Tuesday, January 31, 2012

VALENTINE'S ANTHOLOGY COVER!!!

Received the cover to the Valentine Anthology (Five Hearts) coming out February 14th from Secret Cravings Publishing. Mine is called Lost in the Sea of You, one of five stories. Until that day, anyone who joins the SCP Book Club, The Cravings Club or The Paranormal Cravings Club, and you will get a copy for FREE! Check it out!

BLURB:


He found the boat in late afternoon, on a February day as cold and dry as it gets in Maine. That’s how the adventure began for Mikael Larson, ex-Army, relatively new sheriff and unattached man in a small town. Starting uneventfully at home, by the time he walked into the station, the day turned weird on the way to unexplainable and a lifetime of love satisfied in death.



EXCERPT:


It was Valentine’s Day night and he blew off the idea as Cupid playing tricks on him. Tempting him to find love again. But, that’s all it was, a fantasy. Loving again was too soon. Not after the breakup with Paula. Maybe four months after a long-term relationship dissolved was more than enough time to get back to dating again for some men, but not him. The so-called love of his life didn’t want to follow him to the ends of the earth or even to Maine when he told her his plans to apply for the position. She refused to leave Alabama. “I have friends and family here. I’m not going to some town without a mall and freeze my ass off to boot.”

That was the whole crux of the matter in the end. She liked to shop, and shop and shop. The last he heard, she hooked up with a high-powered attorney in Birmingham who could give her everything she wanted. Enough lonely nights had been spent pining for Paula.
As he viewed the angel-on-earth with awe—the high cheekbones, straight nose, heart-shaped face—his throat went dry. His ex-girlfriend never looked that beautiful sleeping, or any other woman he bedded, for that matter. Something appealing, seductive and outright helpless had him all twisted inside. Suppressed passion? Him or her? Both? He burned for her and if his growing erection was any indication of how the mere sight of the woman affected him, what would she do awake? Her mouth fell open slightly as she rolled to her side, and it took enormous amounts of self-control not to lean over and kiss her rosy full lips. Time seemed to slow and the image of him stripping her naked again ran through his mind.

He shook off the haze clouding his brain to view the sleeping beauty in his bedroom. He couldn’t stop the low groan that shuddered up from his chest as he raked his gaze along the curves of her concealed body. He began to imagine his palms running across her breasts, pausing to rub the pink-tipped nipples until they hardened like pebbles. He wanted her, to caress the curves of her wet and willing body. He imagined dragging his mouth over hers, kissing with passion as his hard cock plundered her soft pussy over and over until they were both hot, sweaty and satisfactorily exhausted.

Damn it! What am I thinking? Disgust hit him square in the face. Had he gone too long without sex that he’d force his attentions on a woman he didn’t know? Lusting after a helpless woman sleeping in his bed was crazy. He needed to get out more.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

NEW CONTRACT!!!

Mike and I received another contract for our second book co-authored!!! Secret Cravings Publishing accepted Love and Death in the Big Easy, the second (sequel) following My Life as a Dog. Tentative release date is May 2012. Can't wait to see the cover art in the next couple months. Here's the blurb:



A Dog

Drake Martin, the Yorkie shifter, and Sufi of the North American Shape-shifters, returns and this time he has a new shifter to play tag with.

A Cat

Kady Martin, Drake’s wife, has a new alter-ego as Tabitha, the Russian Blue Maltese.

A New Game of Tag

Twenty-six years later, the dog and cat play more than tag when, with their son and mixed array of shape-shifting friends, battle a new monster in town.

Death follows the happily married couple as carnage and mayhem run rampant in the streets of the Big Easy. With help from family, the shifter clan, and white magic the loving pair maneuvers through rebellious children, while battling the terminal illness of a dear friend, and the menace bent on bringing the city to her knees.

Oh boy!

Friday, January 20, 2012

WEEKEND DIRTY DOZEN 1/20 - 1/22


So I thought I'd continue the Dirty Dozen with the short story, Nightfall: Fantasies Fulfilled. Last time I did an excerpt from Katie's Fantasy and this weekend I'll do Cassidy's.


FOUR WOMEN, FOUR FANTASIES, ONE NIGHT
Come on an erotic ride in a 1976 Bubble Gum Pink Cadillac Fleetwood limousine to a mysterious nightclub where the VIP package fulfills the fantasies of four women. Mistress Claudine, the owner and hostess at Nightfall, invites each woman in for her choice of pleasure. Beware, no fantasy is beyond reach once night falls.

CASSIDY’S FANTASY
Accompany Cassidy Morgan as she discovers how one night with a dark and deliciously dangerous man satisfies the craving to be claimed—to experience and learn the meaning of belonging to a vampire.
 
With the scene over, Cassidy feels disappointment that the time ended. As the night falls into morning, a new man walks into her life. In the end, will she get more than she paid for?
 
