Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Monday, 29 April 2013
How would you like to be...Marooned With The Millionaire? @Sandrabunino @evernightpublishing #newrelease
Welcome to Sandra Bunino, who is here to share her new book. Over to you...
Thanks for having me on your site to share my new release, Marooned with the Millionaire! I hope your readers enjoy the sexy little snippet I added below.
MAROONED WITH THE MILLIONAIRE
from Evernight Publishing
Release: April 9, 2013
A fierce Miami storm bring sexy strangers together at The Hotel Del Santos for a night of desire.
Stephanie, still reeling from a failed marriage, needs a break from the past. Shying away from the convention center crowds while on a business trip, she finds solace tucked away in a secluded hotel on South Beach.
Jason, a wealthy Seattle builder, has the worst luck with love. He swears he will never allow another woman to get under his skin, until the clicking of a pair of sexy stilettos across the hotel lobby floor attracts his attention.
Cut off from the outside world, the lives of these two strangers collide and burn with desire when a storm strands them together. Neither wants anything more than a glorious one-night stand.
Their chemistry is undeniable and propels them to a second meeting in Sin City. However, Stephanie soon learns she has more reason to be wary of her mysterious lover than a broken heart.
Stephanie sipped her martini while glancing over to the window. The storm showed no signs of letting up. In fact, it seemed to grow even more fierce. As if on cue, a violent crack of thunder ripped through the lounge as the rain angrily batted at the window. Carlos poured her yet another martini and she lost count of how many times he’d refilled her glass. Was this the third or the fourth? She knew one thing for sure: Jason Royce was sexy as hell. The way his blue eyes sparkled, as the candlelight flickered shadows against his tanned features, rocked her to her core.
Stealing a glance at his strong, muscular build beneath his sports jacket caused her breath to catch in her throat. Until today, she hadn’t thought of another man this way, not since before she was married. As if in a trance, she couldn’t break her stare. However, she quickly became aware of his smile. He watched her drink him in, which made her blush and turn her head in embarrassment.
Jason moved closer and spoke slowly in his silky voice. “I wonder if you might dance with me.”
“I’d like that.” Whoa. What the hell am I doing?
He led her to the dance floor illuminated only with candlelight and the occasional flash of lightning. Placing one hand in his and the
other on his back, their bodies started out a respectable distance apart. Before long, Jason’s warmth drew her in, and she couldn’t ignore the electricity forming between them. Tentatively, she stepped closer and lightly rested her head against his neck. Jason took this as a cue to guide her hand up and over his shoulder. Suddenly, his strong hands urgently pulled her against his rock hard body. The force of his embrace awakened a passion that lay dormant inside her until now. Stephanie couldn’t fight the fire building within her. She closed her eyes and breathed deeply, inhaling his musky scent while caressing his neck with her fingertips. Her face grazed up the side of his neck, stopping at his jawbone. Jason’s touch seared her skin as his fingertips skimmed up her side to her neck and came to rest on her chin. With his thumb and finger, he guided her face upward and she opened her eyes. His smoldering gaze burned a trail down her body. Uncomfortable with the intensity of his stare, she looked away.
Her eyes shifted back to meet his gaze as he lowered his mouth and softly brushed his lips against hers, questioning her, awaiting a response. Accepting his invitation, she parted her lips and moaned softly. His lips were soft and enticing. It had been a long time since she was kissed like this. She surrendered her tongue to his and felt desire fill her belly as an overwhelming passion grew by the moment. Breathlessly, she pulled away, embarrassed by her body’s reaction to the kiss. She looked down and pressed her forehead against his chin.
“I don’t know why I did that. I need to go sit down.”
Find Marooned here!
Sandra Bunino is a numbers crunching business professional by day who stays up past her bedtime thanks to her oh-so-sexy imagination. Who needs sleep, anyway? Sandra is constantly searching for different ways to achieve a heart-pumping, stomach-flipping, breath-catching reaction from her readers.
