Hex My Heart Series

Charming the Alphas – An Exclusive Teaser : Talina Perkins

Four days into the new year and it’s already shaping up to be an exciting one! I’m wrapping up the final sexy words on Charming the Alphas and I can’t wait for you to meet my favorite of all the sisters from the hex my Heart series. Marabelle Winters is not your average earth witch. She’s found herself in the cross hairs of an ancient order and has lost her magical powers to their antiquated system of government over her people. But she’s not one to sit around and take their high handed treatment. With her lovers by her side, she’ll face down death, kick a few stones over that should have been left alone and discover that being mated to two alpha shifters has a lot of kinky benefits.

Exclusive to 69 Shades I have a small snippet for you guys followed up with the book synopsis and if you feel so inclined I’ve also provided the pre-order links so you don’t miss the release of Charming the Alphas! 😉

We step into the story where Marabelle is forced into some shady business that involves a black ski mask and some stealthy moves. Below is an unedited cut. Please excuse any mistakes.

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Pressed flat against the floor to ceiling bookshelf, Marabelle peeled her back off the wood far enough to steal a peek around the corner, her new location half masked by the cart of library books she’d left in place before clocking out of work earlier that evening. Score one for the librarian.

A deep hum proceeded to fill the room before an army of tiny golden balls of light zoomed beneath the arched entryway and fanned out to cover the large chamber. No doubt all on the orders of a very pissed of warlock she’d ticked off between slipping out of the High Council’s secret vault and tripping the ward she somehow missed.

Which was a puzzle in itself. She never missed wards. They were her thing. That and healing potions and spell work.

Rookie move, Sweetpea! Her father’s words played across her mind.

One of the orbs drifted down the opposite aisle within feet of her position. She clung to the rapidly reducing amount of shadows. Ignoring the fact her lungs cried for a deep gulp of air, she froze. If luck had any say in tonight’s events, the nasty bugger would confuse her for one of the many statues scattered throughout the library. The magick may seem pretty on the outside, all sparkles and glitter. The truth of the matter, given the chance those things went off at the slightest twitch of movement and would send you on a nice long trip with the reaper. Despite her less than noble actions kicking the cauldron didn’t have a slot on her agenda of sticking it to the rat-faced Royals.

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One’s own death isn’t the kind of thing a witch goes around planning, but after tonight, kicking the cauldron would be the easy way out.

Brutally stripped of her magick for helping a human friend with a love potion, Marabelle Winters has finally found a way to recover her preternatural powers. Tucked away in the pages of a centuries old tome in the High Council’s secret library, the spell calls for lethal and illegal ingredients that will reveal a secretive past and shed light on a future she never thought possible.

But first, she’ll have to die.

As pack enforcers Lucian and Zane’s first instinct is to protect their sassy witch. Their second is to claim her. But before they can take her as their life mate, both alpha shifters have vowed to help Marabelle reclaim her powers. But, when the time comes, all three soon discover not everything is as it seems in the world of Magick. Shadows of evil taint their unity and Marabelle’s destiny leads them into an unknown world where the ultimate battle between black magick, dragons, and shifters cross paths and could lead to another blood-drenched Witches and Weres war.

Hex My Heart, a werewolf erotic series, follows five coven sisters as they find true love through their misadventures with love spells gone wrong with a botched hex or two. Be warned, this series is smokin’ hot!

Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter,  Instagram or visit my website at talinaperkins.com.  I love chatting with readers, so don’t be shy!

Until next time, keep it sexy!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! + GIVEAWAYS & FREE BOOK WITH TALINA PERKINS

Happy Halloween!! Here south of the Mexican border the American holiday I grew up with isn’t so much celebrated as much as Day of the Dead. There’s a wonderful tradition of remembering those who have passed on to the beyond. What that ‘beyond’ might be is up for debate, but not today. 🙂 Come November 2nd graveyards will be filled with families bringing food for their relatives to help appease their spirits. Banners and streamers will decorate the iron gates and headstones. It’s a colorful, peaceful time steeped in a deep tradition for the Latin communities and wonderful to witness.

