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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 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.

Copyright © 2015 Talina Perkins

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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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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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Within the Cocoon of Silence…

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The silence is loud if you’re listening.

… is when the magic comes to life.

There are days when my mind is quiet and others when the words flow with no end in sight. Constant ramblings, snippets of story lines, dialogue, scene ideas, and what have you.

Today, though, has been a hushed day with little to no extra chatter. The normal built-in to-do list is on autopilot with little to no luck of turning it off, but from there, the home front is still. Calm even.

Come to think of it, this entire week has been quiet, with no rush to click open Facebook with some sort of sassy comment or quick words of encouragement I like to share at times. At first, I was worried. Worried because the words were few and I am in the middle of a story. A scary place to have a loss of words.

However, during the stillness of this morning, before the children roused and started their daily weekend activities, something occurred to me. It’s okay NOT to have something to say all the time. It’s okay to give myself the time to turn reflective and let the daily humdrum fade away. You know what I’m talking about? That special ‘you’ time?

What if this is the calm before the storm? The stolen time before all hell breaks loose and I have so much to say there won’t be enough time in the day to get it all out of my head? I crave those days, truly. But what am I to learn when the words slow? Should I force them or take a beat and let the silence speak?

In the last few days I’ve come to realize my muse is sneaky and clever, willing to give me my answers, if I only listen. Letting the thoughts, ideas and words accumulate, marinate if you will, is just as powerful as typing away word after word. I discovered this recently when my muse woke me from a dead sleep and gave me exactly what I needed to continue a scene. Perplexing and mind opening how it took the wee hours of the morning for my mind to be quiet enough to find what I needed.

In just a few hours I begin two long projects that I have no doubt will consume my every thought for the next four months. These projects have weighed on my mind for the last year and a half. My muse knows this and I suspect is preparing for the heavy work load, hoarding the creative energy until it’s time to let it overflow and pour onto the page.

For now I must embrace the quiet, enjoy the stillness, and let my mind harness the creativeness the universe is providing. My muse is smart enough to listen.

I just need to accept the quiet as a gift and sit back, ready for what is to come.

In the mean time, tell me what you do when the silence comes? Do you like to disconnect and relax with a good book? Take to writing in a journal maybe? Something I would love to pick up as a habit, by the way. Or do you just settle in for a good long ‘you’ time?

***Leave a comment with your answer and I’ll pick two winners for a Kindle copy of any title on my back list. Don’t forget to leave your email addy! AND I’ve extended my two day weekly giveaway so that everyone here can join in at this link HERE.***

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 Mexican Christmas + Giveaway

Season’s Greetings to everyone! Today is a pretty busy and exciting day. I kicked off my annual Christmas Book Bash on my own personal author blog (tons of giveaways!!), I wrapped up a sexy shifter short story that has a hero I feel absolutely head of heels for and the family is getting ready for our Christmas cookie baking on the weekend.

Lots going on and to keep up with, but that’s what the holidays are about, right? HA I’ll need a vacation after all the merry making! How many are with me?

All the preparations for the holidays had me thinking about the different family traditions around the world. I’ve lived in Mexico for almost twenty years now and I’ve had the privilege to learn about a completely unique way of celebrating Christmas Mexican style.

When we first arrived here I was only fourteen and completely culture shocked for the first year. Christmas was the first holiday we experienced abroad and I had no idea that here in Mexico Christmas actually starts on December 16th and lasts all the way through February 2nd Known as Candelaria or Candle mass day.

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Posada

To kick off the season there are nine Posadas (which translates to Inn) that children perform to recreate the journey of Joseph and The Virgin Mary looking for shelter. The children will gather in a procession and call on their neighbors, singing a song for each home based on Mary and Joseph’s hardships. It is customary for the children to be turned away with the news of there being no room for them at the Posada they are calling on. Yet they do not turn away and continue singing until they receive the good news that there is room for them. This is performed over the course of eight nights at different homes and ends on Christmas Eve where the nativity scene is recreated with the baby Jesus placed in the manger and at midnight everyone makes their way to Church service where fireworks are kicked off and everyone starts the celebration of Christmas.

