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An award-winning web designer and certified SEO specialist, Calinda B has worked in the Internet industry as a web page designer/developer since the early 1990's. She has also taught web site design and computer graphics at community colleges in Northern California. In addition to writing, Calinda B creates fine art and music, and enjoys scuba diving, kayaking, and bike riding. Calinda B makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with the love of her life and her two cats. She is currently working on the fourth book in The Wicked Series, tentatively entitled A Wicked Ending, or the third book in The Beckoning Series or maybe those are done and she's working on.... She loves to write and does it daily.
Five out-of-this-world authors share their science fiction romance heroes—hot as the sun, cool as depths of space, and all boxed up for you in one sexy, irresistible package! Open the pages and fall into the otherworldly arms of a sci-fi man who will make you see stars!
Choices, choices…should Marissa Engles choose the Night Numen, her soul bound deadly lover who walks among demons and commands the darkness, or the Stealth Numen, the trained assassin who slips between her world and the Shadowlands? They’re yummy lovers and alpha males, the baddest of the bad. She shares a potent, psychic, mind to mind connection with the Night Numen. The Stealth Numen makes her feel like a teenager. So they could just as easily kill her in a heartbeat? They both love her, right? These are the thoughts that occupy her waking hours.
Meanwhile, she’s training to go on a deadly, suspense-filled, dangerous journey in a place where Earth rules don’t apply. She needs to find the three sisters who forged her sword, and retrieve a piece of her soul. No-one has lived to tell about. She’s extremely powerful but still hasn’t attained mastery of her skills. She hopes she’ll be able to pull it together when it counts.
Just when she thinks she’s made progress, another alpha male drops into her world, challenging her assumptions about love. Will she make the right choice? And what about the ruthless sorcerer who wants to thwart her at every turn? Suspense, mystery, challenges, sizzling encounters and endless opportunites are ahead when Marissa faces The Beckoning of BadAss Things.
Can 24 hours really change your life? Marissa Engles is about to find out. When she heads to Las Vegas with her sisters and her best friend, she meets sexy, Thunder from Down Under dancer Chris King and hits the jackpot, in more ways than one.
A secret magical society, The Numina, is planning to influence big change in her through her interplay with King. An evil sorcerer is hell bent on preventing the exchange. A powerful male is watching her from the sidelines, making his agenda known. And King himself has a dark secret that may prove Marissa’s undoing. When all these worlds collide in one night, Marissa must choose the outcome – play it safe and walk away from heartbreak, or ignite a maelstrom of passion, mystery and transformation based on a one night stand? Everything hinges on whether she’s willing to leap without looking…
Vienna has a gift of intuition and the ability to make people think they actually had the experience she pulls from their mind. Vienna's very successful in her virtual life but in her real life, she's never climaxed. That's been her secret for as long as she's been sexually active.
When Vienna confides her secret in Jonas, he wants to help, promising success by Christmas. Only thing is, he's in a committed relationship with a long-time girlfriend. When his shrewish girlfriend becomes jealous over his friendship with Vienna, will he cut off the friendship and break her heart?
In The Beckoning of Broken Things, the second book in The Beckoning Series, bestselling author Calinda B explores suspenseful darkness laced with steaming hot passion and metaphysical discovery as Marissa Engles fights her way to her truth. Through her terrifying journey, she encounters demons and devils galore as she navigates the crazy world of Warplandia, a place of shadows and mysteries, and embraces her new reality as a wealthy woman possessing extraordinary abilities living in Brazil.
Is Marissa Engles crazy? Or is she a paranormal Light Rebel who can shape form and manifest things using the electricity buzzing through her veins? Her aunt and sister think "Crazy." The locked mental facility they've put her in thinks "Delusional."
She's so drugged up, she can't tell if they're right. She only knows she's got to get free of the mental hospital. She has to find her missing soul bound lover, Daniel Navid, who commands the darkest of the dark. Only her new pal, Rafe Caldwell, another mental patient "inmate" with more than a few dark secrets of his own, thinks she is what she says she is. And he intends to find out more - lots more. Together they embark on a journey of suspense, intrigue, magic and mayhem that takes them into paranormal worlds Marissa could not have imagined.
Artist Marissa Engles has hidden in a world of paint and sorrow, ever since her parents died eleven years ago. When she meets Daniel Navid, sparks fly – literally – from her fingers to his. She’s immediately swept from her pristine world into one of terrifying darkness, dazzling, electrifying light, and unimaginable sensual pleasures.
