N.J. Walters

Book 3 of Dalakis Passion - Available now in PRINT!

Stefan Dalakis has been wandering the countryside for months. Ever since both his brothers found their mates, loneliness has been his constant companion. He's been searching for five centuries but has been unable to find the one woman whom he can love. When his travels lead him to a small roadside bar in North Carolina, he overhears a conversation that will change his life forever.


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Laurel Rose McCaffey always knew she was different. Some say she has the Sight. Others say she's a witch. Most are afraid of her, but they've left her alone. That's always been fine by her. But now strange things are happening and the peaceful life she's built for herself is being threatened. Developers want her land and a lot of the townsfolk are pressuring her to sell.

A dark stranger enters her world, a man who both fascinates and frightens her. As her world spirals out of control and the threats escalate into outright violence, Laurel Rose turns to the one man she's come to trust -- a vampire!

 

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About N.J. Walters


Once upon a time N.J. had the idea that she would like to quit her job at the bookstore, sell everything she owned, leave her hometown, and write romance novels in a place where no one knew her. And she did. Two years later, she went back to the bookstore and her hometown and settled in for another seven years.

One day she gave notice at her job on a Friday morning. On Sunday afternoon, she received a tentative acceptance for her first erotic romance novel, Annabelle Lee, and life would never be the same.

 

Backlist

Ellora's Cave Publishing:

Katie's Art of Seduction-Awakening Desires, Book 1 (E-book) & (Print)
Erin's Fancy-Awakening Desires, Book 2 (E-book) & (Print)
Capturing Carly-Awakening Desires, Book 3 (E-book)
Craving Candy-Awakening Desires, Book 4 (E-book)
Enticements-(Print -- Contains Capturing Carly and Craving Candy)
Jackson's Jewel-Awakening Desires, Book 5 (E-book) & (Print)
MacNamara's Lady-Awakening Desires, Book 6 (E-book)

Harker's Journey-Dalakis Passion, Book 1 (E-book)
Lucian's Delight-Dalakis Passion, Book 2 (E-book)
Dalakis Embrace- (Print -- Contains Harker's Journey and Lucian's Delight)
Stefan's Salvation-Dalakis Passion, Book 3 (E-book) & (Print)
Eternal Brothers-Dalakis Passion, Book 4 (E-book)
Endless Chase-Dalakis Passion, Book 5 (E-book)

Annabelle Lee-Summerville Secrets, Book 1 (E-book)
Heat Wave-Summersville Secrets, Book 2 (E-book)
Summersville Heat- (Print -- Contains Annabelle Lee and Heat Wave)
Lily Blossoms-Summersville Secrets, Book 3 (E-book)

Christina's Tapestry-Tapestries, Book 1 (E-book)
Bakra Bride-Tapestries, Book 2 (E-book)
Tapestry Dreams- (Print -- Contains Christina's Tapestry and Bakra Bride)
Woven Dreams-Tapestries, Book 3 (E-book) & (Print)
Threads of Destiny-Tapestries, Book 4 (E-book)
Embroidered Fantasies, Book 5 (E-book)

Embracing Silence-Project Alpha, Book 1 (E-book)
Have Mercy-Project Alpha, Book 2 (E-book)
Sweet Charity-Project Alpha, Book 3 (E-book)

Beyond Shadows-(E-book)
Out of Shadows-(E-book)

Seeking Charlotte-Hearts of Fire, Book 3 (E-book)
Entwined Hearts-Hearts of Fire, Book 5 (E-book)

Amethyst Dreams-Companion book to Amethyst Moon (E-book)
Amethyst Moon-Birthstone Series (E-book)

Three Swords, One Heart-Torrid Tarot Series (E-book) & (Print)

Anastasia's Style-Valentine Vixens Quickie (E-book)
Candy Caresses-(Print Anthology containing the Valentine Vixens Quickie, Anastasia's Style)