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On my first Christmas in Mexico I was invited to join in on the Posada processions with others in my community and it was an experience I’ll never forget. We carried candles and I sang in a language I had yet to master. I was off key the whole time and making it all up as I went, but everyone helped me learn as we went.

We also played games and I got my first turn at a Piñata. I learned real fast how to dive and grab my loot before everyone else got it for me. I am sure many of you have had a chance to play this game and if not, it’s a blast! Your little ones would love to take a turn at this game.

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Mexican Piñata

Some traditional food served is the Rosca de Reyes, an oval sweetbread, decorated with candied fruit. In a way it reminds me of our fruit cake. This sweet bread is more a tradition for February 2nd, Candelaria or Candle mass day, where family and friends gather and cut the bread where little white dolls representing the baby Jesus are hidden. The person who finds the doll in their piece of Rosca has to invite everyone present to the following year’s gathering and buy a new dress for the baby Jesus used in the Nativity Scene, and bring tamales, another traditional food made of mashed corn wrapped around meat. And delicious served with Pico de Gallo or homemade hot sauce with tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro and lemon.

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I also found that Christmas trees are not as popular with the older generations. I think this was the biggest culture shock for me. With all the custom trade off with all the tourists, trees have become more and more popular in the new generations, but when I first arrived here and visited friends, they had nativity scenes surrounded by poinsettia flowers which represent the star over Bethlehem that lead the Three Wise Men to baby Jesus instead of trees.

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Poinsettia plants placed throught the city and tons shopping malls, homes, small shops and used in nativity scenes

Though I follow the family traditions my husband and I grew up with, I find the Mexican traditional Christmas a wonderful experience and so steeped with hundreds of years old traditions dating back all the way to the time of the Spaniards.

There is so much more to the culture and the celebrations, but I’d have you hear all day!

How about you? Have you visited another country during the holidays? What did you learn of their traditions? Leave a comment along with your email addy and I’ll pick a winner to receive a Kindle copy of either His by Sunrise or Tequila Sunset, winner’s choice.

Oh, don’t forget to sign up to my newsletter if you haven’t already! It goes out today at 6 p.m. CST with my monthly Gift Card winner AND this edition has a DOUBLE cover reveal. Remember the shifter romance I mentioned above? Be one of the first to see the cover and release date.

I’m also pretty chatty on Facebook and Twitter and please feel free to visit my home on the web. And if you love keeping up releases, flash giveaways, and a whole bunch of other book goodies, grab my FREE App here!

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And one final thing, I’d love for you to swing by my author blog and join in my annual Christmas Book Bash giveaway with eleven other romance authors. See you there!

Until next time, have a wonderful and safe holiday. I wish you all a warm and festive Merry Christmas from my heart to yours!

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Kicking it Sexy Siesta Style & New Release News!

I’m so excited to be a part of this fabulous group of talented authors! Since this is my first post with the 69’s 😉 (yeah, couldn’t resist!) here’s the low down on me and a little on what I write.

I’m from an Irish/Scottish background, born and raised in North Carolina, who now lives in sunny Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. After reading an article on writing romance by Holly Lisle I jumped off the wagon everyone shoved me on heading toward the typical nine-to-fiver and picked up pen and paper instead.

That was six year ago.

There have been a lot of ups and downs that almost led me to tossing out this crazy gig, but I stuck it out and I’m now looking at my fourth release this October 31st.

Yeah, baby! (said in my best Austin Power’s voice)

When I set out to publish I never thought I’d turn to the spicy sub-genre of erotic romance, yet three novellas later, here I am and planning more hot love stories for readers to hopefully enjoy.

