The Tigers Have Landed: A Twitch of Tail is Out Now!!

It’s true!  The sixth book in the Wiccan-Were-Bear series, A Twitch of Tail, which is about Melo, the sweet ‘n sexy were-tiger from A Curve of Claw, is out now!  I knew when I wrote Melo’s character in Curve that eventually I’d let the panty-tearing big guy have his own story, I just didn’t plan on it taking this long.  In this story, you get to meet a new witch to the coven, purple-eyed Wysteria “Tera” Brannick, who  – luckily for Melo – has a soft spot for were-animals.  And because I love to write menage stories, I brought in Melo’s brother, Tahlon, to liven up the mating.

I couldn’t have finished the story without the help of my two beta-readers, Jackie G. and Jacq H.  When I was struggling for weeks on what to do with Melo’s story, they listened to my rantings and encouraged me.  And I’d like to extend a special thanks to Jennifer Moorman, who edited the book for me.  I’ve long-maintained that a good editor is worth their weight in gold, and Jennifer is certainly one of those to me.  I always enjoy working with her.  If you’re in need of an editor, you can find her website here or click the link on the right side of the blog.

Final A Twitch of Tail (small version)A Twitch of Tail (Wiccan-Were-Bear #6)

Natural witch Wysteria Brannick has a great life: a job she loves at the new were-animal hospital and a place in the Wiccan coven that resides in Cleveland. But all is not right in her idyllic life, as dreams of two mystery lovers plague her nightly. When she arrives at the were-tiger king’s home to heal a young tiger, she comes face to face with the two men from her dreams.

Were-tiger brothers Melo and Tahlon Thorne have spent the last three years in different ambushes. Now that Tahlon is coming to join Melo’s ambush, they both begin to grow unsettled. It’s not until they follow a sweet scent into the tiger king’s home that they realize the unsettled feelings are because they’ve found their mate. But Melo and Tahlon’s past comes back in force and it’s not just Tera’s life that hangs in the balance.

Be prepared for plenty of growling, love bites, hot were-tiger loving, and m/f/m interaction. This novella contains scorching hot sex, two possessive were-tigers, and the witch who loves them both.

You can find A Twitch of Tail on Amazon here, Barnes and Noble here, or Smashwords here.  As always, it will follow on iBooks, Kobo, and other ebooks distributors in the next few weeks.

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So what’s next?  Well…April is going to be really busy for me!  I’m guest posting on two blogs and I’m going to be giving away some Wolf’s Mate swag here on this blog as well as on the guest blogs, so stay tuned in the next few weeks for details.   And Logan’s book?  I am hopeful that it will be ready for publication around the middle of May.  Thank you all for your support and continued awesomeness.  And a special Happy Birthday *early* to Shawnnita.  XOXO, RE

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Hyena Heat Holiday Giveaway & Cover Reveal!!

I’m so excited to share the amazing cover of my soon-to-be-released new series debut:  Every Night Forever (Hyena Heat One).  The heroes of this story came from the “bad guys” in The Wolf’s Mate Four, but I knew that deep down, were-hyenas Dante, Mason, and Cairo were really just struggling to find their mate.  How could I leave them unmated and lonely?

Every Night Forever will appear on Amazon and Smashwords on Thursday, December 6.

Every Night Forever (Hyena Heat One)

by R.E. Butler

After narrowly avoiding a personal disaster, she-wolf Alyssa Morgan can’t wait to leave her wolf pack and start her life over.  Trying to rebuild her shattered self-esteem, she swears off relationships.  When she accepts a job at Stone’s gym, working for three hunky were-hyena brothers, she discovers the hardest thing she ever had to do wasn’t leaving her pack, but keeping them at arm’s length.

Dante, Cairo, and Mason Stone have been unlucky in love.  As were-hyenas, they need to share a mate, and they hadn’t found the right woman… until Alyssa walks through the door.  But the sweet she-wolf is anything but interested in a relationship with them.  Oppressed within her wolf pack, she doesn’t see herself as worthy of their affection.  When her life is threatened and they almost lose her, they decide it’s time to convince her that she is their mate and they are perfect for each other.

