Monthly Archives: August 2014
I am happy to say I have managed to get my friend and fellow Evernight author, London Saint James to stop by to share her newest release with us all today.
Here is London to tell you all about it:
Thanks so much for having me over to visit today and talk about my new release. When I sat down with my trusty laptop to write a story about love and chocolate here’s what I had to draw inspiration from: My love of writing romance. My own little addiction to almost everything chocolate. A picture of a sexy woman with melted chocolate dribbles on her lips, chin, hands and chest. And a cute quote from Dave Barry about…. You guessed it—chocolate. I connected all the dots and came up with Confessions of a Chocoholic, which is a contemporary erotic romance and part of the Romance on the Go line through Evernight Publishing.
I had a great time writing Lexi and Colton’s story, and hope the readers enjoy it, too.
Blurb: Like countless single mothers, Lexi Collins wears many hats. Loving daughter. Big sister. Sole breadwinner. Freelance photographer. Graphic designer. Best friend. But while those roles are fulfilling, the one thing that eludes her is finding the right partner in life.
When Colton Westmore, the sexy owner of the popular dating site, LoveMatch.com sweeps Lexi off her feet, her chances of finally grabbing that golden ring increases exponentially, but a bleached blonde bombshell threatens to put an end to Lexi’s new found happiness.
Are her assumptions about Colton wrong? And if so, there’s only one woman who can ruin the magic between them, and that woman is Lexi herself.
Colton took the few steps it required to cross the space, put his drink on the table behind me, and took the camera from around my neck. He placed it on the plush banquette tucked around the table. “I’ve been thinking about this all day,” he said.
“You’ve been thinking about removing my camera?”
“No.” He dipped his head, and brushed his lips across mine in a whisper-soft touch. A burn started and seemed to smolder between my legs. “I’ve been thinking about tasting your lips.”
Unable to stop myself, I dropped my unopened can. It made a dull thud when it hit the floor beside me. I stood up on my tiptoes, wrapped my arms around his strong neck, and pressed my lips to his.
His large hand rested between my shoulder blades and the other on my lower back. I actually hated the shirt I had on. Even though it was lightweight, the barrier of the material kept me from feeling his flesh on mine. My thoughts quickly changed back to his tongue as it traced along the curve of my upper lip. He nibbled at me. His hand slipped up to the back of my moist neck. He twined his fingers into my curls and tugged gently at the base of my hair, pulling my head back. He kissed my jaw. My exposed throat. Nuzzled his nose in the hollow there.
“You taste salty sweet,” he said in a voice that tantalized.
Feeling lightheaded, I moaned when he did a combination of open mouth caresses and teeth-nibbles on my skin. But, when he swept his lips up to my ear and drew the fleshy lobe into his mouth, I wanted to crumple.
“That feels so good,” I said. I shuddered in his arms.
“You’re beautiful, Lex.”
His warm breath gusting across my hot flesh and his words were enough to make chills ripple down my spine.
I slid my hands along the back of his shirt, feeling the muscles I had to see. I tugged at the bottom, lifting. “Take this off,” I said in a breathless pant, throwing any pretense of caution to the wind.
Colton brought his head up from my neck. Without hesitation, he ripped the T-shirt from over his head and dropped it. Tanned skin, immense biceps, large pectorals with small, pebbled, copper-colored nipples, and a slab of abdominal muscles greeted me.
I reached for him and fingered the ripples on his stomach before I kissed his flesh, peppering his chest with hot kisses. When I flicked his nipple with my tongue, the muscles beneath my hand and mouth jumped. I lightly bit. He groaned and moved the hair from my face. I glanced up at him from beneath my lashes. He was looking at me with an intensity that shook me for a moment, but I didn’t have time to dwell upon the emotion because he picked me up and sat my backside down on the table. My legs dangled over the edge. My flip-flops took a nosedive.
“Are you sure you want this?” Colton asked.
“What if I said I never wanted anything more?”
He unbuttoned my shirt and folded back the cotton fabric. “What if I said, I know.” It wasn’t a question.
London Saint James has lived in many places, but never felt “at home” until she met the real-life man of her dreams and settled down in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. London lives with her husband and their fat cat who thinks he owns them.