But for us, all the fun happens today! While the kiddos get ready to do their trick-or-treating I have some goodies for you. I’m throwing a giveaway on my FB fan page with multiple book and gift card prizes. Swing by real quick and get your name in the witch’s hat ‘cuz winners will be picked tomorrow morning!

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Also, I have a FREE book for you! For one day only pick up HEXING THE ALPHA on ARe! Just click the image below and get your treat. 🙂

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Wherever you are in the world, have a wonderful Saturday and be safe if you’re going out with the little gremlins later this evening.

Spooky wishes!

Connect with me on Facebook  or Twitter or visit my website at talinaperkins.com.  I love chatting with readers, so don’t be shy!

Until next time, keep it sexy!

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Bewitching the Alpha Out Now + GIVEAWAY-TALINA PERKINS

Bewitching the Alpha it out and ready for your hot little hands! I’m so happy for you to meet my über sexy alpha shifter, Julian. Don’t tell anyone, but he’s my favorite of all the shifters from the series. He’s damaged, hurt, and royally pissed, but has a tender side that speaks to a woman! Especially Ember, the witch with a not so legal plan to win back her man. She’s ready to help him heal, but she has a small problem with said plan. First, she’s the one that hurt him, not good. And secondly, her truth spell calls for a dragon’s and that never ends well. Their story is growly, sexy and filled with so much emotion you can’t help but want them to have a HEA! 😉

If you signed up for my newsletter, you have the first chapter as a special excerpt already waiting for you in your inbox. Fingers crossed it didn’t land in your spam!

In celebration of my new release, I’m throwing a RELEASE DAY GIVEAWAY that lasts through tomorrow! To enter skip over to my Facebook page and give the giveaway post a comment and a like and you’re done! Or, do you prefer Instagram? The giveaway is live there too on my account. Repost/ like for extra points! Open internationally. Two winners will be picked and announced this Saturday!

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The Hex My Heart series is fabulous for satisfying your craving for a hot alpha shifter while on the go or for a fix right before bedtime.

Sometimes breaking the rules is the only way…

Forced out of the Royal High Council of Witches and shunned by her family for mating Julian, a wolf shifter, Ember is given an ultimatum: leave Sweet Briar Hollow, or her whole family pays the ultimate price for her sins.

She should have let them take their magickal powers.

Almost a year later, Ember is back and no amount of magick or law will stop the once sweet and calm witch from reclaiming her mate. With a plan in place and a devil-may-care take on the world, only one thing can stop her. Julian. Armed with a drop of dragon’s blood and an illegal truth spell, Ember has until the stroke of midnight on the winter solstice to mend their bond and forge a new future with her shifter. But when the truth comes to light can he forgive her for leaving him? Or will her spell cast them farther apart?

Just one little problem with her charm she didn’t count on… a very pissed off and lusty half-naked alpha shifter and the full moon.

Not what she expected. Honestly. Well, maybe she did. Either way, if her truth spell turned and bit her in the rump, she’d need more than her magick to help her win back her alpha. All’s fair in the world of magick and love.

Hex My Heart, a werewolf erotic series, follows five coven sisters as they find true love through their misadventures with love spells gone wrong with a botched hex or two. Be warned, this series is smokin’ hot!

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I hope you enjoy reading Julian and Ember’s story as much a I loved writing it. If you haven’t checkout the first two releases in the series, they are still at 99cents or free with KindleUnlimited. Also, if you’ve been waiting for either–or all–of my releases to hit ARe, B&N, KOBO, or iTunes, you won’t have to wait much longer. All of my books will be out of the KindleUnlimited program soon and I’ll be sharing the links for the new retailers as soon as they are live.

