12 Days of Christmas Lycan Style

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12 Days of Christmas Lycan Style

On the First day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: a mating bond attached to my heart.
On the Second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: two twin girls and
On the Third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Three cozy dens.
On the Fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Four Lada-Nivas.
On the Fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Five Asena Blessings.
On the Sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Six pack members mated.
On the Seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Seven young pups playing
On the Eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Eight English pack members
On the Ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Nine cakes of Pryaniki
On the Tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Ten bowls of Kutya
On the Eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Eleven Pork Steaks
On the Twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Twelve Christmas Wishes

Christmas Shadow

Christmas Shadow
Book One of the Shadow Walker-Lycan Hybrid Second Generation Romance Series

Aleksei Sokolov, a Shadow Walker-Lycan Hybrid, is trying to protect his best friend, Daven McCloud. He installs an Isanti security system in Daven’s Beverly Hills estate and assumes his identity. Stepping into Daven’s shoes puts him directly in the path of a killer, but it also puts him in the path of Sheridan Harbrook, who has been contracted to decorate Daven’s estate for Christmas.
One whiff of her elusive scent and Aleksei thinks he’s found his mate, but where is the Lycan Heartmate Bond? How could he be falling in love with a woman who isn’t his mate?
Sheridan Harbrook is struggling to care for her terminally ill mother and keep her business afloat. She has no time for anything else, let alone love. She’s seen Daven McCloud at parties before and thought him an immature playboy. Despite his reputation, she agrees to decorate his estate for his company’s annual Christmas gala.
When she meets with the man she believes is Daven, she can’t help but be surprised at how different he is when he doesn’t have a starlet on his arm. Feeling that she’s misjudged him, she lets him kiss her goodnight, even though the evening was strictly business.
She likes the man and one kiss tells her she could more than like him. But as their relationship progresses, danger surrounds them both. Will involving herself with a client put her in the crosshairs of a murderer and will this Christmas be her last?
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Concussion

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You never know what the Universe is going to throw at you. In my case, a brick wall, literally. In truth it was more like I was thrown at the wall. I fell and hit my head. A quick trip to the emergency room and a CAT scan later and the diagnosis was “A concussion”.

I’ve never researched concussions before. I had no idea that you should stay in a dark room and limit all stimulation for ten days or that you shouldn’t use anything with a screen.

Even now, six weeks later, I have problems with screens and getting over stimulated. My whole life has been put on hold, so my brain can recover. I’m happy to say, that I am better, but not well.

To my fans, who are expecting a book out this month, it’s been pushed back. I’m not sure exactly when “Katya” will be coming out, but I hope before summer is done.

I’m learning to be patient with my limitations and myself. I hope you can be patient with me as well.

If you are so moved, I am open to all prayers and healing thoughts as I recover.

Until next time,

Caryn

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Katya

Book One of the Volkov Family Chronicles

 

Katya Volkov is all grown-up and working in New York City. She has the unfortunate title of “Ice Princess” because she can’t get past friendship with a man. The only one she ever loved, Illarion Lebedev, left Siberia when she was sixteen and she hasn’t seen him since. Unwilling to return to Russia and a life in a pack where women are expected to mate and have babies, preferably girls. She has worked hard for the last four years at Sunrise Advertising. Now a vice-president, she’s finally accomplished a level of success she’s comfortable with. But what does success really mean when you’re all alone at the top?

Illarion Lebedev has secretly watched over Katya since she was in college. He’s proud of her accomplishments. Now that his plans are coming together and he’s the new CEO of Sunrise Advertising, he’s ready to finally claim his mate. But wooing the “Ice Princess” will take more than his good looks and social position. It will take a love strong enough to thaw her wounded heart.

It’s Here!

Newly Released — Aqua Magic

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Aqua Magic
Book Four of the Witch Guardian Fantasy Romance Series

 Brenna Ross is trapped in her own mind. Possessed by a Marwolaeth, that is slowly killing her, it used her to murder those she loves. As hard as she struggles to regain control of her body, she can’t break free. Still she will fight, desperately trying to tell her sister she’s sorry.
Marcus Ondine knew the minute the little witch and her older sister walked into his pub, The Blue Dolphin, that she was “the one” — what the magical folk call his “Destined One.” Now he’s returned to Earth to find her possessed by the Marwolaeth. Only by taking her to his home world of Aquarius can he save her from death, but what will happen when she wakes and finds herself in an underwater world?
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Sneak Peek:

