Sunday, June 30, 2013

Welcome Author Sable Hunter!

I'd like to welcome Sable Hunter to my blog today. Sable is here to tell us about her upcoming release--a sweeter version of HOT ON HER TRAIL.

Welcome Sable!

HOT ON HER TRAIL
 

I love to read about Bad Boys, and I love to write about them too. There’s nothing more cum-worthy than a bad boy. Sometimes however, there is born in my imagination a hero who wears a white hat. Not literally, I think Jacob preferred a black Stetson, but his heart is pure gold. I have a sweeter version of my HOT ON HER TRAIL erotic romance being released in just a couple of days. The cover is below. 

I chose to release my erotic romance in a sweeter version to meet the needs of a market who wants passion and sensuality, but not the explicitness of erotic romance. So many people have written me and told me how they wish they could share the McCoy’s with their daughter or their mother, but they knew they would not enjoy the graphic nature of some of the scenes. I understand that some of the sex I write is very detailed, but I have always strived to make it tender and respectful and loving. However, I have no problem offering a tamed down version to broaden the appeal of my books. To serve both the Mainstream readers and the Erotic Romance readers is an honor – not a hardship.

Jacob, the hero in Hot on Her Trail is one of those good guys. He is the heart of his family. He is the peacemaker. Of course, he is ripped, buff – sex on a stick – which goes to prove that hot guys can be sweethearts. I know that’s true, I’ve met at least one. He longs for a family, and one day Jessie walks into his world and she meets his every need.  He needs no convincing, but she does. Jessie is unsure of herself. Jessie has issues.

I enjoy writing about heroines who have challenges. Very few of us are perfect and I love to explore the emotional impact of body issues or disabilities or disease. Jessie has several things in her life that makes her question whether or not she is worthy of love. She is not a size 2. Jessie is a size 12. When I was growing up, my mother was a size 12. And I thought she was perfect. Our society tries to make women believe that their bodies all have to fit some preconceived shape ordained by fashion gurus who manipulate the high-class world market for clothes. And the models they choose have no basis in fact – they are parodies of what real women look like. Jessie feels she is overweight and unlovable, but Jacob falls for her the first time he sees her – gloriously nude, standing in a ray of sunshine in his barn. He never lets her doubt his love or devotion. Nor does he let her doubt his sexual attraction for her – not for a moment. Oh, how we long for someone to look at us through the eyes of love and think we’re perfect – just the way we are.

Jessie is also dyslexic. The McCoys understand this disease because the baby of the family is dyslexic also. My father was dyslexic so I could discuss the topic with some degree of certainty. When you are dyslexic, your brain has trouble comprehending what you are seeing. The letters jump around on the page, the first letter trades places with the last letter – words and letters just don’t translate the same to someone with dyslexia. My father was smart. Really smart. He was a contractor and he could look at the blueprints of a house and tell you within two or three, how many bricks it would take to build it. He had a magnificent mathematical mind, but he couldn’t write his name, legibly. Jessie is like this and it has prevented her from finding the job that she really dreams of having.

I enjoy writing a book that is uplifting, one that brings hope. Almost every week I will get letters that tell me a reader can relate to one of my characters. More than anything I strive to create situations and characters that people can see themselves in – and give them an idea that whatever may be their issue or their insecurity – they are lovable and desirable and perfect just the way they are.  As I write the Hell Yeah! series,  I have woven myself into every page. If you ever want to know me or my fantasies or my insecurities – you can read them, for I am there in bold black and white. And I am not perfect, far from it.

My life, as simple as it has been is portrayed in the stories. I am not sophisticated. I haven’t been to any fancy parties and very few dances. What we did for entertainment was more basic. One of the favorite scenes for readers in HOT ON HER TRAIL was the hayride scene. We had hayrides in the cooler months of the year when we would all pile in the back of wagons and get pulled around town by tractors or horses. We would play and sing and laugh and cut up. As we grew older, we found a hayride had more potentiality – because you could snuggle and neck with your boyfriend under the starry sky.

 I invite you to read HOT ON HER TRAIL and the other Hell Yeah! and   meet the McCoys -  meet Jacob,  the good guy or Aron, the alpha or Isaac, the badass or Joseph- the daredevil. Noah will come out this fall and Noah has been called some unflattering names – he’s the hard-head of the family to put it nicely. But I promise by the time you get to the end of Skye Blue, you will see Noah in a whole different light and he may turn out to be your favorite McCoy of all.
 

