Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Today I'm very pleased to bring you Doris O'Connor. Remember this name because this Lady is going places and you can say you knew her when she just started out. So go grab a coffee or tea and snuggle in with your fuzzy blanket and meet the author of Lure of the Blood.
Doris is giving one lucky winner a chance to win a PDF copy of one of her books, winner’s choice. Lure Of The Blood, Scandinavian Scandal or Awakening.
My favorite holiday is also the most painful to me—Christmas. I was brought up by my gran in Germany and she always made Christmas an extra special time for me. Since her passing many years ago, it just hasn’t been the same. I always shed a lot of tears in the run up to Christmas, because I still miss her terribly and get very homesick. We live in the UK now, and Christmas is very different to what I remember it being like in Germany. But I also really enjoy it, because nothing beats the kid’s faces come Christmas morning J
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
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Thursday, December 22, 2011
Karyn willbe announcing the winner December 26th!
Here is a tidbit from her current release Black Lust available now through Evernight Publishing.
Her head turned toward the direction of the irritated voice. Her breath caught in her throat. A stunning looking man stood opposite her, his legs apart, and his arms crossed. He was in black leather from his long coat to the skin hugging leather pants and black boots. A tight black T-shirt accentuated rock-hard pectorals.
He used her first name. Oh, he was skilled at seduction. It dripped like molten honey in his voice, and she noticed he didn’t have a British accent. She moved closer to him. She would show this sexy leather clad demon she wasn’t intimidated. She looked up at him. Bloody hell, he was tall. “I would like to rent it myself. What’s your name?”
She bit her lower lip. “No. Nothing. So I’m out of luck apparently.”
Wow that was a fantastic excerpt! I wonder if I can enter this one myself. Well Karyn now that I have you here perhaps you can let the readers get to know you a bit better.
Thank you so much for being here today and don't forget to leave your comments to win either one of her excellent books
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
A boss with a proposal to make her sweat, a promise from an Italian assistant, a cabin in the middle of nowhere with two men waiting to cater to her every desire, a special surprise for a lonely solider...
All of these encounters and more from ten talented authors. Get ready for some holiday loving...Evernight style.
Nora Roberts is the biggest inspiration for my writing. I love her style, the way she can weave a story is amazing. I also love Kerrelyn Sparks, Rachel Caine, and Becca Fitzpatrick.
Honestly, I don’t have a favorite book. I love too many to pick just one. As far as characters, my favorite type of character is a woman who doesn’t cower in fear of the unknown. I like strong female characters who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty.
I think my writing is hot at times, but I don’t think I’ve made it to that erotic level. I enjoy writing all levels of romance, but sometimes sweet can be just as fulfilling as the hotter stuff.
I’m not really drawn to any famous people. Though, I would have loved to have met and talked with Princess Diana.
In five years I would like to see my name recognized in the writing world more. I’d like to have at least another 10 full length novels in circulation along with a vast spread of short stories and novellas. I’d like to get to a point in my life where I could stay home and write full time. That’s my main goal.
I’m making enough money to quit my real job!
Join a writing group where you can learn and grow with other aspiring writers. Find your niche and perfect it. Take criticism well, and learn from it. But most of all, if you really love writing, never give up.
I think I will continue to tap into the paranormal realm. I will keep writing sweet contemporary stories. I see myself continuing to write lesbian romance because I think there really is a demand for it. I also want to try my hand at YA.
If I had one superpower I would like to be able to freeze time so I could get a few extra hours of sleep every morning!
It varies. Sometimes I get the best pieces written after the kids go to bed and my husband is still working. Other times it’s staying up really late when the whole house is quiet and I’m just not tired enough to go to bed. But then there are mornings after I’ve driven the kids to school when I sit down in my computer chair and things just flow. So, for me there really isn’t any particular rhyme or reason J
Eyes. I think you can tell a lot from a person’s eyes.
My perfect day is one spent doing fun stuff with my children. When I can put aside the laundry or other chores and we can explore the backyard together, work on a craft, or just sit and read a good book. It’s one with an outdoor picnic, and three little faces smiling at me like I’m the most awesome person in the world. And once they’re tucked away for the night, it’s a nice cup of French vanilla cappuccino topped with whipped cream, getting comfortable on my fluffy couch, and reading a great book.
I have a terrible time turning down brownies. Doesn’t matter what kind, iced or not, dark chocolate, peanut butter, whatever. They get me every time!
I love Halloween. It’s the one day of the year that I get to really be a kid. I get to go all out and dress up crazy and try to find wicked things to get into!
Thank you Kelly for taking the time out of your busy life to chat with me. I like so many of my readers love getting to know a little more about the person behind those creative stories you write and find common threads we share.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Welcome to Holiday Spice: Choose your flavor naughty or nice Blog Hop!
This starts Monday Dec. 12th at midnight and goes through to Monday Dec. 19th!
In order to enter all you need do is leave me a comment on whether you've been naughty or nice this year. It's that simple.
And what will you win???
