Friday, June 28, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLLISION FORCE!

I am so excited. Like really bouncing off the walls.


It's MY BOOK'S BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

This one is very near and dear to my heart! I love this couple, and this story.

My publisher the seriously awesome Total-E-Bound is running it on SALE. It's for a limited time, so get your copy now!



Crossing Forces:

Small Town Texas doesn’t always mean small time crime.

Welcome to Antioch, population fifty thousand.

With a police department full of detectives and officers who are good at what they do, throw in the occasional FBI agent, and the bad guy doesn’t have a shot, no matter how big the crime.

They work together and fight together. Relationships will be forged and changed along the twists and turns.

When fate intervenes, love and happiness can be found in unlikely places.


Collision Force

Book One in the Crossing Forces series.


Bad boy FBI agent and feisty widowed police detective collide pursuing a human trafficker in small town Texas on their way to true love.


Bad boy, married to his job FBI agent Cole Lucas always gets his man. So when the unthinkable happens and one gets away, Cole grits his teeth and hunts human trafficker Carlo Maldonado all the way to Antioch, Texas, where he collides with Detective Andi MacLaren.

Cole doesn’t do small towns and doesn’t get involved with women he works with, but Andi tempts him in ways he doesn’t want to acknowledge.

Two murders, her partner shot and leading the investigation on her own, the last thing Andi needs is a cocky FBI agent who sees her as no more than a tagalong.

Widow and single mother Andi is used to being on her own. When Cole gets stuck without a place to stay, crashing on her couch puts them in dangerous territory.

Attraction and passion bring Andi to a place she’d left behind when her husband died. Her three-year-old son quickly wiggles his way into Cole’s heart, and he starts contemplating things—family, love—that he’d never planned for himself.

Can being forced to work together make them stronger or will their differences jeopardise their case and their hearts?






You gotta have it, right?


**Please note it's regular price at B&N**

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tell Me About it Tuesday Welcomes Molly Cannon! Book BIRTHDAY AND GIVEAWAY!

I could SERIOUSLY bounce off the walls, y'all!


I am SOOOOOOOO excited about this week's Tell Me About it Tuesday!

It's a BOOK BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's always EXCITING!!

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY to my friend Molly Cannon!!!!!!  

A message from Molly!


Thank you for having me today, Chrissy!
I’m so happy to be here that I’m giving away two copies of CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE to two randomly chosen people who leave comments today.
(PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL SO I CAN CONTACT YOU!)



YOU'RE WELCOME, MOLLY!

So this week we're going to do something different! We're going to MEET Molly and THEN see the AWESOME new read!  Then the tortuous interview! hehehe.


Molly lives a charmed life in Texas with her husband, Mr. Wonderful and her extremely large cat Nelson. When she's not writing, she spends her days reading, taking dance classes with MW, and watching every kind of sporting event imaginable. Molly has three grown children, all married to terrific people and two wonderful grandchildren. Life is good!



HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Crazy Little Thing Called Love!!!!!!!!





Here comes trouble...

Etta Green kissed Everson, Texas, goodbye years ago. A big city chef, she intends to return only long enough to settle her beloved grandmother's estate and then hightail it back to Chicago. But Grammy Hazel had other plans. In her will, she left Etta part-ownership of a B&B that's about to go bankrupt before it even opens. And what's worse--Etta's partner is Donny Joe Ledbetter, a handsome devil with some serious bad boy charm. Growing up, Donny Joe didn't give Etta a second glance. Now, she's got his whole attention.

A far cry from the shy bookworm he once knew, sexy, spirited Etta Green is nothing but trouble. Yet Donny Joe decides to play nice. After all, the quicker they open the B&B, the faster this exasperating--and irresistible--woman will be on her way. Donny Joe has never been a one-woman kind of man. But one crazy little moment of unforgettable desire may change his mind--if he can convince Etta to stay for good...



Check out our Interview! 



Q. How has your journey in publishing been? Anything you would or wouldn’t do again?

Hey Chrissy!  Thanks for having me today.  My journey to publishing started years ago when my three children were small, and then it came to a screeching halt when our life was taken over by all of their activities.  Now they are grown with children of their own.  I admire so many of my friends who do both at the same time, but I don’t regret the time I took away from writing.  My first book in the three book series AIN’T MISBEHAVING was published last June by Grand Central Publishing and it has been a wonderful dream-come-true experience.
 
