Monday, March 17, 2014


This one day blog hop blitz is courtesy of Inner Goddess Forum! Each blog is hosting a giveaway. Romance and More will be giving away a copy of Water's Lover, The Princess's Consort, and Nothing But Frogs. How do you enter all the giveaways? Easy! Just leave your name and email address in the comments section! Romance and More winner will be announced on March 18th.

Water's Lover came from a very odd place. I was ill, desperately ill. I had spent the entire day in bed reading Scottish folk lore. It was about 1 AM. My meds were finally kicking in and Craig Ferguson's thick brogue crept into my droswy brain. That must have been one heck of a combination. I woke up to write Water's Lover, based on the Scottish and Irish water fairy called the ashray or asrais or water lover. They're completely nocturnal and can't live on land. Well, most can't live on land, but love has a funny way of helping things along. I hope you enjoy my water shifter in Water's Lover.

Water’s Lover
J. Annas Walker

Ellen wanted nothing more than to go home after a miserable week of camping at the lake with Mark. In fact, she's had enough of his making her miserable in general and plans to break up with him when she gets home. Sitting by the water’s edge, she finds the lake has more to offer than beautiful scenery and sweltering heat. But will she escape Mark’s wrath and find a way to keep love’s magic?

The week seemed longer and hotter than necessary. The atrocious insects practically gnawed at her. The days blazed, and the nights sweltered. Ellen Kincaid thought this to be the worst vacation ever. She wanted Sunday afternoon to hurry up and end her suffering.

Her boyfriend wanted to go camping by Lake James in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Raised in the country, Mark Jessup claimed he wanted to give Ellen the experiences not found in her big city life. In the three years they'd dated, he took her on every outdoor event imaginable. She hated them all. Secretly, she thought he enjoyed her misery.

Ellen woke up in the tent alone. The pitch-black night made it impossible to see her watch to tell the time, but she knew Mark often stepped out for some cooler night air. Having no woodland skills and afraid to be out in the dark, Ellen suffered, cooped up in the tent until dawn. The humid night made the tent feel like a sauna. Desperate for some fresh air, she felt brave enough to join him.


No answer came.

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About the Author
I started my love affair with vampires as a kid by reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It was the only vampire book our little local library branch had back then. Then, I discovered mail order books and fell in love with the tortured characters in Interview with a Vampire.  In the mid 80’s, the most amazing thing happened! My family bought a VCR, and I was finally able to see movies! All the vampire flicks I could beg for flickered across the screen, making the love affair into a passionate, lifelong relationship. Today, I write fantasy and paranormal romance and never pass up a chance to pair up vampires with the less-than-usual characters. Witches and elves currently top my list. I love weaving vampires into legends and myths where none exist. It’s my private world of the erotic, weird, and wonderful, and I invite every reader to go along for the ride.


  1. Happy St.Patty's Day!!!
    Bette Platt

  2. Erin go bragh!

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  3. Absolutely LOVE the story of how you came to write about your water shifter! Isn't it amazing what comes to us in the throes of a medically induced stupor? LOL! While it probably sucked to be sick, at least something really great came out of it! michelle at oxrider dot com

  4. Thanks for participating.


  5. Happy St Patty's Day

    Thank you

  6. happy St Patty's day:)

    jennthakur at gmail dot com

  7. Thanks for participating.

  8. Happy St Pat's Day and thanks for the giveaway!


  9. Thanks for participating and may the luck of the Irish come your way!

  10. Thanks for being in the Hop!

  11. Thank you so much for the blog hop. Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!


  12. Sounds like a great book :)

  13. Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and the book cover and excerpt sounds amazing! Look forward to reading it!

  14. The book sounds great! Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    liese1235 at gmail dot com

  15. Happy St. Patrick's Day! I love that it's set in the Blue Ridge Mountains! That's my home right there! Wooh! shandra.torbett(@)

  16. I hope she finds away to get away from Mark! Can't wait to read more!

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  17. Happy St Patrick's Day! I hope it has been a lucky one for all!

  18. Happy St. Paddy's Day!