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Jungle Burn is Available!

Hey everyone! The final book in the Amazon Chronicles is now available for purchase! I did a little something different with this one. It has some ménage in it. Yum…

Here’s the blurb, excerpt, and buy links. 🙂

Amazon Chronicles 4: Jungle Burn
by Sarah Mäkelä
Genres: Paranormal, Erotic Romance, Ménage, Shapeshifters
Length: Novella
Buy now: http://changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1901

Blurb:

The new Amazon Princess chooses between a close friend who wants her and the object of her desire…

In the series finale, Sabina Rukan is ready to find her mate. She must choose between her close friend, Tiago, who lusts after her, and the object of her desire, Rafael. When the three of them come together, Rafael discovers the feelings between him and Sabina are mutual, and he’ll stop at nothing to make her his mate.

Excerpt:

Sabina Rukan knocked on the door to Tiago’s hut. He’d been her closest friend for a while, even though her parents had always preferred her to socialize with the other girls in the village. She didn’t really care. Growing up as Princess of the Amazons, she couldn’t help a slight feeling of entitlement.

The door to his hut opened, and Tiago stood there shirtless with a faded pair of jeans hugging his hips. He smirked at her with a wicked quirk of his lips.

She trailed her gaze over the muscular expanse of his chest. Seeing all his bare skin made her want to nibble on his torso and bask in its warmth. For the past few weeks, her hormones had gone into overdrive.

She’d noticed the werepuma men taking a greater interest in her, which was embarrassing, and yet her parents were still convinced she wasn’t ready to become a woman. If they weren’t going to trust her, she needed to take matters into her own hands. She’d known just who to come to.

He took her hand and kissed her knuckles. “Sabina, how are you doing?” His nose twitched a little, and his brown eyes darkened, as they tended to do whenever she came around. He wanted her, and she wouldn’t mind having him, either.

“I’m doing well enough. I need to talk with you.” She held on to his hand, pulling him out of his hut. With her being a weretiger, she had comparable strength to his, but she’d been taught not to use her full strength from a young age. That would only hurt people around her, which she was very careful about.

He didn’t look too sure about this, but he shut the door and followed her. “Where are we going? Why aren’t we talking in my home? There’s more privacy in there than out here.”

She stopped, turned to look at him, and sighed. “Not really. You know as well as I do, if someone wanted to listen in on our conversation, all they’d have to do is stand outside your door and concentrate. That’s not okay with what I need to talk about.”

At just that moment, a couple of male werepumas walked by them and looked her up and down. One halted his progress, his eyes flashing upon her as if he wanted nothing better than to push her to the ground and ride her. Her out-of-control hormones were a primary cause for the sudden surge of crudeness she faced, yet her Amazon kin wouldn’t understand.

Sabina was different from them. She was the only female werecat in the village, and in many ways, it felt like she’d been cursed. Her parents had forbidden the werepumas to tell her secret, and Kyle — their leader — made sure his people knew the lengths he’d go to help make sure the Amazons didn’t find out before they were ready. They weren’t sure the Amazons would stand behind her as they did her mother, the queen, or even her father or Rubia and Kyle. None of them was a creature next in line for the throne.

Frowning, Tiago shrugged. “Fine. Take me wherever you think is safe.”

She walked with him through the village, her gaze set straight on where she was going. Her shoulders were tense, but Tiago used his free hand to squeeze one of them slightly. “Relax,” he said.

Sabina let out a breath and took him into the trees. They didn’t go far, just enough to have some privacy. “Okay. I…” She paused, not knowing how to go about this. Her usual carefree personality stumbled with letting this off her chest. How could she ask him about her needs? “I was wondering…” She shook her head. “I’m sorry for bothering –“

Tiago hooked his index finger under her chin and forced her to look at him. “You’re not bothering me. Just let me know what’s on your mind.” He stared into her eyes, his gaze intense even in the dark night.

“I need sexual release.” The words left her lips before she could cage them. “I hear the mated women and men in their huts, and my body burns like it’s caught in a bonfire.” She licked her suddenly dry lips, and his gaze dropped to take in the swift motion.