My  cookbook Sable Does it in the Kitchen is free FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY – June 28th, 29th and 30th. So hopefully you can pick up a copy. It has some pretty good recipes, excerpts of the books and some free bookmarks and tips. It is my gift to you.
 
 


Here is an excerpt from Hot On Her Trail – enjoy.

 
A little before dark, the community started to arrive. The McCoy Harvest Hayride and Dance was one event they looked forward to all year. Smells of BBQ filled the air, as some of the cowhands had roasted whole pigs and hundreds of pounds of brisket and ribs on the huge pits which were built-in next to the dance pavilion. Isaac had set up his bar under two big oaks and brought all of his waiters and waitresses to help serve the crowd. Huge vats of iced beer and soft drinks sat available for everyone to help themselves. Tables laden with catered and homemade treats compelled guests to sneak a snack before boarding one of the twelve huge hay wagons waiting to take everyone on a moonlit ride.

Jacob and Jessie had claimed their spot in the last wagon. He was interested more in privacy than he was in social interaction. About three other couples had the same idea and when the caravan left, Jacob was leaning against the sideboard, legs spread out wide with Jessie lying between them. Her back was to his front and they were completely nestled in deep hay and then covered over with a soft blanket. The route they were on took the wagons through winding roads and overhanging trees. Some folks in the wagons closer to the front sang songs and much laughter could be heard wafting on the breeze. But in the rear wagon, there were different sounds to be heard. Jacob and Jessie were oblivious to the others who shared their ride. “Look at that moon,” Jessie whispered, thrilled that they seemed to be in their own little world.

“It’s a blue moon,” Jacob’s breath whispered against her skin.

 “It’s beautiful.” She put her arms over his, intensifying the hugging sensation making her feel so safe and loved.

“You’re the beautiful one, Precious.” His lips began a slow and determined journey from her cute little shell ear to the smooth curve of her creamy shoulder.

 “Jacob, have you thought of a name for our little boy?” She picked up one of his hands and fitted her palm to it, measuring the difference in their sizes.

“Hmmm, what if I told you I’ve had a name picked out for a long, long time.” As he talked, he let his fingers soothe the tops of her breasts which lushly rose from the neckline of her dress.

 Jessie shivered at the thrill of his touch. His fingers were callused by honest, hard work and the contrast of his roughness against her softness was intoxicating. “Tell me, Jacob. Is it a family name?”

“No, it was the name of a childhood friend of mine. We lost touch with one another years ago, but I never forgot him.” Jacob spoke in a voice that was nostalgic with good memories. “His name was Travis, Bowie Travis. We called him B. T.”

Jessie’s heart began to race with excitement. “Bowie Travis! I love it, Jacob. Can we call this baby by that name?” She placed both of their hands on her stomach, and the baby answered with a resounding kick.

“I think he likes the idea.” Jacob rubbed the gentle swelling, giving pleasure to the mama and comfort to the son. “Hello, baby Travis. Your mama and daddy love you.” Jessie giggled as she looked around, and all of the other couples had stopped what they were doing to watch them name their baby. One by one they began to applaud. Jessie, embarrassed, hid her face in Jacob’s wide chest and sighed with happiness.

Halfway through the hayride, the wagons pulled in a circle around a campfire so that anyone who wanted to could roast a wiener or melt some marshmallows to make s’mores. Most everyone had already filled up on BBQ and snacks back at the pavilion, so they grabbed a beer and enjoyed the fire. Not Jacob and Jessie. Jacob decided to take total advantage of their chance to be alone.

 Reclining in the hay, he unbuckled his belt and unzipped his pants, easing his jeans down over his hips so he would be ready for action when the time came.

        "Undo your shirt, too, Jacob. I want to be able to feel your naked chest against my back.” In one ripping motion, he opened the shirt from top to bottom.

       “Come to me, Doll-Face.” She scooted back into his widespread legs. Before she reclined, he pulled her dress down to her waist. Braless, she settled back in his arms and he spread the blanket over them until they were only visible from the neck up. When his palms covered her breasts she moaned at the welcome sensation.

     “Oh, I like this, Jess. I have everything I desire right at my fingertips.”

