LV’s Monday Meanderings…. February 4, 2019!

Hello Readers! This week’s Monday Meanderings come with a discounted book and other reading goodness. I’ve created this regular newsletter since beginning my newest day job to keep me engaged with you on a regular basis. This will provide a way for you to know what’s going on with me even though I’m not camping out on Social Media anymore. Not only is our Feature The Caster’s Canticle on a Kindle Countdown and is $0.99 today through Wednesday, but my Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever continues to be FREE until it isn’t! Check it!

Writing, Writing, Writing

If you liked Beautiful Creatures, you’ll be obsessed with The Caster’s Canticle!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Last week I had an epiphany regarding my Jungle Fever Series. While listening to the first fifteen minutes of The Venture Capitalist audiobook, which is now in production at ACX, I was moved by how much the White family suffered when Tristan and Nathan’s mother was battling ovarian cancer. It remeinded me of how much my mother-in-law suffered with colon cancer in her final days, and I ended up with an idea on how to proceed with Tristan’s POV and Nathan’s stories. So, here’s hoping my mojo will cooperate while I’m fleshing these bad boys out.

Also during this very same week, I had several fans of the books write me to inquire about the stories, so I know there’s still interest there, and that just made me feel so good. It’s been a long while since I’ve felt this good about continuing this series. Although I love writing with the white hot passion of a thousand suns, my mojo is as finicky as hell, and I’m thankful that my readers who love me have understood and stood by me. I’m looking forward to bringing you some stellar product this year! Includiing a new standalone featuring a businessman, his super intelligent and beautiful assistant, and a dog.

Today, I’m working ten hours, but I will go home and write at least four hours. What are you doing today?

Speaking of writing, if you want to read any of my books while you’re waiting on my new stuff to publish, you can find all my books here, where The Caster’s Canticle is now on SALE: LV Lewis books!

THE CASTER’S CANTICLE

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If you liked Beautiful Creatures, you’ll be obsessed with The Caster’s Canticle!

When hopelessness and lust collides, how do you give life to a heart that sings to you like no other?

Disillusioned with his own kind and living among humans, powerful warlock Stellan Kierkegaard encounters his foretold soulmate in the ailing Leilani Gibson. 

Together, they’re prophesied to knit dark and light covens to lead the Caster world. Yet how can this be when she is, by every indication, mortal?


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Touched by Jenny Rose


Lucy Cramer had a stable and secure with her very nice and predictable boyfriend, Brandon but when he gets her to agree to a visit to see her estranged mother, things don’t remain so foreseeable and anticipated for the recent college graduate. She’d been educated in the best Ivy League school in the country but not even Lucy was ready for the confusion that her stepbrother, Marcus, would bring to her life. 

Marcus was everything that Brandon wasn’t and she couldn’t help but feel pulled to him from the moment they first met. He was wild and spontaneous, two things that Brandon could never be and Lucy was attracted to him in more than a physical sense. Could a kiss between the two of them change their lives forever or will she return home with her boyfriend.

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Say You’re Mine by Carrie Lomax

She’s never forgotten her first love.
A scholarship to an elite college was supposed to be Olivia Davidson’s ticket to success—one she never had a chance to cash. But she’s found her own path, first through the military, now as an entrepreneur. She can attend her class’s fifteen-year anniversary with her head high. Because there’s one person with whom she has unfinished business…

She’s the one desire he’s ever been denied.
Ronan Banes thought he could be more than a replica of his bank executive father. Olivia sparked him to want more out of life. But the moment they met, she was out of reach. Now, Ronan has Olivia—and her company—in his sights. It’s only a matter of time before he has Olivia where he wants her. In his bed. By his side. His, in every way. But his past mistakes could cost them everything.

They’re not going down without a fight. 
When Olivia won’t sell, Ronan is prepared to engineer a hostile takeover. It’ll take more than shared memories to keep them together—and more than a boardroom battle to keep them apart.

