Wednesday, November 30, 2016



GENRE:  contemporary romance (romantic comedy)



Her mango chutney is exquisite; her blueberry sauce to die for. But Chef de Cuisine Daisy Moon is a woman without a kitchen after a "bit of trouble" at her last job. Now blacklisted from Seattle to San Francisco, Daisy's sole job offer is from Wild Man Lodge in Otter Bite, Alaska, where the end of the road is just the beginning.



   Max cocked his head at her. No siree, Bob. Daisy Moon was not easy. She was like a 1500 piece puzzle, where all the pieces are really tiny, and similar in shape and color, but are nonetheless different, and it would take weeks, maybe even months, just to get the edges put together.  
"Don't look so surprised," she said. "I know I'm not exactly laid back. Okay, maybe that's being kind," she responded to Max’s smile. "But I'm an incredible cook. And a really good speller. Not to mention having a humongous vocabulary. I came in fourth in the national spelling bee championship when I was fourteen."
 Without meaning to, Max pictured Daisy at fourteen, in a prim white blouse and a demure plaid skirt with her hair tied back in a ribbon, triumphantly spelling words like...concupiscence.
"Do I know what men want, or what?" Now Daisy herself.

Taking the cue, Max leaned into her and spoke sincerely, but resisted the urge to cup her hand. "Somewhere there is a man who wants a pretty redhead who's difficult and a great cook with a really humongous vocabulary who can spell...and next time it won't be a cross-dressing felon."

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Golden Heart nominee Maggie McConnell spent her childhood overseas as the daughter of US diplomats. Attending college in Illinois, she earned a BA in Art and an MBA while working at the local humane shelter. At 26, she packed her dog and cat into a Ford truck and drove the Alcan Highway to Alaska, where she spent 23 years exploring The Last Frontier in a single-engine Cessna. A vegan and animal rights advocate, Maggie provides a sanctuary on her Arizona ranch for all creatures great and small, but her immediate family includes dog Molly, cat Sara, horses Quinn and Teena, and an ever-growing dynasty of chipmunks. Every year, like the Gray Whale, Maggie returns to Alaska.


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Monday, November 21, 2016

BOOK TOUR: The Ladies by Brenda Jernigan


Title: The Ladies
Author: Brenda Jernigan
Book Type: Fiction
Genre: Historical, Regency, Scottish, Pirates
Publisher: Scott Publishing
Publication Date: Nov. 14, 2016


From the elegant ballrooms of 1800’s London, to the wilds of America, enjoy the spirited women as they tame their Rakes, and embark on marvelous adventures. 

The Duke's Lady

An American spy with a British birth, Adam Trent, the Duke of St. Ives, is consumed with gathering information to use against England’s navy. Despite the intrigues of war, the mystery of the lovely young woman washed ashore near his Cornwall estate is one he cannot resist. With the ragged remains of a treasure map concealed in her chemise and no memory of who she is and how she got there, the dark beauty is a puzzle. 

Love Only Once

Bitter Betrayal - Jonathan Hird, Earl of Longdale, wants sweet revenge on Lady Elizabeth Trent for leaving him at the altar. After a couple of years at sea, Jonathan returns and forms a perfect plan for Sweet Revenge. 

The Wicked Lady 

When Trevor Claremont, the Duke of Chatsworth, is blind-sided by a pickpocket, he isn't prepared for the feisty redhead who he finds is one wicked lady. Seeing a solution to his pressing problem of finding a bride to please his dying grandmother, he offered her a deal: marriage to him...or prison, never imaging that this little cut-purse would also steal his heart.

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Five Fun Facts about yourself.  I’m retired.  I’m dyslexic.  I’m a redhead.  I’m easy going.  I hated reading when I was young.

Night or day writer?  I write on paper first. I have trouble sitting for long periods behind the computer – probably because I did it for so many – so I write 30 mins here and there unless I’m on a good scene and the words keep coming.  I’m not a morning person or an evening person.  However I do have several hours around lunchtime, which is my best time.

Quiet or music when you write? – When I worked - I use to go to the lake at lunchtime and write in my car.  That was/is my favorite time, because it is quite and nobody can bother you and you can’t see something else you need to be doing.  Sometimes when I am typing on the computer, I will put on Beethoven because it is smoothing.

Favorite food(s)? Steak and bake potatoes

What you’d never eat? Collards and I don’t care for mushy green stuff.

