Celebrating Silver

DM-DragonsLiveF-432x648Finally!!!

It’s Tahr, my silver dragon’s turn to find happiness. And of course it doesn’t come without him growing up and changing his perspective. It seems like I’ve been waiting so long to tell his story. I also hope I answer many of the questions readers have had about my world building.

Just a little secret… I take you on a quick trip back to Bastian, Laryn, Sarn and Tahr’s youth and also relive the day the curse began. The story has been in my head and it was so nice to have it come alive.

I’m going to miss these characters so much. Eventually I’ll need to drop in and see how they’re doing and I promise to share the experience with you.

I humbly ask my readers to leave a review where you purchased the book. It’s the nicest thing besides buying my work that you can do for me. Thank you and enjoy Tahr and his adventure as he discovers his mate in his own back yard.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Z2QH7H6
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00Z2QH7H6
iBooks: http://tinyurl.com/qxt58hc
Nook: http://tinyurl.com/nck4lju

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Dragons, Cops, and USA Today

It’s Release Day for Dragons!

DM-DragonsdForgive-750x1125Finally, Dragons Don’t Forgive is available. You will need to forgive me for this emotional story. Early feedback has been wonderful but everyone says they cried. I cried while writing so I guess we’re even. I’m working on book 4 and hoping to have it out in the next few months.

Here’s a friend’s message to me about Dragons Don’t Forgive

“I am nearing the end of the book and I am bawling!!! I’m in such a conundrum. I need to turn the page to find out what happens but I’m so scared of being heartbroken if what might happen happens…”

Buy Links: Amazon * Amazon UKNook * iTunes * KOBO * Smashwords

 It’s Release Day for “The Forever Team”

The Forever Team1Now don’t panic if you’re scratching your head. The Forever Team written as Suzie Ivy came out in the 10-Code Anthology back in January. I took the story and cleaned it up (language, sexual innuendo, i.e. typical cop stuff) to make it appropriate for age 10+ readers. It’s a short story about a female police detective who doesn’t get along with her fellow officers. She’s teamed up with a very special K9 because the dog can’t write complaints about her. I simply love this story and it’s the first of my books my grandchildren can read. It’s available for 99 cents as an ebook and $5.99 in paperback.

Buy Links: Amazon Kindle Edition * Paperback Edition

 

Romancing the Paranormal made the USA Today Best-Sellers List!

RtP came it at #49 which means it also made the print edition of U.S.A. Today. Because I live in a small town, I haven’t found a copy but I’m hopeful. It’s pretty cool seeing D’Elen McClain on the list and I made it last August as Holly S. Roberts. What a wild ride and it wouldn’t have happened without readers. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I also owe a huge thank you to the authors involved in this project. You are amazing women and I’m proud to be a part of this collection with you!

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Fang Chronicles: Tyboll

RTP now availableWhat a journey… Fang Chronicles: Tyboll is finally live! You’ll find it in Romancing the Paranormal with my fellow author/friends that I’ve grown to love. What an awesome group of writers!

We’re also celebrating at a Facebook Party tonight with loads of prizes. I’ll be hosting from 6:50 to 7:10 pm EST. There are so many prizes that I won’t even try to list them all. The very best is a Kindle Fire HD 6 and gift certificates to buy more books because what would we do without incredible stories to keep us going?

I’ll let you in on a little secret… I just ordered my copy of Romancing the Paranormal. With all that’s been going on, I forgot. For 99 cents, it breaks down to 8 cents per alpha male. What the hell took me so long to order?

Amazon US – http://tinyurl.com/qba4src
Amazon UK – http://tinyurl.com/nu6e4gp
B&N- http://tinyurl.com/ok3dflm
Kobo- http://tinyurl.com/pe5ee59
ITunes- http://tinyurl.com/ophmbh2

I hope to see you at the party!

D’Elen

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Bookish Schedules

I’m taking a slight break in writing the 4th and final dragon book, Dragons Live Forever. Don’t worry, the break will only last as long as it takes for me to write this post :-) I’ve been in one of my crazy writing moods and I don’t want to jinx things.

My “break” yesterday consisted of printing the dragon covers and framing them. Maybe I’ll hang them in my office today and maybe not. We’ll see where writing takes me.

dragon framesThere is so much going on in my writing life and I wanted to touch base with all of you before things go from crazy to insane.

*May 19th: Just five more days, Romancing the Paranormal releases and you will finally get to read Fang Chronicles: Tyboll. The authors joining me in the anthology are awesome and I promise it will be the best single dollar a book lover can spend this year. Tyboll’s story is fun and sexy with many of the Fang characters you know and love. I can’t wait to hear your feedback.

