A new collection from Holley (and friends!)

The Great Outdoors collection
With temperatures starting to heat up, this is a timely, bargain-priced collection of eight outdoors-themed romances you can glom while traveling to your vacation spots! (Or while under a large umbrella at the beach.)

The first in my Desert Guards paranormal romance series, The Cougar’s Pawn, is in included. The entire series jumps off from a camping excursion that goes very, very wrong. (I might have some particular feelings about camping.)

You can get The Great Outdoors at one of these retailers:

·Amazon US
·Amazon CA
·Amazon UK
·Amazon AU
·Barnes and Noble
·Google Play
·iBooks
·Kobo

Enter to win a prize from the TAMING THE BEAST authors! (No curses or magic necessary.)

Taming the Beast new release contest
I’m so excited to have a novella in the Taming the Beast anthology coming out next Tuesday. I love adding stories to my Norseton Wolves world, and the collection theme—modern spins on Beauty & the Beast—would give me a chance to pull in some Old World magic from my Afótama Legacy series.

There are 10 other sexy shapeshifter romances in the set, and at the low cost of 99¢, I guarantee you’ll find some new authors to love.

Help us celebrate the launch by entering our contest! No purchase necessary. Prizes include:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • A Nook tablet
  • An Ever After Box
  • A copy of the animated movie Beauty and the Beast
  • A Birchbox Beauty Box
  • Enter through March 19th, and don’t forget to preorder Taming the Beast so it’ll automagically arrive in your e-reader on March 14th.

    Get Holley’s MATE CALL collection for 99¢ for a limited time!

    My Norseton Wolves series is currently nine stories strong (and growing), and for a limited time, you can get the first four novellas for a steal!
    Norseton Wolves books 1-4
    Beast, Loner, Idler, and Scion—stories featuring rough-around-the-edges were-wolves and the sort-of mail order brides who tame them—are compiled in The Norseton Wolves Mate Call Collection, and I’ve priced it at 99¢ at all ebook retailers through March first.
    Norseton Wolves Mate Call Collection by Holley Trent

    Get the set here:

    Amazon US
    Amazon UK
    Amazon CA
    Amazon AU
    Barnes and Noble
    iBooks
    Google Play
    Kobo

    Take home a demigod for cheap! (Drama included.)

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    The first novel in the Masters of Maria series is out, and I’m so excited! The Demigod’s Legacy is actually phase three of a larger overarching series. Since the conclusion of the Sons of Gulielmus series, I’ve been keeping my lips zipped about the happy endings I had planned for certain characters, and now I can finally start running my mouth.

    (Or fingers, rather.)

    Dig into Tito’s story, and then get ready for more supernatural madness from the trenchcoated angel crew, the Maria coyotes, and even some *coughcough* elves. Stay tuned for teases.

    For now, you can get The Demigod’s Legacy now at one of these fine e-retailers:

    ·Amazon US
    ·Amazon AU
    ·Amazon CA
    ·Amazon UK
    ·Barnes and Noble
    ·Google Play
    ·iBooks
    ·Kobo

    Holley’s heading back to the desert with a new series!

    It’s been almost a year since the last novel in my Desert Guards series, and I’m thrilled to finally have a new story coming set in that world!
    The Demigod's Legacy by Holley Trent
    I’ve spun Desert Guards off into a new series called Masters of Maria, and the opening story features Tito—the Were-cougar demigod with a prominent role in Desert Guards. Take a peek!:

    Six hundred years after losing his wife and son to his cousin’s deadly scheme, the demigod cougar shifter known as Tito Perez still refuses to take a mate. He couldn’t protect his family in pre-colonial Tenochtitlan where Aztec gods freely roamed, and he won’t risk endangering another in modern New Mexico.

    Too bad he doesn’t know he already has one from a tender affair with a sweet bar waitress he abandoned.

    After waiting five years for Tito to return to his senses, December Farmer tracks her daughter’s absentee father to the small town of Maria, New Mexico, to make him step up, but he’s not the only one in for a shock. The town is overrun with supernatural beings and, apparently, her daughter, Cruz, is one of them.