Book Three in the Say You Will Series. Standalone steamy contemporary, 18+, HEA guaranteed!

WHEN I DREAM OF YOU
by Marcella Swann

I want him. More than anything. But he’s one bad boy.

The things he wants. They’re carnal, lustful things and I can’t get them—or him—out of my mind.

Devon Prescott knows how to impose his will.

He’s a viper in a Brioni handmade suit.

Ruthless in the board room, he’s even more relentless in the bedroom.

He’s a freakin’ Adonis. It scares me that I want him so much.

When I’m with him I feel safe. I feel love. I feel a yearning.

He knows that he rocks my world. That he is the stuff of my dreams.

So he wants things.

Things I’m afraid to give him.

He tells me I’m his in the most romantic of terms. That he worships my body.

That I must trust him.

I don’t deny it. Some of the things he wants stir me deep inside.

They’re sexy and dirty and forbidden.

Am I willing to be touched? To be shared?

Oh, god.

If I give into my dream lover’s deepest desires, will I lose myself in the process?

When I Dream of You is a full-length, 85,000-word standalone steamy romance.

Simple.

Uncomplicated.

Tranquil.

Esme Archer’s life is all of those things until a good deed goes horribly right. Or wrong. Whoever thought that shoveling her neighbor’s sidewalk would land her in so much trouble? Cupid has to be laughing at her.

Now she finds herself inexplicably tangled up in injured pro football player Val Adeniyi’s life and heart. He’s everything she could want in a guy: family-oriented, compassionate, built. Did she mention built? She should mention built. But even better than his admittedly fabulous good looks is his heart. He’s the kind of guy she wants to spend her days curled up with and her nights curled around. And then there’s his adorable ball of fluff kitten. She can’t decide which one she wants to snuggle with first…

Unfortunately there’s one tiny problem: he hasn’t told anyone about her. Not his family. Not his teammates. No one. He claims it’s for the best. But is the perfect man setting them both up for the perfect storm?

hWhat If Dragons Were Real?

And they roamed the Earth in the form of two breathtakingly hot guys. You’d think I was crazy but I’ll tell you what, I’ve slept with them and they are 100% real – every last inch of them.

There’s only one problem.

They’re dangerous – the kind of men who are known to kidnap women and force them to birth their children. Now, logically, knowing this, I should run far, far away.

But try running away from a couple of guys who just rocked your world into next week. It’s not that easy especially when you find yourself carrying their baby.

So, I’m left with a choice: to live among the dragons and take my chances or to rely on my cheating ex-boyfriend and his desire for revenge.

But is it really a choice at all? Tell me, what would you do if you knew dragons were real?

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Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever

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Exit Strategy

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Redeeming The Amazon

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“Charles Xavier White never broke down. He broke other men down. –  The Venture Capitalist by L. V. Lewis and LaVie Enrose

LV’s Monday Meanderings… October 29, 2018

Happy Monday, Meanderers! As you very well know by now, I created this regular newsletter to keep me engaged with you on a regular basis. This will provide a way for you to know what’s going on with me even though I’m not camping out on Social Media anymore. This week I’m low on items to meander about because I worked extra hours on both jobs last week. But, I do have an excellent novel to share with you that I’ve read recently. Hopefully, I’ll have more to share next week.

 

Writing, Writing, Writing!

Because my week was spent working hard on both jobs, I hardly got any writing done. This week will be different because I’m scheduling my writing time and actually putting it on my calendar as if it were a meeting. These are the lengths we part-time writers have to go to from time to time in order to get anything done. I have two four hour blocks of time on Tuesday and Thursday to hopefully get a large chunk of writing done.

Speaking of writing, if you want to read any of my books while you’re waiting on my new stuff to publish, you can find all my books here, where most of them are $0.99, even the Venture Capitalist, if you didn’t grab it while it was FREE: LV Lewis books!

The Last Book I Read…

The Fall Before Flight

by L. M. Halloran

There’s off-limits…
and then there’s your psychiatrist.
 

