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Five years after the main events of Eternal Fires (Guardian Witch #7), Ari and Andreas return in a sequel series.

As Embers of Fire (Guardian Witch Legacy #1) opens, t
heir daughter Rayne is a precocious five-year-old; Ari and Andreas her adoring parents. Life has been quiet in Riverdale since the demise of their biggest, baddest enemies, and domestic matters have taken over. Until a seemingly ordinary murder heralds a hidden threat...

Unedited preview (opening):

A crisp breeze caught the last of the early morning fog and swirled it over the gravestones. The Olde Town cemetery slowly emerged from the mist, its silent memorial to the dead marred by an unusual amount of activity. A uniformed Riverdale cop completed a final loop of bright yellow tape around several stone vaults and two small crab apple trees; CS techs snapped photos and set out evidence markers as they processed the crime scene.

With a hot Styrofoam coffee cup in each hand, Arianna Calin bumped her jeans-clad hip against the iron entrance gate to open it wide and slipped inside, her footsteps crunching the brittle September leaves. When an eerie chill nudged her senses, she sucked in a breath, sweeping the scene with a sharp glance.

Nothing unexpected yet. At least nothing bad enough to set off her internal witch alarms. But then, it was a graveyard. The remnants of so many dead souls could mask a great deal.

She ducked under a high section of the bright tape and focused on the blond-haired man in jeans and a dark gray sweatshirt crouched beside a still form. "ME's not here yet?" she asked.

Lt. Ryan Foster, her human cop partner, looked up and stood, his blue eyes lighting on the cups in her hands. "On his way. One of those for me?"

A smile touched her lips, and she shared, withholding further comment until he'd taken his first jolt of caffeine. "Dispatch said it was a stabbing. Human female victim. Is the suspect one of mine?" As a supernatural cop and Guardian for Riverdale's Olde Town district, Ari would be notified of a PD case unless an Otherworlder was involved. Usually that meant vampires or werewolves—the two predominant species in the river city—had run amuck.

"I'm not sure…" Ryan rubbed the bridge of his nose. "Sorry to drag you out so early on a hunch, but I have a weird feeling about this one."

Ari nearly choked on her coffee. "Oh, no you don't. That's my line. There's only room for one of us with spidey senses in this partnership."

"Cop instincts," he corrected. His early-morning face was grumpy, displaying his frequent annoyance with things he didn't understand. "It works for us mere mortals."

"OK. Show me. What have you got?" She stepped around him, the humor slipping from her lips at first sight of the victim.

"Judge for yourself if something doesn't feel off."

Vivid red blood stood in stark contrast to the middle-aged woman's light lemon sweater. Not a typical stabbing…her throat had been slashed, leaving a spray pattern of arterial blood on the fading grass around her and a glistening trail down the sides of a gaping wound. It had soaked her neckline.

Ari's nostrils flared, taking in the sharp, metallic scent and seeking something more, whatever had triggered Ryan's reaction. All kidding aside, having worked with him for eight years, she trusted his gut feelings almost as much as her magic. "She hasn't been dead long."

"Yeah. Looks that way. The killer may have left in a hurry. He dropped the knife over there." He nodded toward a glint of metal on the ground where a CS tech was snapping photos. "A jogger reported it. Called 911 about thirty minutes ago." Ryan turned and gestured at a young man being questioned by a uniformed officer. The witness leaned against a stone vault with his arms crossed, feigning nonchalance.

Ari's eyes narrowed. A werewolf barely out of his teens. That answered one of her questions—how a passing jogger noticed a body inside the cemetery. The wolf had picked up the scent of a fresh kill.



A late spring or early summer release is anticipated. Watch for further details.
Now is a good time to catch up on the earlier series!
https://www.amazon.com/Ally-Shields/e/B009AKNDZU


 
 

Ghost Walking ebook releases Friday April 22, 2016!


Check out the book trailer: https://youtu.be/DyukJ4IYqgc


 
 
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I've been working hard the last few months researching and writing Ghost Walking, the first Maggie York Paranormal Mystery. The book is currently in edits with a release planned for April 22, 2016.

And I'm ready to give you a first look into Maggie's world...



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Meet Maggie York. Don't be deceived by her looks. Maggie is a no-nonsense homicide detective with a fast-track career in the New Orleans' police department. Or she was until six months ago, when a sniper's bullet changed...everything.

