Sunday, October 22, 2006

SAWA Contest Reminder!

Sexy Authors with Attitude October Contest Reminder

This month the sexy authors invite you to visit the rest of their websites and find the answers to the following questions. While you're there, check out their new releases and available titles. The winner will receive his or her choice of an available title download from one of these five authors:

1) Darragha Foster – Darragha donated a percentage of which book's sales to charity?

2) Nicole Getridge – Name the husband and wife team in her upcoming book, Reckless Heart.

3) Skyler Grey – Name Skyler's contribution to the Whiskey Creek Press Torrid anthology, Christmas Candy.

4) Jamie Hill – Name the heroine in Jamie's upcoming release, Nothing to Lose.

5) Michelle Houston – Name one of the three stories Michelle had accepted for publication the week of Sept. 22.

Find the website links at:

Please send your answers and your free book choice to:
Contest runs until midnight October 25, 2006, and the winner will be announced in the November newsletter. If you're not a member, please join here:

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Paranormal Party Time

Join me, along with dozens of other romance/erotica authors, for this day long party

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Jude Mason's October Newsletter is now available

Happy October everyone
Welcome to Jude Mason's newsletter!

I hope you've all had a spectacular month. Mine has been busy, busy, busy and oh so productive.

What you'll find in this issue:

What Jude's been up to:
Writing, editing, and those damn deer.

What's coming:
-Scorpio Tattoo - a Venus Press Mystic Signs book that will have you on the edge of your seat. A psychic, a tattooed woman and a touch of the paranormal, oh my! Look for it on November 8th, just in time for her birthday.
-Masquerade 2 Anthology will have Jude's Island of Fantasy leading off - a special masquerade ball where the Greek Gods might visit

Newest Releases:
-Freeing the Beast Within, a Venus Press All Hallow's Eve book and the sequel to Award winner, And There Were Beasts
-Uninvited Guest, available now at Darker Pleasures.

Upcoming Chats:
The SAWA (Sexy Authors With Attitude) host a chat the first Tuesday of every month in their very own chat room. Join them here from 3-4 PM EST

Website Updates:
New excerpts and a new guest (Yay, Jamie Hill has joined me) with a fantastic story called A Sticky Situation

2 Hot excerpt:
I decided to treat my guests with two hot excerpts. One from each of my All Hallow's Eve books with Venus Press. And There Were Beasts followed by a tasty bit from its sequel, Freeing the Beast Within. All this and more for those signed up for my newsletter. To join, send an email to me here:


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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Jude Mason's latest interview is live

Yup, the folks at FAR asked me a herd of questions one day last month and today the interview is up. So, if you all want to find out a little more about me, check it out here:

Linda was great and she sure knows how to dig out information. Have fun and let me know what you think, or if you've got different questions you'd like me to answer.


Saturday, October 07, 2006

New stuff at Jude's website!

All rightie you guys, Jude's been busy updating, uploading and fiddling with her website, again. She's got a new guest author that you've just got to check out, with a very hot story called, 'A Sticky Situation' I know you'll love it, so check it out here

Also, Jude's added a slide show that's utterly cool and shows off the covers for her books in a very nifty way. As some of you know, HTML is not her second language or even one she's got listed, but this program was super easy to figure out and she went nuts. If you'd like to have a look, click here

You'll find new books published, and new ones to be released soon, so take a little time and do some wandering. Then, let her know what you think. Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

New Release 'Freeing the Beast Within' by Jude Mason

It began with And There Were Beasts last All Hallow's Eve @ Venus Press. The story of Joshua Lansing and Morgan Fields, how she knew his father, and when the man died, how she went in search of the man's only son. Traveling from the big city to the backside of nowhere, she finally found him, and a part of herself she never knew was there.

Here's the Blurb from And There Were Beasts:

The death of a good friend sends Morgan Fields on a trek into the wilderness looking for the estranged son who seemed more at peace in his solitude than anyone she'd ever known before. The trip proves daunting, terrifying, as she's trailed into the woods, where she's been told Joshua Lansing lives. Finally she finds him and gives him the terrible news. As the evening progresses, leaving proves too much for her and after very little coaxing, she agrees to spend the nigh at Joshua's secluded cabin. What awaits her in her dreams? Are they really just dreams or has a strange new world opened up for Morgan, and how does Joshua fit into those dreams?