Another sub-genre I never thought I would write in is military romance. Guns, fight scenes, and kick-ass alpha heroes with a fetish for the wild side are kinda my thang, but writing it…err…not so much. Then I meet Captain Blake Mitchell from His by Sunrise. He pushed his sexy smooth talking self into my head and brought along his friends, Gabriel, Marc, Colt, and to my surprise, Joel Cordona.

After a week of listening in on their conversations and witnessing their camaraderie the Sexy Siesta series was born. I knew I had to write their stories and give them each a heroine who could tame their alpha male, possessive, too damn-sexy-for-their-own-good trouble making tendencies. 😉

Originally the Sexy Siestas were planned as a novella series, but my editor coaxed me ever so gently into flexing my muscles and going bigger, giving each of the characters from the novellas their full length stories. How could I refuse? I wanted to revisit my sexy bad-ass Recon Marines, and after reading the feedback from readers, I discovered I wasn’t the only one who wanted more.

So I’m making the announcement on 69 Shades of Smut first…the Sexy Siesta series is growing! It’s packed with emotion, high stakes drama, and heat. Lots of heat!

Here’s the full list on what is out now, soon-to-be-released, and coming in 2015 for the Sexy Siesta Series:

NOVELLAS:

His BY Sunrise-Captain Blake Mitchell and Isabella Marie’s novella –OUT NOW

Tequila Sunset– 1st Lieutenant Gabriel Daniels and Esmeralda Vega’s novella—OUT NOW

Sunrise for Three-Mark Dangere, Mia Vega, & Colt Dessire’s novella—Releasing Oct. 31st!!

FOURTH NOVELLA— JOEL CORDONA –TO BE ANNOUNCED

FULL LENGTHS:

Controlled Heat-Blake and Isabella’s Full length— May 2015

Tropical Heat-Gabriel & Esmeralda’s Full-length— August 2015

Relentless Heat-Marc, Mia, & Colt’s Full-length—November 2015

JOEL CORDONA’S FULL LENGTH—TO BE ANNOUNCED

I have a full plate of writing ahead of me and I’m anxious and excited to write each and every story. Since Joel made an impromptu appearance later in the series I’m still working on pulling his novella and full-length together, but it will be true to the series—high octane and sizzling romance all rolled up in a HEA…promise!

Next up to hit the digital shelves is Sunrise for Three. This novella follows two former Recon Marines and a sexy heart-melting Latina they’ve come to love, but soon find out has a vengeful Mexican drug lord hot on her trail. Here’s a look at the cover and blurb to hold you over until its release on Halloween. 😉

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Marc Dangere and Colt Dessire,  forced to retire from injuries sustained from a roadside bombing, decide there’s only one thing left for two elite former Recon Marines—serve and protect through their own securities company, Re-Con.

One sexy, heart-melting Latina with trouble hot on her trail…

Mia Vega is fearless when it comes to standing her ground. Shedding the shackles of a tragic childhood, Mia accepts the first stable job opportunity that comes along in hopes of building a strong future for herself.  With every passing day Mia finds it harder to resist her desire for both her bosses— two of the sexiest men she’d ever laid eyes on. Determined to reach out and take what she wants, Mia sets a plan of seduction in motion that will either get her fired or land her right where she wants to be—caught between danger and desire.

One deserted beach and only one night to claim her as theirs.

Marc and Colt have had their sights set on their new secretary, beautiful Mia Vega. They’ve kept their distance, waiting for the right time to share their feelings. But all bets are off when a dangerous predator begins striking out against Mia. To protect her, Marc and Colt take her under their protection, whisking her away to their safe haven until they can figure out who’s behind the attempt on her life. Once alone with her, neither man can contain the burning desire to claim her.

Can Marc and Colt keep Mia safe while exploring their passions? Or will fate rob them of a happiness all three have longed for their whole lives?

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Thanks for stopping by! Until next time…keep it sexy!

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