Juuly/August Newsletter

Author Sharita Lira Readers Group

Writing as BLMorticia and Michael Mandrake

July/August Newsletter!

Hello Reader,

I hope the summer went well for everyone. Ready for your kids to go back to school? I am, although she spent a lot of time with the grandparents and going places, it's time for her to get that brain moving again. *laughs*

Anyway, I'm doubling up this newsletter because I didn't have news to report for July. Now, I've got a ton so why not make it a twofer?

Let's get to it! 

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July/August WIP's

Michael Mandrake I finally got Mercurio out for today.  I'll do a preview in another segment of this newsletter. As far as WIP's for Mikey, I'm working on a vampire short entitled, The Resignation and I started a full MPreg story. No title yet and it won't be out until Nov./Dec. It's my first sci-fi and I'm very excited about it. 

I also released a boxset for N'awlins Exotica. Right now it's on sale for $7! All seven books for 7 bucks! Here is the link. And for those of you who haven't read I Like Em' Pretty book one, it is permafree on all retailers. Click here to download.

BL's is always busy. When is she not? I've finished Love Voodoo. At first I was going to self-pub it, but I decided to send it to a publisher. BL is chocked full of releases for the rest of the year so I figured, it would be best to submit it. 

I also finished Starf*cked. It's up for pre-order right now and will be released September 4th. I'll be previewing that down below. 

BL is also part of that anthology I featured in the graphic above. Her story, What I Like About You is the prequel to a full called Nerds Like Us. I really have to get back to it, but we've been busy trying to get these other things done. 

Push, Book One of the Music in Motion series has a date. October 23rd, 2018. It is up for pre-order at DSP. You can check it out here.  

BL's WIP's are as follows. Nerds Like Us and later, I'll be starting the sequel to Push called Bend. BL also has another story with Remmy to do and a taboo threesome for next year. 

For the rest of 2018, BL and Michael will have about 8-10 releases between them so no more skipping newsletters! Hope you'll stick around to check out my work!

I'm still working on the Patreon with Gia as well as the vampire freebie. You can read more of When An Omega Loves here. And Michael's vamp story here.

By the way, BL has her own FB profile. You can now follow her on Facebook or be her friend. Here are both profiles for the muses, their FB pages, as well as my main page. 

BL Profile - https://www.facebook.com/bl.morticia.16
BL Page - https://www.facebook.com/BLMorticia/

Michael Profile - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php…
Michael Page - https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMichaelMandrake/

Author Sharita Lira Page - https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSharitaLira/

Also, I'm thinking of starting my own author group. Due to writing and real life, it's hard to juggle all these author duties, but because FB is cracking down on how we promote on our profiles, I'm considering it again.

Let me know through email if it's something you'd be interested in. There would be better communication on all my releases, contests, hot men of course, and sneak peeks at books.

Shoot me an email if you'd like to see me open an author group. :)


Beautiful Skin Anthology

I'm so proud to be part of this anthology. The Beautiful Skin collection is the brainchild of the head of Studio ENP, Emmy Ellis.

After the recent kerfuffle in romance about PoC on the covers and authors of color being mistreated, she asked several romance authors to sign up and write a short story for the collection.

The book went live on August 23rd and includes all pairings of stories, not just MM. Half the proceeds go to sickle cell research. 

As I said above, my story is from BL entitled, What I Like About You. There are other fabulous stories in this antho so I hope you'll check them out!

Love is complex.
Love is beautiful.
Love is diverse.
Love is for all.
Beautiful Skin is an anthology of short stories from a diverse group of authors who believe love, in all its many colors, shapes, and forms, is simply stunning. This collection features tales from genres such as contemporary, erotica, paranormal, interracial, M/M, F/M, M/F/M, and M/M/M romance.
Allow us to take you on a journey that will enthrall your mind and leave you desiring more from these authors.
Fifty percent of the proceeds from this anthology will go to a charity with a great initiative: aiding in the fight against sickle cell.
Please be advised that all stories are intended for a mature audience of readers who are 18+ years.

Angela Roe, Remmy Duchene, Isabel Raven, T.B. Bond, Nichelle Gregory, BLMorticia, Theresa Hodge, ML Preston, BA Tortuga, Eloreen Moon, Kait Gamble, Sara York, Kiarra M. Taylor, Sade Rena, Katy Swann, Hadley Raydeen, Kendra Mei Chailyn, Kharma Kelley, AM Cosgrove

Mercurio's Mating Immortals Book Five Now Available!

Every being, wretched or not deserves love… Commitment

Though Mercurio assisted Valios and newly fallen angel, Calisto with the birth of their babies, he hasn’t been selected as the Head Keeper. After some egregious errors, Valios doesn’t trust him thus relinquishing two of Mercurio’s most important powers. Despite losing his confidence but continues to be Valios’ loyal servant.