*May 29th-31st: I’ll be in Scottsdale, Arizona at Arizona Dreamin’ If you live in the area, click on the link for the deets. I would love to see you.

*June 9th: Dragons Don’t Forgive releases. My editor wrote me a long email describing her emotions as she read it. She thinks this is the most romantic book I’ve written. She said there love jumps off the pages. I’ll be truthful and tell you that it’s a very emotional ride.

*June 8th – 12th: Hubs and I are taking a short vacation. And yes, it’s smack dab in the middle of the Dragon release. This was the only time we could mesh schedules with the neighbor/dog sitter (If you have a wonderful sitter like I do, you’ll do just about anything.) Somehow I’ll survive and enjoy myself.

*July 25th: I’ll be at the Payson Book Festival located in Payson, Arizona. This one day event is huge and I’ve also been asked to speak along with signing my books. Over 50 Arizona authors will be in attendance in the cool pines of this lovely town.

*July 30th: – August 1st: I leave Payson and head to Phoenix for my flight to New Orleans for the Author Reader Convention so if you live in the area I would love to see you. Reader tickets for all 3 days are only $15.

*August, no set date: Dragons Live Forever releases. I’ll know more the closer I get to finishing the story.

When I write paranormal, I read contemporary and vice versa. With what I’ve been reading lately, I have a feeling my next book will be a smoking hot story. Just saying!

*Sept. 17th – 20th: I end my traveling schedule for the year with a trip to Palm Springs, California for InDScribe with all my wonderful friends from InDtale Magazine.

I would love to see you at any of these events. Be sure to let me know if you’re coming so I can bring you something special. When not traveling, I’ll be hard at work writing, gardening, and taking care of my spoiled dogs. Don’t forget about me if I’m away from social media for awhile. It means another book is in the works. And please don’t hesitate to contact me at wickedstorytelling@gmail.com if you have any questions or just want to say hello. I need the interaction to keep me grounded and the writing muse flowing.

Now… like I promised when I started this post, I’m returning to Dragons Live Forever.

D’Elen/Holly

Buy links for Romancing the Paranormal

Amazon US – http://tinyurl.com/qba4src
Amazon UK – http://tinyurl.com/nu6e4gp
B&N- http://tinyurl.com/ok3dflm
Kobo- http://tinyurl.com/pe5ee59
ITunes- http://tinyurl.com/ophmbh2

 

Buy Links for Dragons Don’t Forgive (I’ll post more as they become available)

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Dragons-Dont-Forgive-Fir…/…/B00XJTQPKI
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/ebooks/dp/B00XJTQPKI

 

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Dragon-mania

Dragons Don’t Love is finally live, Dragons Don’t Cry is 99 cents, and Dragons Don’t Forgive is due out on June 9th!

DM-DragonsdLove-300x450Get ready for a wild ride with my blue dragon Laryn. You will love him after Roxy gives him an attitude adjustment at the point of her blade, I promise.

Bastian and Acasia are back in this story with their precious bundle of joy mayhem along with Sarn and Tahr.

I’m on blog tour this week with Dragons Don’t Love giving away some books and Amazon gift cards. Be sure to follow at least one of the links below on the blog host’s assigned date and join the rafflecopter for your chance to win.

 

Dragon’s Don’t Love buy links:

Amazon US – http://tinyurl.com/qaoeta5
Amazon UK – http://tinyurl.com/mxjjrnx
Nook – http://tinyurl.com/o9xqwb8
Smashwords – http://tinyurl.com/mauxecm
iBooks – http://tinyurl.com/qfckf5h

I’ll be at the following blogs on these dates: **The blogs are not posting on their dates and I’m trying to get the correct dates. I will place a * after the ones who post.

Queen of the Night Reviews http://queenofthenightreviews.blogspot.com 5/4/2015 *

Happy Tails and Tales http://happytailsandtales.blogspot.com 5/5/2015 *

Penny For My Thoughts Book Blog http://pennyfmtbb.wordpress.com/ 5/5/2015 (interview)

The Book Junkie http://thereaderhaven.wordpress.com 5/5/2015 *

Crazy Four Books http://crazyfourbooks.blogspot.com 5/7/2015 *

Books, Books, and more Books http://dream-reader-dreamer2229.blogspot.com/ 5/8/2015

Musings In Fiction Alley http://musingsinficitonalley.blogspot.com/ 5/9/2015

Loving-books http://www.yvonne-99.tumblr.com 5/10/2015

fundinmental http://www.fundinmental.com 5/11/2015

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And don’t forget to pre-order Romancing the Paranormal (99 cents) for the next installment of the Fang Chronicles. Tyboll, my grumpy-ass bear has a thing or two to learn about one specific witch shifter.

