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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

My Happy Endings Giveaway Hop WINNERS!!

A big thank you to all who participated, and to Reading Romance for hosting such a fun giveway hop!

Without further adue, my two random winners are...

Laurie   and    Book Attict
Check your emails and please let me know which free eBook you want:
Captive Hero or Cowboy-Sexy!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Happy Endings Giveaway Hop!

Happy endings romance giveaway hop


Tell your happy ending story!

The Happy Endings Giveaway Hop was organized by Reading Romances!
Hello and welcome to the Happy Endings giveaway hop! This is my first time hosting a Giveaway Hop and I look forward to having fun.

My Happy Ending:

I was lucky. Back in *cough* the early 80's, I met my future husband in high school. Michael was a year older but we were both in the same computer class together. He was a good friend, nothing more. As a matter of fact, he was dating the sister of another friend of ours. It wasn't until he'd graduated and went off to basic training that we actually got together. Our teacher had the class write to Michael as an assignment while he was at Fort Benning, GA. I was the only one he wrote back to, asking for my senior photo and my phone number. Imagine  my surprise. Since he was the epidome of my heroes, strong, handsome and funny, I wrote back and included my photo and phone number. We went on our first date the very day he got back, and we've been together ever since.
Michael is still in the National Guard. He's full time now, and this May we'll be married 27 years. It doesn't feel nearly that long. We may not look the same as we did in high school, but we sure do feel the same about each other.  Right now, his unit was activated to pull inaguration duty down in D.C. I still miss him when he goes away, but those homecomings are stuff to write about!
Oh, wait...hehe...I do!


My Contest is international:

For me, happy endings are a must when I read or write. I love the content feeling that follows when I close the book. If the characters are happy and satisfied, then so am I. How about you? What do you like about Happy Endings?
 Leave a comment and I'll draw 2 random names to win their choice of either of my latest releases:
Prize 1:  US and INT - PDF of CAPTIVE HERO (Time-shift Heroes Series-Book One)
Prize 2: US and INT - PDF of COWBOY-SEXY
Amazon              B & N
 Don't forget to hop over to these other blogs for more Happy Endings and prizes! Good luck! 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Deep In The Heart Romance: DITHR "Special Feature Author" Donna Michaels

Deep In The Heart Romance: DITHR "Special Feature Author" Donna Michaels: What was the first book you ever published? The first book I ever published was THANKS FOR GIVING, a holiday novella revolving around…s...

And the Winner is...

Good morning!

The winner of a PDF from my backlist is....

Laura Troxel!

Congratulations, Laura!

A big THANK YOU to all who took the time to leave comments for my Something New, Something Naughty blog hop post. I had a lot of fun getting to know everyone. And thank you to Jennifer Wright and Lisabet Sarai for putting this blog hop together.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Something New, Something Naughty Blog Hop *Warning Adult Content*


Hello, and welcome to my post in the:

 Something New, Something Naughty Blog Hop!

For the next few days, there are 35 authors posting similar blogs, each holding a seperate contests for your chance to win anywhere you leave a comment. Plus, Jennifer Wright and Lisabet Sarai will be giving away three prizes. One lucky winner will receive the grand prize of a $60 gift certificate to EdenFantasys. Two other winners will receive a $25 gift certificate to their choice of the following book sites: Amazon, All Romance eBooks, Barnes & Noble, or Total-E-Bound. So leave a comment everywhere you visit and increase your chances of winning! Good luck!
The 'Something New' for me is my very first self-published release:
CAPTIVE HERO (Time-shift Heroes Series-Book One).
When Marine Corps test pilot, Captain Samantha Sheppard accidentally flies back in time and inadvertently saves the life of a WWII VMF Black Sheep pilot, she changes history and makes a crack decision to abduct him back to the present. With the timeline in jeopardy, she hides the handsome pilot at her secluded cabin in the Colorado wilderness.
But convincing her sexy, stubborn captive that he is now in another century proves harder than she anticipated—and soon it becomes difficult to tell who is captor and who is captive when the more he learns about the future, the more Sam discovers about the past, and the soul-deep connection between them.
As their flames of desire burn into overdrive, her flying Ace makes a historical discovery that threatens her family’s very existence. Sam’s fears are taken to new heights when she realizes the only way to fix the time-line is to sacrifice her captive hero...or is it?
Can love truly survive the test of time?              