EXCERPT:
The muscular arms straining through the silky fabric folded across his chest, and he stared at her until she found herself getting lightheaded again. “Who are you little one? Breaking into my bedchamber is an offense. Were you here to kill me while I slept?”

What a strange question to ask. Caught off-guard, she didn’t know exactly how to answer. “No, but, you’re perfect,” she breathed softly, her clit throbbing in appreciation of his exquisite beauty.

“Then who are you?” The stunning vampire approached with slow, deliberate steps, searing her with steel-gray eyes that glistened with desire. As he stood at the edge of the bed, the only barrier between them the thin fabric of the silk-like chemise she wore.

“Ca…Cassidy. Cassidy Morgan. What’s your name?”

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

NEW COVER!!!

I have meant to post this before now, but had a few guests and didn't want to detract from their posts.
So here is my new cover for A Vampire in Paris, due out in about a month from Secret Cravings Publishing. This is the second book in the Forces of Beauty Series, the first was The Cougar and Her Vampire.

Blurb:

For over two hundred years, London-based security and private investigator, Ramsey Weiss has existed as the quintessential confirmed bachelor. New Years’ Day he is dispatched to Paris, France, to rescue an abducted cosmetics company heiress. In the melee, he butts heads with an unexpected woman.

Camille du Bassin is the head chemist at Institut de Beauté Biologique and her niece has been kidnapped. She teams up with the private security investigator with special skills hired by her brother. The two unlikely pair work together playing a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse not only with each other, but battle an evil ancient vampire determined to take Camille as his consort. Somewhere along the journey, Camille and Ramsey are surprised by the physical attraction that develops between them, denying the powerful pull.

Just when the two lovers think their love can be forever...Fate steps in to challenge the power of their love.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

NEW COVER!!!

I've got a new cover for my new short story series, Nightfall Cassidy's Fantasy. Here's the blurb for the first installment and Katie's Fantasy is in to publisher and for editing. Hopefully cover will follow soon. Two others are quickly coming up from behind.


Blurb: 

FOUR WOMEN, FOUR FANTASIES, ONE NIGHT
Come on an erotic ride in a 1976 Bubble Gum Pink Cadillac Fleetwood limousine to a mysterious nightclub where the VIP package fulfills the fantasies of four women. Mistress Claudine, the owner and hostess at Nightfall, invites each woman in for her choice of pleasure. Beware, no fantasy is beyond reach once night falls.

CASSIDY’S FANTASY
Accompany Cassidy Morgan as she discovers how one night with a dark and deliciously dangerous man satisfies the craving to be claimed—to experience and learn the meaning of belonging to a vampire.
 
With the scene over, Cassidy feels disappointment that the time ended. As the night falls into morning, a new man walks into her life. In the end, will she get more than she paid for?
 
KATIE’S FANTASY
Take a trip to 17th century Scotland with Katie McCurty as she discovers the joys and debauchery of pretending to be a bar wench who experiences the carnal pleasures of cavorting with a pirate bearing a strong resemblance to a Johnny Depp version of Captain Jack Sparrow. When the scene ends by mistake, Katie laments about not saying good-bye and wishes she had another opportunity to. As the night falls into morning, will she get the chance to make that wish come true?
 
Demetra's and Nataly's fantasies will come later.
Nightfall will be available from No Boundaries Publishing within the next month or so.

Monday, January 9, 2012

I HAVE THE WONDERFUL MARY CORRALES IN THE HOUSE TODAY!!!


I'm turning the crib over to Mary Corrales today. Be sure to give her some love at the end. So without further ado, here's Mary!

Do you practice what you write?

I admit that I enjoy flirting. I'm not talking the obscene clothes and crotch-staring 'come do me' type of flirtations. What's more a challenge to perfect are the soft smiles, and mischievous glances that draw a man close. 

What does this have to do with writing? Everything. In order to write a good scene between the hero and heroine, you first have to capture the full essence of interaction when the hero and heroine are together. Every glance, smile, softening of the eyes, gesture of the hands is essential for the reader to experience that moment with the characters.

Something as simple as a touch can have far different meanings. Whereas, a touch to the shoulder suggests familiarity with one another, a touch to the knee shows intimacy with one another. The lingering touch of hands while saying goodbye shows a reluctance to part company.

In order to fully bring such moment to life, we must pay attention and experience them for ourselves. Simple gestures can have a large impact on those around us without us even knowing it. When a woman runs a hand through her hair and pushes it back from her face, the gesture draws attention to the soft curve of her neck. Most men's gazes will be drawn to the soft skin at that vulnerable spot.

If you want to write realistic characters, you must learn to become a sensory person. Take special notice of your senses of touch, taste, hearing, sight, smell and intuition. I include intuition in the senses because without it, you would not be able to interpret the full meaning behind the other five senses.

Do you have a special sensory moment? Perhaps it's the rough texture of his hands, or the warmth of his body when he stands behind you. Does his scent make you inhale deeper? What about when he gazes at you with studious eyes, as if attempting to unravel a mystery?