With her faithful Doberman by her side, Marissa uses her creative imagination to restore her Light Rebel skills. She comes face to face with pure evil - the demented sorcerer known as El Demonio de la Muerte.
El D’s got plans for her. He plans to charm her into forgetting she ever met Daniel Navid, the sexiest, most dangerous man she’s ever known.
Kai Williams knows more than he cares to know about the world around him. He senses things he would prefer not to know - the longing, hopes and dreams of humans...the shiver of a shark....the thrum of an octopus...the mind-blowing vibration of whales.
He also hears voices...wicked whisperings that threaten his sanity...his life and livelihood...and his ability to love. When the whispering begins to destroy all that he cherishes, he does what any red-blooded guy would do: he goes deep into the darkness, deep into the sea that cherishes and nourishes his soul. There he comes face to face and eye to eye with evil and more heartbreak than he ever knew possible.
This is the third in a series. It is best read in order, but can stand alone. A Wicked Awakening / A Wicked Beginning / Wicked Whispering - Super Plus Novel - 100,000+
An erotic game of "space ball" played with a fiery, unpredictable star fragment leads C to make a wicked choice. She adores K...she knows her heartbeat helps synchronize the cosmos...but there's this Earth guy she's had her eye on for quite some time.
When C decides she wants to have an earthly experience, there's no telling what the consequences will be for the rest of the Galaxy Dancers, especially her beloved consort, K.
This recently revised, humorous, sexy, "tongue-in-cheek" 6454-word short story is for readers who want to see what the Wicked Series is all about, as well as for the fans of the Wicked Series who have wondered why the Galaxy Dancers came to Earth in the first place. Just blame it on a woman's curiosity and desire for new experiences!
Cam Tyson’s just an ordinary guy, living an ordinary life, pursuing the things that he loves – rock climbing, his ex-girlfriend, kayaking, his ex-girlfriend, river surfing, his ex-girlfriend…oh, and did I say his ex-girlfriend? The guy’s lovesick with his ex, even though she, well, she glimmers like a set of Christmas lights when she gets turned on and she’s out dancing in the cosmos somewhere. That’s a real mind bender for Cam because he only believes in the here and now and Planet Earth, baby. Leave the paranormal to the freaks and weirdoes.
So, while he’s tracking his “Wish She was Still My Girlfriend Ex” like a prowling alley cat, what the heck kind of creature is tracking him? He’d really like to know. Was it the same creature that made the radio-active, green-glowing gash down his thigh and leers at him from secret places? His best bud Mano says it’s a star dreamling. Now that’s weird!
And what about these freakish, red-eyed bat swirling nightmares he keeps having? Until recently, his dreams were always considered the kind of stuff you pitched when you took out the trash. Did the psycho-bitch he dated a while back forget to take her meds? She’s stalking him with Zombie like intensity in his dreams and scaring the Bejeezus out of him. And quite frankly, as a result of all these crazy encounters with phenomena he doesn’t believe in, he’s starting to become un-hinged.
When Cam decides to face this supernatural freak-fest, the Tilt-a-Whirl reality begins. His life takes on the white-knuckle intensity that only an adrenaline junkie can appreciate. And while his heart may say he’s on the right path, his mind keeps telling him to stop believing in the paranormal…because it just doesn’t exist. Right….
Chérie “Cheerio” Manhattan leads an active, picturesque life with the love of her life, Cam. A dance and aerobics instructor at her local community center, Cheerio is well-loved by her students, but taken advantage of by her boss and co-workers. Cam hates her inability to stick up for herself, wishes she was stronger. Little does he know how strong she really is…
Cheerio meets a mysterious, gorgeous man during a night out dancing with her best friend. “Sexy girl,” he whispers as he grabs her from behind, swaying with her to the music, causing waves of electric pleasure to flood her body. Disappearing as fast as he appeared, Cheerio tells herself he mistook her for someone else, and goes about her life as Cam’s shy and reserved girl. But she can’t stop thinking of that tall, mysterious, dark-haired man who made her feel sensations she never knew she could feel…
Following that encounter, bewildering dreams and strange encounters herald life changing events. One night after a terrifying incident at her community center, Cheerio dreams of painful, long buried childhood memories. Rocked to the core, Cheerio begins experiencing very strange things, and that mystifying man returns to her life, claiming to be there to help her save her life, her heart from evil…
Fumbling to find herself and her power, Cheerio finds out much more about her past, present, and future than she ever dreamed possible. Her incredible strength, her passion, her voice, and her innocence can only be found with the mystery man’s help…and through a wicked awakening.
This is the first in a series. A Wicked Awakening / A Wicked Beginning / Wicked Whispering