Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A New Fairy Tale Erotica Novella

Catharina Shields © 2012
All Rights Reserved

(18+) ~ An Erotic Adult Fairy Tale . . .

In 12th century Britain, an unfortunate young man, born with frightening deformities, is forced to live his life in the shadows of his father's great manse.

Terrifying all who would look upon him, he is destined to lead a life of loneliness and exile, hidden away from the world while dreaming of love. Born during the magical bewitching hour, can magic be his salvation and change his unfortunate fate?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Last Giveaway for Blood, Lust & Spawns

Beginning October 9th and ending November 3rd, I will be featured at Laurie's Thoughts & Reviews.

Laurie will host a giveaway for my latest paranormal romantica novel, "Blood, Lust & Spawns" where you can win a signed print copy and matching bookmarker. This giveaway is open to international participants.
If you've entered the previous giveaway and did not win, you now get a second chance!

Please click on the image above and read my Guest Post, a lengthy excerpt of "Blood, Lust & Spawns", and leave a comment sharing with us who your favorite or least favorite vampire character is and why to enter the giveaway.
I wish you all good luck!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Congratulations to the Winners of the "Blood, Lust & Spawns" Giveaway!

Thank you so much for participating in my "Blood, Lust & Spawns" Paperback + Bookmarker Giveaway, and many thanks to all the people who have joined my site and helped breathe life into it. This means a great deal to me.

The winners have been chosen by an independent panel of five people who have volunteered to pick the three comments they liked the best. They took their ever-loving time returning their results to me, though, but I forgive you all because I know it wasn't easy! <3 <3 <3

As a head's up, for those who haven't received the Winner's E-mail that had been sent out late Friday night, October 5, 2012, you still have a chance to win a signed paperback copy. There will be another giveaway, this time hosted by Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews with Paranormal Element, beginning October 9th, 2012 - that's this Tuesday. Come Tuesday, please click on the link above and you can enter that giveaway for a second chance to win a crisp, brand-spanking-new, signed paperback copy + matching bookmark.
I wish you all good luck!

Also, this Tuesday, my new paranormal adult fairytale romance,
"Bewitching Hour"
will be available this coming Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
I apologize for the delay, but I decided to lengthen the original
short story into a novella.
But it's still going to be available before Halloween!
this is a highly erotic, explicitly written story, but it is a fairytale romance first and foremost. An excerpt and a giveaway is forthcoming, but in short, this story is a beauty and beast type of fairytale for adults (wink-wink) with oodles of magic, redemption, love, lust, and a happily ever after - just in time for Hallow's Eve!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Blood, Lust & Spawns Paperback Giveaway is closed.

Giveaway: First Book in the Blood, Lust & Spawns Trilogy + Bookmarkers

I am giving away three (3) signed copies of the first book in my newest erotic Paranormal Romance trilogy, Blood, Lust & Spawns, with matching bookmarkers.