Thank you all for your wonderful support! I’ll be posting the winners to my release day giveaway on my FB page and blog Saturday, so keep an eye out!

Connect with me on Facebook (Friday giveaway every week!), Twitter, Goodreads or visit my website at talinaperkins.com. Now you can also find me on Instagram! I love chatting with readers, so don’t be shy!

Until next time, keep it sexy! ♥

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Bewitching the Alpha Teaser & DOUBLE GIVEAWAY: Talina Perkins

Hello dear friends! ♥ Summer is in full swing and I’ve been caught in a whirlwind (literally with all the hurricanes hitting the western seaboard!) of writing and plotting! I’m planning two new paranormal romance series for the coming year and wrapping up the Hex My Heart series with two more releases. For all my readers that love my sexy shifters I can’t wait to share more on the new PNR series with you. And for all my readers that love my sexy and strong military heroes, I’ll have more news about the first full-length military romance book for my Sexy Siesta series in my next post.

WHEW! What a busy time of year! No complaints, but still, whoever said being a romance author was a piece of cake hasn’t met my characters yet. They’re a headstrong bunch that requires more wrangling than a ball-busting bronco! 😉

In between all the writing I’m also preparing for my next release to hit digital shelves on July 28th! Bewitching the Alpha follows second-in-command alpha shifter Julian and the next coven sister, Ember. If you thought her sister, Honor, had a penchant for trouble… well, let’s just say Ember’s all fired up and ready to take on the entire Royal High Council of Magick no matter the laws she’ll have to break to get what she wants.

Being raised as a witch and a member of the Royal High Council has a way of teaching a girl a thing or two about how to handle certain situations. Especially when it involves sneaky missions like breaking and entering in an alpha shifters cabin without getting caught.

Tricky, but Ember has been around the cauldron from birth and has a plan in place that will solve all her problems, but first she’ll have to charm her mate with an illegal truth spell and get to the bottom of their issues without the High Council of Magick finding out.

♥ GIVEAWAY ♥

I’d love to hear what you’re most excited about— my paranormal romance or military romance releases. Or, are you like me and love it all? 🙂  In celebration of my coming release, leave a comment and I’ll pick a winner to receive a Kindle copy of winner’s choice of either Hexing the Alpha or Jinxing the Alphas. Also, after leaving a comment here, skip over to ⇒ my blog to enter another giveaway I have running through Saturday.

Here’s a sexy excerpt from Bewitching the Alpha. Ember is all fired up and ready to charm her mate!

Coming July 28th!

Coming July 28th!

Heavy footstep pounded up the front stairs a millisecond before the front door slammed open. Hades to blazes, here goes nothing.

Time froze. Ice blue eyes bored into her and everything ground to a full stop. Oh, shit.

Muscle. So much hard delicious, mouth-watering muscle. In all her hurry she’d forgotten one thing about Julian. How incredibly handsome he was. Sapphire eyes, black hair, and deeply tanned skin. If she could put words to the man that stood in front of her with the hard glint in his eye, she’d say edgy, capable and dangerous. So very dangerous. To her heart and her libido.

But her soul too, because a spot in Hades just opened for her right alongside the devil himself. Only someone evil and wicked could ever hurt this man.

Did that make her the wicked witch?

Eyes leveled on her, he pushed forward in a slow stalk. Oh goddess. She fought to keep the arousal that whipped through her hidden beneath a calm mask of indifference. Could he hear her heart beat?

Breathe Ember. She cleared her throat and stiffened, holding steady when what she wanted to do was fling herself into his arms and beg for his forgiveness. Or run. Run as if the devil was blowing fire up her ass. The old Ember would have. The new Ember straightened her shoulders and cocked a brow.

“Try and run, little girl, but the big bad wolf is home and there’s nowhere to hide now.”

A smile tilted a corner of her mouth up. Touché, wolfie.

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Haven’t read the first two in the Hex My Heart series? Pick up Hexing the Alpha and Jinxing the Alpha today and get caught up on the series!

