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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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TIMES CHANGES & SO DO COVERS + GIVEAWAY! -TALINA PERKINS

It’s inevitable, really. With time things change. From Texas styled 90’s hair-dos to fashion and, of course, what we find visibly attractive in a book cover. When I published the first book in my military romance series, Sexy Siesta, I had one vision. Over the course of the last year and a half though, the world I set for the characters has grown into something I wish I had foreseen, yet all the same am very excited about. After talking with my editor about the changes and discussing the need for a grittier and ‘dirtier’ tone that would convey the story through the cover, I set to work creating a new look for the series. And if you’ve read the books, you know that there’s a lot of hot sex and just as much action and adventure!

Even though change is sometimes hard to embrace, that is exactly what I did with you, my lovely readers, in mind. So without further ado, here are the new covers to the Sexy Siesta series!

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NEW COVER REVEAL FOR SEXY SIESTA SERIES

*GIVEAWAY*

What do you think? Leave a comment with your favorite thing about a cover and one commenter will win their choice of either His By Sunrise, Tequila Sunset, or Sunrise for Three. I’ll pick the winner this Friday, Sept. 18th. 🙂

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

Connect with me on Facebook (Friday giveaway every week!) 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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The Fun of Fantasies

We all have them–whether they exist only in our nighttime dreams or in more conscious places, where we can access them easier. (If you live in Southern California like me, that easy access comes in handy during rush hour on the 405 Freeway!)

Naughty fantasies.

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If you’ve stopped by this page, there’s a good chance that you’re aware of a few of yours–perhaps more than a few. And why not? What inspires yours? A certain kind of music? A special scent? A certain genre of TV show or film? C’mon…it’s only us in here…let’s share!

While you’re pondering, I’ll reveal a fun tidbit about one of the sexiest scenes in NO MAGIC MOMENT–my new collaboration with the amazing Victoria Blue, to be released on September 7th. The entire seed for the scene actually came from a photo that Victoria saw and shared with me, making us both swoon with the possibilities of writing a very steamy “Hot for Teacher” exchange between Michael Pearson and Margaux Asher. While we can’t wait for you all to read the scene in its entirety when the book is released, what about a sneak-peek tidbit?

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I gasped and worried my lips together. “No! Please, Headmaster. I promise, I promise I’ll be good.”

“That’s what you said last time, young lady.”

“But I mean it this time. I do. Really.”

“So tell me, why were you sent to my office? Exactly?” He eyed me carefully. I picked up the vibe instantly. He played along while trying to understand what I wanted out of all this. While we’d talked about the fantasy, we hadn’t exactly discussed a line-by-line. Really, I could never let this man go. He was clever enough and brave enough to go toe-to-toe with me on every level.

I blew another bubble for dramatic effect. Michael sighed, giving it equal weight. “Give me the gum, Miss Asher. You know it’s against school policy, and it’s very unladylike to be chewing like a cow in front of me.”

I slid another glance up at him. “You gonna make me?”

He walked back to the counter, grabbed a tissue from the box there, then paced back over to hold it in front of my face.

“Spit it out.”

“No.”

“Do not defy me. It will only make things worse for you. It’s a disgusting habit anyway.” He pressed his other hand against the side of my face. “There are much better uses for that pretty little mouth.”

I lifted my stare up to him, eyes as wide as I could make them while depositing the gum into the waiting tissue. That certainly didn’t give him the victory. I purposely left a long trail of saliva from the gum to my mouth, letting the edges of my lips turn up when Michael answered with a rumble of arousal. Our eyes met as he wadded the tissue around the gum. His gaze had gone dark as caramel. This new game, allowing us to be a combination of our real and pretend selves, was turning him on as deeply as me.

“That’s better.” He dropped the tissue into the wastebasket then returned to stand in front of me, legs braced like before. The bulge in his slacks was very visible…and very mouth-watering.

I licked my lips. I couldn’t help it.

“Eyes up here, Miss Asher.”

I raised my face, hitting him hard with my pout. “Yes, Headmaster.”

He was so damn delectable. The power in his exposed forearms. The determination in his set jaw. The arousal in his stare, thickening by the second.

“Do you like seeing the effect you have on your teachers?”

“No, Sir. Not all of them.” I winked again. “Just you.”

He arched a brow. “You think pretty words will get you out of your punishment?”

“Is it working?” I tried batting my lashes, but he lunged his hand back, grabbing me by a pigtail, yanking my head farther back.

You tell me if it’s working.”

I croaked out, “Errrr…no, Sir?” Moisture gushed between my legs. His brutal handling…it was heaven.

“That’s right, young lady. It’s not. So stop playing around. You’re in serious trouble.”

“Yes, Sir. Very, very serious.” With my head cranked back, I had nowhere to look but at his furious, gorgeous face. Holy shit, what he did to me, looming over me like this. His lips formed into a hard, sensual line. The depths of his eyes glowed with mischief and promise.

It was so much.

Almost too much.

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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!

