I am always a work in progress... We never stop learning to master our craft.

Some of my favorite personal quotes..

"Everything I do, everything I am, all that I breathe is 18+ and will contain sexually suggestive material. ~ Gina Kincade 2011

"If you never have any expectations of other people then you will never be disappointed. When a positive experience occurs it is always a reason to rejoice." ~Gina Kincade, 2009

"I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow." ~Julia Cameron

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Time to say goodbye. Why I will never write, or publish, another 99cent book. #knowyourworth #timeforchange #wedeservebetter



Hey all,

Coming to you today with a little bit from the heart so I hope you'll hang with me and have a read. No, this isn't a happy post and for that I apologize but I do hope you'll read it anyway.

I'm hurt, yes, truly hurt by the lack of reaction to my newest release, Accidentally Forever, in the Coming in Hot: Rescue Me collection. This book was hard for me to write but I did it, finally. My mistake was thinking readers still wanted it.


Many of you know I have been around a long, long time in this business and I have always tried to be geared toward providing for the readers, first and foremost. Money has always taken a backseat to everything I have done, and that includes the house percentage in my publishing contracts. (For those who don't know, I run Naughty Nights Press and have published over 450 authors over the years, many who are still with my trad house, and several of which have gone on to become USA Today bestsellers under my tutelage.)

Over the years I've noticed one big and concerning thing happening: reader appreciation is fading. If a book isn't free or 99cents it gets very little attention.

Why does this disturb me? Because it's readers basically saying my writing isn't worth more than that, which just makes me wonder why I bother. If I can't measure up, if I am not enough, then maybe it's time to just pack it all in and leave the writing world.

When I first started NNP a decade ago, we created boxed sets and anthologies, most of which sold easily and in high numbers for no less than 4.99-9.99 or more. Single title books would fly off the shelves at 3.99-5.99, print books at no less than $10, and my authors actually earned a living.

Now? Well, let me tell you how things have changed. As a pub house, I offer to my authors: highly competent editors, designers, marketing and writing advice, often even just a supporting ear to get them through a tough spot in life or in writing, and so much more. I get their works out there to the readers while still offering a reasonable and decent compensation package. In a nutshell, as many of them will tell you, I go above and beyond what they've experienced elsewhere.

Why? Because of the love I have for the books, the appreciation I have for their talent, and the knowledge I've retained over the many years in the business may as well get put to good use, right? Because I know they're worth it.

One problem, even if I take nothing out of the coffers for my own personal use, I still have to pay the others who work for and with me. At 99cents this isn't even possible. That's less than minimum wage for a single person, let alone the several I have who are part of my amazing team. Don't get me started on how little that gives the authors, too!

Really? They should spend every waking moment slogging though the processes of writing, marketing, social media, trolls and reviews, drama and all this career entails, and not even make enough to pay the rent? Where did this world change in how much authors are worth? It's truly become something I could never have foreseen and it makes me heartsick to know each payday that I am going to suffer horrible feelings over those small royalty checks when my authors have busted ass. Now, some may say this speaks to my talent as a pub, but my authors and I disagree. If we did it years ago, sold our work for reasonable compensation, then this has nothing to do with my house's skills or any lack thereof.
What it does speak to is the lack of choice. Readers are being continuously conditioned to accept sub-par works, and to pay the minimum amount possible for those books. Problem is, now the expectation extends to high quality books, too. This is wrong on so many levels!

Then we have anthologies and boxed sets. Nope, not dissing them because I create them, too, so y'all just chill out. I am not, nor have I ever been, anti-indie. Quite the opposite as many will speak to.

Anyway, wow, so 99cents isn't even enough to pay for 16-20 novels and novellas, huh? Unbelievable. Then there's those who read the whole damn thing and then have the audacity and ignorance to return it! WTH? Return a huge collection for a refund of the $1 they paid to have so many hours to get lost in. Seriously? What gives? I'd like to return the $20k car for a full refund after I've used it to its capacity in 6 years, too, but...not realistic is it.

