you may or may not have read a long scary walk down the aisle and for my Timothy/Aaron shippers there is a moment between them that you WON’T want to miss.
Available in ebook on Amazon and on Kindle Unlimited June 29th
ATTENTION. ATTENTION. ATTENTION.
Signed copies of Breaking the Beast is now available for preorder in my shop!
Please remember that these books will not be shipped 4 – 6 weeks after the publication date!