Monday, February 25, 2013

Please Welcome Cara Carnes

Please welcome Cara Carnes. She is here promoting her current release Weekend Menage which is available now at Ellora's Cave. There is also a giveaway to go along with her tour for a $50 gift card for either Amazon, Barnes & Noble or All Romance E-books.  Contest runs through 2/6/13-3/28/13.


One night of controlled passion is all she allows.

Rebecca Ann Majors fled the temptation of a ménage once, but now the two sexy men starring in her wildest fantasy are back and demanding her complete surrender for the weekend. Emboldened by lust, she succumbs to her desire and learns ecstasy has a price.

They demand everything she has and more.

Joe Davenport and Dillan Morrisey were used to handling any situation—including the sexy siren who’d sashayed out of their lives two years ago. This time she’ll quench their lust even if it means they have to share her.

When Sunday morning dawns the three must decide if one weekend was enough to sate the passion they shared.

Excerpt-Rated R

“I love how sexy your hard nipples look in this nightie,” Joe whispered. “I can’t wait to take one into my mouth and clench it between my teeth until you beg me to stop.”

Her knees buckled, pushing the finger buried in her a little deeper. She thrust forward, into Dillan’s hand. The two men groaned at her acquiescence. Pleasure streamed from the slow rhythm Dillan set with his digit. Joe cupped her breasts and squeezed. Gratitude consumed her that the men remained silent, allowing her to slip into the spiraling ecstasy traveling her body. Focus gravitated toward Dillan’s ministrations when he added a second finger to the rhythmic pace, drilling her toward an orgasm.

Joe pinched her nipples, then ran his hands down her sides to her thighs. She shivered at the touch and wished the material weren’t separating them. Even though it was thin, it felt thick and heavy on her sensitized skin.

Then he lifted her. She gasped in shock, her eyes opening. Dillan grinned when her thighs were pulled wider apart and she was left dangling in Joe’s strong embrace. Deft fingers fucked, then rubbed her clit—drawing every stroke out with deliberate attentiveness.

Rebecca clung to each burst of pleasure, but Dillan pulled her from the edge each time she came close. “Please.”

The momentum ceased. Piercing blue so dark it’d become black captured her attention. She sighed against Dillan’s mouth when he leaned in and captured her lower lip. He suckled long enough to create a second inferno of need deep within her.

“I’m going to explode.”

Joe chuckled. “That’s the point.”

Dillan lifted her from Joe’s embrace and carried her into the bedroom. She settled into the comforter and looked up at the two men. Her skin heated under their perusal, but neither made a move to remove the thin negligee. Unsure what to do, she closed her eyes and drew her hands above her head.

Buy Link: Ellora's Cave

Author Bio

Born in small-town Texas, Cara Carnes was a princess, a pirate, fashion model, actress, rock star and Jon Bon Jovi’s wife all before the age of 13. In reality, her fascination for enthralling worlds took seed somewhere amidst a somewhat dull day job and a wonderful life filled with family and friends. When she’s not cemented to her chair, Cara loves travelling, photography and reading.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

The Alpha's Captive: Cover and Blurb

Hope everyone is having an awesome Monday/Presidents day! My kids are out of school so I'm hiding up in my room trying to get some work done. I'm  finishing up on edits for The Alpha's Captive and starting on The Wolf's Runaway Tiger's edits.

As of right now the Nehalem Pack series has four books with release dates and I just submitted book five last week. I'm having a lot of fun writing this series. The characters really did come to life for me. The words flowed like water out of my brain through my fingertips and to my laptop. If you can't already tell I absolutely love these characters and the story line for each one.

The Nehalem Pack series is centered around three brothers, Devon, Viktor, and Erik. They're wolf shifters who are still dealing with the loss of their parents ten years prior. There's action, love, and a good amount of hope within this series for the characters. I haven't decided how many books this series will be but there are quite a few characters who deserve to have their story told.

Here is the cover and blurb for The Alpha's Captive. Its set to release March 16, 2013.


Hunters have taken everything from Devon Carsten. First, they murdered his parents, and now they’ve taken his brother. With no other options left, Devon decides an eye for an eye, or in this case a brother for a son, is the best course of action, and he takes the son of the man who kidnapped his brother. But his plan blows up in his face when he realizes the man in question is his mate.

Aiden Stefano never imagined a weekend at home would start off with him being kidnapped by men claiming to be werewolves or that he would fall for one. Now he must find a way to convince Devon what they share is worth fighting for and prove to his father that wolves aren’t the monsters he believes them to be. Shouldn’t be too hard, right?