“And you’ve come to me with this request?” His tone was carefully neutral, but the bulge at the front of his jeans spoke louder than his words.

She nodded.

“Your parents would kill me — hell, my parents would probably help — if I claimed you without their permission.” The wicked quirk of his lips teased her. She wanted to punch him in the face, but that wouldn’t help her cause.

“And?” She propped her hands on her hips.

“I might be able to help ease your desire.” He helped her to the ground then settled her onto her back. His hands went to the strip of cloth covering her chest…

Buy now: http://changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1901

News Bytes

Hey everyone. Yes, I’m back with even more news! Skin Deep and Her Christmas Elf have gotten more great reviews!

“I always love curling up on a cold day when no one’s home but me & the pooch with a good book. Skin Deep was one of those books.” – Readaholic’s Reviews

 Her Christmas Elf received 4.5 stars from Romance Junkies!

“Sarah Mäkelä’s contribution to Changeling Press’s SANTA’S HELPERS line incorporates the magic and wonder of the holiday for a sinfully delightful read.  Vera and Pekka’s romance is quick and intense yet still fun and whimsical.” – Chrissy, Romance Junkies

Also, I’ll be participating in The Romance Reviews’ Romance Madness Hop. I’d love to see you all back here then!

Quick reminder, make sure to visit by one of my Skin Deep tour stops for a chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift card and a copy of Skin Deep. I’ll also be at The Romance Studio’s Release Party tomorrow with another chance to win a copy of Skin Deep.

News Bytes

Hey everyone! The Skin Deep blog tour is in full swing! Yesterday, I was interviewed at My Home Away from Home, and I received a nice review from them.

“This book had the right amount of steamy hot romance. I especially liked this story because of the forbidden romance. … I’m happy I tried a new type of read.” – Brittany, My Home Away from Home

Today’s stops are at Books Books and More Books, which features a guest post, a review, and my contest, and Books & Tales where I’m being interviewed.

“The author did an excellent job of making her series stand out in a very crowded genre by twisting together just the right combination of mythology. … Hopefully, this entertaining and sexy series will see many future installments.” – Heather, Books Books and More Books

I also had a great review for Her Christmas Elf recently from The Romance Reviews.

“This is a very magical and uplifting story that will make your Christmas a little brighter. It is a short and steamy read that will warm you up even on the coldest winter day. There is some great chemistry between Vera and Pekka that practically sizzles off the page.” – Katie, The Romance Reviews

And finally, I’ve had two more books contracted!


Surrendered, the companion story to Captivated, will be coming out Summer 2013 with the Titania’s Court collection.

Jungle Burn, the series finale to the Amazon Chronicles, will be coming out March 2013.

Sarah’s Purrrfectly Giftastic Christmas Post + WINNER ANNOUNCED

Are you ready for the holidays? There’s only 11 days until Christmas! Eeek!

I am, so I’m participating in the Purrrfectly Giftastic Christmas Blog Hop to help spread some holiday cheer! It’ll run from today until December 17th at 11:59 PM. I hope everyone is able to snag some great prizes from the fantastic list of bloggers participating this weekend!

I’m offering up a $10 Amazon gift card as well as an ebook from me. What goodies do I have lurking in there you ask? Good question!

Blurb for Her Christmas Elf (my newest release):

Lost in a forest, Vera finds an elf who gives her a Christmas to remember.

Traveling alone in Finland around Christmas isn’t exactly what Vera Hayes had imagined she’d be doing. When her longtime boyfriend dumps her before the trip at the last minute, she decides to go anyways. However, she gets lost in a forest in Lapland and starts to panic until she runs into a magical man who looks suspiciously like an elf without the pointy ears. Pekka, one of Santa’s elves, soothes away her worry and helps her find her way back to her cabin, giving her a Christmas Eve to remember.

And the blurb for my book coming out December 17th, Captivated:

When a mercenary whose purpose is to dispose of wicked Unseelie fae meets a Dark Elf, she’ll question her mission and become captivated…

After her family was killed by a dark elf, mercenary Honora Butler’s purpose is the disposal of wicked faeries, elves, and Unseelie beings, but she’ll find herself questioning her mission when she meets Brennan, a dark elf who doesn’t conform to what she believed his kind were like.