They call this place Oasis, and he’s the doctor in charge.

He thinks he can save me. Heal me.
Catch me if I fall…
Yeah, right.
Dr. Leo Chastain is a mouthwatering distraction.
For that reason alone, I’m inclined to play his game.
He doesn’t know I’m incapable of emotions that come naturally to others,
like fear, compassion, love…
I might be a sociopath.
I warned him my kind of broken can’t be fixed.
That the harder he pushes, the harder I’ll push back.
Until he’s broken, too.
I warned him.

My Review

The Fall Before Flight is an exceptionally well-written patient-therapist novel. It is also a fantastic, slow-burn romance in which you will feel the tensions rise between the hero and heroine until the pressure explodes! Dr. Leo Chastain and Amelia “Mia” Sloan our male and female protagonists will reel you in quickly and have you hooked on the plot that develops between them. Leo’s character is an enigma, a puzzle that Mia is determined to solve for her own purposes. Mia views herself as a bad girl, broken from a devastating childhood event which no one has been able to rescue her from. I was thoroughly intrigued by her character, because what was first put forth as a cut-and-dried reason for her neuroses evolves into something much more. Mia’s story is made all the more complex through idiosyncrasies deftly revealed by the author, the revelation of which aid in the progression of the plot and her character’s growth. When I began reading, I was wondering how the author would end this seemingly untenable situation between a patient and her therapist without some asinine plot machination that wasn’t believable. However, Halloran was able to suspend the reader’s disbelief and craft a work of fiction that was genius.

Vic’s Tasty Treat by Christina Rose Andrews

Description

After a bad break up, Paige was ready for a new beginning. She never expected that beginning would come in the form of her new neighbor’s blazing hot son, Vic, who was volun-told to help her prepare for the neighborhood Halloween extravaganza.

Vic was everything a red-blooded woman could want: smart, sweet, sexy. And ten years younger than her. Paige longed to make her Vic-filled fantasies a reality, but if that happens… what then? Especially when something unexpected happens to threaten her newfound happiness.

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Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever

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Exit Strategy

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Redeeming The Amazon

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“That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment… constitutes poetic faith.”  – Samuel Taylor Coledridge

LV’s Monday Meanderings… September 5, 2018

Hello Meanderers! As you all know, Monday was the Labor Day Holiday, so I took a break, so I’m offering you your Monday Meanderings on a Wednesday.

I’ve created this regular newsletter since beginning my newest day job to keep me engaged with you on a regular basis. This will provide a way for you to know what’s going on with me even though I’m not camping out on Social Media anymore. So, my Audiobooks got new links for me to share in August, but I’m sharing them in September. Hope you’ll check them out. My narrator, Marie Hélène  is fabulous!

Writing, Writing, Writing!

Shortly after my first two books were published, I decided to check out ACX to get them made into audiobooks. If you’re not familiar with it, ACX is the arm of Audible that allows Indie authors to easily get their books in audiobook format. The process in itself was fascinating. I was able to sample the voices of many would-be narrators by listening to their samples posted on the site. Once I heard a few that seemed as if they would “fit,” I allowed them to audition using a sampling of prose from my books. Nothing gave me greater pleasure than to hear my words come alive through the voice actors who responded to my posting. It was transformational, because it’s one thing to see your words written on the page, but to have them spoken brings a whole new flavor of nuance to it.

In the Summer, ACX announced that it was rolling out a new Bounty program for writers to receive a share of the royalties from their audiobooks. There have been critics of this new system, so I’m not altogether sure if it will yield anything whatsover for me personally, but I felt that I needed to share with you the availability of my audiobooks for the three of my novels I’ve been able to have recorded. Most weeks, my Meanderings have to do with books, so I was leaving out an integral part of my brand by not sharing information on my audiobooks.

Another good thing about my audiobooks is they are all Whispersync ready, which means you can switch between reading and listening whenever you want if you have the eBook and purchase the audiobook. I love to read and listen along at the same time. How cool is that?

