Heating up the Summer Giveaway

Tired of winter? How about a chance to win some steamy stories to warm you up?

Heating up the Summer Anthology Description:

Six steamy stories to make you sizzle.

Watch Over Me: Kaylie’s drop-dead sexy neighbor, Evan, that she’s been fantasizing about for months asks her out. But Heating_Up_The_Summer1things really heat up when she watches him across the way do a seductive strip tease in his apartment. Sometime voyeurism can be fun!

Latin Heat: Broken-hearted Simone Blackburn escapes to a beautiful Caribbean paradise to forget her cheating ex-husband and finds herself face-to-face with the one thing she hoped to avoid: an available, sexy, and handsome man.

Maggie’s Ménage: In the middle of a heat wave, Maggie, a conservative accountant, wears a skimpy dress, capturing the attention of Peter, a man she’s been interested in for years. Things go from hot to fiery when she, Peter, and his male friend find themselves in a stalled elevator.

Hottest Day of the Year: Three offbeat, fearless women–outsiders in their own parochial community of Kennington, Connecticut, come together as the unlikeliest band of friends whom, with each other’s support and trust, break free of the social and sexual mores that bind an oppressive world of fearful conservatism and small-town mentality.

Make me Burn: Brady’s a firefighter who’s been roped into strutting his stuff at a fund-raising dinner. He’s the last person Ivy expects to join her in the banquet hall’s secluded gardens when they’re on break. When flames ignite between the two of them, Ivy realizes there’s only one thing they can do that will extinguish the fire she’s feeling.

Anita’s Ménage: One woman, three men, and a whole lot of yum. Working out of town at a conference with her three, sexy male co-workers, Anita fantasizes about having them all-simultaneously! When the opportunity presents itself, she can’t resist. Continue reading “Heating up the Summer Giveaway”

Review: Slow Burn

This weekend I read Slow Burn by Sam B. Morgan. After reading (and loving A Rookie Move – I gave it 4.5 stars), I was eagerly awaiting Mr. Morgan’s next release. Glad that I didn’t have to wait too long! While I enjoyed Slow Burn, I didn’t love it like I did A Rookie Move. Don’t get me wrong, this is still a good, smexy read.

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Slow_BurnDetective Douglas Brody has only ever known the life of a cop. Raised strict but fair by his police chief father, he joined the academy right out of school, climbed the ranks hard and fast, and now works homicide for the City of Charleston. The job is his entire life. For years it’s kept him happy enough to minimize the side of him that craves what he believes is wrong. An accident on the job puts him on medical leave and everything in Brody’s world changes. He has to prove himself once more to be best cop in the department, all while dealing with Zack – his persistent, sexy, and out of the closet physical therapist.

Zack is tan skin, big grins, floppy hair and tackles his job with the same full-blown enthusiasm he does everything else. When the “patient from hell” is thrown his way by another PT who can’t handle him, Zack is committed to achieving the impossible. His new patient is a head strong and hot as hell homicide detective, who oozes as much resentment as he does sex appeal. Any involvement with a patient, especially a man who is so deep in the closet he can’t see light, is something Zack swore he’d never do. But Brody slowly proves too much to resist…

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Apocalipstick Tour

ApocalipstickTitle:  Apocalipstick

Author:  Lisa Acerbo

Published:  August 1st, 2013

Publisher:  Eternal Press

Word Count:  67,000

Genre:  Horror Paranormal Romance

Content Warning:  Contains non-graphic zombie gore

Recommended Age:  15+

Synopsis: Jenna should be having the time of her life at college. Instead, her only desire is survival. She lives in a world gone insane after a virus kills most of the population. Being alive after the apocalypse is bad, but when the undead return, hungry for humans, times turn darker. For Jenna and a small group of survivors, the goal is to reach the High Point Inn. At the inn, Jenna develops feelings for Caleb, who, while exotic and intoxicating, is not quite human. Will this new utopia last?

