April 2015 – Krystal Shannan

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Have You Read Trevor?

Looking for a fun contemporary romance?  Trevor is the first book in my MacLaughlin Family series.  This novella is packed full of sexy fun!

Trevor

Series: MacLaughlin Family, Book 1

Length: Novella

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Trevor MacLaughlin has been in love with his sister’s best friend for years. But, he let her move away to college without ever telling her how he felt and hasn’t seen her since.

Now, years later, a second chance with the woman of his dreams practically falls into his lap.

Will he take a leap of faith and tell her how he feels? How he’s always felt? Or will the woman he knows is meant to be his slip through his fingers a second time?

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His chair hit the wall with a heavy thud. He raced to the lobby. Karen Ramsey, his best friend’s wife, was hunched over her desk, her face twisted in pain. She wasn’t due for two weeks. Apparently the baby was calling an audible.he sound of a woman screaming in agony was not what Trevor MacLaughlin expected to hear on a quiet Tuesday morning at the office.

What the hell am I supposed to do now?

He ran to Karen’s side. She grabbed his hand, squeezing it hard enough to cut off his circulation and pop a few joints.

“Karen?”

She sucked in a few more breaths and wheezed, gradually releasing her death-grip on his hand. He flexed it, popping his knuckles back into alignment. Damn, she was strong.

“I thought they were just Braxton Hicks last night, bu—”

He winced. Her fingers clamped down hard and another wail filled the small office.

The growling scream tapered off and she glanced up, meeting his gaze. “I guess I was wrong,” she finished, so matter-of-factly, like she hadn’t just been screaming bloody murder.

“Braxton what?” he asked without thinking.

“Oh don’t worry, just get my bag out of the coat closet. I need a ride to the hospital.”

He stared. His brain hadn’t quite caught up with the situation. He’d known Karen for years and she never complained about anything. All the MacLaughlin brothers had watched over her during the pregnancy. Logan, her husband, had been deployed when she was twelve weeks along.

They’d brought her food everyday. Drove her to and from work and coddled her in every way they could devise. They discovered early, if they kept her fed and pampered she purred like a kitten 24/7. Even their mom and sister teased them about doting on her too much. But in their eyes, Karen was just an extension of the family and she’d kept MacLaughlin Corp. running smoothly for the past six years.

“Trevor! Now!”

Her snarl snapped him out of his daze.

“Unless you’d rather deliver this baby yourself?”

“No, ma’am.” He moved swiftly to the closet, retrieved her overnight bag, and was back at her side in seconds.

He walked her slowly out to his big dually pick-up, parked in the front lot, lifted her up, and placed her gently into the passenger seat. After clipping her seatbelt into place, he hurried around the truck and climbed in next to her.

They weren’t far from the hospital. Ten minutes and three contractions later, he whisked her through the sliding emergency room door.

“Call my mother before you come into the delivery room,” she hollered as the nurses wheeled her down the hallway.

“Into the…Karen,” he gulped. “I don’t know if—”

“You call my mom, Trevor MacLaughlin and get your ass in here with me until she arrives. I’m not doing this alone!”

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Exclusive Excerpt Friday: Saving Margaret

Looking for a paranormal romance to spice up your life?  Check out the second book in my Vegas Mates series, Saving Margaret.

Saving Margaret
Series: Vegas Mates #2

Genre: Paranormal Romance / Paranormal Erotic Romance

Length: Novella  (143 pages)

Successful, but lonely, Margaret Taylor finds her mate in the body of a man she least expects it in. A bear! Her human half tries to reason her way out of the match, but her wolf is through with her excuses. Crossing the species line isn’t unheard of, but it’s not often done.

Try as she might to avoid him, fate makes sure the big grizzly bear is nearby at all times. But, will his presence be enough to protect her from the evil stalking her?

The power of the magick between them can’t be avoided. But, Scott O’Hearn thinks the beautiful Taylor wolf is doing a fine job of just that –avoiding him. He can’t help he’s a bear shifter and he’s determined to convince her it doesn’t matter. She is his mate and he’s waited over a century to find her.

Will he convince Margaret she’s his true match before it’s too late?