Brennan O’Niall doesn’t know what it is about Honora that makes him crave her, but he wants to find out. However, when she’s charged with the murder of a friend, he’ll have to find out the truth and decide just how much she means to him.

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Guest Author Sean Michael



Hey everyone! Today on the Naughty List Blog Hop, I have Sean Michael with me, author of “Christmas Elves are Ringing” from the Santa’s Helpers series at Changeling Press. Visit the previous stop here.

When the call came from Changeling for Santa’s Helpers stories, I couldn’t resist doing a story about the elves who live up north with the big guy, making toys and what not. Who else is more of a Santa’s Helper than them?

Along came Joey, the very best doll maker elf in the entire world.

Only, like with many great artists, he can be a temperamental diva when he wants to be. Lucky for Joey (hell, and for Santa and the rest of the North Pole residents) Bane knows exactly what to do to ring Joey’s bells and get him back in the gift creating mood. Given the premise and the characters, this wound up being a fun and kinky romp that I had a great time writing. I hope you enjoy reading it just as much.

Oh, the title? How could I resist the play on Christmas Bells Are Ringing? I couldn’t. Especially when the elves in question wear jingle bells that most definitely do get rung!

Christmas Elves are Ringing Blurb:

Joey’s the best doll maker at Santa’s workshop, but he’s fed up with making them and all their accessories. In fact, he’s having a tantrum of epic proportions. The big guy sends Joey’s lover Bane in to give Joey an attitude adjustment. Can Bane work his magic in time for them to make sure Santa’s sleigh is full this year?

Buy link: http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1957

Excerpt link: http://www.changelingpress.com/content.php?utype=note&uid=6097

Thanks to Sarah for hosting me on the Naughty List Blog Hop today!

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Jungle Blaze is now available!

Hey everyone! I’m thrilled to announce that Jungle Blaze, the third book in my Amazon Chronicles series, is now available for purchase!

Here’s the blurb, excerpt, and buy links. 🙂

Amazon Chronicles 3: Jungle Blaze
by Sarah Mäkelä
Genres: Paranormal, Shapeshifters, Erotic Romance
Length: Novella
Buy now: http://changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1901

Blurb:

Sol has seen others around her find their mates, and she’s determined to find her own, except the man who has caught her eye is standoffish and has no intention of getting into a relationship.

Eduardo, the second in command of the werepumas, has no interest in the mating going on around him, but his stern attitude is about to change when he finds what he didn’t know he was looking for — Sol.

Excerpt:


Soft moans filtered into her sleep, and Sol Rios blinked open her eyes. Drowsily, she pushed herself into a sitting position and rubbed her hands over her face. Sleep wasn’t her friend anymore. Not since her neighbor, Rubia, had mated with the werepumas’ leader.

The quiet sighs of pleasure gained intensity and became more insistent, more demanding. Her hands balled into fists. Dampness and warmth gathered between Sol’s legs. She squeezed her thighs together against the cruel sensation.

This was crazy. She had to get away from here. Would it look too suspicious if Sol asked Adara, the Amazon Queen, if she could move her hut? Rubia and Adara were friends. Sol didn’t know if there would be a problem, but she would have to come up with a good reason, instead of just complaining about the… noise.

Once dressed, she stepped out into the night.

Darkness blanketed the village, and only a few torches here and there provided light for her to see. She headed toward the center of the village where the Amazons and werepumas held their feasts. Embers glowed hot in the fire pit. She sat beside it, enjoying the heat and the night sounds of the rainforest.

A few guards — both Amazon and werepuma — were prowling the catwalks, and one of the Amazons noticed her with a wave. She returned the kind gesture then lowered her gaze to the coals. Toasty warmth caressed her skin. She wrapped her arms around her legs, hugging them to her chest, and then rested her chin on her knees.

Movement drew her attention away from the fire pit, and she caught sight of a tall, lithe figure striding from the village’s entrance toward her. Torchlight revealed his face, and she sucked in a breath. The werepumas’ second in command. What was his name again…? Argh, she couldn’t remember.

She was thankful for the darkness; otherwise, she’d have run.