Coffee or tea? Both and I’m a Pepsi girl.

Favorite season? I like all the seasons but get tired of each one.  My favorite is fall and spring.

Favorite time and place to read?  In bed.  I love it when you are trying to stay awake to read 1 more page and the book slips from your hand.  Best way to go to sleep.


Date: Nov. 14 - 21, 2016

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     1. $10 Amazon Gift Card
     2. The Ladies by Brenda Jernigan (eBook)

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Brenda Jernigan is a bestselling author. Her books have been nominated for many awards - Book Seller’s Best Award, The Maggie Award, The Holt Medallion Award and the RONE Award. Publisher’s Weekly said, “Brenda Jernigan writes Romance, Adventure and Magic.”

She grew up living the life of a tomboy – climbing trees, playing ball, and excluding starry-eyed romance from her daily repertoire. Brenda discovered the love of books while taking her son to Story Hour at the local library -- she was hooked. She set an ambitious goal and began work on her first novel. She continued to write six more novels in rapid succession for Kensington Publishing. She figured having the same birthday as Ernest Hemingway couldn’t hurt.

She is a member of RWA, NINC, PAN, PASIC, and Outreach International Romance Writers.

Her books have been printed in several languages and her last book “Southern Seduction” written under the name of Alexandria Scott was printed in Russian.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Tour for LUKE'S REDEMPTION book blast

Chased by her criminal kingpin father, Katya Dalca runs to New Orleans and straight into the arms of Luke Hunter. Sucked into the carnal world of the French Quarter, she succumbs to Luke’s potent sexuality. He not only steals her breath, he steals her heart and the only leverage she has against her father. She is left with no choice except to pick up the pieces and rebuild her life alone.

Undercover DEA agent Luke Hunter thought his newest assignment—recover a stolen flash drive to gain the trust of the Russian mob—was like any other. But his target brings him to his knees, and after one taste of her intoxicating beauty, he's in too deep. Doing his job means walking away, leaving his heart behind with nothing but a promise to reunite. It's a promise he can't keep.

When Katya's past reaches out and her world unravels, her only hope is the one man she is most vulnerable to—Luke.

We pulled into the underground parking at King Security and Luke parked the SUV in line with several other huge black Ford Expeditions. It appeared King Security had its own fleet.

Unable to stop myself, I blurted, “You were with Anna when you were undercover with my father, weren’t you?”

Luke pulled the keys from the ignition. In the deafening silence I didn’t think he was going to answer. Then he turned to me and bit out. “Yes!”

Wow! I didn’t expect him to be so honest. I sat back and folded my arms, tight. Damn, his answer hurt me. “So you make a habit of lying to your women? Being with them while you’re pretending to be someone you’re not? Is that your thing?”

“She wasn’t my woman,” Luke growled. “She was just a woman. She was there, I was there. It was never deep and it sure as hell wasn’t forever. Then it was over, and I made certain she was clear of the investigation. That was it.” He leaned towards me and said impatiently, “That tell you what you want to know?”

“Not even close. You made love to her didn’t you?”

“Hell no!” Luke snarled. “I fucked her. Like I have all the other women in my life. There’s only one woman I ever made love to Katya. And that was you.”

I went rigid, stunned into silence. Luke turned to open his car door. “You didn’t make love to me, Michael did,” I whispered.


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Last year, Anni Fife closed the door on a twenty-year successful career in television production, to fulfill her lifelong passion, writing. In the space of one month, she closed her business, packed up her city life and moved to a small seaside village. ‘My writing has always been constrained by client briefs,’ Anni says. ‘Now, I finally have the opportunity to write to the beat of my own heart.’ LUKE’s Redemption is Anni’s debut novel and she hopes you enjoy it as much as she loved writing it. Anni loves to spend hours walking on the beach searching for pansy shells, more hours drinking red wine with her gal posse, and the most hours writing romance novels filled with women you can relate to and men you love to dream about. She is currently working on her second novel, GRAY’s Promise.
Anni is published by The Wild Rose Press.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Blog Tour: BEAUTIFUL STRANGER by Hedonist Six