Q. What made you pick your particular genre?

I write contemporary romance because a long time ago a friend said we should write a romance novel.  I didn’t read romance at the time.  I read everything else, but when I thought about it, romance was the element that grabbed me in whatever I was reading.  So, I picked up a few romance books and was hooked.  I absolutely believe in happily-ever-after.  I’ve been married for 43 years to the best man in the world, so that was another reason the genre appealed to me.


Q. What are you working on right now? Can you tell us about it? 


I’m working on the third book in this series.  This one is Jake’s brother Theo’s story.  Theo made an appearance in AIN’T MISBEHAVING, but left town at the end.  Now he’s back for his brother’s wedding and the wedding planner turns out to be a significant woman from his past.  It is lots of fun watching these two people fight the attraction that never died and sort through what drove them apart while the whole town of Everson’s busybody folks watch.



Okay...enough with the business questions! How about some fun stuff?




Q. If you won the lottery, what is the FIRST thing you’d do? What would you buy and why? 


It’s funny you ask.  I never remember to buy lottery tickets, but I was with some old friends this weekend, and we all went in together and bought a bunch of tickets.  We didn’t win, but it is fun to imagine what you could do if money wasn’t a worry.  First I’d pay off all my kids’ student loans and put money away for my grandkids college education. Not too exciting, but I hate that young people these days end up with so much debt at a time when they are just starting out in life.   Then I’d take a long European river cruise with my husband. Now that would be exciting!  Some of my friends said they would stop working, but I would keep writing –maybe just from some exotic locale.



Q. When YOU read, what do you like to pick up?


Kristan Higgins, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Pamela Morsi for contemporary romance.  I also love Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Tessa Dare.  And I’m a big fan of thrillers – Michael Connelly, Robert Crais, Lee Child, Stephen Hunter, and Dennis Lehane. Oh, and I love cozy mysteries, too.  I read everything by Wendy Lynn Watson and Melissa Bourbon.


Q. Tell us one thing about you that might surprise us...it can be a secret...we won't tell. :)   


I played soccer as an adult for twelve years even though I’m about as coordinated as a drunk duck on ice. I was pretty good at penalty kicks, though.



Wow, you made me laugh so hard, thanx for the great answers!

 
 As listed above, Molly is giving away TWO copies of her AWESOME new book!

Please leave your email in your comment! 

Afraid you won't win? Go BUY that puppy!


More Molly:
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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Six Sentence Sunday: Chance Collision FIRST kiss!

I AM DONE DONE DONE DONE with my WIP, Chance Collision (Crossing Forces Book Two) I could, and have bounced off walls!

So, in honor of being done, I want to share some of it!  Hope you all enjoy!


Pete’s warning bells blared into full blown tornado sirens, but when Nikki closed her eyes and brushed her mouth against his, he soundproofed his conscience and took her mouth.

Sweet. Damn, she was sweet. Ripe raspberries or something sugary. More. Deepening the kiss, Pete pulled her even closer, aware of the tightening in his jeans and how his cock throbbed as her pelvis rubbed his. 




I love this kiss. I love this book!  I can't wait til it's out!

Happy Sunday!

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tell Me About It Tuesday Welcomes Sage Marlowe!!

This week on Tell Me About It, Tuesday, I am really excited to welcome fellow TEB author, Sage Marlowe!!!!!!!!


About Sage:


Sage is a multi-published author of MM erotic romance novels and novellas and loves exploring the flavours of gay erotic fiction.

A willing slave to all the fascinating guys who keep queuing up and want their stories told, Sage can almost always be found cooking up the next hot story or daydreaming about new ways of rubbing sexy male bodies together to make the sparks fly.





Q. Do you do any special research for your novels?

Ah well, you know… I write erotic romance, so a lot of what I do in my life could be considered research, I suppose. 

Q. What’s your favorite genre to read? Do you write it?

My favourite genre to read is gay erotic romance which is also the one I write. I also like mystery / suspense and one of my ambitions is to one day reach out into that genre as a writer. 


Q. What are you working on right now? Can you tell us about it?


My current project, which is also the biggest one so far, is the Nightmare series, a gay paranormal erotic romance story. It consists of six books and combines the world of gay porn with some hard-to-resist demons. Those books are burning


Q. Did you ever write a character you didn’t like? Or one that gave you problems, going against your intentions for them or your story?