 

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Exclusive Excerpt Friday: Finding Hope

Looking for a little escape this weekend?  Check out my paranormal romance, Finding Hope!

Finding Hope is the second installment in my paranormal romance series, Pool of Souls.  If you have not read it, you can buy it any of the below retailers.

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Finding Hope 

  Series: Pool of Souls, Book 2

Length: Novella

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Warning: The plot thickens with a passel of pissed off Olympians. Ares and Aphrodite are in for a double dose of trouble! More Olympians join the mix in Finding Hope: Pool of Souls Book 2. A jewel addict, a kick-ass possibly-virgin huntress, and an insatiable ancient oracle are just a few. But don’t worry; Ares and Aphrodite are still front and center.

Addison Connelly has given up on men. She is disappointed yet again when her best friend tries to play matchmaker, and the match falls flat…or does it? Her friend knows all Addison needs is a chance, a little hope, and maybe a dropkick in the right direction. With an extra push from Aphrodite, will this lonely soul learn to trust again? Or will she run from the only man who could make her happy?

Adrian Colter, Nashville Police Detective and certifiable bachelor, puts his foot in his mouth in a big way when his roommate’s fiancé tries to match him up with her best friend. After making a horrible first impression, can he earn the trust of a woman who won’t speak a civil word to him?

Adrian isn’t the only one trying to earn the trust of a beautiful woman. While Ares fights to rebuild the trust he lost thousands of years ago with the Goddess of Love, his parents do what they do best —show off their greed and selfishness. Will he find the hope and forgiveness he so desperate seeks or will his parents destroy his chance at happiness?


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Have You Read Taking Nicole, paranormal romance

Taking Nicole is the 4th book in my paranormal romance series, Vegas Mates.  Check out this paranormal romance full of shapeshifter romance!

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Title:  Taking Nicole

Series:  Vegas Mates #4

Length:  Novella

The last thing Nicole Demakis remembers was getting in the car with Sarah’s kidnapper and driving away. Now she faces the cold hard truth. The kidnapper, an agent of the Council, is her mate. But he refuses to claim her, and the Council may take everything away before she even has a chance to convince him to trust her.

Aaron Katsaros was ordered to deliver Nicole to her grandparents, the Antipas royal wolves. It should’ve been an easy task. Clean. No hiccups. But this infuriating woman, this wolf, his mate…is one hiccup after another and she’s arousing him to the point of pain. With his sister’s life hanging in the balance, he refuses to allow his passion to cost him the only family he has left.

Can he find a way to save his mate, or will he be forced to watch another claim the woman he loves?

 

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Exclusive Excerpt Friday – My Dragon Masters

Welcome to Sanctuary, Texas!  The next installment in this series, My Eternal Soldier, will be released soon so don't miss out on picking up book 2 now!    My Dragon Masters is not your ordinary Paranormal Romance.  Dragons, djinn, and twins…oh my!

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My Dragon Masters

Series: Sanctuary, Texas – Book 2

Genre: Paranormal Romance (m/f/m and BDSM elements)

Heat Level:  Super Hot

Warning: Contains scorching m/f/m menage, bondage, and a sassy dragon female who wants her mates to play!

Fire and ice don't go together… or do they?

When the beast within wakes, her desires burn with a fire she can't escape. She won't let anything stop her, not even the fact that she has no memory. She doesn't know who… or what she is, but also can't shake the feeling that she's something more than human.

Dragon shifter twin brothers, Miles and Eli Blackmoor, are exiled Drakonae kings. A thousand years ago they lost their soul mate, Diana Karlson. Betrayed by their own people, they spent centuries on earth searching for a way to reclaim their birthright and their wife. They've dedicated their lives to protecting the House of Lamidae, hoping one day one of the seers in the house would have a vision to help them.

All the Sisters ever say is… she is coming to you.
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 Sanctuary, Texas – Book 1 – Available Now!

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 Book 1 in the Sanctuary, Texas series

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat: Super Hot with some light BDSM elements

Bailey Ross’ world is crumbling around her. Her abusive ex, a human, is closing in on her again, and to make matters worse, a new enemy, a djinn, is stalking her. This supernatural being takes great pleasure in human pain, something Bailey has in excess thanks to her ex. If she’s caught by either, she’s as good as dead.

