Thursday, April 30, 2015

Alphas on the Prowl



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Scent of a Scandal



Awe and Isnay have been secretly flirting, but they can’t be together since neither of their packs will bless the union. Is desire to follow pack law stronger than their desire for each other? 

Teaser:

Awe approached his alphas, his gaze to the ground in submission.

Susan patted the cushion in front of them. “Sit.” Her twin pups slept in a basket next to them, curled together in their furry feral form. They were cute at this age, until their teeth came in then they would being chewing on everything. Including ankles.

Awe did as he was told. That was what hunters did – provide for the pack, protect the pack, and obey their alphas. He set his bag, containing the gift for Isnay, next to the cushion and he ignored his guilt. That last oath had some gray lines and he might have crossed one a little too far.

Today was laundry day for the Ohneka pack. Isnay would be by the river that separated their lands with other omegas from her pack, doing the wash. Their packs had disliked each for as long as he’d lived. Well, everyone disliked his pack. Except Isnay. She didn’t seem to mind. He wanted to give her the necklace and if he didn’t hurry she be gone for another six days. She couldn’t wait for him. The hunters of her pack guarded their precious omegas. They’d usher her home once her chores were done.

Sorin cleared his throat. Even sitting, the alpha still loomed over him. “We have a task for you.”

“Today?” Awe’s heart sank. He’d have to wait for the next time the Ohneka did laundry to give Isnay her gift.

Sorin’s brow furrowed. “Of course today. You’re the only hunter off duty.”

Next to him, Susan sighed and set her small hand on Sorin’s thigh. “Did you have other plans?”

Awe shook his head. If he voiced a denial, they would smell his lie. It was difficult to have an affair without lying, but not impossible. He’d learned his lesson. A few moons ago, he’d asked Sorin if a cross-pack mating were possible for him and Isnay. His alpha had outright refused and banned him from seeking her attention. The Apisi had plenty of unmated females from which Awe could choose.



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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Cover Reveal!!





Shapeshifter Romance Boxed Set!

Releasing April 28th

My inclusion is Scent of a Scandal. A short novella based in the Chronicles of Eorthe series. All stories are new material.

Awe and Isnay have been secretly flirting but they can’t be together because their wolf packs have been rivals for ages. Neither of their alphas will bless the union.
Is desire to follow pack law stronger than their desire for each other?


Here are some links to snippets and blurbs of the other stories included in this boxset.

http://lashellcollins.com/2015/04/04/alphas-on-the-prowl/

http://naughtynightspress.blogspot.ca/2015/04/cover-reveal-alphas-on-prowl-box-set.html?zx=76ecaf324a285840




Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Release Day!


Scent of Valor is out today!



Courage blooms in the meekest of hearts.

Chronicles of Eorthe, Book 2
After spending twenty years trapped in her civil body, Kele can finally shift into feral form. By tooth and claw, she’s determined to climb the Payami pack hierarchy.

Her parents plan to mate her with a hunter from a rival pack, but her heart’s already been stolen by the most unsuitable wolf possible—Peder, an omega male. She’d gladly give him her body except he’s disappeared from her life. Maybe into the thieving arms of another female.

Peder has spent every moment of their forced separation training to be a hunter. When he hears of her arranged marriage, he fears he’s waited too long to trespass back onto Payami lands to fight for her hand—but he damned well isn’t giving up.

On his journey to confront Kele, Peder is attacked and wakes in a cage, helpless as a band of vampires attack Kele’s mating party. Separated by social standing, thrown together by tragedy, they must work together to survive. And find out if their attraction is merely puppy love, or a bond that’s stronger than time.

Warning: This book contains an omega male who’s done submitting and a hunter female who isn’t used to needing anyone to come to her rescue. Violence ensues, not for the faint of heart.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dragons, Halloween, and Recovering

 It's my favorite time of year.

Halloween!


My youngest son will be a ninja and my oldest will pass out candy. I'm going to try to get him to let me paint his face like this again. 



I'm decorating the house like a crime scene. It's not done yet because I'm still slow moving from surgery. I've lost 25lbs! 


Not His Dragon, first draft, is almost completed. I just have the climax to finish then it's off to edits. 

Scent of Valor is releasing next week.



There will be a contest on my blog tour and I'll post links here to enter. Also on my Facebook page, I will be running random contests all week in celebration.

Last but not least, here's a picture of me from my Walking Dead phone app.

 Yes, I'm easily amused.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Gastric Sleeve

*blows dust off blog*

I haven't been goaling much this year. I had a sole focus for 2014 and had kept it mostly a secret until now. My husband knew, most of my co-workers, and a few close friends I could trust not to hurt me.

For as long as I could remember, I'd been called fat. Even when I wasn't. I was 125lbs in high school and it was always commented on how much better I'd look if I was just a few pounds lighter. I'd come to terms with this abuse a long time ago and accepted myself for who I was but in the last two years my weight has been affecting my health. I got trapped in a bad circle between being told to exercise more yet not being able to do this due to arthritis. To make a loooooong story short, I decided to get a gastric sleeve.

This was not an easy decision. I've been a critical care nurse for over twenty years and working in a level I trauma center I've seen it all. The 'all' including gastric bypasses going bad. Sometimes knowledge isn't the best thing to have, but being a nurse gave me the advantage to get to know all the surgeons on a personal level. Not all doctors are made equal. They are like mechanics. Once you find a good one, don't let him/her go. I watched this one surgeon who introduced the gastric sleeve to our hospital for years and kept tabs on his record. (Meaning how many ended up in ICU vs not.) They all did well. After two years of watching and attempting to lose weight the regular way I made an appointment.

My trouble is not losing the weight. My trouble is keeping it off. I'm hungry ALL the time. There is no off button. His bariatric clinic is tough to get in to and they won't schedule you for surgery until we'd tried many things to understand my weight loss issues. After ten months, I discovered a lot about myself that I hadn't been aware of like the fact that I'm not a big fan of healthy meat or that my weight loss calorie threshold is very low (1000 calorie/day). Most people is 1200-1400 cal per day. 

To get to the point, I finally had the sleeve done this week. I'm hoping to avoid diabetes and hypertension that strikes my family members in their late forties due to obesity. Now that I've achieved this difficult goal, I hope to get back to writing. My weight loss this week in 2.5lbs. Total weight loss for 2014=18lbs. 

It's feels great to tell people. I was so fearful. All it would have taken was one negative person and I would have quit the program. I'm thankful for those who supported me and helped ease my fears to get me to this point. 

Goal this week is to progress to full liquid diet and write three chapters on dragon. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Let Me In


A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.




It's no secret that I love to read, write, and watch vampires. So it surprised me that I missed this film. I hadn't even known it existed. Someone from Canada was chatting with me about this movie (It's on the Canadian Netflix.) The movie came out in 2010.


Here's the Trailer

The movie appealed to me. It's old school vampire, which I'm a huge fan. I like it when the vampire actually acts like a monster and not a human with a blood fetish. The actress who played the vampire did a beautiful balancing act of innocence and cunning.

I highly recommend this movie to vampire fans who want a new spin on the genre.

Annie Nicholas

www.annienicholas.com
author of the ANGLER series