     And, God Almighty! What those fingertips could do! He played her breasts and nipples like a fine instrument. Jessie writhed with pleasure in his arms. Turning her head, she sought his mouth with her own. With love in his eyes, he gripped her chin and cheek and let his lips descend. Jacob’s tongue swept into Jessie’s mouth, dueled with hers and then wrangled it into submission.

     He couldn’t believe the dream he held in his arms. Pulling her dress up above her hips, he smiled when he found she was wearing one of the little thongs he had bought at the boutique. Jessie spread her legs, indicating to Jacob her complete surrender. Just a touch, that’s all it took. She was so in love with Jacob all he had to do was run one hand across her waist and she opened, blossomed, and wept for him. Raising her hips to meet his claiming, she cried her relief when he began to play with her. Fire burst from the places he touched, and her vagina pulsed and ached, begging to be invaded, conquered and claimed. Jacob pushed two fingers into her tender opening and she exploded in his arms.

     Jacob held her. God, he loved her. She pushed back on him, burrowing into his embrace as he rubbed her sweet spot with one hand and teased the perfect pale globes of her breasts with the other. “Stay with me now, Sweetheart.” Some of the guests were drifting back to the wagon, climbing in with cups of coffee and hot chocolate. Speaking softly, he asked, “Can you pretend we’re not fooling around?”

      “I think so.” She didn’t sound completely sure.

     “I like to live dangerously,” he teased. “Let’s risk it.” Lifting her under the arms, he scooted her up the scant inch he needed to push up inside of her.

     “Jacob!” she exclaimed, in the most modulated voice she could manage. Several eyes turned to look at her. “Isn’t it a beautiful night?” she tried for a lame save. Jacob’s chest vibrated with barely concealed mirth.

      “Indeed it is, Ms. Montgomery. It’s a fabulous night.” Underneath the cover of the hay and the blanket, he began flexing his hips upward, stabbing her with short, hard strokes.

     She braced her feet on his legs, allowing him to control every aspect of her body and their joining. “Is this good, Jess?”

     “God, yes,” she whispered. As she lay there suspended in her pleasure, he massaged her breasts, pulling at the nipples. “Rub your pearl, Baby. I want you to climax for me,” he commanded.

      “Okay, but I don’t need it. What you’re doing is going to send me into orbit soon enough.”

      “Do it, anyway. I can’t last but a few more seconds, it’s too good.” She complied, and soon she was quivering on top of him, desperately trying to be as inconspicuous as possible. Jacob buried his face in her hair. The only way she knew he finished was the change in his breathing and the warm surge she felt inside.

     “You’re good at this,” she mumbled.

      "Look around.” He chuckled. “We’re not the only ones enjoying each other.” Jessie glanced around and sure enough, several of the couples appeared to be doing more than enjoying the night air.

      “Now, I understand the term.” She laughed.

     “What term?”

     “I believe we’ve had what you would call a roll in the hay?” Laughing, he hugged her close, then he cleaned her up with a handkerchief and helped her straighten her clothes. Jessie had never felt so loved.
 

Thanks for reading.  Sable

 
  Sable’s Website

Summer Reading Contest--Final Winner

The fifth and final winner in the Summer Reading Contest is Sherry Cammer. Sherry has chosen Isaiah's Haven as her print book prize. Congratulations!

 

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. Watch my website for a new contest coming soon!

 






Saturday, June 29, 2013

Weekend Book Club--Forged in Steele by Maya Banks

FORGED IN STEELE by Maya Banks is the latest installment of her popular KGI series, and it certainly lives up to the rest of the books in the series. This is romantic suspense at it's best! Banks writes tough heroes and strong heroines who have been tested by the worst of life and manage to come out on top, but not without paying a price.

If you aren't reading the KGI series, you should be.




BLURB:

Steele, a KGI team leader, is an enigma not even his teammates understand. His emotions are tightly locked down and nothing can break that icy exterior. Nothing except Maren Scofield, a doctor on a mission, a woman who has gotten under Steele’s skin and threatens to crack that unflappable cool he’s legendary for.

Steele is determined not to allow Maren past his carefully guarded defenses. But when she’s in danger, there’s no way he’ll allow anyone else to protect her.

Maren’s hiding something. He’s sure of it. But he isn’t prepared for the shocking discovery her secrets reveal. Or how they will forever alter the course of his destiny. He has a decision to make. Hold tight and shut her out. Or take a chance on something more powerful than he’s ever faced: Love.



