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Dalir's SalvationDALIR’S SALVATION is finally here! I’m excited to release the last book in The Song series. I loved writing about Dalir and Ari, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading about them.

About DALIR’S SALVATION
To be with the man of her dreams, she’ll have to face her worst nightmares…

Ari is looking to live a normal life. But after she hits her head, normal is no longer an option. A mysterious, rugged man appears, whom only she can see… each night he fulfills her fantasies and leaves her begging for more. She’s sure he’s a figment of her imagination—until she finds out the hard way that he’s all too real. Now, to truly be with him, Ari will have to embrace the parts of herself she’s been desperately keeping at bay.

Dalir’s been burned by love before, yet he can’t resist Ari’s beauty and charm. And all it takes is one kiss to spark nights of passion. But there’s danger on the horizon that only Dalir and his friends in the band Thane’s Redemption can deal with. And the longer he stays with Ari, the greater the peril to them both. Will the two of them be strong enough to fight for their newfound love—and their lives?

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I absolutely loved the book, the characters, the twists and the turns. The narrative was innovative yet original…(read more)

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ArtI’ve been enjoying lots of warm, wonderful days this summer, and I hope you have, too. I can’t believe the September 27th book release for DALIR’S SALVATION is almost here. I loved writing this story, and I can’t wait to share the book with you.

In the meantime, if you haven’t already, now is definitely the time to read THANE’S REDEMPTION and REID’S DELIVERANCE. They’re at a special price that’s just right for your budget. You can pick up the three book series for your own reading pleasure and treat a friend to copies of the books, too. You’ll get more from the series if you read the books in order. Enjoy!

 

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Giveaway dates: Jul 12 – Jul 31, 2016.

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Dalir's SalvationOn Wednesday, June 29th, I’m celebrating the upcoming release of
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NEW Release Celebration: Reid’s Deliverance

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REID’S DELIVERANCE, The Song 2 has arrived!

I’m often asked what was the driving motivation for The Song series. I must confess,  I have a thing for superheroes. The heroes in this series are my Reid's Deliverance 4version of them. The combination of having a special power, fighting for the greater good, personal sacrifice and love appeals to me. I also love music which is another of the themes in the books. Hot guys in a band. I couldn’t resist. What was I listening to while writing REID’S DELIVERANCE? A bit of everything. Rock, country, pop. I’m sharing some of my favorite songs and artists in interviews on my tour.

I’m hard at work, adding the final touches to DALIR’S SALVATION, The Song 3. It releases in September 2016. If you haven’t started the series, now is the time! The books are linked together, but Reid’s Deliverance is a standalone novel. You’ll not only meet Lauren and Reid, but you’ll also get the latest scoop on Thane and Celine from THANE’S REDEMPTION.

I’m celebrating all week with giveaways and exclusive gifts for newsletter subscribers only. I’m also in an ULTIMATE HEROES Contest. My guy THANE from Thane’s Redemption, The Song  needs your vote starting 15 March. Keep voting every day for him until 8 April. Look for Thane’s fight card on the Kensington Publishing Tumblr Ultimate Hero page to vote! I’m sharing some of my favorite tunes to help keep Thane in fighting form on my Facebook author page. Stop by!

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Time to Celebrate!

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Just kidding! It’s coming. Reid and the band are time traveling across the dimensions with the cover for REID’S DELIVERANCE.  Guess what? We can still celebrate!

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CrespoNina_ThanesRedemptionI’m excited to announce that THANE’S REDEMPTION is on sale for a limited time! Need a sexy bedtime story or a quick weekend read? Thane and Celine’s story is the perfect choice.

REID’S DELIVERANCE, book two in The Song series, is also on the horizon. I can’t wait for the cover reveal. Sign up for my newsletter and receive an exclusive sneak peak into Reid and Lauren’s story.  Share the latest news with your girlfriends, besties and family, and of course, keep in touch.

Until then, enjoy cupcakes with extra frosting and sprinkles. I insist!

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The one night she’ll want to remember, she’ll be forced to forget.

It’s been almost a year since Celine’s fiancé’s death, and she’s still struggling to move on. But when she meets Thane, the super hot lead singer of Thane’s Redemption, she finds her desire reawakening, and her heart opening. Soon one kiss leads them straight into a night of heated passion…(read more)

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“If you are looking for something that is a quick read, has super spicy sex scenes and will leave you begging for more, this is the book for you!” 

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Nina Crespo presents Blood Stitches by Erin Fanning

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It’s called El Toque de la Luna—The Touch of the Moon. At least that’s how nineteen-year-old Gabby’s older sister, Esperanza, refers to the magical powers she inherited from their Mayan ancestors. Esperanza says women with El Toque weave magic into their knitting, creating tapestries capable of saving—or devastating—the world. Gabby thinks Esperanza is more like touched in the head—until a man dressed like a candy corn arrives at their Seattle home on Halloween. But “Mr. C” is far from sweet…

Soon, Gabby and her almost-more-than-friend, Frank, find themselves spirited away to a demon ball, complete with shape shifters—and on a mission to destroy Esperanza’s tapestries before they cause an apocalyptic disaster… And before it’s too late to confess their true feelings for each other.

