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Friday, June 28, 2013

Dragon Joined Cover Reveal!

Very excited to show you Dragon Joined. 

                                              That is EC Caveman De Angelo on the cover.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Life of the Author...or at least this One.

1. Write the book.
2. Obsess about the characters, the plot, the flow.
3. Send the book to critique partners (sometimes this is done chapter by chapter, in my case.)
4. Wait for responses.
5. Edit.
6. Obsess.
7. Submit the book for publication.
8. Bite nails. Eat.  Drink. Bite Nails.  You see the pattern.
9. Obsess.
10. Hear back from the publisher.
   A. If YES proceed to step 11.
   B. If No, go back to step 5-7
   C. If Revise and Resubmit return to step 5.
11. Send in contract forms, cover art forms, editing forms.
12. Wait.
13. Start writing next book.
14. Temporarily return to step 1.
15. Receive Edits.  Read them.
16. Obsess.
17. Do edits. E-mail them back in.
18. Temporarily Return to step 1.
19. Receive more edits.
20. Do them.
**Some time in here receive Cover Art. Post Cover Art. Obsess.**
21. Receive Release Date
22. Set up Promo. Do Marketing Plan.
23. Release Day.
24. Unleash Marketing Plan on World.
25. Try to stay off Amazon rankings and Goodreads.
26. Obsess
27. Hope Family doesn't mind all the obsessing.
28. Return to Step 1

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Phantom Mischief --The Emerald Isle Fantasies series

Hello everyone,

Today I am very happy to tell you about a release and it doesn't happen to be mine. Jennifer LaRose has released a book called Phantom Mischief.  It is the first book in the Emerald Isle Fantasies series with Ellora's Cave.  If you are following my release news, then you know I have a book coming out in that line too, called Crimson Lust.  But, Jennifer is launching that series today and that is HUGE news.

I am so excited for her and for all of you to see what she's created.

I hope you'll check it out.

Phantom Mischief 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

And All That Jazz...

Its been a while since I blogged on my own blog. I blog a lot of other places and I frequently forget to blog here.  Check the side bar to the right to see some of those other sites if you are interested.

Right now as I sit here, my kids are watching the movie Brave (we don't usually get to see the Disney Princess movies as they are all boys) but they like this one despite its female protagonist and her quest to not get married.

I've been doing a ton of writing and I'm hoping to have some new release dates soon.  Tonight, I am off to eat some barbecue!

What is new with all of you?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

6/18 Blurb Blitz – Attack of the Car(r)i(e)s!

From Carrie Ann: Thank you for stopping by to watch Cari Quinn and I go crazy. Well, maybe not crazy, but a little quirky never hurt anyone. When we realized we both had a release on the same day, it was only natural that we showed you guys what it meant to be a Car(r)i(e). I do hope you get a chance to check out our newest editions!

From Cari: Thanks so much for hosting me and the fabulous Carrie Ann Ryan. I love that girl and I’m so excited to read her Redwood Pack series! If only I could read as fast as she writes! J

Shattered Emotions Blurb:

Maddox Jamenson is the Omega of the Redwood Pack, the one burdened by emotions stronger than his own. He's spent his entire life shrouded in the secrets of his "gift" and the price he has to pay to keep it, yet the cost just escalated. He's known a mate could be in the cards for him, but he can't have what he wants. Not when the battles he has yet to fight could destroy her.

Ellie Reyes was the Central's princess, the daughter of the most hated Alpha of all time, yet not prized. No, she's spent her life as the toy of her brother's sadistic torture and has endured a pain that no one else should have to even contemplate. Though when she's rescued, the one person who could help her, her mate, turns his back on her for reasons unknown to her. As each day passes, the strength that everyone sees in her dwindles to a point that there may be no coming back from.

When the Centrals find a new way to attack, leaving Ellie's only protection a mate that she doesn’t think wants her, they’ll both have to overcome their fears and fight for something stronger than their pain.  The war isn't over and new players are coming that will decide the outcome. Maddox and Ellie's connection will be tested even as their fragile bond is only newly forming.

Buy Links:

Author Bio

Carrie Ann Ryan is a bestselling paranormal and contemporary romance author. After spending too much time behind a lab bench, she decided to dive into the romance world and find her werewolf mate – even if it’s just in her books. Happy endings are always near – even if you have to get over the challenges of falling in love first.

Carrie Ann’s Redwood Pack series is a bestselling series that has made the shifter world even more real to her and has allowed the Dante’s Circle and Holiday, Montana series to be born. She’s also an avid reader and lover of romance and fiction novels. She loves meeting new authors and new worlds. Any recommendations you have are appreciated. Carrie Ann lives in New England with her husband and two kittens.


