Saturday, 14 February 2015

Between 4 Title and Cover Reveal

And now, ladies and gentlemen, the moment you have all been waiting for.

The title and cover of the 4th and final installment of the Between Series.

I present to you:

Three in one, forward and back
Here and gone, to deepest black
Silver blooms, swollen with child
Birth crimson globes, untethered wild
Life meets death where the sun meets the sea
Blood sacrifice, for you and for me.

It has all come down to this.

A prophecy, passed down through generations of MacRaes, tells of a blood sacrifice. A simple stone placed in an ancient dagger unleashes an army of hell transporters with glowing red eyes who have now come to exact that price.

In the epic finale of the Between series, Aiden and Lindsey will be tested in ways they could never have imagined. Visions of the past, from thousands of years ago when the Broch of Gurness in Orkney was whole, provide more questions than answers. But every secret will be revealed as the MacKinnons and MacRaes join forces to fight a battle they cannot hope to win.

Who's Excited?

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Teaser #7

We get another teaser, Angels.

Are you ready?


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Deep in the night, my bladder screamed at me, demanding that I get out of bed, even though it felt like I’d done the same thing ten minutes before. Blearily, I pulled off the covers and padded down the hall to our tiny bathroom. The cottage where we lived was originally Sarah MacKinnon’s mother’s home and it was a great size for one person. But the bathroom was minuscule, and felt even smaller now that I had a huge belly. With my eyes still closed, I wedged myself between the sink and the toilet and emptied the thimble that had become my bladder.

The baby shifted and I placed my hand over my stomach instinctively, feeling a bony knee or elbow move underneath my palm. A moment later, a swift kick underneath my ribs had me gasping for air. Damn, that hurt. Groaning, I hurried to finish up, thinking that maybe the baby would settle down if I got back into bed. When I stood to pull on my panties, I felt a pop and then a gush of fluid running down my legs. It felt like I was peeing all over myself, but there was nothing I could do to stop it. I knew what was happening, but I had no idea what to do. Should I stay in the bathroom? Should I call for Aiden?

This is it. Oh my goodness.

My heart rate kicked up with excitement and panic while I waddled sideways, then turned and tried to bend down to get a pad out of the cabinet under the sink. It was impossible. I simply couldn’t bend like that, especially not while I was streaming a river around my feet. I wanted to be self-sufficient and I didn’t want to wake Aiden because it could be hours before labor started, but I couldn’t go back to bed now. Hell, I couldn’t even leave the bathroom. Tears of frustration started to well up and I swallowed hard to keep it together.

“Aiden?” I called softly. His gentle snore told me he was completely out of it. I tried again, with more volume. “Aiden, honey?”

Two heavy footsteps echoed down the hall and then he was there: naked, tousled, his eyes wild and afraid. “What’s happened? Are ye hurt?” He swept his gaze over my body until he saw the puddle on the floor.

“My water broke,” I explained, like that wasn’t obvious.

His eyes snapped up and held mine. Deer in the headlights doesn’t begin to explain it. My confident, assured, strong, and resourceful husband simply stared at me.
All that childbirth preparation we’d done flew out the window as his brain clawed its way back from a dead sleep.

“Um, could you get a pad out for me? I can’t bend down to reach it,” I said, wondering how it was that, even dripping all over the floor, I was the voice of calm here. “And I need some new panties.”

“Right,” he said, then hovered in place for a second, trying to decide which to do first: head to the dresser or squeeze past me to dig through the bathroom cabinet. Before he made up his mind, I put my hand on his arm and gave a shaky laugh.

“Aiden, it’s happening. We’re having a baby.”

His eyes glistened with tears and he grabbed me in a hug. I clung to him, feeling my own eyes water. When he pulled away, he seemed to have come back to himself. He cupped my cheeks in his hands and kissed me lightly.

“I love you,” he said. “Dinna fash. I’m here.”

Grinning, I let the moment linger before I reminded him, “Still need those panties.”

And then he was off, streaking down the hall like he’d been shot out of a cannon

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Teaser #6

He sucked my earlobe into his mouth, then nibbled it with his teeth.
“Did I hear something about a shower?” he said, his voice like melted wax. The hand that was wrapped around my waist ventured lower, eliciting a moan from me, but a knock at the door cut off any hopes of following through on Aiden’s suggestion. “We should have told them to come at noon,” he said.

