N.J. Walters

Once upon a time, a writer woke up in the middle of her own book...

Hades’ Carnival, Book 3

Araminta Davidson has arrived. After giving up her librarian job to be a full-time writer, all those lonely nights alone with her cat and her keyboard have paid off. She’s been invited to participate in one of the biggest reader appreciation weekends -- as a professional author.

She can’t imagine her life getting any more exciting than that... until she accidentally releases a sexy, shapeshifting, immortal warrior from a five-thousand-year-old curse.


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 Finally free of his carousel prison, lion shifter Leander is determined not to let Hades lure him to the dark side in a quest for world domination. Nor will he give the delectable Araminta up to the clutches of the dark one. If they can survive twenty-four hours -- and somehow resist losing themselves completely in the sexual haze threatening to swallow them up -- the curse will be permanently broken.

But the clock is ticking, the heat is rising... and only the ultimate sacrifice will save them both.

 

Read an excerpt from Pride of the Lion

 

About N.J. Walters

N.J. has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks -- all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

Website: http://www.njwalters.com
Blog: http://www.njwalters.blogspot.com
Newsletter Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awakeningdesires/
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/N.J.WaltersAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/njwaltersauthor
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/njwalters

 

 

Also by N.J. Walters:

Ellora’s Cave Publishing:

Katie’s Art of Seduction-Awakening Desires, Book 1 (E-book) & (Print)
Erin’s Fancy-Awakening Desires, Book 2 (E-book) & (Print)
Capturing Carly-Awakening Desires, Book 3 (E-book)
Craving Candy-Awakening Desires, Book 4 (E-book)
Enticements-(Print --nContains Capturing Carly and Craving Candy)
Jackson’s Jewel-Awakening Desires, Book 5 (E-book) & (Print)
MacNamara’s Lady-Awakening Desires, Book 6 (E-book)
Touch of Topaz-Awakening Desires, Book 7 (E-book)
Stroke of Sapphire-Awakening Desires, Book 8 (E-book)

Harker’s Journey-Dalakis Passion, Book 1 (E-book)
Lucian’s Delight-Dalakis Passion, Book 2 (E-book)
Dalakis Embrace- (Print --nContains Harker’s Journey and Lucian’s Delight)
Stefan’s Salvation-Dalakis Passion, Book 3 (E-book) & (Print)
Eternal Brothers-Dalakis Passion, Book 4 (E-book) & (Print)
Endless Chase-Dalakis Passion, Book 5 (E-book)

Annabelle Lee-Summerville Secrets, Book 1 (E-book)
Heat Wave-Summersville Secrets, Book 2 (E-book)
Summersville Heat- (Print --nContains Annabelle Lee and Heat Wave)
Lily Blossoms-Summersville Secrets, Book 3 (E-book)

Christina’s Tapestry-Tapestries, Book 1 (E-book)
Bakra Bride-Tapestries, Book 2 (E-book)
Tapestry Dreams- (Print --nContains Christina’s Tapestry and Bakra Bride)
Woven Dreams-Tapestries, Book 3 (E-book) & (Print)
Threads of Destiny-Tapestries, Book 4 (E-book) & (Print)
Embroidered Fantasies-Tapestries, Book 5 (E-book)
Fabric of Fate-Tapestries, Book 6 (E-book)
Strands of Love-Tapestries, Book 7 (E-book)

Embracing Silence-Project Alpha, Book 1 (E-book)
Have Mercy-Project Alpha, Book 2 (E-book)
Sweet Charity-Project Alpha, Book 3 (E-book)

Beyond Shadows-(E-book)
Out of Shadows-(E-book)

Seeking Charlotte-Hearts of Fire, Book 3 (E-book)
Entwined Hearts-Hearts of Fire, Book 5 (E-book)

Amethyst Dreams-Companion book to Amethyst Moon (E-book)
Amethyst Moon-Birthstone Series (E-book)

Three Swords, One Heart-Torrid Tarot Series (E-book) & (Print)

Double or Nothing (E-book)

Anastasia’s Style-Valentine Vixens Quickie (E-book)
Candy Caresses-(Print Anthology containing the Valentine Vixens Quickie, Anastasia’s Style)

Drakon’s Treasure-Autumn Animalia Quickie (E-book)
Feral Fixation-(Print Anthology containing the Autumn Animalia Quickie, Drakon’s Treasure)

Jessamyn’s Christmas Gift-White Hot Holidays Quickie (E-book)
White Hot Holidays 3-(Print Anthology containing my White Hot Holiday Quickie, Jessamyn’s Christmas Gift)

Lady’s Minstrel (E-book)

