Monday, November 30, 2015

Beauty Bites JUST 99c LIMITED TIME

Beauty Bites is priced at just 99c to celebrate Synnove's sister's book coming December 8.

Kindle | Nook | KindleUK | NookUK | iBooks | AllRomance | Kobo LIMITED TIME

Warning: Contains a doctor with a bod for sin, an ad exec with a chip on his shoulder, sarcasm, sex, and a cabin full of annoying friends. Secrets are revealed. One heart-stopping, horrific moment leads to the ultimate of happily-ever-afters. 

Beauty is skin deep…but the beast goes all the way.
When top Minneapolis ad man Ric Holiday is asked to design a campaign for a quaint little town, his first reaction is absolutely not. Meiers Corners is too near Chicago, home of the vampire who turned him as an orphaned boy.

Then the city sends an angel-faced med student with a body made for sin to plead their case. Synnove Byornsson is the ray of sunshine Ric hasn’t felt since he was human.

Armed with determination and a micro miniskirt, Synnove is prepared to crash Holiday’s penthouse cocktail party—and to dislike him on sight. But Mr. All-Style-No-Substance turns out to have a deadly smile, a barely restrained, feral strength, and piercing blue eyes that look at her—not at her cleavage.

Unfortunately Synnove has competition in the form of a sly temptress with a counterproposal. For the first time in her life, Synnove must cash in her genetic lottery ticket and fire back with some sizzle of her own—or her beloved Meiers Corners could become the new Sin City.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Treat Yourself Right this Holidays--$50 egift card Grand Prize

photo credit: Thanksgiving via photopin (license)
photo credit: Thanksgiving via photopin (license)
If you're like me, this is an insanely busy season. Those hams and turkeys don't baste themselves. The gifts don't magically wrap each other, and it is a sad truth that the Decorator Elves exist only in fairy tales.

You do all that. You work hard during the holidays, making November and December a magical, romantic, fun, and warm family time.

But who makes the holidays magical for you?

We'd like to help. Starting the end of November, a dozen authors are banding together to give away 60 ebooks. Then from December 1-12 we're hosting a bash with 12 Days of 99c Ebooks--with a grand prize $50 Amazon/BN egift cerificate! Treat yourself right this holidays.

$50 Rafflecopter giveaway here

Making the holidays romantic and sexy are New York Times bestselling author Jayne Rylon, New York Times bestselling author Izzy Szyn, bestselling author Jodi Redford, and the awesome Roxy Mews.

Making the holidays heartwarming are USA Today bestselling author Edie Ramer, USA Today bestselling author Dale Mayer, and Amazon bestselling author Leigh Morgan.

Making the holidays magical are international bestselling author Michelle Diener, and the wonderful Elle J Rossi and S.C. Mitchell.

Making the holidays fun are bestselling author Zoe Dawson, me, and the always-hilarious SL Carpenter.
Hope you'll join us to get your gift of a little extra warmth and sparkle this holiday season!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Twelve Days of 99c Sales--December 1-12, 2015

Making the holidays romantic and sexy are New York Times bestselling author Jayne Rylon, New York Times bestselling author Izzy Szyn, bestselling author Jodi Redford, and the awesome Roxy Mews.

Jayne Rylon (Report For Booty)
Kindle | Nook

Izzy Szyn (Fang-Filled Weekend)
Kindle | Nook

Jodi Redford (Double Dare)
Kindle

Roxy Mews (When the Lights Go Out)
Kindle

Making the holidays heartwarming are USA Today bestselling author Edie Ramer, USA Today bestselling author Dale Mayer, and Amazon bestselling author Leigh Morgan.

Edie Ramer (Christmas at Angel Lake)
Kindle | Nook

Dale Mayer (Skin)
Kindle

Leigh Morgan (Second Chances)
Kindle | Nook

Making the holidays fun are bestselling author Zoe Dawson, me, and the always-hilarious SL Carpenter.

Zoe Dawson (Hounded)
Kindle | Nook

Mary Hughes (Beauty Bites)
Kindle | Nook

SL Carpenter (SL Carpenter's Big Book of Lust)
Kindle

Making the holidays magical are international bestselling author Michelle Diener, and the wonderful Elle J Rossi and S.C. Mitchell.

Michelle Diener (The Golden Apple)
Kindle | Nook

Elle J Rossi (Indigo Dawn)
Kindle

S.C. Mitchell (There's No Such Thing as Werewolves)
Kindle





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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

3T Writing Tidbit

"Hi." "Hi." "How are you." "Oh fine..."
*yawn* Can we throw in ninjas now?