 

Excerpt:

This scene comes from the beginning of the book, when the main character Gabby and her best friend Frank meet a man who will change their lives forever.

A gust of wind scattered leaves across the University of Seattle campus. My hair tangled over my face. New contacts tortured my eyes, and books weighed down my backpack. It didn’t matter. A tornado could have snatched me up. As long as it carried me home and put an end to the anniversary of the worst day of my life.

“Watch out, Gabby.” My best friend Frank thrust his hands deep into the pockets of his pinstriped suit. “We’re being followed by a giant candy corn.”

“Giant candy corn? Yeah, right.” If I turned around, Frank would laugh and say, “Gotcha”, or some other dorky thing. The mind-numbing boredom of Calculus I, our last class of the day, always set Frank off, making him zanier than usual.

“I mean it. We’ve got a candy corn on our tail.” Frank whistled a Lester Ruben song as he sauntered ahead.

“Okay, okay. Let me see this Halloween wonder.” If I didn’t give in, Frank would never leave me alone. I whirled, ready to hear Frank’s laugh, and almost ran into a man. His face glowed orange, like someone who’d spent too much time in a tanning booth, and he wore a white cap pulled down to his ears. A yellow scarf hid his neck and chin. For once, Frank wasn’t kidding. The man resembled a giant candy corn.

Shredded paper and a postage stamp poked out of his scarf, and a moon decorated an edge of the knitting, like one of my older sister Esperanza’s creations. It didn’t seem possible, but no one else I knew added garbage and a signature moon to their knitting. A wool coat covered the rest of him, except his face and steel-tipped boots.

“Sorry.” I jumped back.

Frank’s chuckles mixed with squirrels chattering in a nearby tree. Drizzle moistened my forehead, and a cold dampness seeped into my bones. Everything seemed to happen in slow motion, like watching Esperanza unravel her knitting one stitch at a time to fix a mistake.

The man, smelling of hot chocolate and rotten eggs, stepped closer. He only reached my shoulder but doubled me in width, giving an impression of strength instead of fat, as if more than his boots were constructed of steel. I met his eyes, bloodshot with yellow flecks, and he swayed from foot to foot. “Yeah, they call me Mr. Candy Corn.” He rolled his shoulders like a gangster in an old movie and jabbed a gloved finger at me. “Some people think I’m sweet, but I’m really not.”

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About the Author:

Erin Fanning spends her summers on a northern Michigan lake, where her imagination explores the water and dense forest for undiscovered creatures. In the winter, she migrates to central Idaho, exchanging mountain bikes and kayaks for skis and snowshoes. She’s the author of a mountain biking guidebook, as well as numerous articles, essays, and short stories.

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Website: www.erinfanning.com

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Twitter: @WriterErin

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Do Your Dance

Quaver-singleI love music.

If you’re like me, you may not easily recall what you had for dinner last week, but you can’t forget your favorite songs. It never fails. In the car, at the store, working out at the gym or at home, when your song comes on something happens. Don’t lie. You either sing, dance, smile or laugh. Possibly you do all of them!

It never amazes me how music can bridge the gap of understanding or communication. In a different city or country? Find the nearest friendly club, concert or social venue playing the music you like, and suddenly you’re no longer alone. Can’t find the words to express to someone how much your care about them or you’re sorry for messing up? You can find exactly what you need to convey in a song.

Yes. Sometimes music causes conflict or stirs up bad memories, but I prefer the good music can bring. I’ve witnessed a lullaby soothe a fussy baby and calm the mind of a person plagued by dementia. I’ve seen it stop an argument and renew relationships. Personally, music has calmed me under stress. I also believe music can aid in healing body and spirit.

In THANE’S REDEMPTION, music is something that keeps the hero whole. Music and the band are Thane’s salvation. The one thing that no matter what else changes in his life will always be there and never change. One of the sides we don’t get to see in this short story is him alone, playing one of the guitars in his collection and finding peace. Then he meets Celine and she changes his outlook on the world. She is the only woman he could imagine opening up to about his music, secret life and mission. He realizes one night with her or an imaginary day isn’t enough. He wants it all, but time isn’t on their side.

I hope you’ll take a minute to enjoy my short story which is the first in a series with two full-length books planned in the future. Also, don’t forget the Sexy Supernaturals Facebook Bash on Tuesday, March 3rd from 8-10 p.m. Join in the virtual fun of excerpts from guest authors, sharing about book boyfriends, and giveaways.CrespoNina_ThanesRedemption

Afterwards turn on your favorite song, smile, let go, and see where the music takes you. And as always, take a little time to enjoy all the wonderful things that happen at night.

