To all my readers and friends both near and far who celebrate Thanksgiving, I wish you a wonderful day filled with friends, family, and good cheer. Wherever you may be, I hope your day is a peaceful one.
And for those that might not have grown up with the American tradition, no special day is needed to feel grateful for what we are blessed with. I wish you all continuous blessings and a bountiful life.
Thank you all for joining me on this crazy ride of authordom that I embarked on this year. I feel my online family is growing with each heart-warming email I receive from an enthusiastic reader. The feeling is humbling while thrilling and I fear, no, *hope* I'll never get use to the little butterflies in my stomach. Thank you to each new reader who passes by one of my books and decides to give my stories a read. You've made me a very happy author and I'll continuously work to bring you more of what you love to read!
Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! :)
And in the season of gratitude and giving thanks, leave a comment sharing anything you like about the holidays or even a book you might be enjoying and I'll pick a winner for Kindle copy of Sunrise For Three from one luck commenter!
Sometimes reading the words is not enough. We need to feel them and absorb them in different ways. We need to take them into our minds in a manner that our muse can't deny, because at times, just reading them to ourselves isn't enough. At other times we need someone else to show them to us in order to feel inspired and in most cases reminded why we're working so hard toward a goal that doesn't seem all that achievable on the best of days.
SO, I SAY TO YOU
Feed your muse these words every time you feel like giving up. Read them out loud, shout them at yourself in the mirror, or sing them at the top of your lungs, but whatever you do...
Is it any wonder why I write romance? Seriously? Those eyes inspire a thousand scenes and there's no heroine that could refuse a warm sizzling kiss from this hero. None that I would write anyway. ;)
Thank goodness I started writing a paranormal romance today or I would have had to ditch everything and start one just to use him as my inspiration!
Raise your hand if you love sexy bad-boy Marines and can't get enough of their sinfully delicious muscles! Yeah, me either! How about four sexy-as-sin Recon Marines in on collection? Sounds delightful and oh so tempting doesn't it. ;)
Well, the wait is over! Treat yourself to the Sexy Siesta Trilogy Boxed set at a reduced price which has all three Sexy Siesta novellas and all four Recon Marines just for you!
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His By Sunrise
A military erotic romance where forbidden love has never been so tempting. Isabella Marie thinks putting Captain Blake Mitchell in her rearview mirror will save them both from certain heartache, but when a family tragedy brings the Recon Marine home before she can make her escape, they soon discover neither can hide from their burning desires for one another or the binding promise that has driven them apart. Can one erotic night mend the heartache between them? Or will his past strip them both of the love they’ve yearned to share for so long?
A military erotic romance where what happens in Cabos stays in Cabos. 1st Lieutenant Gabriel Daniels is determined to win the heart of Esmeralda Vega and has only one lust-filled erotic night to convince her he’ll cherish her—heart, body and soul, or risk losing her forever. When danger arises Gabriel will stop at nothing to protect her, even if it means going toe to toe with a Mexican drug lord to prove the power of his love. But will it be enough to show Esmeralda their love is worth risking everything for? Or will Gabriel lose her to a ruthless cartel leader before he can convince her a Recon Marine is just right for her?
Sunrise for Three
A military erotic romance with…
Two stalwart former Recon Marines
One sexy, heart-melting Latina with danger hot on her trail
One deserted beach and only one erotic night to claim her as theirs.
Determined to take what she wants, Mia sets an erotic plan of seduction in motion for both her bosses, two of the sexiest Recon Marines she’d ever laid eyes on, that will either get her fired or land her right where she wants to be—caught between Dangere and Dessire. When a dangerous predator begins striking out against Mia, Marc Dangere and Colt Dessire vow to protect her no matter the cost. But can Marc and Colt keep Mia safe while exploring their passions? Or will fate deprive them of a happiness all three have longed for their whole lives?
This boxed set series contains 78,000 words
Happy reading! Until next time...keep it sexy! ;)
Hello my lovelies! Sorry for being MIA for the past week. I was in deep edits and formatting getting some hot little reads ready for their debut. Now that I'm done, I'll be back to my regular posting.
