Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year! 1/11/11

Happy New Year Blog Hoppers! Your on your way at a chance to win a KINDLE! Thanks to everyone who has supported my writing endeavor and I hope to share more SINS novel stories with you in the coming year! Don't forget to join us for the Author's Chat on Jan 2nd at 7:00 EST. Add yourself as a follower of this blog for upcoming author interviews. I've posted a new Nightwalker story below to go along with the photo to whet your appetite!

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a free copy of Nightwalker, A Leah Wolfe SINS Novel. The first book in the series!

Don't forget to check back in here at at for updates on the release of the second book in the series!

photo compliments of Aaron Rohde

Our tongues danced together and I revelled in the taste of Justin, and, more importantly, the sweet taste of victory.

Finally! I thought to myself and quivered in anticipation. By the time Justin opens his eyes and realizes that he has just sealed his fate, and fulfilled my destiny, it will too late.

Too late for his pathetic girlfriend, Chloe; well ex-girlfriend, thanks to my meddling; to reclaim Justin and definitely too late for Justin to withhold his power of sight from me any longer.

I cracked my eyelid open, just enough to see Alicia and Elijah, toasting in the New Year, one that would have solidified their place in this dominion had I not been able to secure Justin and his gift as my bloodslave. It is too late for them too.

And Artemis, poor misguided Artemis. He sat at the bar alone, holding his glass of scotch securely in his hand. The last drink he would ever imbibe.

In moments the final bell will strike, heralding The First Year, 1/11/11, my year. The lights will be swallowed by darkness. Then Artemis’ blood too will be shed. I’ll open his carotid artery with my fangs and swallow every drop, savor it as his blood pulses into me, the warm power seeping into my own veins.

I felt the muscles in Justin’s neck twitch at the same moment that the sensation crept down my spine. Shit!

My eyes flew wide, searching the crowd for the only two people on this planet that could ruin me.


Then a sliver of light, just enough for me to see the blood.

Only it wasn’t me swallowing Artemis’ precious blood. It was my blood, flowing crimson down my chest as I lie in the back room of the bar with only a window to show me the outer room. The outer room where Alicia and Elijah stood flanking Artemis. Bear and Mouse, ever the faithful bodyguards, protecting them all.
And Justin, embracing Chloe. Damn!

“How did you know?” I turned my head back as far as I could, still only able to see a small portion of Ian’s face. Leah stepped into my view and then I knew the answer to my own question.

“It was of no use for you to try and separate us.” Ian shared a look with Leah that I could only guess at. “It doesn’t matter who tries.” He kept his eyes on her as they swirled blue-black with pinpoints of light blazing in them. “It cannot be done. We are bound together.”

Leah sighed. Whether in defeat or acceptance I could not tell.

“Besides Victoria.” He flashed a sinister smile, exposing his own fangs. “I could smell your evil stench anywhere.” Ian turned those dark eyes back on me. They would likely be the last things I ever saw. Unless-,

The lights flickered...

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  1. The book sounds great!! If I don't win I'll sure by it, someway or another. Thanks
    Melissa Sanchez Dempsey

  2. OH.... you are new to me... But your book looks like it will be really really good....
    I would love a chance to win...
    Thank you...
    Happy New Year 2011....

    Kelly M

  3. Always looking for something fresh to read. This looks great! Happy New Year!

  4. Thanks Rhonda for participating in the Hop.
    Happy New Year.
    Carol L

  5. Happy New Year, looking forward to more of your books during the new year.

  6. Okay, that was a totally different story than I was expecting LOL. Happy New Year!

  7. Really enjoyed your story. Happy New Year.
    Sue Brandes

  8. Sounds great! Happy New Years!

  9. Happy New Year! I'm so glad you all dropped by!

  10. Great Story. Thanks and Happy New Year

  11. Happy New Year!!! I love the scenario you came up with.

  12. Oooh, so sinister. Nice twist to the normal routine.

  13. Great blog post! Happy New Year :)

  14. Happy New Year!
    Fascinating story! I am an huge paranormal romance fan and look forward to reading more of your work.

  15. Wow. What a world created in just a few short paragraphs! I can't do that...

  16. Enjoyed your story and take on the pic..

    Happy New Year...

  17. How intriguing that sounds! A very different take on that photo from the others.

    Have a very Happy 2011! And I look forward to your new releases in the new year!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  18. Great story! I've already read your book and I loved it!!!
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  19. Hi great short!!! You are a new author to me but I look forward to checking out more of your work :)

    Happy New Year

  20. Thanks Yadkny! I have your review framed on my wall! I'm so glad you enjoyed Nightwalker!

  21. Wow, that was great and am dying to know what happens next. I can't wait to check out your work

  22. Great take on the picture.

    Happy New Year!

    Cindy W.


  23. I like it. It was great.


  24. Different version...I enjoyed it and using my imagination to finish

  25. Mmmm... Great snippet, Rhonda! And happy 2011!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  26. Wishing you all the best this year.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  27. Great little story, your book sounds fab, Happy New Year


  28. fascinating short story. Happy new year.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  29. great story would love to find out what happens next.

  30. I just love when things go bump in the night!!

  31. Rhonda I love Nightwalker!! Thank you so much for sharing it with me! Just wanted to stop by and say Happy New Year!!


  32. I really enjoyed your short story and I can't wait to read more.

  33. VERY intriguing. Happy new Year!


  34. Happy 2011 Everyone! I'm glad you are enjoying the short story and hope you will enjoy Nightwalker, A Leah Wolfe SINS Novel. I am currently working on book two in the series. Thank you all for stopping by. I'll be back in the morning!

  35. Love the description "smell your evil stench"- perfect dialogue

  36. Happy New Year Jason!
    Ian does have a way with words, doesn't he, Dawne.

  37. I'm hooked. . .
    Happy New Year :-)

    venusbookluvr AT yahoo DOT com

  38. I'm already following your blog and so excited about this series! Thanks for the peek into it!

    Happy new years!
    cathiecaffey @