Tuesday, September 16, 2014

8 Magical Reads 0.99 LIMITED TIME. Indulge yourself.


Eight paranormal and fantasy romances from USA Today, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon bestselling authors for one great price! Indulge yourself with stories of romance, suspense, mystery, urban fantasy, or adventure. Whether you like ghosts, vampires, witches, werewolves, dragons, fae, jinn or a trip through a portal on the back of a very special horse, this set will delight and entertain.


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3T Writing Tidbit has been delayed a week for this special announcement. Look for the 3T next week Tuesday.

This Blood – Alisha Basso, Amazon bestselling author

Grace finds herself the keeper of tremendous power and now the underworld is out to get her. Seth is a monster on the hunt and his prey has never been more seductive. While Grace’s powers will ensure his leadership in the underworld, her beauty will make her captivity a pleasure.

The Starbuck Chronicles: AfterLife – Zoe Dawson, bestselling author of Going to the Dogs

In this world gone mad......Lily’s biggest challenge is to survive. A grumpy werewolf client is the least of witch caterer Lily Starbuck’s worries when her partner is murdered. To make matters worse, the Fairy Dust Administration dust hounds are hot on her partner’s trail, sniffing around for illegal dust.

Raver – Candace Carrabus, Amazon bestselling author

Forced through a portal, Lauren wants to find Cirq’s horses and return home before dinner. Instead, she’s fighting giant venomous birds, a hostile queen, and her own heart. She discovers unimagined adventure and romance but must learn to believe in the unbelievable—herself—before the horses heed her call.

Soul of a Vampire – Lauralynn Elliott

Nikolas longs for his soul as the darkness in him tries to take over. Tessa searches for a way to help Nikolas before it’s too late. Together they fight physical and emotional battles in their quest for the one thing that could allow them to be together. Will they make it before time runs out?

In Cassie’s Corner – Dale Mayer, USA Today bestselling author

Faith and loyalty are tested as a young woman learns what it is to believe - in herself, in her friends, and in life after death.

Dragon Mama Blues – Edie Ramer, USA Today bestselling author

Jin Long is in love and pregnant...and a dragon turned into a woman. But someone knows what she is and wants her for himself. She steals away to her dragon son in Nashville. Her lover follows her...and so does trouble.

Black Diamond Jinn – Mary Hughes

The Y12 doom is real. Government witch Amaia Jones has the spreadsheet to prove it. Amaia turns to Rafe, a stunning jinni, for help. He proposes Venus magic, the very thing that killed her parents' love. But the world is ending, tonight, unless she takes drastic action.

The Mating – Nicky Charles, Smashwords and B&N bestselling author

Elise had no idea when she came home that day that she'd end up mated to a complete stranger. A new Alpha and the need for an alliance between packs have made her a pawn. 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00845UIZK
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/paranormally-yours-alisha-basso/1120254360 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paranormally-Yours-Boxed-Alisha-Basso-ebook/dp/B00N6AX5FI 
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/paranormally-yours-a-boxed-set
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/471626
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/paranormally-yours-boxed-set/id914133015?ls=1&mt=11
 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

My Author Toolbag

Looking for a phrase or expression? Here's a site to you can search or browse: http://www.phrases.org.uk/


My Author Tool Bag features sites I use in writing, editing, and marketing. It's stuff I've found online. The usual caveats apply--no recommendations either expressed or implied, don't click on blind links, have a good antivirus, etc. You know the drill.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September 1T Olio

Busy month coming up! I hope those of you with kids are settling nicely in to the school year and everyone is having a good end of summer/winter.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Journey: Read-A-Romance Month with Helen C. Johannes

What book changed your life? Meet fellow WisRWA author Helen C. Johannes. She talks about books and more as she celebrates romance this month. Her post is here. Her second post on why she reads romance--the answers will surprise you--is here.

Helen writes breath-taking fantasy romance that I love to read.
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2011 Launching a Star Winner in Fantasy Romance, The Wild Rose Press


What if looking at the face of the man you loved meant death?