This story contains one she-wolf trying to find herself, three overprotective were-hyenas with love on their minds, m/f/m/m interaction, neck biting, and symbolic tattoos.

I LOVE this cover!  She’s a perfect Alyssa in my mind, beautiful and vulnerable.  I can’t thank Ramona Lockwood of Romance Book Cover Designs for coming up with this fantastic cover.  I am so glad that Ramona and I are working together on covers, she’s one amazing and talented lady.  If you’re in need of a cover designer, you can find her by clicking HERE or on the permanent link on the right side of the blog.

Now on to the contest!

I’m giving away THIRTEEN prizes this week to get ready for the holidays.  Since this book is about misunderstood bad boys finding their redemption, all you have to do to enter the contest is comment on this blog post and tell me, “Who’s Your Favorite Bad Boy?”  From TV, Movies, or Books….  My favorite bad boy from TV – Damon on Vampire Diaries (oh, those eyes!).  From movies?  Dom from The Fast & The Furious.  And from Books….so many to choose from – personally, I have to give it up for the hyenas, but I also really adore Rhage from Book 2 in the Black Dagger Brotherhood…so tormented, so amazing!  So that’s it my lovelies….who is your favorite bad boy??

Prizes up for grabs:

1.  Four ebooks of Every Night Forever

2.  Two $5 gift cards (Amazon or B&N, winners choice) along with two ebooks of Every Night Forever

3. Two $10 gift cards (Amazon or B&N, winners choice) along with ebooks of Every Night Forever

4.  Two $25 gift cards (Amazon or B&N, winners choice) along with ebooks of Every Night Forever

5.  Three Gift Bags (see contents below), three $10 gift cards (Amazon or B&N) along with three ebooks of Every Night Forever

Once more, I turned to the artisans at etsy.com and sought out gifts that went with the book.  I had a lot of fun searching for just the right things, along with getting to know three really special, talented women.  These three gifts are part of the three gift bags in #5 above, and will come packaged in a gift sack, and an email will follow with the gift card and ebook.  I’m thankful to Amanda, Karin and Roseann for their willingness to work with me, and I hope that the winners of these three prizes will love them as much as I do!

Item One:  Glass Bead Bracelet (colors vary), courtesy of Amanda Pearson and her awesome etsy store.  Click here to check out her adorable bracelets!

Item Two:  Small jar of wildflower honey and hand poured beeswax tea light, courtesy of Karin at her gorgeous etsy store.  Click here to check out her sweet wares at LuluIslandHoney.

Item Three:  Two personalized Every Night Forever Lipbalms, vanilla and cherry, courtesy of Roseann at Majestic Soaps.  Click here to check out all the fun things you can get personalized!

I am really looking forward to reading all of your comments and I wish you all the best of luck.

Winners and buy links will be announced at noon EST on Thursday, December 6th.  If the book happens to hit the virtual shelves before noon EST, I will still wait to post winners and buy links until the above time.  All the best, R

Available Now: A Bead of Blood, Book 5 in the Wiccan-Were-Bear Series!

The book has landed!  A Bead of Blood, Book 5 in the WWB series is available now!  You can purchase it for 99 cents on Amazon here or Smashwords here.  As usual, it will follow on iBooks, Nook, and other eReader device sites within six to eight weeks.

A Bead of Blood (Wiccan-Were-Bear Book 5)

Vampire Sabrina Chalice has spent the last few decades righting wrongs within the vampire community as a Hunter. When she stops a vampire-run, illegal were-animal fighting ring, she finds herself head over fangs for a were-bear named Griegs.

One hot moment leads to a connection that neither anticipated, and the solitary Hunter finds herself in a bear den, surrounded by love and acceptance. As Griegs makes amends and pulls Sabrina into his furry world, she’s happier than she’s ever been in her long life.

Warning: this story contains a sexy vampire that hunts other vampires, a were-bear that needs forgiveness, tent-ruining hot sex, and hatchet-burying apologies that will melt your heart.