I'm also switching it up a bit. Once or twice a week I'll be inviting fellow authors over to share a guest post and of course talk books! ;)
Today I have a treat for you! I've invited a group of authors over who have come together to offer readers the perfect reads for the coming holidays! Below you'll find all the book goodies and links so you can add these titles to your holiday TBR pile. One thing is for sure, reading these awesome stories will add a whole lot of spice and little naughty 'n nice to those cold winter nights. ;)
The Christmas Nights Collection : A collection of short Christmas stories from some amazing authors and genres. Happy reading!
A Spanking Good Christmas
by Roz Lee
Erotic Romance F/F
Can a gift certificate to a fetish club and a pervertable Christmas decoration bring two co-workers together?
Cindy has fantasized about spanking Marley ever since her fellow designer admitted to missing the sexual kink after ending a short-lived relationship. Rigging the office gift exchange is simple compared to admitting her growing feelings for the other woman.
Marley can’t believe Cindy’s thoughtful present. The gift certificate to NYC’s notorious fetish club, Bottoms Up, would be perfect if Cindy herself were the one swinging the paddle, but admitting to having a thing for her co-worker could ruin a perfectly good working relationship as well as a treasured friendship.
About Roz Lee:
USA Today Best-Selling author Roz Lee has penned over a dozen erotic romances. The first, The Lust Boat, was born of an idea acquired while on a Caribbean cruise with her family and soon blossomed into a five book series published by Red Sage. Following her love of baseball, she turned her attention to sexy athletes in tight pants, writing the critically acclaimed Mustangs Baseball series.
Roz has been married to her best friend, and high school sweetheart, for over three decades. Roz and her husband have two grown daughters (and a new Son-in-law) they couldn’t be more proud of.
Even though Roz has lived on both coasts, her heart lies in between, in Texas. A Texan by birth, she can trace her family back to the Republic of Texas. With roots that deep, she says, “You can’t ever really leave.”
When Roz isn’t writing, she’s reading, or traipsing around the country on one adventure or another. No trip is too small, no tourist trap too cheesy, and no road unworthy of travel.
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Christmas Come Early
by Bethany Lopez
Interning over the holiday's at an Easy Listening Radio Station may not be rock-lover Jules's ideal position, but she's eager to get her foot in the door and begin her journey towards her dream of being a DJ. When she meets co-intern Seth, she's not impressed by his farm boy, country style, but you can't always judge a man by his khaki pants.
At first glance, Seth knows that Jules is the kind of girl his mother always warned him about, and his brothers encouraged him to seek out in the city. More interested in music and lyrics than the DJ booth, Seth is interested in learning everything he can about the business, but welcomes the kind of distraction that Jules provides.
Can the magic of Christmas bring this country boy and rocker girl together, or will their spark die out when the holidays over?
Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.
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Waiting for Christmas
by Cara North
Abigail has been writing Simon for several months. She knew of him as a young rogue and adored him from afar when they were in high school. The opportunity to get to know him as a grown man, a Marine, was too much to pass up. Now all she needs this season is for Hunter Christmas to finally come home.
Cara North was born in Louisville, Kentucky. She is an honorably discharged US Marine. She began writing in 1996 and is the author of contemporary and erotic romance. She lives in Southern California and enjoys hearing from her readers.
Tiles you can find include: Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off (Book 1 of the Country Music/Montana Cowboys Collection); The Art of Ethan (Book 1 of the Beaufort, NC Series); I Love My Marine: Officer Edition; I Love My Marine: Enlisted Edition; and the controversial best selling book: The Object of My Obsession. Facebook | Twitter
Tessa's Holiday Temptation
by Ella Jade
Erotic Contemporary Romance
Let the temptation begin.
Chase Carlisle has never been so taken by any other woman, but when he met Tessa everything changed. Falling in love with the younger, sexy vixen was easy. She tempted him in ways he couldn’t resist. Now that she was his he’d do anything to keep her happy, safe and fulfilled.
Tessa Burke had been mesmerized by Chase almost from the moment she saw the attractive, successful, older man. He helped her during a low point in her life. Their whirlwind romance is just beginning and life couldn’t be better. When Chase surprises her with a tropical, holiday getaway she can’t wait to spend four romantic days alone with him.
Promises of sun, sand and swimming are in store for the couple, but will they ever make it out of the luxurious villa? This vacation may prove to be their hottest Christmas ever.
