Monday, October 20, 2014

COVER REVEAL: The Librarian Principle

Hi there friends!

It's been a while since you've heard any news from me and it's time for an EXCITING update!

Today I get to share the GORGEOUS cover for The Librarian Principle, created by the equally gorgeous and talented Shannon Lumetta!


Annaliese Harper knows that one tiny mistake can jeopardize a career before it’s even begun. Letting your boss find the extensive collection of porn on your personal laptop is one way. Sleeping with him is another. Liese manages to do both.

As the new librarian at a prestigious small-town private high school, Liese is drawn to her sexy, charismatic principal, Ryder Whitehall—an attraction she refuses to acknowledge given their relationship and her recent liberation from a delusional ex-boyfriend.

Liese is certain Ryder’s flirtation is the product of her sex-deprived imagination—until he discovers her digital porn stash during working hours and demands a private meeting. Behind closed doors, their attraction explodes into a dangerous, passionate affair that not only threatens their jobs and reputations, but most of all, their hearts.

*This is a single title standalone novel.



Liese was in the middle of adjusting her skirt when her phone chimed. She rummaged around inside her purse and found Marissa had sent her a message. Against her better judgment, she checked it. There was no text, only a photo, and it was too small in the message window to adequately discern the content. She clicked the image, and it expanded on the screen.
A noise that sounded vaguely like a cat dying escaped her. Marissa had done it again. Ryder's head was superimposed onto the body of yet another well-hung porn star, and this time the image also included a woman—superimposed with Liese’s face—sprawled out over a desk, much like the one she stood in front of now.
“Hi there.”
Liese screamed, caught completely unaware. She turned to find Ryder standing in her office doorway, leaning against the jamb, his coat thrown over his arm, briefcase in hand. His suit jacket was unbuttoned, giving him a more relaxed look than usual. And sexier. If that was possible.
“Sorry, I didn't mean to frighten you,” he said. “You seemed rather invested in whatever you were reading just now.”
Liese hit the button on her phone, and the screen went blank. “It was my girlfriend,” she explained.
Ryder stared at her, unblinking.
At his lack of reaction, she elaborated. “My best friend—she's expecting me later this evening. She was just checking in.”
“Oh.” He sounded relieved for some reason she couldn't fathom. “Am I keeping you? We can reschedule for next week if you need to go.”
“No, no, it's fine. I'm happy to meet with you, unless you have another engagement.” Liese slid her phone back into her purse, turning off the volume as she did so.
“I have no prior engagements.”
They stared at each other for a few interminable seconds before Liese realized they were on her territory, and she should invite him in. “Would you like to work in my office or out there?” Liese gestured to the empty library beyond.
He glanced over his shoulder and then surveyed their current surroundings. “I think your office would be more private.”
“Sure. Right.” Liese nodded, clutching the back of her chair.
“Unless you'd be more comfortable working out there,” Ryder supplied, watching her speculatively from his spot in the doorway.
“What? Oh, no. Not at all. I'm perfectly comfortable with you in me.”
His shock formed a counterpoint to her horror.
“In my office! I'm perfectly comfortable working with you in my office.”

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PREORDER links will be added as soon as they go live!

To check out more of Shannon Lumetta's awesome work, check out her website! HERE

More news about The Librarian Principle and future releases coming soon!

Thank you for sharing in my excitement!


Friday, August 29, 2014

Random Acts of Kindness GIVEAWAY

We all have people that we care about. When something happens to those people beyond our control, we want to do something to help, to makes things better, to show them that we love them.

Debra Anastasia and I, along with Tijan and Feather Stone, have put together a rafflecopter giveaway in support of one of our lovely friends and devout readers.

You can enter to win some pretty damn cool swag and books by simply showing some love to our awesome friend @MKarinaSosa on twitter.

I'm giving away signed copies of Clipped Wings and Inked Armor, as well as ecopies of Cupcakes and Ink and Cracks in the Armor.

Thanks so much for sharing the love and being part of this!


Love and Cupcakes,


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Twitter Chat with Hayden

The Sub Clubs Books is hosting an Author Day on June 3rd and as part of the fun, there will be a twitter chat with Hayden Stryker! 

Join me on twitter between 7-8 pm EST and use the hashtag #HSCupcake for a chance to enter a signed set of Clipped Wings and Inked Armor, plus swag pack including lip balm, stickers, temporary tattoos and other goodies!  

Thanks for reading!


Monday, May 19, 2014

Clipped Wings French Edition

For all my French readers out there, you can now read Clipped Wings "Bad Boy" en fran├žais!

The French edition of Inked Armor will release in August, 2014. 

Happy Reading!


Friday, May 9, 2014

Novella: Between the Cracks (Clipped Wings 1.5) FREE Download on iTunes and Kobo

Hi Friends,

We're THREE days away from the release of Inked Armor! If you're getting a little ansty and would like a  something to tide you over, you can download the novella Between the Cracks! And it’s FREE!

Tattooist Chris Zelter doesn’t always make the best decisions when it comes to the people he cares about, or the women he gets involved with. Things have changed recently, though. Chris has lost interest in casual flings as he finds himself wrapped up in Sarah Adamson, a waitress at the local strip club he frequents. It takes months of persistent attention before she finally agrees to date him, and he's determined not to mess it up. 

 Just as things are finally going his way, Chris receives a troubled phone call in the middle of the night from Hayden Stryker, his best friend and business partner. Unexpected revelations and the sudden departure of his girlfriend, Tenley, has nearly sent Hayden over the edge. Add in a speeding ticket and an impounded car, and Hayden is balanced on the precipice of a total meltdown. Worried about his friend, Chris sets out on a rescue road trip, first to get Hayden, and then to bring back Tenley. The two men run into unforeseen roadblocks, proving even the best intentions don’t guarantee results. 