Aiden is the only thing Devon has to bargain with, but can he give up his mate to save his brother?

Here is a schedule of release dates for the three upcoming titles.

The Wolf's Runaway Tiger- March 30, 2013
His Dominant Omega- April 13, 2013
The Hunter's Sexy Wolf- April 27, 2013

Hope you've enjoyed this little tid-bit and will fall in love with these characters like I have.

Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!!!


And the Winner is....

Thank you to everyone who participated. I love when people share their stories and all the comments were very much appreciated. To make it fair I numbered off the comments and picked a number at random. I'll be notifying the winner by email this afternoon.

My daughter didn't win the Valentine box contest. A boy made an ambulance that said Dr. Love on it. Tatum was beyond upset. LOL!!!

Thank you again to everyone who stopped by. Hope the rest of the week treats you well.

Happy reading!!!


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Swept Away Valentines Blog Hop

Happy Valentines Day! Hope everyone has some great plans in the works for today. I for one will be at my kids schools for this festive holiday and then my husband and I will be taking our little brood out to dinner. Life with kids and Valentines falling on a school night doesn't really allow for any super romantic plans. But that's okay! Spending time with my hubby and my kiddos is always fun.

Okay, now on to the blog hop. It runs from today February 14, 2013 until Sunday February 17, 2013. I'll pick a winner on Monday February 18, 2013 then notify them by email.

So what do you have to do to participate? Its simple. This past week I had to help my kids make their valentines day card boxes. I came up with the great idea to make robots.  My son loves the movie Little Shop of Horrors hence Feed Me Seymour on his and my daughter is a big fan of the movie Pitch Perfect. Her's says Aca-excuse me? Aca-believe it! on the back. And she has an infatuation with One Direction so of course it has the bands stickers on the front.


All you have to do to enter is tell me the most rememberable valentine box or bag you or a child has made or seen. If you've never made one that's fine an idea for one will work to. I'll need ideas for next year! Just leave a comment with a current email address so I can contact you if you win.

I'll be giving away a $10 gift card to Amazon and a any book from my back list to one lucky winner. There is a ton of other authors participating in the hop so please be sure to check them out.

Hope everyone has an awesome day and happy reading!!!


And how could I forget to add some eye candy!!


Monday, February 4, 2013

Special Guest Julie Lynn Hayes

Today Julie Lynn Hayes is visiting and discussing her upcoming release Revelations. And I must say it sounds fantastic. I've already pre-ordered my copy and cant wait to read it! Without further delay, here is Ms. Hayes.

The Making of Revelations: How it came to be

RevelationsThe idea was born many years ago. Over forty, actually. When I was a teenager. Back then, it didn’t have a name, and it had no real shape. But I knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to tell the story of Judas Iscariot. The trouble was I didn’t know how.

What drew me to Judas, is probably what you’re asking yourself, and that’s a valid question. Ask anyone else who Judas is and you’ll get answers that are probably all variations on a theme of betrayal. I’m not sure exactly when I began to question that, but I do know that when I saw Jesus Christ Superstar performed live back in 1971 (or thereabouts), I had an epiphany regarding him. I saw him, not as the bad guy as often portrayed, but someone who not only believed in Jesus but was willing to do what he needed him to do. For without Judas’ “betrayal” of Jesus, the story would not have worked out the way it did. It needed to happen that way. And if you read the Gospel of Judas, he was the only apostle who trusted Jesus enough to do that for him. Gives one food for thought, doesn’t it?

Very interesting, but where’s the story, I wondered. Was I going to take an historical perspective, research the man and his life? Easier said than done, especially back then. We had no Internet. We didn’t even have computers. Research was all done through books. Libraries had card catalogs, a far cry from today when you can log onto your library website and browse their selection, then request what you want. So I looked and I found bupkus (nothing). I had the Bible, of course, but it tends to be limited on information, as well as a bit biased.

So nothing was written, and I let it go, as my thoughts formulated in the back of my head. In the meantime, I was reading, watching… and learning. King of Kings was my first Biblical movie, and I loved it. Jeffrey Hunter’s portrayal of Jesus is very moving, and I was very enamored of the film. Jesus Christ Superstar – I think I know all the words, I’ve listened so many times. I liked the stage version, but the first film not so much.

Besides watching these things and others, I read. Christopher Moore’s Lamb, The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal. What a fabulous book! I loved it! So much I bought the special edition. And I read The Gospel of Judas! Forty years ago I’d never heard of such a thing. Of course I read the DaVinci Code, and watched the movie. And everything began to percolate inside my head…

Then one day it happened. Judas spoke to me, for the first time. And I simply began to write it down, not knowing what he might say, or where his story might lead. It turned out to be quite the story and took me on quite the journey, and led to places that I didn’t expect it to. If he’d have spoken forty years ago, I would not have been ready to receive his message. But my life up until the moment that I first heard him speak prepared me. And the result is Revelations.