Her books include Marooned with the Millionaire and series including Mia’s Submission, Brooke’s Wish and The Submission of a Mafia Princess.
These days, Sandra lives on a wooded mountaintop not far from New York City with her family. She always looks forward to hearing from her readers and she may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. As a social media junkie in need of a ten-step program, you can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter (@sandrabunino).
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Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Have you ever had an overwhelming feeling something bad was going to happen? Did you share it? Did people believe you? Did something bad end up happening?
My family have always believed in intuition. Too many bad things have happened and had a precursor of a bad feeling, or of a dream/nightmare. None of us would consider ourselves to be psychic, just perhaps a little more attuned to feelings of foreboding.
My family has always been supportive of hunches, but what if the person closest to you didn't believe you?
That's what happens to Penny in Penny for the Night. Her ex-boyfriend, Declan, doesn't believe she has any psychic abilities and thinks she is a fraud. How can she prove her intuitions are right? And does she even want to?
Penny for the Night
by Sally Max
Hired to investigate strange phenomenon and a mysterious death at a historic mansion, Penny, a struggling psychic can't let this opportunity pass. Even if that does mean being thrown together with her ex, Declan, who thinks she's a fraud. Tempers flare, as the two have to work together, but can they survive the night long investigation without killing each other? Or will a ghost, already accused of causing one man's death, cause two more?
"Penny," a gruff voice said from the back of the room.
Surprised, she jerked her head to the left as the familiarity of the voice washed over her. When she turned, she saw him, all six feet, and in a dark blue suit. He looked good, very professional. His dusty blond hair still had that unkempt sexiness that made her want to run her fingers through it. He must still run, as his lean muscles were outlined in the tailored jacket and pants. Her body reacted as if she had been punched in the gut. How long had he been there? Had he known she was at the funeral the whole time?
"Declan?" she said, slightly confused.
"What are you doing here?" he asked, an accusatory tone in his voice.
His presence filled the room; how had she not felt him there? Perhaps it was the atmosphere; she wasn't used to doing readings in such damp conditions.
"I'm...I..." Penny started, then, realizing it was really none of his business, stated, "I'm here in a professional capacity."
"A professional what?"
"That's none of your concern. I didn't realize you lived around here, let alone would be at this funeral—"
"So, you would have avoided me, if given the chance?" he asked.
"Yes," Penny responded, offering the truth. "Why open old wounds?"
He opened, then shut his mouth slowly, as if tasting that delicate bit of knowledge.
"I've moved on, as I'm sure you have too," Declan stated finally.
"Of course, it's been what, nine-ten years?"
"Something like that."
"Well, it was good seeing you, but I have a meeting with my client in a few minutes, I should get going." She held her hand out to him for a handshake.
Declan looked at Penny's hand, and with a roll of his eyes, he walked out the door. He still wouldn't touch her.
Sally Max Bio:
After not being able to answer, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" when she was little, Sally Max decided she wouldn't settle on just one profession. Instead, she lives vicariously through her characters on the page, and gets a taste of every possible scenario she can imagine.
Sally Max currently resides in southwest Florida with her orange tabby cat.
Sunday, 21 April 2013
Today, your SEVEN SEXY SENTENCES comes from a new book called Guardian Possession. It is the second book in the The Guardians Series, and should be out in the big world of ebooks in June.
So here are your seven:
With feather like fingers, he stroked her skin. Royanne's eyes drifted to his fingers playing on her skin. She had not recoiled which was good. He became bolder as his hand moved to her shoulder, her eyes followed him hand up. Her skin was warm and smooth. Zach maintained eye contact knowing it would strengthen his bond with her. He caressed her cheek and his other hand slid lower to hold her curved hip and then to her rounded ass.
Oh boy! They seem to be getting friendly...and they have only just met.
Royanne better watch her back, because this guy may not be all he seems.
