It’s that day of the week…Dragon Tip Tuesday is here again!
Tip #55 – Never ask a dragon to help you put up Christmas lights. If he doesn’t get tangled up in the LEDs, he’ll engage in what he considers “a little harmless fun”. Like using the long string of lights as a lasso. And once he starts roping and hog-tying innocent pedestrians—all the while yelling yeehaw!—look for the police…and an arrest warrant. Both will be banging on your front door in no time at all.
So you’re having a Thanksgiving party? A little advice on how to make it the best ever on Dragon Tip Tuesday…
Tip #54 – Trying to get a dragon to attend your party this year? Dragons love a little razzle-dazzle, so when planning the big event, go all out. Good music. Fine wine. Great food. Oh, and put some Guinness on tap and fancy decorative streamers up as well. You’ll attract a dragon-shifter in no time…his pals too. Just BEWARE. When the party gets rocking, you might loose a few shrubs (or ahem, the neighborhood) when instead of watching Thanksgiving footfall on TV, they start a pick-up game in the backyard using a fireball.
The fire department on speed dial…always a good thing with dragons around.
We’re going a round with common sense this Dragon Tip Tuesday. Short and sweet, but good advice. You’ll live longer.
Tip #53 – Never prank a dragon. He’ll stomp on you first and ask questions later.
In deference to Remembrance Day–this week on Dragon Tip Tuesday…
Tip #52 – Dragon-warriors always remember the fallen and celebrate their veterans. So if you are ever lucky enough to be invited to the Wall of Warriors inside a Dragonkind lair (a sacred place where they honor their dead), bring a single yellow tulip to lay at the foot of the wall to show your respect. They’ll love you forever…always a good thing, a real ace up your sleeve when dealing with dragons.
We’re so close now. Just a week away from a whole year of Dragon Tips. Think of this week’s tip on Dragon Tip Tuesday as a warning. Or perhaps a lesson in self-preservation and well-executed preparation.
Tip #51 – When planning a road trip with a dragon, pack plenty of snacks. The last thing you want is him looking at you thinking, “hmm, magically delicious” when hunger strikes and his stomach growls.
Dragon Tip Tuesday hits number 50! Wow! Can you believe it? Just two weeks to go and it’s official…a whole year of dragon tips. This week, we’re talking about sleepovers. Or rather the art of the perfect lust-over…
Tip #50 – When invited to a dragon’s den for a nightcap, be sure and bring an overnight bag with a few days worth of extra clothes. You’re going to need it, because once over the threshold and into his domain, you won’t be leaving until he lets you go. And if you’re really, REALLY lucky, that won’t be for a while.
** Sigh. A girl can but hope…right? **
It’s that time again…Dragon Tip Tuesday is here! This week we’re talking green dragons…
Tip #49 – If you ever come face-to-face with a Green Dragon, don’t…whatever you do…light a match. The combination of his gas-filled, venomous exhale and fire don’t mix. Unless, of course, you’re looking to make flamethrower and the neighborhood go BOOM!
Oh boy…I can’t believe I forgot to tell you! I stopped by Under the Covers Book Blog yesterday to share a snippet of everyday life inside the Nightfury dragon-warrior’s lair. The girls are up to no good and there are pranks being played! Head over and have a read…plus enter for a chance to win a signed copy of Fury of Desire!
FURY OF DESIRE, the fourth installment in the Dragonfury Series, is out and available now! So in celebration of our regular Dragon Tip Tuesday, I’ve got an important tip to share today…
Tip #48 – Wanna learn more about dragons and their habits? Run out and buy the Dragonfury Series: Fury of Fire, Fury of Ice, Fury of Seduction and now, FURY OF DESIRE. You’ll understand dragons like never before!
I’m super excited about tomorrow when FURY OF DESIRE releases and becomes available everywhere! I can’t wait for Wick and J.J’s story to hit shelves. Particularly since so many of you have been waiting…very patiently!…for the next installment of the Dragonfury Series. And guess what? I’ve got some really cool stuff planned for you. First off, I’m doing a Fury of Desire Book Blast, which includes THREE very cool giveaways. The book blast starts today and ends October 26th, so stop by the book blogs I’ve listed below and enter for a chance to win!
Also, I’m celebrating FoD’s release by having a party on Facebook tomorrow night (Oct. 15th) from 6 pm to 10 pm EST. We’re going to have a blast talking books and dragon-shifters as well as giving some fabulous dragon stuff away…think books, Dragonfury travel mugs, Dragon Zodiac 2014 calenders, gift certificates and more! Click HERE and come join the fun. I hope to see you there!
