#evernighties Blogging Challenge ~ #fear @meganslayer #biggestfear

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I think I covered this one yesterday, so I’ll add another fear that’s not really my biggest, but it’s true. I’m scared of being alone in the woods. I walk in a place that’s not far from my house, but I always bring ID. Why? The trails are in a manner that’s out of the way. People are on them frequently, but if something happened to me, I might be there a while before someone showed up. It freaks me out. I don’t want to be where I can’t get help.

What about you? What’s your biggest fear? It is Halloween, you know.

While you’re here, check out my latest Evernight Publishing novella, book 6 in the Celestial Mates series, Soft Steel.

Soft Steel ~ Celestial Mates book 6 by @meganslayer #gay #gayromance #PNR @evernightpub ~Ever since they shared a bio class 4 years ago, he’s crushed on the sexy man sporting glitter and those sky-high heels. Can they have the love they deserve? https://www.evernightpublishing.com/soft-steel-by-megan-slayer/

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Blogging Challenge ~ Scares! with @meganslayer #scare #halloween

This week’s post is about scares. I’m a chicken. I’ll admit it. I’m not wild about surprises (Don’t give me a surprise party, I’m likely to throat punch you), don’t try to run up behind me and shout (that throat punching thing will happen) and don’t take me to haunted houses. I don’t care what Dick Van Dyke says (he claims it’s delicious to be scared). He’s a nut.

But things that scare me. I could get super deep on this one. I’ve got a hundred phobias. Yeah, won’t go there. But something that scares me.

There’s a story here, so come with me.

When I was a kid, my grandparents owned a farm (they still have the farm, but my dad owns it now). On said farm, there were always critters. Cats, dogs, cows, chickens, pigs…ducks. Now, life has cycles and things die. I’m not wild about death, but in this case, there’s a reason. One particular day, I happened upon a bucket with water. Now, things happen with buckets and no one told me not to look in this one. Needless to say, something had died in the bucket. I won’t get into details, so don’t ask. But that bucket freaked me the hell out. Then there were the poor unfortunate snakes that would slither across the lane. I don’t know why they did, but they did. I’m not afraid of snakes, but the dead ones that were run over by the tractors tended to fascinate me. I don’t know why. Gross, but sad… I wasn’t scared of them, but I had this irrational fear they’d jump up and chase me. Oh yeah, I totally believed in reanimation. So at my grandfather’s funeral (No, I didn’t think he’d jump up and chase me – but I wondered), my brother told a story I’d forgotten. When we were kids, my grandparents had chickens and a rooster. Now as time went on, the chickens declined. Suffice it to say, they met their great reward in chicken heaven. Anyway, the rooster carried on quite a while (I think it’s a mean rooster thing). He finally died and my brother and I weren’t told where he ended up. The chicken coop stayed empty quite a while and one day, my brother got the nerve to look in it because my grandfather told him the rooster was in there–dead. Was he? I have no idea. I didn’t look. But I was right there when my brother looked. He peeked in the little door and my grandfather was not too far behind. When my brother leaned over, my grandfather shouted, ‘LOOK OUT! HE’S GOING TO GET YOU!’

To this day, I don’t deal with death well. Dead critters scare me. I’m convinced they will jump up and get me. It’s silly and probably irrational, but whatever. It’s me.

What about you? What scares you?

While you’re here, check out my Halloween novella, Cat Class.

Cat Class by @meganslayer #halloween #shifter #changelingpress @changelingpress #shortstory ~ This shifter’s got cat class and cat style, but can he win her heart? #PNR #kindleunlimited #kindle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JMK37G5/

You Have Me by @MeganSlayer #contemporary #vampire #bdsm #paranormal #mf

You Have Me by Megan Slayer

Megan Slayer Publications

Contemporary Paranormal Romance

BDSM Romance

Erotic

Novella

Vampires

When the rest of the world crumbles and fails, you have me.

Kynan Laing gave up his mortal soul to the will of the Sources, the ancient beings in charge of the universe. With the sensual grace and speed in his vampire form, he serves in his role as a Protector for the Supernatural world. But the impending war between the Supers and Hunters is heating up. The woman he’s charged to protect is all grown up and the perfect submissive partner he wants. Can he keep his heart under wraps while keeping her safe?


