The Pirate is Live!

Sorry for the delay, y’all. The day job has me doing backflips lately, but I wanted to pop on and give you the news that my newest novella in the Legacy Series, The Pirate, is now LIVE on Amazon! Go check it out!

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James Lent, better known as the Devil Dog of the Caribbean, is one of the most fearsome pirates known to stalk the sea. Only his quartermaster knows his darkest secret that he’s not just a brave captain, but a werewolf. Things begin to get complicated when he holds the daughter of the governor of Kingston for ransom, this cold and ruthless pirate’s heart begins to soften. They don’t get better when he needs to outrun an infamous pirate hunter, Bart Croxen. Torn between freedom and love, the Devil Dog must decide his fate before someone else does.
Grace Norrie longs for freedom and an escape from the confining world of corsets, lace, and etiquette. When a mysterious man arrives to her eighteenth birthday party under the pretense of being a gentleman and promises adventure if she’ll let him take her away, her world is flipped upside down. Her heart is set ablaze, and continues to burn even when she finds out that this man she’s fallen in love with is the scourge of the seas, The Devil Dog. Now, her mind wildly beats against her heart, unsure of what she truly wants and trying to decide what is rightfully hers. Happiness or safety.

 

 

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Sneak Peek into The Pirate

Here’s a portion of Chapter 1 from my newest paranormal historical romance, The Pirate.

Governor’s Mansion, Kingston Jamaica, 1717

Grace lost track of how many men she had danced with. Five, six perhaps? They all blurred together in a mass of boldly colored coats and dark wigs, covered in a thick smog of cologne and bad breath. Through the mass of moving bodies as they danced another slow, boring reel, she only knew one thing. She wanted to be anywhere else but there.
The party was for her, but no matter how much she begged her father and mother to leave her be, they insisted that she needed to celebrate her birthday in the proper fashion. What they didn’t know, was that she knew all along this had nothing to do with her birthday.
Grace was of marrying age and she couldn’t stay under her father’s roof for much longer. The governor’s mansion in Kingston served as a finer home than the crowded streets of London, but it was her father’s hope that her future husband would take even better care of her.
The greater question was if she could even find a man whom she could tolerate – and who would tolerate her. So far, all of the potential suitors her father had thrown her way proved to be nothing but useless dandies with no sense of humor and their noses had taken permanent residence high in the air. None of them were appealing in the least.
This ball was just another ploy to get her to pick a man and Grace wouldn’t waste her precious time hoping for much. The elegant dresses, the powdered wigs, polished shoes, and feathered hats served as reminders of everything she hated about being the governor’s daughter and part of the upper-class society of Kingston.
Things were so much easier when they weren’t so wealthy and important. She could run around and beat up the boys who called her names, all without fear of breaking some cardinal socialite sin. Grace rued the day when her father found favor in the king’s court and he was appointed the governor of the new port city in Jamaica. The only enjoyable part of the transition might have been the long journey across the Atlantic. As soon as she stepped foot onto the docks, her entire life changed for the worse. Now, she could only gaze out over an endless sea of corsets, lace, satin, and dainty things that she thought were silly.
The reel ended. She curtsied to the man, whose name she had already forgotten, and turned to walk back toward the wall where men and women congregated in their segregated groups to gossip and talk politics. Grace didn’t belong here and for the millionth time, she tugged at the rigid bodice, willing it to settle comfortably over her frame.
“Well?” a faint voice asked from behind her. “What do you think of Monsieur Chastain?”
Grace turned to meet her only friend, a petite girl a year or so younger than her. The daughter of a noted cobbler in Kingston, Lydia was the first person Grace invited to her party. She made this gathering bearable.
Grace let out a sigh. “Was that his name?” she questioned with a roll of her eyes. “He’s no different than the man I first danced with.”
Lydia’s blonde brows furrowed. “You mean Mr. Rochester? Surely Monsieur Chastain was more handsome and agreeable than Mr. Rochester. That man looks as if he has a hot iron up his – “
“They are all disagreeable to my eyes,” Grace interrupted, though she would have loved to see the faces of her father’s wealthy merchant friends in reaction to Lydia’s colorful metaphor.

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The Newest Legacy Novella!

I’ll be completely honest with y’all, this novella dang near gave me a heart attack. I love history and pirates, but I don’t think I’ve ever done this much research for a novella – EVER! You all know I do my best to drop my characters into a completely believable and historically accurate setting, and I have done just that with this new addition to the Legacy Series, The Pirate! Releasing February 20th! Preorder HERE on Amazon!

