Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Saturday, December 8, 2007

A New Winner Picked For...

Stephanie Rowe's Date Me Baby,One More Time
Congrats Nathalie! Please email me with your snail mail to danetteb @ sunvillas.no-ip.com(without spaces) and I'll forward the info to Stephanie.

Celebrate the Holidays With Blog Contests

I've been computer starved for a few days, we had two loooonng black outs this week, it's been storming on and off lately. I'm happy to say that the powers been back on since last night and hopefully will stay good.

I ran across a few ongoing blog contests

Stop in daily at Access Romance
Shelley Munro
Sylvia Day
The Bradford Bunch

Just read! Driven by Eve Kenin, a future sci-fi romance. It was a good fast-paced read. I enjoyed Eve's imagery of post apocalyptic world. I'm looking forward to reading more from the SHOMI line.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A YA Set Contest

Stop by DeeandDee Dish this week and read about Scott Westerfeld's "Uglies series". They are YA Sci-Fi Books that sound very intriguing,click on the link above to read an interview about the series. Click on DeeandDee for your chance to win the set for yourself. Good luck all.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Need to add these books soon

Untouched by Anna Campbell

Beautiful Grace Paget has no reason not to believe these words. After all, she was kidnapped, spirited away to a remote country manor, and told she is to grant this man his every desire . . . or lose her life. But Grace is no common trollop. So she risks everything to save her virtue by planning a daring escape, even though she finds herself tempted by this handsome man. There is something in his eyes that makes her wonder if he is as dangerous as he would have her believe.
Sheene knew nothing of the plan to bring him this woman. Locked up as a prisoner, called "mad" by all of the world, he will do anything to reclaim his life, and Grace's sensuous beauty has distracted him from his goals. And although he finds her irresistible, he is horrified to hold her against her will. Now, together, they must both revolt against the strange set of circumstances that have forced them together—for only then will Grace truly surrender to him . . . forever.

Sexy Devil by Sasha White

"The Devil Inside"
Workaholic Caleb Mann used to think blind dates were a waste of time, but when his ex-girlfriend calls him boring in bed, Caleb becomes bent on changing his image fast - with the help of the incredibly sexy woman standing in front of him. He barely knows his date's name, but her sassy mouth is almost hypnotizing, in more ways than one, and he can't stop fantasizing about replacing the sleek motorcycle between her firm thighs and letting her ride him all night long...
"Devil's Jewel"
Ex-soldier and psychic hunter Angelo Devlin has seen evil first-hand. He knows how perilous his assignments can be, and he doesn't welcome outside help, which makes his run-in with Jewel Kattalis all the more infuriating. But instead of sending her away, he wants to grab her, take her, and tease every inch of her beautiful body. This woman may be more dangerous than any mission he's ever been on before...

The Warrior by Kinley MacGregor

Lochlan MacAllister was born to lead. Ruthlessly groomed to take control of his clan, he has given his life to his people. But when he learns that the brother he thought was dead might still be alive, he embarks on a quest to find the truth.
Catarina wants a life of freedom. But now Catarina's royal father wants to use her as a pawn to ensure a treaty between conflicting lands. So much so that he's willing to kidnap his daughter to force the issue. But when she escapes, fate throws her into the path of a man she loathes.
Lochlan is stunned to find the shrewish Cat being hauled away by unknown men. Unwilling to see even her suffer, he frees her only to learn that she has her own demons to fight. When their fates intertwine, two people who know nothing of trust must rely on each other, and two enemies who have vowed their eternal hatred must find common ground, or see their very lives shattered.

Swimming Without a Net by MaryJanice Davidson
As Fred the Mermaid tries to fit in with her own kind, she finds herself hooked on both Artur, the High Prince of the undersea realm, and Thomas, a hunky marine biologist. She's also caught between two factions of merfolk: those happy with swimming under the radar-and those who want to bring their existence to the surface.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Busy End of The Year

Time has been flying by this month.It's almost the end of my semester,I've been studying as much as possible and trying to squeeze some leisure reading in too.

My middle daughter turns six tomorrow,we had a girl party yesterday and had fun painting nails,faces and pictures. I only had a few kids here,but I still had barely any time to just sit down. *g* We're taking her out to dinner tomorrow , Chinese,she loves chow mien and anything with shrimps.

I'm officially an auntie, my little sister had a baby boy recently. It's nice not being the only one with kids.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Fiona Fine’s letter to the media to post …

November 4th, 2007
You can also post the following letter and book cover to enter the Twelve Days of Bigtime contest.
Dear Civilians,
It has come to my attention there is an ongoing debate about the greatest superhero of all time. Batman. Spider-Man. Wonder Woman, Wolverine. All of them have their fans and detractors, their champions and critics.
Well, I’m here to put an end to this silly confusion once and for all. Because I’m fun, I’m fabulous, and I am the greatest superhero alive. Period.
My name? Fiera. Protector of the innocent. Superhero du jour. And all-around fabulous individual.
My powers, you ask? Superstrength, for one. And I’ve got a temper to match my fire-wielding abilities. I punch and flambe my way through the ubervillains and other evil doers who want to take over the city of Bigtime, New York.
By night, I’m also a member of the Fearless Five, the greatest superhero team ever to roam the streets of Bigtime. Right now, we’re hot on the trail of Siren and Intelligal, who villains bent on taking over the city. Not on my watch, they won’t. Also making a pest of himself is Johnny Angel, who wants revenge on the ubervillains for killing his predecessor. Angel’s not a bad guy, but he should know better than to get in my way. No matter how sexy he is.
In real life, I’m Fiona Fine, one of Bigtime’s premier fashion designers. I’m known for my bold choice of colors, fabrics, and patterns. My couture clothes, of course, are to die for.
You can read more about my adventures and general fabulousness in the latest Bigtime book from Jennifer Estep, appropriately titled Hot Mama (Berkley Trade; Nov. 6, 2007; $14; ISBN-10: 0425217345; ISBN-13: 978-0425217344).
Sweet girl, Jennifer. Although she could so use a fashion makeover. The girl is way too fond of cutesy T-shirts, and she doesn’t even own a pair of stilettos. Poor thing. She’s so misguided …
Fiera aka Fiona Fine
Member of the Fearless Five
Protector of the innocent
Superhero du jour
As dictated to Jennifer Estep (who will never, ever wear a pair of stilettos)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Dee’s Happy Bunny Blog Contest!

Do you have a blog?

Enjoy erotic romance?

Like a little humor with your hot guy?

Well, this is the contest for you!

November 27th, Samhain Publishing is releasing my first Red Hot Romance, “Test Me!”. To celebrate my heroes acting like happy bunnies, I’ve arranged for a special contest featuring another favorite character, Happy Bunny, hopping all over the blogsphere!