Amazon US – http://tinyurl.com/qba4srcRTP promo7
Amazon UK – http://tinyurl.com/nu6e4gp
B&N- http://tinyurl.com/ok3dflm
Kobo- http://tinyurl.com/pe5ee59
ITunes- http://tinyurl.com/ophmbh2

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Dragon Countdown Begins

Yeah Baby!

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Laryn

10 days and I’m so ready for Dragons Don’t Love. I’m giving you a little excerpt and the pre-order links below. The good news is that after you read this one, you’ll be screaming for more (beta reader reaction) and it’s coming on June 9th. Dragons Don’t Forget pre-order will be up soon so check back here, Facebook, or my newsletter.

Don’t forget Romancing the Paranormal too for Tyboll’s book where I take you back to the bears! It’s 99 cents for pre-order and releases May 19th.

Dragons Don’t Love  Excerpt

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I sharpen my two-foot steel blade before holding it up against the morning sun. The light shines off the blade, which fractures it into multiple beams of brilliance. Soon it will bathe in blood—the magical blood of a dragon. I will clean off the gore using my white bride’s dress and dance in the red puddles after I kill him. No sister of mine will become a dragon’s bride today. My death for this deed will be satisfying—the ultimate sacrifice.

I’ve spent most of my life preparing. No one in the village knows my true intentions. My parents think I’m reconciled to my fate. I was born during the span of years that established me as a claiming bride. A week ago, a proclamation went up throughout town informing the brides that our time has come. Our duty to keep the peace between dragons and humans demands our presence at the claiming. Today.

Early on, I used my family’s need for fresh meat and my father’s disability as the reason for learning to hunt. Every minute of every day that I could safely get away from home, I sharpened my skills. If the men of my town won’t defend the women, I will.

Slipping off my dreary daily garments, I don the beautiful, white, sacrificial gown required to entice my enemy. I secure the sword into the hidden back sheath knowing I can remove it and use it before anyone stops me. The virgins of this town will truly have something to celebrate tonight. I adjust my dark hair so it completely covers the blade’s grip. I walk from the glade with my shoulders back and my head held high refusing to acknowledge my racing heart and shaking knees.

I have a dragon to kill.

Pre-order & Buy Links:

Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/qaoeta5

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/532297

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dragons-dont-love/id983434267?mt=11

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Coming Soon… Dragons and Bears

I have two new D’Elen McClain books coming in May. *jumping up and down, high five, fist bump*

DM-DragonsdLove-300x450My house is a mess, my dogs miss me and my husband  wonders if I’ll ever escape the writing cave. I do appreciate him for tossing in a scrap of food here and there. Oh and those bags of Skinnygirl Popcorn. I was a Gobstopper addict for years while in the zombie writing zone. Now old age is catching up and my waistline can’t deal with the sugar. So, I found a slightly better alternative. I tell myself it’s okay because it’s the only labeled non-GMO corn I can find.

Dragons Don’t Love book 2 of the Fire Chronicles will release on May 5th. This is Laryn’s story. He’s the dragon that kidnapped Acasia in book 1 Dragons Don’t Cry. And just here, I’ll tell you a secret. If you haven’t read book 1, it will go on sale for 99 cents during the month of May so hold up on ordering your copy!

Dragons Don’t Love is available for pre-order $2.99

Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/qaoeta5             Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/532297

Fang Chronicles: Tyboll is releasing on May 18th. I’m thrilled that Tyboll is part of Romancing the DM-Fchron-Tyboll-432x648Paranormal. 13 amazing authors with 13 new books. Here is the great author lineup: Stephanie Rowe, Robyn Peterman Zahn, Victoria Danann, Kym Grosso, Dakota Cassidy, Claudy Conn, Teresa Treadway Gabelman, Melanie James, Gena D. Lutz, Julia Lake Mills, Brandy L Rivers, and Cynthia St. Aubin. Oh and of course, me.

You can’t beat the price at 99 cents. Pre-order your copy now because I can’t guarantee the price will stay so low.

Amazon US – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TUI7KK6
Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00TUI7KK6
B&N-http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1121249890
Kobo- https://store.kobobooks.com/…/ebook/romancing-the-paranormal
ITunes- https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id968896087

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Fang Chronicles: Tyboll Pre-Order

DM-Fchron-Tyboll-432x648I’m so excited to announce the pre-order of Tyboll’s Story! This special Fang Chronicles book is available in the Romancing the Paranormal Box Set with thirteen amazing, all new paranormal stories from an incredible list of authors. And the best news… you get all these wonderful books combined for 99 cents!

