Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Heat Part Deux

As promised, I come bearing the gift of the second night of authors that rocked the Casbah this evening along with all us that were apart of day 1 of the Summer Heat Book Event. The past two days have been filled with great fun, LOTS OF LAUGHS, and new books to add to our reading lists. Be sure to check each of these authors out (I will include their links) and at least give them a nice comment.

1. Denyse Bridger-In Denyse's own words this is what our award winning multi genre author had to say about herself: I am a native of Atlantic Canada, born in the country’s Easternmost province, Newfoundland, and raised in Nova Scotia. A lifelong dreamer, I began writing at an early age and can’t recall a time when I wasn’t creating in some artistic form. An active interest in the American West, and to a lesser extent the American Civil War, has been a lifelong obsession. Cowboys have been a love-affair that began at the tender age of three, and eventually expanded to encompass an equally timeless passion for pirates, Greek Gods, and Ancient Egypt. The other side of the Old West intrigue is an affinity for Victorian England, particularly the 1885-1895 part of the century. The other endless love affair in my life is Italia and all its magic, beauty, and dazzling culture.

For more on Denyse Bridger visit her official web page to get the latest info, newsletter, books, and where you can get her books! 

2. Katt A Barrett- Kat Barrett lives in her small Connecticut home with her husband of many years.

She finds writing relaxing and enjoys creating tales of romance, erotica, and science fiction/fantasy. Kat often mixes the genres, adding mystery and intrigue to her books to create an exciting and captivating reading experience.

If you enjoy her work, please keep an eye out for her name because there will be more to come.

Information on her earlier works can also be found on her website

Katt is full throttle when it comes to being an author. Her genres include Erotic, Menage, and Paranormal. Here is her books that are currently ready for you to buy up and read!

Katt A Barrett's Books
Get them at Bookstrand

3. Suzy Shearer - Suzy is a wild card but who better to describe Suzy than Suzy. Here's her author bio in her own words.

Single, all alone and fancy free; I live in the western suburbs of Sydney Australia with one very spoilt dog and two equally spoilt cats to keep me company. I am a Buddhist, an author, an artist, a computer nerd and a voracious reader. I have a penchant for crazy coloured hair - pinks, purples even rainbowed .... it changes every month - oh yes, and for tattoos! My books always feature older heroes and heroines; ranging from mid 40s to 60s. Just because we are older doesn't mean we aren't intriguing, desirable, open to challenges and willing to experiment. I want my readers to understand that sexy isn't just for the under 30s ... lol. When I am not writing, I am usually painting - I am a water colour Artist. My subjects range from portraits and animals to nudes and landscapes. I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I have enjoyed writing them.

Suzy Shearer's Books 

Come visit Suzy at her website and get all her buy links for these and more titles. 

4. Serena Akeroyd- There is no real way to describe Serena to you other than to use her own words. Believe me, you will want to pitch that Grey book and step inside her land of Oz. Putting the Raunch in Romance! Writer of contemporary, paranormal and historical romance. Creator of Book Boyfriends since 2013. A hapless romantic, a lover of Happily Ever Afters, Serena decided to craft her own adult fairy tales and writing has become the dream-come-true she never realized existed. The Naughty Nookie series, a contemporary collection of stories revolving around three very modern and unique women, is not all Serena has to offer. Watch out for werewolves, vampires, BDSM and historicals...
It's all in a day's writing! 

Serena can be found at: Serena Akeroyd's Official Website

Serena's Books

5. Elle Boon-Elle Boon's tag line is "A dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste." So right off you know that you are in for a hot, steamy, and sexy read and won't be disappointed. Her genre includes Paranormal and Erotic. I'll let you read for yourself about Elle. 

"The first book is Max and his twin Malcolm’s story called Selena’s men. You guessed it, this is a ménage. They’d given up hope of ever finding the woman who was their Fated, until they both started having erotic dreams of a tiny blonde woman. Of course when they finally find peace and love, an enemy they’d thought they had banished to Hell thousands of years ago, Cronus, has found a way to come back. Now Max and Malcolm have to find a way to save the woman they love before Cronus steals her from them. Just when they complete the triad bond, they realize she was actually much more than just a normal human woman. I hope you’ll read my story that comes out with Siren publishing on April 3, 2014 and should be available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and all other e-book book sellers within a few weeks after that." 