Drakon's Treasure-Autumn Animalia Quickie (E-book)
Feral Fixation-(Print Anthology containing the Autumn Animalia Quickie, Drakon's Treasure)

Jessamyn's Christmas Gift-White Hot Holidays Quickie (E-book)
White Hot Holidays 3-(Print Anthology containing my White Hot Holiday Quickie, Jessamyn's Christmas Gift)

Tempting Tori (E-book) (Audio Book)
Lassoing Lara (E-book)
Tracking Talia (E-book)

Unmasking Kelly (E-book)
Over Time, Under Him-(Pocket Books Print Anthology containing EC Quickie Unmasking Kelly)
Trick or Treat-(Pocket Books Print Anthology containing EC Quickie Unmasking Kelly)

Ellora's Cavemen: Legendary Tails IV (featuring “A Love Eternal”) (E-book) & (Print)
Ellora's Cavemen: Dreams of the Oasis IV (featuring “Shadows Stir”) (E-book) & (Print)
Ellora's Cavemen: Seasons of Seduction III (featuring “Sunshine for a Vampire”) (E-book) & (Print)
Ellora's Cavemen: Jewels of the Nile IV (featuring “Moon Magic”) (E-book) & (Print)

Samhain Publishing:

Discovering Dani-Jamesville, Book 1 (E-book) & (Print)
The Way Home-Jamesville, Book 2 (E-book) & (Print)
The Return of Patrick O'Rourke-Jamesville, Book 3 (E-book) & (Print)
The Seduction of Shamus O'Rourke-Jamesville, Book 4 (E-book) & (Print)
A Legal Affair-Jamesville, Book 5 (E-book)
By The Book-Jamesville, Book 6 (E-book) & (Print)
Past Promises-Jamesville, Book 7 (E-book)
Jamesville Affairs-(Print -- Contains A Legal Affair and Past Promises)

Alexandra's Legacy-Legacy, Book 1 (E-book) & (Print)
Isaiah's Haven-Legacy, Book 2 (E-book) &(Print)
Legacy Found-Legacy, Book 3 (E-book)

A Touch of Magick-Spells, Secrets & Seductions, Book 1 (E-book) & (Print)
Dreams of Seduction-Spells, Secrets & Seductions, Book 2 (E-book)

CARINA PRESS:

The Gift of Shayla (E-book)

RUNNING PRESS:

The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance (Print)

 

An Interview with N.J. Walters
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio

HH: NJ, thank you for talking with us at TRS BLUE! Your featured book is Stefan's Salvation which is the third book in your Dalakis Passion series. First, tell us about the series.

NJ: Thank you so much for having me at TRS Blue. I'm thrilled to be here.

Dalakis Passion is my vampire series for Ellora's Cave and includes: Harker's Journey, Lucian's Delight, Stefan's Salvation, Eternal Brothers and Endless Chase. All the books follow the Dalakis family in one way or another. I'd always wanted to write a vampire series and fell in love with the Dalakis brothers from the moment I met them.

HH: How did the first two stories kick it off?

NJ: The first book in the series is Harker's Journey. I'm a fan of Dracula by Bram Stoker and I started working on Harker's Journey by asking the "what if?" questions. What if Jonathan Harker from Dracula had a descendant and what if it was a woman named Johanna. And what if that woman followed his footsteps back to Transylvania to deal with a mysterious, reclusive client named Cristofor Dalakis. The story spun out from there.

The second book is Lucian's Delight and features Lucian Dalakis -- the middle Dalakis brother. He's restless now that his older brother has found a woman and has traveled to New Orleans. While there, he stumbles on the attempted murder of a woman. Delight Deveraux doesn't quite know what to make of the mysterious man who has rescued her from her attackers. The explosive sexual chemistry between them sends Delight reeling. Not only does she have to deal with the fact that she is still being pursued by criminals, but the man she is falling in love with is a vampire!