Years ago, warrior Durren Drakkonwehr was cursed by a mage. Now feared and reviled as the Shadow Man, he keeps to himself, only going to town to trade rare bloodstones—petrified dragon's blood—for supplies. Though he hides his face, he can't hide his heart from the woman who haunts his dreams...
Needing bloodstones for a jewelry commission, Mirianna and her father journey across the dreaded Wehrland where the beast-men roam. When their party is attacked, only the Shadow Man can save them. Strangely drawn to him, Mirianna offers herself in return for her father's rescue.
Living in the ruined fortress with the Shadow Man, Mirianna slowly realizes that a flesh-and-blood man, not a fiend hides there in hoods and darkness. But are love and courage enough to lift the curse and restore the man?


Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00G8GTHRC

Helen C. Johannes lives in the Midwest with her husband and grown children. Growing up, she read fairy tales, Tolkien, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Agatha Christie, Shakespeare, and Ayn Rand, an unusual mix that undoubtedly explains why the themes, characters, and locales in her writing play out in tales of love and adventure.

Like castles, horses, and swordplay? Check out Helen's books at http://helencjohannes.blogspot.com/

Brave Men, Bold Women—Hearts in Search of Home



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Blog Tour Perfect Chemistry by Jodi Redford

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3T Writing Tidbit will return next month. In the meantime, I'm thrilled to be a stop in Jodi Redford's release tour for Perfect Chemistry.


When it comes to sexy geeks, Leo Martinez and Devlin Hawke are as hot as they get. But falling for the wrong guy has always been Sidney Chase's forte. She's not about to submit to her inner bad girl by giving in to her secret fantasies about her sex-on-a-stick bosses. When she's accidentally exposed to the supercharged aphrodisiac in their lab, Sidney tosses aside her inhibitions and unknowingly provides her bosses with an eye-popping display of self lovin' courtesy of the office security cameras.



Despite their mutual craving for Sidney, Leo and Devlin made a pact long ago to keep her off limits. The last thing they'd wanted was to scare off their best PA by overwhelming her with their kinky tendencies. Witnessing the arousing effects of their aphrodisiac elixir on Sidney changes everything. Not only is she the answer they've been looking for in regards to fine-tuning their formula, she's the perfect woman for them. And with a little help from one helluva sinful science experiment, they'll prove that love is far more potent than anything manufactured in a bottle.


Warning: This red hot office romance contains 3 parts sizzling m/f/m menage, 2 parts sexy and sweet geeks, one part wicked bondage and sex toys, and a whole lot of combustible chemistry. Safety glasses required.





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Excerpt (NSFW)




Devlin grabbed his coffee mug and crossed over to his office. He powered on his tablet and scrolled through his emails. Nothing much exciting beyond a few tech newsletters he subscribed to and an ad for penis enlargement. He deleted that one and settled in to peruse the article on 3-D printing. Halfway through his read he was hit with the odd certainty that something was off about the placement of his paperclip dispenser. Frowning, he leaned back in his chair. "Hey, were you messing with my stuff?"

A grunt came from the other side of the wall. "Yes, because clearly I have nothing better to do than drive your OCD ass crazy."

"Well, you are a maniacal motherfucker." Devlin made a point of loudly plopping the dispenser back into its proper position. "And it's not OCD. I use the stapler more often, so it should be front and center, not the paperclips."

"Admitting you have a problem is the first step in recovery."

"Asshole." Chuckling, Devlin finished up his coffee and returned to the kitchenette for a refill. He was waylaid on the round trip to his office with Leo's request to fetch his reading glasses from the lab. After tossing out a few teasing digs about his partner becoming an old man, Devlin made tracks down the hall and fished his badge from his pants pocket.

The moment he stepped into the lab he was struck once again with the peculiar sensation that something wasn't quite right. As much time as he spent in the space, it was practically his second home. So with that said, if his Spidey-sense was telling him that a detail wasn't as it should be, he was damn well going to listen up.


Rubbing his chin, he surveyed the room, mentally checking off boxes as he cataloged each detail individually. Trash can in corner—normal. Lab coats on their proper hooks? Yep. Workstations prepped and ready for—

His mental inspection skidding to a halt, he stared at the empty test tube holder resting on the station across from him. The vial had most definitely been there when he and Leo locked up yesterday.

So where the hell did it go?

Determined to get to the bottom of that mystery, he retraced his steps to Leo's office. "Did you do something with one of the vials from batch 39?"

Leo tore his focus from his monitor, his brow furrowed. "No. Why?"

"It's missing."

"What?"

