Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Paranormal Reads: Original Sin by Samantha Towle

Paranormal Reads: Original Sin by Samantha Towle: Original Sin is book two in the Alexandra Jones series, the sequel to First Bitten. Alex has run. Leaving everything she knows and love...

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Original Sin ... early release ... out now!!!

Okay, so due to the absolute awesomeness of my gorgeous editor and friend, Original Sin, is edited. Done. Ready for release.

Seems silly to wait until Monday.

So here it is ... Original Sin is up and live on Amazon!!!!!

I really hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it ♥



Monday, 21 May 2012

Original Sin - Chapter 1 (teaser)

Chapter 1

Six Months Later


“Hey.” His deep voice comes from behind me like a warm breeze in the cold darkness.

Coming up close, his fingers ever so lightly skim down my bare arms. He’s hardly touching me, but it feels electric, intense. He slides his hands into mine, entwining our fingers, and brings both our arms to wrap around my chest. Shivering with goose-bumps of absolute delight, I never want to let him go again.

Closing my eyes, I rest my head back against his shoulder and just breathe him in. I can smell him so clearly I can literally taste him on my tongue.

“I missed you,” I say.

The longing is so completely evident in my voice it’s almost palpable. I want him to know how hard it’s been without him. I’m never going to let him go again. Ever.

“I missed you too.” His voice comes in my ear, just a whisper; raspy, warm, doing inexplicable things to me. I’ve never felt as relieved and happy as I do now, here in his arms.

He brushes his lips over my neck. Heat burns under my skin. When I feel the hint of his tongue on me, I all but combust. Freeing a hand from mine, Nathan slides his hand down.

Inching up my vest with his fingers, he smoothes his palm across my stomach. I feel a shudder deep within. Then fingers moving downwards, he hooks a couple into the elastic of my knickers, tugging on them he turns me around to face him.

Looking up at him, I feel like I haven’t seen him in forever. He still looks as beautiful as I remember. His bright green eyes are smouldering down at me like there’s a fire burning behind them, lighting them to such extremities they’re almost glowing.

I run my hands up his firm chest, nails scratching over the fabric of his T-shirt. More than anything, I just need to feel him.

Nathan draws me closer to him by the fingers firmly hooked in the elastic of my knickers. He leans down and puts his mouth on mine.

I am melting into nothing.

His kiss is gentle, soft. He’s kissing me the exact same way he did the first time he kissed me in Dalby Forest and it’s making my legs so very weak, it’s taking all my strength just to keep vertical.

I wrap my arms around his neck. He runs his tongue between my lips, sucking my bottom lip into his mouth. Murmuring a warm delicious sound that vibrates through me, pulsing down … down. I can feel myself slipping further and further into him, and I love the feeling.

Beep ... beep ...

“Nathan?” Startled, breathless, I break our kiss.

“Time to go,” he whispers, releasing me, he steps back.

Panic seers through me, gripping me, covering all other feelings. “No, I’m not ready! You can’t go!” I reach for him, but he’s moved too far from my grasp and he’s slipping further and further away.

I want to run to him but my feet are fixed to the floor, like someone glued them there while I wasn’t looking.

I spin my head wildly, looking for something, anything to help me move. I can’t lose him. Not again. And then something catches my attention, coming from my right. A glow. Shimmering, sparkling, and it’s moving toward me.

      “Sol?” I gasp.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

First Bitten - new cover

Hey y’all, I have decided to change the cover for ‘First Bitten’. A couple of reasons … I loved my original cover, but the cover came from a stock photo which means other authors have access to also use this picture for their cover. This one in particular has proven popular among many authors because it is such a striking picture. The problem I was facing was book confusion over the cover, often getting questions from readers about it. With ‘Original Sin’ coming out for release soon, it seemed like a good time to change ‘First Bitten’s’ cover. -Poppet Author has worked her magic again and has created me this stunning cover, utilising the original picture, but also making it line with the ‘Original Sin’ cover.

My publisher very kindly upload the new cover to Amazon late last night, so it is now up, but I’ve attached it below for you all to see :)

I adore it! I hope you all do too! <3

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Original Sin official book cover ...

Okay ... so here it is ... the official book cover for Original Sin!! Designed by my very good friend and fellow author, Poppet.

I am completely in love with this book cover!!!

And am now ridiculously excited for release day! Mark your diaries for the 28th May 2012 boys and girls ... Original Sin will be hitting those shelves!!!!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

.... and again!

I'm feeling very lucky indeed today ... I have had another awesome review!! Thank you, Jill Cooper ♥

Blown away...!

It's pretty much a given that I, as an author love receiving reviews, and appreciate every single one - especially those 5 star ones! But every once in a while, a reviewer comes along and totally blows me away!!

I gave Melanie Lindsay a free copy of First Bitten in return for an honest review. And this is the review she wrote...

If you've clicked on the link and read the review, then you'll know why I'm grinning like an idiot, and probably will be for quite a few days!!

Please click the 'like' button at the bottom of the review if you enjoyed reading Melanie's review as much I did, heck, even leave her a comment telling her how awesome she is!!! Because reviewers appreciate feedback on their reviews as much as authors love receiving them.

Thank you, Melanie, for not only taking time out of your day to read, First Bitten, but for writing such a fantastic review, one that I for sure will never forget!


Thursday, 3 May 2012


AN APOLOGY ... to all you Nookers who have been patiently waiting for First Bitten … I know I said First Bitten would be available on Nook, April/May … but I’ve recently discovered that I’m tied into Amazon for longer than I realised. Sorry!! But by ways of apology to all you Nookers who have been waiting to get your copy, if you get in touch with me, either via this post or inbox me, I’ll send you a copy of First Bitten for Nook, for FREE!!

… and of course any reviews you could leave after reading on either Goodreads or Amazon would be massively appreciated! ;) Thanks! <3

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Original Sin news!

So I've set myself a deadline for my editing part on Original Sin to be done by … and (hopefully!) depending on my awesome beta/editor/general all round awesome person, that I give her plenty of time to check it over, then I have to sort book covers, etc… I’m hoping to have Original Sin out for … w/c 28th May!!

So you may not see me around much over the next few weeks, but I will keep you updated as to the progress but come hell or high water, I promise I will have Nathan and Alex in your hands very soon!! <3