Monday, April 7, 2014

Literary Nook Blogiversary 3000 Likes Rafflecopter Giveaway!

We all love celebrations and contests!
 
Happy One Year Blogiversary
Literary Nook!


 

 
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

FREE romantic comedy, cowboy style: Today through Friday!

My critique partner has a FREE book out today!
If you love cowboys and romantic comedies, then please check out
Cowboy Wedding Mix-Up
 
 


 
FREE  April 1st - April 4th
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Blurb:

CJ Parker is sure she is insane for agreeing to go back to her hometown of Mountain’s Edge to see her ailing grandfather. To add to craziness she agrees to help plan the wedding of her childhood friend. No one told CJ the bride is pregnant or the wedding date is just over a week away. Not a problem, she’s a toughie, except she wasn’t counting on the chaos or her high school crush growing into a very hot cowboy.

Who the hell does Dalton Scott think he is being all sexy and kissing her ruthlessly? After the wedding from hell, facing the lies of her family, and admitting she is never getting over Dalton, she is going away. Well, that’s the plan anyway.

Dalton is sure his twin brother’s wedding is going to be one to remember—and not in a good way. Providing people stop mistaking him for his brother and accusing CJ of kissing the groom. After spending time with the beauty and some hot encounters all he has to do is convince the pretty CJ to give up planning weddings long enough to have one with him.



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Friday, March 21, 2014

Her Uniform Cowboy~ @Donna_Michaels #MySexySaturday #MSSWeek41 #Saturday7

It's Week 41 of the My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop!


 

This week we're talking about the sacrifices our heroes or heroines have to make to be with the one they love. Each character, each book is different, that's why we write love scenes unique to our characters.
 
Enjoy this week's hop where authors share 7 words, sentences or paragraphs from a book or WIP.

Today, I'm sharing a scene between my heroine and her uniform cowboy. Brandi has tracked down Kade miles out on his ranch, willing to sacrifice her relationship with him in order to get him to open up. Here are approximately 7 paragraphs of Her Uniform Cowboy: 

 
 
  
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She wanted very much to ask him what was wrong. To get him to talk, because she knew he needed to talk, to get everything out in the open and face his demons before he could heal. But by the tight set of his jaw and shoulders, she knew he was still too closed up.
He needed to be loosened.
And she knew exactly how to do that…
Without a word, she took the hat from his hands and set it on the boulder. When he opened his mouth, she put her finger over his lips and shook her head. It wasn’t time to talk, yet. It was time to feel.
Getting the impression the spot had meaning, she intended to add to the trend. Whether it was good or bad didn’t matter. She planned to add some very good memories to the place. Right now.
Cupping his jaw, she pressed into him, inhaling near his neck. Damn, he smelled good. So male...so Kade. She trailed her lips across his stubble, working her way to his neck where she sank her teeth. His inhale echoed around them, but he didn’t touch her, didn’t move, just clutched the damn boulder.
“It’s okay,” she said against his skin. “Let me in, Kade. Feel me.”
He shook his head. “No. I’m too broken.”
 
 


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Monday, March 17, 2014

Winner of Tina Donahue's prize is...



Thanks, ladies, for stopping by and helping me celebrate Stolen Desire. Legena, you're my winner! Please contact me at tina@tinadonahue.com for your prize. :)



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Guest post & Contest! -Tina Donahue is talking about her new release and a contest!

Good morning!
 
Today is release day for Award Winning author Tina Donahue, so lets give her a welcome and learn a little bit about her, her new release, her books and her contest! 


STOLEN DESIRE
BOOK FOUR – OUTLAWED REALM SERIES 

EROTIC PARANORMAL 


Available at: Samhain - Amazon - B&N  


Blurb: 

Her freedom depends on one man. A criminal to his realm…  

Outlawed Realm, Book 4  

One minute, Paige Ross is outside a Seattle bar, grieving a failed engagement. The next, she jerks awake in a weird, candlelit room with velvet walls, black silk sheets, and a man who motions for silence. 