Lassoing Lara (E-book)
Tempting Tori (E-book)
Tracking Talia (E-book)
Unmasking Kelly (E-book)
Over Time, Under Him-(Pocket Books Print Anthology containing EC Quickie Unmasking Kelly)
Trick or Treat-(Pocket Books Print Anthology containing EC Quickie Unmasking Kelly)

Ellora’s Cavemen: Legendary Tails IV (featuring “A Love Eternal”) (E-book) & (Print)
Ellora’s Cavemen: Dreams of the Oasis IV (featuring “Shadows Stir”) (E-book) & (Print)
Ellora’s Cavemen: Seasons of Seduction III (featuring “Sunshine for a Vampire”) (E-book) & (Print)
Ellora’s Cavemen: Jewels of the Nile IV (featuring “Moon Magic”) (E-book) & (Print)

Samhain Publishing:

Discovering Dani-Jamesville, Book 1 (E-book) & (Print)
The Way Home-Jamesville, Book 2 (E-book) & (Print)
The Return of Patrick O’Rourke-Jamesville, Book 3 (E-book) & (Print)
The Seduction of Shamus O’Rourke-Jamesville, Book 4 (E-book) & (Print)
A Legal Affair-Jamesville, Book 5 (E-book)
By The Book-Jamesville, Book 6 (E-book) & (Print)
Past Promises-Jamesville, Book 7 (E-book)
Jamesville Affairs-(Print --nContains A Legal Affair and Past Promises)

Alexandra’s Legacy-Legacy, Book 1 (E-book) & (Print)
Isaiah’s Haven-Legacy, Book 2 (E-book) & (Print)
Legacy Found-Legacy, Book 3 (E-book) & (Print)
Quinn’s Quest-Legacy, Book 4 (E-book) & (Print)
Finding Chrissten-Legacy, Book 5 (E-book) & (Print)
Damek’s Redemption-Legacy, Book 6 (E-book)

A Touch of Magick-Spells, Secrets & Seductions, Book 1 (E-book) & (Print)
Dreams of Seduction-Spells, Secrets & Seductions, Book 2 (E-book)
Love in Flames-Spells, Secrets & Seductions, Book 3 (E-book)

Night of the Tiger-Hades’ Carnival, Book 1 (E-book)
Mark of the Bear-Hades’ Carnival, Book 2 (E-book)
Pride of the Lion-Hades’ Carnival, Book 3 (E-book)

 

Carina Press:

The Gift of Shayla (E-book)

 

Running Press:

The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance (featuring “Blind Date”) (Print)

 

An Interview with the N.J. Walters
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio

HH: N.J., thank you for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Pride of the Lion. First, what can you tell us about the Hades Carnival series which it is a part of?

NJ: It’s my pleasure to be here. Thank you for having me at TRS.

The series started with the premise that seven immortal shapeshifting warriors, who followed The Lady of the Beasts, have been cursed and locked in their animal forms. The god Hades and the other Greek gods went to war with The Lady and when it looked as though she might lose, she cursed her warriors to save them from Hell. Now Hades wants the warriors under his control so he can wage his own war and gain control over the human realm. But first they must be released from their animal form, and there is one special woman for each warrior, only one who can release them. But there is a catch. If Hades doesn’t convince them to join him within twenty-four hours, they are free from him forever. And if he can’t convince them to join him, he’ll do his best to kill them.

Each book is a self-contained story, but a larger plot spans the entire series and resolves itself in the final book.

HH: What can you tell us about the books that came before this one in the series?

NJ: Night of the Tiger is the first book in the series. The reader learns about the curse, why the immoral shapeshifting warriors have been frozen in their animal forms for more than 5000 years and how they can be finally set free.

BLURB: Night of the Tiger

Aimee Horner lives and breathes her career as a graphic novel illustrator, but she never expected it would invade her dreams. In recent months, worsening nightmares have pulled her into the darkest corners of Hell.

On a rare night out with friends at a traveling carnival, she finds herself strangely drawn to an abandoned carousel adorned with vividly exotic animals. One steed, a massive white tiger, is a temptation she can’t resist. The moment she climbs upon him, her world changes forever.

More than five thousand years ago, Roric and his fellow shapeshifting warriors were imprisoned in their animal forms, a last-ditch effort by the goddess they served to save them from the horrors of Hell.

With one special woman’s touch, he has a chance at freedom and redemption -- but the clock is ticking. If he is still alive in twenty-four hours, the spell will be broken, and Hell will have no claim on his soul. The only hitch is his blazing attraction to Aimee. If only he could trust that she isn’t merely a distraction sent by Hades -- luscious bait to lure him from his mission.

