I am always a work in progress... We never stop learning to master our craft.

Some of my favorite personal quotes..

"Everything I do, everything I am, all that I breathe is 18+ and will contain sexually suggestive material. ~ Gina Kincade 2011

"If you never have any expectations of other people then you will never be disappointed. When a positive experience occurs it is always a reason to rejoice." ~Gina Kincade, 2009

"It's all about advertising yourself...If you don't make yourself known, no one will be interested in who you are..." ~ Gina Kincade 2006

"I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow." ~Julia Cameron

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Last Chance for #99cent Coming in Hot #Medical #Romance #Collection! Get it before it's gone forever on June 30th! #shifters #steamy #doctors #KU


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"This collection is a marvelous opportunity to be introduced to the writing styles of authors you might have never read before and who you might be interested in reading more of now, and a new story from an author you’ve read before.

The stories themselves range from the enticing bedside behavior of doctors and nurses to sizzling romantic relationships involving them. There’s a wide variety of characters, ranging from mere medical professional to those who are shapeshifters, werewolves, vampires, and more; sure please readers of other romance genres as well."

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"this is one HOT collection of naughty interns, EMTs, nurses and doctors whether they are human or paranormal this is one MUST READ collection. I've discovered many new authors and found a few old favorites.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Check out Remote in the Shadows by Noelle Rahn-Johnson! #shifter #romance #fatedmates #pnr #alpha @noelle_rahn

Shifter Yumminess!

Parker, a black leopard shifter living in a remote part of Oregon, saves the life of a woman and her child after they are in a car accident on an isolated road near his property.

Discovering Addison is on the run from an abusive relationship, one very pissed off leopard is determined to do everything he can to keep her and her baby, London, safe.

His animal insists Addison is his true mate, but Parker has lost one mate and doesn't believe there will be another for him in this lifetime. He doesn't believe he deserves one.

Will Parker learn to love again? Is he truly destined to have another mate or will his developing feelings for the woman leave him heartbroken and alone once again?

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"What a book!! Right from the beginning, it keeps you right on the edge of your seat. The emotions are up and down, screaming for Parker to save her and the baby. If you love shifter books, pick this one up today!!"

"Best Paranormal book I have ever read! Could not put it down! This author writes from the heart! This book pulls you in and you want more! The characters are endearing and strong! Can't wait to see what this author writes next!"

"I love a good paranormal story and that is what this is. Noelle Rahn Johnson delivers a great story with drama and intrigue."

"Remote in the Shadows had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end.
This is an amazing story that I loved!! I think Noelle Rahn-Johnson is a great author and I cannot wait to see what she has coming next."

"An intense story with distraught narrations and dark emotions. A scared and weak woman with a big surprise for all and a sensitive, loving and protector shifter. Loved how the suspense was escalating keeping me intrigued and reading without stopping. Kept me on the edge of my seat with all the emotions I felt. Voluntarily reviewed this story that was more than I expected and enjoyed it a lot."

"BAM! One captivating read. Ms. Rahn-Johnson marvelously weaves her words, captivating her readers as she craftily brings together this story. There is plenty of action and edge-of-your-seat adventure as Parker sets about protecting Addison and her daughter as they flee an abusive relationship. Still grieving the loss of his pregnant mate, Parker suffers guilt and fights the attraction he feels for the spunky Addison. Will true love banish the shadows of Parker’s past love and Addison’s abusive ex? This is a must read!"

Thursday, June 8, 2017

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Friday, June 2, 2017

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Sweet Ruin by K.N. Lee
Alice, the top psychiatrist at Mercy Hospital, always knew the day would come when her life in hiding would be shattered by an ancient secret she'd desperately tried to keep. A fallen angel cannot hide, and this time her life and the life of the man she loves is in jeopardy. Falling in love with a human is never easy. Especially when he learns her secret, and reveals one of his own.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Co-authored with the talented USA Today bestselling Author Kimberly Gould, please enjoy this (unedited) taste of 
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Cover Art by Willsin Rowe
ISBN: 978-1-926514-88-8
Copyright ©2017 Gina Kincade and Kimberly Gould