Happy reading all!
Book Blast Blog List:
Book Pages and Dripping Ink — https://bookpagesanddrippingink.blogspot.com
Darker Passions – https://darkerpassions.net
Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews – http://literalhottiesnaughtybookreviews.blogspot.com/
Bookin’ It Reviews – http://www.bookinitreviews.com/
Mad Hatter Reads – http://madhatterreads.com
Victoria’s Gossip – http://victoriasgossip.com/blog/
Book Lovin’ Mamas – http://booklovinmamas.com
Dalene’s Book Reviews – http://dalenesbookreviews.blogspot.com/
Fang Freakin’ Tastic Reviews – http://fangfreakintasticreviews.com
My Book Chatter – http://mybookchatterchat.blogspot.com
Proserpine Craving – http://proserpinecravedfor.blogspot.ca/
Tome Tender – http://tometender.blogspot.com
You Gotta Read Reviews – http://yougottaread.com
LITERAL ADDICtION – http://www.literaladdiction.com/book-blasts-and-more.php
Books And Their Seven Deadly Sins – http://booksandtheirsevendeadlysins.blogspot.co.uk
Mythical Books – http://mythicalbooks.blogspot.ro/
Snarky Mom Reads – http://www.snarkymomreads.com
Crazy Four Books – http://crazyfourbooks.blogspot.com
Diane’s Book Blog – http://dianelynchbookreviews.blogspot.com/
Just Paranormal Romance – http://www.justparanormalromance.com
Offbeat Vagabond – http://offbeatvagabond.blogspot.com/
We Love Kink – http://www.welovekink.com
Coffee Talk Writers – http://coffeetalkwriters.com/
Book Monster Reviews – http://www.bookmonsterreviews.com/
Eclipse Reviews – http://totaleclipsereviews.blogspot.com
Rumpled Sheets Blog – http://rumpledsheetsblog.wordpress.com/
Sassy Book Lovers – http://sassybooklovers.blogspot.com/
Taking It One Book at a Time – http://takingitonebookatatime.blogspot.com
Books Books and More Books – http://booksbooksmorebooks.blogspot.com/
Books-n-Kisses – http://www.books-n-kisses.com
Imagine a World – http://www.thegoldenruleof666.blogspot.com
I Smell Sheep – http://www.ismellsheep.com/
Where the Night Kind Roam – http://paranormalromancenovel.com/
Happy Friday everyone! I’m so glad you stopped by today, because…oh yeah. We’re so very close now. Less than a week to go before Fury of Desire, the next book in the Dragonfury Series, releases on October 15th. I cannot tell you how excited I am to share this story with you. So I thought…why not celebrate by sharing another excerpt with you ahead of time? Last week, you read a snippet about Wick. This week, it’s all about J.J. and her battle to outsmart the prison guard who wants her dead.
By no means an easy proposition considering she’s injured, in the hospital, with the officer in question on guard duty.
I hope you enjoy the read!
FURY OF DESIRE – An excerpt:
J. J. wanted to sleep but was too afraid to close her eyes. People always got killed when they weren’t looking. Horror movies proved it. Life and fate followed the trend, attacking when least expected. So elementary, my dear Watson. Fear was a natural part of the equation. At least in her book.
Alertness equaled living to see another day.
An excellent strategy, considering Griggs stood just outside her door. In the hallway. Less than twenty feet away. Yakking it up with his fellow officer. Fighting a yawn, J. J. stared at the uniformed pair. The glass that stretched wall-to-wall across the front of her room afforded her an excellent view. Good in some respects. Awful in others. The clear partition allowed her to keep watch while she waited for Griggs to make his move: the inevitable approach, the next vile threat, the feel of his hands wrapped around her throat.
Nausea churned in the pit of her stomach.
The pitch and sway tossed a bad taste into her mouth. J. J. swallowed, telling herself not to be stupid. Griggs wouldn’t try anything with the nursing staff around. She frowned. Would he? Her gaze glued to him, the question circled. His back to her, shoulder blades planted on the glass wall, he laughed. The dog-eared magazine he held jumped in his hand. Big hands. Unkind hands. Owned by a man without conscience or scruples.
Unease turned into dread, heightening her fear.
She shivered. Unable to control it, the quiver rolled into a series of tremors. The handcuff around her wrist rattled against the bed rail. The soft sound cranked her tighter. Oh God. She was trapped. Completely vulnerable.
Nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. Nowhere to call for help.