Paige has little choice but to trust the powerful stranger who promises a way out of what looks like Satan’s brothel. And pray his promise to keep her safe is as real as the heat burning in his eyes.

Banished from E2’s ruling elite for supposed crimes against the realm, Zekin risks everything to rescue those brought to E5 for the guards’ carnal pleasure. Paige will be leaving this inhospitable realm of fire and ice—if he can somehow forget the way her trembling body melts in his arms.  

Safe—temporarily—in an underwater world populated by strange creatures, Paige’s sexual awakening explodes into an unquenchable need that consumes them both. But the guards will be looking for her. And Zekin’s plan to send her home is a dangerous journey she cannot—will not—take without him.
 

Warning: Scorching-hot sex and loads of aching tenderness between a drool-worthy hunk who’s determined to do the right thing and a woman who’s not about to give him up.
 

Excerpt: 

Thick gray clouds rolled above them, heavy with more snow. A sliver of bluish-white light poured through a gap in the cloud cover, as though the moon were trying to bleed through. Its rays swept across the land, which shimmered in the frail glow, sparkling like thousands of diamonds. The effect lasted only a moment, and then the light receded, with shadows once again taking over the hostile terrain.
As though that worried him, Zekin increased his already fast pace, pausing only once to shove her clothing into a snowdrift, burying it.
Why?
Paige wasn’t able to ask. She struggled to keep up, gulping air. It should have been icy, hurting her throat, but wasn’t. The transparent mask no doubt heated it. How was that possible? Desperate for answers, she cried out, “Where are we going?”
Zekin looked over. “A colony where you’ll be safe.”
Paige dug her fingers into his hand. “Where are we? What is this place?”
“E5.”
What in the hell was that? A government installation where scientists conducted classified studies and had pleasure slaves on the side? That made absolutely no—
Wait a sec. Suddenly, Paige recalled Zekin mentioning E1 when he’d first come into her room.
“I’ll do all I can to bring you back to E1,” he’d promised her then.
Instinctively, she held back. Just as quickly, Zekin yanked her forward.
“Don’t fight me,” he warned, “or you’ll end up like the others you saw outside the guards’ outpost.”
Paige shivered so badly, her voice shook. “Did those bastards throw the bodies out there after they murdered those people?”
“Only some. The others they pushed out there to die.”
Why?
“They weren’t useful any longer.” Again, he glanced over. “When one of the guards found you and brought you here, they got rid of the other woman. That’s what they do when they tire of females from your realm, or the pleasure slaves they haven’t already killed.”
Paige was about to pepper him with more questions. Instead, her mind snagged on one word—realm.
“You mean country?” Maybe she’d been wrong about his nationality. It wasn’t Greek or Middle-Eastern but Russian. Could be this was Siberia. In a weird sort of way, that made sense. “Is that what you meant—my country? The USA? America?”
He regarded the landscape past her. “We have to hurry before the other guards return and see us.”
Paige couldn’t imagine how that was possible. The material covering them was the same tint as their surroundings, making them virtually invisible…unless the guards had some kind of special eyewear, like night-vision goggles, that allowed them to see what the naked eye couldn’t. “How far is the colony?”
“Past that body of water.” He gestured toward what appeared to be an enormous frozen lake ringed by drifts.
As Paige scanned the area beyond it, searching for some sort of building, a flock of birds flew over the lake. At least she thought they were birds. Their thick feathers were an ashy white, their wingspans enormous, like nothing she’d ever seen.
They flew in an odd formation, not the usual V pattern, but in a perfect circle. Paige couldn’t help but stare at the phenomenon. How in the world did they do—
A thunderous crackling sound interrupted her thoughts, and the again screeching wind.