Well aware of where Leo's thoughts were jumping, Devlin shot up his hand. "Don't burst your coronary. We don't know that this is a repeat of Texon." But after having one of their prized formula's ripped off by a competitor several years ago, the fear was there of it happening again. Even with all the precautions they'd taken to prevent a reoccurrence, the threat was always present. There was only so much they could do.

Leo vaulted from his chair and rushed from his office. Devlin stayed hot on his heels. Once inside the lab, Leo confirmed Devlin's suspicions with a string of colorful obscenities. Raking his fingers through his hair, he shot a narrow squint at the panel obscuring the security camera in the corner. "Let's pray they were too sloppy to cover their ass."

What were the chances someone would be foolish enough to stroll in here and steal Xtacy without disguising their identity? Wisely deciding to keep that woeful dose of reality to himself, he followed Leo back to his office. With a quick click of his mouse Leo pulled up the link to the security system and located the time stamp for last night. He fast-forwarded through an hour or so of uneventful footage before a blip of motion flashed across the screen.

Leo's features hardened. "Got the son of a bitch." He rewound a few frames and pressed play.
On the footage, the lab lights flickered on and a woman stepped into view. Devlin blinked. "Wait a minute. Isn't that—?"

"Sidney." Her name fell from Leo with the same amount of bemusement that plagued Devlin. They both leaned closer to the computer as she sashayed to the workstation and picked up the test tube.
Devlin shook his head. "I don't believe it. Not of Sidney. No fucking way."

"Then what the hell are we looking at?" Leo demanded, his tone flatter than a desert highway. Despite the lack of inflection in his voice, Devlin knew his friend was hiding a world of hurt while he processed the visual evidence of Sidney's potentially traitorous activity.

"I don't know, but let's not jump to conclusions yet." Come on, Sid. What are you doing? His heart knocking, he waited for the moment she'd put the vial back and scurry out of there, completely unaware of the real criminal lurking in the shadows about to abscond with the Xtacy formula. The wish was a desperate shot in the dark on his part, but he refused to give up hope. No matter how thin it was. When the test tube went flying out of Sidney's grasp and smashed onto the floor, he straightened with a jolt, renewed optimism crashing over him. "She dropped it. That's why it's missing."

A fraction of the doubt lifted from Leo's gaze but his shoulders remained tense. "It still doesn't explain what in the devil she's doing in the lab."

"Who knows? Maybe she was just curious—" Devlin broke off abruptly when Sidney ripped off her blouse and wrenched down her bra. All coherent thought beating a hasty retreat from his head, he stared at the sheer magnificence of her breasts. She cupped their bountiful weight and tweaked her nipples. The real estate in Devlin's briefs suddenly became a lot more cramped. Gripping the edge of the desk, he risked a quick peek in Leo's direction and noticed his friend was equally enamored with the unexpected show.

Leo swallowed hard, his Adam's Apple bobbing. "We probably shouldn't watch any more of this."

"Yeah, we shouldn't."

They both kept their attention fused to the screen.
Read the rest of this excerpt here!


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Page where Perfect Chemistry is listed http://jodiredford.com/Coming_Soon.html






Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Bikers do Summer--Read-A-Romance Month with PJ Fiala

Meet fellow WisRWA author PJ Fiala. Her August 1 release is hotter than hot.

Dog Days of Summer

Joci was a mother first, a biker second and was running her marketing and design business, third.  She believed in a good cause while enjoying the open road with friends and family.

Dog owns a successful business building some of the greatest motorcycles around.  Men and women alike respected and envied him.  Being a veteran, he believed in helping other veterans in the only way he knew how, by riding motorcycles.

They meet, try to ignore the attraction and ultimately fall in love only to have their love tested by a jealous employee who wants Dog for herself.  Can they survive?

Paperback: http://tinyurl.com/dogdays-Fiala
Ebook: http://tinyurl.com/DogDays-Ebook

Having always dreamed of becoming an author, I found myself making excuses when it came to writing.  I didn't know what to write about.  I didn't have the time.  Next month after whatever special event was coming up, I would be able to focus on it.  On and on.  In 2012, I started a job that made me cringe just walking in the door everyday.  I dreaded the atmosphere, the work, well simply, everything, except the few friends I had made there.  That's when I decided to start writing.  I was looking for an escape from this heavy burden and lost myself in writing.  Now, I can't stop.  I think it was God's way of helping me find my "time." 

When not writing, my husband, Gene, and I are on our motorcycles exploring new places, meeting new people and creating new memories.

Her RAR post is here.