The original title was Kyrie Eleison, a tribute to the Mister Mr. song, Kyrie. Kyrie eleison means Christ, have mercy on us. But then fellow author Marie Sexton, who was reading Kyrie for me at the time, suggested a simpler title. A better title. Revelations. So Revelations it became.

I know there are people who will not like Revelations, and by extension, me. People who will not see the message it carries, only that it does not follow what they believe. But ultimately, no matter what you believe, Revelations is a story of love. Love is the message, and love is something that binds us all together.

Revelations is love.

Thank you for having me here, enjoy your day!


Judas has never been very popular, not in any incarnation that he and Jesus and the others have lived through. But he doesn't care about that. All he cares about is following the instructions of God as set forth in the script that they follow. And Jesus. For Judas has secretly loved the son of God for over two thousand years.

But now he decides that enough is enough, and he's tired of watching Jesus die far too early, and for what? This time Judas is determined to see that Jesus lives a long and happy life, no matter what price he has to pay to accomplish matter if he has to make a deal with the devil himself.

Revelations is a story of what could be, told by those who play it out, time after time after time, unbeknownst to the rest of mankind.  They've come back again, for yet another round.  But this time is going to be different.  


Prologue: God

            It's not always easy to sit on the sidelines and watch what is happening, to resist the urge to intervene in his best interest.  My son's that is. Jesus. But I do so, because I know it's for his own good.  As well as for the good of mankind. I can't let my concerns as his father override my vested interest in the fate of man. But sometimes that is easier said than done.

            This morning I am not alone. Someone else is with me, someone with his own agenda, although we are not as diametrically opposed as some would imagine us to be. Good and evil aren't the simplistic concepts some would portray them as being—there are more grey areas there than you might think. And rightly so.

            He smirks. Too much for my taste, I have to admit, but sometimes he does have his moments, and he too has a part to play in what is happening in the world of men. Someone needs to fill the role of the villain, after all.

            The stage is being set for the third act, the scripts have been handed round, and the actors are taking their places. Will this time end any differently than the others? That depends on my son, on Jesus. I'm thinking this will be the time when he'll make the change.

            "He'll change nothing," Lucifer interjects, although I've asked him nothing, certainly not inquired as to his opinion.

            I glance at him. He's dressed to within an inch of his life, and wears the most ridiculous sunglasses I've ever seen. I decide not to comment on his fashion sense. "I think he might, this time. I think he's ready for change."

            Lucifer snorts. "It's been two thousand years, and neither one has exactly caught on yet. Why should this time be any different?"

            "Care to put your money where your mouth is?"

            He eyes me carefully. "I would, but you see you have this whole mystic omnipotent God thing going on. Personally, I don't care for those odds."

            I arch an eyebrow. "I may be omnipotent, but Jesus does have free will  and he does possess the ability to make his own decisions. You think I'd stack the deck in my son's favor? Just to win a bet with you?"

            "Let's say I'm taking no chances." He smiles. "Tell you what, though—give me free rein.  Let me do what I want, and you not say anything or do anything to interfere with me? As far as they're concerned, that is."

            I open my mouth to object, he hastily interjects. "No killing, I swear to it."

            That's better. I still have some measure of control over the serpent.

            "So be it." I agree, turning my attention back to where it had been, to my son.  I'm smirking now. Openly.

            O ye of little faith, watch and learn.

Author Bio:

Julie Lynn Hayes was reading at the age of two and writing by the age of nine and always wanted to be a writer when she grew up. Two marriages, five children, and more than forty years later, that is still her dream. She blames her younger daughters for introducing her to yaoi and the world of M/M love, a world which has captured her imagination and her heart and fueled her writing in ways she'd never dreamed of before. She especially loves stories of two men finding true love and happiness in one another's arms and is a great believer in the happily ever after. She lives in St. Louis with her daughter Sarah and two cats, loves books and movies, and hopes to be a world traveler some day. While working a temporary day job, she continues to write her books and stories and reviews, which she posts in various places on the internet. Her family thinks she is a bit off, but she doesn't mind. Marching to the beat of one's own drummer is a good thing, after all.  Her published works can be found at Dreamspinner Press, and MuseitUp Publishing, and she has also begun to self-publish at various places on the Internet.   

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I'd like to thank Julie for stopping by today and I hope everyone has a wonderful week!