She flinched. Zekin released her hand and moved in front, his body pushing hers back, shielding Paige as something shattered the ice from beneath the center of the lake. Within seconds, a creature pushed through, hurling its milky body upward. The waves that followed it froze instantly in the raw air, the ends of the water curled over like a fine crystal sculpture. As massive as a blue whale, the creature surged from the lake, a horn protruding from its snout, no doubt what pierced the ice. With blinding speed, it penetrated the circle made by the birdlike creatures.
Shrieking wildly, they scattered, but it did no good. The whale-like thing swung its monstrous head back and forth, gulping several of the creatures before gravity pulled it back down to the water. A thin sheet of ice formed instantly, hiding its exit. Harsh winds toppled the frozen waves as easily as if they’d been a house of cards, then pushed them against the snowdrifts, returning the scene to the relative calm of a few minutes before as though none of the carnage had occurred.
Paige continued to hyperventilate. What kind of fucking nightmare had she stumbled into? Was it possible she’d been drugged and was hallucinating? If not… Aw crap, she didn’t want to think about that.
“There’s nothing to fear,” Zekin assured. “The thing has had its fill for the moment. It won’t harm—”
Her embrace stopped him. She clung to Zekin, her face pressed against his back, praying he wouldn’t push her away. “Don’t leave me, please,” she begged.
Her fiancĂ©, Johnny, had done that, calling off their wedding after she’d worked so hard on the plans and getting him to want her. He never apologized. He’d just told her the score, saying they could still live together. As if she’d want that. Before he’d bugged out on her, her mother and then eventually her father had also left. She’d had no one for too long and by God, right now, Paige needed the warmth of Zekin’s body, the security and comfort of his size to preserve her sanity. To give her hope that they’d both get through this.
“Please,” she repeated.
“I won’t,” he murmured. “It’s all right.” With his hands on her wrists, Zekin gently pulled her arms from him but didn’t step away.
If he had, Paige would have followed. Out here, she had no shame, no pride, just an unbearable need to be close.
He turned to face her, then hesitated only a moment before wrapping his arms around her in a sheltering caress. She couldn’t stop shaking. As he ran his hand down her back, he whispered, “You’re safe.”
No, she wasn’t. Neither was he. Not out here in arctic-land. Deep inside, Paige was terrified they weren’t on Earth any longer. It was crazy to even consider that, but how else to explain all of this? How could either of them survive? Why had he even risked his life to rescue her? Who was he? Where had he come from?
She pressed her cheek against his shoulder. The transparent material covering her face was exactly like skin, letting her feel his solid frame, his heat. She snuggled, unable to stop herself, indulging in this small, welcome intimacy as the world went crazy around them.
The wind died for a moment, then picked up again, slamming against her body as it screamed past. Clouds continued to sink, weighted with snow.
“I’m sorry,” she whispered.
His hand stalled on her back. “For what?”
Being scared and being a burden, asking too many questions, not knowing how to make this better. All her life, Paige had done whatever she could so people wouldn’t leave her. Didn’t work. They always had.
“Getting you into this,” she finally said.
If she hadn’t had those stupid drinks at Rozie’s, if she hadn’t gotten involved with Johnny—a damn fool who couldn’t commit to marriage much less save her ass out here—none of this would have happened.
“You had nothing to do with this,” Zekin said. “It was my choice to come.”
 

Available now at: Samhain - Amazon - B&N  
Release: March 11
 

Other books in the Outlawed Realm series:
         
 

 
 Unending Desire – Book One          Illicit Desire – Book Two        Shameless Desire – Book Three
 
  
About Tina:

Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic romances (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. The French review site, Blue Moon reviews, chose her erotic romance Sensual Stranger as their Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category). The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for Lush Velvet Nights, and two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011 and 2012). Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.
 



