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Are you in KU? Don’t miss out!

BIG NEWS!!!

If you haven’t heard, The WOLF ENFORCER books are coming out of KU!

It’s been a long time and the entire WOLF ENFORCER series is due to be on sale on other venues, such as Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple Books. That’s great for those readers, but if you are a KU reader, time is running out!

LONE ENFORCER is already out of KU, and BLOOD ENFORCER is next!

If you’re in KU and have been waiting to read WOLF ENFORCER, BLOOD ENFORCER OR PACK ENFORCER…you’d better get your groove on! It’s already too late for LONE ENFORCER, so don’t miss out!

LAST CHANCE TO READ BLOOD ENFORCER IN KU…January 16th.

Hurry up and Get your howl on today at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0747RYBPD

before it’s too late!

-Jessica

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Desperate to escape a world she never imagined could exist.
Prisoner of a man so scarred, he just wants to be left alone.

Let the mating dance begin…

It was just another ordinary day for Glenna…until she was violently attacked. Now, Glenna’s on a whirlwind discovery of wolves, dreamwalkers, and spelltalkers—a world she never knew existed. And she’s hell-bent on escape.

After nearly going wild wolf, Sam Wulfric is back and sane—mostly. The last assignment he wants is babysitting a new wolf shifter—and all the chaos that involves. Even worse, she’s one of the sexiest women he’s ever seen and she’s driving his wolf crazy.

But when everyone from the US Government to an unknown assailant comes after Glenna, Sam’s instincts take over. Now, he’ll do anything to keep Glenna safe—even if her new found mating urge drives him over the edge.

Buy Blood Enforcer and enter discover your new pack today…

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*sexy *alpha *paranormal suspense *wolf shifter *new world

Immerse yourself in Jessica Aspen’s paranormal suspense…clever, sexy, and just a little on the dark side. Read HUNTED today.

 

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Author Bio:

Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

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Tortured Hero Blog Hop!!!!

Thursdays Bite

a seat of your pants blog!

Today was supposed to be the kick off for the Tortured Hero Blog Hop, but it’s sadly been canceled. So sit back and enjoy my post anyway!

Betrayal, by ml guidaUnlike my Critique Partner ML Guida‘s heroesSeth (my hero from Snow and the Seventh Wolf, and my most tortured hero to date) doesn’t undergo the tortures of demons, the devil, or hell. No, his torture comes from his own stubborn insistence that humans are a lesser species than werewolves. Seth first appeared as the angry brother in Little Red Riding Wolf, and he tortured not only himself, but his sister with his prejudices, but once he reaches his own book, I turned the heat up in the form of his own sexy human lover, Snow Electra Jazzman.

But there are so many other tortured heroes! Paranormal books are full of them? Why do we love the angst of an alpah male? Why do we love to cause them pain, or find them already wounded, and salve their wounds? What is it about the damaged man that is so appealing to the female psyche? Are we sick? Twisted? Perverted?

No, we’re just in search of love.

And we want to be the one who heals the men. We want the heroine to be the only one who heals her lover, or the only one he’ll let close enough to heal his wounds. I’ve been working on a Beauty and the Beast Twist for my other series, Tales from the Black Court (book one out in fall 2014) and in my research all the beasts have inner wounds to match their outer ugliness. Look at Disney’s famous film and you can see that not only is the prince in need of learning how to help others love themselves, he doesn’t understand how he lost other people’s love. He’s wounded, and Belle can see it. She can see his inner pain.

So can Belle on one of my favorite shows, Once Upon a Time, see into Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold’s heart. And we see with her. He’s bad, he’s got flaky gold skin, and a funny weird laugh, but she sees that inside he just wants love. And why does he? Because women have wounded him over and over again and now he’s defensive and angry. A true beast.

In the end I believe all romances with tortured heros are versions of the Beauty and the Beast story. A man who was wounded and is now as ugly on the outside as we think he must be on the inside. A woman who sees the wounded man underneath. And a magic that will triumph over evil queens, magic spells, and plain old ornery stubbornness, true love!

Think about other tortured alpha males. Who is your favorite? Is he too a  Beast?

her warrior's three wishes by carrie ann ryanAnd while you’re at it check out Carrie Ann Ryan’s website. Carrie Ann usually organizes these hops, but due to overwhelming personal challenges she had to cancel. And this is during her release week for Her Warrior’s Three Wishes (Dante’s Circle)so hop on by her site and wish her well!

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Discover A True Alpha Male Love Song

I admit it. I love alpha angst. Give me a strong man in so much love it hurts and I’m happy. It’s twisted, but it’s true. Maybe it’s because I grew up on rock songs with men in so much torment you could taste it.

Meatloaf’s Hot Summer Night – a true alpha male love song.

Happy Valentine’s Day

And if you haven’t dropped by yet, I’m still giving away a copy of spicy werewolf love on Sherry Isaac‘s blog. Stop by today and comment to enter to win!

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Can the Big Bad Wolf Become the Hero?

Thursdays Bite

a paranormal Blog

Alpha males. Alpha females. Paranormal romances have both and when you have strong protagonists you have to have strong antagonists. But what do you do when you know you are going to have to turn that antagonist into the hero of the next book? Is it even possible?

When I had finished my novella, Little Red Riding Wolf, I knew I had the potential for a sequel in the antagonist Seth. But in order for Little Red’s plot to work, he needed to be a bad wolf. A very bad wolf. And he is bad. He’s angry, and impulsive, and there is an edge to him that has him teetering on irredeemable.

But is he irredeemable?

Sullen and dark, he’s Red’s brother and ultimately his motivation is good. He loves her, he loves the Pack, and he is just trying to do what’s right. His problem is that he is willing to cross any lines for anyone he loves. And that has all the makings of a hero.

After all what is an alpha hero but a tortured soul looking for redemption? Sherrilyn Kenyon’s books are full of them, and in fact the best ones have the darkest heroes. Zarek, from Dance with the Devil, is a good example.He’s so dark and tortured even the other Dark Hunters think he’s over the edge. And yet he finds redemption and love.

I think that is what really makes paranormal alpha heroes different from beta heroes or even from alpha heroes in other genres. Frequently they are dark and brooding because they are atoning for a sin, or a perceived sin. Or they are laboring under punishment from someone else for doing something wrong for the right reasons.

Sometimes, as in Laurel K. Hamilton‘s works, they are good men with bad natures. The vampires can’t help being vampires. They is what they is. It’s what they do with it that counts in the end.

Can Seth come back from his near brush with the dark side? Can he go from being the Big Bad Wolf to being the Alpha Hero? I’m finding out right now as I plot his story, and I think it is going to be interesting plumbing the depths of someone who is willing to do anything for those he loves. Even when he falls in love with the enemy.

Do you like dark tortured heroes? Why or why not? Who are your favorite dark heroes? Were they bad in another book or series? Leave me a comment and let me know.

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