Alexa Mercury doesn’t know why she’s supposed to trust the vampire, but she does. Even when she pushed him away, Kynan watches over her. She craves him like no other and wants to submit body and soul to him, even if he is a Supernatural creature of the night. When circumstances beyond her control force them together, Lexa will have to decide whether to offer her heart to the vampire or risk her very soul.

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EXCERPT:

Copyright © 2018 by Megan Slayer

Kynan closed the door to her room and enfolded her in his arms. He stroked her hair, breathing in the scent of her perfume. Watching her through the window paled in comparison to actually holding her.

“Stay with me tonight.” Lexa’s words curled around his heart. “I need you more than you know.”

“You have me,” he replied. She fit so perfectly against his body, like they’d been fated to be together. He thanked God and the forces who’d thrown them together. He kissed the top of her head. “You’re shaking.” Kynan carried her to the bed and cuddled her on his lap. Was their reuniting too much, too soon? Too bad.

“Don’t peer into my head.” Lexa rubbed his arm.

“I won’t.” Damn it. He’d spent so much time peering into the heads of humans he forgot what it was like to take someone on their word. “Tell me what’s upsetting you?” Besides her scary as hell ex happened to be a hunter and wanted him dead. “I’ll lay down my life for you.”

“You’re dead.” She tipped her gaze to his. His skin tingled from her touch on his arm. Most of the time he felt nothing. Now that he was with her, everything came into sharp focus. Her touch sizzled on his skin, and he longed for his heart to beat for her. He groaned.

“I don’t want to be alone.” Lexa kissed his neck, pressing her face to his jugular. “I want to feel loved, not like I’m a freak.”

“You’ve never been a freak.” Why should she feel that way? Because she liked kinky sex? Because she knew a vampire? Bullshit. “Tell me what you like.”

“You.”

Resisting the Rock Star by @MeganSlayer #contemporary #romance #millionaire #rockstar

Resisting the Rock Star by Megan Slayer

Contemporary Erotic Novel

Rock Star Romance

M/F Pairing

From SuperNova Indie Publishing

What the rock god wants, he gets—including her.

Mason ‘Kross’ Khan left the rock and roll stage to connect with the son he never knew existed. He’s used to electrifying crowds and romancing the ladies. Money’s never been an object. He’s not looking for a relationship, but when he meets the saucy brunette at a club, he’s smitten. Danya’s perfect—curvy, smart and has no idea he’s a giant in the music industry. The one-night stand is just what he needs and he’s convinced he’ll never see Danya again—until he attends conference night at the local high school. 

Danya Littrell isn’t just his one-night stand. She’s also his son’s art teacher and the woman who sparks his muse. Can he balance parenthood, a relationship with Danya and his music career? Or will his secrets be too much for the relationship to withstand? 

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“What if this guy could love you? What if he’s not like Harry? You passed him by.” Kelly turned Danya around. “You had the balls to speak to him and have a dance. Harness those balls and give this guy a shot.”

“Mason,” she mumbled. His name sounded good on her lips. He looked like a Mason. He also struck her as exotic but approachable.

“Who?”

“His name is Mason.” She’d spoken to him when she’d thought she had no chance. Before she could cross the room, he and Michelle joined her and Kelly.

Michelle grinned. She leaned into him and tipped her chin. Danya suppressed a groan. The woman didn’t have to be so smug. She’d been friends with Michelle since the third grade, and Michelle never ceased to remind Danya she was the top dog. Danya was the designated unpretty friend.

“Ladies, this is Mason,” Michelle said. “He’s new-ish in town.”

Kelly rested her hands on her hips. “Michelle, aren’t you supposed to be meeting Craig here tonight?”

“We split,” Michelle snapped. “I want to introduce you to Mason.” She turned to him. “You’ve met Danya, and this is Kelly. She’s married.”

“Or she just enjoys sporting big-ass diamonds to ward off approaching men,” Danya muttered.

Kelly snorted. “Justin will love that when I tell him. He spent two grand on a diamond that’s just there to ward off men. Nice.” She stuck out her right hand to Mason. “It’s nice to meet you.” She turned back to Michelle. “Craig texted me and said he’s on his way.”

“Kelly.” Michelle glared at her. “A word?”