Synopsis: A sexy older man, younger woman romance…

Age and wealth are just numbers, right?
Twenty-four year old Claudia has always been the sensible one. From her boring call centre job right down to her practical wardrobe; flash and extravagant are not part of her normal vocabulary. She may live in Ascot, the home of British horse racing, but the presence of all the moneyed revellers blocking her route home from work are more of a nuisance than a thrill. Until one of them catches her eye…
Peter’s life couldn’t be more different. All his life he’s worked hard to make it in the banking industry, to give his wife all she’s ever wanted. After a day of sipping champagne and watching the races, an indiscretion of hers with Peter’s colleague changes this picture-perfect vision of middle class life forever. He decides to cut and run, only, he hasn’t a clue where he’s going.
A chance meeting by the side of the road brings them together, making them forget their opposing backgrounds. Is passion alone enough to overcome their differences?
Chance Encounters is a series of stand-alone novellas set in jolly old England, following a set of loosely connected people as they find love in unexpected places. Can love conquer all, from class differences to age gaps? Read on and find out.
Series Reading Order:
One Night Stand (Released 7th October 2016)
Beautiful Stranger (Released 7th November 2016)
Only a Taste (Releasing 7th December 2016)


“Well then, let’s see where this goes…” I lean in and brush my lips past his, teasing him with a soft near-kiss. His reaction is instant.
He grabs hold of my sides, just below my underarms and raises me off him. Within the blink of an eye, I’m on my back on the sofa and he’s hovering above me, leaning on his hands placed either side of my head. After a moment spent just looking at me, he gets down on his elbows with his face only inches off my chest.
“You're special, Claudia. Let me show you how special...” He peels my top off slowly, kissing any skin as soon as it’s exposed.
I smile at him, a little more reassured about our situation than before and completely ready for a good, hard reconciliation. When he makes me feel the way I do right now, how can I worry about what may or may not happen in future? Here and now, everything feels right.
With one hand in his hair, I try to guide him towards my nipple which so far he is carefully avoiding; kissing and teasing only the surrounding skin. I impatiently start unbuttoning his shirt before lifting myself and quickly taking my own top off completely.
“In a hurry?” He grins, I just give him a look that says it all.
He leans on one arm and takes my wrist with his other hand. Before I know it, he pins first one arm back against the armrest of the sofa, and then the other. I’m helplessly spread and his appreciative gaze tells me he likes it this way.
“I want to touch you...” I beg.
He shakes his head and kisses me firmly, gathering both my hands together before I have the chance to regain my composure. His lips make me weak. I can’t take my eyes off his face but quickly get distracted when his free hand finds its way down between us, massaging my thighs from the outside in. Getting ever closer to where I really want to be touched.
I let out a moan and he leans in for a further taste. His tongue slips into my mouth the very moment his hand moves past the waistband of my pants.
“How wet you are,” he groans against my lips.
Bucking my hips upwards, I feel a rush of pleasure come over me as his finger enters me. He’s good, gentle yet firm. He’s also rock solid and straining against my thigh. I try to move around, rubbing my leg against his erection in an attempt to break down his control. It’s working because he pauses mid-kiss and his eyes close.
“I want you,” I whisper.
He presses his cock against me hard but then retreats. My hands are free again when he leans back and sits on his knees between my legs, opening his belt and fly. I quickly rid myself of any remaining clothes and watch him do the same. We’re both naked, except for his red tie. He stares at me, eyes dark and unfocused as he grips his length and strokes himself a few times.
My own hand has travelled down as well, circling my clit and coating it in my own juices. This image appears too much for him and he is on me again, biting and sucking on the soft skin of my neck and guiding his cock inside.
I let out a sharp cry once he’s in. He fills me completely and utterly and I think I’m sold on the idea of us. I want to tell him but can’t speak through the deep, rhythmic strokes. He is focused on me, like a predator on his prey, or perhaps in this case we're both predators in competition with each other, taking turns to please.
My stomach feels taut on the inside, so much tension, anger transformed into passion. I could cry and laugh at the same time, but most of all I just want to keep moving. I run my fingers down his back and he responds by speeding up.
Once again he takes my wrists and holds them firmly above my head. His movements are determined and mostly regular, except the odd twitch and microscopic pause. He wants to be in control but he's failing. I feel pressure building inside me; waves of pleasure increasing in intensity until I’m ready to be ripped open. Moans and gasps fill the room, which I know are mostly mine.
He continues to fuck me faster, harder. The sofa shudders back and forth and I’m done for. My whole body tenses, and I cry—no, I scream.
“Come with me, I need you!” My fingers cringe but have nothing to hold on to. His hands grip me tighter, not letting me move my arms even a little. I look down and see his beautiful body, muscles contracting and relaxing in quick succession; it’s hypnotic and altogether too much. How did I get to be with this man? How come he seems to want plain old me and not someone equally perfect?