Don't know what I'm talking about?
On my most recent release, the CIH2 set, there's been 8 returns already. In two days. Nope, not formatting or any issues other than greed, or maybe it'll get pirated. Who knows anymore how this is justified. Amazon checked that collection before publication and they informed me of the only two issues of concern, which were minor and spelling related in half a million words, yes, two errors, so I know in advance it's not the set itself. Digital books should never be returnable unless there's a legit issue, but sadly Amazon disagrees and that's another fight for another day.






Why does this bug me so much? It's only 8, right? Compared to the thousands of sales so far in two days, the multiple #1 Bestseller orange tags, and the almost Top 500 rank we sported on Amazon for a bit, or the Top 50 listings on all other vendors, 8 returns should be a drop in the bucket, right?

Yeah, no. The contributing authors busted ass for months, yes, months. We started the organization of this collection last February, over a year ago. Writing the books and then setting up all the marketing and ads, posting, tweeting, doing takeovers and giveaways, hitting up friends, family, street teams and followers for a little share, paying fellow authors to include a mention in their newsletters--or watching, disappointed again as authors who may not have a gazillon subscribers are overlooked in favor of those who do (this in and of itself sickens me. When did it become more about how much you could be used than it did about lifting another up? I have never and will never charge authors I put in my newsletters, nor do I demand or expect a swap only from authors with an equal amount of subs--I've been around a long time so my lists are extensive and I wouldn't expect many have that high a count)...and all that was pretty much an exhausting waste of time for those involved, imho.

Why? Because for a set that readers clamored for after the first CIH last year, begging for a second one, this one hasn't done anywhere near what it should have and that is so much more disappointing than you may realize. I'm not going to go into the reasons why, cause I'm sure that's obvious, but I will say again what it means to me to see this.
It means we are not worth that single dollar for a half a million words or more. Not good enough. That thought process sticks with ya after a while, ya know? Not enough.

To those readers who supported CIH2, you remain amazing and in my heart always, the reason behind each book I struggle to write amid the daily chronic pain that only increases every year. I know many of you held out the hope during my six year hiatus and you knew better than me that I would write again instead of just being a publisher, and for that I thank you. You were right. I can't leave that part of my heart behind even if it's for a good cause. I will continue to write.

What I won't do, however, is release another one of my hard won works as a 99cent book. I won't devalue my books and put them in Kindle Unlimited, cause that is a death sentence in the making for many authors, imho, and I won't put my books on sale for that piddly amount anymore. I won't do giveaways of my books or any of the authors I publish. I won't publish their books at that low amount anymore. They deserve better, as do I, as do my editors and designers and marketing team.

These people work hard to bring you the top quality books we have for many years, and it's long past time we get back to showing that appreciation for that hard work with real compensation. Will we regret this decision? Maybe, but I doubt it cause my gut says the majority of the talented authors I know are going to follow suit soon enough. We've made a huge mistake in practically giving away our books for the last couple years, or in allowing the KU program to cheapen our works. A huge error in judgment that seems to have resulted in readers expecting free or 99cents, always, for every book, and not willing to pay for the work we put in. I'm appalled at some of the feedback some authors get daily when they don't price at 99cents! I've seen too many emails and it ain't pretty to know this is how much value is placed on our hard work.

We'd make more at a coffee shop or fast food joint so I guess for some of us that's going to be the option soon. It's long past time we regain the ability to know our own worth.
I dunno about you, but I am sure as hell worth far more than $1, as are my fellow authors and other industry professionals. The time to make change is here.


So, on that note, if you even read this far. (Believe me, some will have closed the page long ago) and cause what post would be complete without a little shameless self-promo:

This is the last chance readers will have to get any of my books at 99cents. As of Sunday they will all go up to a regular price, one I can afford to pay my people on. This goes for all my authors' books, too.