Yeah, right. I'm still in line for one of these myself. Instead I'll be giving away the following:
Winner #3 - PDF of Beloved Wizard: Knights of Excalibur
Winner # 2 - PDF of Dark Passion Rising: A Dark Breed Novel
Winner # 1 - PDF of T'was a Dark and Delicious Christmas
Grand Prize Winner - Will receive all three PDF's PLUS a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card
Be sure and enter all the participating blogs. Just click the link below:
Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Spice: Choose your flavor naughty or nice blog hop tour
Have a fantastic Holiday Season!
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Welcome to another dozen from Beloved Wizard. Released November 1, 2011 from Extasy Books.
The plot thickens as Merci uses mirror magic to deliver them to their only hope of saving themselves from Nimue's curse. Excalibur and with it the Goddess Viviane.
“I know why you seek Excalibur. Nimue gets bold in her hunger for power and revenge against you, Arthur and even her sister, Viviane. Because of this, Excalibur has been moved and I know not where,” Lancelot stated with regret. “If you wish to rest before heading on your journey, I would be honored to escort you to the castle.”
Drake gave Merci a quick glance. The shake of her head was barely perceptible. “We are kind of pressed but I promise to let Arthur know about you. If you choose to stand and fight with us, I know he would welcome you.”
Lancelot looked to mull over Drake’s words for a minute. “I will wait to hear from you if I am welcomed then,” he said before his large form shimmered and disappeared as if he never stood before them at all.
“Wow, that was…unusual,” Merci said, awe apparent on her small face. “So that really was Lancelot?”
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Thursday, December 8, 2011
I am thrilled to have London Saint James as a guest today. And for one lucky commenter she is giving away not one but TWO of her books. Enchanted, book 1 and Requiem, book 2 in The Heart Of Winter series. Both are available through Evernight Publishing.
Entering is easy, just leave London a comment on my blog. Be sure to put your email in the body of the message to be eligable to win. The winner will be announced on Saturday December 10th via email.
Do you do anything to get you into the zone to write?
No, not really, but I do listen to a lot of music, especially when I write.
Which authors inspire your writing?
There are so many authors who inspire me it is hard to narrow it down to a few. I really love to read Megan Hart, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Sarah McCarty, Gena Showalter, Nora Roberts, and on and on…
I also am inspired by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Gena Showalter to name just a few...
What is your favorite book, character and why?
Ahh… another difficult question :D Again, I have so many favorite books. Hmm… well, I suppose one of my favorite books would be in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. Favorite character, Eric. I love that character because he can be ruthless. He doesn’t care to flaunt how sexy he is. He also doesn’t hide the fact he is ruthless and he will do whatever it takes to get his way, yet he has this likable quality about him and a loyalty to those he cares about.
Do you prefer to write erotic or sweet?
The series I completed for Evernight Publishing called The Heart Of Winter would probably be considered sweet with erotic elements, and I loved writing that series. Enchanted book 1 and Requiem book 2 is out now, with Revelation book 3 and Eternal book 4 coming soon. But I suppose I would lean more toward erotic since all my other works in progress turn up the heat level and deviate away from what might be considered sweet.
Which famous person, living or dead, are you drawn to?
I seem to be drawn to deeply brooding people. Those people who don’t think much of themselves or their talents, and can’t see how truly amazing they are. For instance, I have always been blown away by famous people such as Keanu Reeves, who talks about himself as stupid and not attractive. In reality he is well read, far from stupid ,and they man is sex on a stick attractive. Or Robert Pattinson who thinks of himself as ugly, and doesn’t think he can act. Does he not own a mirror? And Robert is a super actor. His role in Remember me was terrific and showed his range. Don’t even get me started on his musical talents which are amazing. So to sum it all up and stop blathering on, I’m drawn to deep quiet tortured types who don’t see themselves as much.
We have something in comon here London. I love them dark brooding types.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
On a sandy beach with one of those tropical umbrella drinks :D LOL. Seriously, I suppose in all honesty I don’t really look too far ahead. I hope to still be writing, but success in my life would be the happiness of my family and watching them reach their dreams.
Finish this sentence: I know I’ve made it when…
I no longer have to pump gas into my own car. *Smiles* I HATE pumping gas.
I must say I'm in total agreement with you there. Especially when it's cold outside.
What advice would you give aspiring writers?
Read, a lot. Write what you love, what interest you, and never give up.
Great advice London.
What do you see yourself writing in the future?
A paranormal series. I’ve been kicking around the idea of a series about fallen angels (demons) and a war between factions of those fallen ones.
Yummy that sound like a must read to me. I have a particular fondess for angles and demons.
If you could have one superpower what would it be and why?
Bioluminescence. I just think it would be super cool to glow in the dark. :D Okay, I know bioluminescence isn’t a superpower, so I will go with the ability to read minds and see into the future. I just want to know all those deep dark secrets, and maybe the winning lottery numbers.
What time of the day are you at your best to write?
I think I really do my best work at night.
And now for something completely different…
What do you look at first with an attractive man or woman, face, body or smile?
