Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cover Reveal for Cara Carnes' A Shadow's Embrace+ GIVEAWAY!

On the run from evil, her only hope is the Shadows.
Devyn James escaped hell once. Kidnapped from foster care at seven and raised in a psychic genetics testing facility, she survived by hiding her ability. A rare technopath, she eventually broke out of the facility with the help of the Shadow Elites—General Conver’s super soldiers, who rebelled and now fought to protect psychically enhanced humans. Determined to help the cause, she formed Indigo Order—a foundation focused on providing food, shelter, medicine, training and support for the displaced lower level psychics, especially the children tossed to the streets by Conver years ago.
For the past few months Devyn, or Indy as she’s known on the street, has covertly passed intel to the SEO. Even though the street doesn’t trust the Shadows, she does. They rescued her once and she knows they’re the only ones who will be able to save her from Conver and figure out what she uncovered.
Dagan is determined to save the female being chased by Conver and his squadron. He soon discovers her identity and vows he’ll do anything to keep her protected—even if it’s from herself. But the sultry female proves to be a handful when her team is in the crosshairs. When one of them is captured, he must prove she can trust him and all he offers, even though he may not believe someone as good as her should be with a Shadow.
Together they discover everything is possible when you trust A Shadow’s Embrace.




 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Kinky Science Geeks On the Loose!





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When it comes to sexy geeks, Leo Martinez and Devlin Hawke are as hot as they get. But falling for the wrong guy has always been Sidney Chase’s forte. She’s not about to submit to her inner bad girl by giving in to her secret fantasies about her sex-on-a-stick bosses. When she’s accidentally exposed to the supercharged aphrodisiac in their lab, Sidney tosses aside her inhibitions and unknowingly provides her bosses with an eye-popping display of self lovin’ courtesy of the office security cameras.

Despite their mutual craving for Sidney, Leo and Devlin made a pact long ago to keep her off limits. The last thing they’d wanted was to scare off their best PA by overwhelming her with their kinky tendencies. Witnessing the arousing effects of their aphrodisiac elixir on Sidney changes everything. Not only is she the answer they’ve been looking for in regards to fine-tuning their formula, she’s the perfect woman for them. And with a little help from one helluva sinful science experiment, they’ll prove that love is far more potent than anything manufactured in a bottle.

Warning: This red hot office romance contains 3 parts sizzling m/f/m menage, 2 parts sexy and sweet geeks, one part wicked bondage and sex toys, and a whole lot of combustible chemistry. Safety glasses required.

Excerpt (NSFW)




Devlin grabbed his coffee mug and crossed over to his office. He powered on his tablet and scrolled through his emails. Nothing much exciting beyond a few tech newsletters he subscribed to and an ad for penis enlargement. He deleted that one and settled in to peruse the article on 3-D printing. Halfway through his read he was hit with the odd certainty that something was off about the placement of his paperclip dispenser. Frowning, he leaned back in his chair. “Hey, were you messing with my stuff?”

A grunt came from the other side of the wall. “Yes, because clearly I have nothing better to do than drive your OCD ass crazy.”

“Well, you are a maniacal motherfucker.” Devlin made a point of loudly plopping the dispenser back into its proper position. “And it’s not OCD. I use the stapler more often, so it should be front and center, not the paperclips.”

“Admitting you have a problem is the first step in recovery.”

“Asshole.” Chuckling, Devlin finished up his coffee and returned to the kitchenette for a refill. He was waylaid on the round trip to his office with Leo’s request to fetch his reading glasses from the lab. After tossing out a few teasing digs about his partner becoming an old man, Devlin made tracks down the hall and fished his badge from his pants pocket. 

The moment he stepped into the lab he was struck once again with the peculiar sensation that something wasn’t quite right. As much time as he spent in the space, it was practically his second home. So with that said, if his Spidey-sense was telling him that a detail wasn’t as it should be, he was damn well going to listen up. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Perfect Chemistry Cover Reveal!


Release Date August 7, 2014!
(Buy link coming soon)

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When it comes to sexy geeks, Leo Martinez and Devlin Hawke are as hot as they get. But falling for the wrong guy has always been Sidney Chase’s forte. She’s not about to submit to her inner bad girl by giving in to her secret fantasies about her sex-on-a-stick bosses. When she’s accidentally exposed to the supercharged aphrodisiac in their lab, Sidney tosses aside her inhibitions and unknowingly provides her bosses with an eye-popping display of self lovin’ courtesy of the office security cameras.

Despite their mutual craving for Sidney, Leo and Devlin made a pact long ago to keep her off limits. The last thing they’d wanted was to scare off their best PA by overwhelming her with their kinky tendencies. Witnessing the arousing effects of their aphrodisiac elixir on Sidney changes everything. Not only is she the answer they’ve been looking for in regards to fine-tuning their formula, she’s the perfect woman for them. And with a little help from one helluva sinful science experiment, they’ll prove that love is far more potent than anything manufactured in a bottle.



Warning: This red hot office romance contains 3 parts sizzling m/f/m menage, 2 parts sexy and sweet geeks, one part wicked bondage and sex toys, and a whole lot of combustible chemistry. Safety glasses required.








 



Thursday, July 10, 2014

Special Guest Kimberly Dean + Giveaway!

Today I'm super thrilled to have Kimberly Dean as a special guest. A few years ago I was lucky enough to be a part of Samhain's superhero anthology with Kimberly, and lemme tell ya, she knows how to pen the smexy. *wipes brow* Her latest book, Roxie, is book 3 in her Triple X series. I absolutely love the concept of these stories, and her topic today is one of my faves--research! Also make sure to checkout Kimberly's rafflecopter giveaway for a chance at winning a print copy of Maxie.