If you haven't bought it yet, better hit your preferred retailer for Coming in Hot: Rescue Me if you want to get my shifter paranormal romance, Accidentally Forever, along with 15 other incredible tales by some of the best authors I know, or my Gay Male Shapeshifter story, A Shot At Love, at the unbelievable 99cent price point.
We are worth more than that. CIH2 and ASAL are a literal steal of a deal and will be Sunday so the choice is yours.

Oh, hey, and I've put up my co-authored YA/NA Paranormal Suspense, Darkness of Light, too. Though that one is currently at the reduced price of 2.99 and won't be going less. That's my sale price. Kimberly and I are worth far more but we like to consider readers' needs as well. The paperback copy will be 9.99 if that interests you.

Yep, cause I'm nice I am including the links here for these books. If you click, great. If you don't, meh, you aren't my target market and I feel bad that you will miss out but there's nothing more I can do about that.
For all those who've already bought and begun reading, you rock! We appreciate you.

Have a good one! See you on the flip side.


Universal Link: https://books2read.com/CIH



Universal Link: https://books2read.com/ASAL



Universal Link: https://books2read.com/DoL1


About Gina Kincade


USA Today Bestselling Author Gina Kincade has been penning romance since she was seventeen years old. She writes to a diverse range of genres where vampires and were-creatures will rip out a villainous heart without thinking twice, or bodyguards and heroic cowboys will obliterate miscreants, and then finally celebrate winning by engaging in steamy romances forged in fictional worlds readers yearn to crawl into.

Gina writes under a total of three pseudonyms to-date in other genres, including YA and children's.

A busy mom to three children, she lives in her wild household of two rambunctious dogs, a devoted, loving cat who believes herself to be royalty, and twelve crazy little chickens. She loves healthy home cooking, gardening, warm beaches, fast cars, and horseback riding.

Gina is also the C.E.O of Naughty Nights Press LLC, a quality publisher of contemporary romance, paranormal fiction, and sensual erotica.

Ms. Kincade's life is full, time is never on her side, and she wouldn't change a moment of it!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

It's LIVE! Coming in Hot 2: Rescue Me includes Accidentally Forever by Gina Kincade! #99cent #BoxedSet #curvy #doctor #alpha #werewolf #shifters #amazon #exclusive @ginakincade



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Accidentally Forever
by
Gina Kincade
@ginakincade


featured in
Coming in Hot 2
Rescue Me!
A Paranormal Contemporary Medical Romance Collection



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Featuring NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors, and we're Coming In Hot, again!

★✩★Authors Featured in this Collection★✩★

USA Today Bestselling and Award Winning
Author Gina Kincade
International Bestselling and Award Winning
Author Ditter Kellen
Bestselling Author Liz Crowe
International Bestselling Author Holly Cortelyou
USA Today Bestselling Author Amy Lee Burgess
USA Today Bestselling Author Elianne Adams
International Bestselling and Award Winning
Author Linda O'Connor
International Bestselling Author Lashell Collins
International Bestselling Author Liz Gavin
International Bestselling and Award Winning Author Lucy Felthouse
USA Today Bestselling and Award Winning
Author Erzabet Bishop
International Bestselling Author Elvira Bathory
USA Today Bestselling and Award Winning
Author Angelica Dawson
USA Today Bestselling and Award Winning
Author Kathleen Grieve
International Bestselling and Award Winning
Author Red L. Jameson
USA Today Bestselling and Award Winning
Author Muffy Wilson

Boxed Set Blurb:

Featuring *brand new & exclusive* books from USA Today bestselling and award winning authors, we're Coming In Hot, again!
  
More of the sizzling medical romance stories you love: doctors, nurses, firemen, shifters, werewolves, witches, and paramedics turn up the heat in this paranormal and contemporary medical romance collection.
  

 Accidentally Forever
by
Gina Kincade
@ginakincade
Blurb:

Caitlin never thought running away from her past would bring her tumbling head over heels into her future.