Cover Reveal: THE GRIFFIN’S SECRET

Griffin'sSecret-MDIn this contemporary re-telling of Grimm’s classic fairy tale The Griffin, two people must risk everything to free themselves from the invisible prisons that keep them from love…

Jackson Grant had it all—the girl he loved, his Harley, and his guitar. Until a tragic accident stole it all away. Now, more than scars and a tattoo remain. Jackson has a secret. Cursed by his dead girlfriend’s mother, he can never fall in love again or his beloved will die. With his heart on lockdown, he keeps to himself—until a roadie gig with Malcontent, the world’s most popular band, entwines his fate with sweet, wounded Layla’s…

Music is what Layla lives for. She has no choice. She’s bound by magic to serve Malcontent, cursed to propel them to stardom with her musical powers. Then Jackson appears and gives her hope that he’s the hero who will save her. A reluctant hero, yet one she can’t resist. But freedom will come at price—and who will pay…?

Excerpt

The faint scent of an exotic flower on an ocean breeze hit him the second the girl walked in. Every part of his body stood at attention, taking in the way she moved. The curve of her slender hips. Those long legs…they’d wrap around the back seat of his Harley perfectly. Wrap around him perfectly, too.

A flip of her onyx-silk hair sent it behind her shoulder as she sat opposite. “Who are you?”

Good question. He’d been seeking the same answer for too long. “Jackson Grant.”

Her eyes darkened, deep brown to charcoal diamonds. “Why are you here?”

“For the roadie job.” Was she the first gatekeeper? A gate she kept locked, he’d bet. Or maybe she was another test. Kev had warned him there’d be tricky questions and to answer straight. Something told him she asked out of curiosity.

“You think you’re up for such a demanding job?”

Again, the impression hit him she was making these questions up as she went along, ad-libbing off his replies.

He’d play. “I’m strong. Dependable. I follow orders, keep my head down, and stay out of trouble.” And he liked his privacy.

Her features smoothed, hard as porcelain. “Do you.” Not a question.

He’d answer anyway. “Yes.”

Did disappointment curl her lip? Or boredom? Why did he care? If he could, he’d blast out of there before his own curiosity got the better of him. Already, she’d gotten under his skin. Crazy how the tat no longer singed him, but now twisted like a trapped animal.

With a plastic smile, she batted her eyes, and the false flirtation didn’t suit her. “So. You’re a yes-man.”

The way she said it, he’d be no different than any other roadie serving the great rock star, Malcolm Fetterman. Fine by Jackson. The less he stood out, the better. Except for her. He hated to think of her glossing over his presence, but that would be better, too.

He drummed his fingers on the table. “I need the job.” Where the hell was Malcolm anyway? The longer he stayed with her, the more he wanted to. Definitely couldn’t afford that kind of trouble. He glanced at the open door, hoping he wouldn’t have to go through the same interrogation again.

She tapped the table. “You’d have to travel constantly.”

“Perfect.” No different than his usual way of life. Except this time, his paycheck would remain steady.

“You wouldn’t miss your family?” She dipped her head. “Your girlfriend?”

He curled his lip this time. No one’s business but his. He shifted in his seat. “They’re better off.”

Her brows knit, and then her expression became unreadable as the Sphinx. “The hours are long, and the equipment’s heavy. Everything has to be exactly as Mal orders.”

Did he imagine it, or had she winced at her own words?

He shrugged. “It’s his show.” Someday, Jackson would have his own roadies. And would treat them much better than Malcolm Fetterman did, if the stories proved true.

Her steely focus cut into him. “Mal doesn’t hire musicians except for those in the band. And there aren’t any openings in Malcontent.”

He didn’t allow himself to blink. “No problem.”

“But you play, don’t you?” Her gaze dropped to his callused fingertips drumming the tabletop.

He drew his hand down. “No.” A necessary lie. She might suspect, but couldn’t possibly know the truth. Almost like leaving one of his limbs behind, he’d locked his Fender in storage in New Jersey with his paltry possessions for six months. By then, he’d know whether this gig worked out.

The Griffin’s Secret
Reimagined fairy tale/fantasy romance novella
ISBN: 9781616507053
Publish Date: 5/12/2015
About 33,000 words

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About the Author

Cate Masters has made beautiful central Pennsylvania her home, but she’ll always be a Jersey girl at heart. When not spending time with her dear hubby, she can be found in her lair, concocting a magical brew of contemporary, historical, and fantasy/paranormal stories with her cat Chairman Maiow and dog Lily as company. Look for her at http://catemasters.blogspot.com and in strange nooks and far-flung corners of the web.

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Email: cate.masters@gmail.com
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