Heaven Before Hell (Heaven in Hell)
On the eve of the apocalypse…
Twenty-year-old Lee Walker is too busy to pay attention to news reports of people exhibiting bizarre cannibalistic behavior. She has to come up with bail money for her sister and figure out how to refuse a drug lord’s indecent proposal without endangering her family. Just when she thinks life can’t get more complicated, she is blindsided by the confession of a friend who wants to take things to the next level.
Struggling with her conflicting feelings for him, Lee is unprepared when those around her transform into flesh-eating monsters. Battling for her life in a world rapidly devolving into hell, she must make a desperate attempt to rescue her sister. However, it’s not just zombies standing in her way. The drug lord has sent his most lethal men after her and they’ll stop at nothing to deliver her to their dangerous leader dead or alive…
Heaven in Hell: Box Set Episodes 1-4
Heaven Before Hell, 28K+ word novella, is a prequel to the Heaven in Hell series and can be read as a standalone. You can read the next episodes in the boxset.
This Heaven in Hell Boxed Set includes the first four novellas in the Heaven in Hell post-apocalyptic paranormal romance series.
I’m still adjusting to life without my FIL, so some days, like today, I don’t feel up to writing. Having said that for the three days I’ve done nothing but write. I wrote more in those three days than I did in the last three months or at least it feels like it.
I’m working on a short story set in Shore Haven’s world. I’m nearly finished with it. I’m going to release them for free since the novel is full length and will be $3.99. I have about four short stories planned to go along with the novel, which I hope I’ll be releasing in the next few months.
Oh, if any of you know anything about modern drawbridges, PM me. I’ve been doing a bit of research for the short story and haven’t come across the answers I need.
Well, that’s it for now. Have a great weekend everyone.
If you’d like to know more about me, Author Jennifer Reynolds, then check out this informational brochure or one of my many social media sites.
Dangerous Deal (Desolate Lands Book 2)
In a world gone insane, I found protection and love in the arms of four men. But when my love was tested I failed, and I lost them. I was taken and tortured and had to fight my way free to try to get back to the only place I truly belonged.
The citizens of America know life in a post-apocalyptic world isn’t easy and leaves little reason to rejoice. Therefore, when Samantha’s baby sister graduates from college, a trip to Liberty Island seemed like the perfect way to celebrate. Nothing could have been more wrong.
Shore Haven, a newly built, self-contained refuge, was meant to be a source of security for what was left of America’s future. The compound’s founders, Jason and his uncle, Jasper, are shocked when a second, even more destructive event arises, causing them to open the facilities doors to the populace sooner than planned.
Samantha, Jason, and those few who survive soon discover they have more to fear than the dead rising, as the rest of the planet is determined to keep the turned from reaching their shores…no matter the price.
Coming Winter 2019
Release Date: December 6th
Special Release Price: $2.99
Price good until: December 15th
A brand new Breeders Universe Story that will keep you up reading past your bedtime.
Five generations after Riley and Clay first set foot on Shiprock, the community is thriving. Liberated from the Breeders, the new society is free to live and love how they chose.
Eighteen-year-old Meg is Shiprock’s apprentice gunslinger and wise-cracking security guard, keeping the people safe as she patrols the stony cliffs. She can hit a target at fifty paces with her eyes closed, and yet, she’s never ventured outside the sheer cliffs of her home. It isn’t safe out there. Marauders still roam, snatching up unsuspecting victims.
Then a plague hits their peaceful city. Her sister, and only living family, falls ill.
People will die if a cure isn’t found.
Meg ventures out to find renowned doctor Fulton Tally and a cure to save her sister and the town.
But untold peril awaits. Will Meg’s training prove enough to survive the night road?
Fans who love The Breeders will not be disappointed with this companion series set in that same universe.
Link to the book (Amazon exclusive and KU): https://www.amazon.com/Night-Road-Dystopian-Romance-Second-ebook/dp/B07HZSN1J7/ref=sr_1_13?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1542645250&sr=1-13&keywords=the+night+road
And now, a preview of The Night Road, A Breeders Universe Novel.