All these are moments to absorb and reflect when you write. Tell me about any special sensory moments for you. Here's an excerpt from my latest paranormal erotic romance, Love's Demon Ways.


Alexine Coridan is lonely and unlucky in love. Vowing to live her life with no more regrets, she decides to have a one-night stand with the Nightfall Art Gallery’s reclusive owner, Ren Aloysius, but is he more than she is looking for? What forces will be unleashed when she sheds her inhibitions for a man who promises ecstasy with just one touch?

Excerpt:

Fingers traced the curve of Alexine’s cheek and lips, bringing her awake with a kiss. She opened her eyes to see Ren lying beside her, gazing at her with those stormy gray eyes of his. What an incredible sensation to wake up next to him.
“How did you sleep?”
She smiled and stretched. “Wonderfully.”
He leaned forward, pressing his lips to hers in another tender kiss. “You’re beautiful when you sleep.”
“You’re such a romantic at heart,” she said, cupping his cheek. Staring into his eyes she noticed a tint of green to the gray. “How’s your demon?”
“Calm.” He gazed at her a moment. “You understand about what we’ve done?”
“If you’re talking about me saving your life, then yes I know.” She shrugged. “This was the test your mother mentioned.”
“There are repercussions, Alexine.” He brushed a lock of hair back from her face. “You and I are bonded though my blood.”
“I figured as much, though I thought it was the incredible sex that did it.” Moistening her lips, she nodded. “So long as you’re okay, nothing else matters.” Pushing any lingering uncertainties to the back of her mind, she smiled. Besides, what more could happen that might weird her out? Not much from her perspective.
He blew out a breath and sat up. “We need to talk about the future. There are things you don’t know about yet.” He ran a hand through his hair.
Her gaze strayed to his magnificent chest and the dusting of brown hair that trailed down to disappear beneath the sheet. His body looked so delectable she wanted to shove him back on the bed and taste every inch of him. The thought made her smile and lick her lips.
“Alexine, you’re not listening to me.”
Blinking, she locked her gaze to his. “Yes, I am.” What had he been talking about? Their future or some such that she considered not as important as her licentious thoughts. “I’m just thinking about tasting you again is all.” She wondered if her horniness was a side effect of demon blood.

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Thanks again Mary for honoring me with stopping by today. And just another reminder, please leave a comment and let Mary know what you think.


Friday, January 6, 2012

WEEKEND DIRTY DOZEN 1/6-1/8


Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and now that the new year is off and running full out, I thought I'd jump in and give everyone a taste of my short story I just finished and subbed. This is the second in a series. The first is in editing and should have a cover soon.

Here's the blurb for the entire series:


Tagline: Four Women, Four Fantasies. The Night Falls for One.



FOUR WOMEN, FOUR FANTASIES, ONE NIGHT
Come on an erotic ride in a 1976 Bubble Gum Pink Cadillac Fleetwood limousine to a mysterious nightclub where the VIP package fulfills the fantasies of four women. Mistress Claudine, the owner and hostess at Nightfall, invites each woman in for her choice of pleasure. Beware, no fantasy is beyond reach once night falls.

CASSIDY’S FANTASY
Accompany Cassidy Morgan as she discovers how one night with a dark and deliciously dangerous man satisfies the craving to be claimed—to experience and learn the meaning of belonging to a vampire.
With the scene over, Cassidy feels disappointment that the time ended. As the night falls into morning, a new man walks into her life. In the end, will she get more than she paid for?

KATIE’S FANTASY
Take a trip to 17th century Scotland with Katie McCurty as she discovers the joys and debauchery of pretending to be a bar wench who experiences the carnal pleasures of cavorting with a pirate bearing a strong resemblance to a Johnny Depp version of Captain Jack Sparrow. When the scene ends by mistake, Katie laments about not saying good-bye and wishes she had another opportunity to. As the night falls into morning, will she get the chance to make that wish come true?

DIRTY DOZEN EXCERPT:

“I desire to be inside during yer release,” he whispered against her lips, nipping gently at the delicate flesh. He kissed her thoroughly as he rose above her and reached down took in hand his cock and positioned it at the opening of her moist heat, the tip lightly grazing the wetness there. When her wet folds enveloped the head of his shaft he paused. He slowly pushed deeper inside her body, a determined movement of an inch at a time. When he fully seated himself, he pulled back then thrust deep. They were a perfect fit, she thought and he filled her with a fullness she’d never had the privilege to indulge before. They both groaned with pleasure.
“Oh yes, just like that. Don’t stop.”
     Pumping his hips between her legs, she squeezed and flexed her inner muscles clamping around his hard shaft. Katie wrapped her legs around his waist and clutched at his shoulders as they moved together. They found their rhythm immediately, as if they’d been lovers many times rather than this first time. 

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