The answer is yes absolutely! There is SO much more to the world of the Dragon Lovers! Unfortunately there will be even more of a delay than I had originally planned. Because of the closure of schools due to COVID-19, all the hours I had planned to use to work on the book will now be used with caring for the children and homeschooling.
I am grateful for this time I have with my children, and that my family is healthy and safe, but unfortunately, you’ll just have to wait a bit longer!
(Also, you should check out my other dragon books, particularly, my Prince of the Otherworlds series co-written with the AMAZING Cassie Alexander!)
EXCERPT FROM DRAGON CALLED BY KARA LOCKHARTE AND CASSIE ALEXANDER
I should run, she thought, for my own good.
But instead of running, she touched the protruding ridge on the side of the dragon’s face, where a cheekbone would be on a human. His scales were hard and hot but not uncomfortably so.
Suddenly his scales rattled in a shivering reaction. Andi gasped and jumped back and watched as the dragon seemed to melt away.
And then Damian stood there, in human form. The same man she’d seen in his bedroom earlier, only now completely naked, and the rest of him was just as hot as the half she’d already seen. He was perfectly proportioned chiseled perfection, and the memory of his lips on hers and his hands on her body came rushing back with fresh heat. “Why aren’t you afraid?” he asked her.
Andi blinked. “Should I be?”
Damian opened his lips, but no words came out. Instead, he tilted his head, watching her as if he thought she would bolt—running off screaming at any moment. She’d be lying to herself if she didn’t admit that a small part of her wanted to do just precisely that.
Damian was a dragon. But he was also a man.
A very, very good-looking man. And the rest of her wondered if his skin would be as hot to the touch as the scales had if she felt it now.
Thoughts like that will only get me into trouble. Andi made an effort to look around, at the steaming bits of monster flesh scattered around them and the smoking wreck of a van behind her. She should be scared witless, and part of her was, but the same snark she hid fear with at the hospital came out to protect her. “I take it this is just another normal Friday night for you?”
“Saturday morning, technically,” he corrected, slowly smiling.
-from DRAGON CALLED by Kara Lockharte and Cassie Alexander
I’m so excited that I can finally tell you all about this amazing project I’ve been working on for months with a cowriter!
Cassie Alexander is an AMAZING writer who received kudos for her writing from the likes of Charlaine Harris and Sherrilyn Kenyon. I want to also mention that her dayjob is as an ICU nurse so she is a TRUE hero of these times. (If you want to follow her exploits in the ICU and get insight on what’s going on in the hospital during these times, you can follow her on twitter, though warning, she does get political at points, but if I was told I might have to go to work in a bandanna and had to have a separate phone just so dying people could say good-bye to their loved ones, I would be pretty angry too).
We’ve been working on this fabulous slow-burn billionaire dragon shifter paranormal romance series that honestly, I think is some of our best work EVER. And I have to say, I think the cover is pretty hot too!
DRAGON CALLED – a new sexy slow burn paranormal romance from Kara Lockharte and Cassie Alexander!
It’s always a bad idea to fall for a hot mysterious billionaire with a spooky castle.
Especially when you find out he’s a dragon.
Night nurse Andi Ngo was desperate for money to bail her idiot brother out of jail. A one time nursing gig seemed like the perfect deal: lots of cash, no questions asked. Even when her employer turns out to be the notorious billionaire Damian Blackwood, Andi is determined to keep quiet and finish the job.
But when Damian saves her life from a monster, there’s no forgetting what she saw — not his insanely superhero physique, not the hungry way he looks at her, like she’s some priceless treasure to be possessed, and definitely not the fact that he’s got another hidden self; he’s an honest-to-god dragon.
Andi knows the dragon shifter’s secret and he’s definitely far from pleased.
After a night of monsters and mayhem, he takes her home in his fancy sports car and….asks her for a date.
The expensive well-tailored suit can’t disguise the fire in his eyes and wildness in his savage smile.
She should say no.
What if she says yes?