Danya stifled a chuckle. Kelly always knew when to stand up to bullies. While Kelly and Michelle went outside to discuss Kelly’s comments, Mason remained with Danya.

“She’s pissed,” Mason said.

“That’s nothing. You’ve never seen her when she’s truly upset. Hell hath no fury like a Michelle annoyed.” Danya shrugged. “She thinks all men are at her disposal.”

“Then it’s a good thing she’s got a boyfriend—I think. I kind of feel bad for him.” Mason bumped shoulders with her. “Makes asking you out a lot easier, though. I meant what I said, and I liked our dance. Want to dance again?” He didn’t give her a chance to argue. He tugged her to the dance floor a second time. “Nice dodge, though.” He half-grinned. “I’d think you were trying to palm me off.”

“No.” Oh God. Ignoring her hadn’t been his intention. “I not good at palming anyone off or having much courage, but if I were at my job, I’d be able to say what I needed to say without a problem. When I’m in the wild, I’m horrible.”

“You seem fine to me.” He held her close once again. “You seem pretty great.”

She tipped her head to the side to look at him. His eyes flashed, then he captured her mouth in a kiss. Electricity shot from her head to her toes. She pressed against him. She’d never been kissed so deeply. Sparks centered in her pussy. He threaded his fingers into her hair and held her tight without crushing her. When he broke the connection, her knees quaked. She sagged into him.

“Damn.” He smiled. “Better than I thought.”

She wanted to say something snappy, but the words weren’t there. Instead, she settled for honesty. “For me, too.”

She draped her arms around his neck. She didn’t want to leave the dance floor or for the night to end. She could almost hear Kelly encouraging her to leave with him and live a little. He hadn’t asked her to go home with him, but the better part of her wanted that to happen.

“I can’t offer you forever, but I want to give you tonight,” he said. He kissed her again then cupped her jaw in both hands. “Very much so.”

“Who needs forever when one night can be everything?”

The Sweetest October by @meganslayer #sweet #octoberromance #romance

The Sweetest October By Megan Slayer

Contemporary Holiday Romance

Heat Level: Sweet

Novel

Megan Slayer Publications

Love and Halloween are an odd couple, but they can be the best means to heal a broken heart. 


Allison Prince never planned on leaving her job with the Waite Gazette, but when the chance to discover her past comes along, she can’t say no. She’s determined to learn about her grandmother and make the advice in her column more relatable. With her rescue dog, Woofy, beside her, she sets out to learn as much as she can about Hallowsville, Ohio. 


Erik Greene doesn’t believe in love and isn’t fond of Halloween. He’s convinced his broken heart won’t heal—until he meets Allison and visits the local animal shelter. He doesn’t want a journalist snooping around Hallowsville. But Allison isn’t all she seems and the pup at the shelter proves love is possible. 


Can he open his heart to new opportunities and chase the love of his life? Or is he destined to be the Dandy Devil of Hallowsville all alone? 

 
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EXCERPTS:

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Margaret returned. She slid the tray of unbaked cookies into the hot oven. “I noticed we have a new addition to town.” She stood. “Seems like a nice girl.” She offered up a cardboard box. “Here’s the other coil.”

“Thanks.” He opened the flaps. “Margaret, please don’t try to fix me up with Allison or Ella Mae or anyone else.”

“Who said I did that?” Margaret set the timer. “Did she say something? That girl. I asked her to help me today. I’m behind, not trying to find you a date.”

“Then I’m sorry.” He bolted the new coil into place. He didn’t understand why the people of Hallowsville wanted him to move on. The break-up with Tracey just about broke him. He didn’t want another girlfriend. Yes, Allison was pretty and if she hadn’t been a reporter, he might have asked her out for one night. But Allison had the power to embarrass Hallowsville if she desired and to make her name with the article. Maybe he was in the wrong, but he didn’t want to see his town shamed by an investigative reporter.

“Almost done?” Margaret asked. “I could use the extra space to do double batches and catch up.”

“Yeah.” He finished the last connection, then backed out of the cavernous space. “Try it. If we have heat, you’re in business.”

“Awesome.” She twisted the knob and the coil glowed. “Works. Yes.” She threw her arms around him. “Thank you.”