Here is an excerpt:
Blood, Lust & Spawns (Volume 1)
She gasped when she heard him and snapped around to find him standing inside the door. She was one hundred percent certain she’d locked the damn thing, too!
“You might not know it on a conscious level,” he continued, “but your instincts have brought you right where you want to be.”
“No,” she said, shaking her head. “That’s not true. You tricked me. You tricked me!”
“You know that’s not true. You know deep in your heart you’re right where you choose to be,” he said as he moved toward her.
She stepped back only to find the backs of her knees touch the foot end of the four post bed. She gasped as she snapped her head around and saw the giant bed as if it were waiting for her. “That’s not true.” She snapped her head around and looked at him. “I just wanted to get away from you. I just wish I could wake up from this fucking dream already—” she abruptly stopped with a gasp when she realized he now stood completely naked in front of her. “You’re-You’re—”
 “There aren’t any clothes in my resting place,” he said.
Suddenly the zippers and buttons of her sculpt-overs snatched loose and opened. With a gasp, she quickly tried to stop them, but before she could, her clothes rapidly peeled off her body, her boot laces came untied, and her prudish white underwear ripped off her hips while she frantically tried to cover herself with her hands.
Behind her, the drapes of the four-post came alive, and they shot out and wrapped around her wrists, neck, and waist before she made a cry when she was suddenly snatched back onto the black satin covers of the bed. The two black drapes at the foot end posts came alive, and whipped around her knees before they were pulled slowly wide as she suddenly began to struggle against them in earnest—modesty be damned!
“Stop this! STOP THIS!!”
“It’s time to wake up Helena,” he called softly to her by the foot end as his fierce gaze roamed slowly down her naked, struggling body. He savored each and every inch of her nakedness, fueling the fires of his ancient blood that rapidly engorged his rising shaft as it rose like a proud, pale spear from a nest of golden curls.
“Don’t you fucking dare! Don’t you fucking come closer! Don’t you fucking TOUCH ME!” her voice dropped, ending in deep, unnatural snarls.
Hearing it, he shot up his fierce eyes as he watched her “awaken”, as the vampire inside her rose in defense. He watched as her fierce spitting eyes flashed brightly, glowing unnaturally bright and green. Her lips pulled back in a ferocious snarl, baring her four extending canines that were flashing in the dark while she struggled violently against her silken restraints. The drapes seemed unbreakable, holding her put even though she continued to fight fiercely against them, but the more she fought, it seemed, the tighter they became.
He walked over to the side of the bed hearing her heart pounding in her rapidly rising and falling chest, making her breasts jiggle. He extended his lean hand and lowered his burning gaze to follow it as he stroked the soft, warm curves of her female body, touching her well out of reach of her fangs. She was snapping at him, trying to wound him with her fangs—fangs that could kill any male vampire no matter how superior he thought he was, and he had to be very careful. Then his flat hand paused just beneath her navel.
He could feel the warm life churning inside her womb. He could feel its awesome power.
But Helena, the vampire, was acting differently than the hybrid creature from times before. The difference was . . . she wasn’t in heat now. Her scent was still heavily human, less vampire, and it was in this state when she was the least willing and most unpredictable. He knew she’d fight hard to protect herself. He didn’t know how strong she could be, though.
{end of excerpt}

Rules for the Blood, Lust & Spawns Giveaway

This giveaway begins on Thursday, September 13 and ends on Thursday, October 4, 2012.

Winners will be notified on Friday, October 5, 2012.

Giveaway is open to international participants.

1) You need to join this blog to enter. If you have a blog, I will join yours as well.
2) Leave a comment what you thought about the above excerpt. A separate panel will see which three comments are the most interesting so please be creative!
3) Please don't forget to include your e-mail address. I'll need to know where I can contact you should you win. All information you submit will not be sold or given away or used in any other way than for this particular giveaway.
That's it! Simple, isn't it?

Thank you for your interest and I wish you all good luck!

(Please scroll down to leave a comment. Don't forget your e-mail addy!)

Friday, August 24, 2012

It's here! (Update in blue)

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Finally, after such a long time and many rewrites (I wanted to get the story juuuuuuust right), the first book to my Blood, Lust & Spawns trilogy is available exclusively and for FREE at Amazon. After November 22, 2012, it will be available at all the other sites.

I have decided to make this rather long story into a trilogy because, well, there are three main characters.

It is an erotic paranormal romance for adults that will contain erotic vampires, menage a trois (sort of), adult language, action and adventure, drama, and plenty of intrigue.

The (sort of) menage a trois is a new concept for me, but I felt it fit right in with the story based on the vampire characters, and I hope you'll agree.

I've designed an image of the three characters as I see them in my mind's eye when I write. You can see below. They're standing in front of Helena's brick loft house building. I had created this image for the back cover of the paperback version of the book that is due out around August 29, 2012 when it will be up for sale is now available here. It's also hyperlinked on its dedicated page (see tab above). I hope you like it. :-)
Xavier, Helena, and Alex
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Last Part to "Of Vinegar and Honey" is done!