Fingertips gone numb, J. J. curled her free hand in the sheet. Cotton rasped against her palm, grounding her in the ultimate question. What to do . . . what to do? Dear God in heaven, she didn’t know. With the text message sent, she was out of options. Left to fend for herself, knowing that sooner or later Griggs would try something. His threats weren’t idle, neither was his nastiness, so . . . uh-huh. It was a no-brainer. The oily guard was slick with an extra helping of smart. If he wanted her dead, she’d end up that way.
Ice-cold. Toes pointed up. Laid out on a slab in the hospital morgue.
Wiping her sweaty palms on the blanket, she ran through alternatives. Death by strangulation. Murder by pillow suffocation. Overdose via whatever drug he could find. All were distinct possibilities with Griggs in the mix. Her heart picked up a beat, then another, rushing blood through her veins. The accompanying thump-thump made her chest ache as she glanced at her IV. Curled at the edges, strips of medical tape held the shunt in place, presenting the perfect delivery system . . .
For the perfect murder.
© 2013 Copyright Coreene Callahan
Thanks for taking the time to read a snippet of Fury of Desire. The scene goes on to reveal some interesting things, so I hope you pick up your copy of Fury of Desire today. For more about the Dragonfury novels and my other books, please drop me a line. Email me through my Website, visit me on Facebook or connect with me on Twitter. I’d love to hear from you!
Annnd it’s LIVE! The official FURY OF DESIRE book trailer is here. Take a look-see, then drop me a line, and let me know what you think.
Happy viewing everyone!
** Here’s the link if you prefer to view it on YouTube: http://youtu.be/lgpXjfFqaTc
Date night and a Water Dragon warning on Dragon Tip Tuesday…
Tip #47 – As a general rule, Dragons don’t enjoy water. So when planning an evening out for two, error on the side of caution and avoid anything that involves a boat. Or a terrace cantilevered over an ocean. Trust me, it’ll go SO much better for you.
Unless, of course, you’ve hooked a Water Dragon, then by all means, reel him in with a romantic midnight cruise. The more ocean, the better, although…be warned. He might spend more time overboard, swimming circles around the ship, than seated in the chair across from you.
Seven days and counting until FURY OF DESIRE (Dragonfury Series, book 4) comes out! I can hardly wait, so I decided to do a bunch of giveaways to celebrate. The first week I gave away Fury of Fire, the 1st book in the series. Last week, I put Fury of Ice, book 2, up for grabs. This week, I’m giving away…
FURY OF SEDUCTION (Dragonfury Series, book 3)!
Three (3) signed copies are listed on Goodreads…right now! The giveaway is open internationally and only until October 14th, so enter for a chance to win now!
Happy Friday everyone!
I’m so glad you stopped by today, because…yes, we’re almost there! Just a week and a half to go! Fury of Desire, the next book in the Dragonfury Series, releases on October 15th, and I cannot tell you how excited I am to share this story with you. So I thought…why not celebrate by sharing an excerpt of the book with you ahead of time? This snippet occurs early on in the story and…sigh.
Poor Wick. He’s such a tortured soul, but so brave it breaks my heart. At the beginning of this scene, he’s headed into the Gridiron—a heavy metal nightclub—which is absolutely the last place he wants to be.
I hope you enjoy the read!
FURY OF DESIRE – An excerpt:
Biting down on a snarl, Wick crossed the threshold and stepped into Gridiron. His body rebelled, tensing up hard as the cloying stench of eau de nightclub closed in around him. The unconscious reaction ramped him into the danger zone, making his night vision spark. Trace energy flared, coming at him from all directions. He smothered a grimace. Jesus, he hated this place. Despised the strobe lights and Gothed-out décor. Couldn’t stand the spine-bending beat of death metal pumping through hidden speakers. Or the shuffle and press of too many bodies in too small a space.
Not that any of the humans ever came near him.
None of them were that stupid. Good thing too. In his current frame of mind, he might snap a few in half just to take the edge off. Most males would’ve made a beeline for the bar. Downed a drink to combat the distaste. Maybe even an entire bottle to soothe the aversion and set sail into oblivion. Not him. He never touched the stuff. Never would either.
Alcohol wasn’t his friend. And tonight? Neither was time.
Rolling his shoulders to loosen the tension, Wick turned left. Upscale VIP section, here he came. Humans scattered like bowling pins, doing what they did best . . . getting out of his way. The stairs took him up five treads onto a raised section that overlooked the dance floor. He didn’t bother to look. He knew what lay in that direction. Nothing but the sea of drug-fueled humans pretending they knew how to dance.
Strobe lights flashed overhead, scoring the black walls with bright color.
