Monday, 16 December 2013

When does a split personality require practice? Meet @DeborahJay2 #Giveaway


Happy Monday! I'm delighted to be interviewing author Deborah Jay today about her new book Desprite Measures. Please make her feel welcome.

I'll be giving away one copy of her book to one lucky person who comments on this post. So make sure you leave a comment.

On to the interview...

Q1) Welcome to me blog, Debby. Can you tell us a little about yourself


I have a split personality – or perhaps there’s two of me?
By day, professional rider and trainer of dressage horses, and published author on the subject under my daytime name of Debby Lush.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

I just wanted you back #SexySnippets #Christmas

Welcome back to Sexy Snippets hosted by The Nuthouse Scribblers where we share seven sentences from a published book or work-in-progress. If you're a writer, feel free to join us by signing up at the Sexy Snippets page. Sign up opens every Tuesday and closes midnight every Saturday (UK time).
  This week I'm sharing from Island Bound, my moving and sizzling Christmas romance about a couple whose marriage is on the verge of a breakdown and how they get their second chance. You can read the full Chapter One HERE.

In this scene, we're reminded that Christmas is about more than decorations and presents. It's about having the ones we love alive and well and with us. I hope you enjoy it.

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“It’s Christmas. It doesn’t feel very festive at the moment. The house is bare of decorations.”

“I don’t mind.” She choked back the tears and lump in her throat. Christmas in this house had always been very special with family, friends, decorations, presents, and parties. “It doesn’t have to be decorated for it to be Christmas. I just wanted you back, and now I’ve got that.”

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Monday, 9 December 2013

An Interview with Lolita Lopez @lowriter #scifi #romance


Happy Monday, readers! Today, I'm hosting author Lolita Lopez on her blog tour as she showcases her latest book Saved by Venom. Read on for my interview with her.

At the end of this interview, there is a chance to win a $100 gift card. Read on for more.


Welcome to my blog, Lolita. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I'm just your everyday work at home mom type gal—except for the dirty book writing part, I guess! I've lived in Texas my entire life, started out in West Texas near the oilfields and am currently in East Texas. I have a big, alpha male Viking throwback of a husband and a quirky, rambunctious four-year-old daughter.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

#SexySnippets from Island Bound #Christmas #Holidayromance

Welcome back to Sexy Snippets hosted by The Nuthouse Scribblers where we share seven sentences from a published book or work-in-progress. If you're a writer, feel free to join us by signing up at the Sexy Snippets page. Sign up opens every Tuesday and closes midnight every Saturday (UK time).

This week I'm sharing from Island Bound, my moving and sizzling Christmas romance about a couple whose marriage is on the verge of a breakdown and how they get their second chance. This book is currently discounted on SALE at Amazon and All Romance eBooks from $3.99 to $0.99 for a limited period. Pick up your copy NOW. :-)
You can read the full Chapter One HERE.
Here's the snippet. I love this scene especially because of the last line. It sums up Joshua's determination to mend their marriage. I hope you enjoy it.
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The shock of the cold wind reminded her they were standing outside on the balcony. In a private corner surrounded by palm trees, they were not overlooked by other buildings, yet any of the servants could walk by and glance up.
“Joshua,” she whispered a warning, but the sound came out more like a plea.
He groaned, lifted his head, and leaned his forehead to hers.

“If we didn’t have to be somewhere today, I would’ve taken this to its natural conclusion this morning,” he said in a husky voice as he straightened her robe and tied the belt around her waist. “But know two things. We will conclude this, and I’m never going to let you go.”
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I hope you enjoyed it. Leave me a comment. I love reading them.
If you're still undecided about this story, here are some of the reviews:
"OMG! I loved this book from start to finish... It's a definite page turner... You'll run the gamit of emotions with this read..." ~ Amazon reviewer.

"there was a fierce passion from the very first paragraph that just kept me reading." ~ Amazon reviewer

"I love that Joshua doesn't really understand the reasons that Christy has for wanting out of their marriage but is willing to go all out to save it. It has sexy scenes and is a reminder to us all that love can win, as long as we are willing to give it a chance." ~ Amazon reviewer

"This is a heartwarming and passionate tale of a marriage in trouble, and their struggle to find each other again." ~ Bestselling author, Doris O'Connor.

Remember to check out the other sexy snippets this Sunday. Have a great week ahead!

Monday, 2 December 2013

#Interview Deck The Halls with Zrinka Jelic @Firetulip #holidayromance

Happy Monday, people! I'm excited to have guest author Zrinka Jelic here this week. Her latest book Deck The Halls is a Christmas novella just in time for the holidays. Please make her feel welcome.

Leave a comment and you could win a copy of her book. I will pick a winner next week.
Lisa B. won a copy of His Reign by Sascha Illyvich. A copy has already been sent to her.

Now on to the interview.


Q1) Welcome to my blog, Zrinka. Can you tell us a little about yourself


One of the most dreaded questions on job interviews. I never know what they would want to hear, if I’m volunteering too much info, giving the wrong impression. But I’m assuming I’m safe here, so here we go. I love to lose myself in a good book, and I love to lose myself in writing a good book. It’s hard to find time for both. A full time job takes most of my day, then the house chores, two kids and if there’s a time at the end of the day, I usually dedicate it to my writing.


Q2) You're my kind of girl. So, have you always wanted to be an author?


No, although I love to make up stories and alternate versions of movies or books, I never put the pen to the paper. Once actually, I wrote the story by hand,  in grade seven (I think) and somehow every girl wanted to read it.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

#SexySnippets Why didn't you return my call? #WIP

Welcome back to  Sexy Snippets hosted by The Nuthouse Scribblers where we share seven sentences from our published novel or work-in-progress.

I'm bringing you more snippets from my current WIP, Making Scandal the 2nd book in my contemporary romance series The Essien Trilogy coming next year via Decadent Publishing. I didn't complete this story in time for NaNoWriMo, bohoohoo. But at least I'm still writing it.
In this scene Mark and Faith are meeting for a second time. I think the snippet speaks for itself. I hope you enjoy it.

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Blair Underwood as Mark Essien
"Why didn't you return my call?" Mark asked after the waiter had taken their drinks orders.

"I've had a very busy week at work," Faith said, lifting her shoulder in a blasé shrug in an attempt to mask the more than casual sensations twirling in her belly.

"Is that the real reason or are you avoiding me?"

She glanced at him and lowered her gaze to the table, not wanting him to see how much he affected her.

"I'm not avoiding you, although I think we don't really have anything more to say to each other."

His hand settled on her left thigh, branding her with strength and heat, her fitted linen pencil skirt providing little protection for her awakening skin.

"There's still plenty we haven't said to each other."
 
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Let me know what you think. I love to read you comments.
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