What are you reading?

Friday, June 28, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New Print book and Blog Contest!

Look what came in the mail for me this week.

Love the new cover for the print version of OUT OF SHADOWS.


BLURB:

Companion to “Shadows Stir” from Dreams of the Oasis IV anthology and Beyond Shadows
 
Dovina Horne has arrived in Sleepy Hollow to study the legend of the horseman. She believes it’s only a myth until she’s threatened by a horse and rider while walking on a deserted trail in the woods. Only the sudden appearance of a warrior saves her from the horseman’s sword. She feels an instant connection, both sexual and emotional, to this protective stranger.

An immortal warrior of the Shadow Realm, Hadeon’s mission is to protect Dovina at all costs. He knows the horseman is not what he seems, but something more powerful and sinister in disguise. The longer Hadeon spends with Dovina, the more he wants her. He finds his way into her bed and her heart, but their relationship is doomed. He is an immortal from the shadows and she is a human filled with light. But when the final battle comes, they must use all that is between them if they hope to survive.


Want to win one of these print copies of Out of Shadows. Just comment on this blog post and I'll pick a winner on Friday, June 28th!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuesday Teaser: Lady's Minstrel

The Tuesday Teaser this week is from my Ellora's Cave Quickie LADY'S MINSTREL. This is a short, sexy Medieval tale of Alicia and Reys, of love lost and found again.



TEASER:

His lips turned up in a gentle smile and she stilled, the cup still pressed to her lips. He was devastatingly handsome when he smiled. And she was ordinary. Where he was as fierce as his namesake, she was a small wren with brown hair and brown eyes. She wasn’t tall and willowy, but short and rounded. Her skin was her best feature as it was smooth and unmarred by blemishes. Still, she had to wonder if he was disappointed by the way she looked.

Her nerves came back full force and he didn’t help matters when he turned and walked around to the other side of the bed, tugging off his tunic as he went. He removed a knife from the sheath at his waist and placed it on a table beside the bed. Then he pulled off his boots and the rest of his clothing.

She closed her eyes, half afraid to watch. But curiosity got the better of her and she peeked.  Naked, he appeared even larger than when he was fully clothed. His legs were as thick as tree trunks, his arms heavily roped with muscle. His chest was broad and lightly furred. Her gaze dropped, following the thin line of hair that bisected his stomach.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Double or Nothing

Mark your calendars! DOUBLE OR NOTHING, a hot western ménage a trois, will be available from Ellora's Cave on August 7th! Watch for a cover coming soon.



BLURB:

After ten years away from home, Cherry Edmonds returns to West Texas when her father is ill and dying. Now she is left to deal with the estate and pick up the pieces of her life. The past is waiting for her in the form of Wesson and Remington Smith, the two brothers she was half in love with when she was eighteen.

Wes and Remy know they’re different from most men. They are both in love with Cherry and have been since they were kids. One night of hot sex leaves all of them wanting more, but she believes their time together is just a one-night stand. It’s up to the Smith brothers to prove their love for Cherry and their commitment to the ménage, and to convince Cherry’s she’s definitely capable of loving two Texas cowboys.

A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Summer Reading Contest--Fourth Winner

The fourth winner in the Summer Reading Contest is Barbara Mischo. Barbara has chosen Legacy Found as her print book prize. Congratulations!

There is still ONE more print book to be given away next Sunday. So enter today!


SUMMER READING CONTEST

Looking for a new print book to read on the patio or take to the beach this summer?

If you answered yes, be sure to check out my new contest on my website. I'm giving away 5 print book during the month of June--one every Sunday. The winner will be able to choose from books in the Legacy series--Isaiah's Haven, Legacy Found, Quinn's Quest or Finding Chrissten.



If you'd like to be entered for a chance to win, just go to my WEBSITE, click on the contests page and follow the instructions. It's easy to enter.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Welcome to Summer!


Welcome to Summer! Today is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. It's sunny and warm here today. It's almost as if Mother Nature checked the calendar and decided the weather finally needed to change.

Hope you all have a wonderful day and a spectacular summer!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Bottom Line by Shelley Munro

Please welcome the wonderful Shelley Munro to the blog today!


Love and Friendship

Firstly, thanks so much to NJ for inviting me to visit today. Author friends rock!