I couldn’t have published Griegs’ story without some amazing help.

  • Many thanks to the amazing Ramona Lockwood of Covers by Ramona, who found the incredible images for the book cover and worked her magic.  I love her covers so much, I want to write faster so I can publish more books so she can do more covers!
  • Many thanks to editor Jennifer Moorman, whose funny comments, tireless support, and grammar know-how helped me polish out the rough draft edges.
  • Sincere thanks to my reader Jacq who read through the story several times and offered extremely needed and helpful advice.

And I wouldn’t have been able to complete Griegs’ story if it weren’t for the support of my fans and friends.  The emails and comments of encouragement pushed me to get his story finished, so thank you – from the bottom of my heart – for everything.

**On a side note, I’m listening to heavy rain and light wind this morning, as we wait for Hurricane Sandy.  Schools, businesses and roads are closed all around us in NJ and PA, and our family is keeping watch for the storm that should be in our area tonight.  Thank you all for the prayers and kind words.  I’ll post again when the storm is safely away from us.

In the meantime….connect with me online!  I love emails (rebutlerauthor@gmail.com), Facebook (www.facebook.com/R.E.ButlerAuthorPage), and Twitter (@rebutlerauthor), so drop me a note or comment on the blog.  I’d love to hear from you!

Early Release Day: The Wolf’s Mate Book 4: Michael & Shyne

It’s here….a day early!!!!!  *insert triumphant trumpet blast here*  You can now purchase Michael’s story on Amazon here and Smashwords here, for $1.99 (it will follow to other outlets in 6 to 8 weeks).  For this weekend only, you can purchase this story on Smashwords for any reading device using the coupon code HP82R , for $1 off, good through Sunday night.

The Wolf’s Mate Book 4:  Michael & Shyne

Michael Gerrick was beginning to wonder if he would ever find his truemate.  Fate seemed to smile on him, when he fell hard for the delectable fitness instructor, Shyne.  The only problem:  three were-hyenas want her for their clan and are willing to do anything to get him out of the way.

Shyne Jackson was smitten with Michael from the moment they met.  Swept up by his devastating good looks and sense of humor, she’s unaware of the plotting of her were-hyena bosses behind the scenes as they attempt to keep her and Michael apart.  When they cross the line, will a showdown of fur and claws destroy everything she holds dear?

This book is for mature readers only and contains a wolf looking for his mate, a woman with a dark past, neck biting, plenty of teasing, wisecracks galore, and creative use of a pool table.

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I would like to thank Lisa at Editor’s Cove for her help in editing Michael’s story.  When I needed to find a new editor for Michael’s story, Lisa stepped right up to help me and I couldn’t have gotten Michael’s story completed for publication without her help.  If you’re in the market for an editor, you can find her website here, or click on the permanent link on the right of my blog, under the caption, “Services I Use”.  Thank you, Lisa, from the bottom of my heart.

Ramona Lockwood (of Covers by Ramona), the fantastic, creative amazing woman behind not only Michael’s sexy, sexy cover, but also the redone covers for the first three books, is positively amazing.  Going only on my description of the story, she found a model that captured Michael’s sexiness to perfection and gave me a drool-worthy cover.  You can find her website here if you need a book cover, or click the permanent link on the right of the blog.  I thoroughly enjoyed working with Ramona and I look forward to working with her again on future book covers.

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A special thanks to Alex G., who works behind the scenes on the FB page and always has something wonderfully supportive and fun to say, to Jacq McNeill., who loves Michael almost as much as I do and gave me some lovely insights into his story, to Kameko G., because she’s Michael’s O.F. (Original Fan) and gave me many of his snappy comebacks.  To my new fans and friends…thank you all so much for your support and encouragement.  Your enthusiasm for my books keeps me going.

I have the best job and the best fans in the world!  XOXO, R

The Wolf’s Mate 4…Cover Reveal & Teaser Treat!