The department thinks Maggie's near-death experience left her with PTSD, and the captain placed her on extended medical leave. But the truth is more complicated. Maggie sees ghosts.

When previously-unknown relatives approach her about her gift, she brushes them off, refusing to believe in witchcraft or any paranormal phenomena. Instead, she sets out to track down her shooter, before her delusions become worse. But it isn't easy to ignore the spirit world--not with a recent murder victim stalking her, insisting she solve his case.


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Homicide Detective Joshua Brandt is relatively new to the NOLA PD. In fact, he was hired from Boston to fill in the gaps when Maggie was injured. Her case was recently re-assigned to him, but he hasn't met her yet, due to her allegedly fragile condition.

They meet over a dead body, and again at an apartment where she shouldn't be. Josh can't figure out how the gorgeous redhead is getting there ahead of him. He can't really picture her as a killer - even for revenge - but she's hiding something.

He understands that. Josh has secrets of his own.

UNEDITED TEASER:

Maggie waved at the bartender to get his attention and pulled a photo from her pocket. "Seen this guy around?"

"You a cop?"

"Nope. Do I look like a cop?" She'd worn jeans and a tight tank top. It showed off all the right things.

"Those eyes do."

She smiled and batted her dark lashes. "Do they look better now?"

The bartender grinned in appreciation and glanced at the picture. "That's Bobby, but he hasn't been in tonight."

"You know where he stays?"

The man wiped the counter and looked around to see if other patrons were listening, before lifting a brow.

"I just want to ask him a question or two. Nothing that'll come back on you."

"He's got a girlfriend. You might find him there." He gave her an address on Toulouse. "Don't tell him who gave it to you."

"Wouldn't dream of it."

She turned away from the counter and exited the club. The moment Maggie reached the sidewalk, the back of her neck prickled, and she whirled to confront the ghostly figure in the black and gold hoodie following her. "What do you want? Get away from me," she said in a hushed growl. "You don't exist. Get!"

He silently closed in on her, the darkness inside his hood a pool of unreadable shadows.


Watch for more information...coming soon!

 
 

Eternal Fires (Guardian Witch Book Seven) releases Friday, March 20!


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Pre-release Book blurb:

The sides are aligned...


After the last three years, Ari and Andreas are almost used to being stalked by the O-Seven vampire elders and their paid assassins. But the stakes have changed…for both sides. Ari is carrying Andreas's child.

Because of false rumors and a prophetic vision, the elders are determined to kill the parents and steal the infant. Ari and Andreas will do anything to keep their child safe—even if she has to go into hiding, leaving him exposed to the wrath of their enemies.

A hot July day starts with the murder of a stranger, then the crows appear…but that's only the beginning. The elders will never give up until they've cut off their friends one by one and destroy everything they hold dear...

Unless Ari and Andreas can force this to a  final showdown...winner take all.


Amazon link:  http://www.amazon.com/Eternal-Fires-Guardian-Witch-Book-ebook/dp/B00UW37DVY



While you're waiting for Friday's release (as I am), check out at least a few minutes of this long Youtube video. As you watch, think about how the crows' natural abilities might be used if they were under the control of an evil master...
https://youtu.be/a43a-ZUBUpc
 
 


Romancing Christmas: 10 Love Stories to Spice up the Holidays

Multi-author boxed set
Release Date: November 3, 2014
Genre: Holiday Romance

Cover Artist: http://www.bellamediamanagement.com/

~~Blurb~~
Do you like your Christmas nice...or a little naughty? Bring the season into your heart with love stories to match your mood. This boxed set from 10 of today’s hottest romance authors will warm your heart even on the coldest night.



Just 99 Cents for a limited time!




~~JOIN IN THE FUN AT OUR FACEBOOK PARTY~~

Join the ROMANCING CHRISTMAS authors for their LAUNCH DAY PARTY! The authors and a slew of their sassy friends will be celebrating the release, November 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM (EASTERN TIME).

Prizes Galore, Q&A, Authors, Readers, Books, and FUN! So what are you waiting for? Come join us and have a blast!



