We Have a Winner

 

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Congratulations to Leslee C. the first winner of a $25 Amazon gift certificate. Leslee was randomly selected from all the subscribers to my mailing list after the first one hundred new sign-ups mark was reached.  Leslee has been contacted and her gift certificate delivered.

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Don’t worry if you didn’t win this time, I’ve reset the count and once I get another one hundred sign-ups, I’ll do another draw.

Remember, winners are randomly picked from ALL names on the list (so if you have already signed up, you’re automatically entered and you are eligible for every subsequent draw).

Subscribers to my mailing list get the news first.  They were the first to know about Tantor Media picking up Harry’s stories for audio and they will be the first to know the yet to be released name of Harry’s next book.

So, what are you waiting for? If you haven’t already, join my mailing list by clicking HERE.

Harry’s Coming Out!

No, not out of the closet. I’m not even referring to the fact that Deadlocked is coming out on Monday. What I mean is that Harry is attending her first (and probably last) cotillion.

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Hosted by fellow author, Romarin Demetri, the Supernatural London Underground character cotillion event starts today and runs over the weekend. Harry has been entered in the “best dressed” competition and you can help out by visiting the event and voting for her.

There’s a great list of authors participating:

Tabitha Barret (The Third Throne)
J.S. Burke (Dragon Dreamer)
Romarin Demetri (The Supernatural London Underground)
Lisa Emme (The Harry Russo Diaries)
J.L. Gribble (Steel Empires)
Debbie Manber Kupfer (P.A.W.S.)
K.W. Taylor (The Red Eye)

The poll opens at 10pm EST June 4th and closes Monday June 6th at the stroke of midnight. There are also some great prizes up for grabs so visit the Facebook event page HERE and don’t forget to vote!

Having never attended a cotillion or even been entered in a “best-dressed” event, I couldn’t help but wonder what Harry would wear. Here are a couple possibilities. Which do you think Harry would pick? Vote for ‘red’ or ‘pink’ in the comments below.

 

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What a Girl Wants

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Excerpt from Home Again

What did she really want?  More sex was the first thing that came to mind.  Oh man, sex with Mike had been incredible, and it wasn’t just because she had been having a particularly long dry spell.  Allie had spent the last week reliving their afternoon encounter, imagining his hands, his tongue, his – Allie blushed and busied herself behind the bar trying to think about something, anything else, but it was no use.  Her body ached to feel his touch again, but it was so much more than just the sex.  She found that she really missed him, being with him, seeing his twinkling, green eyes and his cheeky grin.  Allie Daniels, you are in so much trouble.

Home Again
by Lisa Emme

Get your copy today on Amazon. Or read for free on Kindle Unlimited!

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A Deal with the Devil

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Excerpt from Tooth and Claw

I was in hell.  Surely I must have died and I was in one of the nine circles of hell, the one where sinners go and have to sit through endless petitions from long-winded immortals who thought the small print on a legal contract was scintillating.  I was actually sitting in Dante’s Inferno, the nightclub, so the comparison was appropriate.

It was the night of my weekly visit to the Magister.  As an added bonus tonight, for some reason Salvador decided that I should accompany him while he held an audience with his vampire subjects.

I should have known that Salvador had something special in store, when Henry, the limo driver that picked me up each week, arrived with a familiar white box tied with a blood red bow, a sure sign that Salvador had been shopping for me again.  Since it was now part of our new agreement, I had no choice but to accept it.

I actually liked today’s selection, not that I hadn’t liked the previous McQueen dress.  I just wasn’t used to wearing clothes that cost more than three times my former monthly rent.  I didn’t have a clue how much this dress cost, probably not as much as the McQueen, but I’m sure it was up there, judging from the pearl and crystal embellishment that covered it.  The dress itself was an Alice & Olivia in white silk.  It had a high neck with a flare silhouette, the skirt coming to about mid-thigh.  The reverse cut out back left more bare skin than I was comfortable with when dealing with vampires, but I could live with it.  Or, at least I hoped I could.

So far, I had managed to keep from ruining it, like I had the last dress Salvador gave me.  And that was despite the fact that I had to take down a bitchy vampire intent on tearing out my throat.

Tooth and Claw – The Harry Russo Diaries, volume 2
by Lisa Emme

Available on Amazon, Kobo, iTunes, Barnes & Noble

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Harry’s Adventure Continues

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Excerpt from Tooth and Claw 

I love churches.  There is something almost magical about them.  I don’t mean my kind of magic, I just mean something that makes them feel special.  Maybe it’s the calm and hushed voices, the reverence they make you feel.  Whatever the case, St. Anthony’s, with its gleaming stain glass windows, was one of my favourite churches in the city.

I was here for a funeral.  Well, I wasn’t actually here to attend the funeral; I was working.  Often, we get an order to provide flowers for a funeral service that the family would then like transported to the site of internment.  It meant I had to hang around until the end of the service and grab the flowers, then drive them to the cemetery.  We had been so busy lately, I had actually hired a delivery guy, but he was out making deliveries across town, so I was working this one.

Mourners were slowly beginning to trickle in and find seats.  I was standing to the side in one of the small chapels off the main nave, trying to be discreet and watching the ghost of the recently departed pace back and forth in front of his own coffin.  At least it wasn’t an open coffin.  I really don’t get that.   Why would you want to stare at a dead guy?  Did you need proof he was dead or something?

Tooth and Claw – The Harry Russo Diaries, volume 2
by Lisa Emme

Available on Amazon, Kobo, iTunes, Barnes & Noble

Harry Can Take Care of Herself

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Excerpt from Dead and Kicking

…I crept as quietly as I could, but it was pretty much a given that I couldn’t hide from a vampire’s amped up hearing or sense of smell.  When I reached the end of the wall dividing the hall and the kitchen, I started to peek around the corner only to be abruptly grabbed and thrown against the wall.