Why not check out the first book GUARDIAN AWAKENING.
Here is the link:
Don't forget there is still time to enter Evernight Publishing's #BookBoyfriend Blog Hop. Lots of prizes available. Click on the link in the sidebar.
Monday, 15 April 2013
They can be strong and sexy, dark and dangerous, rebellious and reckless or cute and quirky. We love to fall in love with these irresistible heroes and Evernight Publishing has them all!
The authors of Evernight invite you to a Speed Date challenge. Their cowboys, Doms, detectives, millionaires, royalty, vampires, soldiers, shifters, even steam-powered heroes are waiting to meet you on each author website. 50 heroes in 7 days! Are you up for the challenge?
Pull up a chair and get to know every single one. I’d love to introduce you to my hero...
Michael has watched over Nali for most of her life. He has watched her suffer and been unable to step in and stop her suffering. For him, the mission was to keep his distance. The only problem is that during the years of watching her and protecting her he has fallen in love. But her life is in mortal danger during the Eclipse of the Blood Moon, when death come to claim her. What will her angel protector do?
Read Gypsy Butterfly and other stories in The Eclipse of the Blood Moon.
When the blood moon coincides with Halloween, the forces of darkness unite to wreak their evil spells. Will this All Hallows Eve bring joy or sorrow? Curses abound and destiny calls, as a vampire watches over his human. Devils atone to the moon, and shifters hunt their mate on land protected by a powerful white witch. An angel takes human shape to protect the gypsy girl he loves, and a black widow hunts her prey in human form.
In these five chilling and sexy tales, is love enough to break the cycle? Or is all lost under the orange glow of the menacing sphere in the sky?
What’s up for grabs?
• One lucky hopper will win a KINDLE PAPERWHITE eREADER sponsored by Evernight Publishing.
• Every book blogger/reviewer site is giving away one free eBook from Evernight (winner’s choice of any eBook from Evernight Publishing’s website).
• Plus, each author offers their own unique prize! So visit each blog hop stop for a host of fabulous prizes to win.
How to enter?
Tell me what your perfect boyfriend would be willing to do for you?
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Be sure you leave the answer and your email address in the comments below to be eligible to win a prize.
Keep hopping to the next author or blogger. After you’ve met each hero click here to vote for your favorite book boyfriend. You’ll earn an extra grand prize entry!
You’re one step closer to meeting your next Book Boyfriend...
Sunday, 14 April 2013
Welcome to Sexy Snippets.
Today's tasty treat comes from Logan's Captive, which is my story in The Enforcers, The Blood Bar Chronicles Book 3.
Let's get straight in with 7 sexy sentences:
“That’s it, my sweet, relax. I’m not gonna hurt you. I’m gonna
make your body sing with pleasure.” Logan scattered a trail of
kisses from her lips to her breasts, slowly slipping the straps of her
bra off and moving his hands under her to unhook it. He threw
the lacy thing onto the floor. “Mmm hmm, so much to enjoy.” He
licked her right nipple until it formed a peak, then he did the same
to the left and sucked hard.
Here is the blurb:
The Blood Bar Chronicles Book 3, The Enforcers When the Wicked Ladies of Fiction meet up in a Scottish bar they don't expect a night filled with danger, lust and hot supernatural men...
Why not check it out? I promise these sexy men will make it worth your while.
Why not hop along and discover more sexy snippets?
Friday, 12 April 2013
Doing the Unthinkable – Turning Down a Contract!
Yes I said it and if you've fallen off your chair with shock please climb back up and read on.
When you are starting out as an author all you can think about is getting a contract offer. It doesn't cross your mind that you would turn it down if you received one. Well, this is exactly what has just happened to me.
I am not going to name names and all the contact I had with the publisher in question was lovely; very friendly, seemed very professional, and they answered my queries promptly. What put me off though was the contract terms; in particularly the indemnity clause. This basically states that the author has to indemnify the publisher if they are subject to any legal action in respect of the story. A potentially huge liability to take on!