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Review: Criminal Pleasures

Yet another book I stayed up late, reading: Criminal Pleasures by Darien Cox. I couldn’t keep my eyes open last night so I finished it this morning before going to the gym. This was definitely an enjoyable m-m romance.

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When young attorney Brendan Burke opens his first law practice in a new city, he Criminal_Pleasuresknows things are about to change in his life—though he never expected one of those things to be his sexual orientation. But when he meets Marcello, a sexy and mysterious stranger working at a restaurant in Providence’s Little Italy, he can’t fight his compulsion to pursue him. But while Marcello is willing to let Brendan into his bedroom, he’s stubbornly elusive about his past and his family. Fixated on discovering the truth, Brendan’s passion for Marcello turns out to be far more dangerous than he ever anticipated. Continue reading “Review: Criminal Pleasures”

Trails in the Sand Book Blitz

  • Trails in the Sand
  • Author: P.C. Zick
  • Published: January 2012
  • Word Count: 130,000
  • Genre:  Contemporary Literary Fiction
  • Recommended Age:  15+Trails in the Sand Banner

Synopsis: Trails in the Sand follows environmental writer Caroline Carlisle as she reports on endangered sea turtles during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. As she delves Trails in the Sandinto the story, she uncovers secrets about the past that threaten to destroy her family unless she can heal the hurts from a lifetime of lies.

Her journey reveals the truth behind mysteries that have plagued her family for three generations.

Lost journals, a fake tablecloth, and nesting sea turtles lead her to discover why her uncle committed suicide, why her sister developed anorexia, and why her mother only wanted acceptance from those she loved.

Caroline and her husband Simon discover love lasts despite decades of separation when he was married to Caroline’s sister. Caroline’s niece Jodi, caught in the crossfire of family tensions and lies, struggles to find a way to forgive the past so she can move into the future. Continue reading “Trails in the Sand Book Blitz”

MM Sample Sunday

I’m still reading the Cut & Run series on my Kindle. I’m up to book #5, Stars & Stripes, by Abigail Roux. I have to confess: I wasn’t sure if there was another book after Armed & Dangerous, and I was really worried. I loved that book, and I wanted to see how things would go for Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett when they tried living together with Julian’s two cats, Smith and Wesson. Continue reading “MM Sample Sunday”

Monday Mentions

Use Grammarly’s plagiarism checker because copy-cats are not nearly as cute as the original!

I admit it . . . despite all the snow days, I’ve been slacking on writing book reviews and reporting on my favorite reads from 2013. I am happy to say, Netflix has lost its grip on my attention, and I am back to reading. I just finished Fish & Chips, book #3 in the Cut & Run series (m-m romance). I am thoroughly enamored with Zane and Ty. Yeah, it’s only taken three books to get me there!! I am very excited to start book #4, Divide and Conquer.

Oops, got sidetracked! So, Monday Mentions . . . I thought I would mention some of my favorite M-M reads of late and give some recommendations. After all, it is yet another snow day in Maryland – yay! – and you might need some hot, sexy, and potentially troubled guys to read to take your mind off all of the white stuff! Continue reading “Monday Mentions”

Dreams as Stories

I guess I’m fortunate in that I rarely have difficulty coming up with a story idea. The area with which I struggle is completing a story that I’ve started. For some reason, all kinds of story thoughts are floating around in my head. In fact, I have notebooks full of ideas. The only problem is that my ideas encompass the first third to half of the story – for some reason the ending is always missing. Go figure!!

I have yet to figure out if it’s good or bad, but I have a tendency to remember my dreams. A while ago, I started keeping a notebook by my bed to jot down any ideas that remain once I wake. Who knows – it could become a story, right? Or, at least, it might be fun to interpret what the dream means. Personally, I like to puzzle out why my brain has contorted an everyday setting or occurrence into something that could be funny or downright scary. Continue reading “Dreams as Stories”