Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Gotta Have a Montage--Guest Teresa Noelle Roberts!

Next week Samhain author Teresa Noelle Roberts's Out of Control releases, with sex, math and coffee. For that combo, I had to shout out about all her books!

Out of Control

He’s got her tied up, but she’s got him out of control.

Glass artist Jen Kessler has hit the jackpot—a cheap apartment in a charming Victorian house, complete with a sexy, intense, buttoned-down landlord…who may or may not have a riding crop in his bedroom.

She’s not looking for a lover, but when her innocent, impulsive hug sparks kisses as hot as molten glass, it leads to bondage, spankings, and more naughtiness that, up to now, she had only tasted.

His new tenant may have wild, dyed hair and an unconventional job, but Cornell math professor Drake Matthews admires the work ethic that got her out of debt. Then he’s stunned at how quickly she destroys decades of his carefully cultivated self-control.

Soon their sexual and emotional passions push them to the edge—and beyond. But it’s not all good, dirty fun. As Drake takes more and more control of Jen in the bedroom, her deeply ingrained independent streak pushes back. And it’ll take more than a shared penchant for ropes, paddling, and coffee to overcome pasts that could unravel their relationship before it begins.

Warning: Contains kinky sex, molten glass, geeky higher mathematics, family secrets, and irresponsible consumption of coffee.

Out of Control 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Out-Control-Teresa-Noelle-Roberts-ebook/dp/B00HVEDKXW/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1389883366&sr=1-3&keywords=teresa+noelle+roberts
Out of Control Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Control-Teresa-Noelle-Roberts-ebook/dp/B00HVEDKXW/ref=sr_1_9?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1393290442&sr=1-9&keywords=teresa+noelle+roberts
Out of Control B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/out-of-control-teresa-noelle-roberts/1118197086?ean=9781619220188
OoC Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/out-of-control-38

Knowing the Ropes

They’ve got the sex factor in spades. But can love survive the “ex” factor?

Selene has harbored kinky, submissive fantasies most of her life, but her experience as a domestic-abuse counselor leaves her leery of giving up that much control. Case in point: the ex-fiancĂ© she didn’t love quite enough to test the limits of trust.

At a BDSM meet-and-greet, she sets out to learn how far is too far. Nick seems like the ideal dom to show her the ins and outs of ropes, floggers, and paddles—with no commitment clause.

After losing a sub he loved too much, Selene’s country girl common sense and smoking sensuality is like a dream that Nick never dared to have—a perfect blend of kink and long-term domestic bliss.

Yet it’s tough to figure out just how far they can push their limits when they’ve both agreed to a no-strings affair. Especially when an ex needs Nick’s muscle and Selene’s counseling skills to get out of a dangerous situation. By then it may be too late for love to survive all the things they’re afraid to say.

Product WarningsSexy, kinky, geeky dominant guy. Smart submissive woman. Crazy ex. A little experimentation between girlfriends. And lots and lots of kinky sex.

http://store.samhainpublishing.com/knowing-ropes-p-7228.html

Knowing the Ropes Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Knowing-the-Ropes-ebook/dp/B00A8PL3SA/ref=sr_1_1?_encoding=UTF8&al_rs=&keywords=knowing%20the%20ropes%20roberts&qid=1354068073&s=books&sr=1-1#al_rp
Amazon UK:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Knowing-Ropes-Teresa-Noelle-Roberts-ebook/dp/B00A8PL3SA/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1393290442&sr=1-6&keywords=teresa+noelle+roberts
Knowing theRopes B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/knowing-the-ropes-teresa-noelle-roberts/1113849704?ean=9781619214514
Knowing the Ropes Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/knowing-the-ropes

Lion's Pride

To save the one they love, they’re going in with spells blazing…

Duals and Donovans: The Different, Book 1

Elissa Donovan is a real green witch—when she and her lion-shapeshifter husband have sex, the blazing heat is recycled to warm their house. Now her beloved Jude has been kidnapped by a shadowy government agency, and the last place she can turn for help is her high-powered family, who considers her magic mediocre.