Ellie Reyes gripped Maddox’s hand as tight as she could. Yes, it was the first time he’d voluntary touched her since he’d picked her up out of the back of the Jeep when they’d first met, but, honestly, that wasn’t important now.
She’d think about the calloused hands of a hard worker—one who helped his Pack and brothers, not necessarily in his job—and how they would feel against her skin. She’d think about what it all meant later.
Maybe later she could even relish his touch and imagine the scents of wolf and forest washing over her.
Right now, all she wanted to do was hide in a corner so the others would stop staring at her. Or, she could raise her chin at them all and show them they couldn’t hurt her. Her wolf whimpered at the thought, not knowing if that were possible. She didn’t know if she was broken or strong anymore.
She’d been hurt far more than they could ever imagine. They had no idea what she could endure. Oh, they’d all guessed and given her their pitying looks, but they didn’t know.
They couldn’t know.

Dirty Distractions Blurb:
She wants a fling, and he wants forever…
Zoologist Sara Carmichael’s active social life is the envy of all her friends, but she has a secret. She’s bored senseless. If she has to go to one more bird sanctuary fundraiser with some guy who thinks his little sports car makes him “hip”, she'll scream.
Enter Brad O’Halloran, her best friend Kim’s much younger brother. A guy who’s picking up the pieces after a quickie marriage and even quicker divorce. A guy so hot he makes her body scream with frustration.
Until Sara’s apartment is renovated, they’re all living at Kim’s place. Despite her determination not to salivate at glimpses of Brad’s finer-than-fine body in nothing but a low-slung towel, flirtation escalates to the brink of something more.
Now one of them has to back down…or ante up for some good, dirty fun with the unspoken understanding that when the time comes, they’ll make a clean break. Neither anticipated they’d make the most complicated connection of all—love.
Warning: This book contains a hero who knows how to make engines— and women—purr, seduction while on cold meds, and a heroine who might be a little older but still enjoys learning a few naughty new tricks.

Buy Links:
Samhain Publishing:
Barnes and Noble:


Author Bio:
USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn saves the world one Photoshop file at a time in her job as a graphic designer. At night, she writes sexy romance, drinks a lot of coffee, and plays her music way too loud. When she’s not scribbling furiously, she’s watching men’s college basketball, reading excellent books, and causing trouble. Sometimes simultaneously.

Smexy Excerpt:

Lips curving, Sara reached for her body wash and squirted a huge dollop into her palm. She set aside the bottle and rubbed the soap over her torso, her smile turning impish.
“Uh-oh. That smile scares me.”
She laughed and trailed bubbles over Brad’s chest, leaning forward to nip the corded muscles in his shoulders. He tensed, his pecs flexing under her meandering fingers.
“I want to watch you touch yourself.” She looked up at him under her lashes. “That’s not scary, is it?”
“No.” His throat rippled as he swallowed. “And I do aim to please.”
He didn’t hesitate to load up his hands with the body wash she even now worked into his ropey upper arms. This was a man for whom life itself was a workout. She would bet he didn’t even have a gym membership. He just worked and played hard.
And she had a feeling he had sex the same way. God, she couldn’t wait to find out.
They soaped each other for a couple minutes, the only sounds the rushing water and their increasingly heavy breathing. Without a word, he reached down and gripped his cock. When he began to move up and down in short strokes, her breath caught. So hot. She’d seen men do that in adult movies but never in reality. Never right in front of her.
His arm muscles flexed as the first fat drop of precome seeped down his shaft before being washed away. He sped up, working himself hard. Noting his firm hold, she bit her lip. Maybe she’d been too careful when touching prior lovers. Not that she’d gotten any complaints, but the harsh pumps of his hand gave her pause. They also provoked a low moan.
The sexiest part of this? His low-lidded, burning blue eyes were focused on her. Right now she was the fuel for his fantasies. Knowing that brought a fresh rush of moisture between her thighs.
Riveted, she cupped her own breasts, hardly aware of what she was doing. But then she sneezed again, and he choked out a laugh. “I’m going to get an erection every time I hear you sneeze from now on. You know that, right?”
Instead of responding in kind, she stared at his hand, now moving slower than before, and unwittingly pinched her nipples. The pinch twanged in her lower belly, swift and sharp.
“Damn, baby, that’s beautiful.” Reverence filled his tone.
She splashed a little water on them to wash off the last of the body wash. After she turned off the tap, she stepped closer and gazed deep into his eyes. What she saw there made her heart flutter and her core clench. “Tell me what you imagine when you’re doing this alone.”
“I usually pretend you’re riding me. Your hair loose, your breasts bouncing. I knew they’d be like this.” He molded her flesh, his tanned fingertips against her pale skin an incredible turn-on. “Not too big. Not too small. And your nipples…they’re the same cinnamon brown I always pictured. Almost as pretty as those light brown eyes of yours.”
That his attention returned to her face as he spoke inflamed every dormant nerve inside her body. He captured her lips, tormenting her with light, teasing kisses that made her want to grab his arms and drag him against her. But she reached for his cock instead, desperate to learn how he would feel in her hand.
In her mouth. Inside her. Everywhere.
She shuddered, and he palmed her cheek. “Let’s go in the bedroom.” Each subtle throb of his thick, velvety flesh told her how much his own monologue had affected him. “It’s too cold in here, and you’re all wet.”
“That won’t improve if we go in the bedroom.”
His rich, appreciative laughter wound around her while he nudged her out of the shower and bundled her into one of her thick, Egyptian cotton towels. He folded another around her hair and led her into her room, then tugged her onto the bed. When he started to pull her on top of him, she put up a fight, enjoying the fierce flare of arousal on his face as he finally pinned her beneath him.
“Like it rough, hmm?”
“Maybe.” She blew an escaped strand of damp hair out of her eyes. “But it was more that. I had an ulterior motive. I wanted you just like this.”
He arched a brow. “That so?”
“Oh yeah.” Watching his face, Sara stroked the delicious erection flush against her belly. Then she licked her palm and slickened his length, repeating the move until his cock glistened. “Because you’re not finished.”