In book two, Marko (the bear) is released from captivity by scream queen Kellsie Morris.

BLURB: Mark of the Bear

At twenty-nine, Hollywood scream queen Kellsie Morris is acutely aware the clock is ticking on her career. Luckily, the one big role she needs to pad her retirement fund has just come through -- the story of an immortal, shape-shifting warrior trapped in a carnival run by the Devil’s minions.

When Kellsie arrives on set, she can’t resist climbing aboard an amazingly realistic carousel bear -- and finds herself flung into a world where the horror is real. As real as the heat radiating off the half-naked hunk in her arms.

Marko has waited an eternity for the chance to free his goddess, the Lady of the Beasts, and his fellow warriors from an ancient curse. But once he lays eyes on Kellsie, he knows to the bottom of his soul that his purpose is to protect her life.

But in this hellish game, it’s the Devil’s move. And there’s no predicting when and where the final, brutal stroke will fall -- and which lover will pay the ultimate price.

HH: How does Pride of the Lion continue the series?

NJ: Pride of the Lion is Leander’s story.

Blurb: Pride of the Lion

Araminta Davidson has arrived. After giving up her librarian job to be a full-time writer, all those lonely nights alone with her cat and her keyboard have paid off. She’s been invited to participate in one of the biggest reader appreciation weekends -- as a professional author.

She can’t imagine her life getting any more exciting than that... until she accidentally releases a sexy, shapeshifting, immortal warrior from a five-thousand-year-old curse.

Finally free of his carousel prison, lion shifter Leander is determined not to let Hades lure him to the dark side in a quest for world domination. Nor will he give the delectable Araminta up to the clutches of the dark one. If they can survive twenty-four hours -- and somehow resist losing themselves completely in the sexual haze threatening to swallow them up -- the curse will be permanently broken.

But the clock is ticking, the heat is rising... and only the ultimate sacrifice will save them both.

HH: What do you like best about Araminta and Leander’s love story and what makes it unique?

NJ: They’re a wonderful couple. Araminta is braver than she thinks she is and Leander quickly realizes that a human woman can tame the most fierce king of the beasts. They learn to trust one another and themselves as they both grow individually and as a couple.

HH: What can you tell us about Howl of the Wolf, the next in the series to be released this month?

NJ: Howl of the Wolf is the final book in the Hades’ Carnival Quartet and answers many questions as the war with Hades comes to an exciting conclusion. This is Arand’s story.

BLURB: Howl of the Wolf

When artist and tarot reader Sabrina Wolfe runs across an old carousel wolf in an antique shop, she can’t resist buying the compelling symbol of her totem animal, her protector. But she isn’t prepared when the wooden animal comes to fang-flashing life -- and shifts into a darkly sexy man.

Arand is the last of seven immortal warriors sworn to protect the Lady of the Beasts. Freed by Sabrina’s touch, their instant physical attraction is hot, intense -- yet neither is safe until twenty-four hours have passed and the curse is truly broken.

Hades plans to use every one of those hours to unleash his last effort to control the world -- or see both the warrior and his woman dead. Though help comes from unexpected quarters, Arand and Sabrina alone risk paying the ultimate price for victory. Their lives... and their very souls.

HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?

NJ: There’s lots more in store for readers. I just found out that Craig’s Heart, book 7 of the Legacy series, will be released on January 21, 2014. And in April 2014 the first book of the Salvation Pack werewolf series -- Wolf at the Door -- will be released. Also, watch for Debt of Honor, a hot Quickie coming soon from Ellora’s Cave.

HH: Do you have appearances, in person or online, planned for the fall?

NJ: I’m participating in quite a few Halloween promotions this month. Watch my blog http://www.njwalters.blogspot.com
 Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/N.J.WaltersAuthor and Twitter Account https://twitter.com/njwaltersauthor for details.

HH: What inspires you in your writing?

NJ: Honestly, inspiration is everywhere. It can come from a conversation, a magazine or newspaper, television, movies or from something I see in passing. Everyone has a story!

HH: What are you reading at the moment?

NJ: I just finished reading Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Styx. I don’t know of any other author who tortures their characters more than she does. This book is heart wrenching and simply amazing. I read all 800+ pages in one day. I couldn’t put it down.

Holly: Do you celebrate Halloween, and if so, how?

NJ: Hubby and I will light the carved pumpkin, turn out the lights and put on our favorite seasonal movies. Probably The Crow or Dracula or Lost Boys. We have a stack of favorites and try to watch two or three of them every Halloween.

HH: Thank you!

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