Gosh, it has been an extremely long time since I last posted, and that's just unacceptable!! :) So, I wanted to take a minute before the year gets away from me to say I'm alive and I'm procrastinating like always.
However, I will be making an effort to post more and promote my books more. I'm also going to try to do more reviews as well, so if you have a book you want me to read, send it my way (nyarayne@Hotmail.com). Or if you just want to promote your books on my site, let me know that too!
These are not resolutions. It's just things I'm working on!!
Welcome one and all to the Hot and Deadly Blog Hop!!
I'm will be your conductor on this little trip. I'm, Nya Rayne, a paranormal romance writer. All of my stories err on the side of romance with a good helping of erotica, and then a dash more of romance. I've been writing professionally for a little over 12 years, but wrote my first story at the tender age of 15. It amounted to nothing, but was so much fun to write that I kept doing it.
This blog hop is all about those super hot and deadly characters we love and some we love to hate!! I'm really feeling this hop because instead of talking about the hero/heroine of the story we can talk about the villain. (snickers) So, I'm going to begin this with a bang, from the first of my Anubi Series, Storm's Fury, the villain/hero, Terroar. He deliciously sinful with his boy next door debonair looks and his need for excitement, but when he and Fury cross paths its an explosion on a global scale.
Check out this scene between him and Fury when they meet up for the first time in four years:
“Furiosus, it’s been too long.” The voice said in a slow,
patronizing drawl that grated on Fury’s last nerve.
Fury spun on Terroar, his fists clenched, lips pulled
back in a biting snarl. “You’re as good as dead.”
Terroar shot him a mocking frown. “Have you always been
so angry?” He shifted slightly, his grin back in place as he rolled his
shoulders and shoved his hands into the pockets of his dark slacks. “Or is this
a new emotion?”
“Have you always been a backstabbing bastard?” Fury spat
at him. “Or is that new for you?”
“Oh come now, friend, how long are you going to be mad
about that?” Terroar scratched the side of his head and grinned.
“That was what, a couple of years ago?” Silence greeted his statement. “Would
it help if I told you it was for a good cause?”
“Fuck you and your reasons.” Anger roiled through Fury.
How dare Terroar call him friend when, their friendship ended the moment
Terroar handed him over to those animals? His fists clenched, his fangs
elongated, and Fury charged forward, claws outstretched, aiming for Terroar’s
Terroar vanished and reappeared a few feet away. “Come
now. Do we need to fight? It was business, really. No hard feelings, eh?”
“You betrayed me. Of all Anubi, Terroar—me, the one you
called brother! You gave them the binding spell that kept me weak. You did
that! You attacked Hatrid, and tried to kill me and my mate.”
Terroar raised his hands in mock surrender. “Now, now, I
wasn’t trying to kill you. I was simply getting your attention. The rest of
that, I can’t really claim.”
“Getting my attention?” Eyes narrowed, Fury pointed at
the hole in his shirt and rapidly healing wound left over from the ice spear.
“How the hell is a hole through my damn shoulder just getting my attention?”
“I could’ve aimed more to the left.”
That only served to anger Fury more. Fury lifted his arms
in a quick arc, drawing on the static electricity in the air. Before Terroar
could gage what he was doing, Fury hurled the sizzling ball at Terroar’s head.
Terroar dodged the attack by leaping onto a low-lying
branch of a nearby tree. “What the hell was that for?” The bastard actually
Fury refused to allow himself to get sidetracked by
Terroar’s nonchalance. This was his tactic. Up and until the viper, struck, his
adversary would believe he was talking to a long lost friend. Terroar could joke
and laugh with a person one second and decapitate him the next, and all with a smile
on his face. No, he wasn’t going to fall for it.
Terroar leapt from the tree, brushed the shoulder of his
pristine white polo shirt off, straightened out his pants, and shot Fury a bored
look before fanning his hand dismissively. “Is it my fault you can’t take a
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The next sexy villainess I want to introduce you all to is the Higher Highness, Gloria Gale, from my futuristic romance, For His Love. I love Gloria because she's not only the leader of the free world, but she's the world greatest feminist. Okay, so she's a little twisted too. Okay, so maybe she's more than a little twisted, she's insane. Its really not her fault, she was just written that way. (snickers)
Check out this scene between her and one of her subordinates:
“Ma’am, your itinerary,”
Lady LaDina interjected.
“Well, don’t just
stand there.Get on with it.” The Higher Highness pushed
to her feet and approached a row of wire cutters of varying sizes, degrees of
sharpness, and colors. “What is it this time?” She decided on a pair of red
handled wire cutters.
“It’s a benefit for
the Feline Foundation.”
Gloria scowled over
her shoulder at her assistant and turned back to the task at hand. “I hate cats.
You can’t trust them.They sit in
corners watching you, just waiting for you to let your guard down so that
they can steal your breath,” she whispered to herself, and asked as she settled
into a chair near her pupil, “Could you hand me that jar?”