My name is Meg, and I’m an apprentice gunslinger. I keep watch while the citizens sleep, protecting them from fools who try to enter our city.
Like this fool currently creeping up the sheer rock face of my home.
The intruder’s approach is easy to mark with my binoculars despite how dark the night is. There isn’t much movement on the walls, so any draws my attention. This man is climbing out in the open like he thinks we don’t pay attention.
This idiot couldn’t pour water out of a boot with instructions on the heel.
He must think everyone is inside, getting ready for bed. And most are. Behind me, candles and gas lamps flicker to life, warming the carved stone. Every apartment was hand-crafted long before we arrived, chiseled out of the rock. The mountain keeps us cool in the heat of the day and dry during the rainy season. Interior rooms protect us from intruders and severe storms. Like a huge ship in the desert ocean, she bears us through whatever trials come our way. Sitting in the north-west corner of what used to be called New Mexico, it’s one of the only cities for miles. It’s also one of the only places able to be spotted from a far-off distance, like a lighthouse in a sea of sand.
Which also makes it a homing beacon to every imbecile around.
Heartbeat starting to flutter, I clock tonight’s particular chump as I check my weapon. I have one gun, a boring silver revolver manufactured by our friends at Merrick Guns and Ammo. Our partnership with them is what allows us to defend what’s ours. Guns are scarce, bullets nearly impossible to obtain. We get ours at a discount, and the people at Merrick enjoy our livestock and free lodging at our secure facility for their shipments to other towns.
At my hip, my gun is ready and loaded with their stock. Hopefully, it won’t come to that.
Gunslinger Rule #5 – Don’t shoot unless you damn well have to.
When he starts to scale a particularly sheer piece of wall, I got to hand it to the guy. He’s got guts. A fall will mean severe injury and death. The odd part is we allow legal entry with a vetting process. If someone has decided the illegal route is the way to go, that’s bad news for everyone.
Tucking my binoculars into my jacket pocket, I take off at a run.
My watching perch leads to a path of smooth stone, curving around the southside of the mountain. I take the path, skimming past apartments that throw out the scent of food and sounds of family gatherings. The apartments aren’t much, usually two rooms of stone with hand-hewn furniture. Cramped but clean. Chiseled out of rock, everything is the same hue of desert brown, but our architecture is what gives our home its charm. Some owners have chiseled sayings above their door. Others have painted archways or carved vines wrapping around open windows. Homey. It reminds me of all I am charged to protect.
Through the tunnels and down the stairs that flicker with torchlight, I sprint across to the other side of the city.
When I get to where I spotted my mark, I’m out of breath but invigorated. It’s been a long time since I’ve had anything exciting happen on my watch. As I draw my pistol, adrenaline tingles to my fingers.
I drop to the flat rock platform, then crawl quietly to the edge and peer down.
The drop below me is steep. The ground awaits a hundred feet down, the rocks eager to claim anyone who gets too cocky. We’re born up here and used to the heights, but my climbing friend is not. He clings to the rock’s face as the wind buffets him. Even in the moonlight, I can see the terror on his face as he realizes his arms are too tired to go up and too weak to go down. He’s stuck.
Only gravity will help change his position now. And gravity is a bitch.
“How’s it hanging?” I call, grinning at my terrible joke. What can I say? Nightly watch is boring.
He isn’t amused, nearly falling off the ledge before spotting where my voice is coming from. “Help! I’m about to fall,” he yells, sounding desperate. His arms tremble with strain, fingers turning white.
I watch, making no immediate move to help. “I see you’re having trouble. It makes me wonder… what in the world were you thinking coming up that way, friend?”
“I… uh… I seek sanctuary.” His watery eyes plead with me.
“Oh, yeah, that.” I lean back on my elbow, examining my nails. “That only applies to people who do not try to break in first. Any crime committed automatically negates sanctuary. Breaking into my town is a crime, amigo.”