RELEASE DAY

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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How about a little naughty business by Jasmine Haynes

Berkley, my traditional publisher is having a fabulous sale on a couple of my e-books! They’ve never put these books on sale before. I’m totally amazed and very happy about it.

First up, we’ve got The Principal’s Office. This is the third book in my DeKnight Trilogy, but you don’t need to have read Past Midnight or What Happens After Dark to enjoy The Principal’s Office. The story stands alone, but you’ll see reference to characters from the first two books. Here’s a blurb for this sexy story:

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Desire is in session…

Rachel Delaney, divorced mother with two boys, isn’t complaining. Her life is fine. Really. There is one thing that could make it better, though: a strong, warm, male body to help her make it through the occasional lonely night. No strings, and no relationship, thanks. Just a little fun with a perfect stranger. And there’s no more perfect a stranger than Rand.

He’s tall, blond, unattached, smokin’ hot, and looking for the same thing Rachel is: wild, abandoned sex with no limits, no last names, and no complications—until Rachel’s eldest son gets in trouble in class.

Only then does Rachel discover that her down-and–dirty, dangerously sexy mystery lover is also the new school principal. They’re not exactly the ideal role models for a troubled student acting out his own frustrations. With Rachel’s life turned upside down, Rand’s the only one who can make it right—by maybe taking their hot-bodied hook-ups into a warm-hearted new direction…

The Principal’s Office is on sale for $3.99. Regular price for the e-book is $7.99. Here’s where you can find it for Kindle Nook, iBooks, and Kobo.

Up next, is The Naughty Corner. This is the first book in the Let’s Misbehave series (which is followed by Teach Me a Lesson). And here’s a little description of The Naughty Corner:

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Somebody’s been a bad girl…

Writer Lola Cook is on a deadline. Meeting it gets twice as difficult when she finds herself in the unwelcome role of babysitter for her nephews. Six weeks with the twin teenage terrors is too much for Lola—until she has a brilliant idea: send the boys to football camp. That’ll at least get them out of her hair for five hours every day. Perfect.

Divorced father Gray Barnett has coached summer football camp long enough to know he’ll get saddled with misfits, but William and Harry exceed all expectations. They’re impossible, they’re disruptive, and when he meets their hot aunt Lola, they’re worth the trouble. That is, if Lola accepts Gray’s conditions. Every time the twins misbehave, it’s Lola who must take their punishment. With every naughty infraction, Lola gets more and more accepting—of the penalties. She has no idea just how bad a girl she can be—or how much fun it will be to get what she deserves.

The Naughty Corner is also on sale for $3.99. Here’s where you can find it for your Amazon, Nook, iBooks, Kobo.

And for freebies, I’ve also got Dead to the Max, Max Starr Series, Book 1 free right now. Kindle Kindle UK Kindle CA iBooks iBooks AU iBooks UK iBooks CA Kobo All Romance Coffee Time Romance Smashwords.

And just a reminder that my new contemporary romance series with Bella Andre will be debuting on June 10th.

Preorder Breathless in Love, Maverick Billionaires, Book 1, at the following retailers. Nook iBooks iBooks UK iBooks CA iBooks AU Kobo. It will be available for your kindle on the release date.

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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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Sexy, Smoldering, Scintillating…the WILD Boys are takin’ over the blog…

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What’s that sound? It’s the sizzle of WILD Boys in the morning (or the afternoon, or evening)…and it sounds verrrry nice. Looks even better. Let’s take a peek!

It’s super exciting for me to share that the 1st three books of my WILD Boys of Special Forces series are now available as an awesome box set, called “GOING WILD.” The amazing Rachel Rivera designed a HOT new cover for this special set, depicting all the edgy, sexy excitement of these first three books.

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Like every good Special Ops unit, the “WILD” in the Boys’ title is an acronym. It stands for “Warriors Intense in Love & Domination”–and it’s a job description that these three heroes take very seriously. All three are, of course, fiercely protective of the women they love–but are faced with vastly different challenges to find their Happy-Ever-Afters with the ladies bold enough to “unleash” them.

garrettandsagePROMOGARRETT HAWKINS was raised on a corn farm in Iowa. He idolized his Special Forces uncle, and dreamed of following in the man’s footsteps one day. Needless to say, his ideas about love and romance are steeped in a lot of old-fashioned values–which means the road to discovering his Dominant side is a rocky one. Garrett doesn’t get it right the first time, resulting in some of the edgiest scenes I’ve ever penned for a character–but thank goodness Sage Weston is strong enough to handle the curve balls as they come. These two are a wonderful “kick-off couple” for the series!