Love and friendship is a continuing theme in my contemporary romance series, called appropriately Love and Friendship.

The core characters are four women and one man who met at a firm of accountants and struck up a friendship. They’re introduced in The Bottom Line and their stories continue in Past Regrets, which is due out on 10 September from Samhain Publishing.

Of course, friendships and relationships don’t always run smoothly. We have to work at them.

Here are six quotes about friendship:

1. A stranger stabs you in the front; a friend stabs you in the back; a boyfriend stabs you in the heart, but best friends only poke each other with straws. ~ author unknown

 

2. A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else. ~ author unknown

 

3. A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. ~ author unknown

 

4. Keep people in your life who truly love you, motivate you, encourage you, enhance you, and make you happy. If you know people who do none of these things, let them go. ~ author unknown
 

5. The greatest thing in life is finding someone who knows all about you and your mistakes, and still sees the best in you. ~ author unknown

 

6. The truth is—everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” ~ Bob Marley



Do you have a favorite quote about friendship? Can you recommend any stories or movies about friendship?

 
 

The Bottom Line

Spicing up her sex life sounds exciting…until the fantasy hits the fan.

When Maggie Drummond buys an erotic romance novel by mistake, she gets more than an unexpected eyeful. She gets an introduction to a world that arouses her to a fever pitch: Spanking.

Her boyfriend isn’t interested in pushing his vanilla-flavored sexual boundaries. Then there’s Connor Grey, who haunts her fantasies like a magical genie. As a source of masculine advice for her and her female friends, he’s off limits. The only safe place to explore her fetish is her anonymous blog.

The recent changes in Maggie don’t escape Connor’s notice. Now that her boyfriend has dropped her, he can finally—carefully—make his move. Given his family history, laying a hand on any woman, even in fun, is a line he’s reluctant to cross. But for Maggie? Anything the lady wants.

As Maggie gives in to the temptation to let Connor add some sin to her life, she finds herself juggling lies, half-truths, friendship and sensual delights. Her job is in jeopardy—and she’s falling in love. Exploring her fantasy is one thing, but she’s beginning to question if indulging her own pleasure is worth the cost to everyone around her. Especially Connor…

Warning: Contains explicit sex, spanking, and the good, the bad and the ugly about friendship.

Available in e-book and print



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Shelley Munro is tall and curvaceous with blue eyes and a smile that turns masculine heads everywhere she goes. She’s a university tutor and an explorer/treasure hunter during her vacations. Skilled with weapons and combat, she is currently in talks with a producer about a television series based on her world adventures.

Shelley is also a writer blessed with a VERY vivid imagination and lives with her very own hero in New Zealand. She writes mainly erotic romance in the contemporary, paranormal and historical genres for publishers Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave and Samhain Publishing. You can learn more about Shelley and her books at http://www.shelleymunro.com.
 








 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tuesday Teaser: Love in Flames

The Tuesday Teaser this week is LOVE IN FLAMES. This is part of the Spells, Secrets & Seductions trilogy. Want to know what happens when three friends cast a love spell...



TEASER:

Her lips tingled and she longed to lick them, to see if she could taste him on them. “Ryan,” she began again.

He didn’t say a word, but he shifted closer. His golden-brown eyes watched her carefully as he leaned toward her. He filled her vision, blocking out all else. She knew he was going to kiss her and she was powerless to stop it. She had to know what it would feel like.

Big mistake.

The moment his mouth touched hers, she was lost. Her eyelids flitted down, closing out the world around her. Nothing else existed but Ryan’s lips against hers. They were firm and warm as he skimmed them back and forth, demanding nothing.

Curiously, it was his lack of demand that made her want to give him more. She parted her lips in invitation. His tongue barely skimmed the inside of her mouth before retreating. Esther made a sound of distress deep in her throat. She clutched the front of his shirt for support, fisting it in her fingers.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Book of the Week: Highlander Most Wanted

What are you reading?

I just finished HIGHLANDER MOST WANTED by Maya Banks. It's book 2 in The Montgomerys and Armstrongs series.  I absolutely  loved Never Seduce a Scot, book 1 of the series, and downloaded this book full of anticipation. It did not disappoint. I love how the author creates such complex characters. They face problems with no easy answers. The hero is worthy of the title and the heroine will break your heart. This is an emotional and wonderful read. I can't wait for the next book in this series.