I am incredibly excited to share news about the fourth book in The Wolf’s Mate series, Michael & Shyne!  I always knew I’d write a story for Michael, ever since the scene in Book 1, when he wore a French Maid outfit to serve breakfast to Cades, Jason, Linus and Bo.  But he needed just the right kind of woman to be his mate, and it was from many conversations with friends and fans that Shyne Jackson was created.

First…the cover.  Once more, Ramona of Covers By Ramona, worked her magic and came through with an incredibly sexy cover!  If you’re in need of a cover, she’s your girl!  Below is the drool-worthy cover and blurb for Michael’s story, debuting on Smashwords and Amazon on….

**October 12**

The Wolf’s Mate Book 4:  Michael & Shyne

Michael Gerrick was beginning to wonder if he would ever find his truemate.  Fate seemed to smile on him, when he fell hard for the delectable fitness instructor, Shyne.  The only problem:  three were-hyenas want her for their clan and are willing to do anything to get him out of the way.

Shyne Jackson was smitten with Michael from the moment they met.  Swept up by his devastating good looks and sense of humor, she’s unaware of the plotting of her were-hyena bosses behind the scenes as they attempt to keep her and Michael apart.  When they cross the line, will a showdown of fur and claws destroy everything she holds dear?

This book is for mature readers only and contains a wolf looking for his mate, a woman with a dark past, neck biting, plenty of teasing, wisecracks galore, and creative use of a pool table.

The fourth installment of The Wolf’s Mate series will debut at 1.99 on both Smashwords and Amazon, but watch for the blog post on October 12th for a coupon for $1 off the book on Smashwords, good for the entire weekend!

To whet your appetite for a little Michael-goodness, here’s one of my favorite scenes from the story:

Michael folded his arms across his chest, and his arms bulged with the motion.  She was unable to maintain eye contact with him, as her whole body heated and her heart began to beat faster.  He tipped her chin up with one finger.  “You want me to tell you the truth?”

“I want…” she managed to get out but was entirely unable to concentrate while he was touching her.

He seized her in his arms, the air whooshing out of her lungs, and she gasped a deep breath in surprise.  His mouth landed on hers, and his tongue demanded entrance.  She opened willingly, burying her fingers in his soft hair.  “Tell me you’re mine,” he growled against her mouth, his voice deeper than normal, the sound of pure pleasure.

“Yes, Michael,” she moaned as he lifted her, and she wrapped her legs around his waist as he carried her to the bed.  Her back met the sheets, and he followed her down, standing on the floor as he leaned over her, still holding her body tight to his.

His lush mouth nipped across her jaw and down her neck, and he sucked her flesh into his mouth and bit down on her pulse, hard enough to bruise and make her nerve endings go haywire.  She arched up against him, grinding the apex of her thighs against the zipper of his jeans.

She ripped the shirt up his body and nicked his back with her nails as she went.  He shuddered and released her flesh, licking across the bruise and nuzzling under her ear. 

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I couldn’t have done Michael’s story without the influence of Kameko Gay, my longtime friend and reader.  I’d also like to thank Jacq for her advice and support and Alex G. for running my Facebook page and being so incredible.  And to my fans and friends on Twitter & Facebook…thank you for everything.

And finally, I’d like to thank Lisa at Editor’s Cove, who willingly dove head-first into Michael’s story and took her virtual red pen to my words.  She provided a thorough edit of the story for me and helped me to bring this final, amazing work to you.  She’s great to work with!  If you’re in need of an editor, you can find her here or click the permanent link to the right on my main blog page.

Michael’s book will be out in twelve short days!  All the best, R

New Release: The Gigolo’s Bride, Book 2 in The Necklace Chronicles Series!

It is with great pleasure that I announce that the second book in The Necklace Chronicles series, The Gigolo’s Bride, is available for purchase on Amazon and Smashwords.  This story started with an idea:  what if there was a planet of men who had blue hair until they found their soul mate?  From that simple notion, and many, many, many edits, came The Gigolo’s Bride.  At its core, it’s a story of redemption and acceptance.