Join Elle Boon Here for her latest releases and buy links:

Elle Boon Books

6. Andrew Jericho-It's often a rare thing when you have a romance book event that you actually have a male author show up. Andrew Jericho just didn't "show up" he DOMINATED! If you are a fan of M/M romance then look no further than Andrew Jericho. I'll let him speak for himself. "I am a ManLove erotic romance author for Siren-BookStrand Publishing. LGBTQ rights activist, humanitarian, and freelance journalist/photographer. As a long supporter of LGBTQ rights, I am thrilled to be able to reflect this in the publication of my books which explore the lives of gay men in real situations of life and love. My writing proves love and erotic attraction are the same regardless of gender and/or sexual orientation. Often, my characters select themselves, as I provide them with their literary voice. Once a story develops, I am compelled to see it through to completion. My characters make sure of that fact. Love and eroticism are two very important and powerful emotions that drive not only my characters, but my style of writing as well. In their purest forms, I have seen those concepts transform my characters into better individuals. Also be sure to check out my author page at Siren- BookStrand! It contains my author bio, profile, and all books available. Through my activism it is my desire to provide a voice for those fighting to maintain their humanity, civil liberties, civil rights, and human rights. We are all one. I am a gay transgender man, who lives with my partner, John Jericho, and family. John, or Baby Doll, as I refer to him most times, is the inspiration for the Life With Baby Doll series updated frequently on my Website. We have two children. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, photography, eclectic tastes in music and the arts, and also browsing my local library and art galleries." Want to know more about Andrew? Here are his links to his books, his professional website, his art, and his own story about coming out and life. 

Andrew Jericho's Books

7. Suzette Cauler- Suzette writes Contemporary and Erotica for the masses. Her books are filled with amazing chemistry, passion, seduction, and "sizzle". Suzette Rose Cauler has loved books (all types really) for as long as she can remember. As a child, she'd get lost in books for hours, using a flashlight to read under the covers long past bedtime. She read her first romance novel as a preteen and was immediately hooked by the swoon-worthy heroes and daring, spunky damsels. Though her reading tastes have definitely matured, Suzette continues to enjoy romance novels, especially those of the erotic, paranormal, fantasy, or historical variety. She writes almost as voraciously as she reads and typically falls head over heels in love with her heroes.Though everyday types of romantic situations do appeal to her, stories that include adventure, intrigue, or danger have always made Suzette's heart go pitter patter. If they incorporate some science fiction too, she is even happier. You'll find elements like these in most of her stories as well as strong heroines who can fight their own battles but sometimes enjoy letting someone else take the lead. Suzette lives on the East Coast with five special people who help keep her spirit young and her imagination fresh. (courtesy of Amazon).

Suzette Cauler's Books

Suzette's Links
Get all the latest news, releases, excerpts, and much more here

Thank you again for stopping by and don't forget to check out these great authors. 

Keep checking for the next book event and your chance to get in on the fun and some great books and the people who write them.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer Heat and A Whole Lot of Great Authors You Should Be Reading

So a month or so ago, I was asked if I wanted to participate in a book event on Facebook. Let me first tell you that if you're an author, these are great to not only participate in but to gain new friends and fans. I did it because I love meeting new authors and new people. Plus, Tina Donahue is awesome and I adore her. So back to Summer Heat. I had such a great time with these ladies and all the guests who showed up  that I felt like I just had to share the fun with all of you out there in Blog Land and Readersville. Everyone started out by posting their books, links, and everything that had to do with their books and them being an author. Then the real fun started. I am talking about contests and games that went as mild as "Guess the Song That Plays at Your Funeral" to pictures of some serious man candy with suggestive captions to "Name that Penis!" Okay maybe it wasn't "Name that Penis" but I am sure Cynthia Knoble and Michelle Roth are totally going to steal that. Some of them had me laughing until I cried and my own son looked at me as if I had sprouted a second head and that was only day 1. Summer Heat finishes up tonight so I hope you guys who read this decide to stop by while you've got some free time.

           So to all my new found author friends and sisters of the pen, I am showcasing everyone that has participated so far. This is quite a list and I am urging EVERYONE to put these ladies and their books on your TBR lists. They are truly PHENOMENAL!

       1. Our lovely hostess with the mostess, Tina Donahue: Tina writes Erotic Contemporary and Erotic Paranormal. She has a the Outlaw Realm Series that is definitely a panty scorcher. Here's her author bio: I’m an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Kensington, Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Siren Publishing, Booktrope, Luminosity, and indie. Yay! Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised my work, and trust me, I’m forever grateful for that. I’ve had my books reach finals in the EPIC competition, one title was named Book of the Year at a review site, and others have won awards in RWA-sponsored contests. I’m actually featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Talk about feeling like a freaking star. Before my writing career, I was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company. Outside of being an admitted and unrepentant chocoholic, I’ve flown a single-engine plane (scary stuff), rewired an old house using an electricity for dummies book, and have been known to moan like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally whenever I eat anything Mexican or Italian. Yeah, I like to eat (burp).

