Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My first Death review!

Hi everyone! Last night I found my first Vampire Oracle: Death review over at The Romance Studio. Dee Dailey gave it 5 hearts! How awesome is that? I'm very excited. :)

Here's a bit of what she said:

"Yolanda Sfetsos crafts an excellent tale that not only builds a great romance, she also empathetically shows what the pain of post partum depression can do to a new mother."

You can read the whole review here. Or if you'd like to grab yourself a copy, you can click on the cover above. And don't forget that it'll be available in a print anthology later this year.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Vampire Oracle, Volume 1 - in Print - NOW!!!

The Vampire Oracle, Volume One, is now available for purchase from Cobbblestone Press. I’m particularly excited because my novella, Life, is one of the stories in this anthology of four more volumes and it’s my first time in print.

My story involves a cowboy, Jaxon Granger, who runs a thoroughbred horse boarding facility in Colorado and a feisty veterinarian, Lissa Price, who just happens to be a 300-year-old vampire.

Here’s the link to the blurb and excerpt: The Vampire Oracle, Life.

Speaking of COWBOYS (any cowboy including vampire & shifter), I'm launching a weekly Friday night COWBOY CHAT (Lariats & Latigo) on January 16th from 7pm to 9pm Mountain.

Some lucky participant will win a print copy of The Vampire Oracle, Volume One during chat on January 16th.

Yours in writing, yours in romance...


Friday, October 3, 2008

Release Day - New Life

Sophia Chase made a mistake many years ago that she's tried desperately to forget. When she reads about the murders in the town nearby, she can't deny it any longer: the vampire she created has become a threat.

Kyle Madsen doesn't believe in vampires. He's devoted his career to disproving the old myths. When a serial killer strikes close to home, he believes the murders are the work of a psychotic human criminal driven by a demented mind.

But vampires believe in him. One wants him dead. The other is his only hope for a new life.

Available Now - Go Here!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Death is finally here...

My Vampire Oracle novella is now available from Cobblestone Press:

A vampire must trust the hunter hired to kill her... with her future and her happiness.

Lana misses her daughter every single day, but after she became a vampire she had to walk away. When her ex-husband calls her and claims Christy was taken, she rushes to the house. But when she gets there, Lana is ambushed by a mysterious man with a wooden stake.

Hayden is a hired hunter that won’t give up the chase. When Lana realizes he might be her only hope to find her daughter, she plans to seduce him to get some answers. But will her plan backfire, and entangle both of them in much more than just a passionate encounter?

If you're interested in more, you can check it out here.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sunlight by Moira Reid coming Friday!

Been waiting for a year now...and the day is finally almost here! Woot!

About a year ago, Cobblestone Press put out the call--submit a proposal for one of our Vampire Oracle stories! I *wanted* to write one of those stories...BAD!!! Who knew it was going to turn out to be not just part of the Vampire Oracle series, but my hero would end up in a series of his own??

The Steel City Vampires feature Johnathan (from Sunlight) as well as L. Shannon's hero, Dillion, (from her Vampire Oracle book, Love). Summer Alan has just sold a story to Cobblestone with another of the Steel City Vamps, Pagan. (Her book is One Wild Night.) Meanwhile, Shannon is working on 2 more vamp stories for the series! For more info on them, go here.

Oh, and be sure to pick up a FREE COPY of another one of the vamp stories featuring Kalib, Welcome Home.

And now...for my Johnathan. The young, brainy, and sexy science vamp.

Johnathan loves his neighbor, Lenora, but he's a vampire who looks 23 and she's a human of 43. When he reveals his hunger for her, she tells him to find someone his own age. Johnathan smells and tastes her arousal and knows she wants him, and his life of hunting drug dealers is nothing compared to the life he imagines with her in his arms.

The evening Lenora receives a Sunlight tarot card in the mail, Johnathan listens to her read it aloud: “Painful memories and the future must collide and find resolution.” Johnathan's resolution: she will be his, forever.

Read an excerpt here.

Can't wait until Friday...when all the vampires come out to play!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sleep or the rescue of a vampire

Yay! Sleep, my novella for Cobblestone Press releases this month as part of The Vampire Oracle Series. In the excerpt below, Kai and his team have just defeated the Haitian witch doctor, Vixama, but their rescue of the vampire, Gabrielle, hasn’t gone according to plan. Enjoy!

“We’ve got Vixama, Ivor,” Devlin reported, looking Jamal over.

“Good job. The chopper’s on its way.”

Already, Kai could see the lights of the helicopter advancing over the dark fields.

“What about Gabrielle?” They couldn’t mean to just abandon her there.

“We’ve got to get Jamal back to base where he can get the medical attention he needs and quickly,” Devlin said, coming up to Kai and putting a hand on his shoulder. “There are a few others who are wounded too, but those of us who are able can stay and resume the search.”

“I can tell you where she is now, but if you’re down there and she breaks and runs we’ll be out of radio contact, and I won’t be able to help you,” Ivor broke in. “You’ll be on your own.”

“I’ll stay,” Kai said. “But, by myself. Nobody else.”

“What?” Devlin looked at him as if he was crazy.

“Why, Kai?” Ivor asked. “Devlin and his men are experienced in these situations.”

“Yes, but I know her.” Kai was desperate to make them understand. He had to do it alone. “I discovered her and I…I can’t explain it, but I know her.” He couldn’t tell them about the dreams. “I can do it. I can find her.”

“Devlin?” Ivor deferred to the commando’s judgment.

“We’ve captured Vixama, and the zombies who haven’t been eliminated are neutralized so there’s no danger on that front.” Devlin rubbed his chin. “As for the vampire, clearly, she is fearful of us. I think it might be a good idea to let him try on his own. One man is less threatening than several. She might respond better to him.”