When Rafe Benedict gets Elissa’s call for muscle to back up her magic, he risks his law enforcement career to answer. He’s spent a lifetime hiding his Dual ability, but something about Elissa and Jude’s magic awakens the cougar within him.

Tempting, bronzed Rafe is the perfect fuse for Elissa’s sex-fueled magic. Danger lies in breaking her vows; joining with anyone other than her true mate could not only send her marriage up in flames, it could burn out her powers in a last, all-or-nothing explosion. But Jude is worth the risk. And for Rafe, potential heartbreak is nothing next to the chance to help the two people he’s coming to love.

First, though, Rafe needs a crash course in Cougar…

Product Warnings

This title contains evil fae, guys with guns, shadowy government conspiracies, a snarky ghost, and smoking-hot, three-way sex.

http://store.samhainpublishing.com/lions-pride-p-4295.html
Lions' PrideLP Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lions-Pride-Duals-Donovans-Different-ebook/dp/B002NOGE3I/ref=la_B0047V74PC_1_15?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1393290261&sr=1-15
LP Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lions-Pride-Duals-Donovans-Different-ebook/dp/B002NOGE3I/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1393290442&sr=1-1&keywords=teresa+noelle+roberts
LP B&N: www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lions-pride-teresa-noelle-roberts/1100401806?ean=9781605047737
LP Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/lions-pride

Fox's Den

Love has a trick up its sleeve…

Duals and Donovans: The Different, Book 2

Some guys just don’t take rejection well. Sure, Akane’s affair with an uptight sorcerer’s boy toy backfired, but two hundred years locked in a mortal body is cruel and unusual punishment for a Trickster avatar. To free her fox form, she needs sex magic with a male of her own kind. Except none exist.

Adorable Trickster-touched fox dual Taggart Ross-Donovan is the closest she’s found. Even better, he’s married to Paul Donovan, whose red magic sizzles the air around him. One night with them will generate the extraordinary power needed to set her free.

The last thing Tag and Paul expect to find under a sorcerer’s curse is a kitsune, a beautiful one who gets under their skin without even trying. Tag is more than ready to take the risk she needs. Paul has reservations, but it’s nothing Tag can’t overcome with a little sensual persuasion.

No one goes into the ritual with more hope than Akane…or more fear. Failure will leave her forever entrapped. Worse, she’s falling for two mortals. And there’s only one thing that can kill a kitsune—unrequited love.

Product WarningsContains sly fox men (with tails), foxy fox women (with multiple tails), sexy witches chasing tail, Trickster magic, cranky sorcerers, and enough gay, het and MMF sex to torch your Kindle.

http://store.samhainpublishing.com/foxes-den-p-6033.html
Foxes' DenFD Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Foxes-Den-Duals-Donovans-Different-ebook/dp/B003VYBD08/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0BBEE9E51R26H13W74P0
FD Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Foxes-Den-Duals-Donovans-Different-ebook/dp/B003VYBD08/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1393290442&sr=1-4&keywords=teresa+noelle+roberts
FD B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/foxes-den-teresa-noelle-roberts/1024197748?ean=9781609281496
FD Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/foxes-den

 

Fox's Folly

What happens in Vegas lasts forever…if you’re lucky.

A Duals and Donovans Story

Las Vegas is the wrong place for an inexperienced witch like Paul Donovan. But he has no choice; his family owes a debt of honor to a half-fae casino owner, whose guests have been dying under mysterious circumstances. The normy police haven’t connected the dots between the deaths, and the owner has called in his marker.

When Paul literally runs into fox dual Taggart Ross, the instant, powerful attraction between them bristles with red flags. Not only should there be no sparks between him and this “hillbilly with a tail”, the fact is a dual couldn’t have committed murder-by-magic. But until he’s got proof, caution rules.

Tag’s own suspicions are on high alert. Magic killed his favorite uncle, and Paul, who senses Tag’s dual nature way too easily, should be a prime suspect. Except Tag’s libido responds to the witch in a way that shouldn’t happen.