Here’s The Game:
1. Copy and paste this post on your website, blog, MySpace, or wherever you wish, including a link to this “Test Me!” Excerpt. (For HTML Code, click HERE!)
2. Once you’ve completed #1, email laideebug @ Gmail.com (no spaces) with the subject line that reads: “Happy Bunny Blog Contest”. Include a link to your site and you are entered.
That’s it! But you could totally make Dee’s day if you win by reviewing “Test Me!” at your earliest convenience, too!
Here’s what you could win!
The Grand Prize:

• An e-Book ARC of “Test Me!”• A Happy Bunny sling bag• A Happy Bunny magnet game• Happy Bunny Post-it notes• Happy Bunny To-Do List• Set of Happy Bunny mini-pens
And to fill your bag with things to be thankful for, a special gift from my good buddies Maya Banks and Amy Knupp!
• A copy of “For Her Pleasure” by Maya Banks

• A backlist choice from Superromance author Amy Knupp
Oh, but it doesn’t stop there! There’s more!
Three extra winners will win an e-copy of “Test Me!” as well as two surprise e-Book prize selections from the following list:
• A backlist book of the winner’s choice from Ann Wesley Hardin.

• An e-copy of “La Bella Luna” from Bobbie Cole.• A backlist book of the winner’s choice from Heather Rae Scott.

• An e-copy of “Brazen” and an e-copy of her upcoming Christmas novella, Love Me, Still(goes out to winner 12/18/07) from Maya Banks• An e-copy of “Calleye’s Justice” from Donica Covey
So help Happy Bunny hop all over the world! Post on your blog. Enter! Win!
All winners will be announced December 1st, 2007 on Dee’s blog, www.deetenorio.com/Blog!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A Couple Great YA Reads

Blacklisted by Gena Showalter

Alien hunting can get a girl killed. It can also get her a date.
High school senior Camille Robins and her best friend are determined to snag the attention of their crushes before graduation next month. Armed with red-hot outfits and killer hair, they sneak into the hottest nightclub in town —which caters to the rich and famous, both human and alien. They end up following Erik (who is human) and Silver (who isn’t) through a guarded door and are soon separated and under attack. . . and not the good kind.
Bad boy Erik spares Camille’s life, but the two are soon being chased by gun-toting Alien Investigation and Removal agents. Camille’s more confused than ever because Erik’s finally showing real interest in her, but the agents are accusing him of dealing Onadyn—a drug that ruins human lives. Suddenly, with the heat of his kiss lingering on her lips, Camille has to decide whose side she’s on . . . and whether she’s willing to put her life on the line to save Erik’s.

If you read Gena's romance Alien Hunter series,you'll love her YA alien hunters too. It's like watching her scenes play out on the big screen and anticipating whats going to happen next.

Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress by Tina Ferraro
Sophomore year, Nicolette Antonovich was dumped two days before prom by the hottest guy at school. As a result, she became the proud owner of one unworn, perfectly magical pink vintage dress. But Nic is determined to put that night behind her for good. She's a junior now— older, wiser, and completely overwhelmed by a new set of problems: (1) The bank's ready to foreclose on her childhood home. (2) Her father's too busy with his "replacement" daughter to care. (3) Her best friend's brother is an eternal thorn in her side. (4) Her best friend isn't exactly the rose attached to that thorn. (5) Rumors are flying around school that could get her kicked off the volleyball team, which would (6) ruin all chances of a college scholarship. (7) She still likes the boy who dumped her in the first place. (8) And what in the world do you do with an unworn prom dress, anyway? Strangely, it's getting to the bottom of this last dilemma that just might hold the answer to all Nic's problems.
I really enjoyed reading Tina's book. Tina has strong emotional characters that you're sitting there reading and thinking that Nic could be you. She also mentions a place for prom dresses hat I didn't even know existed.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Releasing THis Week

If you're looking for something fun,lightand exciting,pick up

Paige Darlington is finally free of the literal boss from hell—Satan. There's just one hitch: she's been cursed, and will soon lose her soul. The only way to reverse this ultimate buzz kill is to skinny dip in one of Heaven's cleansing moats. But Heaven has defenses against girls like Paige…and they typically involve being charred to a crisp.
Jed Buchanan, shadow warrior and Satan Jr.'s favorite assassin, is on a fast track to hell. Until sexy, spirited former Rivka Paige Darlington begs him to help her sneak past the pearly gates. Heaven's no place for a man as dark as Jed, but one look at Paige's sensual eyes and long legs and he knows one thing for sure – he's in for a hell of a hot ride…

For something a little darker, pick up

Upon The Midnight Clear by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Ever think Scrooge had it right before the ghosts ruined his life? Meet Aidan O'Conner.At one time he was a world-renowned celebrity who gave freely of himself and his money without wanting anything in return...until those around him took without asking. Now Aidan wants nothing of the world-or anyone who's a part of it. When a stranger appears at his doorstep, Aidan knows he's seen her before...in his dreams.Born on Olympus as a goddess, Leta knows nothing of the human world. But a ruthless enemy has driven her from the world of dreams and into the home of the only man who can help her: Aidan. Her immortal powers are derived from human emotions-and his anger is just the fuel she needs to defend herself...One cold winter's night will change their lives forever...Trapped together in a brutal winter storm, Aidan and Leta must turn to the only power capable of saving them-or destroying them both: trust.

Her breathless kiss haunts him...
Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never taking another to his bed -- until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, Mariketa the Awaited, reawakens his darkest desires. When sinister forces unite against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive.
His slow, hot touch is irresistible...
Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with her sworn adversary. It's rumored that no one can tempt Bowen's hardened heart, but soon passion burns between them. Though a future together is impossible, she fears he has no intention of letting her go.
No deed is too wicked for her seduction...
If they defeat the evil that surrounds them, can Mari deny Bowen when he demands her body and soul -- or will she risk everything for her fierce protector?

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Have A Spooktacular Day.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

And the Winner Is...