Wick squinted against the glare and slowed, scoping out the lounge, getting a lay of the land, counting the number of humans struggling to talk over the noise pollution. Wick huffed. Surprise, surprise. A full house again tonight . . . along with more females than he could count. Good pickings for Venom and the other warriors.
Not so hot for him.
Unease ghosted deep, pricking the nape of his neck and . . . shit. There went his hands again. Every time he walked into the place the fuckers went numb. A reaction to the stress? Probably. An early warning sign to get the hell out. Absolutely. Not that he could at the moment. With Venom riding his ass, he needed to see the nightmare though. The faster he finished, the quicker he’d get what he wanted . . . out of the club, back into the street and airborne.
He glanced at the door nearest him. The red glow of the Exit sign perched above it bled into the club, burning twin holes in his retinas. An escape hatch, one that led into the alley behind the club. Temptation grabbed hold, cranking his muscles tight. Thirty seconds. Tops. And he’d be gone.
Too bad cowardice wasn’t a condition he ever accepted.
Backing off—staying hungry—wasn’t an option. Not tonight with his boys at his back and a mission in front of him.
Thanks for taking the time to read a snippet of Fury of Desire. The scene I’ve included is far from over and goes on to reveal some interesting things, so I hope you pick up a copy of Fury of Desire today. To preorder your copy, click here. Any comments or questions? Email me anytime, visit me on Facebook or connect with me on Twitter.
Oh and stay tuned…I’ll be posting ANOTHER excerpt of Fury of Desire next Friday as well!
With FURY OF DESIRE‘s (Dragonfury series, book 4) release just 2 weeks away and FURY OF ICE, the second book in the Dragonfury series, this week’s giveaway on Goodreads, I thought I’d share a little more about frost dragons. So without furter ado, this week on Dragon Tip Tuesday…
Tip #46 – With Fall’s arrival and winter winds on the way, a frost dragon spends more time outside than indoors. So in the spirit of all things frosty (and just in case you’re lucky enough to meet a frost dragon), I thought I’d share a few tips about how to turn one on…
1. Give him the cold shoulder. Frost dragons love a good challenge and nothing gets his attention faster than a chilly disposition.
2. Put him in charge of after hours cocktails. You’ll never want for ice in your glass or anything else when he’s around.
3. Let him give you the shivers. His frosty side will love you for it—all night long.
4. Set the ground rules on his cryogenic talents by whispering: Chill me…thrill me, just please don’t kill me. Then hold on tight. You’re in for an unforgettable ride.
So there you have it. Tuck those tips in your back pocket this winter. You might just get lucky!
TWO weeks and counting until FURY OF DESIRE (Dragonfury series, book 4) releases on October 15th! I can hardly wait, so I decided to do a bunch of giveaways to celebrate. Last week I gave away Fury of Fire, the 1st book in the series. This week, I’m giving away…
FURY OF ICE (Dragonfury series, book 2)!
Three (3) signed copies are up for grabs on Goodreads. The giveaway is open internationally and only until October 7th, so enter for a chance to win now!
This week on Dragon Tip Tuesday…
Tip #45 – With the last days of summer slipping away, we could all use a tall, refreshing cold one. Unfortunately, frost dragons are rare, and the only one I know is mated. A total kick in the pants, and when I grumbled about it, Rikar (Black Diamond’s resident frost dragon) offered some consolation and shared the recipe for his favorite cocktail…
Winter’s First Frost:
1 oz TY KU Sake
1 oz TY KU Soju
½ oz white chocolate liqueur
1 tsp sugar-free vanilla syrup
Combine all in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, pour, and enjoy a frosty cocktail for two!
Only 3 weeks to go until FURY OF DESIRE (Dragonfury series, book 4) is released! In celebration, I’ve decided to do a giveaway on Goodreads each week until release day.
This week three (3) signed copies FURY OF FIRE (Dragonfury series, book 1) are up for grabs. Only 6 days until this giveaway ends and the next starts, so enter now!
P.S. the giveaway is open internationally, so no one gets left out.
It’s Friday! So naturally I’m looking at my to-list and wondering where the week went and why I haven’t gotten more done. Man, sometimes I think I need three of me. But well, since that’s not going to happen, I’d like to pick your brains instead.
Okay…here’s the question:
FURY OF DESIRE comes out in less than a month (yay!). I’ve got some cool giveaways planned in the weeks prior to the book’s release on Oct. 15th. Now I’m toying with putting up a few excerpts from Wick & J.J.’s story before release day. Would you like me to do that?
Leave a comment below and let me know…yes to excerpts or no?
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