“What I mean is—” He stepped closer, running his hand down her bare arm.
Sunshine and summer heat didn’t prevent goosebumps breaking out over her skin. He stood close enough that if either of them inhaled deeply their chests would touch.
“You’ll be around for while.”
Her breath caught and she licked her lips.
Lucius mirrored her and bent slightly. For a second, she thought he’d kiss her and she closed her eyes both to imagine that and encourage him to do it.
“Because—” Her eyes popped open and she held back disappointment, only just. “There’s a mid-summer festival on the twenty second. Everyone will be there and you should come, too.”
“With you?” Had she said that or just thought it?
“If you’d like.” His hands played with her fingers and scarf caught between them. “What do I owe you?” He pulled the cloth free, letting it flutter toward the counter.
Rev gave herself a shake and rounded the counter to open the classic register. It couldn’t do more than hold cash, but it fit the shop too well to replace. She also pulled out an IPad and found the scarves in the inventory Dad had helped build for Grandma. She changed the stock quantity from eleven to a ten and looked at the price.
“Twenty dollars. Tax included. Do you have cash?” she asked, her finger hovering over the button to release the drawer.
“Yep.” Lucius passed over a twenty as well as a card with his phone number. “Let me know if you want a tour of Littleton, or, y’know, something else.” His grin was like the sun, bright and warm, blinding and melting. In an attempt to save herself from one or both, she forced herself to look at the scarf and folded it, placing it in a box.
Eventually, she had to meet his eyes again; eyes as sultry as the July day. He wouldn’t have to do much to charm her out of her panties—Pants! Her pants. Heat flaring in her cheeks, she broke eye contact. “Yeah. I’ll call you.”
“Thanks.”
Oddly enraptured by this stranger’s pull on her, she watching him, his strong back, tight bottom, as he sauntered his way back out the glass door with a resounding tinkle of the chimes.
Rev watched through the door as Lucius encountered another man of similar age and coloring outside the store. He even had the same tattoos on his arms. Both men were on their toes, leaning forward and Lucius clenched his empty hand into a fist.
The other man turned from Lucius to look through the glass straight at her and Rev froze in place. He had brown eyes, too, but dark, deep and cold. Dark hair cut short, this man had more curls than Lucius and his jaw was darker, shadows of stubble beneath his nose and mouth.
Looking back to Lucius, he shook a finger at him, said one last thing, and walked away. Lucius’ smile was gone, his brow furrowed as he turned and headed in the other direction.
Rev spent the next hour playing Candy Crush and trying to decide if the two were family or not. Her game was interrupted by another call from Grandma.
“Aren’t you supposed to be in surgery?”
“Aren’t you supposed to mind your elders? You’re already in the pot from that last call. You’re only turning up the heat. Now, who came in and what did they buy?”
Rev’s sigh would be clear to her Grandmother. “A guy, Lucius. He came to get a birthday present for his mom. He took one of the scarves.”
“Lucius? Lucius Clearwater? Young thing, big smile?”
“Um, yes. He’s my age.”
“Good Lord, is he eighteen already? Yes, yes, I’m nearly done. You can wheel me out in a minute.”
“Grandma! Get off the phone!”
“Fine. But, Rev, Lacy Clearwater’s birthday is in October.”
“Really? Does Lucius have a brother?”
The phone disconnected but not before Rev heard the nurse trying to take it away. She almost pitied the woman.
How would she find out who the other man was? The card with Lucius’ number was still on the counter. She had a good idea why he’d be buying a gift in July for a birthday in October. She was flattered and interested in getting to know Lucius better.
“Clearwater…” After searching online for Lucius Clearwater and finding beautiful, hilarious, and adorable photos as old as five years, she was pretty sure he was a hometown guy who loved his family.
Dark Eyes, for lack of a better name, showed up in several of the family photos, but he was untagged, giving her no indication of their relation or his name.
In any case, she would be calling Lucius. Spending the night alone at Grandma’s wasn’t exactly grabbing her imagination.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

My Review of New Release In The Shadows Boxed Set! A great bargain at #99cents! #vampires #paranormal #shifters #vampires @AuthorNicMorgan


My Thoughts: 
"Awesomeness in a virtual box!"
I initially ordered this boxed set for one author whom I follow but am pleasantly surprised to have found several more I think I'll be adding to my TBR list.
Filled with well-written, engaging stories, this set is most definitely a bargain. Great way to find new authors!

