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Without revealing too much, I will say that I think I like Father even more after he's stepped over...And by the end I hate his Angel, but love her too.
Intrigue? Read the book. It's a great introduction into a world I can't wait to dig into.
I give this short read a huge 5 Star Rating. You can add Dark Mercy to your TBR on Goodreads HERE!
So, what now? Well, I'm working on a Contemporary Romance, so I'll start working all those details this week. I'm hoping to have it done by the end of May. We'll see. I'm really behind in my word count for the year, so it'll be lots of writing for this lil' mess.
I hope you guys have a great week. See you tomorrow! :)
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Add this book to your TBR and get ready for some bit of amazing! http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13498668-medusa-a-love-story
Kitty Thomas writes dark literary fiction that explores power dynamics and sexuality (back in the olden days people called it erotica). This work is fiction and meant for an adult audience. The author does not endorse or condone any of the behavior carried out by characters in her stories.
Her work is not “erotic romance”. Often on some level it is about love and/or obsession. Often the couple in some way ends up “together”, but the work should not be expected to follow the conventions of any type of genre romance, erotic or otherwise. If you are looking for genre romance (erotic or otherwise), please read a different author. Erotic romance is “more explicit romance”. This is something different.
Inspiration for Kitty’s work comes from many sources including Story of O, Nine and a Half Weeks, and the work of Claudia D. Christian.
This is where you can find Kitty
an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word subscribe in the subject line, Kitty runs amazing contests for her followers!
The day job has been busy and great as usual. I learn so much everyday from the folks I work with. Seriously.
Hmmm...Next on my plate is Jillian's story. It's a total contemporary romance and makes me squeal everytime I work on it. Mostly because the inspiration is from my very fave @sillyjillystein. If you're not following her, you so should. :)
Well, that's pretty much it for me right now. Writing/Working/Raising kids/Working/Revising/Writing/Reading/etc.....
What's up in your world? Come on, give me those updates!
Like hunting leprechauns. We did catch a few of those buggers.
When swimming got boring, we’d head to the sandpit. (Not a sandbox…imagine a two-story tall, forty-five degree or steeper cliff of sand dug out of a slope by large construction equipment.) We’d run and jump off the top of that sucker, pretending to fly (see courting certain demise, above), sometimes with shopping bags as parachutes, sometimes with just our arms spread.
Today, I write paranormal fiction. I still live in Vermont—and there still isn’t anything better to do! J Thanks for having me today, Rachel!
Sarah Gilman started her first novel in third grade. She never finished that story, but never gave up the dream. Her fascination with wings also began at that age, when images of the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis captured her imagination and never let go. Now a paranormal romance writer, she employs her love of writing to bring the allure of winged creatures to the pages of her novels. Sarah lives in Vermont with her supportive husband and two spoiled cats. Find Sarah around the web:
Blogs: Sarah Gilman Books. Sarah also contributes to the The Naked Hero blog
- Laura Bickle, author of EMBERS and SPARKS
When Marcella Raines' twin brother dies, she honors his request to be buried at sea, never expecting the violent storm that swamps her boat. Though she's gravely injured--and still emotionally damaged from her recent divorce--Ella fights to survive.
Zephyros Martius is the Supreme God of the West Wind and Spring, but being the strongest Anemoi hasn't protected him from betrayal and loss. Worse, he's sure his brother Eurus is behind it. When Zeph's heartbreak whips up a storm that shipwrecks a human, his guilt forces him to save her.
Ella is drawn to the vulnerability Zeph hides beneath his otherworldly masculinity and ancient blue eyes. And her honesty, empathy, and unique, calming influence leave Zeph wanting...everything. When Eurus threatens Ella, she and Zeph struggle to let go of the past, defend their future, and embrace what they most want--a love that can be trusted.
Her body came alive, tightening, opening, preparing. Ella gasped as he nipped and licked down her neck.
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While trying to save her brother four years ago, Greta was thrown into the witch’s fire herself, falling through a portal to a dangerous world where humans are the enemy, and every ogre, goblin, and ghoul has a dark side that comes out with the full moon.
To survive, seventeen-year-old Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job of bounty hunter—and she’s good at what she does. So good, she’s caught the attention of Mylena’s young Goblin King, the darkly enticing Isaac, who invades her dreams and undermines her determination to escape.
But Greta’s not the only one looking to get out of Mylena. The full moon is mere days away, and an ancient evil knows she’s the key to opening the portal. If Greta fails, she and the lost boys of Mylena will die. If she succeeds, no world will be safe from what follows her back…
All I can say about this cover is, "Wow! Take me to the Goblins!" Entangled Publishing has once again given us an amazing cover. :) Congratulations, Chloe. To my readers: What's your favorite aspect of this cover? I'd love to know.
I want to thank Rachel Firasek for inviting me to stop at her blog a while during my whirlwind blog tour. Blog hopping is all well and good, excellent even, when free books are involved but sometimes it’s nice to rest a bit and enjoy a short detour, smell the virtual roses so to speak. One of those roses is my April 1, erotic romance, Off Limits, from Red Sage Publishing. Admittedly I’m biased, and even my characters (hunky Senior Chief Hank O’Mara and hottie Lieutenant Bethany Morton) might object to what they think is a wussy metaphor. However, I believe I could persuade them that a rose does not a wuss make just because it’s beautiful and smells sweet. Those thorns can do serious harm at the same time making it impossible to let go. To prove my point, I toss Hank and Beth into an emotional bed of roses (thorns and all). Below is a small early sample of the thorny problems Hank and Beth will confront on their way to a Happily Ever After. You can find more information about Off Limits at Red Sage and the Rue Allyn websites.