Backed into a corner and desperate to escape, she does something she swore wouldn’t ever be possible again –trusting a man. And he’s a vampire.

Protection via the sexy vampire Erick Thorson may prove to be a little more than she bargained for. Sparks fly between them and she finds herself agreeing to more than just protection. Though he has promised not to let anyone harm her, the small west Texas town is more than it seems and he may not be able to make good on his vow no matter how hard he tries.

Will Sanctuary be the home Bailey longs for or will she have to die to find out?

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Have You Read Unwrapping Tess?

Unwrapping Tess is the latest release in the Vegas Mates series.  This paranormal romance will have you wishing the holidays were near!  Originally published in the Christmas Encounters Box Set, it is available as an individual title as well.

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Title:  Unwrapping Tess

Series:  Vegas Mates Book 5

Genre:  Paranormal Romance/Paranormal Erotic Romance

Length:  Novella

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Tess Demakis loves the city life. The noise, the lights, the people. Everything about the rush feels like home. The only thing missing is a spark with any of the pack males. After her and her twin sister's twenty-fifth birthday passes, she'd thought for sure one of the handsome men in her aunt's pack might've been meant for her.

– No. Such. Luck. –

Patrick O'Hearn just got back home from a long tour overseas with his SEAL unit. The big grizzly is ready to lie back and enjoy the snowy mountain inn retreat his brother renovated last year, meet his brother's wife and some of her family, enjoy good food, etc. The last thing he ever expected was to find a mate, especially not his sister-in-law.

Now he can't think of anything but unwrapping the gorgeous sassy blonde and making her his forever.

– Best. Christmas. Ever. –

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Exclusive Excerpt Friday: My Viking Vampire

My Viking Vampire is a full length paranormal romance and the first book in my Sanctuary, Texas series.  Book three is coming soon so don't miss out on this fun and sexy series!
Sanctuary, Texas takes place in an entire new world and contains light BDSM and m/f/m elements in My Dragon Masters.  Don't miss this exciting new paranormal romance!

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My Viking Vampire

Book 1 in the Sanctuary, Texas series

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat: Super Hot with some light BDSM elements

Bailey Ross’ world is crumbling around her. Her abusive ex, a human, is closing in on her again, and to make matters worse, a new enemy, a djinn, is stalking her. This supernatural being takes great pleasure in human pain, something Bailey has in excess thanks to her ex. If she’s caught by either, she’s as good as dead.

Backed into a corner and desperate to escape, she does something she swore wouldn’t ever be possible again –trusting a man. And he’s a vampire.

Protection via the sexy vampire Erick Thorson may prove to be a little more than she bargained for. Sparks fly between them and she finds herself agreeing to more than just protection. Though he has promised not to let anyone harm her, the small west Texas town is more than it seems and he may not be able to make good on his vow no matter how hard he tries.

Will Sanctuary be the home Bailey longs for or will she have to die to find out?
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Have You Read Taking Nicole (a paranormal romance)

Looking for your next paranormal romance?  Check out Taking Nicole, book 4 in my Vegas Mates Series!  This series is close to my heart and the characters were so much fun to write.  I hope you enjoy Taking Nicole!

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Title:  Taking Nicole

Series:  Vegas Mates #4

Length:  Novella

The last thing Nicole Demakis remembers was getting in the car with Sarah’s kidnapper and driving away. Now she faces the cold hard truth. The kidnapper, an agent of the Council, is her mate. But he refuses to claim her, and the Council may take everything away before she even has a chance to convince him to trust her.

Aaron Katsaros was ordered to deliver Nicole to her grandparents, the Antipas royal wolves. It should’ve been an easy task. Clean. No hiccups. But this infuriating woman, this wolf, his mate…is one hiccup after another and she’s arousing him to the point of pain. With his sister’s life hanging in the balance, he refuses to allow his passion to cost him the only family he has left.

Can he find a way to save his mate, or will he be forced to watch another claim the woman he loves?

 

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