Blurb:

Quench your thirst and satisfy your cravings with this enticing collection of 12 paranormal stories written by the hottest USA Today, and Bestselling authors. From wolves, and demons, to big cats, alpha males and vampire tales, you’ll be sure to find something you love because there is always something lurking… In the Shadows…

This set includes these fantastic stories by your favorite authors:

Night Falls (Racinitine Pack 1) by Nicole Morgan

The Guardian (Mended Souls Book 1) by Jacquie Biggar

Araya’s Addiction by Jocelyn Dex

Kassandra’s Wolf (Book 3 of The Dragon Ruby Series) by Leilani Love

Wolf’s Soul by Tierney O’Malley

Alix (The Coven’s Grove Chronicles Book 1) by Virginia Hunter

Asura Night by Fionn Jameson

When the Clock Strirkes (Paranormal Personnel Saga 0.5) by Joanna Mazurkiewicz

Alexander’s Blood Bride (Vampires of London Book 1) by Lorelei Moone

The Dryad’s Pawprint (Paranormal Council #1) by Laura Greenwood

After Moonlight by Cate Farren

The Blood Empire: Episode One A Vampire Dark Fantasy Novel (Prequel to The Blood Rite Saga Book 1) by Dylan Keefer

Sunday, March 26, 2017

New Release! Stoking the Flames: 13 Tales of Dragons, Destiny & Desire #paranormal #dragons #newrelease @BookNookNuts





Surrender to the Desire…Stoke the flames that 13 of your favorite NY Times, USA Today and International Bestselling authors have ignited with their fiery tales of the scorching passion that erupts when a dragon is united with their soul-mate







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From the Dragon Guard Series Arises a Saga Unlike Any Other…

Abandoned by their clans for centuries. Presumed dead. Forced to build a new clan, one designed by Destiny to embrace their differences. These seven women, Shifters of Power, will ascend from obscurity to battle enemies unlike any the world has ever known.

Join the journey of the Ladies of the Sky…Once You Take Flight, the World Will Never Look the Same Again.



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Soul Fire by Kelly Abell
Sometimes breaking a curse leads to an unforeseen destiny


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Desired Revenge by  Solease M. Barner
A throne lost.. Centuries of debt.. A new threat arises that not only jeopardizes her lost kingdom but also her heart. Sometimes vengeance isn't vengeance once the heart is involved. Will Carmen have her Desired Revenge?
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Devon by Kathi S. Barton
Kelly was finally taking the vacation she had been promising herself for years... and escaping her crazy family. 
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On Wings of Time by Linda Boulanger
One man with a dragon’s soul. One woman with the key to unlock his powers. 
With six hundred years separating them, Fate’s carefully woven web is about to be tested with a kiss and the flip of a coin.
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Dragonslayer, Dragon Heart by Isobelle Cate
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Heart of a Dragon by L.J. Garland
 When an unimaginable evil rains down from the sky, fate demands action from the most unlikely place--a terminally ill woman. But even with a fierce warrior at her side, does a single dragon stand a chance at saving the world?

Promised to A Dragon by Darlene Kuncytes
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The Dragon's Sacrifice by Andi Lawrencovna
A dragon threatening a forest. A princess sent to face the beast. A romance to impact the ages. There's no telling what The Dragon’s Sacrifice will be in the Never Lands.
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Sadie's Shadow by Julia Mills
Secrets, ancient curses and a prophecy she's been running from for over a century. Fate and Destiny battle for her soul but only her Shadow knows the truth...


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I Dream of Dragons by Tricia Owens
When a genie in a bottle seduces her inner dragon, a sorceress must decide if the attraction is real or if she is being tricked.