Short Bio for Rue Allyn:
I wrote my first story around the age of five and read my first romance at the age of eight. I’ve been in love with being in love ever since. I’m happily married to my sweetheart of many, many years. We share the home of two cats, who condescend to allow me to feed them and clean their litter box. They occasionally permit me to pet them but demand my love and attention as their right. I am in awe of their feline ability to dominate with half a glance or a mere twitch of tail. I am insatiably curious, an avid reader and traveler. I love to hear from readers about your favorite books and real life adventures. I also love my work. Seriously, what could be more fun than sharing love and adventure with all your friends. That’s what I do when I write and publish a story. I’m delighted you are here to join me in the love of reading and writing.
Off Limits excerpt
He started to peel off his shirt. Time to swim for shore and retrieve the dinghy.
“Am I too late?”
Hank nearly jumped out of his skin. I am not happy to hear her voice. He wiped surprise off his face and turned around. “Lt. Morton.”
“It’s Bethany. We’re out of uniform and off base. So we can be friends. No rank, right?”
Hank blinked at her where she sat, leaning over to secure the dinghy to the buoy. She sure was out of uniform. The hot pink tank suit didn’t look like any Navy issue he’d ever seen. He clenched his teeth and tried not to pant. The suit left very little to the imagination. “Hank,” he said. He reached out his hand and held her stare. “I ’spose we can be friendly, Slugger.”
It was the wrong answer. The UCMJ strictly forbade fraternization between officer and enlisted personnel, but he couldn’t seem to help himself. He knew the Navy would turn a blind eye as long as their relationship stayed off base, off duty, and out of sight.
His mind drifted to that kiss, that one too hot, too short, soul soaring on a wind of need kiss, and his body reacted instantly. The feel of her in his arms, her breasts warm against him, her lips urging him on. How he’d broken away he didn’t know. In that moment she’d become like the sea in his blood. Without the sea he’d wither and die. Without Bethany…? It was way too soon to be thinking like that, besides she was out of his reach both by background and by law.
Unease rocked in his belly. Sneaking around, breaking family rules—Navy rules—was wrong, just wrong. As an officer, Lt. Morton inspired loyalty and adherence to the strictest standard. As a woman…breaking rules to have a woman like Bethany was a man’s duty. How often did a woman like her cross his path? He wasn’t a rule-breaker by nature—he considered himself to be smarter than his gonads—he could get through one afternoon with her. After that, forget it. He’d make sure he never saw her alone again. He swiped his hands over his cutoffs.
“So, how about it? Are we going to take this beauty out for a spin?” She asked.
Something was spinning all right, but Hank knew it wasn’t the beauty with him, woman or boat. “Why not? There’s plenty of daylight left.”
“Great.” She tossed her small duffel onto the cat’s trampoline then leapt lightly aboard. “I’ll stow my gear and start rigging the jib.”
“Sure.” He pulled the mainsail out of the bag he’d just finished stuffing the cloth into. He watched Beth secure her duffel to the mast, while he rigged the mains’l.
Completely at ease, Bethany finished hoisting the jib and tied off the sail’s halyard. Hank moved lightly to the stern of the cat and settled by the tiller. Beth shifted to the bow to slip the bowline from the buoy ring. He watched her cast off then make her way back to the crew station with feline grace.
She teased the jib sheet the way a woman might tease a man with short pull and release strokes that maintained perfect tension while adjusting for changing conditions. She worked as a part of the sail, moving in sync with the wind to hold the boat at top speed.
Every other date, Hank had taken out on the cat—and there hadn’t been that many—had worked hard at sailing, even those who professed to like it. Not this woman.
Bethany played, had fun with every slap of wave. She grinned at the drenching spray. She laughed when a gust picked one hull out of the drink, then let go and dropped her down hard.
The resulting spray soaked her suit highlighting her chill pebbled nipples. Hank’s mouth went dry. The water seemed as much Bethany’s home as Hank’s. He felt a twinge of jealous unease. His two women shouldn’t get along so well.
Other Books By Rue Allyn:
I’m a writer. 2011 ended on a super high note for me. I’m going to be published!
Crescent Moon Press will be publishing Medusa, A Love Story AND For the Love of Hades. Available in both ebook or in print. *SIGH*
My series, Loves of Olympus, recounts several known, and some not-so-known, Greek myths. But my versions enter the ‘what if’ territory, with a heavy dose of romance and amped up tragedy. I love what I write. And I’m delighted to have found a press that loves what I write too!
Hollywood Ever After, my steamy contemporary romance will be released July 21, 2012 by InkSpell Publishing! Happily, InkSpell releases both digitally and in print. I guess you could say I’m on a roll. Here’s hoping it keeps on going… and going! I’m already at work on Book 2, a yummy follow-up with two characters from Hollywood Ever After. Let the fun begin.
Stories are powerful things. Whether reading/writing a book or watching a film, I love it when my heart picks up, I’m scared senseless or my insides turn to jelly. The word, whether spoken or read, is such a miraculous thing! I feel supremely privileged when something I’ve written affects a reader. I hope my stories will find their way into your hands and, hopefully, what you read will touch you in some small way !
I’m a member of Romance Writers of America, the Dallas Area Romance Authors, the Austin Romance Writer’s Association, Future, Fantasy and Paranormal RWA and the one and only Shake a Spear Critique Group. Yes, I love my RWA community
Have questions, thoughts or an interest in writing, or how to get started? Let me know & Thanks for visiting my Blog.
In addition to writing and reading I’m a bit of a movie addict. I tend to post a LOT of reviews and commentary on all things film. I’ve a wealth of information and knowledge on most films – their actors, directors, scores, and other useless bits of Hollywood trivia.
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