Thank you everyone who stopped in for Stephanie's guest day.
The winner of Date Me Baby,One More Time is....
Congratulations Blackroze! Please send your snail mail to danetteb @ sunvillas. no-ip.com(with out spaces) and I'll forward it to Stephanie.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Fantastic Fives And A Hot Excerpt From Stephanie Rowe

Five words and/or phrases that describe you:

Hmm... determined, for sure, and if you don’t believe me, I have 18 unpublished complete manuscripts and over 130 rejections prior to my first sale to prove it. What else? I have a massive sweet tooth for chocolate, cookies and tart things. Fortunately, they all give me headaches the next day, so I can often manage to refrain when I think about how many pages I have to write the next day and how much harder it will with a chain saw grinding at my forehead. I am fairly solitary, and I love spending the day totally by myself with nothing but my computer and a book. Now that I’m a full time writer and gets lots of alone time writing, I am much more social because I have enough alone time to recharge. Oh! I know. I’m very impatient. I have goals, I want to accomplish them NOW. The business of writing has been so difficult for me because it is all about patience and waiting and slow progress, and that’s not my thing. Fortunately
, I have been blessed with an agent and a husband who know what I’m like and are brilliant at talking me down off the ledge. I’d never survive without them. Lastly, I think I’m a bit of a control freak. Having a toddler had done wondrous things to force me to learn to let go, because once you have a baby in the family, you quickly learn that control is an illusion and all you can do is hang on for the ride and do your best to come in for a landing every once is a while. But it’s all great, and I wouldn’t change a thing!

Five people and/or things that inspire you:

My two year old daughter is a huge inspiration, mostly because she shows me what I’ve forgotten in my cynical, old adulthood. To her, life is about laughter, it’s about being in the moment, it’s about finding joy in everything around her, it’s about hugging when you want to hug, running when you want to run, sleeping when you want to sleep. She reminds me to stop and notice the squirrels racing up a tree with acorns in his mouth, to stop and smell every flower as we walk down the street, to listen to the birds and dance to music in the car.

I am inspired by my husband, because he has an amazing ability to be positive and optimistic all the time. Nothing gets him down. He’s like a bar of soap bouncing on top of the water. You can hit him with tough stuff, and he lets it slide right off and he rebounds with a smile and optimism (but not in an annoying way). I truly envy his ability to be so positive and resilient. He’s been a great influence on me to work on being more positive when things get me down. I’m not his equal yet, but I’m working on it!

I am inspired by brilliant writing, by authors who can create characters so magical that you lie awake at night thinking about their problems and reliving their joys. My latest fave is the new Lisa Kleypas historical. It’s the first book of hers I’ve read and quite truly, she is brilliant. It’s humbling, but so inspiring as well.

I am also inspired by the World Championship bronze medalist, Kara Goucher. (see my blog post about her

I am inspired by chocolate chip cookie dough. How can something so simply be so truly amazingly delicious?

Five of your favorite authors:

Well, as of today, Lisa Kleypas is one of my new favorite authors, having just read my first book by her this week. It was awesome. Dick Francis, Julie Garwood, and Jayne Anne Krentz are on the top of my list as well, as you would deduce from the fact that I have every single one of their books on my bookshelf. As for the others... well... I have to admit I’m sort of fickle. I love so many authors and I am always immersed in whatever I’m currently reading. I recently got caught up in some romantic suspense by Marliss Melton and Samantha Graves
and I really loved those books. Can’t wait for their next ones! And of course, the list of paranormal authors is simply too extensive to list. I read a new author a week practically, sometimes more.

Describe five of your heroes/heroines through your eyes:

Oh... my heroines, as in from my writing? I was thinking my own personal heroines. Okay, my #1 hero that I’m in love with right now is Gideon, from my new paranormal suspense series coming out next year. He’s so tortured, but he’s so honorable and so hot, and so tender... I just adore him. His book is called: The Order of the Blade: The Rise of Temptation, and it’s the second book in a trilogy that being release every other month next summer and fall (2008). Actually, I really like all three heroes in that trilogy. I tend to be the biggest fans of whatever book I’m currently working on, and since I’m in the middle of revising that series, they are the three men on my mind and in my dreams right now (much to my dh’s dismay, LOL). I think my favorite heroine (well, of the moment) is the heroine in my book that’s being released next week, SEX & THE IMMORTAL BAD BOY.
Paige has a really bad life with some really serious issues, yet she is so determined not to let it drag her down. I love her buoyancy of spirit, because that’s how I try to be (and it’s not that easy in real life!). Paige has strength, but a sense of humor as well (if a girl can keep a sense of humor about being turned into a soulless wraith who will destroy the world and everything she touches and make her Satan’s personal slave, how can you *not* like her?).

Five reasons to read you books:

Because there’s nothing like reading a story about people you admire and like, who face their worst nightmares and not only survive them, but triumph over them in a honest and soulful way, finding their true strength and their true love as they do so.

I believe in writing books that not only have a happy ending, but ones where people are good to each other, where the characters you fall in love with are touched in their soul by those around them, given hope where they previously had none.
I try to write stories of the power of dreams and of self, the strength of love, stories about equality in relationships where people learn they are at their most powerful when they learn to let themselves be vulnerable. And, of course, I believe in adventure, fast-paced action and plenty of sexy moments. (Was that more than five? Hmm....)

Yummy Excerpt From The Latest in the Immortally Bad Series
Sex & The Immortal Bad Boy

Paige froze for a split second, and then she returned his kiss with an enthusiasm that nearly dropped him to his knees. She opened her mouth for him, her tongue danced against his, and she plastered herself against him so her breasts were pressed against his chest.
A very female sound of satisfaction hummed in the back of her throat, and she kissed him deeper, meeting him thrust for thrust with every high-spirited movement of her tongue.
Her tongue flirted over his teeth, and her breath was warm in his mouth, tasting of spearmint. Her fingers twisted in his hair and she tightened her thighs around his hips, wiggling against him.
"God, you taste good," he muttered, breaking the kiss to nibble the bare skin of her neck, grinning when she whimpered. He slipped his hands under her shirt and spanned her bare back. Her muscles flexed under his hands, and he groaned at the softness of her skin. She was pure female temptation. All softness and innocence, and he wanted her so badly every muscle in his body was shaking.
He moved his right hand down over her hip, hooking his index finger over the delicate strand of lace on the sides of her underwear. He tugged it gently down, letting his thumb brush over the delicate skin on the inside of her thigh, and felt a surge of heat when Paige sucked in her breath and tightened her grip on his shoulders. Then there was a loud cat call and a whistle, yanking him back to reality in a cold hurry. He jerked his head back from her throat, cursing himself. Hell, Jed. On a street?
"No, no, no! Don't stop!" Paige grabbed his hair and tried to tug him back down. "I'm not done."
He chuckled softly as he returned the lace of her underwear to its proper position. "Yeah, I wasn't either, trust me." He carefully untangled her from him, and set her back on the ground, taking a sec to tug her shirt back down over her hips and run his fingers down her arms, before he finally dropped his hands.
Her eyes were wide, her lips parted as she ran her tongue over them, and the flush of arousal stained her cheeks. She took a deep breath that made her breasts rise under her tee shirt. "Well. I certainly wasn't expecting that when I came running out here."
He cleared his throat, feeling like an ass for molesting her on a public street. "Yeah, well, sorry. I didn't mean to—"
"Oh, no." She lightly smacked his chest. "Don't be sorry. It rocked."
Something loosened in his gut and he grinned. "Yeah?"
She nodded as she fingered her lips. "That a fantastic kiss, I'll tell you right now. I got kissed by this Markku a few weeks ago, and we were under the influence of Penhas pheromones, so it was pretty intense..."
His grin turned into a scowl.
She smiled, her eyes twinkled as she reach up and lightly brushed her lips over his. "But this was way better."
His hands went to her hips and he held her still.
For a moment, neither of them moved, then her eyes darkened with heat as she rubbed her belly against the front of his jeans. "Seriously, Jed, you can kiss me like that anytime. I have no problem with a public street if you want to do it again?" Her voice rose hopefully at the end.
He growled, entirely unable to resist the invitation as he hauled her against him and dropped his head to—
She threw up a hand to block him just before his mouth reached hers. "Oh, hell."
He blinked and tried to focus. "Oh, hell, what?"
"Hello? Where's my brain?" She patted his cheek and gently pushed him back. "I can't kiss you."