A rare survivor of a werewolf attack, she spends an unforgettable week with the town's Doctor and his nurse while she heals from her wounds.

Doc Nick is the local pack's Alpha. Axel is Nick's beta, his protege, his housemate, and his best friend. Their lives have intertwined in what seems like destiny's future for the last ten years.  When the two fall hard for the new little hellcat in town, will letting her go be the one thing they can't live with?


The blood test results are in and a surprise is in store for Caitlin that may just throw her plans right out the window. Can she overcome the changes to her planned future, or will her world be rocked on its axis in a way she could never dream of?


Excerpt:


Despite her burning thirst, Caitlin struggled her way to a seated position. Fighting the light-headedness and nausea, she attempted to swing her legs to the side of the bed. A sharp pain in her thigh tore a strangled cry from her throat and the black lump suddenly moved. She truly didn't want to stick around and find out if the blob were her assailant or her savior, and gulping back the sob, determined to escape, she grasped the tube running to the IV in her hand and gave a hard yank, pulling the needle all the way out in a smooth glide as blood welled at the site.
She slid to the side of the bed and placed her feet flat on the floor, standing and testing her weight on the injured leg. Thinking she'd manage, she glanced toward the still sleeping form and panting hard against the burn through her leg she turned toward the door. One. Two. Three steps forward and then strong arms gripped her from behind and yanked her back just as all strength faded and her knees buckled.
"Hey, little lady, just where do you think you're going?" a gravelly voice teased her ear.
"Let me go!" she struggled, kicking her good leg backward and connecting with the solid leg of her captor, smiling inwardly as an 'omph,' escaped from his lips with a brush of warm breath.
"Calm down! You're safe," the man nearly growled, his arm pulling her tighter to the heat of his chest. A heat she remembered from the forest.
Safe. She was safe. All the fight left her suddenly and she drooped in his arms, her energy depleted.
"There now, that's better."
She felt his arm snake behind her legs and then she was lifted against that strong, masculine warmth once again and a feeling of relaxation overwhelmed her as she drew in his scent. Musky and spicy, with a hint of wet dog. Normally the wet dog smell would have her retching, but on him it seemed right, calming. Giving in to the calmness she felt washing over her, she relaxed as he tucked her back into the bed, tsking at the fact that her needle now dripped fluid onto the floor.
"Thirsty," she gasped, trying once again to lick her dry lips.
"If you promise to be a good girl and stay there, I'll get you some water." He flashed a stern look in her direction.
She nodded, feeling oddly contrite at the thought that she had upset this man. She watched him closely as he crossed the room, his movements lithe and smooth, the flex of his back muscles as he lifted the water flask and poured clear liquid into a blue plastic cup. She admired his broad shoulders as his midnight-black hair brushed the tips of his shoulder blades. Following downward, she visually caressed his tapered waist and the jean-clad tight ass that lead his long legs down into black-skinned cowboy boots. Cowboy boots? In the snow? In a hospital? Weird. She dropped her gaze as he turned around, looking at him shyly from beneath her lashes.
"Here you go, sweetness," the burly man drawled out, his voice low, almost sensual.
"Thank you." She accepted the water gratefully, placing the straw in her mouth. She drew a long sip of the icy cool wetness, luxuriating in the feel of it sliding down her parched, raw throat.
"Not too much, now," he chastised, leaning over to slip the cup from her grasp. "You'll make yourself sick, and until Nick comes in to check your wounds, I'm on duty. Nothing is gonna happen to you on my watch." The firm set of his jaw made her smile at its sternness.
"Nick?"
"My partner here at the clinic."
"So it is a medical facility, then." She visibly relaxed, leaning her head back into the pillows, feeling more at ease and suddenly overcome by fatigue.
"Erm...in a manner of sorts, yes."
Too tired to question the odd response, she let her eyes drift shut, her lashes brushing her cheeks as she yawned. "Sleepy," she mumbled.
Brushing her curly dark locks away from her dirt-smudged forehead, he crooned, "No doubt. You've had quite a day, I'm sure. You rest, I'll be here."
Caitlin dozed to the feel of his hand caressing her hair, her cheek, the side of her neck, his fingers whispering over the shell of her ear.

