Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Interviews with Victoria: Anabel Divided by Amanda Romine Lynch #giveaway


Before we get started let me say:
 - I was against this from the start. Completely. My lovely fem-dom, Victoria, vehemently requested I allow her to start interviewing characters from other books. 
- I told her other characters might find her intimidating and she had to keep things focused on the book. We'll see how well this goes. Without further ado:   


Interviews with Victoria

Welcome to Landra's Blog! She's letting me have a little fun and I'm so happy to have you here today, Anabel

Thanks for having me, Victoria. It's a pleasure. I think.

Let's not beat around with weeping willows. I already know that you've started scandals a plenty, but the true question is do you prefer missionary or doggie-style? And yes, I mean sexual position. 

Are you going to ask what kind of underwear I sport next? I find that both positions are useful at different moments. And I don't start scandals; they find me and drag me in.

Interesting, and if you had to describe your ideal man in three words? 

Dr. Richard Carrington. My Romanticism professor. No? Fine. Smart. Sexy. Literate.

 *Laughs* 

All good traits in a man, though I prefer mine submissive too. Also, I like your attitude and since you mentioned it, what kind of underwear do you sport? 

Why, you want to see?

*Pulls skirt a little to check* 

They are purple. My evil ex-sister-in-law bought them for me.

Nice. I'm a fan of red myself. *lifts shirt and pulls on the strap of a red thong* 

Alright, now the tough question. If you were asked right now to choose between the two who would you pick. Matt, your current man, or Jared, who I've heard is a natural flirt, but dangerous to a girl's sanity? 

*whispers* Feel free to give me juicy details. 

Choose between them for what? *eyeroll* And why, do you want me to put in a good word for you with Jared? Don't really know if he's your type.

If I was still single, I'd take you up on that offer. But really, you're doing a wonderful job of not actually answering any of my questions. So, Anabel is your entire story a bunch of misdirection and flip flop?

I suppose you make a good point. But I what I say doesn't matter much, does it? You only see what you want to.

What do you think of the book title? Did your author have it right, are you divided? 

I didn't agree with her at first, but I seldom do. She saw what I didn't want to see, though. So yes. It was an apt assessment. Things are different now, though.

Do you care to elaborate? Or should I offer incentive?

What kind of incentive? I don't need to see your thong again.

I'll beat anyone you want. As long as they agree to it, but I've heard about the people you know. Masochists for sure. *winks*

*laughs* I think I like you. The author and I argue a great deal because I never do what she thinks I should. She was also displeased with my choices this time around and does not hesitate to point out when things are my fault. And then she wonders why we argue...

And that ladies and gents is why you should read Anabel Divided. There's faults, blame, two hot guys, and plenty of hanky panky without the beatings. I may have exaggerated on that last part. *winks* 

Thank you Anabel for your lovely, although vague, interview. Readers, get details on where to purchase below. 

Blurb: 
Anabel Martin thought that the resolution of her father's murder would bring 
a resolution to her problems. After all, she was starting life over in a new 
place, with new friends, and new adventures, focusing on attending college 
and raising her daughter free from the distractions of Washington, DC. She 
was ready to move on. 
But a trip back to the District for Meghan's wedding stirs up old feelings 
and brings new life to old relationships. Matt is cold and distant, while 
Jared is caring and attentive. A woman from Matt's past, a bold public 
flirtation, and Anabel's desire to be truly loved lead her to a 
crossroads...and her final decision leaves her with more questions than 
answers.

Author Bio: 
Amanda Romine Lynch is a writer, editor, and blogger who grew up in Florida 

knowing she belonged somewhere else. She now lives in the DC Metro Area with her 
husband and three amazing little boys. She is the Eco-Friendly/Green Living 
Contributor over at the Prime Parents’ Club and strives to live earth friendly in a 
world of disposable diapers. When not writing about Anabel and Jared or chasing 
around a curly-haired boy, she cheers for the Gators (in all kinds of weather) and 
occasionally remembers to sleep. 

Buy Links: 
eLectio Publishing ~ Amazon

Giveaway: You could a copy of Anabel's first book Anabel Unraveled (paperback and signed by author) or a $25 Amazon Gift Card. 