Here are my nice square audiobook covers, which you can click on to see if you’d like to make them your own.  Otherwise, you can listen to the sample and decide later. However, Audible gives you the opportunity to get your first audiobook FREE when you sign up for their program. Just remember to use my links if you decide to sign up, or I won’t get credit. So, without further ado, I present my audiobooks to you!

Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever

only $19.95 or FREE with an Audible Trial Membership

Exit Strategy

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Redeeming The Amazon

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Speaking of writing, if you want to read any of my books while you’re waiting on my new stuff to publish, you can find all my books here, where most of them are $0.99: LV Lewis books!

Warcross by Marie Lu

My Review

Marie Lu is one of my very favorite YA novelists. Long before I read her Warcross series, I read her Young Elites and Legend series’s. She is a word, brilliant. Her characters imbue honor, bravery, loyalty and a whole host of characteristics which are great examples to young adults, and character flaws which also bear cautionary tales for young and old alike. Her writing style is crisp yet unbelievably descriptive. You’ll find yourself totally immersed in her worlds and feeling as if you’re a part of action.

The Warcross series is about a game which has consumed popular culture all over the world. It is a world pastime, but is also lucrative for some users. Emika Chen, the protagonist, is a bounty hunter and an expert hacker who finds users who access and bet on the game illegally. When she decides to use her hacking skills to make some quick cash in the opening game of the international Warcross Championships to get herself out of a financial bind, she creates a glitch which inserts her into the game and her interaction goes viral.

While this action could’ve landed her in jail, she instead is recruited by the game’s creator, and billionaire, Hideo Tanka. He recognizes Emika’s talent and enlists her to participate in the tournament to uncover a security problem. Little does Emika know, she’s about to uncover treachery which could topple Hideo’s Warcross empire and their burgeoning romance.

While Warcross does end on a cliffhanger, you will be thoroughly satisfied with how Ms. Lu ends the first book.

I’m honored to share this one with you upon the imminent release of Wildcard, the second book in the series, which is set to drop on September 18th.

Summary

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

Check out the follow-up book below, which will be published on September 18, 2018:

***Warcross is Book 1 in the Warcross series. A sci-fi thriller series that will blow your socks off!***

Book 2, Wildcard

Summary

Return to the immersive, action-packed world of Warcross in this thrilling sequel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu

Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she’s always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo’s grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone’s put a bounty on Emika’s head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn’t all that he seems–and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?

In Wildcard, the explosive sequel to the New York Times bestselling Warcross, Marie Lu delivers an addictive finale that will hold you captive till the very last page.

Description

Conventions in Hawaii were supposed to be business mixed with fun. It’s why commercial real estate broker, Serena Khan, and her romance novelist husband, Frank Elliott, decided to attend one at the Seaside Villa Resort. Unfortunately, Serena’s trip has been all work with no play. And worse, the Seaside Villa Resort is nothing of the kind. Luckily she’s got a husband who knows just what to do to make their Hawaiian vacation a whole lot more memorable. And a lot more fun!

This is a short story with an established couple featuring light bondage and food play with a happy ending.

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Description

A chance encounter in rural Texas leads two strangers to a love over thirty years in the making.

Blake

Her trip across the country led her to me, my town—my booth on my lunch break and I never forgot her. I never forgot our conversation or her… taste when I’d been fortunate enough to have it.

She had me in a world where she was mine and, even though the experience of her had only been for a short while, I took that memory into the rest of my life, Anita… the girl who spoke of dreams.

She reminded me of my dreams and that it was okay to have them. I made those desires into reality years later, after a fallen marriage and a lifetime of hesitance, but never once did Ann leave me.

I never thought I needed anyone when the girl with talks of dreaming finally made it back into my life over three decades later, my family and the strong boys I raised into men all I needed. Anita sure proved me wrong, because not only did I need that woman, I lived for her once I had her back in my life.

My sudden heart attack may have brought us back to each other, but our history…

It gave us both a second chance.

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