Dialog isn't just speech. As we found last month, it has three purposes, move the story forward, reveal something about the character, and/or show conflict.

But now that you have your purposeful dialog, how about making it sound like it's coming out of real mouths?

"Hi." "How are you?"

These are "real" things people say. But they don't sound real. They sound cardboard, cartoonish.

That's because dialog isn't supposed to sound real. It's supposed to sound realistic.

Readers suspend their disbelief to be swept along in the story. Give them dialog that sweeps them along in the story but doesn't break the suspension.

First, make it fit the character's era, age, region, class.

Then add one or two ruffles or bows (or metal studs depending on the character): interruptions, repeat, slang, contractions, swearing, pauses, imperatives, character has trouble saying what they mean.

Finally, subtract stiff or stilted dialog, words that break the character's characteristics ("Yo, bro," the countess said), tongue twisters and bits that don't fit the action (e.g. "Let me recite the whole preamble to the constitution" takes one punch).


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.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Red Hot Heroes Release Day Blitz! Help Jodi Redford celebrate her newest release!!

All gave some... Some gave all.


Find Home in the Heart of our Heroes this Veteran’s Day as The Red Hots Release Red Hot Heroes!

BROKEN SURRENDER by LORI KING



One bullet made it physically impossible for Sarah Bryant to fulfill her dreams of a military career. With her family’s sympathy suffocating her, she escapes to Stone River, Texas, determined to rebuild a life and maybe find a new dream. 
Silas and Jeremy are two brothers who are as different as Texas is big. One is an adrenaline fueled former Army medic, the other is a laid back tow truck business owner. The two things they have in common? They know they want to live life in a ménage relationship, and Sarah is the woman for them. 
Sarah has too many doubts about herself to believe she can be enough for one man let alone two. Can these souls find what they need to grow together, or will they leave more emotional scars to match their physical ones?

Amazon: 
http://tinyurl.com/njdon5u  
ITunes: 
http://tinyurl.com/q2c2cc7 
B&N: 
http://tinyurl.com/q4t6422 

www.LoriKingBooks.com 

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STARTING OVER by MAGEN MCMINIMY

“There was need laced in every twist and sweep of his talented tongue. A need for something tangible, something to connect him to the safety of the real world, to the living breathing life he still held on to. A distraction from the death and sorrow that carried over from months at war. “



All sales of this title through November 15th, 2015 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project
After running from the one man who could have mended her heart, Callie Sullivan has been finding comfort in her best friend, D. When heartbreaking news about D’s deployed husband, Adam, makes its way to the states, Callie focuses on helping her friend learn to survive after tragedy strikes. 
Recently returned from Iraq, Luke Merrick learns about the attack on his former sergeant and best friend, Adam. Knowing D will need all the support she can get, Merrick finds himself back where he lost the one woman he thought could be his future.
With D’s heartache fresh and raw, now is hardly the time for Callie’s past to resurface, bringing new danger to those whom she wishes to protect and help heal. But life rarely gives Callie what she needs.
This Veteran's Day, find home in the heart of our heroes with Starting Over part of the Red Hot Heroes multi-author series and stands alone for reading enjoyment.

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PROMISE YOU by RENE FOLSOM



All sales of this title through November 15th, 2015 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project

Danielle never realized just how much her brother meant to her until reality slapped her in the face, forcing her to wake up and pay attention. After a shattering tour overseas, Dylan returned home to live with Danielle. Knowing he needed more care than his sister could provide, Dylan invites his battle buddy, Travis, to come live with them.
After a rather unorthodox meeting, sparks begin to fly between Danielle and Travis. However, both of them know just how difficult it will be for their relationship to blossom without Dylan’s blessing, leaving them conflicted about how far they want to take it. Travis wants nothing more than to earn Dylan’s approval—to promise that he will cherish her—always.
Once Travis realizes he can no longer keep his affection for Danielle a secret, things become complicated and the boundaries between friendship and love cloud his future.
This Veteran's Day, find home in the heart of our heroes with Promise You, part of the Red Hot Heroes multi-author series and stands alone for reading enjoyment.