~~Novellas included in set~~
USA Today Bestselling Author Dale Mayer ~ Broken Protocols 3.5 

Award-winning author H.D. Thomson ~ Shades of Holly

Chantel Rhondeau ~ Season For Love

Award-winning author Leslie Lynch ~ Christmas Hope

Award-winning author Sandy LoydA Christmas Miracle
Website: www.sandyloyd.com

Barbara Lohr ~ The Salty Carmel Christmas 
Website: www.BarbaraLohrAuthor.com

Marcia JamesHeating Up the Holidays

Carolyn Hughey ~ Insanity Claus  
Website: www.carolynhughey.com

Tallulah Grace ~ A Family for Christmas 
Website: http://www.tallulahgrace.com

Rachelle Ayala A Father for Christmas


 
 
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Reluctant Prince
Kingdom of Cymmera
Book One

By

Dani-Lyn Alexander


Betrayal lies cloaked in shadow.

Seventeen year old Ryleigh Donnovan is certain her life is cursed. Nothing ever goes smoothly, and her first job interview is no exception. An earthquake rocks the building, sending Ryleigh on a frantic search for her younger sister, a search which lands her in the hospital. Terrified they’ll push her for answers she can’t afford to give, Ryleigh flees with a mysterious stranger.

Jackson Maynard is about to be ordained as a Death Dealer, a warrior for the Kingdom of Cymmera, but first he must pass one more test. When he fails to acquire the human girl the prophet has chosen, he’s forced to stand trial for treason. Banished from his realm, he seeks out the girl from the vision, Ryleigh Donnovan, and together they embark on a journey to save his dying kingdom.



Now Available on Net Galley: https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/show/id/53513

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Reluctant-Prince-Kingdom-Cymmera-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00NJ0VL56/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1410666954&sr=1-1

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/reluctant-prince-dani-lyn-alexander/1120341816?ean=9781616505677


                                                                                                     Advance Praise:

"A gorgeously wrought fantasy realm with a heroine who will make you cheer!"
                                                                             ~Wendy Higgins, NYT and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy

"Reluctant Prince grips you from the beginning and won't let go...fresh and engaging."  
                                                                                                                                    ~ Ally Shields, author of the Guardian Witch series

"A thrilling ride on a rollercoaster of danger that'll keep you gasping for breath with every turn of the page."
                                                                                                    
  ~ Laura Diamond, author of The Zodiac Collector

"Dani-Lyn weaves a tale of family bonds, untapped abilities and an alternate world of fantastic wonders, all discovered by a courageous heroine and a swoon-worthy hero I want to see again and again!"
                                                                                                                                 ~ Contemporary Romance Author, Theresa DaLayne

  “Reluctant Prince takes readers on a heart pounding journey through the realms. Fantastical world building and a captivating hero keep pages turning to the end.”
                                                                                                                           ~ Julie Anne Lindsey, author of Prophecy and Deceived


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About the Author:

Dani-Lyn Alexander lives on Long Island with her husband, three kids and three dogs. She loves spending time with her family, at the beach, the playground, or just about anywhere. In her spare time, which is rare, she enjoys reading and shopping—especially in book stores. Some of her favorite things include; Bernese Mountain Dogs, musicals, bubble baths and soft blankets. She’s an incurable insomniac and has an addiction to chocolate.







Thanks for spending some time with us. Come back soon!

 
 
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She is a dark elf from the privileged Elite class.
Her life, her work, her marriage are all mapped out for her.

But she has trained as a King's Guard 
and longs for excitement, something meaningful in her life.


PictureSeth Lormarc



He is a member of a rival Elite guild
that has been feuding with the Ryndels for centuries,

a sophisticated business man--on the surface--
who is satisfied with his elegant lifestyle...


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Until danger follows the illegal transports
taken through the magic portals that link the worlds
of men and elves...



And these two unlikely partners
are the only ones standing in its way.



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Book Blurb:


Conspiracy, murder, and magic…and the death of all they hold dear. 

When the first wanderer—a common elf who isn’t authorized to use the portal—is spotted on the streets of New Orleans, the king assigns Kameo Ryndel to assist in the elf’s capture. But before she can intervene, humans with guns shoot the wanderer and steal his body. When Seth Lormarc, an Elite elf from a rival guild, appears at the scene, Kam suspects he is involved. 

Seth Lormarc is in New Orleans to find out who was behind the portal breach, and his best lead is the intriguing Kam Ryndel. When he stakes out her apartment and finds her sneaking out in the middle of the night, dressed in black and leaping to the top of the nearest building, he knows there’s something unique about the beautiful elf. That kind of feat requires magic. Ancient magic. 