And now for 'Somthing Naughty' ...
Adult Excerpt:
“I want to be wherever you are, whenever possible, Samantha.”
She drew back to look into his intense blue-green gaze. “I want that, too, Mitch. I want that so very much.”
Ever so slowly, he began to unbutton her shirt. His fingers softly brushed her skin in an excruciatingly unhurried pace, all the while holding her gaze. Just when Sam didn’t think she could take anymore, he undid the top button. Her heart beat wildly in anticipation, nipples straining against her red satin bra, eager for his touch as he gently eased the shirt off her shoulders and let it slide down her arms.
“Hotsy-totsy,” he murmured, admiring her bra.
Yes, very.  She meant her temperature, but knew from having heard her grandfather use the term many times it meant pleasing.
“My thong matches.”
Turned on, the blue and green of his eyes mixed to form a deep aqua, once again gleaming brighter than warm Bermuda waters.
He groaned, leaned close to her ear and whispered, “Show me.”
Sam felt herself grow damp at his gruff, naughty tone. Empowered, she sat on the bed, quickly removed her boots and socks, undid her pants, which slid down her legs to pool at her feet when she stood.
His eyes darkened and she watched his chest rise on an inhale. Riding the wave of confidence, she stepped out of her jeans and slowly twisted in a circle, smiling at his audible intake of breath.
“Beautiful,” he breathed, reaching for her, crushing her close.
One hand roamed freely over her body while the other threaded through her hair, holding her head while they kissed fierce and needy and rough. Heady indeed.
Releasing her mouth, he reined kisses along her jaw and nuzzled behind her ear just as his wicked hand slipped inside her thong and zeroed in on her sweet spot. She moaned and rocked into his hand, pushing his shirt up, needing to feel skin.
He released her to make quick work of his uniform shirt and T-shirt before reaching for her again. His fingers were warm and sure as they pulled the red satin straps down her arms, kissing each breast until his fingers worked the hooks, and the bra fell to the floor.
“Beautiful,” he murmured again, running his hands up her body to cup the underside of her breasts, holding them while he took his time suckling their peaks.
Sam moaned and grabbed his head, pressing closer, loving the way his bare skin felt against her flesh. Those wickedly talented hands traveled south, and Sam’s breath hitched in her throat, anticipating, waiting…needing him to touch her everywhere.
And he did.
Dropping to his knees, he kissed a path downward while his hands caressed her backside, her hips, her upper thighs, thumbs deliciously brushing the wisp of satin, making her cry out, driving her crazy.
“You’re wet,” he said, finally tugging the thong down her legs.
Hell ya. She was damn needy, too.
Gently, he eased her against the bed, where she sat just on the edge, leaning back on her elbows, watching him trail kisses up her inner thigh. She’d never been so exposed, but heaven help her, Sam wanted this with Mitch. He looked up, aqua eyes glittering with the very need trembling through her limbs.
“I’ve wanted to do this ever since you dropped that damn towel.”
Before she could draw a breath, he spread her folds apart and pressed his lips against her. She moaned, and threw her head back, lost in the sensation of his mouth working her over. Tongue twirling, finger touching, he brought her so very close to that glorious horizon. If he didn’t stop…
“Mitch…I…don’t want to waste it,” she managed to say through hitched breaths.
He lifted his head, eyes positively glowing. “Never a waste. Give it to me, Samantha. Come for me,” he said, before reclaiming her for his own.
The incredible man knew her better than she did, he knew what she wanted, needed—and how to give it.  And boy, did he give.  He adopted a rhythm that had her riding a powerful wave of heat. She thrust her hands through his hair, holding on, falling, gasping as her orgasm hit hard and intense. It was as if he’d been on a mission to give her extreme pleasure. He succeeded. And when the shuddering stopped, he was still there, lapping, bringing her down with a gentleness she’d never known.
She lay back on the bed, panting, watching as he finished stripping off the rest of his clothes. He was hard, all of him, and his body glistened with a beckoning sheen. When he joined her, they scooted up further, and she immediately rolled him onto his back, using her lips and hands to explore every inch of his hard, rigid body. She wanted to give him the pleasure he’d just bestowed.
Threading his fingers in her hair, he brought her mouth to his for a fierce, hot kiss while her hands continued to touch and stroke, finding and curling around the bulging erection she needed to feel inside.
The man was a handful of throbbing temptation.
Releasing her mouth, he kissed her neck before he rolled her onto her back and got up.
The loss of his heat chilled her skin.
“What’s wrong?”
“Nothing,” he replied, bending down at the bottom of the bed. The sound of a zipper broke the silence, a second later he was ripping open a packet and rolling on a condom. “Why do you think I left to get my bag before?”
Sam smiled. “Clever man.”
His eyes gleamed. “Let me show you how clever.” Twisting her around so her head was toward the bottom of the bed, he knelt between her legs, dipping down to kiss a path up her body, lingering on each breast, nipping, tugging, sucking until she squirmed. He released her nipple to capture her mouth, but only long enough to make her mildly breathless before nuzzling her neck, finding the blissful spot behind her ear. Bugger. As his tongue and lips tormented, making her squirm, his hand traveled south, cupping her mound, finger sinking inside then back out in an upward motion.
She moaned. Oh, the man was clever as hell. She liked clever. She loved clever. He drew back, staring into her eyes while he held her hips and slowly entered. Another moan left her lips, this time mingling with his deep, guttural groan.
“You feel so damn good, Samantha,” he said, placing a hand on either side of her head, leaning down for a kiss. “I could stay here forever.”

