Authors Jessa Slade and Elle James!!
Both of these authors write top-notch paranormal romance and are super sweet!! Ali and I had the chance to meet both of them in New Orleans during Authors After Dark 2012.
Jessa and Elle have written up a great guest post for us and they are hosting a giveaway for you all! :) Let's check out that post and then see what they have coming up next!
Smart, Strong, Sexy, Supernatural: Paranormal Romance Heroines
Romance readers love a hot, hard and headstrong hero, and so do romance writers! Creating a hero to fall in love with is one of the great joys of writing romance. Whether he’s boldly bald or lets his long locks flow, he’ll make you swoon. Whether he stalks the city streets or rules the wilderness, he’s the king of his world. In fact, sometimes it can be a little tricky coming up with the woman who can take on a man who is so…well, manly ;)
January’s two Harlequin Nocturne Cravings titles -- Elle James’ THE WITCH’S SEDUCTION and Jessa Slade’s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSE -- feature a couple of powerful heroines who are more than ready to take their man in hand…or whatever other part of his anatomy might come up!
In the “old days” when I first started reading romance, I snitched the Harlequin Romances from my mother’s stack of library books and spent my summers curled up somewhere escaping into a world of love and adventure. Back then, the heroes were strong, sometimes taciturn and hard to crack. The heroines were more on the virginal, helpless side. All I have to say is “We’ve come a long way, baby!”
Even though I read romances as a young girl, I grew up more of a tomboy, constantly on the move, never afraid to try the things the boys did, or to go on grand adventures. I don’t have much patience for women who think they can’t do things because they are too soft and feminine to lift a finger to help themselves. When I read and write, I want to escape into stories of strong women letting equally strong men into their lives because they have something to share: love.
Confession time! I ALWAYS write a little of myself into every heroine. I’m one of those people who can’t walk out of an action movie without believing that I am now capable of doing roundhouse kicks in slow-mo, so OF COURSE all my kick-ass romance heroines are me!… Uh, except for the part where I fall over if I try to wear stiletto heels. Also, I get a little shaky around too much blood. Plus (confession #2) I’ve never even touched a set of six-pack abs. (I know! Shameful. Not even for research! Can you imagine how the IRS would see THAT tax write-off?) Okay, so maybe I personally am not my heroines, but I like to think if I had to face demons or wicked faeries or hellhounds, I would totally step up to the plate. As long as I wasn’t wearing heels ;)
About the Authors
Elle James aka Myla Jackson spent twenty years livin' and lovin' in South Texas, ranching horses, cattle, goats, ostriches and emus. A former IT professional, Elle is proud to be writing full-time, penning intrigues and paranormal adventures that keep her readers on the edge of their seats. She has 31 works with Harlequin, self published works under pen name Elle James, over 40 works with other publishers including Samhain, Elloras' Cave, Kensington and Avon and 18 works self-published under pen name Myla Jackson. Now living in northwest Arkansas, she isn't wrangling cattle, she's wrangling her muses, a malti-poo and yorkie. When she's not at her computer, she's traveling, out snow-skiing, boating, or riding her ATV, dreaming up new stories.
Learn more about Elle/Myla here...
Elle's Website / Elle's Blog / Elle's Facebook / Myla's Website / Myla's Blog / Myla's Facebook Twitter
The Witch's Seduction
Deme Chattox is eager to return home and start her new job on the Chicago PD's paranormal task force. As a witch, she's got special insight into the city's supernatural underworld. And as an added bonus, her partner is also her lover, Cal Black.
Deme can't wait to pick up where their off-the-charts chemistry left off, but she senses a change in Cal. Though the sex is hotter than ever, she doesn't need mystical powers to know there's something he's not telling her. Something that threatens their budding relationship, and their latest case…
Grab a copy of THE WITCH'S SEDUCTION here...
Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Jessa Slade writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy romance, and science fiction romance. Basically, anything with woo-woo and woo-hoo! She lives in the Pacific Northwest where the rain rain rain rain keeps her at her computer all day and all night. Jessa can be found online in all the usual haunts: Website / Newsletter / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Goodreads.
A Little Night Muse
Convicted of treason, Adelyn has been banished to the sunlit realm of humans—a fate worse than death for a musetta who exists only to inspire other phae. To reverse her exile, she must find a pair of lovers who have fled the court and return them to face the Queen's wrath. But once in the mortal realm, she meets a man who unveils her hidden desires…
When Josh Reimer discovers an ethereal beauty at a cabin near his ranch, he decides the neighborly thing to do is take her in. Adelyn inspires a passion unlike anything he's ever known and he vows not to lose the magic they've found together—even if that means she must choose between her home and their love.
Grab your copy of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSE here...
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Which kind of heroine do you like best? The kick-ass ninja? The shy librarian? Which kind of heroine would you like to BE? Leave a comment for a chance to win a download of THAT VOODOO YOU DO by Myla Jackson aka Elle James and the first ebook in Jessa Slade’s Steel Born series, DARK HUNTER’S TOUCH.
That Voodoo You Do (Alluring Tales: Night Moves)
Using Voodoo and passionate persuasion, panther shape-shifting brothers woo an abducted heiress over to their side of the bayou.
Weaving the right spell...
Determined to convince a rich heiress that the land she just bought should be left undeveloped, panther shapeshifting brothers use a little Voodoo to abduct her and bring her to the swamps to woo her to their side of the bayou.
Trapped in an unfamiliar world...
Catherine Boudreaux struggles to escape before she falls victim to the bayou's allure and the magic the brothers weave over her.
Warning: Two hot panther shifters, one sassy heiress and the bayou will never be the same...
Grab your copy of THAT VOODOO YOU DO here... Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Dark Hunter's Touch
Yearning to be free, Imogene has fled the idleness and cruelty of the phae court to hide in the sunlit realm of humans. When the Dark Hunters find her—and they will—she will face the Queen's wrath. But she is tired of running, and after a chance encounter with a seductively handsome stranger named Vaile, Imogene embraces the earthly passions within her, if only for one night. But has she fallen for a man—or an illusion?
Grab your copy of DARK HUNTER'S TOUCH here...
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Thank you Jessa and Elle for joining us today!!