I have a fun little giveaway going on my Facebook page this week. Just pop over and comment on this post with your favorite scene from any of my books. I’ll put all the commentors’ names in a random drawing and choose one winner of a $5 Amazon gift card on January 31st. Easy peasy. 🙂
I can’t wait to read about everybody’s favorite scenes!
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Love is definitely in the air in my upcoming release, CUP OF SUGAR, and Valentine’s Day plays a part in the story.
After several failed relationships, Nia has one rule—don’t date neighbors. Simple, except the guy next door is single, handsome, and not inclined to close his blinds while naked. When her car dies, Conn takes “being neighborly” to a new level by offering a ride to her long-distance destination. Nia has resisted his looks and charm for months. Surely she can handle a few hours in his truck…
For months, Conn has blatantly put himself on display, hoping his pretty blonde neighbor would tire of secretly watching and come knock on his door for a cup of sugar—or more. No such luck—until an unusual opportunity arises. After a six-hour drive turns into a sweet-and-sexy weekend, Conn wants more than neighborly status with Nia. To get it, he must convince her to break the rule protecting her heart—by putting his on the line.
Available in ebook & print February 28th!
On to the giveaway!
Win your choice of any book from my backlist! (Giveaway is international.)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
When you’re done here, make sure you visit all the other stops for chances to win more great prizes.
To celebrate the release, I’m visiting some awesome blogs and giving away prizes. Stop by all three blogs and enter to win the individual draws.
$10 Amazon Gift Card
$10 Amazon Gift Card
$10 Amazon Gift Card
1 digital copy of BODY OF WORK
Good luck, and happy reading!
Coming ( 😉 ) this August… the Sex Scene Championship over at Scorching Book Reviews. If you enjoy erotic romance, this is an event you won’t want to miss. I always find lots of new books for my TBR list during this event. Plus, tons of great prizes are up for grabs.
I hope you’ll check out the daily contestants, and yes, I hope you’ll vote for my scene on August 11th! 🙂
It’s giveaway week!
First up, I’m giving away one e-copy of any of my books in the Tattoo Week event over at Riverina Romantics blog. (Draw closes June 8th)
The second offering is courtesy of my lovely friend, Violet Duke. She’s giving away a copy of BODY OF WORK on her Facebook page, so head over there for a chance to win. (Draw closes midnight, Hawaii Standard Time, June 4th)
The Wet & Wild Blog Hop is over. Wasn’t it a blast? Thank you to everybody who stopped by, read the excerpt and left a comment. 🙂
Every comment that included an email address has been entered in the Grand Prize drawing for the $100 Victoria’s Secret gift card, and the digital gift basket of e-books. Those prizes are courtesy of our amazing hostess, Skye Warren. If your name was chosen for either prize, you’ll be hearing from Skye very soon.
Now, for the winner of my giveaway, a $10 gift card to your choice of Amazon, Ellora’s Cave, Kobo or Barnes & Noble is…
And because you were all so totally awesome with your comments, I’ve decided to give away another prize, a digital copy of any one of my books. The winner of that prize is…
Emails have been sent to the winners. I hope to see you all again soon!
One of my favorite reasons for writing stories that take place during the summer months is sex. Indoor sex can be smokin’ hot, no question, but outdoor sex offers so many variables and possibilities. Add the risk of being caught that comes with ‘doing it’ (whatever the ‘it’ may be) in a less-than-private location, and outdoor sex becomes hotter than hot.
My debut novel, GAME PLAN, is set in the summer months. Mason and Andie have sexual encounters in a downtown alley, the front seat of a pickup truck while parked in front of a store, while waiting in a long drive-thru line, and later, in the back of that truck.
My newest release, BODY OF WORK, also has a summer setting, and Brian and Cassie definitely take advantage of the warm weather. They make excellent use of a park pavilion and a sugar maple tree in Cassie’s yard.
Here’s an excerpt from BODY OF WORK featuring that sugar maple tree…
His fingers curled around her waist. He used his power and size to back her up to the maple before she’d registered their first step. “Take your pants down to the knees.”
“I guess that’s a yes to my terms.”
No acknowledgement, unless a raised eyebrow counted. Intensity and amusement played across his face. He released her to cross his arms over his chest, making muscles bulge and pop out all over the place. Half a foot separated them, enough space for her to move away if that’s what she wanted. Maybe he was testing her. Bossing her around to see if she’d change her mind.
“I’d suggest we shake on our agreement, but I don’t think my old patio set can take the kind of strain we put on that picnic table in the pavilion.”
“How about this tree, think it can take it?” His hand thudded against the trunk. He kept his eyes locked on hers as he ran his palm up and down the old maple, skimming the side of her body along the way. “What about you? This bark’s pretty rough—it’s going to hurt when it digs into your soft skin, and it will dig in, because if you’re brave enough to take those pants down, I’m going to let the brute fuck you any way he likes.”
Her cheeks burned. She shifted foot to foot, acutely aware of the satin teasing her nipples, the tight jeans pressing against her clit. “I’m ready for him.”
His jaw ticked and his eyes darkened. “Then get those pants down, now.”
She scrambled to obey, fingers trembling as they fumbled with the buckle. The wide belt had been a chore to fit through the belt loops and the stiff leather made undoing it harder yet. “New belt, it needs breaking in.”
“I’ll keep that in mind.” One corner of his mouth lifted—from reading her mind, no doubt—when her hands froze in their efforts. “Here. Let me.”
She nodded, swallowing a mouthful of cotton as he took over the job. But he didn’t pull the strip of leather free of the belt loops. Didn’t order her to bend over so he could use it to paint stripes on her ass. He just separated the metal buckle from the opposite end, one-handed her button open and slid the zipper down, all without looking away from her face.
“Take off your bra.”