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As you could see in the previous post, I had been working on Part 12 to Of Vinegar and Honey and I had promised it would follow Part 11 soon after it was e-published.
Well, it was about a week since Part 11 has been e-published, and the final part to Of Vinegar and Honey is now available at Smashwords and Amazon.

I.O.W., it's finally finished!
I'm considering putting all 12 parts in a single e-book, too. I want to do this for those who haven't read the story. I'd only put it out in parts this way because I know some of you have already read most of them and only wanted the parts that I hadn't published before.
But it would be easier for me to combine all 12 parts into a single e-book and paperback for blog reviewers (if and when I can find them!) to review Of Vinegar and Honey in its entirety. I guess it makes it easier on them.
Since Smashwords is a distributor of e-books and I've joined their premium catalogue, all my e-books are available at Kobo, Sony, Barnes&Noble, Diesel Books, and others. Of course, since Parts 11 & 12 are very new, it will take time for these sites to offer them, but I believe Barnes&Noble already has Part 11 up - which is very quick!
So, this is just a short announcement that I have finally finished Of Vinegar and Honey, and I hope, should you purchase your own copy(copies), you'll enjoy reading the story as much as I've enjoyed writing it. If not, or if you do, you can e-mail me or leave a comment right here.
Thank you all for your continued support of this Indie Author!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Part 11, Second to Last Part of the OV&H saga is available

The end is near! Or, at least, the end of the long Of Vinegar and Honey story is. Just now, on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, I've e-published Part 11 of OV&H to Smashwords and Amazon. It is already available at both sites for a mere $0.99 so don't forget to get yours!

I'm currently working on Part 12, the final part entitled "Honegar", to OV&H. I've already designed the book cover for this last part as you can see to your right. After I've e-published the final part, I'll begin working on copyediting and formatting OV&H for paperback publishing. When that's completed, I intend to do a giveaway of three paperback copies with matching bookmarkers. I've already designed the bookmarkers and they're really nice!

Since the story is so long, I guess I'll have to use a smaller font for the paperback version. That way, I can keep the price as low as possible.

I haven't forgotten my other work (Only You, for example), but I really want to get OV&H finished and since I'm close to the finish line, I'm all pumped up to get'r done!  

Friday, July 27, 2012

Updated Through Time Indefinite Book cover

Well, as the heading of this post says, I've decided to update the book cover of my very first e-published and paperback published book, the erotic Time Travel Romance, "Through Time Indefinite". I guess I thought, as my skill at designing book covers grows, my book covers should reflect that. So, here it is!

If your browser allows for it, you can click on the image to enlarge it.

I've nearly completed Part 11 to the Of Vinegar and Honey saga entitled "Promise", and I hope it will be worth the wait. Part 12, and the final part to this series, will follow soon after.

As mentioned in my previous post, I've also redesigned the book cover for Of Vinegar and Honey and I plan to do a giveaway in celebration of finally finishing one of the longest stories I've ever written!

I plan to give away THREE PAPERBACK BOOKS of Of Vinegar and Honey with matching bookmarkers. I've already designed the bookmarkers and I really like them! The moment I've created them, I'll take a picture and post it here. The giveaway will be in the month of August 2012 and held right here after paperback publishing.
I'll be posting the details for it soon before the giveaway. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Ch. 11 "Of Vinegar and Honey", Last Ch. to "Cursed & Coveted", Next Ch. "Only You"

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Yes, yes, yes! Busy! Busy! BusyI'm writing on three different stories at the same time, but luckily, most of "Only You" and "Of Vinegar and Honey" has already been written and it's a matter of editing, fleshing out, and copyediting.

For those readers who have purchased all Parts of "Of Vinegar and Honey" thank you! I really appreciate it.