“Gaak!”  I said.  Hey, you try talking when a six foot goon with the strength of a vampire has his arm cross your windpipe.

Tomas had pinned my knife hand as well as my throat.  He grinned at me smugly.  I could see Salvador lounging unconcerned across the room.  My vision began to blur from the lack of oxygen as I let my knees give out a little, shifting more of my weight onto his arm.  Surprised, he loosened his grip enough that I was able to take a rasping breath.  I quickly brought my knee up to his groin as hard as I could.  It was satisfying to know that whatever he was, he still felt it when he got one in the ‘nads.  Tomas let go of my arm and I slid down the wall.  Unwilling to hope that a shot to the junk was enough to keep him down, I followed through with a quick punch to his throat.  He fell to one knee and I sprang away…

Dead and Kicking – The Harry Russo Diaries, volume 1
By Lisa Emme

Available at Amazon, Kobo, iTunes and Barnes & Noble

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Start at the Beginning

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What are you waiting for?

Excerpt from Dead and Kicking:

…The basement of the club was a warren of dark, narrow hallways lined with doors behind which, who knew what was happening.  Unfortunately the throbbing beat from the dance floor above wasn’t enough to drown out some of the sounds filtering through the odd door, so I had a pretty good idea of what was going on behind at least some of them.

A door abruptly opened as we were walking past and I caught a glimpse inside, confirming my suspicions.  We were in an S&M sex club.  A few steps later, another door opened and a tall, blonde vampire wearing 5-inch, lace up platform ankle boots stepped out into the hall.  She pulled a gauzy robe on over her black, patent leather corset.

“Now you be a very good boy Murray and wait there for me.”  She tapped the end of a riding crop against her black leather glove.  “You know what happens when you are naughty.”  She turned and saw me, raising an appraising eyebrow.  “Come to play, Kitten?” she purred, reaching out with the end of the riding crop to stroke my cheek.

I flinched away, not wanting it to touch me and she laughed.  I turned and looked her in the eye and it was her turn to flinch.  “Not unless you want me to snap that thing in half and stake you through the heart with it, Sweetheart.”  I smiled sweetly and her eyes widened in surprise.  Her face twisted into a snarl and she took a step towards me.

Stefan put a hand against her chest, giving her a little push backwards.  “Not now Simeen, this one’s not for you.”

Simeen threw me a contemptuous look and then turned with a flourish.  Her robe billowed behind her like a cape as she stalked off down the hall.  The cheeks of her bare ass jiggled as she walked.  It kind of ruined the whole effect…

Dead and Kicking – The Harry Russo Diaries, volume 1
By Lisa Emme

Available at Amazon, Kobo, iTunes and Barnes & Noble

Two Great Giveaways!

So I have two things going on this month.  The first is that I’m happy to say my romantic suspense Home Again will be released on February 29th.  I’m really excited to get to share this book with you.  It is actually the first novel I ever wrote and it will always hold a place dear to my heart because of that.  Plus, it’s a great story with a sweet romance about second chances in love and family, some suspense and a whole lotta spice for those that enjoy reading steamy scenes.

To celebrate Home Again‘s release, I am running a Goodreads Giveaway all this month starting today.  Click to follow the link and enter!  There are three signed copies up for grabs.

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My other great giveaway started on February 5th and runs until March 6th.  It’s organized by I Love Vampire Novels and there will be six winners in all.  First prize includes a $25 gift card for Amazon and a signed copy of Dead and Kicking.  There are also digital copies of Harry’s first book for the five lucky runner-ups.  Follow the link and enter today!

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As always, everyone can win by just signing up for my newsletter.  Click here to subscribe and you will be given a sneak peek at the first chapter of Deadlocked – the Harry Russo Diaries, volume 3.

Deadlocked coming soon

It’s Almost Time! Starts Tomorrow!

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The first ever Crazy Canuck New Year’s Blog Hop runs from December 27th to January 2nd.

Did you get a new reading device for the holidays? Perfect timing! Join in on the hop and find some great Canadian authors to load up on your Kindle, Kobo or iPad.

Check back here tomorrow for my blog post. I’ll be sharing some of my favourite Canadian fantasy authors with you and of course, you will have the opportunity to get in on the fabulous Grand Prize which includes:

Digital copies of a book from each participating author including:
Altering Authority by Ashley Dooley
Dead and Kicking by Lisa Emme
Something in the Air by Marie Landry
Magic Resistant by Veronica DelRosa
The Naughty List by Cori Vidae
Firefly: Ice Born by P.M. Pevato
Thirteen by Shannon Peel
Enemy Within by Marysol James
Questing for a Dream by P.D. Workman
Vice by Rosanna Leo
Lakeshore Secrets by Shannyn Leah
Guarding Midnight by Kacey Hammell
3013:Renegade by Susan Hayes
The Raven Room by Ana Medeiros
Alien Next Door: Complete Series by Jessica E. Subject
Slow Ride Home by Leah Braemel
One Gold Heart by Sadie Haller
Unconditional Devotion by Kayleigh Malcolm
Festive Persuasion by Charlene Roberts
Two $10 gift cards for Chapters-Indigo

And don’t forget to visit ALL of our participating bloggers and authors!

Lisa Emme PD Workman
Ashley Dooley Shannyn Leah
Marie Landry Susan Hayes
Shannon Peel Kacey Hammel
Veronica DelRosa Ana Medeiros
Cori Vidae Jessica Subject
Amie Stockton Kayleigh Malcolm
Marysol James Romarin Demetri
Natasza Waters Sadie Haller
PM Pevato Leah Braemel
Marie Johnston Charlene Roberts
Rosanna Leo