A great smile. And I’m a total sucker for a sexy scowl.
Explain your perfect day.
Just hanging out with friends and family or spending time with my gorgeous man doing nothing but snuggling.
What is the most decadent desert you can’t say no to?
Anything that is chocolate or has chocolate in it.
Do you have a favorite holiday what is it and what makes it special to you?
I really love Christmas. I suppose what makes it special to me is giving to others. I love doing that.
What key words describe you best?
Truthful, Caring, Open…
Here is a bit on her latest release Requiem
For Winter Shae Perri there is only one man meant for her, Austin Carlyle. That is, until their fairy tale life is shattered the night before they are to be married.
Winter retreats deep within herself, hiding behind her romance novels, until sixteen years later she is startled to life by none other than Hollywood heartthrob, Cayden Cain.
Cayden will have her questioning reality, because when she looks at him, she sees the face of Austin looking back at her.
“Please know I am truly sorry for tonight, and appreciate all of your concern….” I felt my cheeks flush hot from embarrassment, and knew I must seem insane. Unable to stop myself I stared at him, completely mesmerized by the resemblance of Cayden to Austin.
His hair, nowhere near the pitch black color of Austin’s, but so much about Cayden was like looking back in time. The perfection and beauty of my past life became real, once again present. I never imagined, never thought possible, to see such splendor again. Cayden’s beauty rattled through every thought, dislodging long ago memories from my mind. Looking at him became difficult, as if I could not process such images, so I tore my eyes from him only to bring them back.
Cayden appeared to be the same height, his build exact, and his voice was shockingly close in texture, tone, and inflection. If that’s not strange enough, he spoke with the same cadence. And there was the same perfection to his face, but what’s truly unbelievable are those liquid blue eyes. Cayden captured me within his eyes, looking at me, gazing straight into my soul. Cayden’s eyes were haunting, calling to me so much so, they seemed to pull me forward into his heat.
I don’t know how. I don’t remember moving, but I stood inches from him. His warmth crossed over me. My skin tingled. The pulse in my throat thrummed almost out of control. I wanted to touch him. The urge raged through me. The energy that swirled around my body was blatant, alive, charged. For an instant I wondered if he felt what I was feeling. I couldn’t move. His eyes, the pull of his eyes, were not going to release me.
In this moment of complete and total immersion into the never-ending liquid blue of Cayden Cain’s eyes I felt him brush the palm of his hand down my cheek, pressing it firm, cupping my cheek into the warm strong palm of his hand. The experience, like being baptized in fire. Lightning crackled across my skin. Every breath within me halted.
“Winter,” he murmured. I could not answer, but it wasn't as though he wanted me to. It was an awareness between us.
But this just can't be.
“Please, get out of those wet clothes, take a hot shower, and get some rest.” With that he smiled all the while seemingly conflicted, hesitant to exit my room. I stared at him. “Winter,” he said softly, his hand on the doorknob. “I….” He hesitated. I watched him run his fingers through his hair. “I need....” He hesitated once more. His eyes shot to my eyes. We were caught in the moment, locked.
For that second time stood still. My heart screamed out. I know him, somehow I know him but my mind fought against the knowledge.
“I need to see you again,” he said. He opened my door. “In the morning. We will talk in the morning.”
When Cayden left I completely fell apart, flung myself onto the bed then curled myself up into a ball. I wrapped my knees up to my chest, holding my arms tight around them. I crumbled, literally in every sense of the word. My body shook, my head hurt, my voice muffled into my chest. This was worse than any déjà vu I had experienced tonight. I would take the pain of any memories, even the memories of the crash over this current emotion. And it did not matter I was soaking wet or if I got sick. My eyes were overflowing in traitor tears, and I didn’t wish to move.
“Oh God!” I cried out.
I was in more pain than I had experienced since the loss of my love and the ending of my life. My breath had been knocked from me. I could not find my lungs. It did not matter Cayden Cain looked so much like Austin because he wasn’t the man I loved. So for this, I knew those fault lines within my heart, which from time to time would shift and quake had broken open again.
What did matter was the way I felt with Cayden’s simple touch. The kind, reassuring gesture when he reached out and touched the surface of my cheek, set my skin on fire. Lightning struck. It caused a fire which caught. The fire ran the entirety of my body until it found a home between my thighs. For this I was worse than a charlatan, worse than a cheater, worse than a liar. I should not have felt the burn, the desire, the sensation of sin which flowed like an electric current through me. Pure agony riddled my body. Cayden’s touch should be blasphemy to my flesh but God help me, it was not.
“What have I done!” I screamed.
Austin was the only man I have ever loved. The only man who could set my skin on fire yet I felt something in which I should not. I knew I had betrayed the love of my life for the weakness of my flesh. There would be no forgiveness, no absolution. No ending to this disloyal destruction of my deceitful soul.
I cried out in heart wrenching protest. “What is wrong with me? This cannot be possible. Not possible!”
For the desire of my heart, my love, my need for Austin, was in direct conflict to the desire I experienced still burning upon my flesh.
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