From what I have read this is fairly standard wording in the publishing industry, but other publishers I have signed with have not included this scary clause in their contracts. Now I doubt many authors starting out can afford to pay for lawyers to review their contracts and if I hadn't previously signed a contract that didn't include this type of clause, I probably wouldn't have thought to query it.
So, for all newbies and not so newbies signing with a new publisher, here's a few little tips for what to look for in a contract:
- Be clear about what rights you are giving up, how long you are giving them up for and where in the world those rights can be exercised
- How does renewal/cancellation work?
- Check you are happy with the royalty rates and payment dates
- What does the contract say about timescale for returning edits, proofs etc? Is there flexibility built in for the days when the world runs away with you?
- How much say do you get about cover art and titles? Most publishers have final approval on cover art but good ones will work closely with you. Would you be happy if the publisher changed your title?
- Check for anything that involves you having to pay the publisher money. You should never have to pay for editing, cover art or publishing your book and be aware of indemnity clauses.
- What does it say about promo/review copies? Most contracts give you a certain number of copies to give away.
- What are the respective responsibilities for promotion, advertising, review request etc? Be sure you are both going to be working for your book.
This is of course by no means a complete list, but these are a few things to be aware off and my best advice is that no matter how excited you are to receive a contract, don't rush into signing it until you've had a good read through the terms. Make sure the contract works for you because this is your baby you're giving up and while there are many wonderful publishers out there, sadly we also know there are some rotten ones. If it doesn't feel right, chances are it probably isn't.
So, I hope you have found this useful and best of luck on all those contracts I am sure you will be signing in the future!
Bio and Links
Writing sizzling paranormal romance and erotica and dark paranormal horror SJ Thomas has been published in several anthologies and had her first stand alone novellas published in 2012. She reads, writes, and breathes sexy possessive paranormal creatures and the heroines (or heroes) that bring them to their knees. Her latest release, Hot Flashes Vol 1 from Breathless Press, is an anthology of short and sexy flash fiction from an amazing array of authors, perfect for the lunch break or the daily commute. SJ lives in the South West of England with her wonderful husband and a very spoilt Springer Spaniel. She has a full time day job so has to fit her writing in when she can, but of course would love to write full time one day. When not writing or working she enjoys reading, walking, geocaching, and surfing badly.
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Wednesday, 10 April 2013
As a fan of paranormal romance I am delighted to welcome Angelina Rain and her new book His Guardian Witch published by Evernight Publishing. I love the cover!
Is love stronger than magic?
Morgan has never encountered a spell she couldn’t cast or a curse she couldn’t break. With her natural knack for witchcraft, she runs a magic store that helps others. When a handsome but cursed man walks into her store, she is pit against magic stronger than her own.
Daniel lived an ordinary life before he ended up on a witch’s bad side and was jinxed with non-stop bad luck. Out of sheer desperation he visits Morgan’s Magic Shop. Morgan agrees to help him and they must work together to find the witch and pinpoint the hex she used in order to undo it. As they search, feelings ignite and a romance blossoms. Will this bad luck spell end their love, or will their love be strong enough to break the incantation?
Be Warned: sex toys
Morgan opened her eyes and watched as the glittering aura lights danced before her. They reached the window and passed through the glass on the way to the girl. Once all the lights were gone, she glanced at Daniel. A big smile crossed his handsome face, but her attention went below it. A rock rose inside his pants, large and long. She gulped, and the need to see it minus his jeans suddenly grew too strong.
No, she shouldn't look. Instead she closed her eyes and tried to conjure up more peaceful images of nature and sunlight. Those images didn't come though. Instead, she saw her silky bedroom sheets.
Her body lay on those sheets, writhing in passion as her legs spread open and in the air. Daniel's head bobbed between her thighs, and his tongue lapped at her warm, natural juices.
