Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Guest post by New York Times Best Selling Author Dawn Michelle

A couple of months ago Jane let me on here to talk about my werewolf series, Claimed by the Beast. Whatever I did, it must have worked because she's letting me come back and do it again. Except this time it's not Claimed by the Beast and it's not about werewolves…well, not entirely. This time I'm here to talk about what happened after Claimed by the Beast. My new book follows Beth, one of the main supporting characters that faded away by the time the series was finished. A lot of bad things happened to her, bad things that I wanted to make up for. Unfortunately, giving her a series of her own might not have been the best option. To come out on top with a HEA (Happily Ever After) ending, she's going to have to earn it.

In between the Claimed by the Beast and Blood Kissed series I spent a little time a story called A Cold Winter's Bite. It was included in the A Kiss of Christmas Magic bundle that saw amazing success when it was released earlier this month. So amazing that yours truly can now say she is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author!

That same chart topping story has some characters that pop into this series as well. All of my books are going to be connected, it's just so much more fun that way. A little drama here and there, maybe some love triangles, and even an occasional chest thumping between alpha males that haven't figured out it's the women that are really in charge. Silly boys, anyhow!

I hope by now you're waiting for your First Kiss, because it's waiting for you! And when you're done with that, head on over to pre-order Forever Kiss, which is scheduled to be released on December 12th. Lover's Kiss, book 3 (and the last book in the series) will come out sometime around January 1st.

Thank you all so much!

Dawn Michelle

Sunday, November 2, 2014

When series collide...

Whether you're a fan of the Steve Williams Series or the Games series, or even the Night Hawk and Ryan Chronicles series, you may wonder if the same characters are found in other books. Yes, they don't seem to want their story to end and crop up in the damnedest places.

It really all starts with Ty Ryan and I'll map out the books in chronological order for you and include where he crosses into a different series:

1. Fallen
2. Survival Games
3. Mind Games
4. End Game
5. Hunting Season (Book 3 in The Steve Williams Series)
6. Georgia Reign  (Book 4 in The Steve Williams Series)
7. Crystal Illusions (Book 5 in The Steve Williams Series)
8. Saving Face (Book 6 in The Steve Williams Series)
9. Trinity Rising (Book 3 in the Night Hawk Series)
10. Saving Grace (Book 1 in the Ryan Chronicles)
11. Raven Heart (Book 2 in the Ryan Chronicles)
12. Trinity's Wrath (Book 3 in the Ryan Chronicles)

If you're looking for the boxed set instead of individual books:
The Games Trilogy (Survival Games, Mind Games & End Game)
The Steve Williams Series (all 6 books in the banner)
The Night Hawk Trilogy (Night Hawk, Tigress & Trinity Rising)
The Ryan Chronicles Trilogy (Saving Grace, Raven Heart & Trinity's Wrath)

As you can see from the banner above, there are two books in The Steve Williams series prior to the introduction of Ty into the series and Steve is also featured in the same books going forward that Ty has a supporting role in.

Look for more from these characters in 2015!

Enjoy and thanks for loving my characters as much as I do!
Until next time,

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Goodreads Giveaway!

Do you want to win a paperback copy of The Ryan Chronicles?

Sign up for my giveaway on Goodreads:
                     Goodreads Book Giveaway
The Ryan Chronicles Trilogy by J.E. Taylor
         The Ryan Chronicles Trilogy  by J.E. Taylor                   Giveaway ends November 13, 2014.                             See the giveaway details at Goodreads.                                                    Enter to win

Friday, October 17, 2014

Celebrating new releases and a sale!

Happy Friday! Time to celebrate some new releases and a sale at Kobo!
First up – we have the release of Trinity’s Wrath- Book 3 in The Ryan Chronicles! (see below for the boxed set)

Trinity’s Wrath buy links:

The Ryan Chronicles (Books 1, 2 and 3 together in a boxed set)
Amazon US 

House Rules: Short erotic horror story available on Amazon only:

Last, but not least – there is a 50/35/25 sale going on over on Kobo this weekend and I have a few books available. This is a great time to pick up one of these if you don’t already have them:

50% off  The Steve Williams Thriller Series Box Set (Regularly priced at $9.99 US)
Sale code: SAVE50

35% off Saving Grace – book 1 in The Ryan Chronicles (Regularly priced at $3.99 US)
Sale code SAVE35 

25% off Trinity Rising – book 3 in Night Hawk Series (Regularly priced at $3.99 US)
Sale code SAVE25 

If you already have the titles above, check out some of the other books within each category here:

Happy Reading! 
Until next time,

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Glass House Press Release Day Blitz!

StoryTime is a tri-annual event created by Glass House Press.  All proceeds from the StoryTime events will be donated to SDDAS Spirit Fund, a
nonprofit society dedicated to giving homeless animals the medical care they need. For more information, visit their website at

In Mary Fan’s second novella from Glass House Press, a teen girl wakes up in an icy cell, alone and frightened. She has no memory of who she is or how she came to be there.

She does know that she must get out, at all costs. And that escape must start with remembering the simple things – her own name. Her place of origin. Her possible powers.

When a group of dark magicians reveal themselves to be her captors, she finds herself in the clutches of those who will stop at nothing to uncover the secrets locked within her lost memories. With her life fading under their merciless spells, the need to escape becomes dire.

