Friday, August 5, 2011


Ladies and gentlemen, I'm absolutely thrilled to share the shiny new cover and blurb for my upcoming m/m vampire novel, ENDURING INSTINCTS!  This beautiful cover was made by Winterheart Design, and the amazingly talented, Lex Valentine.  I'm ecstatic at how it turned out!  Lex did a fantastic job yet again for me.  She also designed the covers of NATURAL INSTINCTS and BLACK HEART DOWN.  She has such incredible skills and I can't thank her enough for all her hard work!

ENDURING INSTINCTS will be published by MLR Press and it's the sequel to NATURAL INSTINCTS in the Instincts Series.  There will be at least one more story for sure in that series.  As of right now, I don't have a release date to share, but it's looking like it'll be this Fall.  It's hard for me to really even speculate at this time since we haven't started editing it yet, but as soon as I have a more solid idea, I'll let y'all know.

And now, it's my pleasure to share with you the cover and blurb for ENDURING INSTINCTS!

Vampire Daniel Valente struggles to live on his own, now that his master, Titus Antonius Calidus, has found eternal love with another.  Carrying mental and emotional scars, he lives in loneliness and feels as though he's lost who he once was.

Ryunosuke Kimura has known Daniel for hundreds of years, and loved him for many of them.  Even though he believes Titus is the only one Daniel wants to give his heart to, when he hears Daniel needs his support, he rushes to be with him.

With Ryu at his side, Daniel's confidence returns, and with it, he sees the enduring love Ryu has always had for him.  As they grow closer, new threats from old enemies arise, and if Daniel and Ryunosuke are to spend eternity together, they must first defeat the past.


  1. Oh you're such a tease - a good tease, but a tease nonetheless. I want this now. :P Can't wait, SJ - sounds awesome.

  2. Oh YUM!! I'm panting already, luv it

  3. Whoot yooo AACCKKK So waiting on pins and needles here. Let the hot monkey sex commense.

  4. It looks good! Always love to read a Japanese character in your story!
    Can't wait!


  5. lol! Thank you, Karen! I do enjoy teasing ;-) I'm glad you like the cover and that you're looking forward to the book!

    You're not alone in that, Ro! I start panting every time I look at it! Lex is a brilliant cover artist :-) And thank you!

    "Let the hot monkey sex commence..." lol! I just hope what I wrote in there will live up to this super sexy cover! Many thanks, Cinders!

    Thank you much, Cathy! *hugs* I'm very happy you enjoy my Japanese characters :D Here's hoping you'll enjoy Ryu, too!

  6. Congrats on the new book, SJ! The cover looks awesome, and I can't wait until it comes out!

    Have you announced who the third book will be about? Will be about another vampire couple? I'm still hoping Andreas's friend from Natural Instincts will get his very own vamp...afterall he seemed so entranced by Titus and later Daniel :D

  7. Thanks so much, Lacey! I'm happy you're looking forward to it! And I still swoon when I look at the cover :D Lex really did good by me.

    I've semi-announced who the third book will be about. I've told people who have emailed me, but haven't announced it publicly, but I since I've already told a few folks, I can say it here. Book 3 is going to take things back to Titus and Andreas. I'm not sure if it's going to be as long as Natural or Enduring, but we'll see what happens once I sit down to start writing it ;-)

    Andreas's friend, Carl, will show up in it, and there's a possibility he might get a story down the road. Kind of depends on what happens in Book 3. Sorry, I know that's kind of vague. I'm one of those authors that just sits down with a rough idea of the story and lets it go where it wants, so even I don't always know what's going to happen, lol!

    I really hope you'll enjoy Enduring Instincts when it comes out! Thank you again!