I am excited to announce that the German version of Twist Me is now available in audio on Audible.de, Amazon, and iTunes, and it's narrated by the very talented Nina Schoene!
Dima and I have a new urban fantasy series in the works! The first book, The Thought Readers (Mind Dimensions: Book 1), will be available soon! Please sign up for Dima's newsletter at www.dimazles.com to be notified of the book's release, and check out the cover and blurb below!
Everyone thinks I’m a genius.
Everyone is wrong.
Sure, I finished Harvard at eighteen and now make crazy money at a hedge fund. But that’s not because I’m unusually smart or hard-working.
It’s because I cheat.
You see, I have a unique ability. I can go outside time into my own personal version of reality—the place I call “the Quiet”—where I can explore my surroundings while the rest of the world stands still.
I thought I was the only one who could do this—until I met her.
My name is Darren, and this is how I learned that I’m a Reader.
I'm excited to announce that Close Liaisons is now available in French! It's just gone live on Amazon.fr, Amazon.ca, Kobo, and Google Play, will soon be available on iTunes. Please visit the French portion of my website at www.annazaires.com/french.html to learn more. A huge thank you to our translation team — Julie Simonet and Emmanuelle Grelier – for their amazing effort and dedication on this project!
Liaisons Intimes (Les Krinar Chroniques: Volume 1)
Un romance au charme sombre et audacieux qui séduira les amateurs de liaisons dangereusement érotiques…
Dans un futur proche, la Terre est désormais sous l’emprise des Krinars, une espèce sophistiquée venue d’une autre galaxie. Ils restent un mystère pour nous, et nous sommes totalement à leur merci.
Mia Stalis est une jeune étudiante New Yorkaise, plutôt innocente et timide. Elle mène une vie parfaitement normale. Comme la plupart des êtres humains elle n’a jamais eu de contact avec les envahisseurs, jusqu’au jour où une simple promenade dans Central Park va changer sa vie à jamais. Mia a été remarquée par Korum et elle doit maintenant se confronter à un puissant Krinar, doté de dangereux moyens de séduction, qui veut la posséder corps et âme - et qui ne reculera devant rien pour devenir son maître.
Jusqu’où peut-on aller pour retrouver sa liberté ? Quels sacrifices peut-on consentir pour aider ses semblables ? Quels choix nous reste-t-il quand on s’éprend de son ennemi ?
Keep Me now has preorder links at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, and Google Play! No B&N preorder link, unfortunately, but I promise I'll upload it there in time for September 30th.
Here are the links:
To celebrate, I'm posting another excerpt below. This one is from Nora's POV, from the beginning of the book.
Excerpt from Nora's POV
Sitting there in Julian’s embrace, I feel the familiar hum of excitement mixed with trepidation. Our separation hasn’t changed him one bit. He’s still the same man who almost killed Jake, who didn’t hesitate to kidnap a girl he wanted.
He’s also the man who nearly died rescuing me.
Now that I know what happened to him, I can see the physical signs of his ordeal. He’s leaner than before, his tan skin stretched tightly over sharp cheekbones. There is a ragged pink scar on his left ear, and his dark hair is extra-short. On the left side of his skull, the growth pattern of that hair is a bit uneven, as though it’s concealing a scar there as well.
Despite those tiny imperfections, he’s still the most gorgeous man I’ve ever seen. I can’t tear my eyes away from him.
He’s alive. Julian is alive and I’m with him again.
It still seems so surreal. Up until this morning, I thought he was dead. I had been convinced that he had died in the explosion. For four long, excruciating months, I had been forcing myself to be strong, to get on with my life and try to forget the man sitting next to me right now.
The man who stole my freedom.
The man I love.
Raising my left hand, I gently trace the outline of his lips with my index finger. He’s got the most incredible mouth I have ever seen—a mouth made for sin. At my touch, his beautiful lips part and he catches the tip of my finger with his sharp white teeth, biting down on it lightly, then sucking my finger into his mouth.