You met Tyboll in Mandy’s Story and of course I’m bringing back that feisty she-wolf to stir up some big, bad bear trouble.

Here’s an excerpt to hold you over until release day, May 19th. The buy links are at the bottom of the post.

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I watch the stunned look on Veda’s face with a sense of pride. Mandy does this to people. No one is exempt. A smile cracks Veda’s stoic face. It changes her. For the first time I see the same beauty Mandy spoke of when we entered. Unfortunately I know about her cold witch’s heart. I’d only asked her for one thing in my life—begged actually and she denied me. I would never forgive her.

Mandy released Veda and ran over to me. If Veda said she was having twins it’s now fact and a great gift. If we are lucky they will be just like their father. We couldn’t handle two more Mandy’s. I fought a grin and lost the battle. Veda raised her eyebrows. I wasn’t known for smiles but what could I do?

My stomach rumbled.

Odd.

It rumbled again and then a sever cramp had me releasing Mandy and standing from my chair. Veda’s grin widened.

She wouldn’t!

“What wrong?” Mandy asked with concern.

I looked at Veda. “If you poisoned her too I will kill you.”

“No, only you, you stubborn, ugly bear.”

“You poisoned him?” Mandy demanded as another cramp had me bending double.

“Don’t worry…”

That was all the witch managed to say before Mandy attacked. I looked up just in time to see Mandy’s fist connect with her face. Veda fell out of her chair and landed on the floor out cold. I should feel satisfied but the pain was so great I also went to the floor.

There was probably an antidote but now Veda was unconscious and unable to administer it. I closed my eyes and groaned. The pain was unbearable. A minute later, I pulled myself up and ran outside. We passed an outhouse when we arrived and I had instant need. Mandy ran after me crying loudly. I’d kill the witch just for that.

I threw open the old wooden door. “Go check on the witch and see if there’s an antidote,” I said as I slammed the door in Mandy’s face.

“There better be or I’ll kill her.” Mandy’s voice faded as she went back to the cabin. I sat on the round wooden circle and purged my intestines. I probably wouldn’t die. Another cramp seized me. Not dying was a horrible option.

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Buy links:

Amazon US – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TUI7KK6
Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00TUI7KK6
B&N-http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1121249890
Kobo- https://store.kobobooks.com/…/ebook/romancing-the-paranormal
ITunes- https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id968896087

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For the Love of Jack Miller

I write steamy romance and from time to time expect the crazies to come out of the woodwork. Many women on social media who don’t write romance also attract the odd personalities. We’ve come to expect it which is truly sad. Most of these I can handle and they’re completely harmless. Some, I file away in my “If I ever go missing folder.” Yes, the retired detective in me thinks every woman should keep track of some of the not so nice ones for safety sake.

But sometimes… just sometimes… it’s so hard to resist. Here’s a recent private message I received on social media copied and pasted in its entirety without edits which about killed me.

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JACK MILLER 3 days ago

Hello Dear,How are you doing today? i will be glad if you consider this words of mine with passion and love,I saw your name and i get fascinated with it. I’m General Jack Miller, I live in London City in England. I’m a British Army and I’m working under United Nation.I am now in Pakistan waging war against terrorism and maintaining peace to humanity. I’m seeking for an honest and sincere woman for a meaningful relationship which will lead to marriage a woman whom i will call my wife. A good, and a caring woman. A woman that will take care of my son and Home for good and for better. This is my mail box: jack.miller1234@yahoo.com Send me a mail so that i will send you more of my pictures and tell you more about myself. Take good care of yourself and have a wonderful day. I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks. Jack Miller

Okay Jack, lets break it down. Your punctuation, grammar, and verbiage are not English. Of course neither is mine. I’m American and suck at the King’s proper English. So do you Jack from London! I find it intriguing that you are fascinated with my name. Which one? I have four and even for me it gets confusing.

Next; you’re a British Army. I know they have more than one soldier but as a General you must think quite highly of yourself and consider yourself their army of one.

I also see you work under the United Nation in Pakistan waging war against terrorism. You sure are stuck on that number “one, as in nation” and I’m sure humanity strongly needs your super human power of one to defeat terrorism. Please take care of Isis first, they’re in your neck of the woods and shouldn’t be too hard to find.

Now please don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t dare call you dishonest, but really… an honest and sincere woman for a meaningful relationship which will lead to marriage so I may call you wife??? I have been called many names in my life but in this case I think wife might not have the same meaning I’ve become accustomed to. In your context it signifies possession. Maybe you need to watch the Exorcist. You kind of remind me of that evil demon who possessed that little girl but alas, that was fiction.