Whatever this thing is between them, the raw sexual energy feeds a power that becomes their best hope of drawing out the killer before he, she, or it strikes again. Until love gets involved, and things get real complicated, real fast…

Product WarningsSly foxes, smoky Southern drawls, sex magic, dangerous demons, tacky Las Vegas glitz, and did we mention the hot guy-on-guy sex?

http://store.samhainpublishing.com/foxs-folly-p-6899.html
Fox's Folly: 
FF Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Foxs-Folly-Duals-Donovans-Different-ebook/dp/B007JLMJJ8/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0BBEE9E51R26H13W74P0
FF Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Foxs-Folly-Duals-Donovans-Different-ebook/dp/B007JLMJJ8/ref=sr_1_7?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1393290442&sr=1-7&keywords=teresa+noelle+roberts
FF B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/foxs-folly-teresa-noelle-roberts/1109598082?ean=9781619211049
FF Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/fox-s-folly

 

Cougars Courage


Logic says wait. Their bodies scream go. And their spirit guides are playing dirty.

Duals and Donovans: The Different, Book 3

Toronto cop Cara Many-Winters Mackenzie is still reeling from her fiancĂ©’s murder when her orderly life takes a turn toward the weird, complete with voices in her head and phantom bleeding wounds.

This violent awakening is the rise of her Different gift—a chaotic, Bugs-Bunny-on-crack magic that she must learn to control before it destroys her. There’s only one place to get help: her mother’s ancestral village, and a mentor who seems to have stepped straight out of the smoke of her erotic dreams.

Cougar Dual Jack Long-Claw reluctantly agrees to take Cara under his wing, though he’d much rather take the beautiful city girl into his bed. As he guides her through a crash course in shamanic magic, sparks fly—some sexy, some snarky. But when an ancient enemy attacks the village, they must work together to hone a magical weapon against certain destruction.

Common sense tells them it’s a terrible time to fall in love. Their spirit guides have other ideas. And shamans who don’t listen to their spirit guides are dead shamans…

Product WarningsHot shape-shifting feline hero. Strong but shell-shocked heroine. Snarky, meddling spirit guides. And lots and lots of sex: angry sex, crazy sex, magical sex, and just plain sexy sex.

http://store.samhainpublishing.com/cougars-courage-p-73067.html
Cougar's CourageCC Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Cougars-Courage-Duals-Donovans-Different-ebook/dp/B00E8FOLVM/ref=la_B0047V74PC_1_22?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1393290386&sr=1-22
CC Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cougars-Courage-Duals-Donovans-Different-ebook/dp/B00E8FOLVM/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1393290442&sr=1-2&keywords=teresa+noelle+roberts
CC B&N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cougars-courage-teresa-noelle-roberts/1116323080?ean=9781619217577
CC Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/cougar-s-courage




Teresa Noelle Roberts started writing stories in kindergarten and she hasn’t stopped yet. A prolific author of short erotica, she’s also a published poet and fantasy writer—but hot paranormals and BDSM-spiced contemporaries are her favorites. She’s hard at work to bring you sexy magic with more Duals and Donovans adventures and getting kinky with hot dominant guys and smart women who submit to them—but not anyone else!—for your reading pleasure.



Teresa is a bit of a crunchy granola girl who enjoys belly dance, yoga, medieval re-creation, playing in the ocean, cooking, and growing more vegetables than she and her husband can possibly eat. She shares her home in southern Massachusetts with her husband, a Leo who works in law enforcement, and two overstuffed cats, who deserve their own shout-out as inspirations for her works. She and her husband often plan vacations around food, history, and/or proximity to water.

To learn more about Teresa Noelle Roberts, please visit www.teresanoelleroberts.com . Add her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/#!/teresanoelleroberts, or follow her on Twitter, where she’s TeresNoeRoberts.



http://store.samhainpublishing.com/teresa-noelle-roberts-pa-1030.html

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

3T Writing Tidbit

A contradictory word on craft.

Writers are taught to value craft above all else. I think that's a problem. Don't get me wrong, you need craft. Craft can create form and clarity out of chaos. It can carry you through when the muse just isn't there.

