Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Hold Me Until Midnight


If you haven't read a Christina Phillips novel, you've been missing out!! As someone who has been in more than one anthology and boxed set together (Taken by the Sheikh & Secret Confessions, Sydney Housewives) I can tell you she is a cracker of a story teller! 
But I'll let the blurb speak for itself... (BTW - isn't that cover gorgeous!!?)



Meet the three Grayson brothers. Big, bad and gorgeous.



HOLD ME UNTIL MIDNIGHT is the middle brother Jackson’s book. He’s an ex-street fighter who falls for a pampered princess who, despite the way things look, turns out to be exactly what he needs.



Every good girl loves a very bad boy…



Scarlett Ashford needs a date for her father’s wedding. Only she doesn’t just need a guy in a suit—she needs a bodyguard. The only problem is that Jackson Grayson is big and gorgeous and way too sexy. So much so that Scarlett’s tempted to let this hot bad boy ruin her oh-so-good reputation…



Jackson doesn’t do relationships and he certainly doesn’t sleep with clients. Yet he can’t fight their inconvenient attraction, or how badly he wants Scarlett’s warm and wicked curves against his body. He wants her. Now. Even if it’s just for one night, and even if walking away the next morning isn’t as easy as he thought.



Besides, one hot and incredibly intense night between a bad boy and a pampered princess could never turn into something real…could it?



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Watch out for Cooper and Alex’s books coming soon!
BIO

Christina Phillips is an ex-pat Brit who now lives in sunny Western Australia with her high school sweetheart and their family. She enjoys writing paranormal, historical and contemporary romance where the stories sizzle and the heroine brings her hero to his knees.



Christina is addicted to good coffee, expensive chocolate and bad boy heroes. She is also owned by three gorgeous cats who are convinced the universe revolves around their needs. They are not wrong.


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Saturday, June 6, 2015

What I'm up to...

I haven't posted on my blog for too long and thought I'd do an update. I've been busy writing - at this time mostly two stories are taking up most of my time. Here's a little about them:

Mutant Supreme - think sci-fi post apocalyptic romance. Think a chemical bomb and humans surviving either by living in domes or by their bodies adapting and becoming something more than human. An enforced evolution. Add in the bad guy (or woman in this case) who'd do anything to harness mutant powers, and a heroine who has no idea what she is capable of, let alone what she is - and a hero who has sacrificed everything to save her... yep, that's it in a nutshell.

Broken - This is a contemporary romance with a heroine based on the terrible condition my eldest daughter suffers from. I'm not far in at this stage, but it's emotional and close to my heart. And it's something I hope readers will relate to and maybe even learn a little about.

I've also started a xmas themed story which you'll here more about later on - obviously lol. It's also contemporary romance with a smidge of suspense and action thrown in =)

And will be shortly in discussion with Cathleen and Christina about another "Taken" anthology after the wonderful success of "Taken by the Sheikh."

Hope to have some more news soon of a couple of projects that will be published later on in the year. And that's not to forget my last ES Siren story: Ours to Share out in July of this year! This is one hot menage story I had loads of fun writing! =)
 


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Sale on boxed sets!

 Whether you're into gargoyles or sheikhs, you'll find both these three-book boxed sets on sale right now for 2.99! Winged and Dangerous is at Amazon, B&N and all e-book sellers, and Taken by the Sheikh is also at Amazon, B&N and all other sites! 




STONE-COLD LOVER
Book One in the Winged & Dangerous series


Heiress Loretta Shaw is notorious for her loose morals and sexual needs. Trouble is, it’s taken her one too many one-night stands to realize that no man can extinguish the sexual fire she feels toward her guardian, Cray Diamond.
A long-ago curse made Cray immortal—a gargoyle, a guardian, who is impelled to protect a human chosen by the curse. He is imprisoned in stone during daylight hours but dusk returns him to flesh and bone to carry out his immortal duty.
That Cray can shift between human and living gargoyle at night bothers Loretta not one bit. She’s seen him naked many times and her desire for him—in any shape or form—knows no bounds. She’s tired of his resistance. He’s her gargoyle … and she wants him in her bed.

ICE-COLD LOVER
Book two in the Winged and Dangerous series.