Thank you for stopping in today! Have a wonderful Thursday filled with lots of sexy reading! 😉

Connect with me on Facebook (Friday giveaway every week!), Twitter, Goodreads or visit my website at talinaperkins.com. Now you can also find me on Instagram! I love chatting with readers, so don’t be shy!

Until next time, keep it sexy! ♥

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Jinxing the Alphas is OUT NOW & FREE by Talina Perkins

Happy Sunday everyone! I have some happy book news to share…

The wait is finally over! JINXING THE ALPHAS, the next Hex My Heart release-Luke, Ambrosia, and Evan’s book-is finally here! This story was one of the hardest for me to write so far, but I hope you enjoy it.

And nothing says book release birthday better than a free promo, right! 🙂

The special FREE promo only lasts through today, May 31st, so if you haven’t picked up your copy of JINXNG THE ALPHAS yet, what are you waiting for!

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Hex My Heart #2: Magick, misadventures and sexy shifters… OH MY!!

Did you miss the first book in the series? Grab up Hexing the Alpha FREE for KindleUnlimited or $.99 for Kindle!

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Hex My Heart #1: Magick, misadventures and sexy shifters… OH MY!!

Thank you for stopping in today! Have a wonderful Sunday filled with lots of sexy reading! 😉

Connect with me on Facebook (Friday giveaway every week!) or Twitter or visit my website at talinaperkins.com. Now you can also find me on TSU! I love chatting with readers, so don’t be shy!

Until next time, keep it sexy!

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A Dream, a Question, and a Giveaway…Oh My!

“Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.” ~Anonymous

With only a few weeks to go before my next book release, I am feeling this quote down to my very bones. I’ve worked very hard to reach author status over the past five years and every time I receive a note from a reader, I feel a multitude of emotions ranging from humility as a story-teller able to build a world readers–hopefully–enjoy, to gratitude for the opportunity readers give me and determination to do better not only for them but also myself.

It’s a wonderful feeling, yet surreal. I’ll take it! Thank you, readers! YOU have made this dream possible for me!

Speaking of releases, the second book in my Hex My Heart Series, Jinxing the Alphas, releases May 30th and it will be FREE! That’s right! I want you to have it for free as a special thank you to all! It’s a sexy hot story filled with magick, sizzling romance, and two alpha shifters with a thing for their witch. I can’t wait for you to Meet Luke, Ambrosia, and Evan!

To spread the word about Jinxing the Alphas free release I’ve created a Thundclap campaign. So many readers have already supported and for that I am forever grateful. If you’d like to join the fun, click the Thundercalp link HERE: http://bit.ly/1Ht4ZNU and agree to share the pre-written post with either your Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr account on release day. Or all Three. 🙂

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SUPPORT THE RELEASE OF JINXING THE ALPHA

To all my fans reading this and clicking that link…thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Now how about a little eye candy. Here’s a look at the upcoming releases in my Hex My Heart Series. In answer to all the emails demanding more sexy magick and shifters, I’ve reworked my release schedule to allow each titles below to release one after another. From left to right, you’ll have a mischievous witch and her sexy roguish alpha (or two) to look forward to this May, June, and July! Ember and Julian’s story is up next and WHEW what a fun ride! Such naughty fun, to be exact! 😉
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UPCOMING RELEASES IN THE HEX MY HEART SERIES

What to know more? Skip over to my website!

You can pick up the first in the series, Hexing the Alpha, on Amazon free via KindleUnlimited or snag it up for only $.99
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With my dreams coming true with each release, I have to pause and wonder. What dreams do you have? No matter how big or small I would love to hear about them! I’ll pick one lucky commenter to win a copy of Sunrise for Three, my latest sexy military romance release. 😉

Connect with me on Facebook or Twitter or visit my website at talinaperkins.com. Now you can also find me on TSU! I love chatting with readers, so don’t be shy!

Until next time, keep it sexy!