“A woman to take care of your son and home for good and for better.” Is this in the context of, “For better or for worse?” I have a feeling that caring for your son who most likely takes after his father, and also caring for your home, go into the “worse” category. But, that’s just me.

Just so you know Jack, I’m a fifty-three year old married, grandmother of ten and a retired police detective. During my law enforcement years I trained, and became certified as a Terrorist Liaison Officer. Boy could I have had a field day with your proposal if I had time to waste back then.

In short… I must decline your sincere offer. My husband is aware I’ve written a few ménage books but two men just isn’t his thing. I told him you were good looking in your picture and it still didn’t change his mind. I’ll dream of you though. I’m really good with a Glock, holy water, and sarcasm. Peace Jack Miller, I hope you find the perfect robot, and no, you can’t have my Roomba.

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Get Ready To Slam!

completion promoI’m always exhausted by release day but it’s such a great feeling. The blog tour is now underway so I’m not slowing the frantic pace. 77 blogs signed up so my typing fingers are staying busy visiting each site. Thank you bloggers, you humble me with your support. I’ll have a daily list of tour stops at the bottom of this post. I’m giving away some books and Amazon gift cards so be sure to click on at least one stop per day and enter.

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I’m so very excited about the #slamsecret contest too. I had so much fun coming up with the details and implementing them in the book. Nope, no clues here. I guess my only worry is that no one will figure it out. I ran it past my daughter and she wasn’t sure if she would. She thinks someone will get it though. We’ll see and I wish everyone the best of luck. I’ve never given away $100 in a single shot so this is big for me. Get reading, you have until 02/28/2015 to figure it out. Click here for contest details.

Slam is a little different. I wanted humor, intrigue, and romance. No, don’t worry, I didn’t forget the sex. Holly never forgets the sex :-)

Tennis darling Olivia Stradmore has a stalker who turns up the fear factor in chapter one. This book is not about him, though. I really wanted the bad guy to take a back seat to the romance. I also wanted a strong, kickass female who faces her fears and grows stronger with the help of gorgeous bodyguard Brack Jacobs. And humor! We all need to laugh and I hope these two bring you some smiles.

Here are the buy links for Slam:

Amazon * iBooks * B&N * Kobo * Smashwords

Blog Tour Stops (I’ll add more as the links become active):

1/28/2015

G & Co. Book Blog: http://goo.gl/owKhEs
i love lady porn: http://goo.gl/A6wzdM
MrsLeif’s Two Fangs About It: http://goo.gl/xGcwYg
Reading by the Book: http://goo.gl/BoJP6d
Sarah & Kirsty’s Book Reviews: http://goo.gl/9UGn7n
StarAngels Reviews: http://goo.gl/YAUwc5
The Fairest of All Book Reviews: http://goo.gl/O85viB
We Love Kink: http://goo.gl/T5Oglq
Whispered Thoughts: http://goo.gl/UO3zDX
Cathy Brockman Romance http://goo.gl/AwTzqh
Jackies Book Reviews: http://goo.gl/2w2G6u

1/27/2015

Books, Chocolate & Lipgloss: http://goo.gl/1rpGv8
Brenda’s Book Beat: http://goo.gl/cbUQAf
Eye Candy Bookstore: http://goo.gl/pyQJVS
Joyfully Reviewed: http://goo.gl/S2MLjb
Love Bites and Silk: http://goo.gl/I2KX8Q
MOMMAS SECRET BOOK OBSESSION: http://goo.gl/MZjajT
Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock: http://goo.gl/mGYb3q
Snugglebooks: http://goo.gl/a475Rp
Two Crazy Bookaholics: http://goo.gl/XFtUKz
United Indie Book Blog: http://goo.gl/etCMVh

1/26/2015

Battery Operated Book Blog: http://goo.gl/XthQAY
ByoBook Club: http://goo.gl/lucvxN
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog: http://goo.gl/llSfNN
Karen’s Book Haven: http://goo.gl/LICsZt
Kirstie’s Passionate About Reading: http://goo.gl/ueJWDA
Ramblings From Beneath the Sheets: http://goo.gl/KAIpxE
Sassy Southern Book Blog: http://goo.gl/KdQqVs
Smile Somebody Loves You: http://goo.gl/Kz95fH
Swoon Worthy Books: http://goo.gl/RjjqYD
Those Crazy Book Chicks: http://goo.gl/a86t06

Thank you for stopping by,

Holly/D’Elen

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