Her gaze followed him as he walked past without even looking at her. She buried her face in her legs, wishing she had what the others had. More of her people were finding their mates, yet no one paid her any attention. Especially not the man she found most attractive. He didn’t even spare her a glance.

At this rate, her womb would become barren before he even made eye contact. She shook her head, shrugging off any pity for herself. Peeking over her shoulder, she saw the pumas’ second in command standing in front of Rubia’s hut. Even from this distance, she saw tension in his posture. Maybe Rubia and the werepuma leader were still rutting like wild animals.

Sol turned away before he felt her gaze on him. Not like that would matter much. She hadn’t seen him look or talk to any of the other women aside from Adara, Rubia, and a few Amazon guards. All occasions were strictly for business. He didn’t seem to possess much charm or charisma, just a stern, no nonsense attitude, and yet Sol couldn’t help the attraction she felt toward him. What was wrong with her?

Faint footsteps approached her from behind, but maybe he was just leaving the village again. It didn’t mean he’d have any reason to talk with her. Right? The sudden encompassing silence unsettled her.

Out of the corner of her eye, she saw a pair of denim-clad legs. Her gaze slid up those strong legs and over his solid chest until she stared into his dark blue eyes.

Buy now: http://changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1901

Six Sentence Sunday 18

Hi everyone! Welcome back for another week of Six Sentence Sunday! Click here to view my previous entries.

Here’s a snippet from my upcoming release Captive Moonlight. The main characters are Joe and Charlotte. This is my first western paranormal romance. This is pretty much a continuation from last week. Enjoy!

He froze, and his nostrils flared. “Damn it. Your maid must be coming to check on you.”

Her eyes widened, and she hopped out of bed. She stared at the door, hoping her maid, Betsy, wouldn’t come in without knocking. Charlotte needed to look presentable before that happened.

Captive Moonlight now available at Changeling Press.

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With Love Valentines Day Blog Hop… Winner Announced

Valentine’s Day — the holiday of love — is almost here, and I’m excited to be participating in the With Love, Valentine’s Day Blog Hop! It runs from today until February 14th at 11:59 PM. I hope everyone grabs some great prizes this weekend!

If I get over 20 people who enter, I’ll give away two prizes for this event. The first prize is a digital copy of my newest release Captive Moonlight from Changeling Press. The additional prize would be a winner’s choice eBook from my backlist.

Here’s the blurb for Captive Moonlight:

When her betrothed, Joe, is taken captive by a group of men looking for werewolf laborers, it’s up to Charlotte to track him down and win him back — even if that means putting her own life in danger.

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Six Sentence Sunday 17

Hi everyone! Welcome back for another week of Six Sentence Sunday! Click here to view my previous entries.

Here’s a snippet from my upcoming release Captive Moonlight. The main characters are Joe and Charlotte. This is my first western paranormal romance. This is a continuation from last week. Enjoy!

She cocked an eyebrow at him. “Get right on with it soon before I start sprouting gray hairs.”

His eyebrows rose, and he leaned back over her. “Saucy girl. Maybe I’ll have to show you what I’d like to get right on again with.” He pressed his hard shaft against her thigh.

Captive Moonlight now available at Changeling Press.

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Captive Moonlight – Now Available!

I’m so excited about today’s new release Captive Moonlight! I really enjoyed writing this story, even though I struggled with it on occasion. What makes it so special is that it’s my first (published) werewolf story, and I adore werewolves! My recent post on them said as much. lol

This story also marks my first time writing something historical, which I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I was an English/History double major before I realized I wanted to get out of college quicker than getting the double major would allow.

Captive Moonlight is book 3 of the Wolves of the Wild West multi-author series, but it stands alone.

I really hope you all enjoy it! Please let me know what you think!

Genres: Paranormal, Action Adventure/ Suspense, Wildest West, Werewolves
Series: Wolves of the Wild West, Book 3 (Multi-Author series)
Length: Novella

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A gentlewoman will do whatever it takes to rescue her captive werewolf betrothed.

When her betrothed, Joe, is taken captive by a group of men looking for werewolf laborers, it’s up to Charlotte to track him down and win him back — even if that means putting her own life in danger.

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