    December isn’t sure she can stomach being the mate of an immortal shapeshifter, but the stakes are higher for Tito. His cousin intends, yet again, to take away the only things Tito holds dear, and this time, Tito may have no choice but to cast his precious humanity aside and become the unflinching warrior he’s never wanted to be.

    The Demigod’s Legacy launches on January 23rd. You can read the first chapter here now, and pre-order the ebook, too! Get it here:

    Amazon
    Barnes and Noble
    Google Play
    iBooks
    Kobo

    A New Year’s Freebie from Holley

    You know, I think I’ve very nearly extinguished my supply of witty things to say for the year. I don’t think I’m alone in feeling like it’s been tough to catch a break this year, even to just take a deep breath! So, instead of making you groan with my failing humor efforts, I’m offering up one of my New Year’s Eve-themed Den of Sin novellas as a freebie.

    Hopefully, I’ll be back in January with something funny to say…or at least a good enough distraction. 😉


    Menage a Troys Den of Sin Holley TrentEve and Brent Troy have been married three months and have yet to consummate their union. Faced with losing her claim to her family property, busy surgeon Eve had to marry before her thirtieth birthday. Brent was single and convenient, and more importantly, he said yes.

    Now, she wants to light a flame under their cold marriage, but they’re strangers and don’t know how to connect. A New Year’s weekend at The Beaudelaire is supposed to give them the tools they need. When they arrive, they learn the tool they’ve been equipped with comes in form of Eve’s best friend and fellow doctor Remy Kelly. He knows Eve’s marriage is a sham, and is intent on claiming her for himself. But, when faced with Eve’s strapping new husband who comes onto Remy’s radar as exactly the kind of alpha male he likes, he has a battle of conscience. He wants to take Eve home, not Brent, but for some reason they seem like a package deal.

    At The Beaudelaire anything goes, so instead of two people letting down their guards, three forge bonds. That’s all well and good for the weekend, but what will shake out of their tentative ménage à trois when it’s time to go home?

    Claim a copy of Ménage à Troys at instaFreebie through 1/2!

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Nick-mas (contest!)

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    I’m so stinking excited about my first audio book, and it’s right on time for the holidays!

    Unwrapping Mr. Roth is one of my holiday paranormal romance novellas. It’s kinda sexy, a lot sassy, and has a bad Santa named Nick Roth as a hero.

    Pyper Down did a fantastic job reading not only Nick and his [initially reluctant] sweetheart Gillian, but also the rest of the disreputable North Pole crew.

    To celebrate the launch of the audio format, I’m giving away 10 Audible codes during the #snowaudio promo.

    My contest is open through the 15th. You can enter using my easy-breezy form. And don’t forget: if you’re on Facebook, give that #snowaudio hashtag a search and find lots of authors offering up audiobook downloads to lucky readers.

    Reckless Beginnings and Happy Endings from Holley (and Friends)

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    Me and the other authors of stories in the Reckless Desires collection have put the first novellas of each of our series in a limited-time anthology. These shape-shifter romances all stand alone, but are connected by a “love tames the beast within” theme. My inclusion is Elder—number six in my Norseton Wolves series. It features a single mom on the run from her old pack and a pack lieutenant with a secret handicap.

    Snap up Reckless Beginnings from Amazon for just 99¢ (US) through the end of December.

    After that, you’ll only be able to get these stories separately.

    Happy reading!

     

    Holley’s bad angel and sweet wolf

    (By “bad” angel I mean a guy who quit a pretty outstanding gig…as an angel, and by “sweet” wolf, I mean her name is literally “Sweetie.”

    Hi, I’m Holley Trent, and I write annoying post titles.)

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    My holiday fallen angel/werewolf novella An Angel Fallen has been re-issued in the Heavenly Bodies bundle. It’s a buck!

    Here’s a peek:

    Mark tossed the meat to the front of the hole. After a moment, she poked her nose out and sniffed it. With a fast snap of her powerful jaw, she snatched it up and scooted back into the shadows before he could grab her.