“Okay.” Hands shaking, she reached around for the clasp. Then the hem of her t-shirt.
“Just the bra. Keep the shirt on.”
She slid the straps down her arms, clearing each wrist in a wholly unsexy manner, then pulled the white satin bust-enhancer out of one sleeve. “And there goes my artificial cleavage.”
“You’ve got something better—perfect nipples. I like seeing them poke through your shirt. Like at the gym when you wear that light-purple tank top, or the white one. Those tops don’t hide much. Did you know your nipples get hard when you’re working out?”
“Really…I had no idea.” Batted eyelashes, along with feigned innocence, did the trick. The sound that came from his chest was part chuckle, part growl. And oh god, was it hot.
Beneath the thin red fabric her nipples tightened. Like a good hussy, she arched her back to make their condition more visible. Her breath caught when he lowered his head. The words bite me hovered on the tip of her tongue. All that came out of her mouth was a choked cry of frustration as he grazed the cloth-covered nubs in passing.
He crouched before her, his mouth level with her open zipper. “Pants are coming down now. Last chance to get away.” Above him, she shook her head. “No? Good.” He gathered her jeans, belt and panties in his fists and pulled the lot down to her knees a heck of a lot easier than the skintight jeans had gone up. “No,” he said when she lifted one leg to step out of her pants. “This is where they stay.”
“But I won’t be able to open my legs,” she wiggled in demonstration, “or move.”
“I know.” His smile bordered on feral. He grabbed both ends of her belt and yanked, squeezing her legs closer together, then fastened the buckle above her knees. “Comfortable?”
Now, on to the prizes!
It’s easy. Just leave a comment with your email address and you’re entered to win one of the grand prizes, a $100 gift card for Victoria’s Secret, and a digital gift basket full of books, both courtesy of Skye Warren.
Your comment will also enter you in my giveaway of a $10 gift card for Amazon, Kobo or Ellora’s Cave.
So take a minute and talk to me. About anything. 🙂 Once you’re finished here, keep hopping to find more great books for your TBR list, and for more chances to win. Thanks for stopping by — enjoy the hop!
It’s here, release day for BODY OF WORK! I loved writing about Brian and Cassie, along with their family and friends (a couple of whom will be getting their own books). When I started writing this “dirty gym story”, I intended it to be a short novella. Well, the story showed me, didn’t it? It’s just shy of 70k words, and only because I told it “no more!” Lol. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
I’m celebrating with a giveaway of a backlist title or $10 gift card to the e-tailer of your choice. Head over to Nina’s Literary Escape and enter! (Raffle closes May 7th)
It’s Family Day here in Canada. I hope everybody is enjoying some time with people they cherish, whether family by blood, happenstance, or choice. 🙂
Now, the winners! Yes, I’ve drawn two names, since everybody was so totally awesome about commenting, tweeting and Facebooking my Publication Anniversary post. Thank you, all, so much!
I assigned each comment, tweet, share, and re-tweet an individual number and plugged the entries into Random.org.
The winners are:
Again, thank you, everybody, for sharing my anniversary!
Mind if I bore you for a few minutes? Then I’ll get to the giveaway details, because I know that’s why you’re really here. 😉
Here’s the history behind my debut novel:
Early in 2011, I applied for a conference grant to attend RWA National in NYC. I rewrote that single-page letter so many times. Mailed it off and forgot about it, believing I didn’t have a hope in hell of scoring such an opportunity.
In April, my husband chased me (as I walked down the street with my dog) to hand me the phone. One of the nice ladies from the RWA office was calling — out of hundreds of applicants, my letter had been chosen for a grant — 1 of just 7 awarded. I’d never been to a conference, nor spoken face to face with another writer. I had two small kids and I’d never spent a single night away from them. And I was going to NYC to mingle with over 2,000 publishing types.
Since fate had decided I should take writing seriously, I stepped waaay out of my introverted comfort zone. I booked a pitch appointment with an editor for Ellora’s Cave…for a book I hadn’t finished writing. Call that ‘mistake’ number one. Since I already followed her on Twitter, I DM’d her that I’d booked an appointment with her. Newbie mistake number two? Probably. But she was very friendly and chatted to me about EC and the conference. Eventually, I stopped hyperventilating.
After sweetly chastising me for not having any samples of my writing on my website, she invited me to send her the first chapter of my (unfinished, ack!) book. About a month later, she requested the full (as soon as I finished writing it…).
That same opening chapter won the LERA contest in the erotic category, and a second editor requested the full. Shock. I had it.
I accepted a contract with Ellora’s Cave, and my fabulous editor, Grace Bradley, in November of 2011.
GAME PLAN was the second book I completed, but it was the first I submitted, ever, anywhere. Because I’m a chicken, and have tendencies toward self-sabotage. Mostly because I’m a chicken. From here out, I will try to keep my chicken on the dinner table. 🙂
So, that’s how I got published! To celebrate, there has to be a prize, right? Enter by leaving a comment here (any comment will do), or tweeting this post (make sure to tag me in it, so I enter it in the draw), or sharing this post on Facebook (ditto with the tagging thing).
In honor of multiples (the standard for erotic romance heroines), the winner will have their choice of the following prize options:
1. A $10 gift card for your choice of Ellora’s Cave, Amazon, Kobo, or Nook. (International)
2. A trade paperback copy of GAME PLAN (Canada & US only)
3. A digital copy of either GAME PLAN or MORE THAN WORDS, plus, my favorite chocolate bar in the whole world, which should come with a mouthgasm warning, it’s that good. (Canada & US only — for the chocolate bar portion)
Giveway closes Sunday, February 17th at 11:59 p.m.
Winner will be announced & notified on Monday, February 18th.
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And the most important thing to recap…always go for your dreams!