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FEAST OF FLESH is now live on Kindle Unlimited!

Alan squeezed his eyes shut. He drifted to some other place, somewhere not in the moment. Then he looked her in the eyes. Bri felt helpless. She remembered last month Alan told her that a man who was like a father to him was dying of cancer. That was the night of their first date. He was drunk and broken, and she knew having sex with him would take his mind off his troubles for a little while. But this… 

If it were Will or Libbie, she’d know how to comfort them. But what was the protocol for properly consoling your not-real boyfriend? 

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The Blood Moon Princess – Kindle Vella Fantasy Serial Debut

Nigel tiptoed to where the girl fell, dropping a knee beside her small, lifeless body. The mangled crown of flowers around her head told him everything he needed to know about who she was. She was the enemy.

Everyone knew Freig men and boys were raised as savages who killed noble knights while they slept beneath their blankets instead of facing them in battle. Cowards were what they were. But no one ever told Nigel much about Freig girls—or more likely, he never listened to those bits of the knights’ tales.

She didn’t look any different from any of the other girls in his village or his sisters. In fact, she was just as pretty. Even prettier than many of them, he thought; but it was dark so he couldn’t really be sure and that was the sort of thing he could give a fig about.

The girl’s eyes sprung open, breaking into his revelry. Nigel flinched, but he brought his dagger to her throat.

Neither of them moved until she said, “Help me. Please.”


The Blood Moon Princess is live now. Read the first three episodes today!

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I Guess I’m a Fantasy Author Now! LOL

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It’s June, So Treat Yourself To 2 Amazing Prizes!

I have two great chances to for you to win free books, cash & more!

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I hope you enter both because not only could win some cash, but you could also win a copy of my latest release Feast of Flesh.

Excerpt:

Will sent her five text messages since her plane landed, but it was her billionaire client, Alan Mitchell, who called her first.

“Hi Alan,” Bri said in a singsong voice as she stalked the luggage carousel for her suitcase.

“I got an alert that your flight arrived on time,” he said. “I wanted to make sure you got in okay.”

Bri shook her head. The idea of Alan tracking her progress as she flew back from Vegas tickled her. Considering how much of a Type A personality he was, she figured he’d spend his weekends plugged into whatever systems financial gurus like him used to make their money, terrified he’d miss out on a potential goldmine once Monday rolled around.

“Thanks,” she said, allowing her smile to grow. “You know, you could’ve just texted me.”

“You know, you could’ve flown back with me instead and avoided all the long lines and the baggage claim.”

Bri rolled her eyes as the conveyor belt spat out two more suitcases that didn’t belong to her.

“I’m happy flying commercial. Besides I’ve seen how the other half lives a million times now. It’s not worth the carbon footprint.”

“You always so sunny on Saturdays?” Alan said in a wry tone. She didn’t respond. Bri sighed, still waiting for her bag to make its appearance. “I’ve taken care of all the details for our trip. Fair warning, though. When I visit my offices, it’s just like any other day. I work long hours, so except for the party, you’re going to be on your own most of the time.”

It wasn’t a lot, but from what she knew of Alan Mitchell, he was a determined man. Her agent, Cassandra Redding, described him as a business titan. “You don’t stand in the way of men like him, Brianna,” she told her. Then Cass handed her the contract she drafted with input from Alan. Now, instead of going out on dates with a handful of clients, for the next twelve months, Alan Mitchell was the only man she’d have sex with—for money that is.

“Bri?” Alan said after a while.

Refocusing, she asked, “Any chance I can visit the Louvre while we’re there?”

Alan chuckled. “Why don’t we keep things local this trip?”

This trip? He tended to do that. Speak about their pretend relationship in the long term. Alan joined Cassandra’s sex club for…well, sex, of course. Initially, he wanted her for companionship while he was in Manhattan. Soon after, he started begging her to fly with him to London on an upcoming business trip. Then he wanted her to enter an exclusive arrangement with him. One where she’d play the part of his girlfriend. Alan needed her to act as a wedge between him and his ex-fiancée who is also his current Managing Director at the London division of his company. She would meet Paloma for herself in a few days, but from all appearances, the woman didn’t seem like a pushover.

She was sure the one-year contract she signed had an exit clause should one or both of them wanted out. Bri would know if she’d bothered to read it before she signed.

She heard Alan sigh, then he said, “Perhaps if there’s time, we can swing by Paris, all right?”