-Stephanie Rowe

Extra!Extra! Stephanie has a copy of Date Me Baby,One More Time to giveaway to a lucky commenter.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Promo Pack Winner and Contests

The winner of yummy bookmarks signed by Michelle Pillow is.......
Eva S
Congratulations Eva S, please send your snail mail to danetteb @ sunvillas.no-ip.com(without spaces).
A few contests links to check out....
Midnight Moon Cafe is having a costume party at
Romance Reviews Today is celebrating their anniversary this month with contests, go to
Heather Brewer is giving away hoodies( from the cover of her book Eighth Grade Bites), stop by her blog and answer the question of the day
Fellow bloggers Linda H. and Amy S. have contest going on
Linda is having fun on her blog talking about costumes, her contest runs until the end of October
and Amy has guest bloggers throughout the month

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Fantastic Fives on Michelle Pillow

First Off, Michelle Has A New Release On A Book Shelf Near You Today

Along For The Ride by Michelle Pillow

Meet Megan Matthews, a detective who is cursed with always being right. Her instincts are good, her deductive reasoning even better. But she’s that most men find her intimidating, so she’s given up trying to find Mr. Right and has settled, perversely, for arresting Mr. Wrong.
Crime scene photographer Ryan Andrews has had a wicked crush on the sexy detective since he first took her photograph by accident at a crime scene. That picture became headline news, and she hasn’t talked to him since. He’s tried everything to get her attention, and when nothing works he’s left with only one option. But is blackmailing a cop into marriage really a good idea?
For an excerpt go here

and now for Michelle's Fantastic Fives

Five words and/or phrases that describe you:

1. Pajama pants
2. Coffee
3. No bake chocolate cookies/chewy brownies
4. Laid back
5. Hard Worker

Five people and or things that inspire you:

1. My Husband ~ A constant well of inspiration and support
2. My Mother ~ A free spirit who supports me unconditionally
3. My Father ~ A wonderful man who instilled so many things in me
4. My Brother ~ For going out into the world and doing what he loves
5. My Partner in Crime, Mandy M. Roth ~ A talented author and a wonderful friend

Five of your favorite authors:

1. Mandy M. Roth
2. Jaycee Clark
3. Robyn Carr
4. Lauren Dane
5. NJ Walters

Describe five of your heroes/heroines through your eyes:

1. Vladamir, Maiden and the Monster ~ He’s one of my all time favorite heroes—a product of his time (the middle ages), scarred and flawed, jealous and proud, but filled with honor and responsibility.
2. Prince Reid, Lords of the Var: The Rogue Prince ~ He’s one of those heroes I love to hate. I loved him as a side character, couldn’t wait to get to his book and then fought with the darned PITA through the entire thing. Another one of those characters was Lord Malak from Naughty Cupid 3: Cupid’s Favor
3. Kat Matthews, Bit by the Bug – I loved and understood her. She’s work focused, creative, open and sees things in ways others don’t. Plus, she’s a photographer, just like I would have been in another life.
4. Wolfram and Gin, Emerald Knight ~ As a couple, these two were a challenge. They were betrothed since birth in the Middle Ages. They grew up knowing who they would marry, when and why. Beyond this, there were many external factors to the book—the Holy Crusades, death, tournaments—that made it such and interesting story. I love the Medieval set books.
5. Rick, Space Lords Series (coming soon) ~ Rick is a side character in the Lords of the Var and Zhang Dynasty books, but one of the heroes in the upcoming installment in the futuristic galaxy – Space Lords. He’s the whole reason why his crew is cursed, a smart mouthed self-proclaimed ladies man and one hell of a pilot. But, he’d also give his life for a friend. It’s going to be fun seeing what he does in his book. I can’t wait!

Five reasons to read your books:

1. I put a lot of research into them
2. I won the RT Reviewers Choice Award this year, and have several recommended read credits and great reviews
3. I feel slightly awkward typing this list, lol
4. Because you want to
5. Because I have something for most tastes—paranormal, contemporary, futuristic, dark paranormal, fantasy, historical—all romance

Michelle Pillow

Website – http://www.michellepillow.com/
Blog – http://www.michellepillow.com/blog
Newsletter- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/michellempillow/join
The Raven - Free Ongoing, Online Paranormal Story http://www.ravenhappyhour.com/raven.htm
Paranormal Blog- http://ravenhappyhour.com/ravenblog/
Podcasts - http://www.ravenhappyhour.com/raven_podcasts.htm
Raven Reader Yahoo Group (chatting) - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/The_Raven_Vampire_Nightclub/join

Extra!Extra! I have a promo pack of Michelle's bookmarks to giveaway to a lucky commenter.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Fantastic Fives on Vivi Anna

Five words and/or phrases that describe you:


Five people and/or things that inspire you:

My daughter
Joss Whedon
The cast and writers of Battlestar Galactica

Five of your favorite authors:

Stephen King
Rachel Caine
Kim Harrison
Gena Showalter
Lilith Saintcrow

Describe five of your heroes/heroines through your eyes:

Jace Jericho from DARK LIES (Silouette Nocturne 10/07) is one dark, dangerous and sexy as hell lycan. One to never back down from a fight, he still knows when he’s outmatched. He’s intelligent and determined. A good guy in a bad boy’s body!
Caine Valorian from BLOOD SECRETS
(Silhouette Nocturne 03/07) is the epitome of charm and intelligence. A keen investigator and loyal friend he’ll do what he must to take down the bad guys. He embraces all that is good inside him, and has reconciled himself with all his more arrogant vampire traits. A more trustwothry man you won’t find.
Lyra Magice from VEILED TRUTH (Silhouette Nocturne 02/08) is a young witch with an attitude. She can play with the big boys no problem but knows when to ask for help. She’s smart, witty and determined. With her on your side, you’ll always be taken care of.
Kat from HELL KAT
(Kensington Aphrodisia 04/06) and INFERNO (Kensington Aphrodisia 11/06) is smart, sexy and kick-ass brave. She has the fighting skills of a warrior and a heart of a lion. If she’s on your side, you’ll always win, but if you betray her she will hunt you down and destroy you if it’s the last thing she ever does. For the right man, she’d lay down her life, well, she’d certainly fight to the death.
Hades from HELL KAT and INFERNO
is big, mean, and sexy as they come. He’ll sooner punch you in the face than look at you, but for the right woman he’d do anything. Blessed with superior fighting skills and a body to kill for, he’ll keep you alive even in the face of evil. There’s no one more fiercely loyal than Hades.