The Gigolo’s Bride

The Necklace Chronicles Book 2

Sold into slavery….

Only one person can truly set former sex slave Eden Atarn free:  his soul mate.

Taken from her planet….

When Ashleigh Turner receives a beautiful necklace as a gift from a secret admirer, she has no idea who it came from.  When another delivery shows up at her home, instead of finding out who sent her the necklace, she finds herself transported onto an alien spaceship as it speeds her away from earth.

Will she be what he needs or find herself a slave as well….

On a planet where forced prostitution is a punishment and young adults are sold by their families for money, Ashleigh must decide if she can be what Eden needs when she comes face to face with what he once was.  Will she always want to go home, or will she find that the place she longs to be most is in Eden’s arms?

I really am very grateful to Alexis Arendt and her staff at Word Vagabond, for their editing insight and assistance.   If you are in the market for an editor, they are fantastic and you can contact them here.   Do you love the cover?  I do!!  Many thanks to Deer Watson Media for their ability to create such an amazing cover from my notes.   Not only do they provide reasonably priced, amazing covers, but they’re also quick and easy to work with.  You can contact them here.

You’ll find The Gigolo’s Bride (The Necklace Chronicles) for sale on Amazon here and Smashwords here, for 99 cents.  It will follow on B&N, Apple, and other ebook distributors within six to eight weeks.

October is Michael’s month, so stay tuned for a glimpse of the sexy cover for the wolf trouble maker.  Enjoy The Gigolo’s Bride and, as always, Happy Reading!  ~R

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A Bond of Brothers Release & WINNERS!!

Well, Happy Birthday to Me!  My theme song for this birthday is my current muscial crush, Trey Songz, and his awesome hit, “Say Aah”.  If you haven’t heard or seen it, check out the youtube link here.  That is one sexy party.

It was really amazing to wake up and see A Bond of Brothers on Amazon and Smashwords!  You can buy the book for 99 cents on Amazon here or on Smashwords here.  As always, they will arrive at B&N, Apple, and other retailers within 6 to 8 weeks, but you can purchase any format of the ebook from Smashwords and save yourself the wait!  “Like” my Facebook page to keep up with upcoming release dates, book arrivals on retailer sites, and (if you haven’t checked it out yet) a very cool photo grouping of celebrities that remind me and my fans of the characters in both the wolf and wiccan stories.

*Many thanks to Alex G. for handling the Facebook site for me!*  *Thanks to Jacq McNeill for her beta-reading help!*

*Thanks to Kameko Gay for her beta-reading, editing eye, and awesome cover!*

**On to the winners!**

First, I’d like to thank everyone who commented.  Over thirty comments for this contest!!  I really, really enjoyed reading the responses to the question of which book you’d like to see next in the wiccan series.  When you finish A Bond of Brothers, don’t forget to keep reading for the description of the next story in the series…I won’t spoil the fun and I hope you’ll be pleased with my choice!

Using randomizer.org, the following 12 people have won prizes.  Each winner will receive an email from me.  If you won a book or gift card, please reply back to me with the correct format for ebook/gift card choice and the right email addy to use.  If you have won a necklace or handmade bar of soap, I need your physical mailing address to send to the etsy.com store owners.  Please get back to me as soon as possible if you’re chosen!

Prize 1:  6 eBooks of A Bond of Brothers (winner’s choice of format)

1. Caroline Toye

2. DBorra

3. Christina Rodriguez

4. Vivian Furch

5. Sabrina

6. Mary

Prize 2:  2 Fairy Pendant Necklaces on 18 inch black satin cords, courtesy of Sue @ artintheround etsy.com store (click the link to view the page with the photos):

7.  “Fairy Moon Flute”  –  Amanda

8.  “Fairy On Limb with Flower”  –  Maria

Prize 3:  2 Handmade Brown Sugar Vanilla Bars of Soap, courtesy of Sheenah Freitas @ simplysweetstore etsy.com store (click the link to view the page with the photos):

9.  Shelley Chastagner

10.  Bente Correll

Prize 4:  2 $25 gift cards to Amazon or Barnes & Noble, winner’s choice:

11.  Rosa

12.  Erica Ortega

*CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!*

Thank you to all who participated in the blog contest and for your support, kind words, and birthday wishes.  It’s been a great week and a really extra special birthday.