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Monday, October 20, 2014

Rising from the Slush: Alexa Bourne #newrelease

My path toward publication had quite a few bumps. Sometimes I tripped over a tree limb and sometimes I got to stand under bright sunshine. Are there things I’d do differently than I did in years past? Absolutely. But I still consider myself lucky to be able to share my stories with readers everywhere.

Although I’d been writing for as long as I could remember, it wasn't until I got to college that I began thinking of actually pursuing publication. My best friend poked and prodded me in the direction of writing groups. She loved my writing and had great faith in me. With her support, I began approaching my writing as a second job that would eventually pay off. I entered my 1st writing contest and came in 3rd from the bottom of my category. But the constructive criticism stirred the fighter in me. I couldn’t give up. The following year I won the category with a new book. It was 2003. Although I got better with each book, it took me until 2011 to sign my 1st contract.


The interesting part is I submitted to that first publisher on a whim. A friend of mine mentioned her publisher was looking for stories set in foreign countries with a flair of the local culture. I've traveled quite a bit and she thought I’d be a perfect match. Turned out she was right. My latest release, Wake Me, is my 9th book (although not all of them are set in foreign countries) and I’m currently working on edits for #10. The job isn't always perfect, but nothing beats writing a story I love and being able to share it with the world. 

Want to know more about Alexa's book: 
Her psychic dreams come true.
Sarah McKinley’s attempts to take her foreknowledge of crimes to the Seattle Police Department marked her as a troublemaker and were never taken seriously. Starting over in Austin, she plans never to reveal her gift, but shortly after she arrives, the dreams begin again, and the local police want to know why she has knowledge only the killer could possess.
Detective Jesse Cordell watched his mother con people with her “psychic ability” all through his childhood. He hones in on Sarah, who has means, motive, and opportunity to have murdered the victim in his current investigation. Instinct tells him she didn’t commit the crime, but she definitely knows more than she’s letting on.
Can he put aside his doubts and join forces with her, against everything he believes in, to find the real killer? Or will he do his job and put her behind bars? After all, there’s no such thing as the “psychic ability.” Or is there?

Where to get your copy: Amazon ~ Decadent Publishing

Alexa is giving THREE prizes throughout her Wake Me Blog Tour! Leave comments in any (or all!) of the tour stops and you will be in the running! So for this stop, what is something you worked hard to achieve and what kept you going?

The next tour stop: Kathleen's Place to Reflect 

Author Bio: 
Alexa Bourne is a teacher by day and a romance writer by nights, weekends, and all school holidays. She also teaches online classes for writers throughout the year. She writes romantic suspense and contemporary romance and is thrilled to have the chance to share her stories with readers everywhere.
When she’s not concocting sinister plots and steamy love scenes or traveling and exploring new cultures, Alexa spends her time reading, watching brainless TV, and thinking about exercising. Okay, she also spends way too much time interacting with readers and writers on social media sites. But don’t tell her editors! Find out more about her and her books on her website

You can also find Alexa on: Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Goodreads ~ Blog

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Release: Hunter's Mark by V.S. Morgan

Blurb: Artist Casey Smith lives a quiet life, under the radar of his enemies, until one fateful night he loses control and the astonishing image of a wolf racing down a suburban street splashes all over social media.

Hunter’s bullet never misses its target. The assassin seeks out and kills his prey with a clear conscience by following two simple rules: 1) Don’t kill innocents 2) Don’t kill shifters. 

Realizing his latest assignment violates those rules, the hunter activates Princess Protocol and the assassin becomes the protector. Red hot attraction flares between the hit man and his former target. Can Hunter resist the sweet shifter in his care?