It's confusing because craft is something we can grade. Contests are based on craft. Winners are beautifully written, or at least have fewer faults than the competitors.

But sales are based on story. On engaging readers' emotions. To a lesser extent, readers delight in jokes and phrases that tickle, or new ideas, or books set in exotic places, vicariously living a different life.

Bottom line is, dazzle with craft all you want, but be sure to connect with the reader emotionally.

Published since 2009, over the years I've accumulated various items of writing wisdom. The Third Tuesday Writing Tidbit showcases these items in no particular order. Click here to see all 3T Tidbits.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Top 10 Posts Countdown #6

Writer's cave hiatus--finishing Assassins Bite among other things. Enjoy the top 10 posts from my blog in the meantime :)

#6 Guest Renee Wildes on Elven Heroine from Riever's Heart

Riever’s Heart comes out next Tuesday, 9/27/11 from Samhain Publishing. I have a lot in common with the elven heroine, Verdeen and thought I’d share a bit about the both of us. Maybe you’ll see a bit you can relate to as well.

Verdeen was born to high parental expectations. Her parents were so proud when she became lady’s maid to the queen, Dara, in Duality. They though “queen” but she saw “lady’s maid” and it wasn’t enough for her. Dara asked what she wanted and Verdeen was honest and told her. So Dara helped her enter the military academy—first female to do so in generations. Her parents were…disappointed. I used to be a waitress, and living off tips getting pinched by drunk businessmen was not where I saw for the rest of my life either. So I went back to college—and became the only vet tech in a family of nurses.

We’re both black sheep, following our own dreams instead of that of others’.

Read more:
http://maryhughesbooks.blogspot.com/2011/09/guest-renee-wildes-on-elven-heroine.html

Friday, April 4, 2014

Your Votes Did It!

LASR BOM It's said no man is an island, and that's true for books as well. Though stories start in the dark of an author's mind and gain flesh in the solitary writer's cave, it takes many hands to help them out into the world.

Thanks to you, your votes have made Downbeat Book of the Month at LASR!

Getting Downbeat to that point were amazing editor Christa, awesome artist Kanaxa, a fantastic anonymous line editor, the whole Samhain engine and the support of crit partner Roxy Mews, Mo's Gang, WisRWA, everyone who helped on Facebook and Twitter and the Samhain Cafe.
Popping it over the line was Foxglove and her fantastic review!

None of it is possible without you, Gentle Reader.

I'm stunned and grateful.  Thank you!!


Mary

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April 1T Olio

photo credit: The Rocketeer via photopin cc
Nothing to report this month.

April Fools!

I thought after Downbeat's release, I'd have a break. Ha. Murphy has swung his busy axe and hit me in the a-s-schedule.

TODAY and TOMORROW Downbeat is up for Book of the Month at LASR. I'm grateful for any votes!!

Tomorrow (April 2) is my debut with the Magical Musings team. I'd love to see you there!  What television shows or movies are you favorite? I also reveal three secrets.

April 7 I have a saucy take on sex at Lust with a Laugh. Worth it for the pic alone.

April 10 I turn in Assassins Bite to my awesome editor for first round edits.

Speaking of my AE, I'm also waiting to hear on a book proposal for a new series with hot shifters and witches. More info as I get it.

April 14, besides day-before-tax day, is Jodi Redford's blog at Lust with a Laugh.

April 16 and 23 Teresa Noelle Roberts visits here, and April 22 Jordyn Meryl returns for an encore visit.

April 21 is Roxy Mews's blog at Lust with a Laugh.

April 28 the Lusty Ladies will host their first guest author!! Cora Cade will entertain you with a fun post. Here's the warning for her first book, Morning Light. Warning: This book contains some serious foreplay in the great outdoors; stand-up sex with a hot, stand-up guy; and a wounded Army Ranger who’s determined to leave no heart behind—especially the one belonging to the girl of his dreams.

April 30 is my second blog at Magical Musings. I still haven't decided what to write yet. Any suggestions?

And just because I think it's cool, here's a jigsaw puzzle. http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=2d7915322b5d