Tina's Links
2. Cynthia Knoble-Cynthia Knoble is wickedly delicious when it comes to her books and sense of humor. I am going to paste her official author blurb about her: Although I am a newly published author, I have written my entire life. In addition to my two currently available novels, a third novel and a series of erotic shorts will be published very shortly. A lover of all things creepy and scary, paranormal elements abound in my stories. I also love to draw, paint and cook. In fact, I am a trained chef but now I devote my energies to writing full-time. I am  also the mother of two sons and I live with them, a dog and a cat in southern Ontario, Canada.  Cynthia's writing genre is romance but her books range from sweet romance to erotic.

Cynthia's Links:
3. Michelle Roth- Now let me tell you about Michelle Roth, she is killing it with her Transfigured Series. However, she hits a home run with her Contemporary romances as well. Michelle Roth is definitely becoming a force to be reckoned with. I personally just read her first paranormal romance and all I can say is "GIMME MORE GIMME MORE!"
Here's her titles including her first paranormal romance (welcome to the club Michelle).

Michelle Roth's Links:

4. Mardi Maxwell- Here's a little about Mardi:
I love the quirky and the unique. I believe in UFOs, ghosts, and that we have a moon station on the dark side of the moon. lol I have a wonderful son and DIL who have been kind enough (after much badgering and hinting around) to give me three lovely grandchildren. I'm a very young grandma ;-)
I've loved reading since I was a little girl although just about every book I ever read I rewrote in my mind. After a while I decided to just start writing my own books. My best friend dared me to send one in, so I did and to my surprise it was accepted.
I love books that make you laugh, cry, sit on the edge of your chair in fear that the couple won't work it out, and then finally cheer for them when they do. I'm a true believer in a happy ending and won't read a book or watch a movie that ends any other way.
I write every day but I always find time to spend with my family and friends as well as my hobbies (cooking, gardening, traveling, and ceramics).
My personal motto is "Regret is a wasted emotion." Live well and happy reading.

Mardi's genre is erotic paranormal BDSM style. Forget the Fifty club and join Club Mardi's Dom's Club of Mystique and Zarronian Warriors Series

Here are Mardi's Books:
Mardi Maxwell's Links
5. DeCota Jaymes-DeCota Jaymes is published through JK Publishing. She is a new author and she mixes her paranormal with some hawt erotica. In her own words, this is her author bio: I started writing as a hobby. I didn't know that I would actually enjoy it until my friend read some of my work and loved it.... I hope to make this a well deserved creative breakthrough for myself. I never was creative in the crafting area, but words are easier to manipulate. They are your thoughts, feelings, and your life all in one package. Most of my writings have bits from my past. Some are little things that would never really matter to some; others are life changing and I make it to where it has a happy ending. Not everyone gets one of those and not many situations warrant them either. My extreme case of sarcasm and odd humor make it even more interesting.

Here is her latest release:
DeCota A. Jaymes can be found here:
6. Emma Anderson-Emma Anderson is a six title author and she is definitely a fine asset to club Paranormal Romance genre. Here is an excerpt from the first leg of the Summer Heat book event from last night in her own words: These voices belong to our many characters, and when I say constant I mean it. Mine especially like talking to me just as I’m about to go to sleep, which is helpful for someone who was a light sleeper before my boys were born, and now barely gets two hours before waking up again. (Note my boys are now ...7 and 9, so I have no idea what my body/mind is playing at not letting me have a decent night’s sleep).
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Emma Anderson. I currently have six romances books out on the shelves of Amazon, Bookstrand, Kobo,….. Well you get the idea! And another one due to be released in the next few weeks. So far they are all paranormal. My romantic mind likes to see the creatures of nightmares having their own HEA. 
Emma Anderson's Current Titles:

Emma Anderson's Links:
7. Sara Anderson- I am Sara Anderson. I am an author published through Siren Bookstrand. I have 4 published books with one releasing on February 11t through Siren. I have been married for 20 years.
We have three children together: a son and two daughters. We live in rural southern Missouri. It is beautiful here with the gentle rolling hills and green rural acreage. There are cows everywhere since this area has two of the top beef producing counties in the state. Cowboys are easy to find here, and country music is the default music of every grocery store and gas station
. Sara Anderson mixes her writing  paranormal romance with spellbinding characters. Her utterly sinful series, Warriors of Dareen  is a must read! 
Sara Anderson's Latest Releases:
Sara's Links
I am sure I am missing a few but I will most definitely post those tonight and don't forget to stop by the Summer Heat Book Event on Facebook!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Summer with Sensuous Promotions: Every Author and Publisher's Best Friend!

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      A few years, a dear friend purchased a small promotion package for me with Sensuous Promotions. My own limited promotions were not bringing me a lot of attention or sales for my book. That all changed with just one small little package from CJ and her team. My book, "Cursed Awakening" not only started to see some sales but it also placed not once but twice in the top finishers with the Critters' Preditors & Editors annual poll.  I have Sensuous Promotions to thank for some of that success.

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