The-Pirate-fullCaribbean, 1717
James Lent, better known as the Devil Dog of the Caribbean, is one of the most fearsome pirates known to stalk the sea. Only his quartermaster knows his darkest secret that he’s not just a brave captain, but a werewolf. Things begin to get complicated when he holds the daughter of the governor of Kingston for ransom, this cold and ruthless pirate’s heart begins to soften. They don’t get better when he needs to outrun an infamous pirate hunter, Bart Croxen. Torn between freedom and love, the Devil Dog must decide his fate before someone else does.
Grace Norrie longs for freedom and an escape from the confining world of corsets, lace, and etiquette. When a mysterious man arrives to her eighteenth birthday party under the pretense of being a gentleman and promises adventure if she’ll let him take her away, her world is flipped upside down. Her heart is set ablaze, and continues to burn even when she finds out that this man she’s fallen in love with is the scourge of the seas, The Devil Dog. Now, her mind wildly beats against her heart, unsure of what she truly wants and trying to decide what is rightfully hers. Happiness or safety.


Set during the Golden Age of Piracy, I thought I was finally in my element. The previous novellas were a blast to write and to research for, but pirates are something that I have quite an extensive knowledge about. When the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie came out, I was hooked! I adored the concept of men who operated outside the laws of society, free and able to do as they pleased. Now, the life of a pirate is far from glamorous. There’s disease, starvation, storms, pirate hunters, fatal injuries, battles, and all sorts of stuff that can seriously shorten your life expectancy when you turn to “living on the account”. But I loved it all the same. I remember dressing my stuffed animals up in pirate outfits and building pirate ships out of cardboard boxes for them to “sail” in. Every time I went to the bookstore, I’d beg my parents to get me a book about pirates. They did, and those books came in handy when I set out to write this novella.

As with all my books, I got the crazy notion of “What if he was a werewolf?” With infamous figures as Black Beard, Bart Roberts, Calico Jack, and Captain Morgan, there was plenty of inspiration to pull from when creating my character, The Devil Dog. Tying his story into the Legacy Series was easy enough, and throwing in a bit of romantic adventure was thrilling as an author. There are so many possibilities with this period in history, and it’s bursting with information and records about the people and places I featured in the story. I even learned a thing or two about sailing, and I now know way more pirate lingo than any one person should.

For lovers of werewolves, pirates, and history in general, I know you’re going to absolutely love this installation of the Legacy Series!

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Here is my interview with Sheritta Bitikofer

Interview from Miss Fiona! Check it out!

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Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.

 

Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

My name is Sheritta Bitikofer and I’m just old enough to be dangerous 😉

Fiona: Where are you from?

Sheritta: I claim that I’m from Florida, where I’ve lived for the majority of my life, but I was born in Louisiana.

Fiona: A little about your self (ie,  your education, family life, etc.).

Sheritta: I’m a wife and fur-mama to two shelter rescue dogs that I adore! I love writing, reading, binge watching my favorite shows on Netflix, eating, doing Zumba to burn off all the food I eat, and spending time with my husband. We go out for breakfast every weekend and talk books and stories.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news.

Sheritta: Latest major news is that the…

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Going Wide… Again

So, I’ve been publishing exclusively with Kindle and Amazon for a while now and I think it’s about time I give going “wide” a try. This means that select books will be available on Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo, iBooks, and various others. While I’m still waiting on some titles to get off Kindle Unlimited, a few more have already been launched on these different platforms! Check them out!

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Being the makeup artist for a big-name movie star is a dream come true for Josie Carter. A zealous fan of movies from Hollywood’s Golden Age, she’s come a long way from her small town roots in Arkansas to the remake of The Wolfman being shot in Scotland. She’d pushed aside her own passion for acting after a tragedy many years ago. Now she uses her talents to make stars shine on the silver screen. Not that her newest client needs much help in looking gorgeous.

Rodney Bator has been named Sexist Man Alive for three years in a row. Not bad for a werewolf who’s more than two hundred years old and got his start on the stage before silent movies were even being made. For all those years he’s tried to prove his kind doesn’t have to hide in the shadows, but can live fearlessly among humans. But old-world superstitions persist and pressure from his family and the world’s alphas is mounting. Maybe it’s time to step out of the limelight and settle down. Rodney knows just who he wants to settle down with. Can he convince Josie to take a chance on love or will she yell “cut” on his hopes when she learns his secret?

 

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Everywhere Else

His world was dark until she brought the light…

Chloe Kaspin has two dreams. Find a quiet place to recover from an abusive ex-boyfriend, and to make a living as a writer. The first dream is fulfilled when she inherits her beloved aunt’s cabin in the Georgia mountains. Now the second dream is up to her. Then she finds mysterious notes critiquing her work. Has a dangerous stranger managed to invade her refuge? Or is her cabin as haunted as the townsfolk say it is?