Excerpt:
He stepped closer to Casey’s stall but stumbled over something small and furry. The toe of one Birkenstock caught on a clump of grass as he attempted not to trample the little beast, and he ass-planted with said beast jumping onto his chest to give him a broad doggie smile.
His buddy laughed piss-your-pants-hard in his ear. Fuck a duck.
“Miss Priscilla!”
The target he’d worked so hard to observe remotely sank to the ground between his sprawled-out legs, peeling the tiny hairball off his chest and setting it on the ground.
“I’m so sorry! Are you okay?”
Big blue eyes fringed with long, pale lashes scanned his body while strong yet gentle hands moved over his ankles and legs, searching for an injury. Oh, a toucher. His wolf basked in the tactile attention. His breath hitched as those hands glided past his knees and skimmed his thighs.
Damn, he needed to get laid after this assignment.
“Oh, my, what a li’l sweetie. Look at those freckles! I wonder if he’s got them everywhere. I’d like to lick them,” Rex crowed in his ear.
He growled.
The other man chortled. “Possessive, much?”
He inhaled deeply, only to be slammed with the force of a Mack truck. Strawberries on a warm summer’s day and fresh-cut grass—shit, his target smelled delicious. He took another breath, and his brain reeled. He’s a wolf shifter, too? Fuck.
Casey’s brows furrowed. “Where are you hurt?”
He forced a smile. “I’m fine. No worries.”
Casey returned the smile, his wide and high beam combined with sparkling eyes. Hunter stared as warmth wrapped around him like a blanket. He had no ammo against such a happy, open expression. The guy freaking glowed.

Buy Links:


About the Author:
V.S. Morgan has lived all over the US but calls Minnesota her home now. Her family includes her hubby, son, and a menagerie of pets.

She's been writing stories since she could hold a pencil and dreams of happily ever afters - even for two hot men - because love knows no boundaries. V.S. writes MC/IR contemporary, paranormal, and suspense m/m and m/f with heart. She plans to branch into fantasy and sci fi romance, as well.

V.S. is a GLBT ally and a lifetime contributor of The Trevor Project.

Find V.S. on her Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

V.S. is giving away a $20 gift card through November 7th to celebrate Hunter's Mark release. Check out the Rafflecopter
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

RELEASE DAY: With This Kilt, I Thee Bed

Today is the big day! 

My highlanders are now available to the world and I can't wait to share them with you. 

First: The sexy cover and blurb. 


Blurb: 
They’re not your traditional highlanders.

Rafe Gordon, Laird of Nairn, is searching for release from the nightmare of his wife’s passing. When Elsie, his daughter’s new governess, brings with her the temptation of passion and a less-than-perfect-past, Rafe must decide if love truly can conquer all.

Innes Gordon is looking for a good time. When that good time turns out to be the childhood-friend-turned-kept-woman Catriona, he finds himself torn between claiming her ‘til death do us part’ or simply sharing her with his twin.

Hamish Gordon is seeking a woman all his own. While his family’s home is invaded with nuptial ceremonies, Hamish is sent to patrol his older brother’s hunting grounds in search of a thief. Discovering his prey yields the biggest surprise — and Athdara needs his help as much as he needs hers.


Next links: Amazon (available 10/15) ~ Amazon UK (available 10/15) ~ Smashwords ~ Barnes and Noble ~ Google Play ~ AReCafeGoodreads


Finally, more stops on the release party train! There will be excerpts, extra scenes, character interviews, and multiple chances to enter my big giveaway, so visit each blog on the special dates. More blog stops to come and I'll add them as they are scheduled: 


Smitten By Books - October 15th ~ Excerpt
Clare Dargan's Haven - October 15th ~ Excerpt
Ink Diva Diaries- October 16th ~ Author Interview
V.S. Morgan - October 16th ~ Excerpt
Erotic Romance News- October 16th ~ Spotlight
Sara Daniel- October 17th ~ Excerpt
Diva Discussions Book Club ~ October 20th ~ Excerpt
Eva Lafoy Writery Blog ~ October 20th ~ Excerpt
Heart Shaped Glasses- October 21st ~ Themed Post
Going from Nobody to Somebody- October 22nd ~ Character Interview
Silk, Sheets, and Seduction ~ October 30th ~ Exclusive Exerpt
Literary Lagnaippe- November 4th ~ Extras





Friday, October 10, 2014

Review: Hallow's Eve by Pippa Jay

It's a review... something that rarely happens, but I had to read this one. Have you seen the cover? If not, I've got it right here. 

Now a review: 

Holy Sweet Paranormal Romance Batman. 

No, literally, this is sweet, short paranormal romance. There's tons of potential with this world that Pippa has created and I love a good story with a tortured hero. 