“All right, then,” Ivor said, shouting to be heard over the noise of the helicopter’s descent. “That’s it, Kai. We’ll give you twenty-four hours, and then we’ll be back.”

“Thank you.” Kai shook Devlin’s hand, already impatient for them to be off.

“She’s cowering in a cell about twenty feet north from where you found her,” Ivor said as the helicopter rose back into the air. “Be careful, Kai. You’ve seen what she did to Jamal. Be very careful. Make no sudden movements. Avoid contact. Her long captivity could well have turned her mind. You don’t really know what you’re dealing with here. It may be fear or it may be worse.”

“She’s Gabrielle,” Kai replied, plunging back into the dark, chilliness of the citadel. “She was once a beautiful woman, who men desired and women envied.” He said the words aloud, as if repeating a mantra. “Jewels shone in her hair and on her fingers. She wore silks and satins from fabulous lands and ate only the choicest of meats.” Kai sensed Ivor’s worried puzzlement, but the other man remained quiet until a burst of static and then dead silence indicated he’d lost radio contact. “She was as beautiful and mysterious as a dark tropical moth. Her lips were designed for lovers’ kisses, her glances thrilled men’s hearts and stirred their longing.” It wasn’t the Song of Solomon, but it was the best he could do as he descended into the dungeon to look for the woman whose face and body had haunted his nights ever since he’d found out about her."

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Do You Believe in Vampires?

Do you believe in vampires?

After all these rounds of Vampire Oracle books, you ought to. Maybe they're hiding out there somewhere, waiting to sink their teeth into your neck and their...um, oh, hey look, we're in public.

But you get the idea. Humans have a deep-seated attachment to that red stuff in our arteries. I don't think it's the blood that gets us going, though. Maybe instead, we like the idea that we're chosen ones. Or that, like love, our beloveds will never die.

Sometimes, we want very badly to believe. Even if it's improbable, we want to spend a little while in a place where we're the unique ones, the magic ones. Or where we could be. And where we don't have to accept death as a final answer.

This is what my own Vampire Oracle, New Life, is about. Why do we seek vampires? The hero, Kyle Madsen, is a psychologist who specializes in people who think they're vampires. He doesn't believe in them, although he'd like to. In a world filled with transience and heartbreak, he'd like to find a piece of the immortal.

And let's face it. Who doesn't want to imagine a pair of warm lips on their neck? Or an insatiable hunger for what they have inside?

New Life comes out October 3. Read it, and believe.


Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Vampire Oracle: Sacrifice Trailer

Okay although it took me a while to make, I enjoyed it. I think it sums up the book pretty good.

Vampire Oracle: Sacrifice by Leila Brown

Look for it on Aug 1st!!!

Leila Brown

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Vampire Oracle: Chalice Book Trailer

Hope you enjoy watching this book trailer as much as I enjoyed making it.

Ericka Scott

Monday, July 7, 2008

Good Monday Morning!

I know it’s a tough one, first day after long holiday weekend. It’s a little gloomy here today in Maryland, threats of thunderstorms and such. Me, I’m focusing on having a happy Monday no matter what. J

What else is going on today? Glad you asked. It’s hot…like FEVER hot!

The Vampire Oracle: Fever – Now Available at Cobblestone Press
After her parents were killed by a vampire, Charlie Kennedy decided to take justice into her own hands. A self-proclaimed vampire slayer, she’s heard ofthe impending Vampire Rebellion and is determined to take down as many of the blood-sucking murderers as she can.
Julian DeLancie is serious about his lifestyle and as one of the strongest of his coven is on a hunt for the head of the Rebellion. But when his task is interrupted by the beautiful and seductive huntress, Julian is forced into a battle of love vs. duty.
Julian and Charlie are explosive in and out of bed, their bond deep and binding, but will it withstand the ultimate sacrifice?


SB: Is it dark enough in here for you?

Julian: I am fine. (He sits down, adjusting his large muscular body in the cushioned chair.)

SB: You are a Calmae Vampire, is that correct?

Julian: (He nods.) That is correct.

SB: How long have you been a vampire? How old are you?

Julian: I have been a Calmae for more than a hundred years.

He, this vampire, looks just like you or me. No, not really, he’s drop dead gorgeous with his butter toned skin and dark wavy hair. He’s dressed in all black, which should be a cliché but looks elegant, fierce, domineering. I’m at a loss as to what my next question should be. There’s so much I want to know, yet this feral lust he emanates is thick and hovers in the air making it hard to breathe.

SB: What do you do? (I ask because he’s staring at me expectantly.)

Julian: I am just like you, trying to live my life.

SB: There are some that would want you dead. Namely, Charlene Kennedy. Her vendetta against vampires is no secret. Come to think of it, Charlene hasn’t been seen in weeks. Do you know anything about that?

He stands, towering above me at more than six feet. His light colored eyes have grown darker, his lips lifting from his teeth slightly, so that just the sharp point of an incisor is visible. My heart jumps and I casually look around for a weapon should he attack me, knowing instinctively that nothing could defeat this man, this vampire.

Julian: She is none of your concern.

SB: But…

Julian: But nothing. I hunt the Rebels who attack innocent humans. That is my duty.

SB: Okay. Well, how about your personal life? (I know I’m treading on thin ice with him but I can’t help but wonder what type of woman could tame this man.)

He looks contemplative then frowns again.

Julian: My life is my own.

He doesn’t leave immediately but stands staring at me. I feel like he can see right through me, like his gaze is touching me, feather-like across my skin. In this instant I am not afraid, but aroused. Man oh man, the woman that gets him is one lucky lady!

Visit http://www.sapphirestories.com/ for an excerpt from Fever!

Friday, June 27, 2008

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