Five reasons to read your books:

Guaranteed a rip-roaring read from start to finish.
Strong intelligent heroines who never take second fiddle.
Sexy heroes to kill for.
Gritty and passionate stories.
Pulse-pounding, nail-biting thrill rides.

Extra!Extra! Want a chance to experience one of Vivi's wild reading adventures? Vivi has a copy of Inferno to giveaway to a lucky commenter.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Dark Lies

Dark Lies by Vivi Anna

What dark secret was she hiding?

When the Otherworld Crime Unit reconvenes to investigate a ritualistic murder, werewolf Jace Jericho can barely set aside his past—and his hatred of humanity—to work with the team's newest member. As far as Jace is concerned, police rookie Tala Channing has two strikes against her: one, she's human, and two, something about her drives him wild with desire.—
Forced to work side by side with Tala, deep into the witching hours, Jace struggles to keep his primal instincts in check. But when they finally succumb to wild passion, Jace realizes Tala has spun a web of lies. And Tala's secret now puts his life—and heart—on the line.—

For buy info and an excerpt, drop in here

To meet the Vixen herself, come back tomorrow for Vivi's Fantastic Fives

Friday, September 28, 2007

Releases To Look For Next Week

Romancing The West by Beth Ciotta ( Book 2 in the Wild West Series, Romantic Comedy)

Emily McBride is in a pickle. The preacher's daughter secretly writes scandalous romantic adventures. But someone's uncovered her secret talent and threatens to expose her double life. Her small town friends and the man of her dreams will never speak to her again. Worse, she's growing fond of her new friend, a literary poet, who would surely be horrified by her novels.

When the Peacemaker Alliance recruits lawman Seth Wright, he's ready, willing, and able to kick ruthless desperado butt for the covert government agency. His enthusiasm wanes, however, when his first assignment takes him to California to propose marriage to Miss Emily McBride on behalf of his boss, and deliver her back to Arizona Territory. He's a lawman, not a courier. Worse, the small town librarian mistakes him for a dandified poet! Before he sets her straight, she confesses she's mixed up in something tawdry. With two unwanted suitors hounding her, the woman needs protection.

So Seth assumes the fancy pants identity to room in her house without compromising her reputation.Seth's good intentions take a monumental twist when he develops genuine feelings for the passionate book lover. She's not what she seems. More jolting, neither is he.

Lover Unbound by J.R.Ward( Book 5 in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series)

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other—six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Now, the cold heart of a cunning predator will be warmed against its will…

Ruthless and brilliant, Vishous son of the Bloodletter possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a pretrans growing up in his father's war camp, he was tormented and abused. As a member of the Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of a human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time- until a destiny he didn't choose takes him into a future that cannot include her.

No Rest for the Witches by MaryJanice Davidson, Cheyenne McCray, Christine Warren, and Lori Handeland

From broomsticks to black magic, leather-clad warriors to love potions gone wrong, here you’ll find four stories of supernatural sex and suspense from some of today’s hottest bestselling authors.

MaryJanice Davidson “The Majicka”Life’s a bit crowded for Ireland and her roommates—a fairy, a werewolf, a vampire, and now a zombie…especially when a mysterious man walks through the door. Will there be any room left for love?

Lori Handeland “Voodoo Moon”For Devil’s Fork–based FBI Agent Dana Duran, the only way to fight a supernatural serial killer just may be to embrace life. But little did she know that voodoo could be so viciously sexy…

Cheyenne McCray “Breath of Magic” San Francisco’s witches are in an epic battle. But even if Sydney can use her sultry ways and ancient Druid powers to save the world, can she risk losing her heart to handsome warrior Conlan?

Christine Warren“Any Witch Way She Can”A desperately lonely witch decides to take matters of love into her own hands when she casts a cosmic personal ad…only to find that the perfect formula for love is a strange brew indeed.

An Enchanted Season by Maggie Shayne, Erin McCarthy, Nalini Singh, and Jean Johnson

Give readers a gift-new stories from a bestselling lineup of romance authors.

It's the time of year when dreams come true, miracles happen every day, and love is the greatest gift of all...

The holidays always seem to bring out the best in everyone, with heartfelt hugs for long-missed friends, sincere smiles in the spirit of the season, and a feeling of magic in the air.

Here, for the first time, is a collection of paranormal romances celebrating the holidays as never before. From a shape-shifting leopardess who wants a packmate to be her soulmate to a snowstorm that brings a surprise gift, these all-new tales by Maggie Shayne, Erin McCarthy, Nalini Singh, and Jean Johnson will stir your spirit in all the right places.

Dark Hunger by Christine Feehan (Christine's 1st Manga)

In a dark jungle a beautiful activist liberates animals from a secret laboratory-and stumbles across an unexpected prisoner. She releases the Carpathian from his bonds-only to unleash his voracious appetite on herself....

Riordan is an immortal Carpathian male, trapped and caged, his honor compromised by his captors. They're in his mind. They're in his blood. And not one can withstand his desire for revenge.

Juliette is an activist devoted to liberating animals from a secret jungle lab. What she stumbles upon is a prisoner like no other. She will release him from his bonds. He will release her from her inhibitions.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

And the Winner Is...

Sedonia reached into the hat and picked....
Linda H.
Linda please visit http://www.sedoniaguillone.com and email Sedonia at bimday450@yahoo.com with your ebook choice.
Congratulations! Thanks very much to everyone who commented, and to Sedonia for answering questions.