A tremor of arousal runs through me as his warm, wet tongue laves that finger. My inner muscles clench, and I can feel my underwear getting damp. God, I’m so easy when it comes to him. One look, one touch, and I want him. My sex feels swollen and slightly sore after the way he fucked me earlier, but my body aches for him to take me again.
Julian is alive, and he’s taking me away again.
As that fact begins to sink in, I pull my finger away from his lips, a sudden chill feathering over my skin and cooling my desire. There’s no turning back now, no possibility of changing my mind. Julian is again in charge of my life, and this time I’d willingly flown into the spider’s web, placing myself at his mercy.
Of course, it wouldn’t have mattered if I had been unwilling, I remind myself. I remember the syringe in Julian’s pocket, and I know that the outcome would’ve been the same regardless. Conscious or sedated, I would’ve been accompanying him today. For some messed-up reason, that fact makes me feel better, and I place my head back on Julian’s shoulder, letting myself relax against him.
It’s futile to fight against one’s destiny, and I’m starting to accept that fact.
I am very excited to announce that The Spell Realm (The Sorcery Code: Volume 2), my collaboration with Dima Zales, is now live on all platforms!
It's the continuation of the story of Blaise and Gala with lots of action, adventure, romance, and intrigue. Grab your copy now, and please spread the word!
To celebrate the release of The Spell Realm, The Sorcery Code (The Sorcery Code: Volume 1) is available FREE for a limited time!
The links for the FREE Sorcery Code are as follows:
Barnes & Noble
The links for The Spell Realm are as follows:
Barnes & Noble
Here's a little Keep Me teaser from Julian's perspective to get you guys through the wait :). More will be posted in upcoming weeks.
Hey guys – if you haven't read the series yet, here is your chance. Close Liaisons (book 1) is still FREE, and Close Obsession (book 2) is $0.99 until June 7th.
Here are the links:
Barnes & Noble
Keep Me (Twist Me #2) will be released on September 30, 2014! Please sign up for my newsletter to be notified as soon as it becomes available! This beautiful cover is by Eden Crane Designs :).
Abducted at eighteen. Held captive for 15 months.
It reads like one of those headlines. And yes, I did it. I stole her. Nora, with her long dark hair and silky skin. She’s my weakness, my obsession.
I’m not a good man. I never pretended to be one. She can love me, but she can’t change me.
I can, however, change her.
My name is Julian Esguerra, and Nora is mine to keep.
***Keep Me is the sequel to Twist Me, told from Nora & Julian’s POV.***
Excerpt from Julian's POV:
“Are you all right?” There is a concerned expression on Nora’s face as she reaches up to touch the area above my left ear. Her slender fingers are gentle on my scalp. “Does it still hurt?”
Her touch sends pleasure streaking down my spine. I want this from her. I want her to care about my well-being. I want her to love me even though I stole her freedom—even though, by all rights, she should hate me.
I have no illusions about myself. I’m one of those men they show on the news—the ones that everyone fears and despises. I took a young woman because I wanted her and for no other reason.
I took her and I made her mine.
I make no excuses for my actions. I feel no guilt either. I wanted Nora, and now she’s here with me, looking at me like I’m the most important person in her world.
And I am. I am exactly what she needs now . . . what she craves. I will give her everything, and I will take everything from her in return. Her body, her mind, her devotion—I want it all. I want her pain and her pleasure, her fear and her joy.
I want to be her entire life.
“No, it’s fine,” I say in response to her earlier question. “It’s almost healed.”
She pulls her fingers away, and I catch her hand, not ready to forego the pleasure of her touch. Her hand is slim and delicate in my grasp, her skin soft and warm. She tries to tug it away reflexively, but I don’t let her, my fingers tightening around her small palm. Her strength is insignificant compared to mine; she can’t make me release her unless I chose to let her go.
She doesn’t really want me to let her go, anyway. I can feel the excitement rising within her, and my body hardens, a dark hunger awakening within me again. Reaching across the table, I slowly and purposefully unbuckle her safety belt.
Then I stand up, still holding her hand, and lead her to the bedroom at the back of the airplane.