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Fire and Ice by Kate Richards
The battle for Crossroads rests in the hands of an ice dragon who has yet to shift and isn’t sure she can. Is his fire enough to set her desire ablaze and free the dragon within?
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Curse of the Dragon's Eye by Kali Willows 
When reality is just an ancient curse in disguise, an Egyptian Pharaoh fights for her soul & her flight of dragons

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Scorched Hearts by Victoria Zak 
One lost heart and another ready for love collide with burning desire. One of them is bound to get SCORCHED.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

For the Love of Books or Money? Why we must stay true to ourselves.



"I’m not good enough to do this author thing! I can barely pay the bills never mind buy groceries!"

Are you a writer who has said (screamed) something like this? Do you get discouraged when that quarterly royalty report rolls around with the discouraging numbers where there aren’t enough place holders before the decimal point?

Well, join the millions who don’t get those big dollar signs and big five contracts! I mean, not everyone will become the next Stephenie Meyer, JR Ward, or even the super lucky EL James for that matter. Despite the fact only a select few make a lot of money on their books, many still decide to jump in the proverbial sandbox and showcase their work to the world. Some will get upset when they get those statements and give up entirely, a sad but true fact I've seen too often in my time, but others continue to press on and type away, fingers flying across keys in the hope that someday, someway...

Why? Because we love to write! We have to write. It's just part of who we are.

Think about this. The ebook revolution opened doors for many authors like myself to tell our stories to the masses. This might not have happened just over ten years ago but we got lucky. The print market was pretty much closed to authors who like to dabble in high heat, kinky bdsm, and/or lgbtq romances. And my niche, paranormal romance? Just forget it! The market is and always will be saturated with many authors who are far more seasoned and have already built a huge following. And, well, I’m not the fastest, most prolific author who can push out a book a month, so there goes that market in reality. I'm a tiny fish in a vast indigo sea.

However, with the inception of electronic publishing I am able to weave my tales of vampy love and alpha werewolf shifters, getting them out to readers without my work just being a dusty old paper book hidden on a shelf in some library where no one ever sees it, and I can market my books to the best of my ability, hopefully effectively enough to make sales, even though that's an ever-changing, higher grasping task, too. Does it work with every book? Not always. Will I keep at it? Yes, I will. I'm stubborn or stupid, I never know which, but either way the biggest thing is I'm driven and determined to serve up my books to the readers.

Why? Why put myself under scrutiny for reviewers and even some book bloggers who seem to be know it all’s? You know, the ones who are armchair editors claiming my books have "too much detail" or "spelling mistakes"  because I happen to be a Canadian author and we spell things weird sometimes. Weird to them, maybe, but imagine all my years of school and learning the English language, and then you try to curb the natural love of the "u" and other differences and force your writing to become US Standard spelling to appease the masses. It ain't easy!

The reason I keep going day after day? I love to write. I definitely didn’t decide to do what I do every day for the money. My royalties last quarter were okay, in my opinion, for a relatively unknown writer. But, there are so many other authors who are household names, on many readers auto buy lists when it comes to my primary genre. I’m most likely somewhere near the bottom of the "who is who" list, but I’ll keep on bookin’ and hope to get there because it's just in me to never give up without a fight. I have to know I've tried and done the best I could at it no matter what.

One huge key is to have a support system to kick you in the ass when you feel down. Yes, I have one, whether I feel like I do some days or not. The many authors in the genre who will give a kind word, lift others up, or simply give me a kick in the pants when I need it the most, these authors who've become friends rather than simply associates,  honestly, they see me through some of my worse "I'm done" days and steer me back on track more often than not. I have to send a huge, heartfelt thanks to each and every one of them because without that support I am pretty sure I'd have walked away long ago and lived to regret never knowing if I could have made it or not.

Yes, there are many authors out there who won’t help other authors. Cause, it's all a competition, right? Yeah, not in my little world but the "me, me, me" mentality is most certainly strong in this business. Or  you run into authors who claim they are there to lift others up but in reality you can see through their "front face" to the real person behind the screen when their actions don't meet their words unless it's self-serving in some form or another, but...that’s on them. They can live with knowing they aren't what they make themselves out to be. I ain't one of them and I never will be.