    “For fuck’s sake.” He shook his head. He still had angel reflexes and should have been better than this. He was smarter than this, and yet he was letting an animal get the better of him. She was winning because he refused to treat her like what she’d become.

    “All right, pup,” he muttered. “You want to act like a wild dog, I’ll play along.”

    The yellow-green of Sweetie’s eyes shone like beacons inside her shadowy niche. She’d stopped growling. Whether it was the meat or the sound of his voice, he didn’t know, but she seemed less agitated. He wasn’t, though. Each blink of hers marked off a few seconds of tense silence that eroded his shrinking reserve of patience.

    He wanted to take her home now, and the kind gentleness of his angel days wasn’t going to serve him well. She’d always told him he was too sweet for his own good. Well, he’d lost some of that sweetness right around the time his best friend decided to disappear into the fucking woods. He felt it was half his fault for not telling her sooner that he wanted her.

    He clicked his tongue at her and snapped his fingers. “Come here, girl.”

    She blinked again, unmoving.

    “You want me to throw kibble at you? Maybe a dead rabbit?”

    She lifted her head and made a little woof sound.

    “Are you kidding me?” If Sweetie-the-woman really was front and center in the brain she shared with the animal, she would have been gagging about now. She didn’t even like gamey meat. Mark needed to find a way to put her back into the driver’s seat in her head.

    He clicked his tongue and kept his stare on the wolf. If the wolf was hungry, maybe the woman was, too.

    There was one last piece of jerky in his pocket. He extended it to her, and this time didn’t let go. “Aren’t you hungry? You’re so skinny. Are you’re confused. You can’t remember what’s okay to hunt. You don’t want to hurt anything you’re not supposed to, right?”

    She blinked.

    “Come with me. I’ll get you something good to eat. No rabbit, but maybe a steak.”

    That pulled an emphatic bark from the wolf’s throat. She eased forward and grabbed the end of the jerky between her side teeth. She tried to tug it away from him, but he held on.

    “Okay, then. Steak. Maybe you’ll let me cook it a little. I’m getting better at it.” He chuckled and slowly extended his hand to touch her paw.

    When she didn’t flinch, he stroked her foreleg softly and whispered encouraging words.

    She inched out, nose-first, and he grabbed her around the flanks before she could pull away.

    She nipped at him, letting the jerky fall, and setting her razor-sharp teeth into the wool of his coat. Her legs flailed wildly, but he held her tight and pressed his face against the fur of her neck. “It’s all right to fall apart,” he said to the woman in the wolf. “You did it, and now I’m going to put you back together. Take what you need from me.”

    The wolf wouldn’t know what that meant, but the woman inside would. That woman had been depriving herself of the soothing energy she’d needed for too long, and he wasn’t even sure she’d take it from him. “Fixing” a wolf wasn’t a temporary thing. Wolves mated for life. If she accepted him, they’d be psychically and intimately tethered for the rest of their lives, and given Mark’s still-intact immortality, that’d be a very long time. He was fine with that—their needs and wants being all wrapped up in each other’s. Knowing everything about each other. Propping each other up. He’d fallen for the hope of that—of having her for a wife. It’d be a different kind of heaven than what he’d known.

    He rubbed what he could reach of her matted fur and whispered, “You don’t have to understand me. Just let Sweetie out. Let me feed her and get her warm.”

    She squirmed ineffectually, but the wolf’s sense of self-preservation won out. The fur-covered, shivering pile of bones in his arms shifted.

    Brown pelt gave way to dirty, tan skin. The yellow in her green eyes withdrew rendering them more human and more familiar. Her dark hair fell over her face in tangled clumps that she blew away in a surprised huff as he set her bare feet onto the snowy ground.

    “There you are.” He yanked off his coat and wrapped it around her shivering shoulders before picking her up. He cradled her and followed his tracks out of the woods, though he didn’t really need them. He’d followed her so much during the past six months he had nearly every inch of the forest memorized. Mark could still teleport, but holding her felt so good and he wouldn’t give up the hike for anything.

    “A-angel?” came her hoarse voice against his chest.

