Sunday, June 29, 2014

Cover Reveal -- The Minotaur's Mate


Releasing 07.15.2014


During a bar fight, truck driver Serafina Rinne accidently hits the one man who could ruin her career. Sheriff Gabriel Conall.

Serafina’s amazed at the way her body leaps to life around the brawny Sheriff, and she goes along quietly when he leads her into the Sheriff’s station.

Then Gabe makes her an offer she can’t turn down—stay in jail or gain her freedom. He’ll drop the charges. All she has to do is help him move some precious cargo.

As details of the job are worked out, Gabe helps Fina understand more about who she is in a way she didn’t think anyone could. Something between them ignites, and when Gabe shows his dominant side, something she’s always longed for opens up inside her. But soon Fina’s life is on the line. Did Fina just make the biggest mistake of her life?

Friday, June 27, 2014

Fun Drink Friday -- Sparkling Punch

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine



I found this yummy treat over at Southern Living
It looks so refreshing!!

Ingredients

  • (12-oz.) can frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 4 cups white cranberry juice cocktail
  • qt. club soda, chilled
  • Garnish: fresh mint sprigs

Preparation

  1. 1. Stir together lemonade concentrate and cranberry juice cocktail in a large pitcher. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours. Stir in club soda just before serving. Garnish, if desired.
  2. Champagne Punch: Substitute 1 (750-milliliter) bottle extra-dry Champagne or sparkling wine and 1/4 cup orange liqueur for club soda; proceed with recipe as directed.
  3. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Cointreau for orange liqueur.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Secrets always have a way of coming out -- The Guardian's Bond



Secrets always have a way of coming out...

Not only does Livi learn the secret her family and Tommy have hidden from her for years, she shows them one of her own...

Livi’s eyes widened. “That’s why he started the change just from cleaning me up last night?”
“Yes.”
“Dad, the full moon is in like a week.”
“I know, and if you mate with him then, even though it’s the first time for you both together, he’ll most likely claim you then, even if you both want to hold the claiming off.”
Livi glanced sideways as her lips jutted to the side. “Well you see…that’s not entirely true.”
“What?” Kalana said as she jumped up, standing by Drake.
“If you two have mated, he wouldn’t be going into a rut,” Drake said.
“I kinda…have been coming here since I went into season, and I’ve been mating with Tommy every full moon; although he has no idea it’s me,” Livi said as she looked back to her parents.
“Explain,” Drake growled. “There’s no way he wouldn’t know it was you, he’d have scented you the moment you stepped foot here. Especially during the full moon.”
Livi stood. “Okay but it’s easier to show you. Step back.”
“By the ancients,” Drake whispered.
“Holy shit,” Kalana said.
“Hey, I had no idea,” Mari said as she held up her hands.
Livi smiled at them as she…


What a teaser 


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!!



Happy Father's Day to all you Dad's out there!!

Especially my Dad!! Love you Dad!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Fun Drink Friday -- Simple Singapore Sling


Simple Singapore Sling


Photograph by Roland Bello



Simple Singapore Sling


Total Time:
5 min
Prep:
5 min


Yield:1 serving
Level:Easy


Directions
Shake 2 shots of pineapple juice, a generous shot of gin and a squeeze of lime juice in a shaker with ice, then strain into an ice-filled glass. Add a splash of seltzer and a spoonful of grenadine; garnish with a lime wedge and a cherry.



Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Sunday, June 8, 2014

July Release - The Minotaur's Mate

Woot, woot!! Ok, with the release of the final Other Kin Book - The Guardian's Bond on May 1st, I'm gearing up for my new book being released on July 15th with Whiskey Creek Press Torrid.
Soooooo, exciting!!!!
How exciting...
This huge grin can't even begin to show how exciting!!

The Minotaur's Mate.
The idea came to me while researching for another plot rummaging through my head and I came across these awesome pictures of Minotaur's and started reading up on them.
Then I had to go and watch Fast Five with Dwayne Johnson (Formally known as The Rock) and my hero was born.

