Cover Reveal for When Darkness Whispers by Lisa Carlisle (@lisacbooks)

I’m excited to share this news because I’ve worked on this book for years. I’ve written and rewritten it as there is so much packed into the pages. It’s thrilling–and somewhat terrifying–to announce. Perhaps because it’s a project I’ve worked on for so long, it seems strange not to work on it.

So here it is. The cover of my upcoming release, When Darkness Whispers!

Some memories are better left forgotten…

Haunted by an unclear past, biologically enhanced Marine, Eva Montreaux, can’t be distracted from her mission. With American troops being brutally murdered on the island of Okinawa, it’s more than priority. It’s critical. But when her investigation brings her face to face Marcos Delacruz, it triggers memories. Ones she lost. Memories that somehow include him.

Marcos Delacruz has tried to forget the woman who left him with nothing but empty promises. Even now, three years later, Eva doesn’t seem to express any guilt over breaking his heart. In truth, she seems to barely recognize him. This deployment has been challenging enough with too many restless spirits haunting the island. But when his own investigation forces him to cross paths with her once more, Marcos discovers there may be a deeper truth.

With the number of murders claiming rapidly and the rising need to track the murderer across the tropical island, Eva struggles to reclaim what she lost. But the island holds darker elements–a serial killer. One that doesn’t appear to be human.

Thrust into a world she can’t escape, Eva must discover a way to stop a murderer from destroying anyone else’s future, but how can she succeed if she can’t even remember what role Marcos played in her past?

      When Darkness Whispers is a unique blend of paranormal and military romance you won’t want to put down! If you like haunting mystery, spine-tingling suspense, and Japanese mythology, you will love When Darkness Whispers!

Preorder today at a special intro price. Will go up after release:

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Where does your inspiration come from? by @AuthorLynnBurke #WritersLife

How did you think up a dragon shifter who will enter eternal sleep if he doesn’t claim his human mate?

Where did your brain surgeon with the need to submit to his Domme come from?

And the timid, virginal thirty-something from your latest release…what the hell happened that she decided to visit a sex club?

Inspiration for new stories can be found pretty much anywhere, but three get me going more than any others.

Books!! 

Image via Pixabay courtesy of Pexels

There are a handful of writers I one-click without thought, without even reading the blurb of their newest release. Why? These authors understand deep PoV (Kristin Lamb had an awesome post on this last week) and drag me into their character’s emotions and turmoil effortlessly.

Roni Loren’s Nothing Between Us, was the first M/M/F love story I ever read. Talk about HEAT! It’s also one I revisit because it’s so well written. My Finding Freedom evolved from my own religious upbringing and fantasies of threesomes, but I never would have considered the story had I not been introduced to her characters who wouldn’t be swayed by society’s thoughts on what is right or wrong.

Oftentimes, it’s the secondary or background characters I’m thinking of when a new story pops up. How did they end up where they are? What drives them? What do they long for, and what stands in their way? Good fodder for the brain right there.

People watching!

Image via Pixabay courtesy of Olichel

Another great inspiration time for me is people watching. Sitting in public and allowing my mind free rein with those who wander past.

She obviously wasn’t thinking this morning while pulling on those pants.

Why are his eyes so haunted?

Makeup isn’t quite working to cover that young woman’s bruise.

The elderly couple, both stooped and shuffling, still holding hands.

But it can be a tiny detail that brings a character to life. Take the tall, lithe young blond in the post office a few months ago…he inspired Kaden’s ass in No One Until Her.

Music!

I know this is a big one for a lot of my author friends. Harmony and sustained words can easily get the creative juices flowing. Even a single line can create an image so vivid in my mind that an entire story floods over me faster than I can jot a quick outline.

What about you? What gets your imagination going? When does an idea capture you and demand you write as fast as your fingers can click?

Happy Easter from us all #MondayRamblings with Doris (@mamaD8)

Hello, lovely peeps, Doris here.

I know we’re at the end of the Easter Break now, but I wanted to wish you all a Happy Easter anyway, whether you’re celebrating it or not.

It’s been a while because I somehow missed my last slot on here. My bad, I know, but my brain is like a sieve at the best of times, let alone when I’m in the middle of a story.

My muse has been even more demented than usual lately. I’m currently writing three stories at once…. yes you’ve read that right….

At least I’m almost at the end of one, a very sexy and tortured vamp. That just leaves the dragon and the alien story to finish. I refuse to listen to her whispering in my ear about other stories, she wants me to write, until I’ve managed to finish this lot.

Stop laughing in that corner.

In other news, my story The Hunt is part of Evernight Publishing’s upcoming shifter Anthology Owned by the Alpha.

Not every night you’re hunted by wolves, meet your mate and then run out on him…

Everyone knows wolves eat deer, so when Aubrey Verene accidentally stumbles into their monthly hunt, she runs for her life.
Straight into the path of the biggest wolf of them all.

Raphael Taylor, Alpha of his pack, is enjoying the thrill of the chase. He certainly doesn’t expect to find his own mate, let alone see her being pursued by the rival pack on his territory.
His wolf’s revenge is as swift as it is deadly.
No one touches what’s his.

Convincing his mate that being eaten by this particular wolf is a good idea proves trickier, never mind the reluctance of his pack to accept a deer in their midst.

Can this unlikely mating stand up to the challenge, or are they doomed from the start?

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I had fun with that conflict, I tell you. Owned by the Alpha releases April 25th and is available for preorder now at a special reduced prize. Here are the deets. Just check out the lineup of authors!

 

 

The Alpha lives for the hunt…
Driven by instinct, an Alpha shifter recognizes his fated mate from one scent, one touch. He’ll pursue his woman, regardless of the cost, and anyone else would be smart to get out of his way. He won’t stop until he takes possession of his prize.
Although the hunter doesn’t need convincing, his mate certainly does. The Alpha will have to prove himself as a lover and convince his woman that he plays for keeps.

Scent of Destiny by Rose Wulf
Taken Mate by Sam Crescent
Finders Keepers by Stacey Espino
The Hunt by Doris O’Connor
Alpha at Altitude by Lily Harlem
Fated to the Razorback Demon by Maia Dylan
Running Home by Michelle Graham
Alpha’s Sunshine by Elyzabeth M. VaLey
Checkmate by Wren Michaels
Frozen Heart by Beth D. Carter
Wolf Hunter by Elena Kincaid
Returning to the Coyote by Roberta Winchester

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That’s all from me today, folks.

Do stay naughty, folks, and enjoy what’s left of the long Easter weekend.

D xxx