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Drake’s Nightshade

Drake’s Nightshade

Nightshade Saga: Book 5

Release Date: July 24, 2018

Dare to enter the Nightshade universe…
Drake is the last of his blood brothers still a vampire. Pure joy consumes him each time his unborn soul mate reaches out to him telepathically. But everything changes when an unconscious woman is brought to him to be saved.
Starla Childers wakes in the Nightshade universe, a dimension that is forbidden to enter. She learns she cannot leave the dangerous realm because of a blood exchange between her and a vampire. Torn between fear and an unexplainable attraction, she must stay in the realm with a man who captivates her body and soul.
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Update on Closure of Amazon’s Kindle Worlds

Have you heard?! Amazon is closing its Kindle Worlds in mid-July!

Fortunately many of the authors from S.E. Smith’s Kindle World are joining together to keep the Magic, New Mexico world alive and books will be available wide and international from July 24th. I am so excited to be able to offer my three Magic New Mexico books to my international and non-Amazon readers. More news to come.

If you have purchased or have my books already on your Kindle, please make sure you download them to your computer before mid-July in case they disappear when Amazon remove them from KU.

A Touch Of Harmony by Evelyn Lederman KW

SWFL SpaceCon

Last year I attended SWFL SpaceCon and participated in a panel entitled ‘Romance in Science Fiction’.

This year I was happy to attend again and participated in two panels ‘World Building’ and ‘The World of Publishing’.

Like last year, it was fun to talk with attendees and check out the costumes many of the attendees wore.

I also had a fan girl moment with Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troy).

Shantel attended both years as well and purchased ‘Selected’ last year and picked up the other 2 books at this year’s conference. She was amazed I recognized her from last year. Her makeup job was incredible.

 

My Summer Author Conferences

This summer I traveled to Cocoa Beach to be part of the Space Coast Book Lovers conference. I had only participated in the book signing last year and was attending the whole conference this year.

One of the great things about traveling to conferences are checking out the local attractions.

Before we headed to NASA Kennedy Space Center, ML Guida, Susan Hayes, and reader Suzanne and I had breakfast. Our waitress was nice enough to take our photo before we headed out.

The Kennedy Space Center was incredible. I got to pilot the space shuttle Atlantis (sort of).

The whole conference was a lot of fun, including the book signing. Elizabeth won the lavender gift set and I got to meet a number of new readers. Tiffany told me she’s obsessed with the worlds I built in my novels. That warmed my heart!

 

Designated

Designated

Zaratan Trilogy: Book 3

Release Date: May 11, 2018

A journey home…
New challenges to face…
An ultimate decision to be made…
Kara Howard faces her greatest fear when she returns to Earth. She is now the purple faced alien who is designated to represent her new world. All her work to reunite families will soon meet its final test.
No longer able to breathe her home planet’s air, her future must be made galaxies away. Her life is further complicated when the mission is jeopardized by betrayal. Once again, Kara must choose sides in the ambiguous allegiances between families.
She walks a tightrope of her own making between the two men in her life. But her ability to make a final decision is compromised by new challenges aboard the ship. The girl who liked to disappear into the shadows continues to standout, making her a target.
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The Ultimate Act of Love

The Ultimate Act of Love

The Ultimate Act of Love

February 28, 2018

Blurb:

She lamented over a ghost lover she could never have.

The last thing Kori Daniels expected to witness on a ghost tour was an actual apparition. Although she felt earth-bound spirits, she had never seen one. Already impacted by nightly amorous dreams since arriving in Savannah, her dream lover now has a face.

Jeb Crawford stares out of his front parlor window waiting for the one night a year he takes physical form. Each Halloween, he searches for the one woman, his soul mate, who can save him from his fate.

Only an ultimate act of love will bring Jeb back to life.

This novella was originally part of the limited edition set ‘Haunting Savannah’.

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Out and About

Although I have not completed the fifth and final book in the Nightshade Saga series, I have the cover. This model just IS Drake! I was so happy with the cover, I ordered a new table cover. How do you like it?

You can check it out in person! Here are my upcoming events:

Weekend with the Authors: Nashville, TN- March 16th-18th
Join me, Cherry Adair, Cat Johson, and Teri Riggs among a host of other authors.
Get ready for a fabulous weekend

Space Coast Book Lovers: Cocoa Beach, FL- May 31st-June 3rd
Hang out on the beach with me and group of amazing authors, including ML Guida, Susan Hayes, Carrie Wells, Julie Morgan, Kait Ballenger, Kerry Adrienne, and the amazing Milly Taiden. I’m especially excited about somemores on the beach!

Literary Love Savannah: Savannah, GA July 26th-July 29th
Two luncheons, a ball, and a myriad of activities to get involved in that brings you up close with the authors that are attending. I am sponsoring a table at the ball and you can dress up as your favorite large cat, adorable & fluffy or dark & dangerous.
Authors attending include Milly Taiden, Laura Hawks, Leanna Renee Hieber, Savannah Verte, and Lia Davis.

Once Upon a Book: Frankenmuth, MI August 10th-11th
Yes, I’m returning to Frankenmuth, Michigan to attend this charming convention and eat more of the incredible fried chicken dinners.
Authors attending include Tish Thawer and Quinn Loftis.