"Sleep well, little one." She heard him breathe huskily over his prisoner as the darkness claimed her.

About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling Author Gina Kincade has been penning romance since she was seventeen years old. She writes to a diverse range of genres where vampires and were-creatures will rip out a villainous heart without thinking twice, or bodyguards and heroic cowboys will obliterate miscreants, and then finally celebrate winning by engaging in steamy romances forged in fictional worlds readers yearn to crawl into.
Gina writes under a total of three pseudonyms to-date in other genres, including YA and children's.

A busy mom to three children, she lives in her wild household of two rambunctious dogs, a devoted, loving cat who believes herself to be royalty, and twelve crazy little chickens. She loves healthy home cooking, gardening, warm beaches, fast cars, and horseback riding.

Gina is also the C.E.O of Naughty Nights Press LLC, a quality publisher of contemporary romance, paranormal fiction, and sensual erotica.

Ms. Kincade's life is full, time is never on her side, and she wouldn't change a moment of it!



  






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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Hey, Lookie! Limited Time #99cent Pre-order Price on A Shot at Love: A #Gay Male #Paranormal #Shapeshifter #Romance by @GinaKincade #lgbtq #manlove #secondchance


A Shot at Love: A Gay Male Paranormal Shapeshifter Romance by USA Today Bestselling Author Gina Kincade is only 99cents on pre-order for a limited time! 
Be sure you check out this second chance romance with Jason and Micah!
Releases April 24th!

Lock in your copy at the online retailers below:

Blurb: 
What happens when you think you’ve done the right thing to protect your lover and it turns out you can't live with the choice you made?

When faced with the displeasure of his lover’s species purist family, Micah thought he’d done the right thing for everyone when he chose to walk away from the only man he’d ever loved.
He quickly realizes, however, just how hard it is to stay away from Jason.

Micah watches him from afar and suffers a massive bout of jealously at the first sign of another man in Jason’s house. Thinking of Jason with a new mate convinces Micah he’s made a huge mistake and now he must find a way to win back his lover.

Building up his courage, Micah finally approaches Jason and lays it all on the table.

Will Jason turn him down in favor of this new person in his life, or will Micah convince him they belong together?

If Micah can’t convince Jason to give them another shot at love, will he be able to live with the pain of the loss?

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Guess what happened? Would you like to play for a chance to #win a $10 #Amazon #Gift Card! #alpha #shifters #paranormal #romance #curvy #romreads #CIH2 @ginakincade @shifterlover @wolfpackreads


Hey everyone! Guess what happened?
That's right...it's coming soon! Woo Hoo!

Accidentally Forever, my werewolf shifter romance, will be completely exclusive to the Coming in Hot: Rescue Me Paranormal & Contemporary Medical Romance collection! 
I can't wait for you all to find the surprise plot twist in this one!

Accidentally Forever started off as a single title (still standalone, don't worry) and then spontaneously morphed into Book #1 of a BRAND NEW series in two new paranormal romance worlds. Never saw that coming myself. Whew! Guess I'm back with big plans, huh? *grin*

So...I never let a release go by without some sort of fun for my readers, so who wants to play for your chance at a $10 Amazon Gift Card? Please read below!