Let's talk about that hero, Hallow. Hal, to his friends, is a warlock, like his father before him. Generations of warlocks and witches have lived in his home, and he is capable of magic I wouldn't touch with a six foot pole. 

Our heroine, Eve, doesn't get as much air time as I would've liked, but what I did get is a well-rounded, likeable character who definitely deserves Hal's devotion. 

Add in some wicked warlocks and witches who exist as a magic governing body called The Circle, a brownie housekeeper, a dog who just needs some loving, and a touch of a miracle AND you get a quick, short read that will spike all those good fall and Halloween feels. 

I hope at some point Pippa will go back and explore this world she's given me a taste of. I wouldn't mind spending a little more time with Hal and Eve either. 

Want to snag a copy? Get your's at: 
Amazon ~ AReCafe ~ Barnes and Noble ~ Smashwords 

About the Author: 
After spending twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay is now a stay-at-home mum who writes scifi and the supernatural. Somewhere along the way a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends the odd free moment playing guitar very badly, punishing herself with freestyle street dance, and studying the Dark Side of the Force. Although happily settled in the historical town of Colchester in the UK with her husband of 21 years and three little monsters, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.

You can stalk her at her website, or at her blog, but without doubt her favorite place to hang around and chat is on Twitter as @pippajaygreen.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Blog Tour: Promise Me This by Christina Lee #giveaway #spotlight

Blurb: A new love will test the boundaries of passion between a privileged boy next door and the tattooed, blue-haired girl who helps him embrace his wild side...

Nate has developed quite a playboy reputation around campus. It's not that he doesn't respect or trust women; he doesn't trust himself. The men in Nate’s family are prone to abusive behavior—a dirty secret that Nate’s been running from his entire life—so Nate doesn't do relationships. But he can’t help himself around one girl…

Jessie is strong, independent, and works at a tattoo parlor. Nate can’t resist getting close to her, even if it’s strictly a friendship. But it doesn't take long for Nate to admit that what he wants with Jessie is more than just friendly.

With Jessie, he can be himself and explore what he’s always felt was a terrifying darkness inside him. Even when Nate begins to crave her in a way that both shocks and horrifies him, Jessie still wants to know every part of him. Testing their boundaries together will take a trust that could render them inseparable… or tear them apart.

Want a Copy: Amazon ~ Barnes and Noble ~ Kobo ~ iBooks


Author Bio: Mother, wife, reader, dreamer. Christina lives in the Midwest with her husband and son--her two favorite guys. She's addicted to lip gloss, salted caramel everything, and believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job. 

Find her on: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Goodreads




Monday, October 6, 2014

Funday Monday- Where I am, Where I Stand, and Where I Thrive

1- Scream! for the Cure has launched. Yesterday was the kickoff. I've got a lovely little button over
on the side that you can click to visit. If you're lazy, like I'm prone to be, then click the image below. The first auction basket will be Paranormal Romance, which unlike many believe is not dead and is instead still a great source of creative story lines.


2- Today, I'm over at Cate Masters blog for part of her Halloween celebration. To say this woman loves Halloween is an understatement. Feel free to swing by, I'm giving away a copy of my upcoming
With This Kilt, I Thee Bed to a lucky commenter.


3- Dear Author Support Fund. So, I'm late to the #notchilled party. Thankfully I'm not affected, yet. The problem with the lawsuit being levied against Jane Litte, Dear Author Founder, is that it threatens all of us. Our voice, our ability to express our opinions, and our right to speak out against a suit that is meant to bully and silence. The only other things I will say on this matter are the following:

- I despise bullies. Bullying is something I won't tolerate. Ever. I've been a recipient of Dear Author's opinions and in no way am I her biggest fan, but I refuse to see someone else bullied for stating facts, and speculating on those facts.
- Everyone has the choice to make their own opinion, but when you turn to verbally bashing or attacking anyone who doesn't agree with you then you've allowed yourself to sink to the same level as the person(s) you're objecting against. There are ways to take action without diving into verbal sparring wars.


4- In much happier news it's October and the season for stews, chilis, and yummy recipes. I love fall for a multitude of reasons and I encourage other readers, writers, and foodies to check out my Pinterest board with it's bevy of recipes and I'm always searching for more. I've even thrown in a few Halloween Treat Ideas.