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About hlholston

Writer, reader and candlestick maker.

5 Star Review for 13th Moon

Every once in a while, you get surprised by a review. Eleanor and I were ecstatic when Jessewave loved The Moon’s Dirty Light when it was first published. Since I knew Wave wasn’t really into paranormal stories, to get a 4.5 star review was a big deal to us and we celebrated.

Fast forward a few years later, and the sequel to that book is out. Nakin1978 at Gay Book Reviews (the new name of Reviews by Jessewave), gave Beneath the 13th Moon a FIVE star review HERE. Again, we are utterly thrilled and thank Nakin for taking the time to read our book and review it.

Eleanor and I are really proud of this series, Werewolves of Baltimore. We’ve tried to keep it light, poking fun at all the werewolves tropes in this genre, while building the relationship between Dylan and Logan (the protagonists in the first book). The third book, A Dean Man’s Moon will hopefully be done by the end of the year and resolve the underlying subplot that has been woven through the trilogy. Keep checking back for updates!

 

Upcoming Releases

I’m really excited about my new book. It’s going to be a Alpha/Beta/Omega themed story with stubborn Alpha men, set in a little town named Lions, Colorado (that’s a real place!)

The book will be called Alpha’s Law and is the start of a new series entitled, Mountain Wolves. Lex Valentine did the amazing cover and we’re 20,000 words into the novella and about 75% done.

P.S. I might have found a new writing partner. Hopefully, I haven’t scared her away yet! More news on that later, when we’ve finished. But its someone who’ve I’ve admired for a while. Teased enough? (No, Eleanor and I have not had a falling out, she’s just knee deep into a work related certification degree and is taking a break from writing).

So, keep checking back here for more updates.

New look for The Moon’s Dirty Light

Many thanks to Emmy Ellis at StudioENP for creating our covers for the Werewolves of Baltimore series. Books one and two are available for purchase on Amazon, or free if you are a KU member. Hopefully, the third book, A Dead Man’s Moon will be out by Christmas (cover is already done).

We will be doing them as a bundle and putting out a paperback once the trilogy is completed. The lovely Sara York has created our bundle cover!

The Moon’s Dirty Light Buy Link

Beneath the 13th Moon Buy Link

Check back tomorrow for a special promotion for Halloween!

 

Release Day News! Shifters…

The second book in the Werewolves of Baltimore series has been re-edited, scenes added and given a new cover and inside formatting to celebrate the fact we got our rights back.

So, grab Beneath the 13th Moon for .99 right now and as a free read on Kindle Unlimited!

And as an early Halloween surprise, the first book in the series, The Moon’s Dirty Light is FREE on Amazon 10/22 and 10/23.

For all of you shifter and vampires fans, here’s the series for you. We have: fated mates, werewolf bonds, knotting and one hot vampire doctor. Come and join us for the fun, excitement and paranormal sexytimes in Baltimore as our favorite police detectives, Logan, Dylan and Liam find love with their mates.

BLURB

Is Baltimore police detective Liam Van Zandt living in The Twilight Zone? It sure looks that way. The victims in the murders he’s investigating seem to have been crushed by a cursed statue.

In the middle of his investigation Liam is fighting his attraction to the mysterious Dr. Bartek Szala, a police consultant and amateur folklorist. With everything coming to a head and his Captain breathing down his neck, Liam has been denying his attraction to Bartek. But when they are thrust into a supernatural world of witches, vampires and werewolves they have to join forces or they won’t survive.

Will Liam and Bartek come out alive or will they succumb to the danger that surrounds the Legend of Black Aggie?

Find out if Black Aggie wins the battle against our brave heroes.

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Our gift to you!

img_0280To get in the spirit of Christmas, open up the gift of Bright! On Saturday December 17th it’s FREE on Amazon! Merry Christmas Readers!

Hope your holidays are as Bright as ours!  #FREEBook #FREE #FREEeBook #EternallyBright #EternalSeries #HLHolston #AJBurke #Christmas #ChristmasGift #Gift #Unwrap #UnwrapMe #Romance #LGBT

LINK HERE

 

Divine Promotions Christmas Blog Hop 2016 – Giveaway!

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A.J. and I would like to welcome Divine Promotions to the web site. Help us celebrate the holiday season by giving away some really cool gifts (check out the Rafflecopter link at the bottom of the post).

Our ‘gift’ is for one lucky reader to pick ANY book from my back list, found HERE. Please leave a comment to enter.

But, first here’s A.J. and her awesome Christmas sweater with a yummy recipe to help kick off the season!xmas-tree

If someone were to ask me when I was a child what the meaning of Christmas meant to me was, I would immediately tell them Santa Claus, or something in relation to the copious amounts of toys I would be receiving. It’s a little comical how much the meaning of Christmas changes in a person throughout their lifetime. Even when I was a teenager I was still more concerned with the amount of gifts I would receive, and not so much about what it really means. It didn’t really start to change until I graduated from High School, I think.