Dorian is a new Soul Catcher, brought over by vampire Ryland. Although a hot commodity in The Realm, he has no desire to be paired with another bloodsucker. Instead, he’s got his eyes set on Mercurio and will do anything to get him.

Though Mercurio is attracted to Dorian, he doesn’t want a relationship. Calisto has been a good friend. Why not take advantage of the vulnerable fallen?

That wayward thinking could cost Nouvelle’s resident historian his life. Can Dorian convince the snake shifter he’d be making a huge mistake?

This is the final book in the Immortals series. All books must be read in order.

This is a dark romance.

Warning: Extreme torture, some gore, and violence.

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To follow the stories, here are the links to each one. Links for ITunes and KoBo are still pending for Mercurio.

There will be a boxset of all five stories before the end of the year and several offshoots, including one for perfect demon child Annerxa coming in 2019!

Demon Be Mine- https://books2read.com/u/4AwEOe

Immortality's Gift- https://books2read.com/u/3RoQJY

Anasa's Awakening- https://books2read.com/u/mgrAEX

Calisto's Quest- https://books2read.com/u/bPJYQY

Mercurio's Mating- https://books2read.com/u/bQ9Ggd

What have I been reading?

I had the pleasure of beta reading a couple of stories as well as a few other gems.

This story stuck out the most. It's a vampire romance and had me titillated to the end. No, the cover isn't pretty, but it's a beautifully written dark romance. You must read it!

Other books I've read:

Trust Emily Alter

Ryland's Inferno Giovanna Reaves

Paranormal Novellas Boxset Lyssa Derring

On Hands and Knees Sai Fox

Check out my reader Goodreads Link here

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Click on the link here

Contest for July/August

For this contest, I'll giveaway a copy of Starf*cked or Mercurio to a lucky winner. Their choice. Answer this question. 

What kind for immortal is Mercurio? (Hint: the answer is in this newsletter)

A: Vampire

B: Gargoyle

C: Angel

D: Snake Shifter

The first person to email me the correct answer at srlmort71@gmail.com will be the winner for this giveaway. 

Congrats to Patricia for winning in June. Patricia wins a copy of a book from my backlist!

Good luck and thanks again for being an awesome reader! See you next month!


Up for Pre-order. Release Day Sept 4th!

Some skeletons are better left in the closet. 

Steven Sharpe is on the road to recovery. After boozing, drugging, and sex with just about anything that moved, he’s making a comeback. Age is only a number, right? Why should he hang up his mic and guitar at thirty-seven when hard rock music needs a shot in the arm? And with his powerful voice, Steven figures he’ll have no problem regaining the adulation he once embraced as the lead singer of StarHaze. 

Despite all the crazy, fun times from back in the day, one night will forever be emblazoned in his mind—the moment he fucked up his chance at love. 

Driven and determined, Noah James is quickly climbing the corporate ladder. At twenty-eight, he’s been promoted to junior partner and has finally gained his peer respect. Though Noah still gets crap for being a gay black man, he doesn’t allow that to deter him from fulfilling his goal of being the only James man graduate college and build a successful career. But the past has a way of sneaking up when he least expects it and biting him in the ass.

Ten years ago, Noah and Steven were strangers at a run-down bar with their only connection being a song. When they’re thrown together again by chance, neither of them is prepared for the roller coaster of emotions they can no longer deny. Now, the two men must face the truth that while love is a fierce emotion, so is fear.

Other links

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/starf-cked-bl-morticia/1129292186?ean=2940161587836

KoBo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/starf-cked

Pre-order for $3.99

Push Music in Motion Book One

Malakei Oakley, aka rapper M. Prophet, is at the top of his game—but deep in the closet. Handsome, wealthy, and successful as the head of 315East Entertainment, Malakei should be on cloud nine. Despite his awards and a Midas touch that has every musician clamoring to work with him, something is missing.

Seth “Reaper” Davies is ready for stardom. His band High Stakes plays to small, packed houses all over Birmingham and London but has yet to get their big break. But Seth isn’t giving up on his dream—no matter what it takes.

A viral video prompts a message from a person he doesn’t expect—the talented M. Prophet. Their musical styles are worlds apart, and Seth has no desire to change his style to sell records. But his curiosity—and his attraction to Malakei—wins out.

Malakei can’t get Seth out of his mind. He also can’t come out without ruining his reputation. No matter how much he wants the sexy singer, his only option is to push Seth away.But he’s about to find out Seth isn’t one to give up on what he wants—and he might be just what Malakei needs.

Pre-Order for $6.99

Rocked Hard


Can the touch of a rock god last forever?

Legendary alt rock singer, Aubrey King, is making a comeback after many years out of the spotlight. Rumors of his sexuality have always dogged him, and while he’s never come out publicly, his reasons for leaving the industry had nothing to do with his fear of discovery. What matters to him is the music. That’s his truth, and so far, his only real love. He aches to find someone to share his life with, but his propensity to fall fast and hard—along with chasing men he knows can never be his—has left him all alone.