A short story featuring Tessa and Chase from Tessa’s Temptation. Both books stand alone, but to see how the couple started their journey check out their full length novel available now.
Contains adult content and graphic sexual situations
Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her, and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBook industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can't be stopped.
Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two boys. When she's not chasing after her kids, she's busy creating sexy, domineering men and the strong women who know how to challenge them in and out of the bedroom. She hopes you'll get lost in her words.
She loves connecting with readers. You can find her here…
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Second Chance Holiday
by Lacey Wolfe
All Maggie Carver wants for Christmas is for things to work out with her long time boyfriend Brock. But with his work schedule and putting her second, it doesn’t seem like that’s going to happen—especially because he plans to work on Christmas. She goes back to her family ranch for the holidays, alone and heartbroken.
Brock Wells thought Maggie was the one. That they’d be together through thick and thin. Before she heads home for the holidays, she ends things with him. While he loves her, he isn’t sure it’s worth fighting for any longer.
As the holidays draw closer and the need to spend the days with loved ones becomes overwhelming, can Maggie and Brock find their way back to one another, or will they let their stubborn nature get the best of them?
Lacey Wolfe has always had a passion for words, whether it’s getting lost in a book or writing her own. Her goal as an author is to have a romance for everyone, whether it’s sweet, sensual, or spicy. She’s had several books on the Amazon best seller lists. When she isn’t writing, she can be found running, talking to her pets, spending time with her family, or lost in some sort of craft. Oh, and she takes kindly to anyone who feeds her cookies.
Lacey lives in Georgia with her husband, son and daughter, their herd of cats and one black lab who rules the house.
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by N Kuhn
Penny's husband was abusive. She's trying to retake her life while dealing with the fact that she murdered him. Dodge is a strong silent Texas Ranger who wants to save her. Now someone is threatening to get her back for what happened to her husband though she was cleared of charges. Can Dodge help Penny over come her fear of men? Can he protect and love her enough that she can move on with her life? How can a battered wife trust again? Catch up with Mitch and Kelli and follow Dodge's story in Bare Christmas.
*Please note, this story contains domestic violence which may not be suitable for some readers. Half of the proceeds from this book will be donated to my local Domestic Violence agencies. For more information on domestic violence or if you know someone being abused, you can check out this website for ways to help. http://www.ncadv.org/takeaction/DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth.php
About N. Kuhn:
N Kuhn grew up in a small town in Western New York. Having spent her afternoons outside or with a book, she grew up with a love of reading and writing. Her mother and grandmother fully encouraged this in her. Many years later, after a husband and children, she made a promise to her dying grandmother to fulfill her dream of being an author. Her grandmother lived to see N's name in print. This was a turning moment for her. Driven by ambition and a promise made, she has since published several titles including the Mohawk Trilogy, Tucked In, Buffalo Rocker and the Tricks series.
N Kuhn has several other books that will be out later this year. When she's not writing, she can be found playing with her little girl, coloring, blogging, reading or crocheting. Her family and coffee are her two staples in life.
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by Opal Carew
Given one chance to break the curse which has held Angelique in its grip for two hundred years, she is faced with a heart-rending decision. Can she sacrifice Nick's happiness for her own freedom?
As a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of erotic contemporary romance, Opal Carew writes about passion, love, and taking risks. Her heroines follow their hearts and push past the fear that stops them from realizing their dreams… to the excitement and love of happily-ever-after.
Opal loves crystals, dragons, feathers, cats, pink hair, the occult, Manga artwork, Zentangle, and all that glitters. She earned a degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and spent 15 years as a software analyst before turning to her passion as a writer. She grew up in Toronto, and now lives in Ottawa with her husband, and three cats. One of her sons is has completed his Masters degree at Sussex University in the UK and the other is working on his undergraduate degree at Carleton University. Yes, mom is proud!
To learn more about Opal, visit her at www.OpalCarew.com
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by Rebekah R Ganiere
Raine’s a Fae with no magic. Banished to live among “Normals” in the human world she works as an Inquisitor for Otherworlders. But when her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Kringle, heir to the Santa Claus legacy, goes missing, it’s her job to find him. Problem is, she’d rather he just stayed missing.
