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We are authors of Fantasy, Romance, and much more. Enter our infinite worlds....

On this blog, our visitors will find advice and opinion from published authors on much more than just world-building. We'll tell you in Craft and Opinion posts what we do, how we do it, and what we think works for us.

Authors with A-names post on the 1st of each month, B-names post on the 2nd, C-names on the 3rd etc.
The 29th, 30th, and 31st are free-for-all days.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

 Meet the Mudflat Magic neighbors in Guard Dog?,  a FREEBIE of 3 ahort stories.

For more information about my three urban fantasy series, visit my website.


Saturday, September 14, 2013

a unique vampire story with a kickass heroine and a handsome hero

Wasteland Rogue, by Brenda Williamson


...a unique vampire story with a kickass heroine and a handsome hero....

             ...a post apocalyptic wasteland dominated by a new evolutionary species...

...a villainous corporation out to rule the world...

            ...an exciting adventure into a possible future...

Wasteland Rogue

Available from Ellora's Cave

When gorgeous vampire Rye is left for dead in the post apocalyptic wastelands, she’s at the mercy of the sexy man who saves her. With her life in the balance, she voraciously drinks his blood. And while it heals her, his blood also triggers her inherent carnal lust.

The moment Sevrin finds Rye naked in a ditch, he’s intrigued. After letting her gorge on his blood, he experiences strange, spellbinding sexual urges. Then he tastes the succulence of her lips and he’s lost to the need thrumming between them.

As Rye and Sevrin embark on a steamy journey, indulging in every need, they also race to stop a villainous corporation from developing a poison that could wipe out the remainder of mankind.


Sevrin pulled the petrified wood handled knife from the sheath in the side of his boot.

“You better appreciate this,” he said, clenching his jaw as he sliced into the soft flesh of his inner forearm. He held back the groan rumbling to escape his throat. Grasping Rye by the back of her head, he pressed his bloody arm to her mouth, forcing her lips to part. “Drink, dammit.”

Unable to get her started, he put his arm to his mouth. He had never tasted blood beyond the occasional drops that oozed from a split lip obtained in a fight. The salty warm liquid had a metallic flavor, unusual yet palatably sweet.

He jerked back Rye’s head and angled her into position. He stuck his fingers between her lips and pried open her mouth. Helpless and vulnerable, she succumbed to his guidance. Then with a grip on her jaw, he moved his mouth against hers and spit his blood to the back of her throat. He withdrew and waited a few moments.

Her lack of response prompted him to take another hard suck at his wrist. Filling his mouth with more blood, he repeated the insertion of it into Rye’s mouth.

She gagged on the second, larger dose and then gulped. Her tongue shot out and whipped expeditiously over his lips. He leaned in, allowing her frenzied licks to swirl into his mouth. With a wildly smothering kiss, she sucked on his tongue. Drawn to the aggression that matched the uninhibited passion of sex, he held her face. Hit with a ravenous need of his own, he hungrily kissed her.

Rye’s soft lips yielded to the force of his. Her mouth opened to the press of his tongue. For several moments, he licked the interior, savoring the rise in energy between them.

When her teeth scraped his bottom lip a little too hard, the pain stung him out of his irrational indulgence and he jerked back.

Rye let out a ferocious growl of annoyance from the interruption. She grabbed his arm and pressed her wet lips over the cut in his arm. She clawed at his arms and shoulders with greed. Her hold tightened, her fingers dug into his biceps and her moans grew louder as she wildly slurped at the slice in his skin.

An onslaught of unexplainable sensations and emotions gripped him at the same time. Sexual desire became predominant. His pulse hammered away at his insides. A sensual heat spread through his body, strangely timed, yet familiarly exciting.

The tightening in his groin continued. His cock throbbed hard, fighting against the constraint of his pants. He thought of it loose, thrusting into the constrictions of Rye’s cunt. The beat of his heart quickened from the prospect of discovering her vagina a tight, welcoming passage.

Then suddenly, his head went light, his mind dizzy. He forced his thoughts on the pain in his arm, the unnatural draining of his blood. It pried his attention away from the edge of his sexual fantasy and back to Rye feasting on him.

“How much do you need?” he asked, attempting to force her free of his arm. “Rye, how much?”

