My good friend and fellow Romance Weekly author JJ Devine is releasing her newest novel today, and I am proud to present:
Into the Darkness
Vampires and Witches: are they mythical creatures or something that walks amongst us every day without our knowledge?
To Raven, a twenty-five year-old, extremely sheltered woman, they are nothing more than something to be read about in a book. To Dragon, an eight hundred-year-old vampire, they are a way of life.
Raven truly believes she is going mad. Erotic dreams fill her nights, causing her to question her sanity by the light of day. They lead her into a world she never knew existed and a heritage that can only be found in nightmares.
Dragon wants nothing more than to own the mortal soul of the beautiful Raven, a woman who can make his ancient scars disappear, proof that she is far from mortal.
Together they seek out the dark heritage of her past. What they find is much more than either of them bargained for. A destiny lies at her doorstep, one that could bring her salvation and an eternity at his side. Or, it could seal her fate and rip her from his world forever.
Raven jumped to her feet, picking up the sword Dragon had brought to the clearing. “What is this?” She swung the heavy metal high over her head bringing gasps to her audience.
Dragon came up behind her, grabbing her arms. “Please don’t swing a sword around without knowing how to use it.” His low growl in her ear brought out the hunger in her.
“Did you see that?” Rose gasped in amazement.
“It is only natural.” Autumn nodded.
“Well of course it is,” Pixie declared.
“What are you three going on about?” Flame demanded.
“The dagger, the athame, and the sword are the strongest weapons of the Fire Clan. With the two of you both being warriors who fought by the sword, it is only natural the sword would be one of her strong points,” Autumn explained.
“Looks to me, Dragon, we will have to teach her how to use that thing.” Flame laughed as he rose to his feet.
“Not tonight, my friend. That is something for another day. I am not so sure I like the woman I intend to marry knowing how to use the very thing she could set against me in a fight one day.”
Reading and writing have been J.J.’s passion her whole life. Starting out with being the poet, everyone came to in high school to get that “perfect” poem for his or her boyfriend/girlfriend. She spent her weekends locked away in her room, curled up on her bed, writing short stories for only a selected few readers.
She has been happily married for 28 years to her trucker husband. She is a mother of three, grandmother of three; a lover of dogs, cats, and fish.
J.J. started to pen historical romance as a hobby when her youngest child was a year old, creating the Acceptance Series. She got serious about her writing career joining Romance Writers of America and Indiana Romance Writers of America moving on to help start Crossroads Romance Writers in 2014. She penned her first paranormal romance, Into the Darkness, in 25 days, taking herself beyond her comfort zone and just giving the characters free reign of their story.
Since taking herself out of the outside working world, she has dedicated her life to her writing and her writing world and raising consciousness for Domestic Violence Awareness.