He must’ve mistaken her silent musing for disappointment.

“Okay,” she said, grinning.

When she was in high school, Bri lost out on an art sponsorship to Paris. She missed the opportunity to draw and paint in the most romantic city in France. Missed her chance to wander through the museum on tours during the day and go partying in clubs at night. As soon as she saved enough money, she booked a hotel and flew out for two weeks. There was no way she’d turn down an opportunity to go back, especially with Alan Mitchell at her side. Who knew what exclusive corner of the Lourve he could get her into.

Definitely a perk of having a billionaire fake boyfriend.

Intrigued? Here’s the universal link where you can read it now: Feast Of Flesh.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your month and good luck!

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Excerpt: Break Every Rule (Being The Billionaire’s Girlfriend Prequel)

Bri languished in the island heat. Summers in Brooklyn were hot and sticky, filled with fumes and people. Island life was a steady rhythm of warmth and wind. The quiet and ease came if you lived island life like Alan Mitchell did. 

She watched her client enter the pool from over the top of the tablet. To anyone watching her, Bri looked as if she was devouring her book instead of following Alan as he waded to the middle of the pool. He dipped underneath the water and popped right back up. Drenched, he looked like a modern-day god or a male model in a cologne commercial. Handsome and self-assured. The world available at his fingertips. 

Break Every Rule is available now on Kindle Unlimited.

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Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire!

A little taste from the upcoming ‘Break Every Rule’ book! Sign up for my newsletter here and receive a sample of book II in my U R Fever series. You may also be invited to join my ARC team and get a copy of the book later this month.

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Want A Free Read?

Subscribe to Sweet Release by Serena Chase and you can read an excerpt from my next book, Break Every Rule for free!

Break Every Rule is the second installment in my U R Fever series and will be available on Amazon in time for Valentine’s Day. The first two chapters are included in this sample and an ARC will be offered to subscribers in late January.

Please enjoy this sneak peek!

Book Synopsis

Alan Mitchell doesn’t get surprised by life often. But after ending his engagement, he seeks solace in a meaningless distraction: a paid escort. He’s done it before—and enjoyed it. Why not now when he’s at his lowest?

Brianna lives a simple life. She works as an escort, all while enjoying a boyfriend who is thoroughly supportive of her occupation. However, when she meets her latest client, a young billionaire, sparks begin to fly in all the wrong ways. Temptation threatens her peaceful life, and she suddenly begins to question everything. After all, rebuffing a man like Alan Mitchell isn’t recommended in her line of work…

They’re both playing with fire. Someone’s bound to get burned.

If you haven’t already, you can also pick up your copy of The Right Woman for 99¢ on Amazon or for free with Kindle Unlimited.

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Writing Tools: Scrivener

To date, I’ve written six full-length novels, a dozen novellas, and more than thirty short stories. I wrote most of my stories using Scrivener, using three different computers (I’ll tell you more in an upcoming post on my cloud storage solutions).

Scrivener is a fantastic writing tool. While I’ve used it since 2010, I still only use the basic features, and those are enough for me to completely recommend it. Here are my three favorite things about Scrivener:

  • SNAPSHOT An autosave feature is a must-have, and these days, many writing and other creative tools now offer this. But the Snapshot feature in Scrivener is a cut above. Just one click, and I have all my current versions of a scene captured and available to reference at any time. Now, I’m free to edit and even rewrite an entire chapter without worry that I might’ve cut too much or the wrong thing.
  • COMPILE STORY Once you’ve finished writing and editing your story, it’s time to publish your manuscript or submit it. The compile feature on Scrivener makes this process a breeze compared to all the steps and the process I needed to do many years ago. With just a few clicks, I formatted The Right Woman, book one in my U R Fever series, and had a clean, polished manuscript ready for my audience on Amazon.
  • CONVERT FILES I mentioned that I wrote many of my stories in Scrivener. But for the ones I had started previously in Word, Scrivener made the process of converting everything I’d written into a new Scrivener project. All I needed to do was import the file, and Scrivener did the rest. I had a copy of the story, ready to be organized into a novel format. The three books in my U R Fever series began as backstory to another set of stories in Alan and Brianna’s universe. It took no time to import those Word files into upcoming projects.

These are just a few of the great features available in Scrivener. I’ve used them to write, edit and publish The Right Woman and Break Every Rule.