As an award-winning, bestselling, multi-published author, London is living her childhood dream. She knew all the scribbling she did, that big imagination of hers, and all those clamoring characters running around in her head would pay off someday.
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So hey everyone. Good to be back among the living… for the most part.
As an author, I have had an opportunity to meet tons of new people — writers, readers and bloggers alike. I have formed friendships I know will last a lifetime. Most notably with the ladies in my critique group on Scribophile — The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pens, some of whom I am as close to as my own sisters. Love them, cheer for them, cry for them — they have shown me what friendship is about.
Another is the host of the blog we are celebrating today, In the Pages of a Good Book. Beckey has been amazingly supportive of my and my writing, so I was thrilled to have a chance to participate in her giveaway event.
And talk about giveaways… there are a ton of things happening, from a blog hop to a Facebook takeover event. Not to mention giveaways galore.
First off, let me give you the Giveaway Links:
For the Kindle:
One is for Just Authors
One is for an assortment of other goodies from gift cards to ebooks…
The hop runs thru August 31
If you would like to visit the other sites participating in the big HOP, the link to the sites can be found here:
And… here is the link to the Facebook Takeover event: https://www.facebook.com/events/570054896438601/
Facebook Takeover Schedule:
2pm: Just One More Page – Jen
4pm: Kristine Cayne
6pm: Jan Meredith
9pm: Renea Mason
Noon: CM Doporto
2pm: Jianne Carlo
4pm: Louisa Bacio
8pm: V.L. Locey
Noon: Dominique Eastwick
2pm: We Love Kink -Michelle
4pm: SJ Maylee
6pm: Perusing Princesses – Elizabeth
A BIG FAT CONGRATULATIONS AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO THE “IN THE PAGES OF A GOOD BOOK” BLOG!!
“Midnight Dawn straps you in from the beginning and whisks you away on an emotional, breath-taking ride of romance, fantasy, and good vs. evil. It’s magic.” –Naima Simone, author of the SECRETS AND SINS series
Release Date: August 4th, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, Embrace Imprint
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Back of the book:
Her soul remembers his touch, even if she doesn’t.
With only three days until the wraith king turns the earth into an all-you-can-eat buffet, Addison Beckett is forced to enlist brooding sentinel Asher Green’s help to unlock the Mortal Machine. According to the founder, all she has to do is find the sanctuary—the same sanctuary she can’t remember because Asher erased her memories.
Trying to save humanity while navigating Asher’s lies is a royal pain. But the more time she and Asher spend together, the harder her soul tries to remind her what else he’s made her forget—that he loves her, wants her, needs her.
When she’s trapped by the wraith king and forced to pick who will stand by her in the coming battle, Addison is faced with an impossible choice: the sentinel she loves who refuses to love her back, or a powerful stranger who insists they’re meant to be together. Her decision will determine the fate of humanity, and once decided, can’t be undone.
Teased yet? How about a little excerpt to really get you going, eh?
Excerpt (ch. 4):
Alone with Asher, my thoughts turned to the unknown I’d face with the badass in the bar, and my nerves unraveled. “You should have had Kat teach me to be a hussy instead of how to fight.” I wanted to ask him if he was going to take Kat as his conduit now that I knew for sure they were compatible, but it wasn’t any of my business, and I didn’t think I could handle the answer.
Asher turned to me several times, opening his mouth, but nothing came out.
“Yeah, still not good at giving comfort. Don’t worry about it.” Why had I been thinking this would be fun? Because I was totally mental, apparently. I closed my eyes and visualized the spot down in the true reality where I wanted to land. It was easier to go places I had an emotional attachment to, but I could go anywhere as long as I knew what it looked like.
When I called the Shift to descend, Asher caught my good arm before I made it out to the real world, snapping me back to him. “Addison, wait,” he said with more feeling than I’d heard from him in a while. Maybe ever. The skin contact sent a rush of endorphins through me, but still no signs of a deeper Machine whiz-bang reaction.
“What?” I managed to spit out of my sudden cotton mouth.
He arranged my long dark brown hair around my shoulders, suddenly freezing in place before dropping his hands and jamming them into his pants pockets. When he finally spoke, his voice had hollowed out, and he never raised his gaze higher than my chin. “You’re more charming than you realize. Just make lots of eye contact and smile at him, and he’ll be helpless to resist you.”