HH: How does Stefan's Salvation continue it?

NJ: Stefan's Salvation is the story of Stefan Dalakis. When I first started writing the series, Stefan was supposed to be the lighthearted brother. Boy, was I wrong. He ended up being the most powerful, most intense of the bunch and I knew it would take a very special woman to tame him.

BLURB:

Stefan Dalakis has been wandering the countryside for months. Ever since both his brothers found their mates, loneliness has been his constant companion. He's been searching for five centuries but has been unable to find the one woman whom he can love. When his travels lead him to a small roadside bar in North Carolina, he overhears a conversation that will change his life forever.

Laurel Rose McCaffey always knew she was different. Some say she has the Sight. Others say she's a witch. Most are afraid of her, but they've left her alone. That's always been fine by her. But now strange things are happening and the peaceful life she's built for herself is being threatened. Developers want her land and a lot of the townsfolk are pressuring her to sell.

A dark stranger enters her world, a man who both fascinates and frightens her. As her world spirals out of control and the threats escalate into outright violence, Laurel Rose turns to the one man she's come to trust -- a vampire!

HH: What do you like best about Laurel and why will readers relate to her?

NJ: I love Laurel Rose. She's been through so much pain and hardship in her life, but she never gives up, not even when she's being threatened to sell her home. Instead of hiding, she grabs a gun and faces the threat. She's been hurt but it hasn't made her bitter or mean. There is a sense of peace and calm about her, and that's what attracts Stefan.

HH: What do you like best about Stefan and why will readers love him?

NJ: Stefan is a force onto himself. He's the quintessential wounded hero. Like the beast in the folktale Beauty and the Beast, only one special woman will be able to tame him. For her, he become a better man. But he also become even more dangerous. Stefan sees the world in black and white and will kill anyone or anything that threatens Laurel Rose.

HH: So this story is available in print?

NJ: Yes, I'm thrilled that Stefan's Salvation is now available in print from Ellora's Cave. It even has a brand new cover, which I absolutely love. Of course, you can still buy it as an ebook from Ellora's Cave and other ebook retailers.

HH: In September, we saw the release of The Gift of Shayla from Carina Press. What can you tell us about that?

NJ: I'm very excited about The Gift of Shayla. This is my first m/m/f ménage a trois. Adam Lancaster has been in love with Rob McKeith -- and attracted to Rob's wife, Shayla—for years, but he fears their friendship would be over if they knew the truth. So he's thrilled when his secret fantasy becomes reality and the couple offers him a very special gift: a sensual Christmas Eve in their bedroom...

HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?

NJ: On October 25th, Love in Flames, the final book in the Spells, Secrets and Seductions series, will be released from Samhain Publishing. All three books -- A Touch of Magick, Dreams of Seduction and Love in Flames -- can be read as stand-alone books, but they are connected by a candle magick spell the three women cast just before Halloween.

The next two books in the Legacy series have also been contracted by Samhain and readers can look for Quinn's Quest in February 2011.

And I just had a historical Quickie released from Ellora's Cave. Be sure to check out Lady's Minstrel.

HH: What is your favorite Halloween type/themed story? Why?

NJ: I love this time of year and I love reading all kinds of paranormal books. My favorites are vampire and werewolf. Why? I guess I'm a sucker for tradition. lol There is something so primal about werewolves. They see the world differently than we do and live by their own code, which includes being loyal to the pack above all else. Those alpha traits makes them perfect heroes and villains for a romance. As for vampires, well they're dark and mysterious, need blood to survive, and are usually jaded by life and circumstance. There is no end to what writers can do with such rich characters.

HH: What do you most enjoy about Autumn?

NJ: Everything! I love the crisp air on sunny days, the color of the trees, the crunch of leaves beneath my feet, hot cocoa on a cool day, fresh bread and cookies. Then there is Thanksgiving and Halloween. It's my absolute favorite time of year.

HH: Thank you!

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