Celeste has been having vivid sexual dreams starring Pascal Daniels. The son of a mobster, he is every woman’s most dangerous fantasy. Pascal leads a charmed life and can have any woman he wants, any time he wants her. Celeste is determined to have him—but just once. Because she has a secret she will fight tooth and nail to protect. She is human in every way but one—hideous bat-like wings, a permanent legacy from her once-cursed gargoyle father, Cray.
Pascal is used to attention from women, but he’s looking for someone special. He’s interested in the ice queen, Celeste Diamond. He thinks hers is the perfect female form, one he’d do anything to possess. Pascal has decided it’s way past time to warm up the mysterious, elusive Celeste.
And perhaps he’ll share some secrets of his own.

RED-HOT LOVER
Book 3 in the Winged & Dangerous series.

A hot-blooded gargoyle, Zahlee knows that Steele, her gargoyle lover and leader of the Triskellon clan, is her perfect match in every way. But she burns for just one more touch from Saul, the human lover she left behind so many years ago. The same human she entrusted to raise and care for her son, Pascal—to keep him safe from the dangers of the gargoyle lifestyle.
Steele banishes Zahlee from the Triskellon clan and forces her to return to Saul and extinguish all yearning for her mortal ex. She quickly discovers a renewed lust for the only man she has ever loved. Their chemistry cannot be denied and combusts into a raging wildfire she never wants to end. 





Three Desert Sheikhs:Three Captive Brides.
Bound by duty to honor their father’s dying wish, three royal brothers must marry their destined brides… by whatever means necessary…
Book 1: Hostage to the Sheikh ~ Mel Teshco 


Sheikh Shahzad Salah al Din doesn’t have time for hearts and flowers, not when his parents’ bodies are barely even cold in their graves and his country, Omana, is on the brink of revolt. He has to secure peace by honoring a long ago arrangement to make English rose, Lexi Galvin, his wife. The trouble is strong-willed Lexi isn’t aware of her royal Arab lineage let alone her destiny. There is only one way Shahzad can guarantee she will be his queen … and he isn’t above using force to get it. 


Book 2: The Sheikh’s Mistaken Bride ~ Christina Phillips 


In order to secure a powerful alliance for his country, Khalid has no choice but to marry a neighboring princess. It’s not what he wants, but duty must come before pleasure. Yet when he meets the beautiful Sanura he changes his mind… only to discover the virgin in his bed is not his destined bride. 


Book 3: Sold to the Sheikh ~ Cathleen Ross 


He’d paid a fortune for his bride and he was determined to collect, whether she liked it or not.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Time Flies!

I feel like I've been taking two steps forward and three steps back this year, with it already being the fourth month HOLY SMOKES!!! Surely the clocks are spinning faster or something, cause it feels like I'm growing old faster than I can eat, drink and write (and be merry LOL!!)

On the writing front I'm hoping to hear news on Dimensional very soon - this is a 78k(ish) manuscript that is a cross between magical realism, contemporary, and time-travel romance. And probably straddles a few other genres too!

I'm also working on a secret project - all I can say is it's a short rural, but more news on that later!! =)

For now most of my energy and creativity has been directed toward Mutant Supreme - and this one is in first pov - loving the change! This story all started from a vivid dream, and I can honestly say it might be one of my fav stories to date. I'm heading toward 40k but I'm aiming for around 90k on this one, so it'd going to take me a good half year to finish it between my other projects!

Cathleen Ross, Christina Phillips and I are also hoping to do another boxed set soon - hoping we'll each find the month or two needed to get our stories done!

I'm leaving you now (again) with the gorgeous cover of my gargoyle stories - LOVE this so much!!


http://www.amazon.com/Winged-Dangerous-Mel-Teshco-ebook/dp/B00U7WJ00W/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1425529305&sr=1-1&keywords=winged+and+dangerous

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Winged & Dangerous


So pleased to share that my gargoyles series, Winged & Dangerous, is now in one boxed set and at the special price of 99c for just two weeks!  It's available at Amazon, Nook, and other great e-tailers!