As their paths cross during their investigations, they develop an irresistible attraction, although there’s little time for romance. The portal breach is tied to an illegal smuggling operation that has come to the attention of the human CIA. But the stakes are raised when Kam and Seth discover a band of conspirators and a rebellion deep in Elvenrude that promises nothing except destruction of their world.


                     Pre-Order at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Cross-Keys-Ally-Shields-ebook/dp/B00NSR0OT4/   
                                   Available at other online booksellers on October 3, the date of official release.
 
                                               Pre-release Book Trailer on Youtube:   http://youtu.be/2GgI4-50QfA



 
 

Although I can't provide you with the book...just yet, it is available for pre-order while we're working to make it perfect.

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A vision. A lost talisman. A dangerous journey through time...

A month after their bonding, Ari and Andreas are still adjusting to married life when they learn the hard way that the O-Seven, the terrifying and brutal vampire elders, still have them in their sights. A three million dollar bounty hangs over each of their heads, and there’s no lack of assassins eager to collect.

When the local seer has a terrifying vision of the destruction of Riverdale, it’s up to Ari—as usual—to keep everyone safe. Only this time, an enemy from the past has bound her fire powers, and the city’s string of arsons seems connected.

Daron, the vampire prince in Toronto, has information that two of the vampire elders are on their way to Riverdale. Which can’t be good. Only a risky and unprecedented journey through time can provide the help they need. But that will leave Andreas to face the O-Seven alone...




Available for pre-order on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Fire-Guardian-Witch-Book-ebook/dp/B00NWX6Y7K/
                                           (It will be available from other booksellers on the day of release.)

Book trailer on YouTube:  http://youtu.be/nGO1wudi7xQ

 
 
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  Wild Fire (Guardian Witch #6) coming soon!

I want to share the official blurb... hot off the press:

Blurb:

A vision. A lost talisman. A dangerous journey through time...
 
A month after their bonding, Ari and Andreas are still adjusting to married life
when they learn the hard way that the O-Seven, the terrifying and brutal vampire
elders, still have them in their sights. A three million dollar bounty hangs over each of their heads, and there’s no lack of assassins eager to collect.
 
When the local seer has a terrifying vision of the destruction of Riverdale, it’s up to Ari—as usual—to keep everyone safe. Only this time, an enemy from the past has bound her fire powers, and the city’s string of arsons seems connected.
 
Daron, the vampire prince in Toronto, has information that two of the vampire elders are on their way to Riverdale. Which can’t be good. Only a risky and unprecedented journey through time can provide the help they need. But that will leave Andreas to face the O-Seven alone...



And the YouTube book trailer: http://youtu.be/nGO1wudi7xQ

 
 
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As Wild Fire (Guardian Witch Book Six) goes into edits for release later this fall, I thought I'd give you a peek at the unedited version.

I tried to pick something that wouldn't be a spoiler. :)

Enjoy!


City Hall was fully engulfed in flames and dark smoke. Firefighters struggled to handle the hoses in the cold; the water spray had started to form icy crystals on nearby buildings. By morning the area would be an ice palace, hiding the devastation. There were two buildings that already looked that way from yesterday's fires. Riverdale had an arsonist.

But until Ryan's latest call, Ari hadn't thought it had anything to do with her. Her jurisdiction as a Guardian for the Magic Council only extended to crimes committed by or against Otherworlders. Ryan waved from near a group of fire trucks, and she stomped through the snow.

"Anybody hurt?" she asked.

"Nobody's been inside yet, but we think they all got out. It was called in about 5:00 p.m., and most workers were off at 4:30. We have a witness this time. Well, sort of."

She wrinkled her brow. "What's a 'sort-of' witness?"

"Says he saw a fireball hit the building." Ryan pointed to a man huddled in a heavy parka. His crisp suit pants and polished shoes said he was a local businessman. "But he didn't see who…or what it came from."

"Fireball, huh? Let's see if he can be more specific." Ari beckoned to Ryan, as she cut across the street to question the witness. He stopped to let a fire truck pass, then followed her.

The witness bobbed his head emphatically. Yes, a fireball. In fact, he'd seen two fireballs, not just one. "The first one came in low like a missile off target. But when I saw the second one, I knew this was no accident."

Ari blinked. Missiles? There were no missile bases within hundreds of miles.