Chris and Hayden return to Chicago empty handed, and Chris is left feeling as if he’s let down all the people who matter, especially Sarah. But Chris discovers that sometimes the best way to deal with failure is to find a way to forget about it. And losing himself in Sarah is the perfect way to do just that.

I wanted to share the events that took place between Clipped Wings and Inked Armor, but Hayden was just too much of a mess and Chris was the perfect set of eyes to see this through. Plus, you'll get to see more of Chris and Sarah in Cracks in the Armor, which releases June, 2014.

Between the Cracks is available for download through the following ebook platforms:

iBooks: FREE (downloads to all Apple devices and computers)
Kobo: FREE   (downloads to all computers, tablets, androids and Apple IOS devices)
Amazon: 0.99  *HOWEVER, once price match kicks in, it will also be FREE. Unfortunately, sometimes this takes a while to happen and the more readers report that it's free elsewhere, the sooner it will be free on Amazon.
Nook: 0.99 (lowest listable price)

I'd like to thank Shannon Lumetta for the amazing cover design. I think it's just gorgeous! 

I'd also like to thank the following bloggers for jumping on board to share in my excitement over this novella:

Jess Molly Author

Happy Weekend!


Here’s an excerpt from Between the Cracks:

She sat down next to me and nabbed the remote, flicking on the TV. The Discovery channel came on, featuring some nature program. “Are you okay with this?” Sarah lifted my arm, ducking under it so she could burrow into my side.
“Sure. It’s cool.” We could watch static for all I cared. It was just nice to chill with her.
During the show, Sarah migrated from her own couch cushion to my lap. I liked that she was all tucked up against me. I dwarfed most women, but Sarah was tall, so I didn’t feel like I would break her if I hugged her. She snuggled in closer, the top of her head under my chin.
“What’s up, you okay?” I asked, giving her a squeeze.
“I just wish I knew what was going on with Tenley.” She traced the perimeter of one of the buildings tattooed on my arm.
“Yeah. That whole situation is messed up.” I kissed her hair.
She lifted her head. “Do you really think she'll be back?”
She looked so sad. It made me wish I’d done a better job of convincing Hayden to stay and work things out. “You said yourself she’s in love with him. That’s got to make it hard to walk away permanently. Especially after everything she’s already been through.”
She nodded, as if she wanted to believe it too. Neither of us looked away, and the heavy weight of her anxiety became something more like desperation, charging the air.
Her fingers skimmed my jaw, running over the stubble I hadn’t shaved because I didn’t want to use her razor without asking first. Sarah’s palm came to rest against the side of my neck. She lifted her chin and tugged, pulling my mouth down. It started out innocent enough, but that didn’t last.
Sarah shifted around, straddling my lap as she sucked on my bottom lip. Her thumbs stroked down the side of my neck as she tilted her head and slipped her tongue into my mouth. She tasted like mint tea and some kind of sweet lip balm or whatever girls put on their lips to keep them soft and kissable. Which hers were.
I tried not to get too excited. Sarah was upset. Maybe she was looking for a diversion from the shittiness of the past couple of days. I knew I was, but I wasn’t going to make the next move, in case she regretted the decision when she wasn’t so keyed up.
I kept my hands on her waist, but the urge to move them higher or lower was pretty damn difficult to curb when she started making noises to accompany the tongue action. Those long nails of hers went under my shirt, but the thing was so tight she couldn’t get far.
Sarah broke off the kiss and went for the hem, pushing it up until my abs were exposed. “Want to help me out here?” she asked, all attitude, even though she was breathless.
“Not when you ask like that, no.”
She stopping fighting with the shirt long enough to meet my gaze. I tried not to smile at her angry expression. Sarah was aggressive. It was part of the reason I liked her. She was also no nonsense and had a biting sense of humor.
She flipped her hair over her shoulder and batted her eyelashes. “Please?”
I lifted my arms over my head. “Will you look at that? Must be magic.”

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Facebook Takeover Tonight with Flash Giveaways!

I'll be hosting a Facebook Takeover tonight from 9-10:30 EST at Flirty and Dirty Book Blog

If you'd like to stop over and join me, I'll be hosting a few flash giveaways for copies of Clipped Wings and Inked Armor, plus there will be some fun teasers and excerpts from Inked Armor to tide you over until May 13th! I hope to see you there!

For anyone who has been with me from the beginning of this journey, here's a little trip down memory lane:

Happy Hump Day!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

30 Days until INKED ARMOR!!!

Hi Friends,

To kick off the 30 day countdown to the release of Inked Armor I'll be posting teasers and excerpts on my Helena Hunting Facebook Page. I'll post the first one here, but after that, you'll be able to check them out through Facebook, Twitter or Pintrest. (I don't want to flood your inbox with daily emails, even if they do feature pics of the lovely Stephen James--the favourite pick for Hayden ;)

This past Friday, Lori Ness from Seattle WAVE Radio, along with Lisa from Fics 2 Flicks, interviewed me on Northwest Prime. If you missed the interview and would like to listen, you can do so HERE.

The amazing ladies from Fifty Shades Film have teamed with with Lori and Fics 2 Flicks are hosting an amazing giveaway for five sets of signed copies of CLIPPED WINGS and INKED ARMOR! 

One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive a "Clipped Wings and Inked Armor Prize Pack." To find out what's included and enter the contest, visit FIFTY SHADES FILM

If you have burning questions about Hayden (or Tenley), head over to Bookish Temptations Book Blog where the Spring Book Club discussion for Clipped Wings has begun!

Love and Cupcakes,


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