 STONE-COLD LOVER
Book One in the Winged & Dangerous series

Heiress Loretta Shaw is notorious for her loose morals and sexual needs. Trouble is, it’s taken her one too many one-night stands to realize that no man can extinguish the sexual fire she feels toward her guardian, Cray Diamond.
A long-ago curse made Cray immortal—a gargoyle, a guardian, who is impelled to protect a human chosen by the curse. He is imprisoned in stone during daylight hours but dusk returns him to flesh and bone to carry out his immortal duty.
That Cray can shift between human and living gargoyle at night bothers Loretta not one bit. She’s seen him naked many times and her desire for him—in any shape or form—knows no bounds. She’s tired of his resistance. He’s her gargoyle … and she wants him in her bed.

ICE-COLD LOVER
Book two in the Winged and Dangerous series.

Celeste has been having vivid sexual dreams starring Pascal Daniels. The son of a mobster, he is every woman’s most dangerous fantasy. Pascal leads a charmed life and can have any woman he wants, any time he wants her. Celeste is determined to have him—but just once. Because she has a secret she will fight tooth and nail to protect. She is human in every way but one—hideous bat-like wings, a permanent legacy from her once-cursed gargoyle father, Cray.
Pascal is used to attention from women, but he’s looking for someone special. He’s interested in the ice queen, Celeste Diamond. He thinks hers is the perfect female form, one he’d do anything to possess. Pascal has decided it’s way past time to warm up the mysterious, elusive Celeste.
And perhaps he’ll share some secrets of his own.

RED-HOT LOVER
Book 3 in the Winged & Dangerous series.

A hot-blooded gargoyle, Zahlee knows that Steele, her gargoyle lover and leader of the Triskellon clan, is her perfect match in every way. But she burns for just one more touch from Saul, the human lover she left behind so many years ago. The same human she entrusted to raise and care for her son, Pascal—to keep him safe from the dangers of the gargoyle lifestyle.
Steele banishes Zahlee from the Triskellon clan and forces her to return to Saul and extinguish all yearning for her mortal ex. She quickly discovers a renewed lust for the only man she has ever loved. Their chemistry cannot be denied and combusts into a raging wildfire she never wants to end.
Zahlee yearns for happiness with her son and her human lover. A gargoyle must sacrifice much to live in the human world, but she is willing to give all for their love.



And Camilla, my contribution to the Secret Confessions: Sydney housewives is now out! Yeah!! Loved writing Camilla. And don't forget all eleven of these fab stories are available in Big W and Target in Australia.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Yours to Explore!






I have another 'pretty' to add to the collection. This one is a bundle of the first three books in the 'Yours to..." stories, available now for pre-order on Amazon and released February 12th. If you haven't had a chance to read these yet this is the perfect opportunity.



It's 2202 and three ships are on their way to start a new colony, but the twelve-month trip on Earth Ship Siren is filled with its own dangers ... and desires.

Rita Songworth escaped the dying Earth by earning her place on the ES Siren as part of the hard-assed infantry. But her relationship with the malicious lieutenant Zane was doomed almost before it began, unlike her attraction to the gorgeous and highly forbidden prisoner, Tristan MacFallan.


Alex Tariel knew his only chance to get a place on ES Siren was as a prisoner, so he stole water rations. Instead of keeping his head down, he gets coerced into fighting in the rounds. Getting patched up by Sienna makes it worthwhile. Corporal Sienna Jade never expected to see with the man who tried to kill her again. Now Lieutenant Zane has her and Alex in his sights. While Sienna tries to keep control of her feelings for Alex, Alex would do anything to protect her, if only she'd let him.


When Lily Kwan does a dirty deal with the disgusting Andrew Zane, she shoots straight to the top of Master Sergeant Connor Madison's hit list of drug runners – and no one's tougher than the Siren's hard-eyed quartermaster. Nothing can save the geeky doctor now, not her family's money, nor her brilliant mind. Not even the smile in her eyes.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cover Reveal: Ours to Share


Isn't this cover pretty! This is book eight of the nine book continuity (so far!) that reveals stories of peoples lives as they travel through space to reach the new, livable planet of Solitaire.

This is available for pre-order on Amazon, along with Ours to Save by Shona Husk and Ours to Embrace by Denise Rossetti. Remember the Yours to... and the Mine to... books are available now from all great e-tailers! 