Hurt by everyone she’s ever cared about Raine isn’t about to open up her heart to her “bad boy” best friend Jordan who’s been in love with her for years. Especially since his Pride’s made it abundantly clear that there’s no way in hell they’ll let him marry anyone but another weretiger.
As Raine investigates the disappearance of Gabriel, she discovers that he hasn’t just run off with a set of twin Christmas Fae for the weekend. Something more sinister is in the works; and if she can’t save him Christmas will be ruined forever. But will rescuing Gabriel bring Raine and Jordan closer, or will old feelings for Gabriel tear them apart forever?
Rebekah is an Award Winning, Bestselling Author. She's the VP of Communications of the FF&P Chapter of RWA as well as a member of her local Chapters. Her debut novel released in January 2014 and will have 6 books released by the end of the year.
In her spare time when she isn't writing you can find her moderating or teaching on SavvyAuthors.com or hanging out with her husband, four children and her English Bulldog, rabbit, two bearded dragons, and two tortoises. The escaped snake has yet to be found.
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by T.J. Michaels
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Melaniece is looking forward to spending a nice quiet holiday at her vacation home up in the mountains. Expecting to enjoy ripping open gifts with her family, she's surprised when they spring the ultimate present on her: Michael Bannon. Could his unexpected appearance have anything to do with the strange vampire dreams she's been having lately?
Michael is determined not to blow a second chance with the woman he should have loved years ago, even if it means revealing his true nature. Is a good guy willing to be very bad to get what he wants? Absolutely...always and forever.
Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, and violence. Short Novel. Previously published by Ellora's Cave.
About T.J. Michaels:
USA Today and NY Times bestseller, T.J. Michaels, is also an award-winning author of several romance genres, including paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi and urban fantasy romance. Writing like a madman, TJ hasn't lost steam. Her mind? Yep, that's gone, but steam there is a-plenty. A true Taurus, TJ isn't slowing down and she's definitely too stubborn to stop when she sees the fence!
No matter the genre TJ is penning, her favorite thing to do is build worlds. To take you somewhere extraordinary. To transport you to a place where you can close your eyes and slip into your fantasy...
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By Yvette Hines
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Nicole has been working for Marco department store for three years and has loved David, the owner's middle son for just as long. Quiet, sexy business-minded David Marco with his thick black hair and chocolate brown eyes that makes her wet just looking at them.
Shoved inside of a too small elf costume, finding out that David is leaving in a few days to open up another store and having her car battery die is enough to make her Christmas Eve go from bad to worse. But when David shows up to assist her, she soon discovers that there are big perks in being Santa's Helper.
USA Today Bestselling Author Yvette loves romance and writing it is one of her greatest and guiltiest pleasures. She enjoys creating happily ever after stories with lots of HEAT. The hotter the better! Life is busy, it would be great to have a chance to sit down and enjoy a long read. Since that is often not the case, she brings you Short and Sexy, Sensual Erotica. Just long enough to help you meet the need. She was talking about your reading need…where’s your mind? As an erotic romance author, she tries to show that every woman no matter color, age, shape or size deserves a high level of passion in their life. Whether you like to see them spanked, tangled in a ménage or simply falling in love, she’s got it. So, if you like diversity and a good read, check out one of her books. Then send her a few words through e-mail about it so you all can chat. She runs a newsletter group where she posts contests, excerpts, blurbs, covers and news about where she is and what she’s doing.
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There is one fact every author knows to be 100 % truth, whether you are an independently published or a traditionally published author— Imagery sales. The power of a well designed cover is priceless.
We all know this as a fact because it is a large part of what controls our impulse to buy a product. When we like the look of a package through the wording used on the face of the product, the color scheme, the balance of objects in the designs we as consumers are pulled in which—if done properly— leads to a sale. Be it imagery for laundry soap, a new fragrance or, my favorite, a book.
Before I decided to take my web graphic designing skills and apply them to cover art, I studied what went into a well orchestrated cover. I also asked readers what they liked to see in a cover and to my surprise they were very open in what they wanted. Quality, uniqueness, and something to whet their appetites enough to make them want to read the book blurb.
