Monday, April 14, 2014

Inked in the Steel City Book 6 is Here! Today is Irresistible Ink Release Day.

Ready for James' story? ;)


Unbelievable… After months of admiring Arianna during their tattoo sessions, James is half in love and completely in lust. When he finally asks her out, things move at lightning speed, until he gets her home… Where someone has abandoned a baby on his doorstep. Arianna should be running in the opposite direction, so why is she the one who comes to his rescue when he has nowhere else to turn?
Unlovable…  Arianna’s past holds a secret sure to crush James’ attraction to her, which is too bad because he’s exactly the kind of guy she’d choose for herself, if things had been different. She knows she should abandon their failed attempt at a fling, but she can’t turn her back on him and his newborn niece – they need all the help they can get. Being a part of his life while fighting her feelings for him is hard, and resisting his feelings for her is even harder.
Just released at…
AMAZON     B&N     APPLE     KOBO     ARe
Also available in paperback at…

CHAPTER 1 
James was already halfway in love with Arianna. How could he not be? She was like a goddess in his tattoo chair. The rest of the Hot Ink Tattoo Studio had faded into the background, a blur of light and noise and things he didn’t – couldn’t – give a damn about as long as she was there. He couldn’t have said what song was playing on the radio, or how many other clients were in the shop, if his life had depended on it. And he’d been going like this for hours...
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Wow, it's finally here -- release day for James' story. As anyone who follows the series knows, James was the last single member of the Hot Ink staff. I've been writing this series for about 2.5 years, giving each artist and shop receptionist a story of their own (Eric and Mina shared a book). And it's been fun. Having a series -- a world and characters I can return to -- that readers are also invested in is a very satisfying and exciting experience for a writer. All of my characters live inside my head and my heart, but with a series, they live inside readers' too. So now that Book 6 is here and everyone at Hot Ink has been given a HEA, I want readers to know that I plan to write an 'extra' 7th book.
Because I'm not ready to let Hot Ink go yet, and a reader gave me a really good idea that's set the wheels turning in my head. Right now I'm hard at work on my new Lock and Key Series, preparing for its launch in June, but I do plan to work that 7th book into my schedule. So I hope that those who've enjoyed the Inked in the Steel City Series will be happy to have a 7th book to look forward to, just like I look forward to returning to the Hot Ink world. :)
Thank you for the years of support that kept me excited and motivated while writing the 6 'main' books of the Inked in the Steel City Series. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

New Series Reveal: Lock and Key (Debuting June 2014)

 Men in uniform, suspense and Southern heat. A new series from Ranae Rose, debuting June 2014.
Officer Next Door (Book 1)
How can anyone resist temptation when it’s right next door?
Riley County North Carolina has a lot to offer: coastal views as far as the eye can see, and men in uniform who are even more gorgeous. Home to the most notorious prison in the state, Alicia’s new hometown is crawling with men who carry their own handcuffs and know how to use them – like Officer Liam Alexander, her one and only neighbor. After catching him out of uniform, she can’t resist pausing to enjoy the show. When Liam’s Southern charm drives him across the property line, life gets hotter than the Carolina summer could possibly account for. Unfortunately, there’s a dark side to life in the coastal haven, even with an officer next door.
Coordinating special events at a historic – and supposedly haunted – plantation is enough to have Alicia questioning her senses and her sanity, but the spirits of the past take a backseat to a pair of escaped convicts who blaze a trail of mayhem across Riley County. Not even the most intense chemistry can survive the perils that make a sunny seaside town a dangerous place to be after dark … can it?
RELEASING JUNE 2014
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Okay, so this is my 'big news' I've mentioned a few times on Facebook and the like... Well, any time anyone would listen, really (I hate keeping a good secret like this). I came up with the idea for the Lock and Key Series a couple years ago, but at the time I was too busy with other series to actually write it. So I waited until my schedule could accommodate it and then I started having fun. Seriously -- men in uniform, some serious hauntings, a dose of mayhem and my favorite Southern state... I'm basically in writing heaven with this series. 

Hope you'll enjoy Lock and Key too when June rolls around. I'll be posting more updates as it approaches. ;)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Read Ch. 1 of Irresistible Ink Early


I just added a pre-release excerpt from Irresistible Ink (Inked in the Steel City, #6) to my site. So if you'd like to get to know James & Arianna early, you can. ;)

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James was already halfway in love with Arianna. How could he not be? She was like a goddess in his tattoo chair. The rest of the Hot Ink Tattoo Studio had faded into the background, a blur of light and noise and things he didn’t – couldn’t – give a damn about as long as she was there. He couldn’t have said what song was playing on the radio, or how many other clients were in the shop, if his life had depended on it. And he’d been going like this for hours...


The whole story will be available in ebook and print formats April 14th.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

'Kiss Him, He's Irish' March Newsletter Contest Winner Announcement

Thank you to all who participated in the 'Kiss Him, He's Irish' contest included in the March edition of my newsletter. A winner has been randomly selected, and it's...

Eleanor H.

Congrats, Eleanor! I've contacted Eleanor via e-mail, so if that's you, you should have a message from me waiting in your inbox.

She won her choice of my books featuring heroes with Irish heritage (a signed paperback copy) and an assortment of book goodies (buttons, key chain, post cards, etc.).

  

As always, my next newsletter will include a new subscribers-only contest. If you'd like to receive the April edition but aren't a subscriber, you can sign up via the form below. Just type your e-mail address in the box and hit 'enter'. You'll receive one e-mail newsletter per month, and your contact info will never be shared or sold.





Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

It's Official: Hot Ink's Last Bachelor is Meeting His Match on April 14th

The official release date for Irresistible Ink (Inked in the Steel City Book 6) has been set. James' story will release on April 14th.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

New! Half Moon Shifters Series Box Set - $2.99 Now - March 31st Only


My Half Moon Shifters Series is now available as a box set for the first time ever. To celebrate, the 4 book set is on sale for $2.99 now - March 31st 2014 only. (Will be $7.99 starting April 1st.)

The box set includes:


  • Lonely Alpha
  • True Alpha
  • Bright Blue Moon
  • A Taste of Honey
If you'd like, you can find out more about the Half Moon Shifters Series at my site's Half Moon Shifters Page.

Box set currently available at...

AMAZON     B&N

Saturday, March 1, 2014

February Newsletter Contest Winner Announcement

Thank you to all who participated in my February newsletter contest. The winner is...

Sarah R.


Sarah won the phoenix gemstone pendant necklace and signed postcard. I've contacted her via e-mail, so if that's you, you should have a message from me in your inbox.

Ready for a new contest for March? My newsletter will be going out today, and as always, the new edition will include a new giveaway. If you're not a subscriber but would like to be, you can sign up via the form below. Insert your e-mail address and hit 'enter' to subscribe: