Saturday, December 31, 2011

Best of 2011 Nominee LRC... WOW

To say I am overwhelmed would be an understatement, thank you to whomever nominated me.


Best Contemporary Novel
Hunting JC

Best Series
Sherman Family Series

Best Author 2011
Dominique Eastwick

Can I just say Wow and Thank you again.


Sincerely Dom

Friday, December 16, 2011

Stuff Your Stocking Christmas Blog Hop!


Stuff Your Stocking Christmas Blog Hop!

It’s the Stuff Your Stocking Christmas Blog Hop! Join 193 authors in an awesome tour for prizes, giveaways, and much more from December 16th-18th.

Musa Publishing has launched its shared world series The Wiccan Haus with the first book Shifting Hearts. If you are an author interested in adding to the series please email me at WiccanHaus@MusaPublishing.com to receive a copy of the guidelines


Sometimes it takes losing everything to find the one thing you need.

The last of his kind…

Rekkus is the last of the great Black Tiger weres and he is happy to stay that way. Working as security for the Wiccan Haus, a magical spa for inner healing, he has enough danger – and women – to keep him busy. Unfortunately, the Fates are not content with him being comfortable.

Alone and discouraged…

Dana has walked away from all she has known, her fiancé, family, apartment, and job. Now, having a ticket to the Wiccan Haus may be the only way she can move on. But what she finds isn’t what she expects, nor is it what she thought she was looking for.

Meet the unusual residents of the Wiccan Haus. The staff can get a little hairy and not all of the guests eat what’s served in the dining hall. But the proprietors always do what they can to make the resort into a place of healing and peace, using all of their years of practice. At the Haus, where humans and Paras reside side-by-side, everyone in need of the Rowan siblings’ services are welcome.

WELCOME TO THE WICCAN HAUS.

Excerpt

Rekkus paced in the shallow water. He ran his hand through his hair in a show of frustration. Just as her nerves didn’t think they could take anymore, he said, “Why are you here?”

“Myron told me to come here.”

He stopped pacing glared in the direction of where Myron would be then began to pace again. “Damn her. I spent all day avoiding you and she sends you right to me. You need to leave now.”

“Why?”

“It’s not safe for you here with me. I left you alone last night; if you stay I am not sure I can honor that request a second time.”

“I felt it too,” she blurted out, unable to keep it to herself any longer.

He moved so fast she never saw him actually take a step. All of a sudden she was wrapped in his wet arms, her breast pressed against his chest, making her now damp shirt cling to her body. His eyes searched hers. He must have seen what he was looking for, the desire she felt. Before she could form another thought, his lips were on hers in a feverous need. Demanding she open for him, and no part of her thought for a second to deny him anything. Butterflies churned in her stomach making her shake. She had never felt this; this fire that threatened to engulf her.

She wrapped her arms around his neck, running her fingers through his wet hair and deepened the kiss. His moan was all she needed to gather the nerve and strength to push him forward. She knew what he wanted. Knew what he most desired, because she wanted it to. She wanted him, all of him, every naked inch, right here, next to this lake not a ten minute walk from the Haus. Anyone could stumble across them and she didn’t care. It almost added to the allure of everything. What she needed it to be.

Something more than she ever knew she needed. He was pushing her past her comfort zone forcing her to accept there was a sexy seductress screaming to be let out.

Contest

One Lucky Winner will receive a Wiccan Haus Necklace (photo to come tomorrow) Cell phone charm (Photo tomorrow again) and a copy of the Wiccan Haus (sorry only open to US mailing addresses, those outside the US may choose another book from my list)

To enter to win, please follow my blog here and leave me a comment with a way to contact you if you win.
Friend me on facebook
and for extra points become a fan on Goodreads

Please stop by the blog hops of Fellow Musa Authors
Grace Wen whose book the Imperfect Wife is simple Perfect.
and
Marguerite Butler whose Regency Romances are some of the best I have ever read. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Very Wiccan Christmas (NAUGHTY)

HO! HO! HO!:
HOLIDAY SPICE:
CHOOSE YOUR FLAVOR
NAUGHTY OR NICE
BLOG HOP TOUR (DEC 12-19)


Wow what a crazy year this has been for me but I am so thrilled to have the year capped with the launch of my shared world series at Musa Publishing. Shared world mean I get to share my world and story with other authors and let them bring their ideas to the world as well. If you want to recieve the guildlines to write your own story for the Wiccan Haus email me at (wiccanhaus (at) Musapublishing (dot) com)

So what would the residense of the Wiccan Haus serve at this time of year, I am betting something close to this...

Spiked Spiced Cider
  • 5 cups apple cider
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1 or more (1/2-inch-thick) orange slice 
  • 1 (1/2-inch-thick) lemon slice 
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 6 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks (optional)
Combine cider, cinnamon stick, clove, orange slice, and lemon slice in a in a crock pot or pot.  Heat, and simmer. (I like to add Orange Slices for look and taste.) Stir in brandy. Serve warm. Garnish each serving with 1 cinnamon stick, if desired.

Not only does this taste great but it makes the whole house smell wonderful. Perfect for that holiday get together and you can always have a second pot brewing for those who don't want the alcohol.

No Matter what you are celebrating this Holiday season remember to offer compassion and understanding to everyone and I wish everyone a happy, healthy and blessed holiday season.







Contest time :)

In the spirit of the Holidays I am offering the ebook of their choice to one lucky winner from my back list.
Readers can choose from
Hunting JC
Tony's Haven
Strawberry Kisses
Wiccan Haus- Shifting Hearts.

All you have to do is
  • Follow me here
  • Friend me on Facebook
  • And leave me a comment telling me which book you would like to read. (book covers are on the right hand side of the blog)
And if you are feeling generous my book Tony's Haven is up for Sizzling Book of the year and could use some votes. (Has nothing to do with this contest but wanted to put it out there ...Forgive me I am a tad bit excited:)



TOUR RULES!

1) HAVE FUN!!!


2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!


3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, December 12, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, December 19, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
***Winners will be drawn and posted December 20th! ***


4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS & BOOK PAGES! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!


5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR & BOOK PAGE IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW THEM SOME LOVE!


6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!

NEED TO GET BACK TO THE TOUR CLICK HERE

Friday, December 9, 2011

Lynda Kaye Frazier: Suspense Romance Author

My name is Lynda Kaye Frazier and I write Suspense Romances. I’ve finished my first book, Rescued from the Dark, and I’m half way through my second. Yet to be published, but hopeful.
A little background on the story.

Rescued from the Dark:
     What if you woke up from a nightmare to find you're trapped in a world of darkness, with no memory of how you got there?  Rescued from the Dark is a passionate, gripping story about an FBI agent, Jason Michaels, who risks everything, even his life, to save Mercedes Kingsley, the FBI intern who stole his heart, then walked away.
      Mercedes finds herself caught up in and International nightmare, trying to remember who she can trust and who she can't. With the kidnappers vowing to get her back, no matter what the cost, for their secrets that are locked in her memory.  In a race against time Jason and Mercy struggle to fight their attraction, and put their differences aside, as they launch a manhunt with the FBI to save their country and each other.

       I am interviewing Mercedes (Mercy) Kingsley. She is an FBI intern waiting on a response from her application to the Academy. She's struggling with her need to be part of the FBI and her attraction to a fellow agent, Jason Michaels, while hiding a secret that will destroy everything she has worked so hard to build.


 Lynda:  “Welcome Ms. Kingsley. I've asked you here to go over a few items in your application for the Academy.  I’ve reviewed your paperwork and would like you to tell me about the incidents that caused your father’s retirement 10 years ago.”

Mercy;   Mercy swallowed hard and rubbed her sweaty palms together. "It was a botched kidnapping that ended my father’s career."  They just don’t need to know what else ended that night.

Lynda; “Could I have details please, I need it for the application. You failed to give information that we will need for the review board.”

Mercy:  “My parents are partners in a software firm. There were threats made to the company and I was kidnapped because of them. My Father, and his partner Ron Daily, found out where I was. My Dad did not follow protocol and he came in without back-up. But because he did, I was saved. His career died that night and so did my dream to be an agent. I could not apply for the Academy as long as my dad struggled to get his life back.  But, as you have read, it’s been 10 years and I realized that being an agent was the only think I wanted to do. So I pursued the internship and applied to the Academy.”  Mercy’s heart was racing, stay in control, this will be over soon.

Lynda:  “Are your parents fine with the decision? You know your father will be interviewed, and I know him. His opinion will be taken into account.”

Mercy:  “I know how this will affect my parents but they will back my decision.  I didn’t want to tell them until I had my acceptance letter.”  Mercy swallowed past the lump of fear that swelled in her throat. I don’t want to tell them until I’m in the Academy. Ron said they weren’t going to talk to my dad. What changed?

Lynda: "I see that you had counseling after the kidnapping and treatment for anxiety. You also suffer from claustrophobia.  Those are issues that need to be resolved before the board review. It will affect your ability to be an agent.”

Mercy: Mercy clenched her fists so tight her nails dug into the palms of her hands. How did they find out? Ron said no one would know, and I would have time to figure a way around it. What else can go wrong? “My counseling was complete and I was released. I attached my past medical records in my application. My issue with claustrophobia is in the past. That should also be stated in my medical papers.”

Lynda: “It is. I just wanted to hear you say it, and make me believe it.  During the Academy you will be working closely with Ron Daily and his team. Will that be a problem for you? I see you have a close relationship with them, and a personal one with Jason Michaels. Have you read the rules Mercy? We have guidelines, and if this is an issue I want to know now.”

Mercy; Mercy’s chest tightened and her hands shook under the table. Her throat burned as she struggeled to catch her breath. She had to stop the panic attack before it ruined everything. It will kill her application quicker than that kiss. The memory still warmed her lips but she knew the rules, and the pain she saw in his eyes as she walked away will always haunt her.  “It will not be an issue. Agent Daily and his team have helped me during my internship, and that’s all. We have a close working relationship only. Mr. Michaels and I do not have any kind of relationship, nor do we plan on having one. We both are aware of the rules and what is at stake if any are broken.”

Lynda: “Ok as long as you are aware that they will also be interview”

Mercy: Mercy took a deep breath as the phone rang.

Lynda: “I need to take this. I believe I have everything I need. I will contact you when the board reviews your application. Make sure you discuss this with your family. We will be contacting them soon”

Mercy quickly left room as her heart pounded in her ears. She had to find her parents and talk to them, but she had to see Jason first, if he’ll see her.  Mercy swallowed past the fear in her throat. She has told so many lies to hide the truth, and hid a few secrets she’s not ready for anyone to know, and it’s all closing in on her fast.
      Follow my steps to publishing 'Rescued from the Dark' on my website and blog.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Meet the Owners of the Wiccan Haus Spa and Resort

Meet the Owners of the Wiccan Haus Spa and Resort




The Wiccan Haus series revolves around the Rowan Siblings.  2 Sisters and 2 Brothers who run a healing spa for Paras (what those working at The Wiccan Haus refer to the Paranormals as) and Humans (who many have no idea that Paras really exist)

The Sisters

Sarka Rowan is the Alchemist - Though her arts are more directed at the paranormal in need of potions for one reason or another, she has been known to assist the rare human. She absolutely won't create a love potion or bring someone back from the dead. Neither ever works out well. She is dark and her style is very Goth. Though not a vampire, she has been mistaken for one on more than one occasion. This pisses her off because she hates vampires with a passion, especially after having a bad relationship with one. Sexuality: unknown but believed to be bi-sexual
Sage Rowan is the Herbalist - her gift is the ability to know just what herbs she needs to add to the client’s shakes, foods, candles and soaps to help with their need to heal. She is sunny and always cheery. Her style is very bohemian-meets-flower child. Sexuality: straight
The Brothers

Cyrus Rowan is the Retrocog - when he touches an item, he is able to see the past of the current owner. Very handy when they find an item and do not know who it belongs to. He is uncomfortable with his gift and uses it very rarely. He wears gloves so as not overwhelmed with information from items he touches. He is broad in stature and acts more as the bouncer and peace keeper than an active member of the healing troupe. His wardrobe consists of black jeans, black combat boots, black T-shirts and black glasses. Sexuality: straight

Cemil Rowan is the Empath  - Though he can sense a person’s feeling from a great distance, even through the phone while taking reservations, his true powers come when he can physically hold the hands of the person he is trying to heal. Cemil is more whimsical than the others. His style is bright and fun. But don’t let the whimsy fool you: this man can take down the largest of werewolves—um, wolves if the need arises. Sexuality: gay


Though these characters wont have there own story at least anytime soon they will help to weave the stories that different authors write together. 

If you are an author interested in more information about writing for the series please email me at wiccanhaus (at) Musapublishing (dot) com

Friday, December 2, 2011

Meet IN IT TO WIN IT's Grayson Pierce

I am Morgan Kearns; former journalist, current author, and mother of four children to keep things interesting. I write contemporary and paranormal romance.

My second novel, IN IT TO WIN IT, is the story of Sportscaster Jane Alexander and Baseball Bad-Boy Grayson Pierce.

Tabloids love Grayson, and I’ve gotta admit I’m pretty fond of him myself.

MK: *shakes his huge hand* Hey, Grayson, it’s really good to see you.

Grayson: It’s great to see you, too, Morgan. How are things? You torturing Xavier yet?

MK: Torturing? Is that what you think I do?

Grayson: *laughs* Hell, yeah. You’re pretty sadistic.

MK: *rolls eyes* It’s a good thing you’re story’s already done.

Grayson: Seriously, you’re writing his story, right?

MK: I am. He’s an interesting guy.

Grayson: *nods* He needs a good woman who’ll love that chip off his shoulder. Do you know who she is yet.

MK: Of course. You know her, too.

Grayson: Really?

MK: *holds up hand* Before you ask; no, I won’t tell you who she is.

Grayson: Damn.

MK: Let’s talk about Jane.

Grayson: My favorite subject.

MK: How are things going between you two?

Grayson: *shakes his head and grins like a fool* She’s good. She’s great. We’re great. Did you know we’re getting married?

MK: I did hear that somewhere.

Grayson: *laughs* Yeah, I’m sure you did.

MK: How’s the long distance thing working?

Grayson: *frowns* It sucks. Last year was brutal. But I don’t have to report for spring training until February so we’re spending every possible second together ‘til then. After that … I don’t want to think about it.

MK: Tell me about the first time you saw Jane after fifteen years.

Grayson: Seeing her was like a two-by-four to the chest. She looked amazing, better than I’d imagined. I didn’t expect her to be standing in the locker room.

MK: She is a sportscaster.

Grayson: Yeah. I know, and I expected she’d be shoving a microphone in my face at some point, but I didn’t expect her to show up when she did. I really threw me for a loop.  

MK: You were kind of a jerk to her.

Grayson: *laughs* Kind of? I was a complete and total ass! The stricken look on her face nearly killed me. I wanted to scoop her up in my arms and never let her go. I’m surprised she didn’t slap me silly.

MK: What does the future hold?

Grayson: I don’t know beyond the wedding. I travel a lot. Her job keeps her in Salt Lake. We’re taking things one day at a time. She loves me, that’s all that matters to me. And she’s amazing.

MK: What about kids?

Grayson: *big cheesy grin* Yes.

MK: Is that an announcement?

Grayson: *raises brow* You tell me.

MK: *laughs* Touche. Okay, this question is for Liza; Do you have any available friends she could date?

Grayson: *shrugs* A lot of the guys are still single. Would I set them up with someone as sweet as Liza? Probably not. But, if you’re to be believed, and Xavier can be tamed, then anything’s possible. Give me her number, I’ll see what I can do.

Jane sticks her head in.

Jane: Oh, hey, Morgan. I’m sorry to bug you guys, but I need to steal him away. We’re going to be late for the appointment to pick out Save-The-Date cards.

Grayson: Thanks, babe. We’re almost done.

Jane leaves.

MK: Last question. What’s Santa bringing Jane?

Grayson: *grins* I know it’s cheesy, but I got her diamond earrings.

MK: Not cheesy at all. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

Jane and Grayson’s story is IN IT TO WIN IT and can be found on:




Autographed Paperback: http://morgankearns.com/contemporary_romance_.html

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Interview with Kinnik Watkins

HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME by Chicki Brown
On Kindle and Nook: http://amzn.to/dWZSxA & http://bit.ly/k4Z172

Seven very different singles – four women and three men – rent a New Jersey beach house for the summer: author Shontae Nichols, self-employed accountant and realtor, Linda Harris, Linda’s sister, hip-hop video dancer Kinnik Watkins, cosmetologist, Jovita Blassingame, Calculus professor Curtis “Doc” Whetstone, actor and drama instructor, Kip Lee, and new housemate, up and coming film actor, Devon Burke.

During their two month stay, romances bloom, friendships are tested and when a tragedy strikes one of the housemates, they all learn the answer to the age-old question: Can men and women ever be just friends?

Interview with Kinnik Watkins, the female antagonist in HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME

I have been invited to Beach Haven, New Jersey to the house where Kinnik Watkins and her friends are spending the summer. To give us some privacy, we cross the beach and sit in the gazebo about 100 feet from the house. All the tall, voluptuous bronze goddess is wearing is a microscopic bikini and a pair of oversized sunglasses.

Me: (I stand and introduce myself.)  Before we get started, can you tell me the correct way to pronounce your name?

Kinnik: (with a coquettish smile I find a bit strange.) It’s Kinnik. It rhymes with unique.

Me: You’re my second interview. As I explained to Shontae, I write for a magazine that wants to do a story about real singles living at the Jersey shore, considering how the TV show has become such a big hit.

Kinnik: (She slides her shades to the end of her nose and glances at me with soft, light brown eyes.) Something’s always on and popping on that show. I love it.

Me: (I sit on the chaise next to where she is reclining.) Thanks for agreeing to talk with me.

Kinnik: (flashes a captivating smile and runs her manicured fingers through the long strawberry blonde hair that complements her café au lait complexion) Sure, why not? You’ll probably need me to straighten out whatever Shontae told you anyway.

Me: I’m going to ask everyone the same questions, and I’ll be taping this, if you don’t mind.

Kinnik: (She crosses legs that make me want to hurry and call the nearest plastic surgeon for an emergency liposuction appointment.) No problem. I’m used to being recorded.

Me: I understand this is your third year together, so you must know your housemates pretty well. Can you tell me a little bit about each of them?

Kinnik: I guess this is the best they can do when it comes to vacations, considering none of them are really big money. I’m only here because my sister begged me to come. Personally, I think she has something up her sleeve.

Me: (checking my notes) Linda’s your sister. Is she older or younger?”

Kinnik: (rolls her eyes) Older, and she always has to make it a point to remind me. “She says she wants to talk to me about my career. Since she paid my rent for the summer, I couldn’t very well refuse. Linda doesn’t like me dancing, but I am not a nine-to-five person. She forgets that I make more than she does in a year, and I have two kids to take care of.”

Me and Jo have been friends for years. She’s for real people, the only one in this house that doesn’t judge every more I make. Jo is my makeup artist and hair stylist and she’s got mad skills. She’s just here to chill and see if her old man is going to pop the question.”

Me:  Tell me about the men.

Kinnik: (Flips her hair over one shoulder) “Kip is my boy. We spent some time together during our first summer in Beach Haven, but that’s ancient history. Kip’s here to see how much coochie he can conquer in eight weeks. Doc, well there isn’t much I can say about him. When he doesn’t have his nose stuck in a book, he’s sniffing after my sister. Linda is the only reason he’s here, but he’s wasting his time, if you ask me. Kip and Devon provide the testosterone. They’re both so fine; you can hear the panties dropping when they walk into a room.

Me: You forgot Shontae.  

Kinnik: (with another eye roll) No, I didn’t. She’s just not worth mentioning.

Me: Why is that?

Kinnik: “Because she’s easily forgettable.”

Me: “That’s funny. Shontae seemed very pleasant.”

Kinnik: (stiffens and haughtily raises her chin) “That’s because you don’t know her. That bitch is boring as hell and thinks she’s better than everybody else. I can’t understand why. All she does is stay closed up in the sunroom banging on her laptop. She lives in her little fantasy world cooking up stories in her head. Shontae wouldn’t know how to deal with a real man if her life depended on it. She thinks she’s better than everyone else. I can’t stand her cheap dressing, snobby ass.

Me: Do you think each of your housemates has a motive for being here this summer?

Kinnik: They sure as hell do. Doc is chasing Linda. Jo says she’s researching her new stylist business, but she’s really waiting for Walter to ask her to marry his dusty old ass. She’s been waiting for five years. Devon is rehearsing for the lead role in the new movie Denzel’s directing, and he needs to study the script.

Me: (smiling at the way she’s avoided telling me about herself.) “So what about you, Kinnik? Why are you here?”

Kinnik: I’m just breezin’ in and out when I’m not in the Hamptons with Q. I’d much rather be there.”

Me: That’s Q.E., Quentin Edwards, the rapper?

Kinnik: (a proud smile lights her beautiful face) That’s right. I’ve been staying with him for the past couple of months, but Linda insisted I spend some time with her.

Me: Isn’t Q.E. the one who was recently assaulted his personal assistant?

Kinnik: (puckers her lips then sucks her teeth) That’s never going to court. The heifer is still working for him, so she can’t be too upset about him clocking her in the head and pushing her into the pool. (Her face spreads into a proud smile.) “Yeah. This place is okay, but his estate is off the chain. It’s all about luxury. The food is better, and I don’t have to do any housework when I’m there. His chef and butler wait on me hand and foot.”

Me: “So are you two a couple.”

Kinnik: (her eyes becoming flat and unreadable as stone before she picks up her sunglasses and puts them back on.) “When we’re together, we’re a couple.”

Me: (the thread of warning in her voice lets me know it’s time to end the interview.) “Kinnik, it’s been a pleasure. As I mentioned to Shontae, maybe I’ll be back at the end of August to hear what actually happened during your vacation.”

Kinnik: (rising to her impressive full height. Adjusts her bikini to make sure it’s covering everything important.) Yeah, check in and see who’s left standing.
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Monday, November 28, 2011

Interview with a Vampire with Jennifer T. Alli

Interview with a Vampire.

I suppose I should tell you a little about me. My name’s Jennifer T. Alli, feel free to call me Jen J. I write paranormal romance novels and am getting quite prolific. Not anywhere near as many as Kresley Cole or Gena Showalter who I adore, but still…I have 5 books under my belt and a sixth on the way. I realised the other day that I’ve written over half a million words and I think anyone would agree that’s a lot. I’ve been writing for quite some time, initially I kept my writing private but then I discovered the internet and made everything public. The internet is awesome and I met some lovely people by posting my work online but after 3 separate cases of plagiarism I decided to start self publishing and so here I am.

I think that’s probably quite enough from me we’re here to have an interview with a vampire not listen to my ramblings. If you’ve not read anything in my Elemental Passions series then I suppose I should introduce you to Lucian. I still don’t know whether I’d be intimidated or enticed if I met him in a dark alley late at night. Dark hair, even darker eyes, tall and wide with a no nonsense mouth that only a certain someone has ever managed to make smile. If I’m honest he has a bit of an attitude problem so bear with us I’ve had to coerce him into this interview but here goes.

JTA: “Evening Lucian, how are you tonight?”
Lucian: “Busy. Just ask your questions so I can be on my way.”
JTA: *mumbles to herself* “Rude much?”
Lucian: “I’m a vampire, I can hear you.”
JTA: “Fine, tell us a little about yourself.”
Lucian: “Are you serious? If that’s the sort of question you’re going to ask then I’m leaving.”
Sara: “Lucian, you agreed to do this remember? If you don’t want me to wear my sword crafting clothes you’re going to do this. Ask your questions Jen.”
JTA: “Okay, so we’ll try that again. Tell us  a little about yourself.”
Lucian: “If you haven’t already guessed I’m a busy man. Wars don’t win themselves.
JTA: “War? Do tell.”
Lucian: *Sighs* “I’m not going to be able to get out of doing this am I?”
Sara and JTA: “No.”
Lucian: “Fine. I’ll tell you about myself. I’m a vampire. The oldest of my kind and I’ve spent hundreds of years at war.”
JTA: “Why?”
Lucian: “Because I got sick of people trying to take my head when I was asleep. My people needed a leader otherwise we were going to get ourselves all killed by silly humans like you. For the sake of pride if nothing else. We don’t need to kill as we feed. William didn’t quite understand that but don’t worry, I fixed that problem easily enough.”
JTA: “You’ve made me want to know more. Spill it! Tell us what happens to you in your story.”
Lucian: *groans* “This is going to take much longer than I was told it would…If you must know I was trying to win a war when this woman shows up and ruins everything…Well at the time I thought she was going to ruin everything. I know better now. But it still stands that she was a distraction. One that literally came into my life and turned everything upside down. I wanted to bite her so badly…She was a walking, talking temptation especially in those ridiculous clothes she uses to craft her swords.
JTA: “You’re a vampire, you’re meant to bite people and you said it yourself you don’t need to kill as you feed. I’m not seeing the problem. If you wanted to bite her you should have just done it.”
Lucian: “You sound just like Sara. It was complicated.”
JTA: “Complicated? That means interesting. Spill the beans.”
Lucian: “I’m not telling you anything. Why would I want to publicise my one and only weakness?”
JTA: “Good point, good point…But we do find out what it is if we read the book right?”
Lucian: “Sadly I can’t kill everyone who knows the secret all I can do is keep it contained.”
JTA: “Fine, next question. Tell us about your relationship with Sara.”
Lucian: *A small smile touches his lips.*
JTA: *mumbles to herself* “A smile like that should be illegal, it’s a lethal weapon. Yup, I’ve decided if I met him in a dark alley I’d definitely be enticed…”
Lucian: “My relationship with Sara is complicated. The relationship between a vampire and his bride always is.”
JTA: “Details!”
Lucian: “I didn’t want her. The first time I saw her, smelt her blood I knew she was the one but I left her…unconscious on the street.”
JTA: “You did what? You really left her passed out alone on a street? Anything could of happened to her!”
Lucian: “But it didn’t. I assigned someone to watch her but I knew without even speaking to her that she was going to be trouble. She was on fire and calling out for help. What normal person does that?”
Sara: “I was cursed at the time.”
Lucian: “You’re not really saying anything that contradicts my point. In fact, that’s another point. I was trying to win a war and this woman, who I didn’t even want anywhere near me forces her way into my life and says that I’m the cure to her curse. If that isn’t a distraction then you tell me what is.”
JTA: “So you don’t want her then?”
Lucian: “………If you ever make such a suggestion again I’ll cut your tongue out so that you can’t ever ask such a ridiculous question again. She’s mine.”
JTA: *mumbles to herself* “Changed my mind, I’d be terrified if I met you in a dark alley. I don’t think I’m ever leaving my house at night again.”
JTA: “Fine, so you want her. That’s fine, keep her. If you had to describe Sara in one word then what would it be?”
Lucian: “I’ll describe her in three.”
JTA: “But I said one…” *Remembers the flash of red in his eyes* “Fine, have three.”
Lucian: “In a nutshell Sara is brave, fierce and a menace to my sanity.”
JTA: “That was more than three…but moving on. Sara, I know we’re technically not interviewing you but could you describe Lucian in a word?”
Sara: “Determined.”
JTA: “Well I was going to go for rude but to each her own…”
Lucian: “Are we done yet? Some of us have better things to do.”
JTA: “Fine, you can go I just have one last question for Sara.”
Lucian: “I told you she was a menace to my sanity. I can’t leave her anywhere by herself. She’s a magnet for trouble. Just ask your question and we’ll both leave.”
JTA: “Fine. Sara, can you tell us a little about the Elemental Passions series as a whole?”
Sara: “Well the Elemental Passions series is about four people who have each been cursed. Each curse is different and we’ve got to try and figure out a way to break it. Lucian was the cure for my curse but I needed the one to cool my flame and who better than a vampire? If he’s not touching me he can be freezing at times. Is that everything?”
JTA: “Just one last thing I promise. What was your curse?”
Sara: *Smiles as she gets to her feet* “If I hadn’t met Lucian I would have died. If you want to find out more about my curse and my three siblings of the soul then the information is out there somewhere right?”
JTA: “Yeah, it’s on my blog.”
Sara: “Perfect.”
Lucian: “Can we go now?”
JTA: “Yes, go.” *Waits until they’re both gone* “I think I’d rather be dead than tied to that man for all eternity…to each her own I suppose.


Love Talk with Adora Smutz By Jean Joachim

Love Talk with Adora Smutz

Another revealing  character interview with Adora.

This week Adora interviews, Mac Caldwell, hero of Now and Forever 1, a Love Story:


Adora: So, Mac, hunky guy, how are you today?
Mac: A little annoyed, Adora. Danny Maine said he got his name in the title of his book by sleeping with Jean. Well I've been sleeping with Jean for a much longer time and I don't have my name on a book though she said she would!
Adora: Really, Mac. Grow up. Jean is telling you what you want to hear, just to get at your hot body. And it is hot, I'll admit that!
Mac: *blushes* Thanks, Adora. She has actually said I'm her favorite hero. Oh, don't tell Callie about Jean and me. I haven't slept with Jean since I started sleeping with Callie. Don't want to get them confused, Jean might write Callie out of the next book and I'd be a horny and frustrated guy. Not to say I don't love Callie...

Adora: Yeah, yeah Mac. We get it. You love Callie's body, be honest here.
Mac: Callie is more than a body to me, Adora, you know that. Why are you trying to cause trouble between us?
Adora: Okay, okay, Mac. No harm meant *Adora holds up her hands*. Geez. Sensitive aren't we? So tell me, what is your favorite position with Callie?

Mac: Any position. I love making love to her anyway I can. And you can print that...wait...is Jean going to read this? *Mac starts to sweat.*
Adora: She better read this or I'm quitting!
Mac: Then maybe you should take back what I just said.
Adora: *wearing an evil grin*, Too late, Mac. It's already in print.
Mac: Oh, crap!

Adora: So how many times a week do you and Callie make love *Adora picks up pen, poised over paper*
Mac: What? I'm not going to answer that. Jean said you'd try something like this. She said to stick to the plot of the book. Ask me about the drug gang...or how I felt about Callie doing things without telling me...
Adora: Doing what things? Is Callie sleeping with someone else?

Mac: She is? Where is he? No, no, that's ridiculous. Callie would never...
Adora: Is she sleeping with Danny, the hero of Now and Forever 2?
Mac: She'd never do that! Eliza would kill her. I would kill her, then we'd both kill Danny. *Mac comes halfway out of his chair*

Adora: Had you going there, didn't I?
Mac: Danny said you were a real ball buster and I didn't believe him. Maybe I should ask you who you’re sleeping with…there’s a rumor you made a play for Danny but he turned you down.

Adora: *blushes* That's all we have time for today *gestures neck cutting with her hand to cameraman.*
Mac: You don't get off that easy. I want to talk about the book.
Adora: Come back again soon, Mac. For “Love Talk”, this is Adora Smutz, signing off!



Check out the book on my www.jeanjoachimbooks.com

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all those this year who have supported me and made me laugh and think this year. I appriciate you all and hope to have a NEW Sherman book to you very soon.

Be Safe and Much Love Dom

Monday, November 14, 2011

Save the HOKIE Bird

SAVE A TURKEY:
GOBBLE A BOOK
BLOG HOP TOUR (NOV 14-21)



Welcome to my hop!!!!!

So one of the best parts about Thanksgiving in our house is the fact that my husband is a Virgina Tech Hokie. For those of you not familiar with what a Hokie is, it's a Turkey. Now why oh Why would a school have a turkey as their mascot when they know they will be playing on Thanksgiving day?...Just sayin.

Yes when the turkey comes out or gets stuffed or any number of things that happen to the poor bird on turkey day my hubby has to hear about it. TEE HEE.

Anyway here is what I am thankful for this year. I am thankful for my family and friends. I am thankful that I still have a home in this economy. I am thankful for my fans that keep buying my books and I am thankful for the encouragement I get from so many to keep writing.

I am also thrilled to have a new release

It's a shared world series, meaning that the  setting remains the same and there are characters that will weave in and out of all the tales but they will all be written by different authors each bringing their own style and skill to the series, each one adding to the world for the next author.

Shifting Hearts is the first Story in The Wiccan Haus series check it out at Musa Publishing.




Sometimes it takes losing everything to find the one thing you need.The last of his kind…

Rekkus is the last of the great Black Tiger weres and he is happy to stay that way. Working as security for the Wiccan Haus, a magical spa for inner healing, he has enough danger – and women – to keep him busy. Unfortunately, the Fates are not content with him being comfortable.

Alone and discouraged…

Dana has walked away from all she has known, her fiancé, family, apartment, and job. Now, having a ticket to the Wiccan Haus may be the only way she can move on. But what she finds isn’t what she expects, nor is it what she thought she was looking for.

Meet the unusual residents of the Wiccan Haus. The staff can get a little hairy and not all of the guests eat what’s served in the dining hall. But the proprietors always do what they can to make the resort into a place of healing and peace, using all of their years of practice. At the Haus, where humans and Paras reside side-by-side, everyone in need of the Rowan siblings’ services are welcome.

WELCOME TO THE WICCAN HAUS.

CONTEST

To enter to win a free copy of Shifting Hearts you need to follow me here,
Follow me on Twitter @dominieastwick
And Leave me a message here telling me two things.  What Para you would like to see in the Wiccan Haus series, and what you are most thankful for this year.

) HAVE FUN!!!

2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, November 14, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
    THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, November 21, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
    Winners will be drawn and posted November 22nd! ***

4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS & BOOK PAGES! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!

5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR & BOOK PAGE IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW THEM SOME LOVE!

6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!
***Authors & Book Pages have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules***
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wicked After Dark Blog hop Stop




Wow I can't believe Halloween is just around the corner. Where did the month of October go?  Well for me it went to editing two books to release this year. 

Let me introduce one of my favorite heros, Rekkus the Were-Tiger. Rekkus is about as Alpha as you get and is the last of his kind, he is content working at the Wiccan Haus as the head of Security even if he looks his nose down at those in need of a spa retreat. He is serious, no nonsense, but has a soft spot in his heart for wayward teens and feels a great pull to mentor them. He is loyal to a fault and when he finds the right woman will never let her go.

Human Stats

Height, 6'5"
Weight 220
Build MUSCLES
Hair Black
Eyes Gold
Age Unknown
Tattoo on shoulder of a tribal tiger




Tiger States
Height
Weight 750 pounds
Coat, Black with Silver stripes
Eyes Golden
Length 11 feet over curves






Contest Time

A lucky winner will be entered to win any ebook from my back list :)


What to do to win,

Follow me here
Follow me on Twitter @dominieastwick
And tell me what your favorite thing about Halloween is :)





Sunday, October 23, 2011

Dom's Top 5 Scary Movies....


Welcome to my Coffin Hop Stop


Thank you for stopping by I am a writer of Erotic Romance whose first Paranormal Romance is due out 11-11-11 (I just love that date)


Alright here are my top 5 horror Movies that scarred me for life. (seriously)


#5
Arachnophobia

I know really, yes I laughed but when the Spider was in the popcorn I left the theater,
And they broke the Cardinal Rule of Horror films they killed someone under the Blanket. Even Jason didn't take on the Blanket.


#4
When a Stranger Calls.

Are you kidding me I didn't ever babysit again.

Have I checked the children? HELL NO

#3
The Omen,

What isn't scary about a demonic child out to kill everyone?




#2
Jaws

Anyone who doesn't get a little creeped out in the ocean didn't see this, or like me didn't see it then fall a sleep on a water bed to be woken up screaming by a Cat jumping on the bed.




And the Number 1 is also one of my favorite, though one of the worst book adaptations ever!!!!!!!

THE SHINING

Need I say more.



Honorable Mention: I would have put Red Dragon or Silence of the Lambs on this list but the movies didn't scare me but the Books scared the crap out of me.


Contest Time

Enter to win a copy of my newest book Shifting Hearts
The first in the Wiccan Haus Series at Musa Publishing
Publication Date,
11-11-11

Sometimes it takes losing everything to find the one thing you need.

If you are an author and want to know more about writing for the Wiccan Haus series please contact me at wiccanhaus (at) Musapublishing (dot) com.

How to win a copy.
Friend me Facebook http://facebook.com/dominique.eastwick
Follow me here
Leave me a comment about what you think makes a scary movie?


To get back to the COFFIN HOP CLICK HERE

Monday, October 10, 2011

Type A Meets the Redneck by Margie Church

 I am delighted today to welcome one of my favorite people Margie Church to my blog. Margies books are amazing if you haven't have the chance to check them out I suggest now is a great time to do so.

Margie the floor or Blog as it were is all yours...

Type A Meets the Redneck


Nopeming Shores was the first book I've ever co-authored. One of my author friends asked how I managed to do it with my Type A personality. I'll tell you.

Around the holidays last year, Andrew and I exchanged some emails about the story arc. Since I normally write erotic romances, scorching hot wouldn't fly because he's a primary grade school teacher. In fact, the book couldn't have graphic sex or language in it and still carry his name.

I wanted to overcome this obstacle and allow Andrew the opportunity to take credit for his work. I went back to thinking about the plot and retooling my writing style to suit his needs. I solicited a laundry list of g-rated swear words and phrases I could use instead of the F-bomb and other choice epithets military guys would use. I started imagining a love scene without sweat and hot dialog. My muse was scratching her head, wondering how this was all going to play out. I was, too.

In January, I'd sent a detailed outline of the book and it met his stamp of approval. I had a green light to begin writing. We spoke for the first time shortly after that. And in case you're wondering, he does sound like a redneck. *toothy grin*

I always figured he wrote poetry as himself, based on the emotion he was feeling at the moment. I wondered how he'd do "becoming Gabe." I didn't have to worry. I was amazed at his insights about Gabe's character, and pleased with his ideas about the emotions and behaviors of Lily and Shane Keefe, too. He totally "got" the romance – another surprise since he isn't a romance author. His ideas and insights made me swoon a few times. I tell ya, being married to a poet would be something. His wife is one lucky woman.

But I digress . . . .

Two books scooted in ahead of Nopeming Shores, and I didn't get to writing the story seriously until May. We had to finish by mid-August because of Andrew's work schedule. The exchanges went smoothly. I sent the book every time I needed a poem, Andrew would return it, and I'd write any transitions for the scene.

My muse had enjoyed drawing out all the evocative scenes, but every now and then, I was poised to write an honest to god swear word. I wanted to draw way more imagery into the love scenes. I resisted. My fingers stalled on the keyboard.

"Should I?"

My muse chanted, "Write it, write it, write it."

I caved.

Andrew cried, "Foul!"

Damn. Rewrite.

In the end, I met the challenge. When I finished the scene I'd feared writing for weeks, Andrew wrote back, "Bravissima. Don't change a thing."

Then the book went through editing, and I was asked to lengthen the love scene. I broke out in a sweat and tried not to think about how to make that work with the entire book finished. And I need Andrew's approval on a tight deadline (did I mention he's a busy guy?).

I originally thought I'd lengthen the scene by sharing Lily's point of view since that isn't given. When I got there, I realized this is all about Gabe and the only thing to do is make the scene more vibrant. I ended up closing my eyes to write it. The images were playing out in my mind, and the words on the screen were getting in the way. My muse didn't play hardball.

Andrew said, "It's perfect."

Andrew and I met recently. I was so nervous. Even though our conversations had been friendly and we respected each other as authors, this book will connect us for a long while. I hoped that meeting me would make him look forward to that business association. We are very different people. Once again, I didn't need to worry. We were like old friends. I hope we'll work together and see each other again.


Please enjoy an excerpt from our new book.

Nopeming Shores

An IED snuffed out Gabe Holliway's life, but couldn't destroy his love. Using his unique gift, Gabe struggles to help his young wife, Lily, rebuild her shattered future.
But when Gabe's ghost reaches out to her, Lily fears she's lost her last hold on sanity. Can she trust what she discovers and what her heart says? When she sees Gabe face-to-face, can she believe her eyes?
When love transcends death, the answers are found in Nopeming Shores.

"Margie Church grabs her reader's heartstrings early and doesn't let go while she depicts Lily's conflicted battle to hold on to and let go of Gabe at the same time. J. Andrew Lockhart's beautifully stark poetry plays a magnificent counterpoint to this story of love beyond death. Heartbreaking and yet life-affirming, and if you somehow make it through the rest of the story without tears, have a box of tissues on hand for the final scene at the titular lake. If you buy only one book this year, make it Nopeming Shores."

About Margie:  I'm a full-time writer with 10 romance novels and a children's book on the market. I live in Minnesota with my husband and two sons. Yes, I love the snow. Follow my blog to keep up with me: http://blog.romancewithsass.com/.

About Andrew: He specializes in Japanese style poetry and has been writing poetry and short stories for over 30 years. Andrew was once an attorney, and is now an elementary music teacher. He lives in Van Buren, Arkansas, is married, and has four children. Tangled in Wisteria, his first solo collection of poetry, was published in 2007.
Visit http://jamesalockhart.blogspot.com/  to read some of his newest writings.