All the best, R

Connect with me online:  At my Facebook Author Page, on Twitter @rebutlerauthor, or by email at rebutlerauthor@gmail.com

Birthday Bash & Release Day Contest!

IT’S ALMOST HERE!  In five short days, not only will I be a year older, but I’ll be publishing the fourth in the wiccan-were-bear series and giving away a ton of prizes!  I’m just so thrilled for A Bond of Brothers (Lynk & Tavian’s) story to come out.  We’re back to the den with this book, my lovelies, as Ash and Axe’s younger brothers, Lynk and Tavian find out whether their bond is strong enough to survive sharing a spirited fairy named Shaylee.  I had a ball writing this story and I hope you will enjoy it as well.

This book, I added a new beta-reader, the sweetly inspiring Jacq.  I’m so happy to have her on-board.  It’s really important to me that the people who read my stories, especially the wiccan and wolf series that tie into each other, actually really enjoyed the books.  Jacq came to me as a fan and our collaboration was born.  It’s wonderful to have another pair of eyes on my work.  And it’s a hint to any of you out there with editing talents – don’t be afraid to approach your favorite indie author and offer yourself as a reader.  They might just say yes.  🙂

I couldn’t have finished the book without Kameko Gay, who has been by my side since Day One, supporting and encouraging me, reading and editing me, and making my fantastic covers.  All out of the graciousness of her heart.

….On to the contest….

How do you enter?  EASY!  Just comment on this blog before 10:00 a.m. EST on Friday, August 24th.  What should you comment?  I want to know whose book you’d like to see next in the wiccan series.  Griegs?  Daeton?  Shy & Teck?  Tosh?  Jes?  Melo?  (And feel free to toss in some happy birthday wishes to me, too!).  Your comment will earn you an entry in the drawing.

I’m giving away twelve prizes to celebrate my birthday and the release of Lynk & Tavian’s story and here they are!

First up?  Ebooks of Course!  Six commenters will get a free copy of A Bond of Brothers in any e-format they want, emailed right into their inboxes!

Second?  Two lucky commenters will receive a fairy pendant necklace, courtesy of Sue and her awesome etsy.com store, Art in the Round.  I picked out two of my favorite pendants, because the heroine in aBoB is a fairy!  Here are pics of the two awesome pendants, which will come with 18 inch black satin necklaces.  Sue is a talented jewelry artisan and I’m so glad she was willing to help me with my birthday/release day giveaway!

Third?  Two more lucky commenters will receive an all-natural, handmade bar of brown sugar and vanilla scented soap!  The soaps are courtesy of Sheenah Freitas and her etsy.com store, simplysweetstore.  Because the heroine is a “nature fairy”, I wanted to give away something natural, and I have this soap at home and I love it!  Sheenah is a sweetheart, very talented, and I’m glad that we were able to get together on this giveaway!

Is there more you ask?  Why, yes!

Last but not least…..:  Two commenters will receive a $25 gift card, B&N or Amazon, winner’s choice!!!!

How do you enter again?  Easy!  Just comment on the next book you’d like to see in the wiccan series between now and 10:00 a.m. EST Friday, 8/24, on this blog post.

I look forward to celebrating my birthday with you and reading your comments.  Thanks for joining me!  All the best, R

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Birthday Bash Giveaway (starts 8/20) Teaser and Wiccan-Were-Bear Release Date News!

In celebration of the eleventh anniversary of my 25th birthday (ha!) I’m going to have a big birthday bash giveaway right here on my blog.  On Friday, August 24th, I’ll not only age (gracefully, I hope) one more year, but I’ll also be releasing A Bond of Brothers, the 4th in the Wiccan-Were-Bear series.  To celebrate two such awesome things aligning in the universe, I’m going to be giving away a bunch of cool things!