Then I saw this beautiful Silver and Black Mac and one who's always been an admirer of the 18 wheeler (Cause I wanted to drive the big rigs. That's what I told my elementary school teacher when she asked the class what we wanted to be when we grew up).

It didn't help that my dad had an Eagle CB down in the basement or that we all CB's in the cars when I was younger and handles. Tee hee, Loved it! (Ah crap, did I just give away my age?)

Any who...Thus my heroine was born. She's a truck driver of an awesome Silver and Black Bulldog Mac 

AND, AND...
her CB handle is My Dad's. That's right, I used my dad's CB handle. I've always loved it!!

So there you go...What a teaser!!!! 


Ok, ok, here's a blurb to ... tease you more 

During a bar fight, truck driver Serafina Rinne accidentally hits the one man who could ruin her career. Sheriff Gabriel Conall.

Serafina’s amazed at the way her body leaps to life around the brawny Sheriff, and goes quietly when he leads her into the Sheriff’s station.

Then Gabe makes her an offer she can’t turn down…stay in jail or gain her freedom. He’ll drop the charges – all she has to do is help him move a Dragon egg.

Gabe helps Fina understand she has the blood coursing through her veins. She is one of them, this is why she can see creatures when other humans can’t. Fina finds out just how hot passion can be between two of the blood when they’re attracted to each other. When Gabe shows his dominant side, something she’s always longed for opens up within Fina.

When a stilted lover tries to kidnap the egg, Serafina puts her life on the line to save the baby Dragon.


Friday, June 6, 2014

Fun Drink Friday - Jim Beam - Beam Honey & Lemonade


Beam® Honey & Lemonade

Jim Beam® prohibits the sharing of this work with individuals under the legal purchase age for alcohol.

BEAM® HONEY & LEMONADE


Ingredients

1.5 part Jim Beam® Honey
4.0 parts Lemonade
Splash of Club Soda

Preparation

Build over rocks in a tall glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Woot, NOW that looks like a tall glass of thirst quencher!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Vulgar Slang Words in Erotica ... WTF ;-)


I read a short article where a reader was offended by the amount of vulgar slang words now in paranormal and erotic romances now. That every other paragraph was F-this and F-that in a recent book they’d read.
Well ok, maybe that particular author's style of writing wasn't for that reader. It happens, and there's plenty of other authors out there who use cuss words sparingly or not at all.

Now I have to be truthfully honest here, as only I can be, *Grins*. Yes, I use the F-word, especially in my erotic romances.
Why, well it’s just F-ing in the moment and to the point when one of my characters say, “Damn it just F- Me.” With a lot of grabbing, moaning and sighing going on – damn, I love erotica. *Grrrr Arrrrgggg, slurp, slurp* Oh sorry, let me wipe up that drool, LOL. Or because a character in the scene I'm writing is having an issue, and I'd probably say it in real life, so I'm going to stick that little F'ing sucker in there.

I must also quote my best friend who read my book and said, “If it didn’t have the F-word in it, then it wouldn’t be you.” *Shrinks just a bit* But yep, it is me and I try to use it sparingly.  There’s just that open out-spoken, bold side of the Gemini that comes out in my writing, what can I say…I love her!!

And to make a point. When you buy erotica or a high heat level, you have to know there 'may' be words that 'might' offend you in the book. The publisher(s) I’ve worked with and several of ones I haven’t yet, make it a point, to say…this book is ‘controversial’, there may be happenings in here ‘not faint of heart’, ect, ect, ect.

Can you get any more clearer than that? To quote Jeff Foxworthy.
"There's your sign."

The first erotic romance I read, my thoughts were…Damn, yes, now that sounds real to me (and wooo-hoo, sh*t that was hot!!). I think that’s why I love writing them so much. Because I can use just a bit more of the ‘risk-ay’ words in the book, just like everyday people do in real life. We try not to, especially out in public, but we all know it happens.

And there was just a segment on the news here, on 'how cussing may help lighten your stress during the day.' (Oh heck, I do it at work all the time -- just not so others can hear me. Well unless I'm in my home office writing and my computer won't let me do something, HA )