Unedited Excerpt from Accidentally Forever

Despite her burning thirst, Caitlin struggled her way to a seated position. Fighting the light-headedness and nausea, she attempted to swing her legs to the side of the bed. A sharp pain in her thigh tore a strangled cry from her throat and the black lump suddenly moved. She truly didn't want to stick around and find out if the blob were her assailant or her savior, and gulping back the sob, determined to escape, she grasped the tube running to the IV in her hand and gave a hard yank, pulling the needle all the way out in a smooth glide as blood welled at the site. She slid to the side of the bed and placed her feet flat on the floor, standing and testing her weight on the injured leg. Thinking she'd manage, she glanced toward the still sleeping form and panting hard against the burn through her leg she turned toward the door. One. Two. Three steps forward and then strong arms gripped her from behind and yanked her back just as all strength faded and her knees buckled.
"Hey, little lady, just where do you think you're going?" a gravelly voice teased her ear.
"Let me go!" she struggled, kicking her good leg backward and connecting with the solid leg of her captor, smiling inwardly as an 'omph,' escaped from his lips with a brush of warm breath.
"Calm down! You're safe," the man nearly growled, his arm pulling her tighter to the heat of his chest. A heat she remembered from the forest.
Safe. She was safe. All the fight left her suddenly and she drooped in his arms, her energy depleted.
"There now, that's better."
She felt his arm snake behind her legs and then she was lifted against that strong, masculine warmth once again and a feeling of relaxation overwhelmed her as she drew in his scent. Musky and spicy, with a hint of wet dog. Normally the wet dog smell would have her retching, but on him it seemed right, calming. Giving in to the calmness she felt washing over her, she relaxed as he tucked her back into the bed, tsking at the fact that her needle now dripped fluid onto the floor.
"Thirsty," she gasped, trying once again to lick her dry lips.
"If you promise to be a good girl and stay there, I'll get you some water." He flashed a stern look in her direction.
She nodded, feeling oddly contrite at the thought that she had upset this man. She watched him closely as he crossed the room, his movements lithe and smooth, the flex of his back muscles as he lifted the water flask and poured clear liquid into a blue plastic cup. She admired his broad shoulders as his midnight-black hair brushed the tips of his shoulder blades. Following downward, she visually caressed his tapered waist and the jean-clad tight ass that lead his long legs down into black-skinned cowboy boots. Cowboy boots? In the snow? In a hospital? Weird. She dropped her gaze as he turned around, looking at him shyly from beneath her lashes.
"Here you go, sweetness," the burly man drawled out, his voice low, almost sensual.
"Thank you." She accepted the water gratefully, placing the straw in her mouth. She drew a long sip of the icy cool wetness, luxuriating in the feel of it sliding down her parched, raw throat.
"Not too much, now," he chastised, leaning over to slip the cup from her grasp. "You'll make yourself sick, and until Nick comes in to check your wounds, I'm on duty. Nothing is gonna happen to you on my watch." The firm set of his jaw made her smile at its sternness.
"Nick?"
"My partner here at the clinic."
"So it is a medical facility, then." She visibly relaxed, leaning her head back into the pillows, feeling more at ease and suddenly overcome by fatigue.
"Erm...in a manner of sorts, yes."
Too tired to question the odd response, she let her eyes drift shut, her lashes brushing her cheeks as she yawned. "Sleepy," she mumbled.
Brushing her curly dark locks away from her dirt-smudged forehead, he crooned, "No doubt. You've had quite a day, I'm sure. You rest, I'll be here."
Caitlin drifted off to the feel of his hand caressing her hair, her cheek, the side of her neck, his fingers whispering over the shell of her ear.
"Sleep well, little one." She heard him breathe huskily over his  prisoner as darkness claimed her.



Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Paranormal Dating Agency Kindle World by Milly Taiden - My Favorite Books Featured & A Giveaway!


Thought I would share a few of my favorites in the Paranormal Dating Agency Kindle World Books, hosted by the ever-awesome Milly Taiden and all her fellow PDA Authors. 

Grab your favorites, and share with a friend today!
Now also available in Kindle Unlimited!


Also, click below to be swept off to Milly's Facebook page for a wicked giveaway!