    He leapt over a fallen tree, being careful to land softly so as not to jostle the already-nervous Sweetie.

    “Yeah, it’s me.”

    “What are you doing?”

    “I should ask you the same thing. You didn’t have to do this.”

    “I didn’t have a choice.”

    “We always have choices.”

    You can still get An Angel Fallen on its own in case you’re a certain kinda way and need to have an entire series in individual files on your e-reader, but if you buy this bundle for a buck, you get two other angel stories along with it. It’s a pretty sweet deal.

    Get An Angel Fallen at one of these places:

    ·All Romance eBooks
    ·Amazon
    ·Barnes and Noble
    ·Google Play
    ·iBooks
    ·Kobo

    The sounds of Holley.

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    I feel like I haven’t popped in in forever. It’s been one of those unexpectedly busy summers and I’ve been dropping the ball all over the place. I’ve taken trips to both coasts (one coast twice) and also hung out on a boat for about a week. I’ve also had a body-rattling cough for about two weeks—a gift from either the cruise ship or from the Uber driver with the phlegmy throat.

    The kids are finally back in school, and though my house is a mess (which made for a somewhat mortifying appraisal experience a couple of days ago because apparently you can’t just turn off the lights and wish the dirt away), I’m finally settling back into a regular writing and admin schedule.

    UnwrappingMrRothFinalAudioOne of the things I’m working on right now is trying to get audiobook versions produced for my Hearth Motel books. Hearth is one of my shorter series, thus far, which is why I’ve picked that one to start with.

    Specifically, I’m putting the holiday novella Unwrapping Mr. Roth through the process first. I’m currently screening narrator auditions, and I think I’ve got some really good ones! Of course, I have voices in my mind of what I think Gillian and Nick sound like, but what’s most important to me is the actor nailing my particular brand of humor.

    I’m excited to see what shakes out, and hopefully, I’ll have more news about that project soon. Once that’s locked in, I’ll start planning for Prince in Leather. Ideally, I’ll use the same narrator for the entire series, but we’ll see if the stars align.

    Question for you audiobook listeners: do you prefer male or female narrators in romances with dual POV? Will you skip an audiobook if the narrator’s gender isn’t right?

    Let me know! I’m so curious.

    Aliens and an Oops from Holley

    I goofed, and I’m sorry. I sort of fell off the planet in the last few weeks and missed my biweekly LL&L check-ins. Suffice it to say I’ve been on the go a lot and doing some personal and business travel. I’m not quite done yet, but right now, I’m in front of my computer and can catch you up on news.

    How’s this?

    smErstwhile

    *cackles darkly*

    The Jekh Saga will start rolling on on August 9. These are big, meaty, sci-fi romances with some colonization politics and a lot of hard-up guys (this sentence reads dirtier than I intended) on a planet where few women remain.

    Here’s the summary for the first story, Erstwhile:

    As an adamant opponent of Terran settlement on the planet Jekh, Owen McGarry made his family name synonymous with “traitor” on Earth. Lobbyists standing to profit from off-world colonization hinted that the Jekhans were preparing to declare war. Nearly twenty years after Owen’s supposed death, his granddaughter Courtney wants to learn the truth—even if she has to travel to the far-flung colony to do it.

    Court soon learns that not only was her grandfather right about the Jekhans, but that conditions on their world are far more hostile than she feared. Terran forces decimated the population of the resident human-alien hybrids, and the people who remain seem to be all out of fight. That is, except for the pair of men Court finds hiding in her basement.

    Fugitives Murki and Trigrian see a future in Court. On a planet where so few women remain, she has the potential to be the mate the lovers need. And more, she could become the advocate for their people that her grandfather didn’t get the chance to be.

    When the corrupt local government seeks to punish Court’s friends and family for her actions, she has no choice but to make a stand. If it takes a riot to make the people on Earth see that they were misled about Jekh, she’s more than willing to start one. After all, her reputation couldn’t possibly get any worse.

    Look for Erstwhile on August 9! You can pre-order it now.

    (Read on Apple devices? You can now download a free three-chapter sample from iBooks.)