Welcome to January’s Birthday Blog, with a post – or maybe more – a day for your entertainment and fun :).
Today’s guest is AIMEE BRISSAY. Please show your appreciation for the post if you enjoy it, and all the author’s links are below for you to take forward. Watch every day for any Rafflecopter giveaways, and don’t forget there’s ALSO a Grand Prize Draw at the end of the month for ONE lucky commenter.
Many thanks for dropping in, and have a great January!
Happy birthday, Clare and thank you for having me here. It’s a great honor to be part of this great one-month party.
I’m Aimee (actually Andreea, but hush, don’t tell anyone *wink*), I’m Romanian and I write MM paranormal and fantasy. It’s almost cliché, but what else could a Romanian write? Well, let’s hope that this particular one can and will approach different genres, because I have big plans for this year.
2015 was difficult for me. My grandma’s passing, lots of issues at my day job, plus other smaller or bigger nuisances made my stress level go through the roof. Of course, I got to meet my partner and that holds serious weight on the plus side, but overall, my writing suffered. Up until now, I’ve managed about one title release per year, not counting the two freebies I have out.
From now on, all this is going to change. So far for 2016, I have a contemporary short story coming out around February-March and a novel coming out in March from Wayward Ink Publishing, and this is only the beginning. As for the rest of the year, I plan to release at least 3 more titles, one of which will be the second part of the Tangled Bonds series and, ideally, a whole new series of short BDSM stories. But more about these in the coming months.
But for now, a premiere: a short excerpt of my coming release, Nature of the Beast, Book 1 of the Tangled Bonds series.
White, deadly fangs clamped around empty air and a whimper wheezed out as it hit the barrier head on. His wounds opened up again and blood splattered around. The shield absorbed most of the shock and held, but some of the waves of shock transmitted to me through the cord of energy connecting me to the barrier, the force almost taking my breath away.
“Damn it, Chris, put that gun down.”
“Have you lost your fucking mind?”
“All the more reason to shoot him.”
The wolf growled and lunged again, but his strength was dwelling.
“Put the gun down. Now!” Chris hesitated.
My friend tore his gaze away from the snarling wolf to meet mine. Without the wall of power I had put in place between them, that could have proved to be a mistake. One doesn’t turn his back from a predator. Especially from a scared, hurting one.
“It’s going to be okay.” I prayed I was right.
The rifle lowered, slowly. The wolf’s muzzle, followed the move, the growl in his throat lowering to a quiet rumble.
“See?” I kept my voice low and steady, trying to diffuse the situation. I had met shifters before, but Chris had not, which made him as unpredictable as the unknown werewolf in my hallway.
“Chris, put the gun down.”
Aimee can be found at her blog: http://aimeebrissay.blogspot.ro/
Follow the month’s posts at your leisure:
Jan 01: RJ Scott on her inspiration for a new series in 2016.
Jan 01: Temple Dragon on giving for free during December.
Jan 02: Chrissy Munder on an author’s passion for paper planners.
Jan 03: Meredith Russell on inspirational cop series.
Jan 04: Becky Black on her five-year anniversary as an author.
Jan 05: Alexa Milne on characters stepping outside their comfort zone.
Jan 06: Sandra Lindsey on her dancing shoes challenge.
Jan 07: Anne Barwell on her WWII trilogy at Dreamspinner Press.
Jan 08: Elin Gregory on reviews – past, present and future.
Jan 09: Eli Easton on mature heroes and our life choices.
Jan 10: Julie Moffett on the geek in us all.
Jan 11: Jaime Samms and the rewards of an online life.
Jan 12: LC Chase on paying kindness forward.
Jan 12: EM Lynley on the recipes that add taste to her books.
Jan 13: Nicki J Markus on falling in love with her characters.
Jan 14: Vicktor Alexander on giving thanks to friends and fans.
Jan 16: Joanna Chambers on the spark of joy from reading and writing romance.
Jan 17: Jordan Castillo Price on esteem-building new year do-overs.
Jan 18: Lillian Francis on deciding on when to come to an end.
Jan 18: Hunter Frost on a Top Ten new anthology.
Jan 19: Lily Harlem on hot fiction and cool drinks.
Jan 19: Liam Livings on how writing is like ski-ing.
Jan 20: JL Merrow on being a boot-aholic.
Jan 21: Paul Alan Fahey on growing up gay in the 1950/60s.
Jan 22: Mickie B Ashling on her new period novel set in Pakistan.
Jan 22: BJ Sheppard on his new cover services business.