Show Me Your Books: Kansas City, MO September 7-8th
This is a new convention that includes many of the authors that attended Authors After Dark, as well a some other authors.
Authors include Christine Alvarez, Jenna Jacob, and Robbie Cox

Penned Con: St. Louis, MO September 20-22nd
I’m excited about attending my second Penned Con. Authors attending Angie Fox, VA Dold, Terri Riggs, Dianna Love.
Please note, authors may be added or drop out. But be assured, I will be attending the conferences about.

Local to SW Florida Venice Book Festival: Venice, FL- March 24th

SW Florida Space Con: June 16th-June 17th 
(includes Marina Sirtis from Star Trek: The Next Generation)

Hope you can make it to one or more of these events.

Works in Progress

Believe it or not, I’ve got four works in progress. I wish my muse would focus! Like everything in life, ultimately due dates have the final say in what I’m writing.

To say I’m anal is a bit of an understatement. I have four new series brewing in my head but I have two series I need to finish. As promised, I will finish Nightshade Saga (Drake’s story) and the Young Adult Zaratan trilogy this year. Finishing a series is always difficult. How many times have you read a book and anxiously awaited the next one, only to be disappointed? I was thrilled with how I ended the Worlds Apart series. It was not how I intended to end it, but a stroke of genius hit me while writing the last chapter. I hope you agree.

There has been so much negativity in our lives, I hope you enjoy escaping into the worlds I have created. Romance writers generally do not get a lot of respect, but what’s wrong with presenting a story that will always guarantee a happily ever after? Over the years, I have met many of the wonderful authors who allowed me to escape into their worlds. Yes, I go fan girl crazy from time to time!

Here is to a great 2018!!

20 Shades of Shifters

20 Shades of Shifter is a limited edition collection of new and exclusive paranormal romance novels guaranteed to suck you in from page one.

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A shape-shifting dragon must win over his reluctant mate and stop Jack the Ripper. A Fae trucker becomes allies with an MC member when trying to deliver magical motorcycles to the Fae Queen. A wolf shifter is held captive in a human research lab where he is tortured until he meets one sexy scientist. An angel risked it all to steal the elixir of life and save his mortal love’s life and over two millennia later must get her to remember she once loved an angel. These stories and many more are included in this steamy, hot collection.

Don’t wait to read this set. It is only out for a short time before it will be gone forever!

Discover stories by:
Demelza Carlton
Evelyn Lederman
ML Guida
Aidy Award
David Adams & Alica Knight
Sascha Illyvich
Lynn Best
Lilly Cain
Vonnie Davis
Brenda Trim and Tami Julka
Nina Croft
K.L. Bone
N.D. Jones
Kailin Gow
Moxie North


My story is titled ‘A Cougar’s Longing’ about a 42-year-old cougar shifter who mistakenly sleeps with her best friend’s wolf shifter son. You can imagine the complications that will follow!

Here are the first several paragraphs to hopefully wet your appetite:

Samantha Harper threw her playing cards on the table in frustration. Her bridge hand was crap, just like her non-existent love life. She only had one face card, a queen of hearts. How ironic! Her reaction was born out of the fact that at forty-two, she was still alone.

Her eyes explored Elle Thomas’s living room. She had been there hundreds of times and always considered how she’d redecorate it, if given the chance. The room contained a mismatch of furniture purchased over the years, no piece seeming to go with the other.

“Pass,” her hostess said. “The Franklins are divorcing. She told me yesterday when we ran into each other at the grocery store. I thought wolves mated for life.”

Shocked by the news, Samantha hesitated in retrieving her cards. Beverly Franklin was a substitute bridge player and she considered her a friend. She was closer to her bridge friends than the extended family she had in the area.

“They do,” Nancy Simpson replied. A tinge of frustration was evident in her voice. “We should never have opened our town to outsiders. One club.”

Eclipse, California, had been settled by a pride of cougar shifters in the late nineteenth century. Samantha was a descendent of one of the original settlers. The remote community had given the cats the ability to run free in their animal forms without fear of being shot by an unsuspecting human.

In the early twentieth century, a wolf pack settled in the area. Rather than running off the dogs, the town embraced them. The pride leader believed their strength would help safeguard the community in a quickly changing world. No one saw the invention of motorized vehicles and the intrusion of roads, even into mountain communities.

“Gerald Franklin was having an affair with his secretary,” Elle Thomas informed the group. “I know it’s so cliché. Beverly didn’t have a clue.”

Samantha sighed, yet again, disgusted by her pitiful hand and the disturbing news. “Pass. Isn’t his secretary a bear shifter?”

Although a variety of shifters called Eclipse home, the multiple species didn’t interbreed. Each shifter community throughout the United States and Canada coordinated events to bring together young adults in order to expedite the joining of mating couples and prevent isolated communities from interbreeding. Samantha had attended numerous events, but never found a boy she was interested in. She had never been willing to settle to pacify her parents or the pride.

In college, she lived in a house populated by cat shifters. She became good friends with a number of the boys, but there was never a connection between anyone in particular. When she experimented with sex, it was with human boys. A shifter would have read too much into the act at that age. They were under as much pressure to mate as the girls.

Nancy’s face reddened. “Are we going to play cards or talk?”

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