New Blog Pimpin'

I've recently come upon a new blog with urban fantasy writers called
The authors are
Stop by their blog, they've got some funny posts and most of them have a new release coming soon. I enjoyed going to the site and clicking on their bios, they've got an awesome web designer.
For their debut into the blogsphere, they have a few contests going on.(hint,hint,nudge,nudge)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

New Paranormal Releases

Ain't Myth-Behaving by Katie MacAlister

A modern woman and a god from ancient legend? Surely an epic love mismatch...or maybe it's the "myth match" of the century? The irrepressible Katie MacAlister brings us heroes who are more than mere mortals in two sparkling new novellas of the Otherworld.
Dane Hearne -- also known as the Irish fertility god Cernunnos -- must choose a bride quickly. His long-time goddess has run off with a salsa dancer, and Dane must be married by Beltane, just a week away, or become a mortal -- and die. When he meets American travel writer Megan St. Clair, he knows he's found his soul mate. But while Dane is a sexy Irish hunk with his fair share of blarney, can he convince Megan to marry him in just one week?
Alrik Sigurdsson is cursed to sail his Viking ship along the same stretch of Scandinavian coastline forever. So when lovely American Brynna Lund skids her car off the road into the ocean, he and his men are happy for the diversion of rescuing her. Then Alrik discovers that Brynna is the only woman who can break the curse. Is it any wonder that he's determined to keep her...forever?

Your Coffin or Mine?: A Novel of Vampire Love by Kimberly Raye


For Lil Marchette, the owner of Manhattan’s premier dating service for vampires (and a dazzling denizen of the dark herself), death is all in a night’s work. Unfortunately, it’s going to take more than matching up vamps to pay the bills and fund Lil’s cosmetics addiction. Dare she add actual humans to the mix? Eager to diversify, she signs up for a popular dating show, Manhattan’s Most Wanted (MMW), to pitch her expertise to the perfect target audience–eligible women looking for eligible men.Of course Lil is trying to forget the one man she’d love to sink her own teeth into: Ty Bonner, the ultraseductive vamp who broke her heart after she gave him the hottest night of his afterlife. Problem is, she and Ty have an intense mental connection and she’s sensing he’s in deep trouble. Even worse, she soon finds herself heading for MMW’s grand finale (cameras are so not a vamp’s best friend). The race is on as Lil struggles to save Ty (and herself) before all hell breaks loose.

Beautiful Samurai, White Tiger by Sedonia Guillone

(available in ebook and print from Torquere press)

Japanese police inspector Toshi and his American partner John are back in this sequel to His Beautiful Samurai. Toshi and John are still reeling from their last adventure, dealing with family issues and trying to get ready for Toshi's uncle's funeral. During the funeral preparations, Toshi realizes that his uncle's dear friend Tokuma was more than a friend, and that Tokuma needs his help.
Fearing his nephew Yuzo has been kidnapped by the Yakuza, Tokuma asks Toshi and John to look into the young man's disappearance. Their investigation takes them into the murky underworld of the Japanese mob, and eventually leads them undercover to the temple of the White Tiger, a place of spirituality, love and danger.
Learning the ways of the White Tiger opens John up to his psychic ability in unexpected ways, and brings the lovers closer than they ever thought possible. Through a series of unbelievably erotic encounters, John and Toshi learn the power of their love, and begin to believe that they can overcome anything, from Toshi's disapproving family to the mystery of the missing nephew. Can they find Yuzo before it's too late?

The Luxy Lady by Emma Ray Garrett ( ebook, Changeling Press)

Kai and Lucas Woods are taking a much needed vacation to the hottest destination on Earth: Los Regalos. Although they’ve been married for ten years, their demanding jobs have often kept them apart. But it isn’t just work. Each has a secret neither knows how to reveal without destroying the love they still share.
The Luxy Lady’s owner, Adyan Regillus, has been around. One thing he hasn’t tried his hand at is marriage counseling. So, when an old friend asks for his help, Adyan agrees. Now, all he can hope is that his curiosity doesn’t get the better of him…

Everything Lovers Can Know by Anny Cook (ebook Elloras Cave)

From the time they were children, Baron and Jade were heart-bonded and mind-linked. But children don't stay young forever and when they reach adulthood, they yearn for more than a mind-link. They yearn for the bond of physical love.When Jade's secret plan to seduce Baron backfires, their families separate them using coercion and blackmail. Jade goes on to a successful career as a musician while Baron completes medical school and begins his internship.Now, three years later, Jade has a new plan to end their separation. Baron arrives at the isolated cabin where Jade is waiting to find out once and forever if the fierce longings and desire they had for each other before are enough to make them truly two-as-one.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Fantastic Fives on Sedonia Guillone

Five words/and or phrases that describe you:
1. Organized

2. Geeky

3. Oversexed

4. Earthy

5. Devoted

Five people and/or things that inspire you:

1. Most of all my boyfriend of 12 years, Mitch. He inspires all my books.

2. Watching the films of Akira Kurosawa, especially the ones with Toshiro Mifune in them

3. The landscape of Downeast Maine

4. Jet Li

5. Love

Five of your favorite authors:

1. Jade Lee (I love her Tigress series. A major inspiration for much of my writing. Also, I love the way Jade really isn't afraid to dig down deep into her characters and show them in all their beauty and ugliness. Makes erotic romance rise to the next level)

2. Ruth Axtell Morren (Who is also my critique partner) Although Ruth writes Inspirationals and I don't normally read them, I love her books for the same reason I love Jade's - the depth. 3. Saul Bellow - Just one of the best writers who ever lived. Henderson the Rain King is my favorite book of all time. Full of joy and beautiful language.

4. Laura Baumbach - Hot m/m stuff and just raw power in her writing. Leaves me breathless!

5. Ursula K. LeGuin - also beauty of language, depth of characters and inspired me to want to write in the fantasy genre (Heart of a Sorceress coming to Ellora's Cave) I adore the Earthsea books.

Describe five of your heroes/heroines through your eyes:

1. Ryu from the upcoming Men of Phuket: Tongue-Thai'd (Total-E-Bound) My favorite of my heroes because he's adorable, complex, sexy and not afraid of his heart

2. Tenzin from Ace in the Hole - beautiful, loyal, sensuous, a loving companion

3. Lily also from Ace in the Hole - beautiful and good, works so hard to overcome fear and to trust when she's been so hurt

4. Danny from Tao of Love: Danny's Dragon (Loose Id) - he's loyal and sweet with big soft eyes

5. Both heroes from A Man for Michael (Ellora's Cave)

Five reasons to read your books:

1. They have hot sex in them. Lots of it.

2. The guys are delicious and gorgeous and loveable.

3. They have hot sex in them. Did I already say that?

4. My royalties pay my bills. Thank you for your support.

5. I wrote out my heart, soul and fantasies and hope that people will share and enjoy them.

Sedonia Guillone
Spicy M/F and M/M erotic romance!

Extra!Extra! Sedonia is giving away a book from her backlist(winner's choice)Ask questions and leave some happy comments.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Contests,Contests and more Contests

Stephanie Rowe has a hilarious immortal series and she's doing a contest to get the buzz out about her upcoming release, Sex & The Immortal Bad Boy , stop by The Midnight Hour to find out how you can buzz about this book.