Part 11: "Promise", Of Vinegar and Honey:I've been asked by a few readers when Part 11 will be out. I'm working very hard to add to the story since the final part, Part 12, has already been written and I need to expand on Part 11. I'm trying very hard to get it out as quickly as possible because Part 12 will follow right behind it, and then I'll combine all parts, break it down into chapters, format it, and submit the entire story as a paperback book using the book cover as you can see on its dedicated page here.

"Promise" will have you follow Madelaine as she's taken to the hospital and no one seems to be able to get her to wake up from her very strange coma. It shows Rory as a frustrated but relentless champion at her side as he does everything within his power, even his soul, to bring her back to him. This part also pits the two very important men in her life who both believe she belongs to them, with an angry Rory O'Dell visiting an incarcerated Bishop Reid as they play mind games. Guess who'll come out the victor? ;-)

Only You - the next chapter will continue to show the inner battle Elise is waging between her love and loyalty for her husband and her growing affection for Reece. Things don't get any easier for her, but Reece finally bites the bullet and comes clean come hell or high water. This will be the second to last chapter of this story. There'll be one  more chapter, and then this story comes to a, I hope, agreeable and enjoyable end.

Cursed and Coveted will be finalized during this same time. Upon the request of a very kind and wonderful woman, I will post the last part to Cursed and Coveted on the sites for some time as I prepare it for e-book and paperback publishing. Then I'll remove it and begin posting a new shapeshifter/werewolf story, "Rogue House" to replace it.

If you want to see the dedicated page for Cursed and Coveted, please click on its tab at the top. You'll get a preview of the book cover I've settled on for it. Let me know what you think!
And as always . . . this post is subject to change at any time so check back often!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Next Chapter to "Only You" & New "Blood, Lust & Spawns" Book Cover Design

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     As the title of this post says, I've submitted the next chapter to Only You to both sites. For Lit, you know this will take a few days. For SOL, it's usually much quicker, possibly tomorrow morning. It's another LONG chapter, but I hope you'll enjoy it. So far, the story is doing quite well at both sites, and I can't thank you all enough! Please don't forget to vote and let me know how you liked the latest chapter.
     I'm nearly finished with editing Blood, Lust & Spawns.
   I've redesigned the book cover and I like this one better than the original (see original in the post below).
     There's really not that much change except for a subtitle, There's a lot changed, but I like this one a great deal more because of the images I have for the book trailer. The other one was more difficult to find the right images for. I hope you like this one, too.
     You can see it to your right. I don't know if all engines support it, but if you have Google Chrome, you can click on the image to enlarge it so you can have a better look.
     It will be available as an e-book (and paperback) on Amazon, Smashwords, and Bibliocracy very soon, hopefully this weekend, but I can't say for sure. Smashwords is pretty quick, but Amazon takes a little more time as does Bibliocracy. When the link is hot, I'll add it to BL&S's dedicated page.
     I also plan to create a book trailer for it that I'll post here as well as at my Amazon Author's page and although the jury is still out whether book trailers help promote the book, it's fun to make.
     As always, this post is subject to change. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Blood, Lust & Spawns

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I'm currently working on and preparing "Blood, Lust & Spawns" (or BL&S for short) for e-book and paperback publishing. I have been contemplating doing this for some time, but I just couldn't find the time to get down to it.
Obviously, I have now.
For BL&S readers, you'll notice I have removed the series from the accounts because, for one, it was horribly edited. I have to tell ya, I was pretty ashamed after re-reading it when it was still online.
And reason number two, I need to make a few changes to the storyline. For a little more information about this story, you can click on the tab above that will take you to the dedicated page.
I also plan on making a book trailer for it. I already have chosen the perfect song for it. Now all I'll just need to do is get the material together to make the 60-second trailer. I'll upload it to my YouTube Channel once it's finished.