Writing is a lonely business and, in my opinion, when you close yourself off in a bubble and don't interact online or even in person with fellow writers, you’re doing yourself a huge disservice.  It's not about stepping on others to get ahead or using them for all you can–which, sadly, happens far too often– it's about hanging on tight and going for the ride with those on this roller coaster with you for better or for worse.

Not getting the support at home from the significant other? Well, that’s something that varies by household but you are not alone. My husband is openly not very supportive of my career. I think he's only ever once told me he's proud of me after a few too many drinks and let me tell you, that hurts like you wouldn't believe and plays in to my constant thoughts of never being good enough no matter the milestones I may reach. Hey, just like the USA Today Bestselling Author status I gained in November, on his birthday no less, but that seemed to go entirely unnoticed and like I'd achieved nothing more than my normal mundane task of making dinner.

Yeah, I'll get off that topic now as I've made no bones about my jealousy of those authors whose husbands and families support their career choice and celebrate each and every win with steak dinners and flowers. I've long since realized (not accepted cause I can't understand it) that my life partner just doesn't care what I do in a day. My achievements simply don't interest him. That's something I simply live with, I guess.

I do have two growing kids, and one fully grown up young man (my life light, truth be told) who occasionally send a high five or "congrats, mom" my way so I guess there's some support somewhere at least. I know others who have less so believe it or not this isn't a complaint.

I have to do what I can to support my family, and even if I were making more the deposits still only come once every quarter so it's about making that almighty dollar stretch as far as I possibly can. A feat I'm lucky enough to be talented at, thankfully.

Do I get discouraged, too? Hell yes! Sometimes almost daily! But then I  think about how I’d feel if I gave up. Yeah, I could write for my friends and not worry about promoting, just put stories up on my blogs or reopen the stories forum I had so many years ago. Or I could go back to writing for rag mags. *groan*

Sure, that would make some naughty old men (and women, too) happy, I'm sure. Would it be the best solution for me? In my case, no. I might never make millions off my writing but that’s not my sole purpose for being here. What is? I love to write. I have many, many stories to tell, and dammit, I feel I’m good enough but yet I can still always improve. Am I the best? Far from it, I know, but I’ll always do what I can to get better!

Whew! So, I guess what I'm trying to say to my fellow authors is, no matter what genre you write, we all feel the same. We could make more. We want to succeed more.  Everyone has different levels of success so you've got to decide what makes you a success to you.

Stop comparing yourself to the top writers or even your peers who have made more of a name. Concentrate on making yourself, your writing, your online presence and marketing skills better! Take what you learn every day and promo and market yourself, not just your books, though, whenever and wherever possible. Tune out the naysayers, the negativity, the drama, and surround yourself with positive people. A lot of them, including me, are in the same boat as you are. Being an author isn’t easy but we do it for the love of writing!

And remember, most of all, when you are having a shit day...there's lots of us out there riding along right beside you. We are here to lend an ear, a helping hand where we can, and best of all...that big kick in the pants you need to get you moving again. Don't ever give up on the dream cause we can do this!

Lovingly penning the next crazy assed installment of whatever gig I have on the go–ask my friends, they will tell you I am certifiable some days, but then most authors I know are in some form or another... Yours,,.. Crazy Lady G

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USA Today Bestselling Author Gina Kincade has been penning romance since she was seventeen years old. She writes everything from contemporary mainstream romance, to high heat M/F, M/M, Ménage, BDSM, and fetish. Her evil little vampires and were-creatures will rip out your heart without thinking twice, and then engage in steamy, explicit sex scenes. Gina writes under a total of three pseudonyms to-date in other genres, including YA and children's. A busy mom to three children, she lives in her wild household of two rambunctious dogs, a devoted, loving cat who believes herself to be royalty, and twelve crazy little chickens. She loves healthy home cooking, gardening, warm beaches, fast cars, and horseback riding. Gina is also the C.E.O of Naughty Nights Press LLC, a quality publisher of contemporary romance, paranormal fiction, and sensual erotica. Ms. Kincade's life is full, time is never on her side, and she wouldn't change a moment of it!

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