If you're a fan of historical romance then you must read this series!



BLURB:

Genevieve McInnes is locked behind the fortified walls of McHugh Keep, captive of a cruel laird who takes great pleasure in ruining her for any other man. Yet when Bowen Montgomery storms the gates on a mission of clan warfare, Genevieve finds that her spirit is bent but not broken. Still, her path toward freedom remains uncertain. Unable to bear the shame of returning to a family that believes her dead or to abandon others at the keep to an imposing new laird, Genevieve opts for the peaceful life of an abbess. But Bowen’s rugged sensuality stirs something deep inside her that longs to be awakened by his patient, gentle caress—something warm, wicked, and tempting.

Bowen seizes his enemy’s keep, unprepared for the brooding and reclusive woman who captures his heart. He’s enchanted by her fierce determination, her unusual beauty, and her quiet, unfailing strength. But wooing her will take more than a seasoned seducer’s skill. For loving Genevieve, he discovers, means giving her back the freedom that was stolen from her—even if it means losing her forever.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Summer Reading Contest--Third Winner

The third Winner in the Summer Reading Contest is Michelle Matlock-berkebile. Michelle has chosen Finding Chrissten as her print book prize. Congratulations!

There are still 2 more print books to be given away. So enter today!


SUMMER READING CONTEST

Looking for a new print book to read on the patio or take to the beach this summer?

If you answered yes, be sure to check out my new contest on my website. I'm giving away 5 print book during the month of June--one every Sunday. The winner will be able to choose from books in the Legacy series--Isaiah's Haven, Legacy Found, Quinn's Quest or Finding Chrissten.



If you'd like to be entered for a chance to win, just go to my WEBSITE, click on the contests page and follow the instructions. It's easy to enter.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

5 Stars for Mark of the Bear!

Long and Short Reviews has given MARK OF THE BEAR a 5 Star review!



"Mark of the Bear is N.J. Walters’ second book in her Hades Carnival series, and like Night of the Tiger, it is a fantastic addition to this world Ms. Walters has built. This is a dark world, filled with curses and demons, and strong, determined women, ready to do what is needed to survive...This one kept me reading long past my bed time, and I look forward to the next installment. This one is for all those who like their shifters hot, their heroines feisty, and their romance with a side of danger." ~Foxglove

READ ENTIRE REVIEW

Thursday, June 13, 2013

4 Stars for Stroke of Sapphire

LONG AND SHORT REVIEWS has given STROKE OF SAPPHIRE a 4 Star review.



Here's a snippet of what the reviewer has to say:

"I haven’t read any of the other stories in this series, but I easily dived into this story. There are some scorching hot sex scenes. The chemistry between Jake and Sapphire is off the charts...I loved every minute of this story, and I read long into the night to finish it. This is the book for fans of scorching love stories with Alpha men and the woman who love them." ~Lisianthus

READ ENTIRE REVIEW

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tuesday Teaser: Dreams of Seduction

DREAMS OF SEDUCTION is the Tuesday Teaser this week. It's a stand alone read, but it is part of the paranormal Spells, Secrets and Seductions trilogy.

What happens when three friends cast a love spell? Find out...



TEASER:

A sense of restlessness possessed her. It was all that talk about sex tonight. This was all Rhiannon’s fault.

Flopping over onto her back, Maggie closed her eyes and sighed. What she needed was a lover. A dream lover. A man who came to her bed at night and loved her until she was breathless and sated. A man whose touch ignited flames under her skin, whose voice made her shiver with longing.
 
An image of a man popped into her headJed Bearson.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Welcome Monday


Good morning and welcome to Monday!

I know a lot of folks aren't particularly fond of Mondays, but I love them. Everything is fresh and new on Monday. It's the beginning of the week, the start of something new. Anything can happen. I always feel hopeful on Monday, like I can really do something special and set the tone for the entire week.

Don't get me wrong, I love the weekend, but I think every day is special, including the dreaded Monday.

So I hope you all have a fabulous day.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Summer Reading Contest--Second Winner

The Second Winner in the Summer Reading Contest is Susan White. Susan has chosen Isaiah's Haven as her print book prize. Congratulations!

There are still 3 more print books to be given away. So enter today!


SUMMER READING CONTEST

Looking for a new print book to read on the patio or take to the beach this summer?