What things, you ask?

EBooks, some fabulous things from Etsy.com, and two (count ’em – two!) gift cards to either Amazon or B&N!!

So watch the blog (or better yet, follow me if you aren’t already), and be sure to comment on the Monday, August 20th post, which will kick off my birthday week, and you might win one of twelve gifts!  The contest will run the whole week, ending with winners chosen on Friday, August 24th.

To tease and tempt, because it’s just so dang much fun, here is the official blurb for A Bond of Brothers, and a first peek at my new, fantabulous cover courtesy of my fantastic beta-reader/cover designer/friend and commiserator, Kameko Gay.  This may be my fav cover, yet.  When you read the story, you’ll know just how damn perfect it truly is!

A Bond of Brothers (Book 4 in the Wiccan-Were-Bear Novella Series)

Shaylee Tannia is a banished fairy with the powers of healing and nature at her disposal.  One wintry morning, she stumbles upon an injured and dying were-bear.  Saving his life leads to a connection she didn’t expect and the love kindled between them is hot enough to melt the snow.  But all is not easy with their newfound love…a brother’s claim threatens everything.

Can she bridge the gap between them or will choosing both be the end of it all?  When a demon from her past jeopardizes all she holds dear, will the cost of her freedom be the lives of the ones she loves most?  This story contains one pissed off fairy, a were-bear that doesn’t want to share, over-protective mates, a sacrifice of blood and flesh that will melt your heart, and m/f/m interaction.

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If you didn’t see the teaser for A Bond of Brothers at the end of Daeton’s story, it’s here for you now, because I love you all so much.  My birthday celebration kicks off on Monday, August 20th, so stay tuned!

Excerpt from A Bond of Brothers:

“Are you the angel that healed me?”  He said with a soft smile and a low voice that made the inside of my body go tingly warm.

“Angel?”

He frowned slightly, “I remember wings and feeling very warm.  I thought I was going to die but then I woke up with you in my arms.”

I smiled.  I’d never been called an angel before.  “I’m a healing fairy.  My name is Shaylee Tianna.”

His smile returned.  “I’m Lynk Stalking Horse.  Thank you for saving my life.”

“It was the strangest thing.  I was hunting and I smelled something that called to me.  I don’t really understand it, but I followed the scent and found you.  I thought you were a real bear and I was going to help you die quickly.  When I touched you, I knew you were a were and I healed you.”

He stared at me for a moment and then he pressed his head to the crux of my neck and took a deep breath.  My whole body lit up, shivers raced up and down my spine and I was speechless as my heart tried to pound out of my chest.  He moved up my neck slowly, dragging his warm lips up my sensitive skin before crossing my cheek to my mouth.

His plump lips stopped on mine and for a heartbeat I thought because he was a stranger that I shouldn’t kiss him or touch him, but the next heartbeat I wanted to do both of those things.  Months of loneliness surfaced like a raw wave of pain, the heated, delicious scent of him surrounded me, and I could no more get up from him than I could have stopped time.  Fisting my hands in his hair, I parted my mouth on a moan and he slipped his arms around me, drew me closer, and rolled me to my back.  Our tongues touched, that first gentle slide together like two creatures that were made for dark pleasure, and my body liquefied.  His hair cascaded around us like a thick blanket as I released one hand from the thick locks and ran my fingers down his back.  I traced the contours of his very naked body as he pressed on top of me, feeling the muscles tense and bunch under my exploration.

I was shirtless but still wearing my pants and boots, and when I felt his fingers at the button of my jeans, I let out an involuntary moan.  He lifted from my mouth and looked down at me.  “Do you want me to stop, Shaylee?”

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PS:  I’m on Facebook now!  Thanks to my very awesome fan Alex G., I’ve got a fan page and I’d love for you to stop by and “like” me, to keep updated on all my goings-on!  Join me, won’t you?