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New Release, Exclusive Excerpt, & Sunday Treats!

Happy Sunday everyone! Today I’m taking the kiddos to the beach for a little sun and play in the sand before the work week kicks off again. I start a new story come Monday and my batteries are running low. Not a good combo so some down time sounds really nice. Before I lather on the sunscreen I wanted to leave everyone with some sweet treats. I hope you’re all having a beautiful weekend filled with friends, family and a fabulous book!

Though Valentines might be over, I don’t think we need a special day to take home a hot alpha shifter or a sexy Marine, right? Last week I released Hexing the Alpha, the first in a brand new werewolf romance series. As promised in my last post, I’m sharing an exclusive excerpt with all the readers here at 69 Shades.

Today is also the last day to pick up the second book in my Sexy Siesta series, Tequila Sunset, while it’s still only 99cents! It goes back to regular price tomorrow!

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LAST DAY TO PICK THIS UP FOR $.99!

In other news, make sure to visit my author blog each Friday to get in on the weekly giveaway! Who doesn’t like a chance at extra book money! 😉

 

Hexing Excerpt:

“Tell me you have it ready, Honor,” answered a nervous voice through the earpiece.

Honor’s heart swelled for the woman on the other end. She was so desperate for love she’d try anything. It’s why she’d agreed to help out with the love potion. If only her sisters would see it her way, she could have delivered and collected days ago.

Honor traced the soft edges of a napkin, her back to the crowd forming around the bar. “Hey, Marabelle. The potion is ready. When would you like to meet for delivery?”

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What’s a witch to do when her love spell goes wrong and the sexy alpha werewolf of her dreams wants to mate?

“Right now if you can. I don’t want to waste another minute if you know what I mean.”

Honor rolled her eyes and smothered a chuckle at her client’s innuendo. She hoped the poor man on the other end of the spell could handle the lust-filled night Marabelle had in mind for them.

“The sooner the better. How about in an hour? My place? Yours? A la clandestine, I presume?” she added in a low whisper. Humans understood how her Council’s law worked, which helped to explain why the forbidden brew came with a hefty price tag.

Before she could respond, Honor’s magick shimmered the length of her spine and instinct stiffened her muscles. “Your place works fine. See you then, Marabelle.”

Snapping her phone closed, she whirled on her heel, expecting to find one of her sisters. Instead, chiseled muscles defined by outdoor labor and encased in black cotton came into view. She traced a path first down to see solid thighs covered in the sexiest fucking black jeans she’d ever seen on a man and up to find a gorgeous set of dark blue eyes staring down at her.

“Getting into trouble again?” he drawled, his rough baritone doing wicked things to her cool composure.

That was on the outside. On the inside two emotions warred for control. Fear of what he might have overheard with his heightened hearing. And nerve-searing, thigh-clenching lust.

Lust was winning by a mile.

He anchored his hands on two wooden chairs on either side of him and breathed in deeply then released on a long sigh. “Honor.”

Why did he have to say her name as if he’d just made love with her?

Jake—the werewolf shifter that starred in all her fantasies—stood so close she could reach out and touch any part of her fantasy she wished.

He must have sensed the turn her dirty mind had taken because his pupils dilated and the rims of his irises brightened with an otherworldly glow in a color she could only describe as a mixture of sapphire with shards of ruby. The contrast just as striking as the man.

Hexing the Alpha

Copyright  © by Talina Perkins 2015

 

Thanks for stopping in and staying a spell. I hope you enjoyed reading a little from Hexing the Alpha. You can pick it up for free via KindleUnlimited or snag it for only 99cents.

Pick up your copy at: Amazon

Connect with me on Facebook or Twitter or visit my website at talinaperkins.com. Now you can also find me on TSU! I love chatting with readers, so don’t be shy!

Until next time, keep it sexy!

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A Little Tequila, a Sunset, Steamy Sex and Things Can Get Explosive!