But can she get out when she doesn’t even know who she is? Can she count on one unlikely ally for help? Or is it already too late for her, a girl without a name?

Tell Me My Name introduces the main characters in Mary’s new fantasy series, Fated Stars, with the first book, Windborn, due in late 2015.

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About Mary Fan

Mary Fan is a hopeless dreamer, whose mind insists on spinning tales of “what if.” As a music major in college, she told those stories through compositions. Now she tells them through books—a habit she began as soon as she could pick up a pencil. Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil follows a well-received debut novel, a space opera titled Artificial Absolutes (2013), and is the first in the Flynn Nightsider series. Mary would like to think that there are many other novels in her bag, and hopes to prove that to the world as well.

Mary lives in New Jersey and has a B.A. from Princeton University. When she’s not scheming to create new worlds, she enjoys kickboxing, opera singing, and blogging about everything having to do with books.

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Telepaths, torture, mindwipes ... the Institute has it all, and they use each of their brainwashed children as weapons, the way they see fit. To control society, repress its people. To make certain that they stay in power, no matter the cost. Serena’s baby brother Damon is one of those children, and these days he’s so altered that he doesn’t even recognize her.

When it comes to getting Damon away from those who kidnapped him, there's nothing Serena won't do. Even if she has to kill him to save him. First, though, she must prove to her father that she has what it takes to be a soldier against the insidious threat of the Institute. Her first mission has to be perfect.

But with inaccurate intelligence, unexpected storms, and Gav Belias, people’s hero of the Watch, on the prowl, will she even survive? If she doesn't succeed, they'll never let her go after her brother.

And that would be unthinkable, when it was her fault that he was taken in the first place.

Slam is Tash McAdam’s first work with Glass House Press, and serves as a prequel to her series The Psionics, with the first book, Maelstrom, due in 2015.

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About Tash McAdam

Tash McAdam’s first writing experience (a collaborative effort) came at the age of eight, and included passing floppy discs back and forth with a best friend at swimming lessons. Since then, Tash has spent time falling in streams, out of trees, learning to juggle, dreaming about zombies, dancing, painting, learning Karate, becoming a punk rock pianist, and of course, writing.

Tash is a teacher in real life, but dreams of being a full-time writer, and living a life of never-ending travel. Though born in the hilly sheepland of Wales, Tash has lived in South Korea and Chile and now calls Vancouver, Canada home.
Maelstrom, the first book in The Psionics, is Tash’s first published work. Visit the website or facebook for news, gossip, and random tidbits about Tash’s adventures.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Stormy skies and intense story lines

Welcome to the first Saturday in September.

Today felt more like the dog days of summer as opposed to September, with the heat and humidity forcing us into the air conditioned comfort as opposed to lounging on the front porch.

We did take a walk to the water, where I pulled my classic version of grace that only I can pull off.  I did a slow motion slide on a slippery rock and ended up unintentionally sitting in a nice cool pool of water. It was the only spot on the rock that had a tide pool too. What are the odds?

I didn't get hurt, so I can laugh about it and I was near a full on gale when my husband extended his hand to help me up. Of course, he was just rolling his eyes at my complete klutz move - which didn't help quell the laughter.

I also didn't know whether to just sit in the puddle until the sun dried both the rock and me, or get up, because now my white shorts (yes, white shorts after Labor Day) showed a pretty clear view of my ass.

That was my morning. And as I mentioned above, the humid heat drove us inside, but we still had an outstanding view of the water. By around one, the clouds had started their afternoon march and the light show over the water started in earnest along with the baritone booms of thunder that shook our little abode. I love thunderstorms, even when it becomes questionable to sit in an aluminum/fiberglass room with a laptop on my lap.

Hey, you only live once, right?

Well, this stormy Saturday gave way to some really intense prose as I'm near the final stretch with Trinity's Wrath.

Here's a little excerpt from today's writing.

The stench of evil permeated the small road and I gathered my wits, focusing my power and nearly unleashed the cleansing angel fire until an echo of sobs reached my ears. The place wasn’t empty and my gaze bounced to the other buildings. Shadows moved in the abandoned shells and I realized this was a place the homeless congregate.
That fact tempered my reaction and I wondered if this was a trick. Either way, I had to make sure innocents were clear. My heart hammered in my chest, making my skin pulse as I stalked closer to the opening. The blubbering got louder as I approached, and I backed against the wall, listening to the plea of whoever was inside.
The rattle of chains caught my attention and I stepped into the opening.
The sight before me nearly took me out at the knees and I had to blink a few times before I understood just what Lucifer was doing.
Chains meant to destroy pulled my father in multiple directions. Bloody welts covered his body and the image of my mother in that chair from the movie turned my stomach. Except, instead of Frank Aris slicing her skin, it was my image.

I knew this was meant for me to see, and the words flowing from my doppelganger’s mouth were meant to crush my father’s spirit to nothing. I had never seen my father blubber or beg, and hearing the pain in his voice as Lucifer sliced another piece of my mother’s image was unbearable.

Both Trinity's Wrath and The Ryan Chronicles Trilogy will be released on October 17, 2014. You can pre-order the e-book at the following places:

Trinity's Wrath:  Amazon,   Barnes & Noble,   iTunes,  Kobo
The Ryan Chronicles Trilogy:  Amazon,   Barnes & Noble,   iTunes,  Kobo

Until next time,