Heh, yes. Well, I like all my characters apart from some of the secondary ones who aren’t supposed to be likeable, but since I’m usually happy for my characters to take the reins and lead the way, most of my stories turn out different from where I thought they would go when I started them. Especially Romeo, the sexy catburglar – turned –FBI-consultant from the Romeo & Julian series kept me on my toes – even I didn’t know about the secret of his identity until the very end. 


Okay...enough with the business questions! How about some fun stuff. You know, just between the two of us.



Q. The opportunity to go on a surprise vacation arises. You have 90 minutes to pack and get to the airport. Where will you go and what will you pack?


Hmm, I don’t want to be pedantic, but I need more time than that just to drive to the airport ;) Anyway, I’d go to London and I would pack my laptop & power cable, iPhone & powercable, my glasses, contact lenses, passport, stack of clothes, second pair of shoes. Then I’d start packing my daughter and her stuff which means I’d miss the flight. 


Q. When YOU read, what do you like to pick up?


Being an author has turned me into a very picky reader. I prefer gay erotic romance or erotica as a genre, but I’m happy to read pretty much anything if the book hooks me. For that to happen, the story has to be interesting and well-written. I also tend to read the books of authors I’ve met. 


Q. If they make a movie about your life, who do you want to play your part?


Wait, you’re asking who I want to play my part, not who would fit the role, right? I’d pick Matt Bomer and offer to give him a lot of coaching, hehe. 


Q. Tell us one thing about you that might surprise us...it can be a secret...we won't tell. :)


I’m ambidextrous.

 
Now for my FAVE part! Tell us all about the new release! 

Fantasy for Sale is about Cam, a beautiful hooker with a dark past, and Nate, a journalist who gets involved with him without meaning to. There are quite a few obstacles on their way, including Cam’s traumatic past and Nate’s class-A prick of a boyfriend, but especially Nate is willing to fight for the man he loves and yes, his efforts pay off. 

I ADORE this COVER!!!!!!!!




Blurb:

What's the price of reality when a fantasy is for sale?



Cam is young, sinfully sexy and willing to play without limits, a combination which makes him a fantasy turned to flesh for men and women alike - and he's for sale.

Nate is curious when it comes to carnal delights but hasn't found the right man to explore his desires with.

When a friend buys Nate a few hours of pleasure with Cam, it's not much of a surprise that Nate ends up intrigued. He keeps coming back for more and the attraction between them appears to be mutual but while Nate finds himself falling for the sexy hooker, Cam makes no secret of the fact that for him, sex is just a job. 

Determined to win him over, Nathan tries to show him that sex is about more than physical satisfaction but Cam's walls seem impenetrable until a dramatic event forces him to reveal some of his secrets and Nate begins to understand that Cam pays more than just the price for the reality behind the fantasy. 


Excerpt:

"Good morning, sweetie-pie!" Cynthia stood in the doorway with a beaming smile, glowing cheeks and the hint of a stubble rash on her chin.

I clutched my coffee mug. "Seems someone got lucky last night," I grumbled and took a sip. It tasted burnt.

"You wouldn’t believe!" She grinned and approached me, obviously intent on hugging me, so I leaned away from her. I frowned and pointedly sniffed the air around her.

"I really hope you’re not going to touch me before you’ve had a very thorough shower and got rid of that eau de fuck you’ve still got on you."

Cynthia shot me a wink and flashed a quick smile. "Oh come on, don’t be such a prude. No need to be Mr Grumpy-Pants just because you spent last night alone."

"I’m not grumpy," I told her grumpily. "I just don’t fancy having your fingers on me after they were sod-knows-where last night." I drained my mug and added, "And I’m not prudish."

"Oooh." Cynthia rolled her eyes, mocking me openly now. "I can assure you, my fingers were only in the best places. All places on the most gorgeous male body this house has ever seen, to be precise." Still grinning, she raised her hands and waggled her fingers. I stared at her and raised my eyebrows in fake annoyance.

She laughed. "Don’t give me that look, Nate. You know I’m just saying that because you’re beyond competition, darling. But seriously, you should see the guy. Yum-my. Believe me. Perfectly edible. And that’s just his body."

"Lovely. Sounds like he really got under your skin."

Cynthia poured a cup of coffee for herself and casually leaned her bony hip against the kitchen counter. "Well, I guess he did. Quite literally." She batted her eyelids and peeked into her cup. A naughty smile curved her lips. "Several times, in fact."