He thought of what she said, how she told him she’d need too much. Would she deplete him of blood if he let her?

To see if her cuts were healing, he yanked the coat out from between them and chucked it to the back cargo area of the steam-trekker.

Naked beneath him, Rye writhed with gluttonous delight. For a moment, he thought of her pride, her concerns of someone watching her in this state. He better understood her wish to hide this primal side of her lamian species. But did she not realize humans were also mindless victims to the euphoria of a different pleasure?

He examined her visible wounds. Their healing was the best indicator for setting a limit to her intake of his blood.

“That’s enough,” he said when he saw the worse gashes in her belly had already healed shut.

He tried pulling his arm from her mouth again but she had sunk her teeth into his flesh, using them as anchors.

“You have to stop, Rye.” He tugged and twisted, struggling to get her unhooked.

She fought his attempt and remained latched on.

In a rise of panic, Sevrin grabbed a fistful of her dirty hair and wrenched her head back, ripping her teeth out of his arm.

She hissed with infuriation.
He had never seen a lamian look as feral and dangerous as she did or as intensely desirable.


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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Her Fated Cowboy by Donna Michaels

Her Fated Cowboy by Donna Michaels

For the Love of Military Romance: Guest Author Donna Michaels

For the Love of Military Romance: Guest Author Donna Michaels: Hello everyone, Thank you so much FTLOMR for allowing me to Guest Blog today. My name is Donna Michaels. I’m an author of Rom...

Monday, May 13, 2013


From a Kindle promo website comes this definition of urban fantasy:
magical elements set within the real world.

Many UFs are very dark, grim, serious. As none of my novels contain these elements, it seemed appropriate to add the word "lite" to my site. Not "light" as in bright and shiny and enlightening, "lite" as in beer, entertaining.



Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Free short stories

Valentine Vampire is a short ebook with two stories about Dominic, a character in the Turning Vampire series. If you like a little history with a vampire romance, Valentine Vampire is set in Chicago on the night of the St. Valentine’s Day massacre in 1929 which happened two blocks from my grandmother’s house and yes, she heard the machine guns. Back then, nobody went running out into the street to investigate gunfire.
FREE for nook, Smashwords, Kobo.

Phoebe Matthews

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

My latest hobby -

Because I have all this free time to procrastinate -
Writing has led me to a new hobby. I have no photo skills, but fortunately modern cameras do all the hard stuff. This gives me a chance to snap locations of scenes in my books. Some of my photos get incorporated into the book covers. Now some of my amateur shots are at http://mudflatbks.blogspot.com.

Why am I procrastinating? Well, I just finished the third book for my Turning Vampire series for Dark Quest and must now get busy on the fourth book in the Sunspinner series. And maybe a seventh book for the Mudflat Magic series, but probably not until 2014. Currently, I have a novel and two short story collections FREE at several sites. You can find the link to your specific ereader on my website at http://phoebematthews.com,  The free novel is Tyrant Trouble.

Hugs and happy reading,
Phoebe Matthews


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Exciting new video for Paris Bites!

This so cool that I had to share it! I just got a book trailer video for my new book Paris Bites. Now that it's done you can tell me what you think.

You can rate the video or follow me on You Tube too if you want to see all of my book trailers.

Enjoy and thank you!


PARIS BITES  is still 15%  off if you pre-order this week and release day is tomorrow!

See all my books available at Bookstrand here:

Lots of love to you all,


Thursday, October 25, 2012

John Mellancamp speak out against piracy

John Mellencamp

"Tell me where, under today's conditions of de facto indentured servitude, will the new artists come from? If I were a young songwriter today, I would definitely be looking for another way to earn a living. The same would go for the young screenwriter or novelist. And what about the guy who only had one or two hit records 10 or 50 years ago? What happens to this guy who depends on that income to support his family if people are stealing those songs now? Tough luck, right? This is the thread of failure in front of all artists today. Art exclusively as a hobby -- that's the "new model" it seems. And to all you bloggers who have prophesized that this new way is going to somehow provide sustainable careers? Your prophecies did not and will never come true. If there is the occasional sparkle of success, it usually turns out to be nothing more than a novelty, not a new business model. We need to restore intellectual property to its rightful owners and reconstruct the business that has lost thousands and thousands of jobs plus billions of dollars in revenue."


Read the whole article.