CAPTIVE HERO is available in eBook and Print garnering 5 Star reviews at Amazon:

 My Prize:
Just leave a comment (and your email address) and one randomly drawn name on the 14th will win their choice of a free PDF from my backlist!
~Don't forget about Jennifer's and Lisabeth's 3 prizes! Be sure to hop to the blogs below for more New & Naughty, and increase your chances to win!And don't forget to check the Something New, Something Naughty Headquarters blog, too!~

Adriana Kraft
Adriana Kraft
Alisha Paige/Ruby Vines
Addicted to Genre Bending
Ann Cory
Ann Cory
Cassandra Carr
Hot Blogging with Heart
Cherie Noel
Great Expectations
Diane Thorne
Diane Thorne - Erotic Romance Author
Donna George Storey
Sex, Food, and Writing
Donna Michaels
Romaginative Fiction-Donna's Dish
Elise VanCise
Gladiator's Pen
Harlie Williams
Harlie Williams, Writer
Helena Harker
Open the Door to Your Fantasies
Jennifer Wright
Jennifer Wright's Blog
Justus Roux
Where Love and Erotic Know No Boundaries
Kayelle Allen
Unstoppable Heroes
Kelli Scott
Lip Service
Kendall McKenna
Love and Dog Tags
Lisabet Sarai
Beyond Romance
Lisa Carlisle
Lisa Carlisle's News
Lyndi Lamont
Lyndi's Love Notes
M. S. Spencer
M. S. Spencer Tale Spinner
Marie Sexton
Marie Sexton
May Water
May Water's Erotica
Michelle Moon
Ink Dipped Moon
Mona Karel
Mona Karel Blog
Naomi Bellina
Naomi Bellina Adventurous Erotic Romance
Nicole Morgan
Bringing Passion To Life
Rose Anderson
Calliopes Writing Tablet
Roz Lee
Roz Lee
S. Dora
S. Dora
Sapphire Phelan
Sapphire Phelan's Passion Corner
Stormie Kent
Stormie Kent's Musings
Suz deMello
Fearless, Fast-paced Fiction
Synithia Williams
Synithia Williams
Victoria Pinder
Victoria Pinder Romance Author
Virginia Nelson
Virginia Nelson, Author

Monday, January 7, 2013

Honor's Center Stage: Center Stage with Donna Michaels

Honor's Center Stage: Center Stage with Donna Michaels: Spotlight Questions All Business: Where do your ideas come from? Anywhere and everywhere. Watching strangers interact; from someth...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Cowboy-Sexy is now available in more eFormats!

