THE COTS SERIES
PARANORMAL ROMANCE ADVENTURE SERIES
THE COALITION OF THE SUPERNATURAL – The COTS Series – Book I
Alexia Crandell is the first human to become an Enforcer for the Coalition. The Enforcers are the strongest, fastest, and most deadly of each being. Usually they are the second or third in command to the leaders of each pack, cult, group, or coven.
Within 24 hours of meeting her partners, Alexia’s understanding of the world is turned upside down, and she finds herself fighting for her life, and the right to be with a man she is forbidden to love.
Filled with vampires, necromancers, barbarians and more, this tale puts Alexia through a gauntlet of adventure, testing her trust, values and heart. While leading up to the realization of which path she must take.
NEW RAINE – The COTS Series – Book II
Nineteen year old Raine Lazzaro hated her home life. She struggled with her low paying, part-time job, while trying to save enough money for college. She desperately needed to escape her family, and their dark, twisted ways.
Finally, freedom was within her reach. She was given a full-time job in British Colombia, where she could live with her Aunt, and be able to save money.
The day before she was leaving, she went to a bonfire with her friends. That night, she met Vance, a handsome and sweet guy. Little did she know that he was vampire, and that her life was about to change forever.
Raine always knew about supernaturals. Daily, she checked the COTS list for any supernaturals that were granted permission to visit. The only supernaturals that lived remotely close, was a small pack of werewolves, and no one ever visited.
Within weeks, Raine learns that her whole life has been a lie, that there are many different types of supernaturals that lived in her area, and that she is the Halfling, that the great prophet speaks of. How can she be the one, and what will she do?
BROKEN – The COTS Series – Book III
Emilie is a kind woman, who is shy and doesn’t know many people or beings. Her best friends are Hal and Gallagher, identical twins and barbarians.
Barbarians live in a black and white world. They either like you or they don’t, and it is common for them to not like anyone.
When Emilie meets Wade, her life mate, she fears that Hal and Gallagher may terminate him. She runs in fear of losing the one thing she loves almost as much as her barbarians.
Hal and Gallagher hunt her down, and soon she is able to have the life she has dreamed of– or so she thought. The Keaira clan has arrived in Hamilton, and they have different plans for Emilie.
How will she survive…if she survives?
DESIRED NIGHTS – The COTS Series – Book IV
Sage Creek was raised in January’s Coven.
Once she became a teen, January banished her to Toronto, Ontario. She had to create and accept the life of a human, since that is what she was. Sage knew the COTS laws and she kept her Coven life a secret from most.
Kylie, her best friend, convinced her that going to a blood bar was a fun and exciting idea. Sage knew better, she had been around supernaturals her whole life. She fought her way through school and became a successful special effects makeup artist.
While working on the set she becomes friends with a small pack of were-cheetahs. Soon, and to her surprise, they become her roommates.
Augustus Silverthorne was advised by Athena, a head witch who helped guide his territory that his life mate was close by. He opened Desired Nights, a blood bar, to the public in hopes of finding his life mate.
Sage was everything he’d hoped for. Now it was a matter of making her see that he was the one for her.
SWEET EXPRESSIONS – The COTS Series – Book V
Desperate to make ends meet, Aleesa Sidonie accepts a position as a server at Sweet Expressions.
Sweet Expressions is a popular blood bar, which serves all being, and is one of the few blood bars that provide live feedings to vampires.
Aleesa makes friends with most of her coworkers and soon discovers that her boss is much more than he first appeared to be.
In little time, Aleesa’s life spirals into a chilling adventure of romance and tragedy.
SWEET EXPRESSIONS WILL SOON BE RELEASED!
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Thank you to author Sarah Elle Emm for inviting me to join this fun and informative blog hop. Sarah tagged me in her blog where she shares the inside scoop about her upcoming release OPALESCENT! I hope you’ll visit her site as well!
Now for the boring but important rules, and as you know … I try to live a guilt free life. In order to do so, I will diligently follow these rules. 🙂
I am to answer the corresponding questions about my next book in this blog post, and then tag other authors (whom I wish to spotlight) to take part.
Are you ready? Are you sitting down and prepared to crossover to the darker corner of my mind? If not … take a moment, because the story I will soon share with the world is not about rainbows and pretty butterflies.
What is the working title of your book?
THE SECRETS OF ALBION FALLS
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I have always loved reading and learning the different beliefs our world shares. Our world embraces so many different, nationalities, religions and so on. The world is amazing as a whole, and as I open my eyes and mind to new and exciting lessons, I see more and more fascinating tales.
Last year I attended a Powwow. While there, I heard stories about past life experiences, warning and tales of the Aboriginal history, beliefs and ways. One story stood out among them all, and that was the story about skin-walkers. Me being a fiction author, whose focus has always been on the supernaturals, it took little to no time for this story to develop.
What genre does your book fall under?
Why does everything have to have a label? I know … don’t answer a question with a question. This story falls under no (single) particular genre. It is more of a cornucopia of genres such as, Fantasy Horror, Paranormal Romance mixed with Thriller and Suspense.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Hmm … now, that is something I have never considered. I guess if I had the option … it would be Jonny Depp, but only in the hopes that I’d be able to meet him. Anyone who knows me knows I admire Jonny Depp. Joking aside, if the option were to present itself, I would want unknown actors. The fact is … I would rather have someone new take center stage. If ‘big name actors’ took the role, then how would I know if people went to see the story or if they went to admire a particular actor?
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Sophia believed that Alba (her best friend and a fairy); was the only secret hidden in Albion Falls, she quickly learns that many different beings surround her, and that she is what the skin-walkers desire.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I am leaning towards self-publishing this series.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
The first draft took only three months; however, this is a novella and it was a rough draft. The final draft will be ready in November 2012.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I am going to ‘relate’ this book with my other stories, rather than genre. I would say it is a lot like Desired Nights, Book IV of The COTS Series. The only reason I would relate the two is due to the wide variety of shape shifters. The Secrets is a darker series, there is no doubt about it.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
The person who inspired me was the elder who shared her story about the skin-walkers. I’ve added my own twist, but she was the one who inspired me. It was her passion, her belief and fear of them. I felt those same emotions and much more! The most amazing part of that whole evening was how she openly answered my questions. And although, I clearly explained my intention of creating a ‘fictional story’ based on her fears, she patted my leg and encouraged me to move forward with the story. She said, “Lessons are learned through listening, fear, mistakes and pain. We all share history with our children in different ways. You give books and have them read, we use our voice and share tales of our experience. Tell your story the way you feel it.”
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Not every story has to be all butterflies and rainbows. This story may have some of those elements, but the fact is … life and love can be one heck of a scary ride!
Now, for the names of those I would love to spotlight in this tour. I hope you’ll visit their blogs, they have so many amazing stories to share with you! Some are hidden gems and others … they are already shining stars!
Cat Alley is a review blogger: If anybody knows the mind of an author, it’s Cat Alley!
What do I mean by that? These are authors whose work I truly enjoy reading. They have no idea about this blog, I just wanted to share my love of their books with you. If you are looking for something new to add to your bookshelf, I recommend these authors to you as well.