I've put a hold on Fleur, A Shy Flower Blossoms because, truthfully, I've just run out of steam for it for the moment. I promise to get back to it when I feel the inspiration, but at the moment, I just don't "feel" it. That's always the problem with writing fiction. I have to feel inspired or it just doesn't work! Of course, I'll be changing the image on my Lit account to reflect the book cover for BL&S instead of Fleur.

Only You ~ I'm finished with editing Ch. 4 to Only You, but I need to "comb through" my work to make sure I present the best possible version. Dang. I really need to write shorter chapters. On the other hand, there's limited space on the online accounts so I try to get as much of the story in a single "chapter" as I possibly can. After having read the horribly edited BL&S, and feeling pretty damn ashamed for even putting it out there, I want to make sure I present only my best work to the best of my ability to avoid future embarrassment. I hope ya'll understand. :-) 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Chapter 3 (or 2 if you're from SOL) has been submitted.

It's going to be a loooong chapter to read, so brace yourself! Don't ask me why I felt the need to make the chapter so long, though. I couldn't tell ya! I guess it just turned out that way. I'm already working on Ch. 4 (3 for SOL) and, hopefully, this one won't be as long as the previous chapter.

Blood, Lust & Spawns: Some of you have asked me when I'll finish Blood, Lust & Spawns, but I'm not going to continue with it until I've made the many corrections that it needs. Now that I look back, I'm kind of ashamed I'd even put out a story with so many grammatical errors! I know there isn't a book or story out there someone, somewhere won't find errors in (even the traditionally published books, btw), but I want to put out only my best possible work. Anyway, until I've updated the previous chapters to BL&S, there will be no newer ones posted.

Of Vinegar and Honey: I'm currently writing Chapter 11 and hope to have it done soon. It will be offered as a $0.99 cents e-book, though, but it will be offered at Amazon, Smashwords, and now Bibliocracy as well! Bibliocracy is a new distributor I've teamed up with to offer my e-books although they only carry it in EPUB (which I have) and MOBI (whatever that is). The good thing is, you get them both for one price.

I want to thank all of you for your wonderful feedback for Only You. I'm a bit puzzled by the low voting score it's getting at Lit, but the feedback has been nothing but positive and enthusiastic, and I can't thank you enough.

And very special thanks to those who have purchased my e-books. I really appreciate it that you consider my work interesting enough to help support my endeavor as an Indie Author/Publisher. As you know, it takes a lot of time to put an e-book out there from proofing, editing, copyediting, and designing the book covers, it all falls on me to do the best I can. My sales have been rising and I know it's because of you all. Thank you so much.

(this post is subject to change ~ if necessary)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Added tabs to other stories I'm currently writing.

          As you can see, I've updated the Through Time Indefinite page and have added two new ones: Earth Angel and Only You. Since I've already posted the first seven chapters of Earth Angel and am quickly posting installments to Only You, I thought it should get it's own page here.
          Of course, everything in this post is subject to change when I get new information or when the mood hits me.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Welcome to the blog for my more spicier stories

          This site is, obviously, under construction. But I've opened it to blog about story/book updates - and some kvetching - for my work since it's my goal is to write for both PG-13 & 18+ audiences.
          Should I post anything with adult content that goes beyond what's reasonable for public eyes, I'll enable the adult content warning, but I want to try and not do that since all my stories are romance/action and adventure with some adult content rather than purely adult content orientated with some romance/action and adventure.
          My original blog is appropriate for all ages and I've connected this one to it. I want to be able to offer all my stories since I write different genres and content. Here you'll find excerpts for my more "spicier" ones.
          I'm thinking about offering my stories both in YA format and 18+ format since they lend themselves to be able to do that. I want to be able to offer books that both a parent and their children can read. This what I want to use this blog for: to ensure that any book I present in the PG-13 range can also be offered to 18+.
          Anyway, we'll see how that goes.
          Thank you for stopping by!
(until my next post, this post is subject to change as the mood hits me ;-) )