Or at least they do south of the Mexican border!

Ever wonder about the how or the why behind an author picking a story’s setting? Whether the characters are molded around the place or if the characters dictate the location? There’s a multitude of answers to this question, with no real set answer, but there’s still a kernel of wonder when you flip to the first page of a new story.

Every time I pick up a book, location is everything (Not true, it’s the cover that pulls me in. More on that in a minute J). I want to know where I’m going when I step into a new story. I love it when blurbs and covers hint at the destination like it’s a little secret of its own to be discovered. Hmm. Doesn’t that sound familiar? Like a pre-planned trip you only have to show up for.

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Inspiration behind explosive scene in Controlled Heat

 

As romance readers are we not all for exotic adventures of not only places, but of the heart as well? It’s why we love the romance genre, right? Billionaire heroes matched with heroines who don’t give a damn about the hero’s bank account, but still manage to make their girl swoon with the most lavish of trips (50 Shades anyone?). Or how about Latin lovers who draw us into their culture with a flourish of their Spanish flair that strokes our imaginations and our romantic sides? All stories delicious and rich with exotic descriptions.

Before I set fingers to keyboard for the Sexy Siesta books I knew the series needed a place with its own signature, a place readers would want to escape from the mundane world and enjoy seeing through my character’s eyes.

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A hidden treasure off the coast of Puerto Vallarta

 

While His by Sunrise takes place in Houston, the heroine, Isabella is from Mexico. Tequila Sunset and Sunrise for Three pushed a little further south and takes us past the border and into the popular beaches of Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. Both known as party towns with a darker side not everyone sees. They say write what you know and after living here for almost twenty years I know Mexico. 😉

Beneath the multifaceted layers of this culture-rich country, there’s a hidden world of danger and adventure. There’s something exciting about crossing the border into a place where time seems to have paused. Where you can ditch the “real world” and become anyone you want while visiting. Its stuff stories are made of and, honestly, serves as a wonderful backdrop for my ruthless drug cartels and a bad-ass group of Recon Marines willing to put their lives on the line day after day.

Add a little tequila, a sunset, and some steamy sex and things are bound to get explosive! 😉

But what about that cover? I’m a total self proclaimed cover girl (I can’t tell you how long I poured over my covers before I was satisfied with their design). Some of you may shake your head at me and tsk, and I totally understand, but want to know a deep dark secret? I never read a book if the cover doesn’t catch my eye first. Harsh, I know, but from the moment I see the cover my mind immediately starts identifying with the characters. First impressions and all that, I suppose. If I’m sold on the package, I move on to the blurb. If both can depict the setting of the story, all the better, right?

Do you get caught up in the artwork like I do? Since I moonlight as a cover artist, maybe my artistic eye has cursed me with the need to see something brilliant before I dive into a new world.

Where do you stand? Do you look for books set in other countries or even cities? Do you look at the cover and decide yay or nay? Let’s talk! I’ll pick one winner for a Kindle copy of Tequila Sunset. Don’t forget to leave your email.

 

I’m sending out my newsletter with new release news and a giveaway! Are you signed up? There’s still time! Subscribe to for your free excerpts, author autographed Sexy Siesta Themed wallpaper, and be included in my monthly subscriber only giveaway!

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Until next time…keep it sexy!

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Writer Musings & An Action-Packed Excerpt

Sorry if I sound wonky and a little fuzzy! I’ve been in the writing cave for a bit too long this time around. Heck, I wasn’t sure what day of the week it was until I came up for air around ten last night. After three days straight of constant wordage and dealing with multiple characters ‘tudes, things can get a little blurry. Speaking of time, anyone else want to know where the first fifteen days of the year went?