“Too late now,” I said, disentangling myself from him with regret. His eyes roamed over my body for a moment and he groaned with desire.

“You’re so beautiful, Lindsey. I want to spend the whole day in bed with ye, just touching your skin, tasting your lips, feeling your body against mine.”

Warmth rushed over me at the longing in his words. I wanted that, too. It had been forever since we’d just held each other.

“Yes. Yes. More yes. Tomorrow, maybe. But right now, we have guests.”

“Aye,” he said, his voice laced with disappointment that tugged at my heart. I wanted to grab on to him and never let go, but there simply wasn’t time. Instead, I turned to the dresser to pull out a pair of jeans and he left to answer the door.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Happy Third Birthday!

Today is a very special day. Today marks the third anniversary of the publication of Between. Three years ago today, Between was published.

No matter how many ways I say it, it still makes me smile.

While we do some celebrating on twitter (#BetweenLove) I just wanted to take some time to say THANK YOU!
Thank you to Cyndi Tefft for writing this series. We may be a small group of fans but we love you so much and are so grateful to you.

Thank you to Lindsey and Aiden for showing us how strong the love between two people can be. It literally defied death again and again.

Thank you to Lindsay Cox for being an incredibly creative fan and taking charge when I can't. I am eternally grateful to you.

Thank you to Theresa Largusa for being a very organized Angel. Not only has she helped put this little project together but she's also had so many amazing ideas, been insanely supportive and encouraged everyone around her.

And finally THANK YOU, to you, the Aiden's Angels. You have been crazy, and quiet, supportive, and sweet - hell you're helping to send me to New Orleans to meet Cyndi, but mostly you've been there to share the love we all have for this incredible series.

This blog has only been around for a year and a half but you guys have kept her running and for that I can't thank you enough.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all for getting us here. Three years later, and we're still in love with Aiden and Lindsey MacRae.

We asked you what your favourite thing about Aiden and Lindsey were and these were just some of your answers:

Is there anything else you want to add to the list?

And because it's Between's birthday we've got some bonus content in the shop coming soon.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Guess The Quote Rules

Good morning, Angels. We're going to play a little game called: Guess the Quote.

All weekend (Friday April 4-Sunday April 6 at 11:59 MT) follow #BetweenLove AND @TheresaLargusa, @vatrask, as well as @cyndtefft on twitter. Throughout the weekend we'll be posting quotes from the first three Between books. Your job is to (you guessed it): GUESS THE QUOTE. Tweet one of us back telling us which book it's from and you'll get one point for each correct answer. At the end of the weekend the person with the most posts will win an epic prize.

There are more details to come on the prizes but I can tell you part of it involves the fourth book, the shop and a bunch of other things. Stay Tuned.

If you don't have twitter the quotes will also be on the Aiden MacRae Facebook Page (note: if you answer on twitter AND FB only one of your answers will count).

Happy Guessing, Angels!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Teaser #5

Yesterday Cyndi posted this teaser on her FB page. Enjoy!
A swift ride through the countryside is what I need, I thought.
Frustration sprang up like a geyser in my chest as the buckle on ...
the saddle resisted my manipulations. A vicious Gaelic curse shot from my lips, and though I knew no one was around to hear, and even if they had been, no one in our group understood the language. My language, my native tongue. The thought made me pause, breathing hard, my hand coming to rest on the underbelly of the horse.

Three hundred years. So much had changed from those days on the misty moor of the loch surrounding Eilean Donan Castle. Closing my eyes, I inhaled deeply and let myself pretend I was back in the stables at home, that the sharp tang of the horseflesh in front of me belonged to Eachann, the brown stallion I’d grown up with. He’d been a spitfire and no doubt. I’d loved him fiercely from the time I was no taller than his breast, barely more than a bairn myself. The summer before Da fell ill, he’d placed me atop the stallion.

"Steady, lad," he’d said firmly as I’d wiggled into place. With one hand on my knee to keep me still and another wound loosely in the reins, he’d made clicking sounds to the horse, who began a slow walk out toward the road. The warm summer breeze seemed fresher atop the great beast and I sucked in great lungfuls of it, pride at my new station streaming within me like a sunbeam through the forest.

"Can we go faster, Da?" I’d pleaded, ready to push the boundaries and feel the earth pass swiftly beneath me. My father had taken me on rides before, tucked up tight against the wall of his chest, but this was the first time I’d been atop Eachann myself.