More good news about this series coming soon...

BLURB:

If stealing from the rich to give to the poor is a crime, then Silo Warrick is a felon of the highest order.

A gifted horticulturist found guilty of stealing from the elite greenhouses, Silo is also an extraordinary musician, and therefore the perfect con to throw onboard the Earth Ship Siren. Though he's promised a fresh start on Solitaire, Silo's not about to believe his captors.


But his disgust of the elite is about to be challenged by highbrow lovers Cloey Pederson and Jasmine Hewitt. They aren't the arrogant and superior snobs Silo has learned to hate, even though trusting them is a whole ballpark out of his league.


One woman might whet Silo's carnal appetite; two is cause for all his wet dreams to come true. But are Cloey and Jasmine double the trouble or twice as nice?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Cover Reveal! MOON THRALL


Loving my cover for my paranormal romance novella, Moon Thrall. This story is available now from Amazon, Smashwords and all great e-tailers!

Elyse Wellston escapes from her brutal, violent ex-fiance to a remote cabin in Australia. Fearing for her life, Elyse knows it doesn’t make sense for her to react the way she does upon meeting the enigmatic Dane Maddox.
Only when she discovers he is a werewolf and she is his weren—his mate and a werewolf herself—does she begin to understand the hot, sexual yearning within. No longer does she need to act out a desire she doesn’t feel. Dane is everything she wants. But will her ex end her happiness and her sexual fulfillment before it even has a chance to begin?

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Writing Goals for 2015!


2014 was a pretty full-on year, and except for family time, I have no intention this year of slowing down - unless I need to occasionally smell the roses *g*

The next ES Siren book, Ours to Share, will be released early this year (eek, I'm nowhere near finished it!) If you love menage stories I'm hoping you'll enjoy this one =)

It looks like Dimensional has found a publisher. I have some revisions for that before sending it back into my editor, so I'm hoping it will be released mid-late 2015. This one is a 75k book, and very different to my erotic works. Think fantasy crossed with paranormal crossed with time travel (ish) contemporary... hmm. 

Harlequin Escape will be also releasing my short story, Camilla! This is the 2nd last book in the Sydney Housewives anthology, where secrets reign!

I will also be working on another boxed set with Cathleen Ross and Christina Phillips - we have such fun on these and work really well together. We're talking of a motorcycle gang Yeah!!

There's also a pretty big chance Shona Husk, Denise Rossetti and I will be writing another ES Siren story - these will be on the new world of Solitaire - go us!!

If I get time - I'll make time! - I have a story I really need to get down. It involves a heroine who is unlucky enough to have the same disease my eldest daughter suffers from ... I'll have more about this when I finally get some of it down on paper (or screen).

Looks like my other partials will have to wait that bit longer now to be finished! LOL. 

... and the moment I get my cover finalized, I'll be re-releasing Moon Thrall. LOVE this cover!

Whatever you are all doing, I hope you have a wonderful and blessed 2015 =)))))

 

Monday, December 29, 2014

99c ebook deal!

Don't forget that Taken by the Sheikh is still at the incredibly low price of 99c - grab it while you can! That's three stories (around 80k) for the price of one short story!! And we've had some incredible reviews already - Seven 5 star reviews on Amazon, and a 4 star. 




Here's our latest review:

I fell in love with this anthology on the first page, and didn`t put it down until I finished all three stories. Teshco had me completely hooked. I was on the edge of my seat through her entire, well written, captivating tale. Phillips` story was comically priceless and romantically satisfying. She also broke my heart and then mended it with an emotional rollercoaster. Ross wraps up this triad with the perfect ending. She wraps up the loose ends in a romantic, yet exasperating, tale. The stories, written by these three separate authors, mesh together fantastically into an unforgettable whole.

The separate stories in this novel being about three brothers makes them that much better. Readers really get a sense of who the characters are and where they come from. Also, the three different writing styles suit their respective stories perfectly, highlighting the couples within.

This is definitely a must read for all lovers of romance. It can easily be read as three fantastic novellas, or together as an absolutely unforgettable novel.

Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review. 

~Pure Jonel