Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Deal, available now!

The Deal 
The Dealing Trilogy, Book 1. 
by Jude Mason
Genre: Vampires,contemporary,m/f, series 

Chapter One

Spider-like, Sabrina crouched at the corner of the rooftop. She tightened her grip on the rough edge and leaned out, peering down at the scene on the street below. The rain, which had been a light drizzle, suddenly turned into a deluge. Her long dark hair whipped around her head, each snake-like tendril slapped her face with stinging force and wrapped tenaciously around her neck as if it planned to strangle her if given half a chance. The slinky black body stocking she had on did nothing to keep her warm, but warmth wasn't a thing she concerned herself with. Even her boots weren't necessary. She simply loved the smell of leather and the way the heels click-clacked on pavement. 

Gruff male voices filtered up to her, drawing her attention downward into the street, but she couldn't make out their words. Three men stood in a rough triangle peering down at the crumpled body of a fourth lying on the wet tarmac—but that wasn't important either. Sabrina's attention was fixed on one of the live ones, one of the three standing. He was more important, and much more interesting than any corpse.

He was tall, dark and incredibly handsome—definitely her type—and he'd been the first cop present shortly after each of her last four kills. He didn't feel like the others, and he wasn't looking at the bullet-riddled body as much as examining the wounds on the victim's neck. 

Suddenly, tall, dark and handsome squatted beside the corpse and turned the head from side to side, as if he could figure it all out by understanding those wounds. Sabrina's apprehension grew. It had been a very long time since anyone had really believed in her kind, but not long enough as far as she was concerned. 

A gust of wind brought a few words of the conversation up to her, "…see what the body can tell us." 

"Another freakish murder," the fat police detective standing across from her eye candy huffed and drew on his foul smelling cigar. "Nothing taken, still got money in his wallet, rings on his fingers. And did you get a look at that watch? It's gotta be worth a year's pay. And that suit—"

"Never mind," interrupted tall and good-looking. "Just get forensics out here." He straightened up and scowled. He pulled the latex gloves off and crammed them into the pocket of his oversized coat. Hunching his shoulders against the bitterly cold wind and rain, he stomped his feet, as if to get the circulation going. "I know what they're going to find, I just wish I could figure out what the hell was killing these guys off."

"Don't get your shorts in a twist," said the young beat cop who'd initially found the body. "You do know who this is, right?"

"Yeah, don't be an asshole, kid. We all know who this is," the fat detective grumbled. He flicked his cigar into the darkness and continued, "Big John Weir, procurer of young talent for the biggest prostitution ring in the lower east side and enforcer when he can get the work. And, what I'll never understand, he's never done time. He'll be missed, but not by the girls getting off the bus from Nowhere, Kansas."

The rest of the conversation was lost to Sabrina as the wail of a siren grew louder. More cops, or an ambulance to pick up the dead. She wasn't interested in hanging around to find out which. She turned and climbed nimbly up to the peak of the roof, then rose to her feet and after a long lingering look at tall and gorgeous, leaped into the night sky.

The change happened instantly, her body twisted, condensed and with a single gut-wrenching, bone-jarring shock of agony, she took on the shape of the large nocturnal bat she'd become so used to, and spread her wings. The hunt had been good, but the night was coming to its inevitable close. She sought her den.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jude's February Newsletter is available now

The Wanton Quill
Newsletter #69 - February 2011 Edition

I hope you've had a spectacular month. Mine has been busy, which is good, and productive, which is very good. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and I'll tell you all about it.

What you'll find in this issue:  
What Jude's been up to:
I've gone crazy and revamping my website. OMG! I'd love your input. New ventures, new publishing stuff. Ya gotta read this one!

Where to find Jude:
Website, Twitter, yahoo and more…oh so very much more 

Coming soon:
Sex in San Francisco, edited by the renowned M. Christian
Doc: Book 1 in the Daybreak 2525 Series

New Releases:
Jett's Gift, A six hundred year old vampire finds love, but will it, can it, last when AIDS pokes its ugly head up?
The Deal: Book 1 in The Dealing Trilogy

Free Read:
A sexy sneak peak of Tits for Tat, a warped little number that'll have you guessing, about many things!

A very nice review from Rho at The Romance Reviews for Quinn's Blessing

Contest information:
Congratulations to Lexee! Find out what she's won and why. And, find out what my contest for this month is.

Website updates:
You betcha. New stuff and here's the url: 

To read a slightly condensed version online, go here:    
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Take care and have an amazing day! 


Friday, February 11, 2011

The Deal, available Feb.14th!

The Deal   
Book1 in the Dealing Trilogy
By Jude Mason
Genre: contemporary, vampire, m/f
Available Feb.14th from Books We Love Spice


Crime in the city usually had the cops chasing bad guys for doing harm to decent citizens. But, what happens when suddenly, the crooks become the victims? Homicide detective Matt Gordon sees what the other cops miss, and is soon on the trail of the luscious vampire, Sabrina, for questioning. 
Matt finds her, but first he's got to rescue her from the clutches of a pair of a dead crime lords’ body guards. When Sabrina catches him coming out of the shower, things heat up rapidly. The unlikely couple winds up working together, fighting side by side, to clean up the criminal population. 
All goes well, for a while. When things start to go wrong, it's Sabrina’s turn to come to Matt's rescue. Can she get to him in time?

Friday, February 04, 2011

I'm a dragon

Some of this is very true, other bits, not so much. But, overall, I like it alot. So, what are you?

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Anniversary sale at Untreed Reads...All this month!

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