Call me “H.” or Hedonist if you prefer. I’m a Romance writer based in London and I’ve always been a dreamer, though it didn’t occur to me to write down the stories I kept dreaming up until 2012. You’ll not find flowery language and poetry in my work. What you will find though is believable characters, none of whom perfect, going through life and trying to find happiness. Just like the rest of us.

I first started writing because I craved to see more of “my kind of books” on the shelves. In any scenario, you’ll find me rooting for the underdog. The (emotionally) scarred hero who hasn’t really had much (or any) luck in love. The shy office worker who wants to pursue the man of her dreams, but hasn’t quite mustered the courage yet. All my characters are beautifully flawed and messed up, in a way that makes them perfect for one another.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Book Tour of ENIGMA by Vanessa Liebe

Book Summary 
Mark and Lucy Fuller have a great marriage, or so they think. But there is always room for improvement and there is one side to their marriage that they have never discussed or indulged in and that is their fantasies. When Lucy is referred to a new club where they can enact their fantasies, albeit only be intimate with one another, they become members and discover a whole new side to their marriage with some interesting and positive results.


Mark had no idea being kidnapped by his wife could be so arousing or that she could spank so well. Caution! When you read about Mark and Lucy’s sexual fantasies you may need that cold shower. Join them on a wet, wild and deliciously sensual ride and dare to wonder about your own.
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Date September 27 – November 22, 2016

“Good afternoon. I’m Mrs. Montgomery, the owner of Enigma, but please call me Sarah.” 
I stand up to shake hands, suddenly a bit nervous about this. 
“Hello, Sarah. I’m Lucy Fuller. Thank you for meeting with me today.” 
Sarah waves me to sit down and proceeds to sit behind her desk. 
“So, how did you hear about us, Lucy?” 
“A member was pleased with what you had done, so they discreetly told my work colleague. I think they wanted to help her relationship as they knew she was having problems, but unfortunately, she decided that the club probably couldn’t fix what can never be.” 
“So your friend decided to tell you?” 
I nod. “That’s right, and pleased don’t be concerned. She is discreet and only told me because I think she knew I would be more likely to be interested. I admit that I was intrigued enough to call you, and so here I am. I’m very happy with my marriage, children and work, but my husband and I are always willing to try something sexually and after thinking about it, I love the idea of acting out some of my fantasies.” 
Sarah nods in understanding. “It’s why I set the club up. Everybody has fantasies, and I wanted people to be able to enact those fantasies in a discreet and a safe environment. It’s normal to have fantasies, and it is has proved beneficial to many marriages and relationships to actually play them out. However, please be aware that I have limitations. The club provides venues, equipment and any other actors or actresses in your scenarios, but penetrative sex only occurs between you as a couple. I do not tolerate physical abuse of a partner or sadistic acts. There are other clubs that cater for that sort of thing. Spanking and chastisement are allowed, but I don’t condone whipping where blood is let or a partner is very badly bruised. A certain amount of force may be necessary in kidnap or other scenarios to add realism, but we would discuss everything beforehand. I am here to promote the healthy fantasies, not unhealthy.”
I’m quick to nod. “Oh, I totally agree. I’m not into pain, well, not real pain. Maybe a bit of spanking.” 
Did I just admit that to a stranger? 
Sarah smiles. “I’m pleased to hear it. I’m a romantic, Lucy. I’m here to help couples, especially married people as I truly believe that this can enhance a strong marriage.” 
There’s a knock at the door and Sarah calls, “Come in!” 
A gorgeous naked man enters with a tea tray and places it on the desk carefully. “Will that be all, Mrs. Montgomery?” 
“Yes, thank you, Adam.” 
My eyes widen in surprise and I watch the muscled back and firm buttocks in admiration as the Adonis leaves the office. 
I turn back to face Sarah, smiling and raising an eyebrow. 
The older lady smiles too. “He’s one of my little fantasies, my dear. I like to have a sexy naked man bring me my cup of tea every day.” 
I smile again, liking this lady more and more. Jody and I wouldn’t mind that happening at work, but I can’t see us getting that signed off by the head of department. 
“Why not?” I respond. “I don’t mind window shopping myself.” 
I wait while Sarah pours the tea, before taking her cup and sitting back. 
“Have you discussed fantasies with your husband yet?” 
“Not yet, as I wanted to come and see you first. But I am keen to become a member. What happens next?” 
“You need to find out if your husband would be interested in joining too, and then we can discuss fees and your fantasies. There is an annual membership fee and then each fantasy would have to be priced separately as there are different factors involved. Do you have an example of a fantasy?” 
I feel the heat of a blush spread on my cheeks. I’ve come here to discuss this very thing but now that I’m here, it makes me squirm a little in my seat. “Erm…” 
“Don’t be embarrassed, Lucy. It is perfectly normal.” 
“Well, I’ve always wanted to have sex in a public place…”

