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Thomas's Muse by Kris Austen Radcliffe

Thomas’s Muse

by Kris Austen Radcliffe

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Daniel's Fire by Kris Austen Radcliffe

Daniel’s Fire

by Kris Austen Radcliffe

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THOMAS’S MUSE available now at more e-book sellers! Links below.

The Quidell Brothers:                                             Contemporary Erotic Romance Novellas

Book One:  Thomas’s Muse

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Thomas's Muse Available NowFour years ago, for a brief moment, Sammie Singleton became the muse of an artist she didn’t know. The moment vanished, and now Sammie spends her nights with a different man.

Her life is black and white. But she needs food for her soul to feel alive.

She needs color. She needs art.

Everything changes the moment she meets Thomas Quidell. Brilliant and talented, Sammie quickly realizes Tom is her artist–and the man she’s been fantasizing about all these years.

Tom offers her more than a lifeline. He opens her eyes to a new life. Vibrant, loving, fulfilling. But is she strong enough to take a chance?

 

COMING May 1st!

Daniel's Fire Available May 1, 2014Book Two: Daniel’s Fire

Available May 1, 2014

The blaze that destroyed Daniel Quidell’s firefighting career scarred more than his body. Court cases, therapy, and five pins in his bones later, he’s a divorced single father working himself ragged to provide a good life for his son. But the strain leaves him exhausted—and overwhelmed.

Until Camille Frasier walks into his life.

Beautiful and empathic, Camille soothes Dan’s mind and eases the pains of his body. But she desires more than a gentle hand to help her body to find its fire. And she hopes Dan will give her what she needs.

But some wounds don’t heal correctly. And no matter how much heat Camille offers, Dan feels trapped inside the cold box of his past. Is he strong enough to find his way out?

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Book Three: Robert’s Soul  Available Soon

April Madness strikes Kris early!

April madness has struck early,

and it’s going to last for year long giveawaya whole year!

A whole year of giveaways!

Yes, you heard right.  A whole year of giveaways.

From April 1, 2014 through April 1, 2015, author Kris Austen Radcliffe is going to be giving away an ebook a day;  and no, that date isn’t a typo.

Here’s how you enter:

It’s simple.  Subscribe to her newsletter.  That’s it.  Winners will be drawn from among her newsletter subscribers.  And here’s the link where you can sign up:

http://eepurl.com/FLgPf

Here’s how it’s going to work:

1) Sign up for the newsletter.  Once you’re signed up, you go into the pool.

2) We pull a name every day.  Winners will be announced in a special weekly winners newsletter, and contacted by email.

3) Winners get their choice of 1 ebook, excluding any omnibus or volume editions.

4) Promotion runs from April 1, 2014 to April 1, 2015.  (It’s no joke!)

So take advantage of this awesome giveaway event, and sign up for her newsletter today.  I guess this cold winter has just been too much and has simply unhinged Kris.  But it’s a good unhinging for you all.

Fifth of Blood is live on iTunes!

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Rysa’s out of control abilities are eating her alive.  No one—not Ladon and Dragon, nor their sisters—dare stand within thirty feet of the lethal power her body exudes.  But when Ladon’s ruptured past consumes his mind, only Rysa holds the cure he needs.

 

But she’s out of his reach.  

And she’s wasting away.

To make a bad situation worse, an old Fate family caught Rysa’s scent.  Now she must find the answers to their problems—and recover her talisman—before a Roman Emperor finds his prey.

With the help of the newly-healed, newly-invincible Derek, Rysa plays a game of cat and mouse with the worst Fates and Burners on the planet.  And maybe—just maybe—they will all come out alive.

How Ladon Got his PTSD

Flux of Skin (FFSD Book #2)

Flux of Skin (FFSD Book #2)

I’ve talked about how Rysa, the heroine of the Fate ~Fire ~Shifter ~Dragon universe, is based on a real young woman with real Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  The ADHD symptoms Rysa shows—the jumping, the inability to sequence, the internalizing—are all true to life.

She’s not the only character with issues.

I didn’t originally intend for Ladon to suffer as much as he does in the first trilogy.  I figured that all the long immortal—all the characters in the Fate ~Fire ~Shifter ~Dragon universe who have lived beyond a normal life span—would have some sort of trauma they needed to deal with.  You live long enough as a warrior and after awhile, stuff’s going to be hard to take.

I figured that was the case with Ladon.  That he’d developed ways of dealing and that he’d have his “issues,” and that they would become the engine of some of the story’s conflict.

Then I wrote this passage, from Chapter Nine of “Games of Fate”:

 

Against his chest, Rysa’s breath hitched. Her lip fluttered and her eyes grew huge. And Ladon knew all the pain he felt moving through her body was his fault.

Twenty-three centuries he and Dragon had fought battles and dealt with Burners. Twenty-three sets of one hundred year intervals, a meaningless measure of time for someone who’d lived through so many of them. Yet, they’d persevered and done what they were supposed to do. Every single one of those actions and reactions dropped onto their heads like a grain of sand blown in from the desert. Twenty-three centuries and sometimes Ladon wondered if he still had the strength to move through the dunes of his life.

 

I sat back and stared at what I just typed.  And I knew Ladon didn’t just have “issues.”  Ladon has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

PTSD is very different from ADHD.  A good chunk of Rysa’s issues stem from how the world reacts to her.  Ladon’s PTSD, on the other hand, stems from his mind and his body reacting to stimuli that are no longer in the world.  It’s internal.  It’s personal.

And it’s really, really shitty.

I decided not to deny what claws at the insides of my character.  I decided that, like Rysa, Ladon’s is a voice that needs to be heard, though his is more common.