He grumbles, shifting as pebbles clatter down the wall. “Please. I’m going to fall.”
“Maybe you should’ve thought of that before climbing up.”
But I’m not heartless. I pull the rope off my belt. Using the anchor screw set, I start to drill the bit into the rock. It chews in slowly, spiraling deeper. No way am I just using my body weight and allowing some trespasser to pull me into the void.
“Hurry!” He shifts, arms shaking as more rocks cascade to the ground.
“Hey, I’m doing my best, but your mother should’ve taught you better manners than to rush someone who’s clearly trying.” I crank the handle of the screw. When it’s finally secure, I hook the carabiner through my rope and the anchor’s handle before giving it a tug.
“Ready?” I ask.
Terrified eyes stare up at me. Veins stand out on his neck as he holds on with his last ounce of strength. “Please.”
I toss the rope over. It pools on his shoulder before cascading over his back. One grimy hand grabs it and clings.
“Tie it around yourself,” I say, hoping he knows how to knot a rope. If not, heaven help him.
He lashes the rope around his waist with trembling fingers. When I give it a tug, he oomphs, but the knot holds.
I spend an hour of my evening hauling his marauding ass up the mountain. Sweating, straining, I stop and wipe my brow. This is not exactly what I pictured security detail to be like when I was a kid. My imagination convinced me I’d be a part of wild shootouts and car chases, but I don’t even get to leave the mountain. Instead, I track down lost cats or help elderly ladies kill the rats they find in their pantries. It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it, I guess. The higher-ups decided that someone would be me.
Hand over hand, I inch the invader upward.
When he finally breaches the top and falls face-first on the ledge, we’re both sweaty and exhausted. He pants, not moving a muscle.
“Ah, God. I thought I was done for.” When he raises his head, there’s a crooked smile on his face. He’s thin and lean, with all appearances of a man just barely surviving on whatever he can scrounge up. From what I understand, it’s rough out there. Not that I’d know much about what it’s like beyond the walls of Shiprock.
“Next time, try the front door,” I say, slowing my breathing and letting the night air dry the moisture on my brow. I’d remove my hat, but if I did, my long hair would be a dead giveaway. Most people assume because I have this job that I’m a male, and I don’t have any desire to tip them off on the fact I’m far from it.
Even though females aren’t bought and sold anymore, they’re still considered the weaker sex, which is ridiculous. I’ve seen Kace, my brother-in-law, cry more times than I can count, while Shannon, my sister, has never once shed a tear. Weaker sex, my left butt cheek.
But when I lean back and my jacket gaps open, his eyebrows rise. “A girl? Huh. Never woulda taken you for female.”
“Thanks,” I say dryly.
He sits up. “You know, you and me could scoot outta here. I got a car on the road a mile back. Real nice. We could go somewhere a hell of a lot better than this.”
I watch him carefully, noting the greedy gleam in his eyes. He doesn’t have a car. And he isn’t trying to be my friend. When he looks at me, he sees dollar signs. He’d have me hogtied, gagged, and shipped out to some sex farm in a hot second.
“Well, now, doesn’t that sound like a nice offer?” I respond dryly. “But I think I’ll kindly pass.”
When his hand goes for his knife, I’m not surprised.
I spring up, pinning him with my boot before he can get the blade out of his pocket. Pressing hard, I grind his face into the gravel. “And just when I thought you and me were getting along.”
“Gerroff,” he mumbles, struggling.
Dropping to my knees on top of him, I start to wrestle his arms behind his back to cuff them. The click of the metal handcuffs is satisfying.
“Ow,” he moans.
Yeah, I may have made the cuffs too tight.
“Let’s go,” I demand, hauling him to his feet.
“You bitch.” He spits as I lead him to the stairs.
“The name’s Meg, buddy,” I say, tweaking his arm a little harder than I have to. “And be sure to tell your friends it was a bitch who saved your life.”