“Yes, we’re all
aware of your distaste for cats, but you must attend. It would be an insult if
you didn’t,” Lady LaDina said, stepping into the room to retrieve the jar. She
made quick work of passing it to the Higher Highness before backing out the
room to take up her previous position.
“Before you get into
the tedious details, tell me, will he be ready?”
Lady LaDina glanced
from the Higher Highness to Tawny, her pupil, and then turned her attention back to the
Higher Highness. “Xavier?”
“Who else would I be
talking about? Sometimes, LaDina, you can be so dense. Did you forget he was my
only reason for going to that godforsaken place?” She turned back to Tawny
then, stroked her fingers along the outside of the woman’s elongated arms and
finished, “If I could get away with it, I’d nuke the entire state.”
“My lady, they are
one of your biggest supporters.”
“That’s why I said,
‘if I could get away with it’.”
Lady LaDina stepped
back and bowed her head. “Of course, and no, I did not forget. Dr. Lobush
assured me he would be ready upon your arrival.”
“His memory will be
“The other changes I
requested will be complete?”
picked up the pliers she’d laid in her lap and smiled at nothing in particular.
“Maybe, if he’s as good as I’ve heard, I’ll give you Aro,” she declared, and
then amended, “Maybe not Aro—he’d be too much for you—but I’ll give you one of
them.” She leaned forward and patted Tawny’s cheek. "Now back to that lesson."
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Welcome one and all to the Love of Mythology Giveway Hop!!
I'm going to be your conductor on this little trip. I am, Nya Rayne, a paranormal romance writer. All of my stories err on the side of romance with a good helping of erotica, and then a dash more of romance. I've been writing professionally for a little over 12 years, but wrote my first story at the tender age of 15. It amounted to nothing, but was so much fun to write that I kept doing it.
I'm really feeling this blog hop, because mythology is one of the main plots (or the main plot) in my Anubi series. The series revolves around Egyptian Mythology and the God of Death and Darkness (the gate keeper), Anubis.
What I love about Mythology is that no one knows the true story. Everyone (no matter who you are) can put your own spin on it and make it be what you want it to be. I love Egyptian Mythology mostly because not only are the gods powerful, and the stories mesmerizing, but the mythology itself is also dark and sensual.
In my series, the Anubi were created from the crushed bones and blood of Anubis to help with the ushering of souls into the afterlife. They know no joy, no pleasure, only honor. However, when Anubis creates creatures called the Yazaron to be protectors for his wife, Anput, she later uses them to assassinate him. On his dying bed, Anubis curses Anput to the bowels of the deepest hell and banishes the Yazaron to the far corners of the earth, to live as lifeless stone during high sunlight hours and insatiable scavenging beasts during moonlight hours. They feed on humans, hoping to one day find the essence of Anubis, the only cure for their curse. The essence of Anubis can only be found in Anubis's female offspring. And it is now, millennia later, the job of the Anubi to protect these women from the Yazaron so that the curse is never broken. Additionally, it is within these women that for the first time in their lives the Anubi will find true peace, the other halves of their souls, and the one person who will make their deadened hearts beat once more.
So if you find that interesting, check out the first two stories in the series:
A street-wise hustler, Stormy has been running most of her life from the creature that killed her family. However, when she meets Fury, a being so stubborn he could give a mule lessons, running is no longer an option. When he claims he’s her protector and the other half of her soul, Stormy would rather take her chances with the beast chasing her.
His dogged determination to protect her and his seductive expertise spark to life dreams she’d all but given up on: dreams of belonging to a family, and of having a life where running is nothing more than exercise. But with vile creatures hunting her, demanding her blood, and pack members who want her head instead of her help, Stormy will have to find a way to place her trust and heart in Fury’s care. If she can’t, then neither of them will have a future to dream about.
Hayze has roamed the earth for over three millennia alone, praying to one day find the other half of his soul. The one woman who would make his deadened heart beat once more. He never imagined he’d find her, Blaine, in a bloodied heap beneath the claws of a despicable Yazaron, the very bane of his existence. Hayze saved Blaine and as a reward was given three days to make her love him or he would cease to exist. Literally.
Blaine spent those three days in ICU fighting for her life. And now when Hayze’s time left on earth is borrowed at best, the woman for whom he would gladly die a hundred times over for would rather spit on him than look at him.
I suppose I've kept you guys long enough. But before you go let me tell you about the prizes for this hop!! And you can win just by commenting, joining the blogs and reposting the links on your social sites!!
$45 Amazon GC or $45 worth of books:
ebooks from Patricia Bates
a prize from Lisa Beth Darling
an ecopy of Sunburn by Rosanna Leo
an ecopy of Ain't No Bull by Danica Avet
an ecopy of Remedy Maker by Sheri Fredricks
By signing up for my blog and posting a comment you will be in the running to receive a copy of one of each of my novels. Just tell me what you love about Mythology and which of my books you'd love to read!!