Sighing, I combed my hair back with my fingers. It had been such a pure, quiet morning—so far. "Go on then, tell me." I got a refill then cocked my head, ready to listen to what was doubtlessly going to be a lengthy and detailed description of last night. Cynthia could be shockingly open when it came to sharing her sex life with me, something I liked to think I’d long since got used to.

And still I squirmed when she said, "Four times. He knows how to handle that beautiful body of his."

Trying to hide my envy, I glared at her. "He made you come four times in one night? And you’ve only just met this guy?"

Cynthia shook her head, chuckling. "No. He came four times. I lost count after the seventh."

I just barely managed to stop myself from spluttering into my coffee—or maybe spitting it across the room. "Seems he really knows what he’s doing."

"Yeah, but then again, you’d expect him to, wouldn’t you?" Cynthia took a sip from her cup and met my eyes in wordless challenge.

Soft-hearted fool that I was, I took the bait. "Why’s that?"

"Ah well…he’s a professional, after all."

"You bonked the hooker? Shit, Cyn, I thought you’d only booked the guy to go to that opening with you."

She giggled and I was fairly certain I detected a slightly hysterical note in it. Uh-oh, woman on hormonal overload. I raised my eyebrows and Cynthia had the decency to look at least a little sheepish, probably remembering my response to her idea of hiring an escort as her companion for the occasion.

"Well, that was the plan." She sighed and, cradling the mug in her hand, ran her fingertip along its rim as she continued talking. "But when he turned up, he was just so…charming. He got it all right, you know. He was polite. He knew exactly how to behave and he was so attentive. Made sure I always got a fresh drink before I even realised I’d finished, talked to people without trying to steal my fire, that sort of thing. Seriously, he was just a perfect gentleman."

"Until he tried to get into your knickers," I said, letting sarcasm bleed into my voice. It wasn’t like Cyn at all to let herself be lulled into fascination by a smooth talker—a professional, at that.

"He didn’t, in fact," Cyn admitted. "I asked him to stay."

Well, great. "And he did, of course?"

She nodded, not quite meeting my eyes.

I groaned. "Oh come on, you’ve got to be kidding me. You paid him to go to bed with you?"

Cynthia was a gorgeous, bright and successful woman who could take her pick among the men queuing up. She was the kind of girl that every man would be proud to be taken home by. She definitely didn’t need to spend money to get laid—or have someone fetch her a drink.

She shrugged. "That’s the way it works in his line of business."

"Did he tell you that?"

"Yes, sure. Aw, don’t look at me like that, Nate. There’s nothing wrong with it. Honestly, it made me feel downright good to know that he considered it a job." She tilted her head to the side and looked at me thoughtfully. "You know what it’s like to take someone home on the first night, Nate, don’t you? Especially when it’s supposed to be only that one night. It always makes me feel so self-conscious and on edge. I have to make sure not to tell him too much or say anything that would make him get the wrong impression, that kind of thing. If I make it too easy for him, he’ll think I’m a slut, if I’m too eager, he’s scared I’ll want to tie him down." She bit her lip and let out a sad little chuckle.

"And it’s bloody difficult to change your mind when you’re a woman, too. I’m not saying I do that a lot, but sometimes I just realise the guy and I don’t…fit the way I thought we would. Most guys are not too happy with that, so if it happens, I have to be really careful not to piss him off and make him think he could get it if only he tried a bit harder. Besides, an awful lot of guys think a one night stand is just so they get what they want and they expect a girl to deliver and not all of them take the time to return the favour, you know."

"Wow. It’s that good to have sex with a guy, huh?"

She rolled her eyes. "Last night, I didn’t have to worry about any of that. He was so easy about everything and focused on doing what I liked. I knew he’d do what I’d ask him to do. And boy, he did." This time I did the eye rolling thing.

"It made me feel safe with him, you know?" she continued. "Knowing he’d make it good for me without any strings attached. He wouldn’t even have stayed the night if I hadn’t asked him to."

I tried to understand. I really did. I could get the trouble with the dating part, but—"Doesn’t it bother you that he did what he did only because you paid him for it?"

Cynthia gave a shrug. "No. That’s the point. I could enjoy all his attentions without having to return any of it and didn’t have to feel bad about that."


So now you totally have to have it, right?


 BUY IT!


***Fantasy for Sale will also become available from most distributors (including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Are…) on June 28th***




 
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