Chapter One

Brenna Ross, Water Witch, focused all her strength and will to make her mouth whisper the word she wanted. Lips press together then tongue to the roof of your mouth.
“Peanut,” she said, with an outpouring of breath.
She began again, pushing against the walls that confined her mind and pulling the trickle of magic that still existed within her body to follow her will. Lips press together then tongue to the roof of your mouth.
“Peanut,” she whispered.
Again, she mustered her strength. Brenna wasn’t going to give up. Now that someone put nullifying cuffs on her wrists and put her body into a trance-like state, the parasitic Marwolaeth possessing her was confined. If only her sister would get the message!
Gabriella must remember Peanut, the little dog they both loved so much. She could still smell his puppy fur. See his loving brown eyes. He was accidently put down, innocent of attacking a small child.
Brenna wanted to shy away from the memory as much as she wanted to forget the Marwolaeth using her to kill her mother’s best friend, Venetia. It wasn’t her fault. She was innocent like Peanut. The Marwolaeth controlled her body. The creature only let her see it happening to increase the agony and horror Brenna already felt. She’d tried to stop her finger on the trigger, but all she could do was watch. Watch as the bullet penetrated and blood spattered. Watch as the beloved old woman sunk to the floor before darkness surrounded Brenna again.
She stopped that train of thought. Guilt and recriminations needed to wait until she was free of the Marwolaeth. The creature fed off her despair and horror of being locked in her own mind.
She concentrated on making her lips and tongue move.
“Peanut.”
Brenna couldn’t open her eyes and could hardly feel her body lying on a cot. But, she heard her sister talking when Gabby visited Brenna’s poor lifeless body.
Again, Brenna made her mouth form the word.
“Peanut.”
Gabby came to visit again today. Brenna heard the Guardian on duty take notice of her saying the word over and over. Gabriella leaned close as Brenna whispered the word.
“Peanut.”
Gabby must get the message, she just has too.
At least the constant pain stopped. The Guardians put her body into a coma, crippling the Marwolaeth’s ability to feed off of Brenna’s magic. Once her magic was gone, her soul would be next. If Brenna could have, she would have shivered.
Her magic grew weaker. She could feel it within her mental prison. Soon, she would die if Gabby didn’t figure out a way to get the parasite out. Brenna sighed in her mind. She didn’t want to die, though some might think she deserved to. She’d done some horrible things while possessed. Really horrible.
She pushed against the walls confining her mind.
“Peanut.”

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Marcus Ondine swam down, lower and lower, until the water became icy and dark. He shivered while searching for the lights that marked the entrance to the cave. It was finally time to get back to Earth and his “Destined One”. His heartbeat sped up at the thought. What kind of woman did she grow up to be? He couldn’t wait to find out.
Marcus nodded at the guards and waited for them to allow him entrance. When they hesitated, he flashed the golden medallion he wore around his neck. The first guard jumped and quickly swam out of the way. The second guard frowned and slowly lowered his staff weapon. Marcus made a mental note to speak to someone when he returned about the second guard’s attitude, if he returned.
He swam into the rock cavern and noticed a silvery sheen coming from one of the tunnels. Without pausing he continued swimming down the corridor until he faced a large luminous mirror. Taking a deep breath, he plunged into the light.
The silvery surface parted, coating him in shining light. He blinked, unable to make out anything but a blur as he fell through space. His heartbeat filled his ears and his hands made fists. He gritted his teeth. If the portal wasn’t properly calibrated he could be ripped apart.
After what felt like an eternity, Marcus’s body slammed into reality, jarring his every cell. He moaned and blinked his eyes. He floated inside a white plastic chest. A bubble of air filled the space pushing the lid open. Marcus tumbled out of the contraption and began to swim toward the surface, following the bubble, and heading for the light above.
He called his magic and felt his tail shrink and split, while his whole body grew in size. Up, up, up he surged. The gills on his neck closed and suddenly Marcus didn’t have enough air.
When dark spots started to appear before his eyes, and he feared passing out, he reached the top. The lid to the fish tank fell into his arms as he took breath after breath of fresh air. He glanced down at his naked dripping form, seeing muscular thighs and legs. His normally silvery blue skin turned the color of human flesh.
“Earth,” he sighed.
“Marcus Ondine, what are you doing here and where have you been? It’s been six years since you disappeared. I thought you were dead.”
Marcus smiled at the familiar voice. He turned to see Gabriella Ross, her hands on her hips as she scowled at him while wearing a flannel blue-green pajama set. He glanced around the unfamiliar space, taking in the darkness outside the windows, the large rooms and expensive furniture. Where were they?
“Not dead, missing.” He swiped his hand through his long, brown hair, and pushed the dripping strands from his face. “I needed permission to marry from the council of Aegae. Now, why is my fish tank in this house and not my apartment? Where is Brenna?”

“Aqua Magic” featured on USA Today’s HEA Blog.

Aqua Magic is featured on USA Today’s popular romance blog, Happy Ever After.