If you answered yes, be sure to check out my new contest on my website. I'm giving away 5 print book during the month of June--one every Sunday. The winner will be able to choose from books in the Legacy series--Isaiah's Haven, Legacy Found, Quinn's Quest or Finding Chrissten.



If you'd like to be entered for a chance to win, just go to my WEBSITE, click on the contests page and follow the instructions. It's easy to enter.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Book of the Week--The Proposition by Jennifer Lyon

I've read a bunch of books lately, most of them good reads, but nothing that really stood out until I read THE PROPOSITION by Jennifer Lyon. This is the first book in The Plus One Chronicles and the story of Sloane and Kat will continue in POSSESSION and OBSESSION.

Now, these books have to be read in order. The story is a serial, starting with The Proposition and continuing on from there. I've only read the first book yet, but am looking forward to the others. Richly drawn, complex characters make this book worth the read.

I picked this book up because I'm a big fan of Jennifer Lyon's Wing Slayer series, which I hope will continue. This is a short read, but it doesn't disappoint.



BLURB:

Rich, sexy and volatile, Sloane Michaels has a dark agenda that keeps his heart on ice. His extreme wealth gives him the control he craves and his skills as an ex UFC fighter the tools he’ll need to extract his ultimate revenge. But when the woman he never believed he’d see again crosses his path, Sloane is caught between the vengeance he needs and a sexual conquest he craves.

Kat Thayne has been in survival mode for six years, hiding behind the sweet creations for her bakery. But when a random carjacking brings her face-to-face with her darkest fears and hottest fantasy, Kat is forced out of hiding and offered a dangerously passionate proposition. One she knows she isn’t strong enough to refuse.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Tuesday Teaser: Seeking Charlotte

Seeking Charlotte is a smokin' hot paranormal novella, which is part of the Hearts of Fire series.



TEASER:

Charlotte turned back toward the dark-haired stranger. “Please help me. 

If anything, his expression grew even more forbidding. A muscle in his jaw worked and she suspected he was grinding his back teeth together. A wave of annoyance rolled off him. He was going to say no. Going to dismiss her.

She couldn’t let that happen.

The pendant around her neck was so hot she was surprised there wasn’t a wisp of smoke rising from her sweater. At the very least there should be a scorch mark. He started to turn away from her and, for the first time in her life, Charlotte did something totally outrageous and completely out of character. Grabbing his shoulders, she went up on her toes and kissed him.

Monday, June 03, 2013

Tons of Writing News


Hubby left yesterday and will be out of town for a week so I'm home alone!

Got up at 5 am to see him off in a cab to the airport. Tried to go back to sleep. When that didn't work I got up and finished the Print Galley Proof for Mark of the Bear, which will be out in PRINT next April 1st. I also submitted a new Quickie to my Ellora's Cave editor and the first book in a new paranormal series to my Samhain editor. (I was going to wait to submit it until I had book 2 written in case I wanted to change some plot points but decided to just go ahead and send it.) Now the waiting begins.

Oh, and I just signed a contract for Craig's Heart, book 7 in the Legacy series. No release date yet. And I will have a new ménage a trois/western novella coming from Ellora's Cave soon.

Now back to work on my WIP...



Sunday, June 02, 2013

Summer Reading Contest--First Winner!

Looking for a new print book to read on the patio or take to the beach this summer?

If you answered yes, be sure to check out my new contest on my website. I'm giving away 5 print book during the month of June--one every Sunday. The winner will be able to choose from books in the Legacy series--Isaiah's Haven, Legacy Found, Quinn's Quest or Finding Chrissten.



If you'd like to be entered for a chance to win, just go to my WEBSITE, click on the contests page and follow the instructions. It's easy to enter.

The First Winner in the contest is Carle Lee Detweiler. Carle Lee has chosen Finding Chrissten as her print book prize. Congratulations!

There are still 4 more print books to be given away. So enter today!


Saturday, June 01, 2013

The June Newsletter is Here!

The June 2013 issue of Awakening Desires—the Newsletter of Romance Author N.J. Walters—is now available.

Be sure to check out all the latest news, contests, my husband’s popular column—Confessions of a Romance Author’s Husband—an excerpt, and this month’s interview with the talented Denise Agnew.


As always, some lucky newsletter subscriber wins a prize. All you have to do to be eligible to win is go to Awakening Desires Newsletter and join. While you’re there, you can check out back issues of the newsletter.