Zeke and Rayna kissZEKE HAYES is Garrett’s best friend–and a true polar opposite of his friend. Zeke embraced his inner Dom as soon as he was old enough to get into a BDSM club–but he also knows it was a form of therapy for the streets he grew up on after losing both parents when he was 11 years old. Though Zeke’s a damn good Dom, he also knows he doesn’t have the “long-term thing” built into his DNA–which presents a bit of a problem when his heart can’t let Rayna Chestain go.


ethanandava3ETHAN ARCHER is the team’s too-pretty-to-be-real boy. His callsign is Runway, because to be honest, he belongs on a fashion ramp more than a jungle tarmac. That doesn’t stop Ethan from proving himself with the battalion, and becoming one of their most valuable instruments with his knowledge of five languages plus intrinsic knowledge of human nature. Needless to say, Ethan craves the mental side of Domination, and loves a great mind fuck as much as a real one. Poor Ava Chestain will learn this the hard way!

I hope you enjoy the Boys as much as I loved writing them! I’m working on the 7th book in the series now, so there’s much more sexy goodness to look forward to very soon! BUY LINKS FOR THE GOING WILD BOX SET ARE HERE: Amazon   Kobo   Barnes & Noble   Google Play  **iTunes Coming Soon.

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The birth of Wonderslut by Alice Gaines

wonderslutReaders often ask authors where their ideas come from.  The true, and not very interesting, response is “from everywhere and anywhere.”  Sometimes it can be an item in a newspaper or the content of a dream.  Even a common phrase will get a writer thinking.  Often the germ of the idea gets buried in our brains for years, and the exact stimulus for the idea is lost from memory.

In contrast, I remember the exact place where I was sitting when I thought up Wonderslut.  I can’t tell you the date, but I was sitting at my desk at my day job one afternoon in 1996 when she came to life in my brain.

We’d had a company electronic bulletin board where employees could post personal messages and other silliness.  We “old-timers” on the board were a clever and creative lot, at least in our own minds.  Literate, insightful, entertaining, our posts were everything the humdrum world was not.  We were the intelligentsia, la crème de la crème.

And then, the others arrived.

Rank newbies took over our beloved board, filling it with inanities, misspellings, and bad grammar.  Horrors!  We rallied privately and formed an organization to retake our board.  We named it something with the initials J-L-A.  (I told you we were creative.)  We all adopted superhero identities.  As I had a reputation for writing things with S-E-X in them, I took the superhero concept of Wonder and added Slut.  Wonderslut.

Then, Wonderslut needed an everyday alter-ego.  I’d always been fascinated with orchids, so I made her an orchid hybridist, and I made up the silliest name I could imagine.  Felicity Plumswindle, mild-mannered orchid hybridist, also came to life.

Fast forward about nine years.  One of the authors at Changeling Press asked why we had a category for Comic Book Heroes with no books in it.  The publisher answered that she’d always wanted to do Comic Book Heroes, but no one had submitted any.  I remembered Wonderslut and added Avenger of the Non-Orgasmic so she had a heroic mission in life.  Then, I started writing.

I can honestly say Wonderslut is one of my favorites.  Writers often say that their characters think things up and surprise them.  Actually, what we mean is that we surprise ourselves.  I imagined a crimson Maserati with a jet engine and retractable wings.  I imagined a superpower that’ll never make it into a Hollywood movie.  I imagined a young, impressionable sidekick with an agenda of his own.  What fun.

The Adventures of Wonderslut came out on Friday, June 16, 2006 – ten years after I originally thought her up.  But alas, Wonderslut didn’t sell well, and the sequels I’d imagined never came to pass.  Wonderslut seemed destined to the end up on the scrap heap of other crazy ideas that rattle around in my brain.  Until…

Fast forward again to August of 2010.  Amazon had just announced the creation of Kindle blogs.  The idea was that people would blog, and subscribers would pay $.99 per month to get an otherwise free blog delivered directly to their Kindles.  A friend of a friend started a blog called “Everything Erotic” and recruited writers to write erotic serials.  What could be more perfect for a comic book character than a serial?

Mind you, I’d never written anything in serial form, but why should that little detail hold me back?  Put in some steamy sex, the sillier the better, add a cliff-hanger, and ta-da…serial!

I guess it did all right.  Our blog became popular and actually made me some money every month.  I have no idea if Wonderslut was responsible for our success or if some of the other serials were carrying the weight.  What I do know is that my coauthors crapped out, dropped the ball, and stopped posting.  The money dried up.  Who wants to pay $.99 a month for nothing?  For months I kept posting Wonderslut and another serial I was writing until I got sick of doing it for someone else who wasn’t paying me.

I figured if I was going to write for free, I might as well do it for myself.  So, I started my own blog where I post x-rated excerpts every Friday.  Wonderslut and her sidekick, The Hard-Driving Piston of Love, aka Jason, take the fourth Friday of the month.  If you’d like to check it out, visit

http://www.alicesexcerpts.blogspot.com on Fridays.

Only, please, don’t take anything seriously.  Don’t tell me about plot holes or inconsistencies.  I’m not interested.  As long as it’s funny and sexy, I don’t care.  To borrow from Mystery Science Theatre 3000, “remember it’s Wonderslut.  You should really just relax.”

I think on some level I’m embracing my inner Wonderslut, and I couldn’t be happier.  She’s an awesome lady.

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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.

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Until next time, keep it sexy!

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