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there.  I'm lucky to have a great one and to have married a great one.  Also, Happy Father's Day to my Popop who we are still blessed to have in our life.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Lone Wolf: The Westervelt Wolves Book 8

Well hello there and happy Monday! I am happy (and sad) to report that Lone Wolf: The Westervelt Wolves Book 8 has released! This is the completion of the series that started everything for me.

I hope that if you've taken the journey with the Kane brothers you will want to check out what has happened to Gabriel and how this part of their lives comes to conclusion.  Gabriel was a tough story to tell. If you are the type of reader who doesn't start a series until it is finished then you should know that it is now complete.

And without further ado...I present Lone Wolf: The Westervelt Wolves Book 8

Gabriel sacrificed everything for the woman he loved—even his wolf. But the time has come for endings, and only he can bring down the evil that has plagued Westervelt for too long. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll fall in love all over again in the thrilling conclusion of Rebecca Royce’s The Westervelt Wolves series!

All bad things must be destroyed…

Gabriel Kane has been betraying his family for forty years. To save a mate only he remembers, he made a deal with his father, Kendrick Kane, that would keep her alive. The price? Gabriel’s cooperation. Little by little his lies have eaten him alive until there is nothing left of him but a shell of the shifter he used to be.

He’s at the end of his rope. Only Kendrick’s death will end the pain. Even if it kills Gabriel in the process.

Taken from her family and forced to live with a man she despises, Carrie has grown stronger than she ever thought possible. And she will need to be, for only she can save Gabriel now. If she doesn’t, all is lost forever—not just for her, but for their entire pack. Winning is a long shot, but what other choice do they have?

Content Notes: Paranormal, Shifters, Wolves, Other Weres, Suspense, Magic, Witches, Spicy.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Ann Mayburn...Nook Giveaway

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   [suhk-yuh-buhs] noun, plural suc·cu·bi  [-bahy]
a demon in female form, said to have sexual intercourse with men in their sleep. Compare incubus ( def. 1 ) .
any demon or evil spirit.
a strumpet or prostitute.


A lady temptress and the counterpart to an Incubus. She is thought to seek sexual intercourse with sleeping men. The succubus (as well as Incubus) were thought to be fallen angels, looking for revenge. Demons, witches and deformed children were the supposed outcome of intercourse with a succubus (incubus).

One of my favorite demons to play with in my books has to be a succubus. She is the epitome of all that is erotic and dangerous about women, but as much of a prisoner of her lust as the men she seduces. Depending upon who is telling the story she can either be a vengeful spirit bent on destruction, or a sympathetic figure that is trapped in an endless cycle of need.

I can’t help but think that stories of the succubus were yet another way to demonize any woman who sought her own sexual pleasure. Any woman who wants more than two pumps and a squirt in the dark must be possessed by an evil sperm sucking demon! We all know only women possessed by the devil would be interested in sexual satisfaction. ;)

 And I have a feeling that this was also a frequent excuse used by cheating men. No, honey, I didn’t have the milkmaid in bed with me! It twaz that evil succubus draining my seed to make more demon children. I was helpless against her infernal powers. –insert image caughtcheating--
In ‘Princess of Lust’ we meet the queen of the succubus and she is far more than meets the eye. A strong, powerful character in her own right, she has a key role to play in Natalia’s present and future. I really don’t want to say anymore without giving away too much, but suffice to say the demoness has much to teach Natalia…and her men.
Princess of Lust is the second book in my ‘For the Love of Evil’ trilogy. Because it is a continuing story line you really, really need to read the first book ‘Daughter of Lust’ before losing yourself in the wicked pleasures of ‘Princess of Lust’. Lucky you, it’s only 1 dollar right now! For real! I hope you enjoy it and thank you for giving me the chance to entertain you. J