A Lion Shifter and Curvy Girl Romance
(Magic, New Mexico/Fated For Curves Book 3)
A Lion, a Witch, and a War
Tia Ayininruhu, hates everything she has become. She’s nothing more than a tool for Task Force Omega and their greedy plans to rule the galaxy.
She’s ready to end it all but can’t when the shining soul of her lion-shifter true mate brings a new light and purpose into her life. But he’s too late for her to escape her fate.
Fedelis is the Star Rangers deadliest weapon and he’s been sent to take out the only thing standing between good and evil.
Except the Fates have played another cruel trick on him. The witch he must destroy to save Earth and the rest of the souls in the galaxy is his one true mate.
He knows the only choice is to destroy her soul and his own in the process if he wants to save everyone else’s.
Save the Geek Girl, or Save the Galaxy
Poseidon Is Mine:
Paranormal Romance Reverse Harem
(Gods and Monsters Book 2)
I’m a champion. Bound to fight Titans. Sworn to act as Zeus’ shield and defend the gods.
And I’m in trouble.
Apollo’s bright love is consuming, and the dark god Hades fills my dreams with lust and desire. Even though I’m torn between them, the sea god, Poseidon, surfaces to calm the chaos, except I’m falling for him.
I’m living my new life on a sword’s edge, losing part of myself with each passing day. Trying to walk the fine line between my humanity and godhood is proving difficult.
Heracles attempts to help me control my new power, and Ares insists I leap into the fight. All while the darkness is consuming souls with greater frequency. And I worry not even the gods can stop Death.
I’m drowning in Poseidon’s affection…it’s either hold on tight…or be swept away. But either way, Poseidon is mine.
Poseidon is Mine is book 2 in the Gods and Monsters series.
Trigger warning, Poseidon Is Mine contains a violent scene that may be difficult for some readers.
GODS AND MONSTERS series
#1 Apollo Is Mine
#2 Poseidon Is Mine
#3 Ares Is Mine
#4 Coming soon
Content Warning: Steamy love scenes, dominating alphas who protect their female, and plenty of sexy Greek gods who will leave you breathless.
New Fiction Release! 99¢ or FREE with Kindle Unlimited.
Survival Beginnings: Jenny’s Story
In the beginning, all was normal. Until it wasn’t.
Fifteen-year-old Jenny and her twin brother, Jason, find their neighborhood in disarray. The neighbors are acting strangely, and the elderly gentleman who lives next door has left senility behind and gone straight to full-on crazy.
Will they survive their first zombie encounter?
Note: Jenny's Story is a Survival series short. Survival Beginnings takes you into the lives of individual characters at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, just before they meet up with the main Survival group. Each of these stories can be read in any order and prior to reading any other Survival book.
Amazon Universal: http://getbook.at/JennysStory
My FIL passed on the 25th of November around 10pm. Our hospice nurse told us that morning when she came that it would be that day, so we let people know. My husband, his best friend and his wife, and I spent a good hour with him around nine that night, then my MIL went in for a while. She'd only been out of the room a short time when I decided to go in and check on him.
I found him slipping away. It was the most heartbreaking thing to watch but at the same time they happiest thing to watch. To witness his suffering slip away from him as he shifted into peaceful oblivion was comforting for me. He believed in God but believed we ceased to exist after death. If that is what he wanted, I pray that's what he got or if there is a Heaven he's somewhere where he can drink beer, fish, play poker all day long, and watch Michigan football.
Of course last week I didn't do any writing or anything related to it.
This week, I've tried to throw myself in it all the best I can. We still have things going on at the house and to take care of for John, my FIL, but in my free time, I'm listening to Shore Haven and trying to get back into the swing of things. I've been waiting to message my editor to find out if she can finish Shore Haven until I know I'll be able to give the novel my full attention.
The wonderful Lynn Lamp is currently working on the full paperback cover, and the wonderful authors in one of my groups are helping work on the back cover synopsis/blurb, so I'm getting closer and closer to publication every day.