With release day for Hexing the Alpha right around the corner, my mind is a mixture of quotation marks, periods, and hunky man pictures like this one…

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A little Jake Monroe from Hexing the Alpha

 

 

And this one…

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Inspiration behind Joel Cordona (new hero of the Sexy Siesta series)

 

Hey, it’s all in the name of inspiration, right? My imagination can do many things, but a little eye candy always helps the word count flow smoothly. 😉

*cough* As I was saying, I’m getting into the groove of the new year with several releases on the list, but more on those as they come along. In the mean time, how about a snippet from my latest release, Sunrise for Three? Have you met Marc, Mia, and Colt? If not, I’ve been told they are a steamy trio to get held up in Mexico with, but you be the judge. 😉 Do you think two Former Recon Marines and a fearless sexy Latina stand a chance with love while fighting against a ruthless cartel leader? You’ll have to read their story to discover if they get a sexy Sunrise for Three!

EXCERPT from Sunrise for Three

The gauzy white fluff of the curtain blew into her face, followed by a gust of wind from outside scented with the salty brine of the ocean. The curtain whipped back and forth in the strong wind then returned to lie against the window. Something red caught her attention, and she tried to lift her hand to finger the strange bright red substance, but her arm wouldn’t budge.

Heat blossomed out from her right shoulder and it dropped her to one knee. Air lodged in her lungs and her heart beat erratically. ¿Que diablos?Sunrise For Three200x300

Her vision blurred from a shroud of cold that settled over her. Like every ounce of her blood had drained, leaving nothing but a wash of cold tingles behind.

It all happened so quickly, her mind unable to make sense of anything. Male voices called to her, but she couldn’t reach them. Someone was moving her, pulling her deeper into the living room. She worked her legs, but she couldn’t get solid footing beneath her. Her body a paralyzed dead weight.

Pain swiftly replaced the burst of initial cold.

More bullets pelted the walls and other windows, sending the glass crashing into the unforgiving Spanish tiled flooring.

In a sudden rush, every nerve ending between her brain and shoulder came alive with bolts of electricity that raked across her chest and arm in waves of blinding pain. Warm liquid wet her T-shirt and the only thought that came to mind was it wasn’t her T-shirt. She had borrowed it.

Marc pulled her behind the couch and leaned her against the baseboard. “Let me see how bad.” He shoved his sidearm into the waistband of his jeans, then gently peeled back the collar of her shirt. She grimaced. “¡Hijole…wow!”

“Don’t move, darling. I’ve got you.”

His voice anchored her and helped clear the fog her mind had slipped behind to avoid the pain from the bullet that pierced her flesh. The full force of it rooted in her brain and she fought against the black veil lulling her closer. She shook her head. Her heart raced and she knew if she closed her eyes if only for a second that she would pass out. She’d be damned if she would be some damsel in distress princess.

“Did it go through? Graze her? What?” Colt kneeled beside her, holding both sides of her face. “She’s looking really damn pale, man.”

Three more rounds pinged against the cement column dividing the windows from the sliding back door just off to their left. Too close for comfort, but the men didn’t even flinch. “Look at me, sweetheart. This is going to hurt like a mother, but he has to do it.”

Ahí. Puta madre,” she gritted out a string of expletives at Marc. He slipped her arm out of the sleeve of her shirt and lifted the now bloody rag over her head and discarded it on the floor. Black dots danced in her vision. She didn’t want to pass out.

“She’s bleeding, but it’s a clean hit that split an inch gash along her shoulder. It might have nicked the bone, but I can’t see.”

It felt like something hit bone.

She bit into the flesh of her lip and tried to calm her breathing.

“We need some backup and fast, man. The fuckers have us out gunned with Ak-47s. Shots sound like they’re still coming from open water. Could be the waves messing with the sound, but—”

“You’re right. I saw them. Not them, but a boat earlier when I was standing by the window. It just didn’t click at the time.”

Marc and Colt looked at each other over the top of her head.

“Oh, darling, we are going to have a fucking serious talk about you not giving us all Intel when it happens, woman. Wait here.”

Sunrise for Three Copyright © 2014 Talina Perkins

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