FB:  R.E.ButlerAuthorPage

See you soon!  All the best, R

The Tribe’s Bride Release, Contest Results, & Blog Tour

It is with great pleasure that I announce the official release of The Tribe’s Bride (The Necklace Chronicles) today, July 25th, which is available now on Amazon and Smashwords.

When a university job interview goes south, Carrie Wade isn’t certain that she’ll ever find work in her field of ancient Native American Culture.  Knowing the only job waiting for her is waitressing at a coffee house, Carrie indulges in a post-disappointment shopping trip.  An old necklace in an antique store window catches her eye and she immediately feels as if she cannot walk away without owning it.  The very last thing she needs to do is squander her savings by investing in a necklace that may have, at one time, belonged to one of the tribes she studied…but she can’t help herself.

When she tries on the precious necklace at home, she passes out and wakes up in the tent of the necklace’s original owners, three Native American tribesmen from the late 1600s.  Will she be able to get back home to the future, or will she find out that the one place she was always meant to be was back in time as the tribe’s bride?

This novella contains m/f/m/m interaction, three handsome brothers that will do anything for each other and their woman, and a magical necklace that brings them all together.

You can purchase The Tribe’s Bride on Smashwords here or Amazon here for 99 cents.  It will follow on B&N, Apple, and other outlets within six to eight weeks.

First to the fun!  I had a tremendous amount of comments on my giveaway post on Monday, which asked, “if you could go to any time, past or future, where would you go?”  I loved reading each response.  Using Randomizer.org, the following four people were chosen to receive a free digital copy of the book.

1.  Chanel

2.  Lydia

3.  Shawnnita Miranda

4.  smartmouthtexan

I have sent out emails to the winners, so please respond quickly to let me know which format you would prefer to receive your book in, and I’ll get it right to you!  Thanks to everyone who responded and congrats to the winners!

Because this book is the start of a new series, I wanted to go a different route than normal.  I chose a professional editor, and can’t thank Alexis Arendt at Word Vagabond (www.wordvagabond.wordpress.com) enough for her help.  Her insight into characterization and world building really helped take this book to the next level.  I highly recommend Word Vagabond for any authors that are looking for editing help.

I also decided to go with a professional book cover, and chose Deer Watson Media to handle it.  Let me just say, I love the cover!  D.W.M. was so incredibly easy to work with.  Not only quick, but competitively priced and willing to work with me to get exactly what I wanted.  I think the cover model looks exactly as I’d pictured Carrie, and the split background is just so cool.  You can find them on their GoodReads page here.

I’m advertising on The Romance Studio beginning on August 1st!  You can find me on their home page for month of August…www.theromancestudio.com

Now onto the Blog Tour!  Oh my!  I can’t believe how much fun doing a tour is!  I feel like a total celebrity.  Over the next eight days, from July 26th to August 2nd, I will be appearing on eight blogs (including a post here on the 27th), and I’m just so thrilled.  Not only do I get to reach out to new audiences here in the states and in the UK, but I get to be interviewed, have my book reviewed, and do guest posts.  I’m so glad I’ve done it.

Page Turner Book Tours (www.pageturnerbooktours.blogspot.co.uk) is heading the blog tour, which will give away a ton of copies of The Tribe’s Bride to commenters.  For those that enter through the rafflecopter on the tour website, you’ll be entered for a chance to win one of two awesome prizes.  The grand prize is a $25 gift card of your choice of Amazon or B&N, a handmade bracelet with colors mentioned in the story (it’s wicked cool!), and an eBook.  The second place prize is a handmade bracelet and an eBook.

The kick off starts today at their website, so check it out here!

Be sure to stop by Page Turner Book Tours to enter the rafflecopter, and stop by the blogs every day and comment to increase your chances (and get to know me and my characters a bit better).  You can keep up-to-date with the different blogs by following me on twitter @rebutlerauthor.

The next week promises to be exciting, not only with the release of the first of my new series, but also the blog tour.  I can’t wait, and I look forward to meeting you on the blog tour.

I’d like to say a sincere thanks for all the support I’ve received since I announced this new book a few weeks back.  It’s been incredible and heart-warming!  All the best, R