“It’s all in a day’s work.” He brushed the flour off his knees and stood. “Get those cookies done, but I expect a freebie when I come through during the parade.”

“One?” She laughed. “How about a dozen? You can take a few to the new girl and make a better impression.” She paused. “Yes, Delilah said you were a tad brusque.”

“I might have been.” He shrugged. “She threw me off my game.”

“I know.” She elbowed him. “Have you been down to the animal shelter lately?”

“No.” Should he?

“My sister says there’s a new dog there that might be up your alley. Shy little thing. Sweet-natured,” Margaret said. “I know you want a guard dog, but this one is so adorable.”

“A small dog?” He hadn’t put much thought into adopting a dog. He had his work at the welcome center. Would a dog fit in? Wreck the place? Was he ready for a companion? Would having a dog impress Allison? He paused. What was he thinking? He didn’t have to impress her and shouldn’t be considering such.

“Just go down there. Check out the dogs. One will speak to you.” She rubbed his shoulder. “Promise, but you have to go. Please?”

“Will do.” He grabbed his tools and headed out of the bakery. Take Allison cookies? No way. He refused to get close to a reporter—no matter how much he might like her. Not a chance. Go to the shelter? Why not? What could go wrong?

EXCERPT 2

©2018 Megan Slayer, All Rights Reserved

“I knew about you long before your emails, even if I didn’t realize I did.”

“Erik?” He had to have said something. He hated her.

“Mr. Surly?” Delilah laughed and shook her head. “No.”

“Does he ever smile?” She toyed with the class covering the counter. “Or would that break his face?”

“He’s good at distant.”

“Too bad. He’s cute.” She hadn’t wanted to blurt that out. “But petulant.”

Delilah’s brows rose and she stopped laughing. “Remember the cute comment when you’ve fallen in love with him and he doesn’t return your feelings. Trust me. He’s cute, but he’s a handful very few women want to take on.”

“He can be all the cute he wants. I can tell you he won’t make a move.”

“Why wouldn’t he ask you out?” Delilah asked. “You’re adorable. It runs in the family, you know. We’re all adorable.”

“Compared to you and the other women I’ve seen, I’m nothing great. I’m short, curvy and not perfect,” Allie said. She knew her limits. Her exes liked to remind her as to where she could improve. Erik would be the same. “Why aren’t you with him? Or are you? You make a handsome couple.”

“Erik? No.” Delilah rewrapped a spool of ribbon around the cardboard. “He’s not my type, but I’ve dated him. It was a disaster.” She tapped the spool on the counter. “You’re more his type.”

“No thanks.” She refused to even try when she had the feeling she’d be shot down on the first date.

“Well, don’t think you’ll cure him. He’s beyond help.”

“I don’t know what you mean, but I won’t.”

“Remember that.”

“I’m not looking to date anyone. I dumped my boyfriend right before I left because I found out he’d cheated on me. I don’t have time to go through that again. Plus, once the month-long trip down memory lane is over, I’m back at the Gazette.” So she’d slipped and said she was home. So what? The word change was a simple goof-up. Nothing more.

“We don’t have a paper here in Hallowsville,” Delilah said.

“Okay?” She didn’t understand. “You share one with the next town over? The county?”

“Nope.” Delilah put the ribbon down. “You are an Astor. You’ve got the right to stick around and since you’re in the newspaper business, you’d know how to run one. Why not stay a while after the month and give us a newspaper? There’s still a press and once people found out we had a paper again, you’d have business.”

“I write columns, not oversee publications.” Running a newspaper? Half the time she struggled with balancing her checkbook. The thought of accounts, advertising, stories…she’d sink in weeks.

“You helped run the student paper in college.”

“It was a free paper and mostly used by the students to line bird cages and for house-breaking dogs.” Her heart sank. “I don’t know anything about the day-to-day operations of a paper.”

“It’s not like you’d be running it alone.” Delilah left her stool and retrieved three spools of ribbon from the other end of the counter. “Hallowsville is a remarkable place. When we see a need, we find a way to fill it and come together while doing so. You might be better at running the paper than you think.”

“Delilah.” No matter what she said, she wouldn’t change her cousin’s mind.

“I hope you rethink the paper, but I really hope you stick to your gut feeling concerning Erik.”