A year later, their story continues with Freeing the Beast Within. The couple are abvously made for each other, but there are loose ends to be tied and a job that calls Morgan back to the city. Or does it?

After Morgan had stayed with Joshua for a few weeks it was time for her to return to her life in the city, at least until she could tie up the loose ends and return. But, during a walk in the woods, where he urges her to stay, a catastrophe strikes. Wounded by a poacher, she vows vengeance for both herself, and the tiny creature who was shot with her. The changelings are on the hunt. Will the lovers be able to find the culprit, the coward who has no respect for life? Will Morgan be able to free her beast within, in time?

And now for an excerpt. I've chosen the very beginning of the book. I hope you enjoy:

Freeing the Beast Within
Jude Mason
Genre: Paranormal/Shape-Shifter
Length: Short Story (10 to 18K)
Content: Some Violence
Publisher, Venus Press
ISBN: 1-59836-388-3
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Morgan stretched cat-like and a grumbling purr erupted from deep in her chest. The bed, Joshua's bed, felt luxurious beneath her. A soft quilt, made by a local woman, and given to him as a gift for services rendered, wrapped her in its warm embrace. Crisp linen sheets matched the predominant earthy brown of the quilt and smelled of him and her, and the lovemaking they'd shared the night before. She smiled, remembering his teeth at the back of her neck as he'd plunged into her. Her stretch turned into one of those glorious bone cracking, back arching moves that left her feeling as if she could take on the world. And, when she turned her head, there he was, watching her.

"Good morning, sexy lady." His voice was still full of sleep and sounded raspy, but his gold-flecked eyes sparkled in the early morning sunlight. His smile touched her heart.

Peering at him, she returned his smile, and reached to stroke the softness of his long black hair. "Good morning to you, my sexy beast."

Her reply made his smile broaden even more. They'd spent the last two weeks in bed more than out, or running naked and wild through the woods surrounding his small cabin. She'd never been happier, or felt more free. The years of denial, hiding from the reality of her existence seemed like someone else's memories—someone else's nightmare. She'd finally allowed the sleek, fast cougar its place. Encouraged by this new man, she'd allowed the animal within herself to grow, becoming one with the wildness she'd always known was there, but had fought. Joshua, even saying his name in her mind made her heart beat faster.

"I want you to stay with me, here." He reached for her, his hand sliding around her waist and pulling her closer. She rolled, and cuddled against him, her breasts pressing flat against his ribcage. One arm lay across his chest, her fingers going instinctively to a taut brown nipple. Her face nuzzled into his neck.

"I know you have a job, a life, but I know you'd be happy here."
They'd talked about her staying before, several times in fact, over the past two weeks. The offer was tempting. She'd never felt more at home anywhere. It was as if she'd finally found the one place she belonged, and the lover who was her perfect match. And he was.

"I know I would be. I've never felt so…so comfortable with someone before."

"Then stay." He leaned down and kissed the top of her head. He pulled away; just enough so he could slip the fingers of his free hand under her chin and lift her face. Gazing into her eyes, his face became serious. "You know with my inheritance we don't have to worry about money."

That was true. It was that inheritance, which had brought her to him. She'd been the executor of his father's will and the bearer of the sad news.

"But, I have clients who depend on me." She pulled her face out of his hands. To stay would be a dream come true, but she couldn't just leave her job without some kind of notice. In a soft, wistful tone, she added, "I can't just walk away without making some kind of arrangements for them, even if I wanted to—"

"And do you? Want to stay, I mean."

She looked up at him, eyes suddenly filled with tears. "Yes, I want to. Two weeks isn't enough. I want more."

He wrapped his arms around her and pulled her against him even harder, his morning erection trapped between them. Effortlessly, he rolled them both so she wound up on top. Straddling his hips, she broke his grip and sat up straight. The bedding slipped down her back and came to rest against her bottom. Naked, the chill morning air puckering her nipples and sent goose bumps up her arms and across her chest. She shuddered. Her breasts wobbled, and she saw his eyes move to her breasts. "It looks like you're a morning person." She dropped a hand to where his cock thrust up between them, and palmed the shaft.

He gasped. His hips thrust upward and his gaze flashed to her face. "Not necessarily. More an opportunist. I'll take whatever I can, when I can." He said it lightly, but she somehow knew he was talking about more than just sex.


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