Also, the wonderful Melanie Smith created an amazing three-minute video for chapter 1 of the audio version of Shifter. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEaFSUQvN6k&t=1s
Melanie does a lot of things for authors. She created my brochure. https://view.publitas.com/jennifer-reynolds/jennifer-reynolds-book-brochure/
and my pages for the Connections eMagazine. I love her work. You can check her out here: https://melaniepsmith.com/for-authors/
Supernaturals Book 1
A BBW Paranormal Romance
Shifter is also available on Audio @ Audible.com & available through the Audible Romance Package. Read by Margi Stephens
Abby is a plus size woman, struggling to learn to love herself despite the mental and physical damage her ex did to her.
Dimitri Sullivan, the son of a local shapeshifter pack’s alpha, is trying to find a way to break the curse a powerful witch placed on him after he had a one-night stand with her.
Mave will stop at nothing to ensure Dimitri stays cursed even if she has to break every law of the supernatural world to do so.
SHIFTER is a full-length, stand-alone eBook.
Check out the November 2018 edition of Connections eMagazine to find out about great blogs, new releases, perma-frees, eBook sales, eBooks up for exchange for reviews, read excerpts from new releases, and more.
Join us as we celebrate the fabulous genre of romance books & the wonder authors who create the characters we love with November’s Romance Reads: Where every day is a new chance for love! This week we are giving away a Kindle 7″ Fire Tablet, and (2) Amazon gift cards. Check out these wonderful authors & their books, and don’t forget to enter the contest!*
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Divide and Conquer
Prophecies suck. Catapulted into a do-or-die fight to save a magical kingdom, Lea Daniels would give her treasured collection of board games for a step-by-step survival guide. Instead, the physicist must entrust her future to Nieve, a woman with kick-ass powers that seem to defy the laws of nature.
Jaded warrior Nieve isn’t thrilled either about her new role as a mentor to a “chosen one” who can’t tell a sword from a hairbrush.
Together, the mismatched duo must protect the world from the conquering ambitions of a cut-throat king. The good news is they’re not alone. The bad news is that, as former foes assemble to take a stand by their side, it quickly becomes clear everyone has an agenda.
Universal link: https://books2read.com/DAC
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GVP9XZ4/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GVP9XZ4/
Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07GVP9XZ4/
Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07GVP9XZ4/
The Purge of Babylon:
A Novel of Survival
(Purge of Babylon, Book 1)
Book #1 in the Purge of Babylon post-apocalyptic series. It all starts here.
ONE NIGHT. THAT WAS ALL IT TOOK.
Creatures that once lived in the shadows, hidden from humankind, have risen, spreading like a plague across the globe over the course of a single night. Their numbers growing exponentially through infection, these seemingly unkillable creatures have swallowed up whole cities and collapsed unprepared governments.
Survivors call it The Purge.
Against all odds, a disparate group of survivors has emerged from that blood-soaked night that devastated the planet and reduced humanity to an endangered species. Among the survivors are two ex-Army Rangers, a businesswoman, and a third-year medical student. But surviving The Purge was one thing - staying alive is another matter entirely.
Hope exists in the countryside, in the form of a self-sustaining underground facility designed to withstand any calamity. But in order to reach its safety, the survivors must travel hundreds of treacherous miles, with the night - and the creatures that dwell within it - always at their backs.
The rules are simple: stay out of the dark, load up on silver bullets, and whatever you do, STAY ALIVE.
The road to salvation has begun ...
Check out the November 2018 edition of Connections eMagazine to find out about great blogs, new releases, perma-frees, eBook sales, eBooks up for exchange for reviews, read excerpts from new releases, and more.
(Rune Witch Mysteries Book 1)
There’s always a price to pay with magic. The question is… who pays?
I’m Summer Daniels. Friend. Foe. Witch.
It was never going to be a simple day: visiting my childhood home and finding the murderer of a house fairy. Whose master happens to be a heartless goblin… Yet, as it turns out, the goblin is the least of my problems.
A lover endangered. A friend betrayed. A memory taken.
The cards are stacked against me but hell hath no fury like an angry Witch.
I’m Summer Daniels and my life is about to change.