Amazon:
http://amzn.to/1Wd9wds
www.ReneFolsom.com

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REPORT FOR BOOTY by JODI REDFORD



All sales of this title through November 15th, 2015 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project

Mason Gamble and Nash Vincent are pros at making people sweat. As former Army Rangers who run the toughest, ball-busting fitness boot camp in Michigan, they take great pride in that fact. But thanks to the knockout brunette housesitting next door, suddenly they’re the ones experiencing excess perspiration. Fortunately, the perfect opportunity to be neighborly presents itself courtesy of a package delivery snafu.

Regan Wallace has trust issues. Specifically, trusting that her best friend won’t make good on her threat to send a Strip-O-Gram for Regan’s birthday. Is it any wonder she’d jump to the wrong conclusion when two gorgeous, camo-garbed hunks land on her front doorstep? Woops. The crazy part? They don’t seem the least bit scandalized or offended by her boneheaded blunder. Judging by the sinful heat in their eyes, they’re all too happy to provide her with a little two-on-one dirty dancing. For a woman recovering from a bad breakup, fielding the interest of two sex-on-a-stick men is both surreal and exhilarating. Indulging a three-way fling? Completely out of her comfort zone. But with her stay limited to a week, some no-strings-attached sex might be precisely what she needs to get her confidence back in stride.

None of them are prepared for the consequences of a sexy fling feeling like so much more. As Regan’s stay draws closer to an end, Mason and Nash realize there’s no way in hell they’re letting the perfect woman slip through their fingers. And when it comes to fighting for her love, there are no fitter warriors for the ultimate battle to her heart.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1H3QIq8
http://www.jodiredford.com/More_Books.html

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SNAKE’S SALVATION by Aliyah Burke



Two people with painful pasts can create something spectacular with each other.
Jason “Snake” LaRue was a Navy SEAL. Now he’s not and he has trust issues and memories he can’t forget no matter how hard he tries. His one solace is a woman who works at the local diner who chases away the darkness in him. But would she ever consider a man with his past?
Loretta Swann has given up art and now works at an all-night diner. Running from her past, she up and goes when the mood strikes. Her one shining moment a day is when the ex-SEAL graces the establishment. An impulsive kiss makes her wonder about something more with him. But when she learns what he wants, will she run again, or stick around to be Snake’s Salvation?

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1H3QVcF
www.aliyah-burke.com 

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HER HERO by Miranda Marks



Nate Morrissey has seen all kinds of action in his years with Marine Special Operations, yet nothing compares to the adventure he has at home with his new wife—what little time he’s been home in their brief one year marriage. When he gets called out on a new mission at the beginning of a long awaited leave, his bride lays down an ultimatum. Unfortunately for them both, duty wins.
Becca soon realizes she wasn’t meant to be a military wife. She thought she was strong, but the long months praying and waiting for his safe return have left her broken. When he leaves her yet again, she knows it’s time to call it quits, no matter how much her heart tells her to stay.
Nate isn’t ready to let go of his wife just yet. The fire they share is too hot to ignore. Nate comes home to an empty bed, but refuses to let it stay that way long. Till death do us part means something to Nate and he’s not dead yet…


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November 1T Status Update

Parties! Giveaways! Concerts! Much food and drink!

November and December are big months for stepping away from the keyboard for me. Blogs have special holiday treats. Hubby and I start rehearsing for all the various Christmas concerts and cantatas and the local Humane Society bash our quartet donates our time for every year.

Bullet point news:

Passion Bites
A broken vampire and a driven doctor, seized by a passion neither can afford.

Dr. Alexis Byornsson has her hands full in the ER when her patient’s uncle blows into the exam room. Stitching up a five-year-old’s cut is hard enough without a blond god distracting her all to hell.

To say she’s furious is putting it mildly—not that anyone would notice. Not with the legendary control that’s earned her the nickname “Dr. Frozen”.

Luke Steel never knew a woman chastising him could be so sexy. But for the first time in three hundred years, passion stirs in his gut—along with panic. Since his wife was taken before his eyes in a brutal attack, he’s sworn he’d never feel that powerless again.

Almost before either Luke or Alexis realize what’s happening, they’re sharing a blazing kiss that shatters her logical armor and unleashes his wholly unwanted mating instinct. And spurs a closer-than-skin enemy to put into motion a devastating plan for revenge.

Warning: This book contains a hot doctor and a hotter vampire messing up sterile surfaces. The usual rogue shenanigans, but this time covering deeper motives. Hang on to your stethoscopes at what’s revealed!

Coming December 8. Preorder now!
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