Rock journalist Bryan Gallagher was first turned on to rock music at the age of twelve when he became obsessed with Aubrey’s band, Falling in Stereo. His friends, and even girlfriends, would sometimes tease him that he was hot for Aubrey. But it was all about the music and nothing else—at least that’s what he’s always told himself. When he’s approached about helping Aubrey write his memoir, it’s not only a dream assignment, but an exciting opportunity to work closely with his idol.

When Bryan meets Aubrey, the electric heat between them is unnerving. He’s further confused by how intense Aubrey’s attraction toward him is and how deeply they connect over their shared obsession of music. While Bryan struggles with uncertainty regarding his own sexuality, he also has to navigate through the perils of working with a lover and keeping their relationship a secret.

But Bryan’s biggest struggle of all might be determining whether declarations of true love from a rock star can ever be trusted.

This book has been previously published, and is a newly revised and expanded edition.


Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2umyFhz
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2mepwTD
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2NgvXkT
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2uwlOZu
Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2LkjoV6
B&N: https://bit.ly/2MyK4oZ
Kobo: https://bit.ly/2KUHCnM
iTunes: https://apple.co/2MPtfml
Pride: https://bit.ly/2Ks92Fa

Buy for $4.99

Ryland's Inferno


He ran because of fear, but was found because of love . . . 

The moment Blayze McKnight joins the Pryde pack he knows it is only a matter of time before everyone finds out that he is not what he claims to be. Being the last of his kind, Blayze was never taught the way of the dragon. Because the man he wants he can never claim as his. After shifting into his true form to save the man he deeply cares for, he runs. Fear of being rejected, Blayze turns his back on the friends and the pack he once called home. And giving up on ever finding his draco corde. His dragon heart.

Ryland Burnett has never been wrong before, especially when he follows his gut. The day he met Blayze McKnight he knew the man belonged completely to him. And they are mates for life. After being injured in a fight, he wakes up in the hospital expecting to see his mate by his side, only to hear the man is gone.  Ryland wastes no time and goes in search of his soul mate. Finding Blayze is the easy part, but what happens next neither expected. Will Ryland and Blayze's love be strong enough for what they face next?

Disclaimer: This is not a standalone. This book starts directly after the first book in the Pryde Shifter Series. This book also contains Mpreg but is not the focus of the story. This book contains explicit language and is intended for adult readers over the age of 18+

Buy for $3.99

Tempt Me

Officer Gabe Ford knows finding love could be a tad problematic—especially since he hasn’t come out to his partner of six years yet. But what’s a guy to do when his body wants what his brain is saying he can’t have?

A year and a half after a breakup, Jason Tomlinson isn’t actively looking for a relationship. Hell, he can do bad all by himself. But Gabe Ford is just too damn yummy to resist. Just as things are beginning to pick up, one bullet may end it all before it even begins.

Amazon Link

Buy for $3.99

Rescued By The Alpha


When wishing for a new life, Elam finds out the hard way he should’ve been more specific.

A year in the Alaskan wilderness was supposed to help nature photographer Elam determine his next move. However, hitting his head and being rescued by one of the hottest men he’s laid eyes on in a while is not getting him off to a great start. Elam is starting over and staying away from sexy guys is part of his new regime. He has a career to nurture in addition to repairing his bruised ego after his rat of an ex cheated on him multiple times.

Nicolai is a rare, blue-eyed white wolf shifter. He’s also an Alpha and the expected heir to his pack in the Alaskan Wolf Alliance. Much to his father’s dismay, Nic has stepped aside as ruler and ceded his spot as future head of the pack to his younger brother. As a gay shifter, he’ll never be able to provide a biological heir and has no intention of claiming a female mate for the sole purpose of giving him a pup. Instead, he’s made a life for himself miles away from the pack in his own section of woods.

However, fate intervenes and puts Nic on a collision course with a human mate. While Nic’s wolf might be on board with the idea, Nic wants no part of it. Why would he want to get tangled up with the stunning Elam only to have his cold heart ripped away once Elam decides it’s time to leave Alaska for good? There’s also the small detail that humans know nothing of the existence of shifters.

When chemistry, love and the truth of what the growly Nic is blindsides Elam, he has some tough decisions to make. Does he let Nic turn him? Never go back to his old home? But the biggest surprise is yet to be revealed when Nic and Elam discover the new life Elam had hoped for is more than just his own—and that there are wolves who are frothing at the mouth to destroy it. 

Author’s Note: Rescued by the Alpha is Book One in the Alaskan Wolf Alliance series and features an Alpha and omega who are fated to have lots of steamy, knotty fun and to make beautiful babies together. This suspenseful, action tale does include some peril to Dad and baby. But, there’s a fluffy, feel-good HEA and we all know wolves don’t cheat, so no worries there!

Buy for $2.99
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Triad Literary aka Sharita Lira

Chicago, Illinois