Hello,My name is Vanessa Liebe and I write fun & sexy erotic romances, both contemporary and historical. Today I’d like to share some fun facts with you. Part of my research for my novel Enigma was establishing what fantasies men and women have.  The following are some of the top ten I found. As you will see men and women actually have some similar ones So perhaps we should talk to our partners/spouses a bit more eh?
The ones highlighted in yellow are fantasies I tried to cover in Enigma.
  Top Ten fantasies

Fantasies are fantasies because they are not reality — they are often taboo or rub up against social barriers but I’ve sure had fun writing about them in my novel and I hope you’ve enjoyed knowing where I got some ideas from. 
  1. Private Dancer - the idea of tantalizing your man with a striptease.
  2. Exhibitionismthe risk of being caught having sex in a public place.
  3. Force Fantasies – This usually involve a gorgeous man carrying her off to his bedroom and having his wicked way.
  4. Voyeurism - women like to watch for the same reasons as men: It’s erotic, exhilarating and slightly taboo
  5. Threesome With Two Men – This fantasy involves the woman being worshipped and adored by two gorgeous men, who are only interested in the woman.
  6. Threesome With Another Woman – sometimes Women
    1. Private Dancer - the idea of tantalizing your man with a striptease.
    2. Exhibitionismthe risk of being caught having sex in a public place.
    3. Force Fantasies – This usually involve a gorgeous man carrying her off to his bedroom and having his wicked way.
    4. Voyeurism - women like to watch for the same reasons as men: It’s erotic, exhilarating and slightly taboo
    5. Threesome With Two Men – This fantasy involves the woman being worshipped and adored by two gorgeous men, who are only interested in the woman.
    6. Threesome With Another Woman – sometimes 
  1. Putting Your Partner in Charge - Having your sexual partner directing the sex script for the night. Full-on dominatrix or simply a woman who knows what she wants - many men find the thrill of a confident and sexual woman to be very appealing
  2. Oral Sex - Your partners doing things they wouldn't ordinarily do
  3. Threesomes - Chances are good that this is on the list of most men's sexual desires.
  4. Anal Sex - Having anal sex with a partner who doesn't usually (or ever) do it
  5. Watching Sex - Voyeurism in general is near the top of the list of men's sexual fantasies. It can be combined with other fantasies, including watching your significant other with another sexual partner or masturbating to orgasm, or even discovering other people in flagrante delicto.
  6. Submission - A lot of men enjoy being submissive. It runs contrary to the way they experience their lives outside of the bedroom. They want to be be tied up, teased, tantalized, and spanked.
  7. Exhibitionism - Performing sexually in a public setting. Fantasies about having sex in public and being watched or discovered can fuel men's sexual desires.
  8. Domination - For some men, the fantasy of having total power over their partner in a sexual situation can be quite arousing. These desires might also merge into fantasies of role playing, exhibitionism, and voyeurism, depending on how you script them.
  9. Fetishes - Men's sexual fantasies often include fetishes. A fetish can involve any number of body parts, such as feet, or objects, such as your lover's underwear
  10. Role Play - For some, sexual fantasy involves dressing up and playing out new roles and story lines. Heterosexual men might favor the character parts of strong men encountering attractive women.
Author Bio
Vanessa Liebe is the author of fun, sexy erotic romance and erotica, both contemporary and historical. She mostly writes in the Fantasy and Paranormal categories as she likes a man with bite. 

Vanessa is married with three children and resides in Hampshire, South East England. When not house training her children, reading or writing, she likes to sit in the garden with a glass of rose wine.
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