Gavin Caras immigrated from England to Georgia in 1733. While pursuing his dream of being a writer, his entire family is wiped out by a mysterious infection. Only Gavin survives, not only alone, but with a hunger that can only be satisfied by blood. For generations, he’s managed to hide in the basement of the cabin he built. But now his cabin is occupied by a woman who shares at least one of his passions: the world of the written word. Late one night, he finally reveals himself to her, not a ghost, but a man driven by an unholy hunger, a passion he would die to end if he could.

The autumn winds may be chilly but Gavin warms Chloe’s heart. Then children go missing in the nearby town. Has Gavin been lying to Chloe? She’s willing to help him find a way to end his blood-lust, but the cost may be too high. Chloe and Gavin can’t rewrite the past. Can they survive to write a new future together?

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The Decimus Trilogy

(Three Novellas in One Volume)

Amazon

Everywhere Else

Loyalty, redemption, and the power of love form the heart of Sheritta Bitikofer’s The Decimus Trilogy. Separated by more than a thousand years, two men connected by blood and an ancient gift—or curse—must come to terms with their pasts, their futures, and the wolf within them.

*The Beast of Verona, Amber Ashes, and Saving the Beast*

 

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Behind the Mask Author Signing in Nashville

My first signing event of 2018 is coming up! I’m super excited! I can’t wait to meet my readers and connect with other authors. It’s gonna be a blast! If you’re in the Nashville area, stop by my table! Did I mention there’s a masquerade ball afterward? There is! I’m stoked! Gonna get a pretty dress and dance with my husband just like Katey dances with Logan in my Loup-Garou Series. I’ll have the series with me for the event and a raffle to win something special! To find out how to enter, come see me on February 24th!

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Interested in attending? Wanna reserve a copy of your favorite Sheritta Bitikofer novel before they sell out? You’re in luck! Follow these links to fill out a form and preorder! I’ll set aside a book for you and sign it when I meet you at the event!
Did I mention I also sell these awesome shirts? Follow the link to order one with your books!

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Dallas Fire and Rescue Kindle World

In addition to the release of Precedents this month, I’ve got another announcement to make!

So, you’ve heard me talk about Paige Tyler and her amazing SWAT paranormal suspense series, but did you know she also writes a lot of contemporary romance? One of them is her Dallas Fire & Rescue series. I’ve heard the first one and y’all, it’s HOT. No pun intended, since it’s about firefighters.

Anyway, there’s this thing called Kindle World. The way I figure it, it’s like a fan fiction system where other authors can write within the world built by another bestseller. In this case, Paige has opened up her Dallas Fire & Rescue universe to others authors to write in. As soon as she told me about it, I knew exactly which story I wanted to submit.

Beauty and the Blaze started off slow in the planning, but it soon blossomed into a heart touching novella about a young girl who has a special connection with an urban legend known as The Beast. Contrary to its title, The Beast was anything but vicious and evil. In fact, it helps people and it saved Brandy’s life when she was a little girl. Well, I’ll let the cover and blurb tell you the rest. This is definitely one of my hotter romances, but I still add my special flavor of paranormal to the mix to keep things interesting. If you’ve been wondering how I’d so writing something a little steamy, you’ll want to check this out!

B&B_FinalFX_1600x2400Brandy was just eight years old when the urban legend, The Beast, saved her from drowning in the creek outside her hometown. It was the last time anyone had heard of the mythic, altruistic monster that some likened to a really big dog or wolf-like creature. It had a record of savings countless lives over the generations. As an adult, Brandy never forgot the kind deeds of the Beast. It had been fifteen years since the last sighting and she’s become quite the local expert on everything involving The Beast. Her little obsession has made her somewhat of an outcast in some social circles, so when a new face in town starts to pay her a little special attention, she latches onto it with both fists. Handsome and charming, she hopes that Hugh isn’t too good to be true.
Hugh never expected to come back to Morrisville, but the hectic city life of Dallas had proved too taxing on him and his inner wolf. He’s returned to his hometown, hoping to find the easy living he missed. But, how easy of a living can a firefighting werewolf really have? Thinking the worst of his problems will be cats getting stuck up in trees or the occasional car accident, Hugh’s looking forward to relaxing for a change. When he meets the feisty, red-haired librarian, though, the past decides to rear its ugly head and remind him why he left Morrisville in the first place. With a compassionate heart, can he leave well enough alone, or has the urban legend returned to take up his yoke again?