Saturday, January 27, 2018

Enter to #win a #kindle and BIG box of #paperback #books from the #CominginHot #paranormal and #contemporary #medical #romance #collection #amazongiveaways @ginakincade @erzabetbishop @RedLJameson @angelicadawson @LashellCollins @HollyCortelyou @LindaOConnor98 @ElviraBathory


The Coming in Hot: Rescue Me Authors 
are giving away a Kindle eReader and a BIG box of paperback books!

Will you enter for your chance to win?

Go! Go now!

Friday, January 26, 2018

99 cents For a Limited Time: Hedging Her Bets by USA Today Bestselling Author Erzabet Bishop #PNR #Menage @erzabetbishop @naughtynightspr @ginakincade @shifter_lovers



Read the first book in the award-winning Shifting Hearts Dating Agency series by USA Today bestselling author Erzabet Bishop!




99 cents for a limited time! 
Grab your copy today!
Title: Hedging Her Bets
Shifting Hearts Dating Agency, Book One




Blurb:
There is strength in submission…and knowing who you are.
 Natalie Erinaceus has a problem. Her manipulating mother won’t stay out of her dating life. One more dinner with a blind date and someone is getting a fork to the eye. Her inner hedgehog wants a mate and nothing is going to stop her. Not her nervous hedgie’s habit of balling-up and certainly not that online questionnaire. Who writes those things anyway?
When Sylvia and Paige from Shifting Hearts Dating Agency step in maybe, just maybe this curvy girl will find more than she ever dreamed in the arms of the men who are fated to be her mates.
Nothing ventured nothing gained…
Lucas Morgan runs a Scarlet Ink, a tattoo shop across from Ventures, a sexy as hell BDSM club. When his sister Scarlet sets the stage for romance, he meets Jonathan, a werebear in need of more than just some ink. Can Lucas learn to bend to the Dominant of his dreams? What happens when this cat shifter switch meets the perfect sub and his dreams of having a woman in his life become reality?
Three makes a family…
Jonathan Blevins is a bear shifter looking for love. His family murdered by poachers, he came to Cypress Canyon to rebuild. When he finds Lucas, it’s one step in the right direction. He has one mate but can he convince a stubborn hedgie she’s ready to be claimed by not just one mate, but two?






Excerpt:

Chapter One
“Paige, where in the hell did you put the password log book?” Sylvia groaned as she flicked on the computer and the logo for the Shifting Hearts Dating Agency flashed across the screen. The agency had been open for six months, growing a little more every day. Their wall of successful matings and marriages increasing making Sylvia eager to check out her newest applicants and see any potential matches. But she always forgot the password. Either that, or Paige was always changing it.
She bet the latter.
Tricky damned cat shifter.
A descendent of Aphrodite, helping others find love was in Sylvia’s blood. Nothing made her happier. One day she’d find her own swoon-worthy prince charming, but at this point…well, she was content helping others. A tinge of sadness slid in and she firmly booted it away. The right person would come along at the right time, not before. This was her job, her chosen career and damned if she wasn’t going to use her power for helping people. With a push if it required it.
But if she saw that damned incubus, Carter, again, she was going to shove his ass clear out the window. Cheating fucker. He’d get his one day. She had people to help and it didn’t do her much good to think about murder before she’d at least had a cup of coffee. A really big cup too.
Everything here in Cypress Valley, Texas ran toward big and she hoped by setting up business here with the growing shifter population, her profits would start to be too. It was all great being descended from Goddess material, but if you didn’t have the dollars to go with the lifestyle, then it wasn’t so much fun anymore. Time to shake her money maker and get some romance in the air.
She got up from the desk, her new heels making her wince. She hobbled over to the kitchenette area in the back of the office and flicked on the overpriced individual cup coffee maker Paige insisted they buy. Her co-partner stood next to the counter, stuffing the better part of a jumbo blueberry muffin into her mouth.
“Now that is one big muffin.”
She held up a finger and kept on chewing.
“Nice salute there, hun. Cat get up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?”
Paige growled around the muffin, her cat shining in her eyes.
“Ewwww. Somebody is grumpy today.” Sylvia rolled her eyes and shook her head. Coffee. Lots of coffee. Then she’d deliberate about food. And passwords. She eyed the flavored pods with distrust, knowing Paige was watching, and selected one that read Hazelnut. She popped it into place like Paige had shown her and hit the start button. A dribble of brown liquid began to flow from the machine and too late she remembered she hadn’t placed a cup below the spigot.
“Shit!” Sylvia scrambled and reached for the nearest mug, shoving it in place. The scalding hot liquid poured over her hand and she let out a yowl.
A choked laugh from across the kitchenette met her ears.
Still munching on her muffin with an innocent smile on her face, Paige grinned and gave a pinky wave.
Bitch. At least that was an improvement over the last finger, she supposed.
Sylvia gazed at her friend with narrowed eyes and ran her hand under the faucet. “That wasn’t nice.”
“Sorry. But you made me almost inhale that one.” Paige snorted into her hand and popped the last of the muffin into her mouth. Not afraid of sporting her brunette curves, Paige was a kitty to be reckoned with, whether it was man or muffin…or modern appliance.
“Ugh.” Sylvia snatched up her cup and marched back to her desk, irritation prickling under her skin. New machines wigged her out. So did computers and newfangled cars. If she got too excited, her goddess tendencies could have adverse side effects to the point where Paige teased her that she must be related to Harry Dresden. At her blank look, she’d sighed and flicked something up on her phone, twisting it so Sylvia could see. “You know. The Dresden Files?” A picture of a book cover covered the screen.
She’d had no earthly idea what her friend was talking about. If it didn’t have vampires or a hot scantily clad shifter, she didn’t bother.
“You need to read more than just smut, girl.”
“Yeah…yeah.”
But what was the point to that?
“Sorry, Syl. The password book’s in the drawer where I always leave it.” Paige maneuvered her way to the desk on heels so high Sylvia didn’t know how she didn’t fall on her impeccably made up face. “And unless you plan on sticking your mouth underneath the pour nozzle, I’d have a cup ready next time.”
“Ha ha.”
Her friend’s blazer and top worked well with the jeans and boots she’d selected for the day. It was raining and knowing her cat shifter partner, she’d rather be curled up in her bed with a pile of blankets than be out and about.
Paige clutched an oversize cup of coffee like it was her lifeline, pausing mid-stride to take a sip. The rest of her may have been spot on but her bleary eyes told a story. Sylvia wasn’t sure she really wanted to ask.
“You okay?”
“Yep.” Paige set the cup down, the milky brown liquid sloshing dangerously close to the rim. “Tried out a new venue last night and I think I found us a whole new segment of the shifter population.”
“Really?” Sylvia grinned, “And where did you go, pray tell?”
Paige glanced around, nibbling her lip. “Is Rafe here?”
“Nope. I haven’t seen your brother yet. Why?”
“Good.” A flash of cat in Paige’s eyes revealed her excitement. “I went to Ventures.”
Sylvia wrinkled her nose. “Where?”
“The new bondage club on Fifth Street. It caters to humans, shifters, and other paranormals.” A smile lit up her eyes and she reached for the coffee again, sitting down with a wince. “They had a kind of open house event and I wanted to check it out to see if there was any potential for us to join forces.”
“And?”
Paige focused on her cup, a secret smile on her lips.
“Did you hurt yourself?”
“Not exactly.”
Sylvia blinked. Oh….So that was how it was.
“So you think we’ll get some clients?”
Paige fidgeted in her chair and fired up her own computer. “You just wait, girlfriend. I have a feeling before the day is out we’ll be seeing something new coming across our desk. Now, where did you put the file on the Jefferson twins? I think I met someone that could give them a run for their money.”



About the author:

Erzabet Bishop is a USA Today bestselling author who writes paranormal and erotic romance. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies. 

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