I found that last part interesting most of all. And so true. Readers love a hook, they want to be drawn into a story and if you can achieve this with one or two lines on the front cover, imagine how intrigued a reader would be after reading your blurb.
Give me something pretty to look at.
Tall order? Not really. Paired with a quality cover design, a tagline also strengthenes the tone of your book by giving the reader a hint of what the book is about.
Okay everyone, put on your ‘reader’ hat for a moment and take a look at the below cover. I recently designed this cover for a client and she did use a tagline in the final product. However, in the below sample, I have removed the tagline so you can experience the effect of a cover with no hook. No call to action. Just the pretty design, title, and the author name.
While the cover art and the title are strong, do you feel the pull? Do you feel the 'I HAVE to read the blurb now' impulse? There's that final 'something' that would otherwise hold your attention.
Now, take a look at the below cover WITH the tagline. Feel the pull and itch to flip the book over and read the blurb, or scroll down and read the description on the book's sale page. This final detail caters to the read in a way that will make them want more of what you are offering. In this case, a story you want them to read.
The point of a cover is to pull the reader's eye toward your cover. If designed well to fit the genre and tone of your book, when readers are searching out their next read their eye will be pulled to your book. When that happens, give them something juicy to bite into. Use your skill with words and lure them into your story. Into the world and characters you've created just for them.
Now it's your turn. What kind of tagline could you write for these pre-mades? Are you a historical romance author? Or how about a paranormal romance author? MMA? Let's have some fun and create something to work with the designs to pull readers deeper into your worlds!
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"Two former Recon Marines, one sexy Latina and only twenty-four hours to uncover who is behind the attempt on her life."
I'm so excited to announce the release of Sunrise for Three!
The third novella in my Sexy Siesta series follows Marc and Colt, two former Recon Marines, and their sexy Latina secretary as they struggle against the deadly forces of a hidden threat while exploring the burning desires all three share.
Want a taste? Here's a little sweet treat for Halloween! After reading the excerpt, leave a comment including your email addy and be entered to win a Kindle copy of Either His by Sunrise or Tequila Sunset. I'll pick one winner for each title.
Marc shoved the curtains aside and threw open the large window in Mia’s room. Thank God she had the room with the porch below. He pulled Mia to his side while Colt eased out to set a perimeter. “We’re going out through here. Once we get across the roof, Colt will help you down. When we hit the ground, haul ass for the southwest tree line and don’t look back.”
Colt called back to them through the window in a low, rushed voice, “Clear to move. This place is like a damn tinderbox, people. Flames have already started on the support beams. Let’s double time it.” He looked to Mia, lips hardened in a determined flat line.
She gave a sharp nod, then answered, “Ready.”
That’s my girl.
Colt offered Mia a hand. She tucked the revolver in the back of her waistband then grasped their extended hands for balance while she climbed out the window. They crossed the roof of the porch, keeping to the shadows, pausing every few feet to scope out the surroundings. He hoped whoever was attacking Mia’s house was still keeping to the south side where they entered her property line, but he doubted it. They had a slim window of time to get Mia to safety and he wasn’t going to miss it.
Colt eased down the side with the help of lattice on the side of the house. Mia lowered herself with the help of Colt and Marc followed.
As soon as his feet hit the ground, Colt threw up the sign to hold tight. Mia paused and kneeled, following Colt’s example.
Marc leaned forward to speak low next to her ear, “Colt will clear the area around the side of the house. When he returns we’ll hoof it to the tree line. He’ll go first, you in the middle and I’ll bring up the rear. Are there any motion lights on this side of the house we need to know about?”
“Yes, once we get ten yards out from the side of the house, it will flick on.”
Shit. Might as well put a bull’s eye on their asses.
With his sidearm drawn, Colt peeled off and maneuvered around the side of the house. They needed to know how close the hostiles were to their position.
“Clear on this side. Let’s go.” Marc nodded at Colt and pulled Mia to her feet. He held her gaze and put it out there in black and white. “Don’t stop. Don’t look back and sure as fuck don’t trip.”
“You might find I’m a good runner.” A hint of arrogance colored her words. Good—she’d need that confidence when the rounds started flying.
“We ready or are we going to stand here and chat all night?” Colt spoke up from his left.
Sunrise for Three Copyright © Talina Perkins 2014
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