The meaning of Christmas to me is about Jesus Christ. It is a day to reflect and celebrate when he was born and gave us the ultimate salvation later in his death and resurrection. Without his birth we would still be stuck with our sin problem that we had before. It took me many years of growing and mess ups to finally figure this out, and to become a Christian. Christmas became a lot brighter, I felt like before it was all about myself, but truthfully, it’s about something bigger…at least to me it is.

sweaterIt also is a time for family and being thankful for what we have. I never really gave much thought about always having family together on Christmas. I thought that it was something that every family did on Christmas, I didn’t know any better until I grew outside of my little High School bubble. My family is fortunate to have one another throughout the holidays, and even more fortunate to have gifts for one another during this season. Some families may not have people to share this holiday with, let alone have a roof on their head, clothes on their backs, and food in their stomachs. I have to say…we are very lucky.

I have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. There have been many changes in my life throughout the course of this year. One, of which, is officially becoming an Author. One of my biggest childhood dreams finally came to life this year. The second, was becoming a wife. I can’t be any more grateful for these two things during Christmas, and I can’t wait to celebrate them both with my friends and family throughout the holidays.

Here is a recipe that I make every year for our family Christmas. In our family it is called “Grandma’s Salad Dressing:”

Salad:
• 8 Pieces Fried Bacon – Crumbled
• 50 Cents Worth of Fresh Mushrooms
• ½ Package of Spinach
• ½ Head of Lettuce
• 3 Boiled Eggs – Chopped

Salad Dressing:
• 2 Teaspoonfuls of Worchester Sauce
• ¼ Cup of Vinegar
• ½ Cup of Olive Oil
• ½ Cup of Sugar
• 1 Teaspoonful of Salt
• 1/3 Cup of Ketchup
• 1 Medium Onion – Grated
• 15 Cents Worth of Bean Sprouts

From my family to yours, Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season!

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Please visit other BLOGS (see full list at end of post) to view their meaning of Christmas as well as recipes and potential giveaways! Click below for the giveaway! Items include:

18 K Gold Filled Crystal Pearls Heart Party Dress Jewelry Set

$10 Amazon Gift Card from RAM PA Group

5 Days Promo Tour from Divine Promotions

$15 Amazon Gift Card from Susan Mac Nicol

Dreamspinner Press Vouchers

$5 gift voucher from Pride Publishing

Ebook of your choice from Author Grein Murray

Swag donated by Author Grein Murray (only available to those living in the USA)

Ebook of your choice by Author Sean Kerr (from his series Dead Camp)

Ebook – The Hard Boys: Alien Abduction (Case #1) from Ian Cadena

$5 gift voucher from Pride Publishing

a RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY

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Here’s a little something extra from A.J. and myself to our readers for Christmas. Our new short story, Eternally Timeless is FREE on Smashwords! (Coming soon to Amazon as a freebie). Get it HERE.

timeless-bowBlurb:

Archibald Pearce fights the Germans, but he can’t fight his heart or destiny.

When an extraordinary Christmas gift from his French lover, Frédéric Lafont, triggers memories of lost love and holidays past; can the two men survive long enough to cherish their second chance at a timeless love?

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Here are all the blogs taking part in the hop:

Alpha Book Clubhttp://alphabookclub.org/2016/12/08/divine-promotions-christmas-blog-hop-2016/

Anna Butler Fictionhttp://annabutlerfiction.com/2016/12/08/a-divine-2016-christmas/

Author Susan Mac Nicolhttps://susanmacnicol.net/2016/12/08/what-christmas-means-to-me-blog-hop/

Cathy Writes Romancehttp://cathybrockman.com/2016/12/08/what-christmas-means-to-me-2giveaways-divinepromotions-bloghop/

Cody Kennedyhttp://ckennedyauthor.blogspot.com

Hot Men in Hot Waterhttp://www.sarahmadisonfiction.com/2016/12/divine-promotions-christmas-2016-blog-hop-giveaway/

Imaginative Dreamshttp://thebooksocial.weebly.com/imaginative-dreams

IrishdaisylovesRomancehttps://dawn84blog.wordpress.com/2016/12/08/

Laz and Lachi Publicationshttp://www.lazandlachi.com/apps/blog/show/44320268-what-christmas-means-to-me-2016-blog-hop

Passionate Readshttp://paularadell.com/christmas-blog-hop-divine-promotions/

Sue Brown’s Storieshttp://suebrownsstories.blogspot.com/2016/12/divine-promotion-christmas-blog-hop.html

Tempeste O’Rileyhttp://tempesteoriley.com/blog

The Wasp Nesthttp://aewasp.com/divine-magazine-christmas-blog-hop-prizes-great-reads-steamy-holiday-book-recs/

Two Chicks Obsessed with Bookshttp://twochicksobsessed.com/christmas-blog-hop-with-divine-promotions/

 

 

 

New short M/M story: “Hand-to-Hand”

HandToHand_v1FREE on Amazon for the next five days, we have a short story available. Some may recognize the title, “Hand-to-Hand” as the name of our military short from the Uniform anthology released earlier this year. However, we have re-edited and expanded this version for re-release. It is a Amazon exclusive, but if you want it in ePub format, email me and I will send you a copy.

BUY HERE