Good morning!

Cowboy-Sexy is offically released through The Wild Rose Press, today!

For the past three months, Amazon had the exclusive rights, but now Finn's story is available in several e-formats. If you own a Nook or an eReader other than Kindle, and were interested in reading Cowboy-Sexy, than I'm pleased to announce my sexy former Navy SEAL turned cowboy is now available for your reading pleasure!



Finn Brennan was used to his brother playing practical jokes, but this time he’d gone too far--sending him a woman as a ranch hand, and not just a woman, but a Marine.
When Lt. Camilla Walker's CO asks her to help out at his family's dude ranch until he returns from deployment, she never expected to be thrust into a mistaken engagement to his sexy, cowboy twin--a former Navy SEAL who hates the Corps.
The Corps took Finn’s father, his girlfriend and threatened his naval career. He’s worked hard for another shot at getting back to active duty and won’t let his brother’s prank interfere. The last thing he needs is the temptation of a headstrong, unyielding, hot Marine getting in the way. 
New PG-13 Excerpt:
Dawn broke as they stepped out of the house. Purple, pink and orange hugged the skyline and promised a beautiful day. Finn watched Cammie adjust her backpack then glance at the gear slung over his shoulders.
“A riffle?” She stopped next to him and looked at his gun. “Boy, Navy, you really go all out.”
“You’ll thank me if we run into any mountain lions or bears.”
The Marine’s gaze shot to the trees and she frowned. “Oh, I hope not. They’re beautiful creatures. I’d hate for you to have to kill either.”
Finn stared at her a full ten seconds before he shook his head and started up the trail in a sprint. Heather wouldn’t have given a damn about the animals. What was he thinking? He nearly laughed out loud. The fashion conscious woman wouldn’t have been caught dead in the woods. Her idea of roughing it had been take-out on Saturday nights.
What was wrong with him?
His steps slowed. Comparing the two women seemed to be his new hobby. It was time he got over it.
“Pick up the pace, Navy,” the Marine commanded, brushing past.
His desire to take the lead took a back seat to Cammie’s back seat when his gaze settled on her perfect butt. Damn. The woman has a hell of a figure. His mouth watered. When she turned slightly and gave him a view of her rounded chest, he decided from now on she could take point, he preferred to be on her six.
They had been at it nearly twenty minutes when she suddenly stopped. “Hold up.”
He halted beside her. “What’s wrong?”
Rifle in hand, he immediately scanned the area for danger.
“It’s nothing like that.” She shook her head and bent enticingly over a pile of rocks. “We need to bulk up.”
He already was, and his cargo pants grew tighter when she dropped to her hands and knees before adding three large rocks to her backpack.
The woman had no idea what she did to him, which was a good thing. He didn’t need that complication. His gaze lingered on her backside. Still, he was not above enjoying the free view.
When she stood and turned to him, he snapped out of his fantasy and slid the backpack off his shoulders. Focus on the Navy, not the sexy Marine, he silently scolded, unzipping his pack to add four sizable rocks. Cammie grabbed the backpack and shook it to test the weight. Her gaze traveled over his chest and shoulders.
“I think you can handle more.” She added another before handing the pack back.
He raised a brow.
So did she. “Is there a problem, Navy?”
“No, ma’am.” He grinned, slipping the gear back onto his shoulders. “Let’s go.”
Frustration set in ten minutes later. If the trail had been wider, Finn would’ve passed the Marine off, view be damned. He needed to pick up the pace. Was she deliberately keeping it low? Better not be because of his leg. He didn’t need charity.
Swallowing a curse, he increased his speed and cut through the brush until he was in front. Time to do what he’d set out to do, increase his stamina. In the field, there would be no room for slackers. You fall behind, you could get killed.
A half hour later, he reached a clearing, Cammie surprisingly right on his heels. Admiration seeped into his thoughts. Many recruits wouldn’t have kept up. But the sexy woman was no recruit. She was a seasoned Marine, and he’d do well to remember it.
COWBOY-SEXY is available NOW at The Wild Rose Press and Amazon

Thanks for reading,