She gulped, gasped, and opened her eyes.
His lustful gaze met hers. Lust that matched her own and her heart pulsed fast inside her chest. Her center grew damp, and she longed for his touch.
"I think your thoughts were similar to mine."
She didn't reply to Daniel's statement. Instead, Morgan tried to stand. Her knees grew weak as she rose to her feet.
Daniel stood, too. "You can't deny you were thinking about it, too."
"I wasn't denying anything."
He crossed to her and wrapped his arms around her back. Warmth filtered through her, and Morgan felt herself blush. When he spoke, his breath tickled her skin. "I was thinking about how good it would be to lay you down in my bed."
"You don't have a bed. It was stolen."
His chuckling made her wetter. There was something so sexy about his voice. "The floor, then." Daniel pulled her closer to himself until she rubbed against him. His hard cock pressed into her navel, and she tilted her head upward to meet his gaze. His lips brushed hers. The kiss started tender and slow. She opened her mouth to invite him inside.
She lay on the floor, his body pressing into hers. His hands touched her sides, slipping under her shirt. His lips left hers and instead kissed her neck. He found her breasts, rubbing his palms over her nipples. Only the thin lace of her bra separated her flesh from his.
Morgan moaned. The need inside her multiplied, and she wanted to touch him, feel him, taste him. She flipped him over until she was on top and he on the bottom. She raked her fingertips over his chest and abs, feeling the hard muscle beneath the black t-shirt. But feeling and seeing were two different things, and she wanted to see. Taking the hem of his shirt, she raised it until his smooth and taut skin lay open for her to feast on. She ran her tongue over the ridges of his six-pack.
Daniel inhaled sharply, and she smiled as she kissed him right below the belly button. Morgan glanced at the trail of hair leading to somewhere below his pants. She undid the button, her hands on the zipper.
"Is this supposed to happen?"
She tried to glance at his face, but who was she kidding? The hardness in his pants was more appealing. "You mean the hard-on. It means you're excited. It's totally natural."
Morgan met his eye, and he shook his head. His gaze moved somewhere beside and beyond her. "No, I mean is the candle supposed to fly?"
"Shit!" Morgan pushed away from Daniel. She watched, bewildered, as black and dark blue winds danced around the room. The candle was high off the floor.
"I'm guessing something is wrong."
The flame didn't go out despite the sudden winds in the room. It rose, high and strong and fierce. Then the wind died quickly. The candle dropped to the floor. Flames danced over the hardwood planks. The fire happened too quickly to be natural. Some sort of magical force was behind it.
"Come on, we have to go!" She urged him by pulling his arm until he stood and ran behind her. Once they were outside, her fingers fumbled with the buttons on her phone as she dialed 911. Daniel stood beside her. His face was white, whiter than the nice tan he had all day. "What…" He stuttered. "What just happened?"
"The spell didn't work. Peace and forgiveness didn't get to her. Something repelled them, and her anger came at us, manifesting itself as the wind. This spell is stronger than I first thought. Something or someone is controlling it."
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Monday, 8 April 2013
I have my mate Jorja Lovett doing a blog takeover. So over to her...
Ooh, I got a sexy little sandwich going on with two hotties! As much as I wish I was talking about being between Joe Manganiello and Alexander Skarsgard, I've got the next best thing. I'm starting the week with my hero, Caleb Jackson – affectionately known as Wolfie to my crit group.
'The Wolf on the Hill' is my first publication with Total-E-Bound and goes up for pre-order here on Monday 8th April. That means you get to own Caleb four weeks before he goes on general sale.
Blurb – The Wolf on the Hill
Lone wolf Caleb Jackson is only back in town long enough to sell his late father's house, and the bad memories with it. He never expected to find his mate.
Good girl Mia Blake never behaves badly. Except for the time she shifts into her wolf, chases a stranger through Olcan Hills, and has the hottest sex of her life on the forest floor.