I couldn’t have been more stunned if someone had pushed me off a cliff. Then why doesn’t it work on you? my inner voice wanted to ask before I thought at it to shut the hell up.
“Be careful,” he said when I just stood there, staring at the sweet concern I could have sworn darkened his spectacular eyes. “I’ll be right behind you.”
My stomach warmed, and it took everything I had to make myself walk away from him.
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Jocelyn is an office grunt by day and creator of romance and adventure by night. Born a farmer’s daughter with a vivid imagination, she spent her childhood dreaming up stories.
With no formal training, she relied on the honest feedback of her writing group to take her from that first short story all the way to THE END of her first novel. She now has five published novels and has recently signed a 3-book deal with Entangled Publishing.
When she isn’t slinging words, you can find her shooting her bow or enjoying the serenity of family life in her little house in the woods.
Release Day Blitz: Welcome to Paradise by London Saint James (@LJSRomance) #western #romance #erotic
Description: Just three days before her thirtieth birthday, Acquisition Editor for Starling Press, Sutton Callaway, has buried the last of her family in the cemetery on the plot of land she inherited.
After turning down the powerful and wealthy owner of Triple Bar-S Ranch to sell her inheritance and walk away from the obligations of running one of the biggest cattle ranches in West Texas, Sutton puts her Dallas condo on the market, resigns her position from SP, packs the contents of her life into boxes, and heads for the one place filled with bittersweet memories—Paradise Ranch.
Will Sutton be able to handle the pressures of being the newly appointed cattle baroness, the rough and tumble men under her employ, and the temptation of a sexy mystery man? Or will her grandmother’s matriarchal boots be too big for her to fill?
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Purr-fect Mating Blog Tour: All the better to tease you with, my dear. #Excerpt #Teaser @RoanePublishing @WintersSheryl #Shifters
Hello and welcome back to the Nook!
As usual, I have a special treat for you all today. I have managed to score you all a teaser from the recently released shifter romance from Roane Publishing and author, Sheryl Winters, titled PURR-FECT MATING.
Gorgeous cover, ain’t it? *winks*
Of course, I have liked all of Roane’s covers so far. But, I digress… let me get to the good stuff… your peek at Purr-fect Mating.
On their wedding night, at the stroke of midnight, Wulfar changes into his shifted wolf form and cannot shift back. Not even to communicate with the woman he loves.
Fhina, upon waking the day after their mating, no longer recognizes her mate. Pregnant and confused, she’s convinced herself her mate has run away and left her to live alone. With his dog.
Can the cursed pair find a counter charm before Fhina gives birth? Will Wulfar be able to curb his inclination to run?
Or will their mutual curses break up their love affair before it’s really even started.
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Pounding on the door has us both jumping.
The discovery of finding my soul mate has me off center. We could die from my negligence. I must deal with this hunter, and soon. Taking a deep breath, I swing open the door.
Human cells twist to that of a feline. My arms and legs lengthen, growing more muscular. Fur sprouts where smooth skin was. My dress falls to the ground as my kitty skin erupts into being—one hundred percent Siberian Tiger. Roaring, I knock the gun from the hunter’s hand.
He falls backward with a heavy oof.
My claws unsheathe and I tap them against the human’s jaw, watching in delight as fear crawls into his eyes.
The man is the type who kills my kind for sport. It’s on the stench of his skin. The type of evil you can’t rid your flesh of. He’s one who deserves to die.
“You are not welcome here,” Wulfar growls from behind me.
“Another beast. Shit.” The hunter gropes for his gun, but the weight of my tiger body has him safely pinned to the ground.
“Do I look like a beast? Why were you knocking on my door?” The fur at my nape bristles. “Don’t you know your kind is not welcome in this area?”
The hunter squeals, wiggling beneath me and attempts some type of halfhearted Judo move, which he performs with ill grace.
Did he really think he could throw off a full grown tiger? Laying flat, I allow him to feel the true weight of my transformed body.
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Well — what are you waiting for… go get yourself a copy so you know what happens next!!
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About the Author: I never set out to be an author. Only a story teller. Some days I succeed better than others.