Note: This is the first of a slow burn paranormal romance series featuring a hot dragonshifter hero: heck yes, explicit scenes are in here but you’ll have to be patient for the HEA to come.
Keep scrolling for a look at Chapter 1!
Or click here to get it on Amazon (releases May 4, 2020 into Kindle Unlimited!)Continue reading
What’s the easiest and best way to read my books or any other author’s books for FREE, in a safe, non-virus contagious, legal way?
It’s for YOU to send a purchasing request to your local library that they buy those our books.
Requesting that your library purchase my books for their collection
Nowadays, most libraries have email or contact forms on their website that let you make purchasing requests with out even leaving your house!
And in fact, libraries love when you request books to buy because it helps them with their statistics. It shows that people in the community are using their resources (and thus, helping them to avoid budget cuts).
In fact, reader requests are the #1 way for independent authors to get their books into libraries.
It is extremely hard, if not near impossible for most independent authors to get their books into libraries because:
1) Visibility – Indie authors don’t have the budget to tell every library about their works. The cost to advertise in library trade journals is prohibitively expensive. One well known book review publication charges indie authors around $800 for a single review!
2) WHO? libraries aren’t going to spend tax-payer dollars on a books they’re not sure their patrons want by people they’ve never heard of. On the other hand, if a reader requests a book for purchase, it is hard data that shows that SOMEONE in their community wants to read that.
3) Quality control – Let’s be honest; there’s a lot of great things about indie publishing, including the fact that ANYONE can put up a book, but that’s also a minus; that ANYONE can put up a book with no quality checks. This is why social proof and reviews help A LOT. Thanks to readers like you, the first book of my Dragon Lovers series, BETROTHED TO THE DRAGON has more than 100 reviews with a 4 star average on Amazon!
Now, admittedly, sometimes libraries might still say no. Sometimes they don’t have the budget, but more often than not, it’s because the libraries require that books have special cataloging info.
Many indie authors don’t have that cataloging info because it requires getting a cataloging specialist to create that info for each book. How do you know? You can always ask your favorite indie author if they have that info.(Feel free to point them to this blog and tell them to contact me and I’ll be happy to help them out!).
I DO have that cataloging info to make it easier for libraries to buy my books. Its include it right in the first page of the printed copies of all my Dragon Lovers books!
So if you’re interested in reading the Dragon Lovers books for free, please ask your local library to buy copies of my books! (At this time, only print editions of my books are available for Library purchasing, but I’ve also made LARGE PRINT editions available for the visually impaired).
I’ve tried to make it as simple as possible with this sample copy-and-paste form request letter here (link opens a shared google doc).
All you have to do is add your name, library patron or barcode number, the name of your library, and then copy and paste the letter with the book info into an email. Alternatively, you can also make a copy of the google doc file and print it out to take to your local library.
To those who do request that their library purchase my books, THANK YOU, because you are helping to support an author and her family, and helping me show my kids that mom has goals too!
Feel free to tag me on social media when your library gets them. You might just get a special shoutout from me!
Tags: Read Betrothed to the Dragon for Free, Read Belonging to the Dragon for Free, Read Bonded to the Dragon for Free, Read Kara Lockharte Dragon Free
Check out this awesome blogpost at the USA Today Happily Ever After blog where Veronica Scott asks dragonshifter romance authors like Terry Bolryder, SE Smith and ME (!!) why dragon shifter romances are so hot!
Thanks to Veronica Scott for including me!
This is my first blog post on my revamped website! So since I'm just testing things out, enjoy the blurb from the forthcoming BETROTHED TO THE DRAGON!
I like to pretend I’m just another immigrant trying make her way in New York City…but I’m not.
You may know of my family from stories of an older age. Across all nations, all cultures, my family was once worshipped as gods, cursed as demons and shunned as otherworldly creatures.
Reality? I am shen, but the worst kind of shen there is.
One who would rather pretend to be human than to rule them.
One with no magic.
One hunted by the immortal monster that killed my parents.
And now, I just discovered how grandma found us refuge in America, how she thought she could save me.
She betrothed me – to a dragon.