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When Research is Fascinating

Writers are a creative bunch. Stories pop into our heads, and we just want to write them.  We want to put fingers to keyboards and just go, but the truth is that sometimes we need to slow down and do research.  Depending on the subject matter, this can be tedious.  In my case, though, it was so fascinating that I had to remind myself that I needed to stop learning and get back to my stories.  What was so interesting?  I was digging into the research done on identical twins separated at birth.
My Triple X series is about identical triplets reuniting and finding the men that they love. Lexie (Book 1) was taken in by a wealthy family, but never allowed to forget that she was adopted.  Maxie (Book 2) was raised as a single child, never knowing that she had a biological family out there.  Finally, there’s Roxie (Book 3), who never made it out of the foster care system.  The sisters are identical in appearance, but they’re different people.  I needed to know how different they might be and in what ways they should still be the same.  It all came down to the old nature versus nurture question.

The University of Minnesota has done a lot of research into twins.  They’ve found that even when raised separately, twins often have certain traits in common.  They tend to have similar life experiences and gravitate to similar careers.  They use the same gestures and, in photographs, often pose in the same stance.  The strong connection they feel upon reuniting was something researchers always noted.  The story of the Jim twins, though, is extraordinary.  It’s the most commonly quoted case study I found, and it boggles the imagination.  

As I was writing these books, more stories about twins kept popping up in the news.  There was a story just this year of twin sisters reuniting after twenty-five years of separation when they found one another on YouTube and Facebook.  A similar story was about twins reuniting in China.  And there was even more.

See?  The research just pulls you in, but I eventually had to step back and use what I’d learned to make Lexie, Maxie, and Roxie believable characters. In the end, the sisters look identical.  They’re very connected and share a deep love for one another. They have a common habit of cocking their foot back on their heels, yet life experience has molded their personalities and styles to be different.  Lexie is well-mannered, hard-working, and always trying to please others.  Maxie is timid and sweet, yet wants to be adventurous.  Finally, there’s Roxie.  She’s wild, bold, and sexy. 
It’s her story that’s releasing this week, and it’s the completion of the Triple X series.  If the books are half as compelling as the research was, then I consider my job done.  But I’m interested.  Do you know any identical siblings?  In what ways are they the same and how are they different?


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It’s time for this identical triplet to meet her match.

Can a wild child ever really be tamed? Growing up in foster care has made Roxie Cannon tough and self-reliant, but being alone isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. She’s finally found her sisters. Is it time she met her match?

Roxie should be on top of the world. She’s formed bonds with identical sisters she never knew she had, and she’s buying the biker bar she’s managed for years. The feisty brunette has everything she’s ever wanted. Almost. Two things still elude her: answers to why her family was split apart and a man of her own to love. Seeing her sisters with their soul mates has made her aware she’s still the odd one out. Yet that all starts to change when a rough-and-tumble hottie from her past walks in The Ruckus’ door, wanting a second chance.

Billy knows trouble when he sees it, and Roxie is commotion in motion. They’ve always set sparks off one another. This time, he’s promised himself he won’t get burned. Yet things get serious when he learns of Roxie’s quest to find her parents. Can he save his hot-blooded lover from being hurt? Or will the wounded little girl inside her never trust him again?

Other books in the Triple X series:
Lexie (Book 1)
Maxie (Book 2) 

Monday, June 30, 2014

My Writing Process

I was tagged by the awesomely fantastical Selena Illyria--a multi-published author, part vampire, part pixie who was born with a need to write and enable.To read her post on her writing process, click here.

1) What am I working on?



Right now I'm working on Triple Knockout. It's a fantastically smexy m/m/f menage that features two boxers and the lucky lady who benefits from their dirty skills in and out of the ropes. It's set in the Checking It Twice and The Naughty List world, so expect to see some familiar faces! After this book is wrapped up and in my editor's hands I'll be working on another exciting project--the first title in a brand new spinoff series I'm doing that follows the Soul Collectors from That Old Black Magic. To learn a little bit more about Kissin' Hell, you can read my blog post here.

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I'd say my main difference is that I incorporate a lot of humor into my books. Most of my characters have a very different outlook on life, so that usually comes through in the situations they find themselves in. On the flip side of this, I also like to delve deeper into the emotional side of things, and even explore darker topics. I think infusing the humor in there keeps a good balance between the two. 

3) Why do I write what I do?

I have a dirty mind. No, seriously. It's just the way my brain works. Basically my muse requires 2 things to be satisfied: sex and...okay, possibly it's just sex. A cool, quirky plot and the occasional pufferfish reference are just bones I throw to her every once in a while. And yes, I worked bone into the sentence. I get double bonus points and a Snickers bar for that.

4) How does your writing process work?

My only real ritual when it comes to writing is creating a soundtrack for my books. I've always been inspired by music, so it definitely helps me get into the groove of a story and its characters. Aside from that, I have a general idea of the main plot points, the ending, and how I'm going to get there before I start writing. Sometimes (aka: all the time) the characters decide they want to do things their own way and the actual finished book turns out being slightly different from how I visualized it in my head. That's okay though. Because 9 times out of ten, my characters are far more brilliant than me. Again, that's okay. Because I'm a better air guitarist. And we all know that's a life skill that trumps pretty much everything else.

So that's a little peek into the insanity that is my writing process. 

For Monday, July 7th continuation of the tour, I tagged Kelly Apple, who has a love affair with zombies, adores werewolves, and consorts with demons. Ahh, the life of an author.