To my disappointment, my father chuckled. "Nae, Aiden. Not today."

"But—" I started to protest, but he cut me a sharp glance that stilled my tongue.

"Nae," he said again, with a decisive shake of his head. "I’ve answered ye and should box your ears for asking again, but I won’t this time. Still, ye need to learn that nae means nae, and good reason for it, too."

"Sorry, Da," I said, dropping my eyes to the soft brown fur underneath my hands.

"There is a time and place for everything, my son. Someday, ye’ll be a grown man and riding Eachann will be tame compared to the other delights—and challenges—that lie before you. But there’s plenty of time for that, so take this day for what it is, and enjoy what the good Lord’s given ye, aye?" His smile shone through a thick, red beard, causing my heart to leap in my chest.

"Aye, Da," I’d replied, my cheeks stretched to their limits from the sheer joy of being with him.

Longing for what I’d lost surged within me—my father and his larger-than-life persona, my mother and her tender touch, my brother Duncan whose fists were always at the ready, and wee Willie who worried over his elder brothers’ brawling. Thinking of my family back then brought to mind the family I had now.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Angels Feature: Catherine Peace

Meet Catherine Peace

Name - Catherine Peace

Location - Harlan, KY (Go Justified....)

Age - 27

Occupation/Grade - Assistant Pharmacy Tech.

Favourite genre - Science fiction/fantasy/paranormal

Favourite author - Oh this is unfair :P I have several. Patrick Rothfuss, Tiffany Reisz, Anne Rice, HG Wells

Favourite book - ....Again....several. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, The Angel by Tiffany Reisz, The Island of Dr. Moreau by HG Wells
First book you ever remember reading (for leisure) - Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. It sticks out because it's the first book I ever read cover to cover in one sitting, and I thought that was awesome.

Are you a “casual” reader or an “avid” reader? What makes you so? - Avid. Definitely. Books are my life. Besides writing them, I also co-founded an indie review blog with my friend Landra, and we added a third reviewer at the beginning of the year. Indie Books R Us actually reviewed Cyndi's first book, Between, which is how I learned about Aidan in the first place. And I try to review as much as I can on my personal blog.

Most recent read - For pleasure? The Mistress by Tiffany Reisz. OMG SO GOOD. Currently I'm reading The Path of the Fallen by Dan O'Brien for the Indies blog

Next read - Cameron's Law for the Welcome to Adelheid blog hop. 

Favourite place to read - Anywhere I can

Dream vacation - I'd love to go backpacking through Europe. It's been a dream. Also, I need to go to Australia to visit a good friend. Drop bears be darned!

Favourite drink while reading - A nice cool glass of white wine

If you could think of the most ideal, fantasy, crazy perfect situation for reading a book, what would it be? - Listening to Alan Rickman, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Tom Hiddleston take turns reading my favorite book while getting a massage from Jared Padalecki. I mean, what?

How do you choose your books? - We have a submission process for Indies. For pleasure, I go a lot on recommendations, and I'm highly supportive of my author friends.

How is your bookshelf organized? (Alphabetically by title, author, by colour, random) - It goes alphabetically by Author, starting with the ones I'm friends with. Then It starts with those I don't in alphabetical order. So m ytop shelf runs from Leah Clifford to Tiffany Reisz, and then starts the A's again with people I don't know lol

When was the last time you went to a bookstore? - About a month ago. I tried to by all the things in Half Price Books.

What drew you to Between/Aiden? - Between is a fantastic story about life after death and how you can find love and acceptance in any situation. With Aiden, I just loved how kind and patient he is with Lindsey, how he endeavors to make her dreams and wishes reality in order to help her cope with her new afterlife. He's sweet, he's tender, and he loves her so freaking much. It's really a beautiful story, and he's the icing on the cake. Plus, he's Scottish. Who doesn't love that?
One cool fact about you? - I'm also a published author (recently). My short story "Lured" was accepted for the Crimson Melodies' Nocturnal Embers anthology and my paranormal erotic romance This Time Next Year was published by Decadent Publishing as part of their 1Night Stand line. I'm also currently working (well, reworking) a science fiction horror novel.  

How can Angels connect with you? - I am EVERYWHERE. Sort of. Mostly I live on Facebook (I have an author page too!) and Twitter. I also contribute to the Pen Punks blog, and of course I'm still reviewing with Indie Books R Us