Go to Gena Showalter's Blog and help title her Mysteria II novella for a chance to win an ARC of one of her sexy new releases.

Heather Brewer has a Wikipedia page and would like your input on what you'd like to see on it, stop by her blog and add comment about what you'd like to see on her page.


Celebrate Yolanda Sfetsos' Faerie Week and read yummy excerpts and win Faerie books.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Quiz and Contest

Which Dragon Lord Prince is your destined mate?

Dragon Lords: The Perfect Prince

Your Destined Mate is: Prince Olek of Draig, royal ambassador. Thoughtful and sweet, until you deny the attraction between you, this prince will do anything for the one he loves. Like all others of his race on the male dominated planet of Qurilixen. He is raised to trust the mystic powers around him and when it comes time to marry, he is ready to follow those powers to choose his life mate. To read more about your prince:http://michellepillow.com/dragon_lords.htm

Personality Test Results

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Michelle Pillow has a contest going on today for one of her yummy dragon lord series, stop by her blog join in the contest.

The Royal Mess Winner Is.....

Congratulations Jolene, send your snail mail to
danetteb @ sunvillas.no-ip.com(without spaces).

Friday, September 14, 2007

A Quiz and a Book Trailer

What kind of spirit will you become? ( With great pic's)

You will become a Water spirit. You are very sensitive and caring. people like you because you have a very calm appearance. You love the seas and lakes becuause they relax you. Remember that people are only people and they can't tell you what to do, so don't always try to please them and leave some time for yourself. But besides that you are the best friend that anyone can ever have.
Take this quiz!


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Candace Havens' first Charmed book is coming out in mass market paper back, check it out at

Monday, September 10, 2007

Fantastic Fives on Marisa Chenery

Five words and/or phrases that describe you:

Easy going
A bit on the shy side
A dreamer
Tough when I have to be

Five people and/or things that inspire you:

My father
My four kids
My husband
My friends that have stuck by me over the years
People who aren't afraid to speak their minds

Five of your favorite authors:

MaryJanice Davidson
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Christine Feehan
Karen Marie Moning
Johanna Lindsey

Describe five of your heroes/heroines through your eyes: ( of Five facts about your hero and heroine:)

My first two books are coming out this Sept., but I've written three in total. The third is still in the submission stage so there is hope for it yet.

Kendra from The Blue Lotus: Passionate about her family and friends. Willing to fix her mistakes even if it means she has to give up the man she loves.

Nefertem from The Blue Lotus: Tall, dark and sexy. Wages a battle inside himself to suppress his darker nature.

Jacqueline from A Tournament Knight: Strong physically and mentally. Posing as a knight only makes her stronger, but she is all woman when it comes to loving Terric.

Terric from A Tournament Knight: Loves the food, and especially the women, at feasts after a hard day competing in a tournament. Backs Jacqueline in her need for revenge.

Ariel from Lady Knight (This book doesn't have a home yet.): Another strong woman doing what she feels she must, even if it means passing herself off as a boy. Sold into slavery and separated from her young son, she stays true to herself.

Five reasons to read your books:

A story you can lose yourself in.
Heroines who are independent and strong, but appreciate the love of a good man.
Enjoyable to read.
Characters you can relate to.
Romantic and sexy.

Marisa Chenery
The Blue Lotus - Liquid Silver Books
A Tournament Knight - New Concepts Publishing


Sunday, September 9, 2007

The Blue Lotus by Marisa Chenery

The Blue Lotus by Marisa Chenery

Kendra Miller finds herself intrigued by the gold pendant her brother sent her from Egypt. She finds the enameled blue lotus flower on it lovely, but the hieroglyphs engraved on the back is a mystery she wants to solve. After innocently translating the glyphs she sets off a chain of events that can only end in disaster. Nefertem is drawn to the woman who summoned him, but knows his love for Kendra can only lead to heartache. Being bound to the pendant, his stay in her world is limited. Together they try to stop the disaster Kendra has unwittingly set in motion, Nefertem fights the changes taking place inside him. If they fail Kendra may pay for her actions with her life.

For a sample of this book and buy info go here

To meet the author, come back tomorrow for Marisa's Fantastic Five

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

A New Book and A Contest

Which Boundless hero is right for you?

Dev is your true demon lover! By turns tender, impassioned, and playful, Dev yearns for someone to love him. He's willing to do anything to be with you. He's spent countless lifetimes looking for someone just like you, and now that he's found you, he's never letting you go. He needs someone like you to teach him about real love and longing.
How do you compare?
Take this test! Tests from Testriffic


By Annie Dean,Bonnie Dee,Dionne Galace

ISBN 978-1-59578-374-5
Seven Days – Annie Dean
Teresa intends to devote her life to the church, immaculate and untouched. Into her quiet life comes a beautiful devil sent to test her purity and her determination. She is silent prayers at midnight; he is the flash of gold in a gambler's palm. She has known nothing but service and self-sacrifice. He has known nothing but centuries of carnal sin.
Neither know anything about love.
If she denies him, she condemns him to eternity in Hell. If she yields, she forfeits her soul. Who will emerge victorious? To find out, join Dev and Teresa for seven days of temptation.
The Straw Man – Bonnie Dee
A lonely woman imagines the perfect man and accidentally conjures him into being on All Hallows Eve. For a single night she has the lover of her dreams, but a night isn’t nearly enough. Can she find a way to turn her fantasy man back to flesh and blood?
Waking Kitty – Dionne Galace
Jack Ridley is an old-fashioned reporter. He doesn’t believe in anything unless there’s a ton of evidence to back it up and even then, he may still have a question or two hundred for it. Until he meets Kitty Jones and falls like a ton of bricks. Suddenly, Jack can’t seem to care that the ducks in a nearby park are turning pink or giant statues of naked men are appearing out of nowhere in the middle of downtown Chicago traffic.
Pink-haired Kitty Jones is beautiful, flirtatious, and seemingly happy-go-lucky. Under the cheerful, self-assured façade, however, she is slowly falling apart. Not only does she suffer from blackouts and wakes up unable to recall where she is or how she got there, she seems to be seeing dragons … everywhere. The only person she can turn to now is Jack Ridley, a tough-as-nails reporter who seems to have a few secrets of his own.

To get an excerpt and buy info, go here

In celebration of thr Boundless release, the authors are holding a blog contest. For the juicy details visit Annie's blog here

Friday, August 31, 2007

And The Winner Is.....