He has no desire to settle down. She is afraid to upset her family. But, with someone determined to destroy Caleb's inheritance, and his secret fling with Mia getting hot and heavy, moving on isn't as easy as he'd hoped.
Can either of them let down their guards long enough to take a chance on love?
This is the first book of my series, 'The Wild Irish Wolves'.
I'm finishing the week with the release of my Free Read, 'Under the Dom's Thrall', available from Evernight Publishing on 12th April.
Blurb – Under the Dom's Thrall
Life isn't full of unicorns and rainbows for ICU nurse, Jade McKenna. Until a handsome stranger talks her down from the rooftop and into his bed, whisking her away into a night full of lust and excitement.
Isaac Cairns is drawn to the soulful Jade. She seems the perfect foil to his Dom and he can't wait to taste her submission.
But will his dark secret send her running, or help her learn to live in the moment?
It's a busy week for me and you can follow my progress here:
Or Twitter: @jorjalovett
Sunday, 7 April 2013
Welcome to Sexy Snippets
YAY! It is finally out!
Here is your snippet:
The air around her seemed hot and heavy. She felt his broad hand move around her waist as he brought her to him, chest to chest. She lifted her chin, just as his lips captured her in a kiss that sent all her senses wild. His lips gentle at first, teasing, but as she groaned into him she heard him growl. He increased the pressure, crushing him to her. His other hand fisted her hair so he could lock her to him. Kyla was lost, completely.
Here is the blurb for the anthology:
The Enforcers: The Blood Bar Chronicles, Book 3.
When the Wicked Ladies of Fiction meet up in a Scottish bar they don’t expect a night filled with danger, lust and hot supernatural men…
Why not go check out these supernatural men...I promise they are worth it!
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Friday, 5 April 2013
They are here..The Enforcers...I did warn you that these hot men were on the way!
Once they get their hands on each of the women, they sure aren't going to let go.
Here is a little more:
The Enforcers: The Blood Bar Chronicles, Book 3.
When the Wicked Ladies of Fiction meet up in a Scottish bar they don’t expect a night filled with danger, lust and hot supernatural men…
Ready for the blurbs?
Logan's Captive by Michaela Rhua
One visit to The Blood Bar and life will never be the same. Fed up with her life, Kyla looks forward to meeting up with her friends. Only events take an unexpected turn and Kyla is rescued by Logan, who seems determined to keep her captive.
Logan didn't come to Scotland looking for a mate. But the scent of this sexy woman calls to his wolf and he knows he has to claim her. The only problem is she is human or so she thinks.
A Pendant's Confession by Alyssa Fox
Serena is excited to get together with her writers group and have some girl time. Except, not long after they meet, crazy things start to happen to each of them. The man she had a one night stand with is after and the pendant that she needs to get her full strength
Rick can't believe his luck that Serena is at the same bar as him. He plans to sweet talk her, sleep with her one last time to get her out of his system, and get the pendant to save his little sister. That's until his uncle's men come after him and Serena. Can he save his sister and Serena, the women that stole his heart?
Unbound by Kiru Taye
When workaholic high-flying career lawyer Tara Woji meets up with old friends at the blood bar in Edinburgh, she doesn't realise the danger lurking in the shadows for her. M'na is a chi, a gatekeeper whose duty is to protect the humans. Tara is his assignment. As the shadows deepen and darkness comes to claim her, he will do whatever it takes to protect her including doing the one thing that releases her powers—unbinding her heart.
In the Shadows by Caledonia St. James
Noah is in the blood bar on one mission only; he doesn't expect to come face to face with his past that should never have been freed. The person he once knew as Gabriel is only half the woman she used to be.
Nico is swept away by the enigmatic stranger; surely having multiple orgasms on a cloud is going to send her straight to hell? Can Noah send her back to the place he once condemned her too?
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Here are the other book in the series.