Monday, July 20, 2015

A Character is Born

"Organization is the key to success."


Usually when my muse kicks around book ideas, it’s due to a character plaguing my head, i.e. a psychic, an emotionally scarred boy, a telekinetic. A story forms around them in the most high level way. But as we all know, everyone has a history, emotions, flaws, and physical attributes that must be developed in order to birth that character into a multi-dimensional being readers will care about or sympathize with.

Read more from my article on how I bring a character to life at the UnCommonYA blog.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Wicked Paradise - On Sale & First Kiss Excerpt

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H165DHG

My fantasy romance novel, Wicked Paradise is on sale through July 13 for $.99 (regular price $2.99) on Amazon. If you like sorcery and time-travel in a unique fantasy setting, then don't miss out on this deal!
He must defy duty to have her . . . on an island that would possess them both.
Sorceress Morgan of medieval Avalon and Ryan, a modern-day Druid assassin, time-travel to a mystical island to destroy a demon bent on annihilating survivors of the apocalyptic 21st century. As Morgan resists a fierce and lethal bond to Ryan, she has no choice but to kill the demon before it kills her. Yet Ryan has other plans for the evil Fomorian…even when Morgan stirs in him a hunger that puts his life’s purpose at risk.
With the demon lurking behind every tree, Morgan and Ryan will risk it all—even each other—in a perilous and shocking race to save the last humans on Earth.

 First Kiss Excerpt

  A skittering awareness on her backside sent her pulses racing again. Ryan’s fingertips caressed her back, his hands angling toward her hips. Automatically, she curved tighter into his body. Security and warmth tinged with heart stopping desire cloaked her.

“Morgan,” he whispered against her hair. “It’s all right now. We’re safe.” He touched her almost reverently, disproving his earlier suspicion.

She had the wildest urge to touch every inch of his bare skin. Something she’d never done to any man, nor ever wanted to until Ryan appeared in her dreams. Heat suffused her face and she fought the inappropriate and poorly timed urge. Instead, burning with need, she lifted her head and touched her lips to his full, warm mouth experimentally, something she’d wished to do since the moment he became real. He responded, pressing his lips to hers, first softly, then demanding, forcing her lips apart. She rested her hands on his wide shoulders. He made a harsh sound in his throat and slanted his head, the tip of his tongue breaching her parted lips, his lips soft yet firm on hers. Quivers started at the base of her spine and raced along her nerves. She opened her mouth wider and his tongue darted in. Her tongue met his, caressed it, tasted the lingering pineapple he’d snacked on earlier. Ryan poured himself into the kiss as if starved, and her own hunger liquefied her entire being. His ice melted into the warm pool her body had become.

Desperate for air, she freed her mouth and drew a shaky breath. Ryan’s hand slipped down her arm, until his fingers brushed the side of her breast, not taking extra liberties. The heat of his fire magic burned through her muscles and bones. She smothered a moan, aching for him. Craving a love so long denied her.

He kissed the curve of her neck, worked tiny kisses up to her ear, leaving a path of fire where his lips devoured her flesh, his harsh breath fanning the flames. The roughness of his whiskered jaw rasped along her skin. He nibbled her bottom lip, ran his tongue over her lips, until she parted her mouth. Again, he accepted her invitation and speared his tongue inside. Hypnotized by his kiss, her lips tingled, her mind clouded. Their tongues danced in an everlasting waltz.

Excitement poured over his sweat glistened face. But doubt flashed behind his need and his massaging hands on her back froze. His eyes had gone wild, like a stormy midnight sky. Morgan wanted to rip off her tunic and rub her moistened skin against Ryan’s slick body, anything to keep the contact of skin on skin. Passion spiraled through her, melting her magic into molten drops. Finally, he tore his mouth off hers, and she fell into his wide, sharp eyes.

"Holy mother of the Gods." He sucked in a sharp breath.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Great Reviews, Updates and Fantastic Giveaway!

Chasing Shadows has received some great reviews on Amazon and beyond. I appreciate every single one and thank all reviewers and all my new readers. You are the best!

I've received numerous emails from readers who loved Chasing Shadows and are asking when the second book in the Psychic Justice Series will be out. I'm hard at work on various projects, but have completed the first draft of Lily and Jake's story in Stealing Twilight (you'll see a little of Juliana and Alex in the novel also). I'm hoping to publish it in Jan/Feb 2016. I'm also contemplating an earlier tie-in short story from Juliana's point of view to introduce Jake in Stealing Twilight (it all depends on my bandwidth, which has become very tight with all my various writing projects).

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Read what Fresh Fiction and The Romance Reviews had to say about my romantic suspense novel:

"A whirlwind of emotions, twists, turns and rediscovered love will keep you breathless! Equally suspenseful and sweet, CHASING SHADOWS is a book that is well worth your time. You will be caught up in the story instantly and will not want to stop reading until the exciting and jaw dropping conclusion. I promise!” ~Fresh Fiction. Read full review.

"Make sure you have a couple hours of free time to yourself before reading CHASING SHAODWS, because you won't be able to put the book down. This is the first book I've read from Erin Richards, but it definitely won't be the last. I can guarantee I will be giving this another read real soon, that's how much I loved CHASING SHADOWS! 5 stars all the way!" ~The Romance Review--Top Pick. Read full review.

Chasing Shadows is still $.99, but the sale ends soon. Get your copy before you have to pay full price!

 

Monday, June 01, 2015

Splash into Summer $250 Cash Giveaway!

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An amazing group of authors & bloggers have joined with me to bring you 1 fabulous prize!!

Start your summer with a Splash! We're giving away $250 in PayPal Cash. You have lots of chances to enter using our Rafflecopter!


Good luck!!



Sunday, May 17, 2015

$.99 Sale Final Days


http://www.erinrichards.com

CHASING SHADOWS is in the home stretch...the final days of my $.99 release sale! It's been well received and is an Amazon and ARe bestseller

Fresh Fiction said this about CHASING SHADOWS: “A whirlwind of emotions, twists, turns and rediscovered love will keep you breathless! Equally suspenseful and sweet, CHASING SHADOWS is a book that is well worth your time. You will be caught up in the story instantly and will not want to stop reading until the exciting and jaw dropping conclusion. I promise!” Read full review.

Buy now at discount before price increases to $3.99!