Fate ~Fire ~Shifter ~Dragon belongs to both Rysa and Ladon.  It belongs to their entwined journeys out of what haunts their souls.  And it’s about how they’re going to save not just each other, but the world.

Fate ~Fire ~Shifter ~Dragon titles available from Six Talon Sign Fantasy & Futuristic Romance.

How Rysa got her ADHD

Games of Fate (FFSD Book #1)

Games of Fate (FFSD Book #1)

To celebrate the coming release of “Fifth of Blood” at the end of this month, I’m answering questions about the universe, how I created it, and the characters. Today, I’m talking about Rysa’s ADHD.

Rysa, the heroine of the Fate ~Fire ~Shifter ~Dragon universe, is based on a real young woman with real Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  The ADHD symptoms Rysa shows—the jumping from one topic to the next, the inability to sequence tasks or events, the internalizing of social difficulties—are all based on the experiences of one young woman who is particularly dear to me.

The female ADHD voice is uncommon in fiction.  These aren’t the girls who save the world.

I thought it was time for that to change.

The barriers thrown up by ADHD often hide specific and wonderful talents.  The young woman Rysa is based on has a way with languages, but finding her talent takes extra effort, both on her part, and on the part of the people around her.

Rysa, for her part, is the same way:  She’s smart but information slips by.  Too many things happen at once and she gets overwhelmed.  And she most definitely internalizes all the disapproval heaped on her while growing up in a world that frowns on attention issues.

Breaching those barriers is Rysa’s story.  It’s the character’s true story, under the world saving.  And it’s why she’s the Fate ~Fire ~Shifter ~Dragon protagonist.

New book! Start of new series!

Fans of Kris Austen Radcliffe will be delighted to hear that she has a new book out, and this book is the beginning of a new series.  The genre is Contemporary Erotic Romance, and the series title is:  The Quidell Brothers.

This book is no. 1 in the series, and you know you’ll want to check it out.

Take a peek at the cover.

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The title is — Thomas’s Muse — and here’s what it’s about:\

Four years ago, for a brief moment, Sammie Singleton became the muse of an artist she didn’t know. The moment vanished, and now Sammie spends her nights with a different man.

Her life is black and white. But she needs food for her soul to feel alive.

She needs color. She needs art.

Everything changes the moment she meets Thomas Quidell. Brilliant and talented, Sammie quickly realizes Tom is her artist–and the man she’s been fantasizing about all these years.

Tom offers her more than a lifeline. He opens her eyes to a new life. Vibrant, loving, fulfilling. But is she strong enough to take a chance?

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Happy reading!  And be sure to check back here for more updates.

FLUX OF SKIN release date set

Flux of Skin Flux of Skin, Book 2 of the Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon series, is set for release September 3, 2013.

 

Contains Adult Sexual Content and some violent imagery.

 

Flux of Skin, book two of the Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon series, picks up Ladon and Rysa’s story four hours after the events of book one, Games of Fate.

 

How many loves must Ladon watch die?

 

Ladon thought he controlled the rage.  He thought he left his past—and his violence—behind.  But the Shifters take Rysa and now no one is safe…

 

Ladon wanted a gentle life.  But century after century, the call to battle malicious Fates, Shifters, and Burners always won.  The world needed him.  So he fought.

War took its toll and now, sometimes, his scars show.  When it happens, Ladon ruptures—body, mind, and soul.  And the world pays.

But he’s found a new way:  a modern life with his beloved Rysa.  He won’t give her up.  Not because of family strife.  Not because of the issues twisting her life into a raging cyclone.  And definitely not because of war—until a new group of Shifters rain death onto everyone he loves.

 

Every Shifter understands fury.  Now they learn rupture.

 

FLUX OF SKIN, book 2 of the Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon series, a New Adult Urban Fantasy series with Strong Romantic Elements by Kris Austen Radcliffe, continues the story of Rysa and Ladon.  Set in the open spaces of America, the series takes Rysa and Ladon—and Ladon’s companion beast, Dragon—through a landscape punctuated by unfamiliar creatures:  Fates with the ability to see past, present, and future.  Ghouls called Burners who devour with fire and acid.  Shifters who shape much more than their bodies.  And two dragons who speak with color and pattern.

 

FLUX OF SKIN, available Sept 3, 2013.

Conpulsio release event today

Conpulsio Release Event is today on Facebook.

Celebrating the book Conpulsio by Kris Austen Radcliffe

Talk with Kris and ask her questions about his book.

Kris will be doing contests and giveaways throughout the event of free E-books and Amazon gift cards in honor of Conpulsio.

Book DescConpulsioription
79 AD: Rome presses outward. Vesuvius smokes. Ladon exacts a terrible vengeance for an unthinkable act–and sets in motion the unavoidable collision of four people:

Two Fates bound by the rigidity of the past and the arrogance of the future.

One Shifter with a gift too vile to use.

And a man and a dragon who must save them from the mountain’s smoldering anger–and the weight of their soul’s ashes.

Conpuslio, a new novella set in the Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon universe, expands the story of Ladon and Dragon before they meet Rysa, the heroine of Games of Fate. Set during the infamous night Vesuvius destroys Pompeii, Conpulsio asks two questions: Who is bound? Who is compelled?

Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon, a New Adult Urban Fantasy series with Strong Romantic Elements by Kris Austen Radcliffe, follows Rysa and Ladon–and Ladon’s companion beast, Dragon–through a landscape punctuated by unfamiliar creatures: Fates with the ability to see past, present, and future. Ghouls called Burners who devour with fire and acid. Shifters who shape much more than their bodies. And two dragons who speak with color and pattern.

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