Aqua Magic

Book Four of the Witch Guardian Romance Series

Brenna Ross is trapped in her own mind. Possessed by a Marwolaeth, that is slowly killing her, it used her to murder those she loves. As hard as she struggles to regain control of her body, she can’t break free. Still she will fight, desperately trying to tell her sister she’s sorry.

Marcus Ondine knew the minute the little witch and her older sister walked into his pub, The Blue Dolphin, that she was “the one” — what the magical folk call his “Destined One.” Now he’s returned to Earth to find her possessed by the Marwolaeth. Only by taking her to his home world of Aquarius can he save her from death, but what will happen when she wakes and finds herself in an underwater world?

Now Available:

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A New World

Happy Discoverer’s Day. How do you celebrate? I like to think of all the people who have gone before and those who will go boldly forward in the future.

The idea of visiting other places or planets is exciting. What will we find? A new species? How do they govern themselves? What kind of communities will they share? How do they procreate? Do they feel emotions? Have eyes and ears or are they telepathic?

As an author, I have the ability to answer some of these questions while writing my books. I am currently working on Aqua Magic, where my hero and heroine encounter an underwater world.

It was fun to decide how they govern themselves, what their cities look like and how their communities work.

I know it’s not the same as going boldly into the unknown, but I can get a sense of what that might be like as I build my literary new world. What do you think is the most important discovery in writing a story in a new world? Leave your ideas in the comment section below.

Thank you. I hope you have a great Discoverer’s Day!

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Aqua Magic

Book Four of the Witch Guardian Romance Series

Brenna Ross is trapped in her own mind. Possessed by a Marwolaeth, that is slowly killing her, it used her to murder those she loves. As hard as she struggles to regain control of her body, she can’t break free. Still she will fight, desperately trying to tell her sister she’s sorry.

Marcus Ondine knew the minute the little witch and her older sister walked into his pub, The Blue Dolphin, that she was “the one” — what the magical folk call his “Destined One.” Now he’s returned to Earth to find her possessed by the Marwolaeth. Only by taking her to his home world of Aquarius can he save her from death, but what will happen when she wakes and finds herself in an underwater world?

So excited

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I am so excited. Life is full of changes and right now mine is in an uproar. I’m buying a new house, taking care of my three granddaughters ages three and under. Getting ready to move and facing retirement.

Yes, for a while I moped around and had difficulty writing, but then I was called by my angels to do another project. “Angel Whispers,” where I share the ArchAngel’s messages with you. You will find these messages over at CarynBlock.com

As I write the messages to share with you, I am uplifted and held in divine hands. It feels wonderful. I started writing again and expect to publish Aqua Magic by the fall. Life feels more meaningful and connected. The craziness isn’t as bad. I can find peace and have a strong sense of security. Hallelujah!

I hope the messages can do some of the same for you. Ask the angels to walk with you everyday. They are waiting for your call.

It’s May!

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It’s May!

I don’t know about you, but May is my favorite month. I start the month off singing “Tra la” and finish the month with a stronger focus on what the future holds. This year is no different as I prepare to move to Pennsylvania.

Unlike many of my previous moves, this one is going to start slow with me traveling back and forth from Virginia to Pennsylvania. Writing has taken a back seat while I concentrate on what gets to move and what gets to be recycled. Spring cleaning at its finest.

So, I ask that you have patience with me as you wait for the next book. I’m sure to have something out for Christmas and hope to finish “Aqua Magic” before the summer ends.

Wish me luck that the move goes smoothly. The quicker I get settled, the quicker I can get back into my paranormal world.

I hope May brings many wonderful experiences to you and yours,

Caryn

Aqua-Magic

Aqua Magic

Book Four of the Witch Guardian Romance Series

 Brenna Ross is trapped in her own mind. Possessed by a Marwolaeth, that is slowly killing her, it used her to murder those she loves. As hard as she struggles to regain control of her body, she can’t break free. Still she will fight, desperately trying to tell her sister she’s sorry.

Marcus Ondine knew the minute the little witch and her older sister walked into his pub, The Blue Dolphin, that she was “the one” — what the magical folk call his “Destined One.” Now he’s returned to Earth to find her possessed by the Marwolaeth. Only by taking her to his home world of Aquarius can he save her from death, but what will happen when she wakes and finds herself in an underwater world?

April Fool

Flowers and stuff 005Alas, it has happened again. Time has slipped away from me and now I can’t believe it’s April already.  A new granddaughter was born on Christmas Eve and my total attention has been on my family.  At least now it appears I am coming out of my mind fog and beginning to write again. So in honor of National Poetry Month, I give you:

April Fool

By Caryn Moya Block

Chortle

Giggle

Tickle

Wiggle

Smile

Sigh

Love

High