Susan reached into the hat and picked....
Ali Flores
Ali please email Susan at sjlyons@daconsulting.bc.ca with your snail mail for your copy of Touch Me.Congratulations.Thanks very much to everyone who played, and to Susan for answering questions.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Fantastic Fives on Susan Lyons

Five words and/or phrases that describe you:

· Neurotic. I’m a writer – it goes with the territory.
· Creative. Not just with writing, but also photography.
· Organized. I’m a true mix of right brain and left brain.
· Way too busy. I really push myself to do a lot, but I also value and defend my reading time!
· A good friend.

Five people and/or things that inspire you:

· Other writers. They’re amazing people who somehow manage to write through all the neuroses (I swear, all writers are neurotic) and create memorable characters and thoughtful stories that inspire me.
· Family, friends and colleagues. Writing is a lonely life, and love and support are so important.
· Nature. I love its beauty and its strength.
· The voices in my head. All those characters and stories that are clamouring to get out.
· Real-life heroines and heroes. Whether they’re out there making the world a better place or just facing their own personal issues with quiet courage, they’re an inspiration.

Five of your favorite authors:

Barbara Samuel,
Kristin Hannah,
Luanne Rice,
Karen White,
Susan Wiggs.
They each write women’s fiction that’s on the romantic side. They create compelling, memorable characters and they all have a lovely writing style. Their work has given me so much pleasure over the years.

Describe five of your heroes/heroines through your eyes:

· I love writing about transition points in life. In real life, transitions may be triggered by external events or personal issues (like health), but often they happen because of meeting another person. That’s how it happens in my books. Women who think they know what they want meet guys who make them take a second look – and vice versa.
· Suzanne, the heroine of the first Awesome Foursome book (Champagne Rules, Feb 2006), wants a career but her priority is definitely home and family. So, I just had to team her up with Jaxon, child of an immigrant mom, who is all about career achievement.
· Jenny, heroine of the second book (Hot in Here, Aug 2006), respects her traditional Chinese-Canadian family yet wants to be a modern Western girl. She was juggling her worlds quite well, so I had to shake her up by sending her Scott, a sexy Caucasian firefighter – a man she can never take home to her parents.
· Ann, in the third book (Touch Me, Sept 2007), is the daughter of an uber-feminist mom and she’s so driven and stressed that her body’s in pain. Enter Greek God masseur, Adonis, who’s into balance, a healthy life and, oh yeah, tantric sex.
· Rina, the fourth heroine (She’s on Top, April 2008), has body-image issues that are so bad she’ll only make love in the dark. I had to pair her with a man who’s determined to bring her into the light and help her love her own body.
· Then there’s Tash, the heroine of my “Hot Down Under” novella (The Firefighter, Feb 2007), who travels to Australia to babysit her grandmother, and finds that the two of them aren’t the same women they were back home. Not after they meet two hot Australian men!

Five reasons to read your books:

· The heroines are quirky, fun and gutsy and the heroes are to die for.
· There’s always something to laugh over, plus a touch of poignancy.
· When my characters make it into bed, they have lots of fun and so will you (women readers tell me their guys are very happy when their women read my books ).
· You’ll see characters who are faced with challenges and have the courage to grow and change – and you’ll root for them and maybe it’ll help you find the courage to deal with some of your own challenges.
· I love writing and want to keep doing it, which means I need kind readers to buy my books and tell their friends!

Susan Lyons


If you have questions,Susan will be here throughout the day,ask away.

Extra!Extra! For Susan's contest,you've got to do a little work. Sign up for Susan's website contest and make sure to put in your entry, that I sent you. Good luck everyone.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Touch Me By Susan Lyons

Touch Me By Susan Lyons

The third book in the Awesome Foursome series, TOUCH ME is Ann Montgomery's story.
What happens when a stressed-out workaholic lady lawyer meets a Greek god masseur? For control-freak Ann, her career is all that matters. Laid-back Adonis Stefanakis has lessons to teach her: about balance, and getting in touch with her feminine, sensual side. Ann's willing to learn, but only if they play by her rules and take turns on top - i.e., in control!

For a sample and to watch the book trailer go here

For a chance to win Touch Me, come back tomorrow for Susan Lyons Fantastic Five.

And the 100th post Winner Is.....

A little hand reaches in and picks......
Rachael from NJ
Congratulations Rachael, send your snail mail to
danetteb @ sunvillas.no-ip.com(without spaces).
Thank you all for playing and come back tomorrow for
my special guest Susan Lyons.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Fantastic Fives on MaryJanice Davidson

(I was sparkling when MJD accepted my invite to do this fantastic five interview. MJ is one of the authors who,if I met her in person,I'd be tongue-tied from being in awe. Her books ,to me, are hilarious and they always brighten my day. )

Five phrases or words that describe you:

Funny (and not just funny-looking, either, so shut up)
Obsessed with writing (but that’s worked out all right for me)

Five people and/or things that inspire you:

J.K. Rowling
Stephen King (I love writer rags-to-riches stories, and these two were REALLY poor before they hit the big time)
Other writers’ success (I use my crushing envy as a way to get my butt back into the writing chair)
My parents (at a time when they had no money, they risked a lot and made their dream of early retirement come true)
My husband (he’s ridiculously smart and comes up with GREAT ideas for some of my books…and if I’m stumped on an outline, he often comes up with just the right way to fix it)

Five of your favorite authors:

Stephen King (the old stuff…nothing after Delores Claiborne)
John Sandford (the Books of Prey, starring supercool cop Lucas Davenport)
Ann Rule (true crime writer; SMALL SACRIFICES is on my Top Three List Of Greatest Books Ever)
Michelle Bardsley (funny vampire stuff…”Don’t Talk Back To Your Vampire”, etc.

Describe five of your heroes/heroines of your books through your eyes:

Betsy the Vampire Queen: vacuous, shoe-obsessed, not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but dependable in a pinch and, probably most important, a loyal friend
Fred the Mermaid: grumpy, lonely, allergic to shellfish, lousy swimmer (with legs)
King Alexander of Alaska: loud, profane, a great dad, a terrific monarch (when he can be cornered like a rat and forced to read legislation)
Sinclair the Vampire King: tall, sexy, madly in love with Betsy (and terrified by it), formidable
Ireland (in the upcoming anthology NO REST FOR THE WITCHES): easily distracted, friendly (she has opened her home to a vampire, a fairy, a werewolf, a possessed car, and a zombie), more powerful than she knows

Five reasons to read your books:

If you want a good laugh
If you want a quick read
If you want to help send my children to college
If you want to try something that will take your mind off the state of the world
If you like funny supernatural stories


Extra!Extra! One lucky commenter will win a copy of "The Royal Mess" and since this is my 100th post of 2007, I have a copy of one of my faves from MJ "Hello, Gorgeous!" to giveaway to another commenter.