Elements of Mischief (Hijinks Harem #1)
by C.M. Stunich & Tate James
Publication date: October 4th 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Four hunky, supernatural plumbers.
One reluctant, slightly drunk human.
A match made in heaven…or in the bathroom, rather.
My name is Arizona Smoke, and I’m the proud owner of a house haunted by my dead Gram, best friend to a cocktail dress loving werewolf, and apparent soul mate to four plumbers who also happen to be elemental dragons. Besides rippling pectorals, tattoos, and…uh, nice, long pipes, the guys also have control of the elements.
Supernatural law (whoever heard of such a thing anyway?) dictates that since I stumbled upon the guys in their alternate forms, I have to marry them. All four of them. Oh, and apparently one lousy (okay, awesome) night of sex means that I’m an elemental, too—and no amount of magical penicillin can cure this disease.
All I wanted was hot running water and toilets that flushed, but now I’m dealing with monsters lurking in the sewers, supernatural politics, and four penniless (but totally hot) plumbers living in my crumbling old Victorian.
I’m Ari Smoke, wine aficionado, ex-barista, and a girl who is completely out of her element.
Having four hot husbands is nice…but the death threats, not so much.
Guest Post: How we started writing together
by C.M. Stunich and Tate James
The most common question that we get is: how did you and how did you start writing together? Before I answer this question in words—pfft, I’m a writer, why should I have to use words?!—I’d like you to close your eyes and imagine a sunset over an empty beach, waves crashing against the shore in nature’s finest lullaby, lulling you to sleep as you sip a margarita and feel the dying rays of evening sun on your skin.
Can you picture it now?
Do you see it in your mind?
Good, because that sounds awesome, but that’s not at all how we met each other. Like, not even close. Honestly, like mostly it was just Tate James bothering me like she usually does? What? WHAT?! You know you do.
Kidding! Okay, so here’s what happened.
Tate messaged me about my books from her personal account once upon a time, to let me know she’d enjoyed a good read. And then, she told me that she was working on a book of her own! I offered some advice, not really that great of advice because I’m anti-social and suck at answering messages. Anyhow, she’s a super persistent human being and ended up convincing me to start Sprinting with her (writing in an online room together so we could see each other’s word counts). And then in a casual conversation, we got to joking about how funny a reverse harem book with plumbers would be.
She drank wine (Tate loves red wine, don’t you, TJ?) and then sent me 1,000 words in an email that started with a plumber showing up Ari’s house. I sent back 1,000 words and added elemental dragons (I have no idea why) and then she returned with another 1,000 words. That’s basically what we’ve been doing ever since. One plumber book turned into a trilogy which turned into … wait, how many series do we have now? We’re about to hit publish on our Louisiana bayou themed dark faerie/motorcycle reverse harem called “Dark Glitter”. This one was inspired by our New Orleans trip where we met in person for the first time, took an airboat trip to meet gators, and went on a cemetery tour. 😉 We also have an urban fantasy reverse harem about a kitsune called “The Nine” which is going up for preorder this evening, and then we have quite a few secret plans up our sleeves….
Stay tuned and watch for lots of new Tate James books, C.M. Stunich books, AND co-writes! We’ve got a lot coming up in 2018! And then 2019, we’re traveling the world! We already have Sydney, Australia and San Francisco book signings planned—and we’re deciding on a New York City and perhaps an England signing as well … Come visit us in person, please! We hand out condoms and plumbing merchandise. 😀
Author Bio & Links:
Tate James was born and raised in the Land of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand) but now lives in Australia with her husband, baby and furbaby.
She is a lover of books, red wine, cats and coffee and is not a morning person. She is a bit too sarcastic and swears too much for polite society and definitely tells too many dirty jokes.
C.M. Stunich is a self-admitted bibliophile with a love for exotic teas and a whole host of characters who live full time inside the strange, swirling vortex of her thoughts. Some folks might call this crazy, but Caitlin Morgan doesn’t mind – especially considering she has to write biographies in the third person. Oh, and half the host of characters in her head are searing hot bad boys with dirty mouths and skillful hands (among other things). If being crazy means hanging out with them everyday, C.M. has decided to have herself committed.
She hates tapioca pudding, loves to binge on cheesy horror movies, and is a slave to many cats. When she’s not vacuuming fur off of her couch, C.M. can be found with her nose buried in a book or her eyes glued to a computer screen. She’s the author of over thirty novels – romance, new adult, fantasy, and young adult included. Please, come and join her inside her crazy. There’s a heck of a lot to do there.
Oh, and Caitlin loves to chat (incessantly), so feel free to e-mail her, send her a Facebook message, or put up smoke signals. She’s already looking forward to it.
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