 
~*~CONTEST DETAILS:

Tina will choose one commenter as her winner. Winner gets her choice of one of Tina’s award-winning, bestselling ebooks from this list: 

1. Adored – RWA award-winning; EPIC 2011 Finalist; 4 Stars RT
2. Deep, Dark, Delicious – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Holt Medallion Award of Merit
3. Lush Velvet Nights – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Golden Nib Award
4. In His Arms – SIX 5 Star Reviews; 4 Stars RT
5. Sensual Stranger – 2010 Book of the Year (erotic); 4 Stars RT
6. The Yearning – Top Ten Bestseller
7. Take Me Away – #1 Pick, Miz Love Loves Books
8. Unending Desire – Best Book Rating LASR
9. SiNN – Nominated for Book of the Week LASR
10. Sinfully Wicked – Magnificent – Romancing the Book
11.  Claiming Magique – Top Pick – NOR
12. Illicit Desire – Four Stars Romantic Times
13. Come Fill Me – Five Stars – Guilty Pleasures

 
Thanks for joining us today. Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win. Good luck!
 

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Sizzling Six Pack Party with Melissa Schroeder!

Join the fun tomorrow, March 11th, as I, along with 10 other authors, help Melissa Schroeder celebrate the release of her new bundle:
 
 A Little Harmless Six Pack



From 9 am to 9 pm
 


 Stop by for some crazy, hot fun and your chance to win prizes! Melissa will also be sharing info on upcoming Harmless books.

Confirmed to Appear:


Lynn Crain
Marissa Dobson
Tilly Greene
Sharon Hamilton
Heather Long, Author
Donna Michaels
TJ Michaels
Virginia Nelson
Eve Vaughn
Brandy Walker
Natasza Waters


Hope to see you there. And good luck!!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Her Unbridled Cowboy~ @Donna_Michaels #MySexySaturday #MSSWeek39 #Saturday7

Welcome to Week 39 of the My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop!

 

This week's theme is bump ’n sexy. You know, when need and passion becomes too much and only fast and wild will assuage the hunger. Yes, that bump 'n sexy.
 
Everyone loves the up-against-the-wall, on-the-desk...or in the case of my share this week...in-the-pantry-now. Enjoy this week's hop where authors share 7 words, sentences or paragraphs from a book or WIP.

Today, I'm sharing a hot pantry scene between my heroine chef and her unbridled cowboy. Here are approximately 7 paragraphs of Her Unbridled Cowboy: 






Available at Amazon



As soon as the doors closed behind them, Connor gently shoved her into the nearby pantry and shut the door. Before she could ask what was wrong, he had her up against the wall, bodies pressed tight, mouth on hers in a hungry, demanding kiss.
All thoughts of anxiety, lunch and the people in the other room shot from her mind as heat and need took over. Dang, the cowboy can kiss. She clutched him, her knees buckling, moan low in her throat as she rocked into him.
He broke the kiss and buried his face in her hair. “God, I thought about doing that all week.”
She trembled, forehead resting against his collarbone. Then why didn’t you come over, she wanted to ask. But didn’t. “Me, too,” she said, instead.
He began placing open-mouthed kisses on her neck, while his hands started to roam. One skimmed over her hip and the other cupped her breast, brushing the tip back and forth through her bra, and sending a wave of heat straight to her core.
“Sorry I didn’t get to see you this week, darlin’,” he said against the curve of her neck, nipping, biting, licking, until she could hardly breathe. “I’ve been busy at the ranch, and now I’m about to head to a horse auction with Kade for a few days. I only agreed to come into town with the guys because I heard they were stopping here.”
Her hand found its way under his shirt, and she was enjoying the feel of his skin quivering under her touch. “I’m glad you did,” she managed to say before he completely stole her breath by slipping a hand down her pants. “Connor…”
“I know,” he said, kissing her lips, his tongue dipping inside her mouth in slow, languid thrusts.
Both of his hands were on her jeans, unbuttoning, and the rasp of her zipper pulled her out of her daze. She freed her mouth and sucked in air.
“W-what are you doing?”
“You,” he replied. “In a few seconds.” 

 

 
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