Intrigued? I thought so. Here’s the LINK where you can go ahead and get the ebook! And It’s a little up in the air at the moment, but if you’re on track to come visit me at a future book signing event, I may have some of these little print treasures to give away. *hint hint*

And I’m not the only one who has a new launch into this Kindle World. There are several other talented authors who have added their name to the list of contributors that you should totally check out!

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Precedents is LIVE!

The wait is finally over! It’s been a long journey for Katey and Logan (and me), but the finale to their story is live and available on Kindle and print! I’m so excited to share this next installment of the series with you. These characters, as real to me as my own family, have gone through hell over the last three books, but the trials are just beginning. In Precedents, loose ends are tied up, mysteries are solved, and the risks have never been higher for Katey and her pack. It’s my hope that you’ve fallen in love with Darren, Dustin, Ben, and all the other loups-garous of Crestucky. So many feels were poured into this novel and tears were certainly shed on my part. All right, enough about my own feels. Experience your own today! Go grab your copy of Precedents and leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads to tell me how you enjoyed it!

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Precedents-KindleKatey never expected to marry so young. She also never expected to be pregnant, or the first female loup-garou—werewolf—to give birth in thousands of years. As the embodiment of a Spirit of Peace, Katey’s carrying more than just her precious babies. She’s also carrying the future of her race. Her husband is doing what he can to help, but he has his own troubles.

What does Logan Keith know about being a father? He’s never had a good example in his life. And babies cost a lot of money. Logan’s doing whatever it takes to support his family, even if his sometimes dangerous jobs ignite clashes with Katey.

Then Katey and Logan, along with their pack, are summoned to an ancient castle carved into the snowy mountains of Switzerland. The council is meeting for the first time since the great Arnathian civilization fell apart due to the feud between werewolves and vampires. Can these two races make peace after spending centuries at war with one another? Katey’s supposed to be a great figurehead for the proceedings, but what does she know about politics or negotiating peace? After an assassination attempt, one thing is clear. Someone is determined to unleash a great evil and make sure that Katey and her loup-garou family have no future at all.

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Precedents Teasers

Here’s a little something else to get you excited for this new release! Have you preordered yet? You should! Follow THIS LINK to Amazon NOW!

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Sneak Peek into Precedents (Loup-Garou Series Book Four)

I am so excited for the release of Precedents on January 17th, y’all can’t even imagine! I have been so eager to share this installment of Logan and Katey’s story for so long! Here’s a little sneak peek into chapter six because I can barely contain my excitement! Remember to preorder your copy so it gets delivered right to your reading device on release day! Follow THIS LINK to Amazon!


Ben almost immediately regretted his decision as he pulled into the parking lot of the fight club. The abandoned warehouse was packed with loups-garous and humans alike, men and some women, eager to watch the carnage and bloodshed. And blood had certainly been spilled on the property recently. The smell hit Ben as soon as he stepped out of his car.
He had only ever been to the fight club once and Ben knew he didn’t want to return. Why he volunteered himself to drag Logan’s sorry carcass back home was beyond his understanding. Perhaps it was the memory of their confrontation from earlier that day, or the way Katey had talked about Logan not being delighted about the idea of having twins.
Loups-garous, just like wolves, adored children and the promise of a continuing legacy. Also just like wolves, they needed to blow off steam every once and a while. Ben wondered if this was why Logan had ghosted on them.
The father-to-be should have been thrilled like the others, but Ben hadn’t gotten that impression since before that morning. Having one baby might have been all he could get excited about. Twice the babies didn’t mean twice the joy to him as it did to Darren or any of the others.
Maybe that was why Logan was here, slamming his fists around like a fool while Katey waited at home, working herself into a nervous fervor. He had promised her not to fight and Ben wasn’t about to let him go back on his word.
The inside of the warehouse had been modified from its original steel manufacturing purpose into something of a bar and fight club combined. The stench of stale beer, sweat, and piss whirled around Ben’s mind as he tried to orient himself amongst the throngs of undulating bodies.
Heavy rock blared over the speakers around the room, sending some of the occupants into a fit of convulsions that might have been an off-handed excuse for dancing. Patches of these punks were speckled all around, oblivious to the caged matches going on in the center of the expansive room.
Along one wall stretched a bar with bottles and tap stations behind it, the patrons of the club drinking their fill and reeling on the leather stools. Women, dressed in clothes suggesting their profession of choice, waited along the walls, calling and propositioning to men who were passing them by.
Ben ignored them all and shoved his way toward the ring. Inside, Logan had his hands full, beating in a man’s face who was nearly twice his size. Blood and snot slicked the floor of the ring beneath Logan’s feet. Continue reading

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