Molten Steel by @meganslayer #contemporary #romance #nathaliahotelseries

Molten Steel By Megan Slayer

A Nathalia Hotel Novella

Novella

Contemporary

M/F, Anal Sex

Breaking down was never this freeing.


Rory Speedle charms the world and rocks the stage with his band, Disaster Transport. He’s dealt with ex-girlfriends, overzealous fans and letters from a stalker, but nothing has prepared him for his next concert date. When the tour bus catches fire on the outskirts of Dallas, he loses more than just his instruments. His desire to create music is gone and he believes his hope is next. Then he meets Cady Hollister and everything changes. She inspires him and stokes his desire. 


Cady knows the handsome rock and roller won’t be in town long. He’s only at her hotel until the band bus is replaced. Still, he makes her feel like a woman again—sexy, desirable and beautiful. He claims he wants her in his life as more than a passing fancy. Can he convince her to five him a try or will his fame keep them from finding the love they both deserve?


Love could be his salvation, if he’s willing to work for the woman he wants. 

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Craving His Roar by @meganSlayer #PNR #Gay #gayromance #shifters

Craving His Roar By Megan Slayer

Sanctuary, Book 12

Paranormal Contemporary Romance

M/M, Anal Sex

Novella

SuperNova Indie Publishing

Jesse’s never stayed in one place for very long. Being a lynx shifter, he enjoys a solitary life. Then, like a bad joke, the lynx shifter walks into the bar to listen to a cover band. The singer isn’t anything he expects, but everything he desires. But can a human and shifter make a relationship work?
 

Colin knows two things: he wants a life beyond the Mad Dog bar and for his band, the Full Collins Experience, to play more than just Phil Collins cover songs. The moment he sees Jesse, he’s smitten. He knows nothing about shifters, but his heart craves Jesse. There’s no guarantee the twosome will go beyond the bedroom, but Colin’s willing to try.
 

Can the loner really find a mate? Will his mate be everything he craves? Or will the human run the other way?

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EXCERPT:

©Megan Slayer, 2018, All Rights Reserved

“Will you stay? Listen to the last set? Please?”

“Me?” Who else, dumb ass?

“Well, yeah. I didn’t send you a beer because I’m the welcoming committee. I did it because you’re hot and new. I’ve learned to move fast rather than be left behind,” Colin said. “So? Are you sticking around?”

“Aren’t you a cocky bastard? Behind that GQ smile is the heart of a cold-blooded heartbreaker.” Jesse laughed. “I wasn’t planning on sticking around, but you’ve got me thinking otherwise.”

“Yeah?” Colin’s grin widened. “You won’t regret it.”

“Probably not.”

“I’ll sing for you.” His eyes sparkled. “I will.”

“Nah.” He wasn’t the type anyone sang for or to. He tended to instill fear and put off people.

“No?” Colin held up a finger. “I need to go. Please come back inside. I want to see you when I’m singing.”

“I’m more of an open-air kind of guy. I’ll be here by my bike. I can listen from this point, and I’ll hear you. Do what makes you happy.” Since when had he started sounding like a motivational poster? “I’ll wait.”

“Then I’ll sing extra loud so I know you can hear me.” Colin surged up to Jesse. “By the way, I’m gay, single, clean and attracted to you. If you asked me to come home with you, I’d go in a heartbeat.” He batted his lashes then kissed Jesse on the cheek. “See you in forty-five minutes.”

Jesse wanted to move, but how? With Colin so close and the lynx scratching him up inside, what was he supposed to do? He grasped the front of Colin’s jacket and kept him close. “I’ll be here.”

“Good.” Colin kissed him, but this time on the mouth. He lingered another moment, brushed his nose along Jesse’s then pulled away.

Jesse stared at the place where Colin had been and massaged his temples. What the hell? Two hours ago, he’d wanted to remain a solitary man. He had no desire to have someone in his life. He could beat off at home. But now? Now, he stood outside of the bar waiting on GQ Colin to finish his cover song set list. What was worse, his lynx approved. Jesse had to be slipping. He wasn’t drawn to forward men, but something about Colin spoke to him. Colin was so different and handsome…and confident. Part of Jesse wanted to be appalled by Colin’s forwardness. The rest of him wanted to give into the lynx and mark the human as his own.