Sunday, June 30, 2013

TBR Pile Knockout-- July--A little novella did me in...


TBR Pile Knockout is hosted by Ana of Beach Bum Reads and Anna of Herding Cats & Burning Soup to tackle our HUGE and STILL GROWING TBR piles.

The 1st of each month we'll be posting our pick for the month with our goal is to make a rather nice dent in our TBR piles. So, aside from our other lovely reads, we will be making sure ONE book out of our TBR pile will be read :)
Want to join in? Check out the rules:

1. Go to your TBR pile and randomly pick one book off your list any way you want!

2. Come back here every month (or however often you'd like to join in) and leave a link in the comments :)  [posts can include anything, cover, if you're excited about the pick, a review, etc]

Don't have a blog? You can still join in! Just link in your Goodreads reviews or add link the Amazon/B&N page for the book and leave your thoughts in a comment on this page :)

Tasty Delights: Veggie & Egg "Muffins"


Tasty Delights and Dazzling Disasters is all about playing in the kitchen and having some fun.

Each week I'll share my delights or my disasters.  Yall feel free to join in and create your own posts, share your favorite recipes, what have you. 


So. Not too exciting for this week's Tasty Delights. But I've been out of the cooking loop all summer and went easy. They were pretty yummy, nice for on the go mornings and would be great for veggies from the garden. 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Fling-- A little BDSM anthology w/ Fawkes, Fox & Hawkeye

Ahhh a kinky fetish resort getaway filled with oh so sexy Doms and feisty women who accidentally ended up at the resort for the week and are surrounded by all sorts of kinkery goodness. Seriously. Where can I find a resort like this?! LOL Love it!

Fling is on the lighter side of BDSM and actually made me smile quite a bit because it was so much...simpler? than the ones I'm used to. It's not like Cherise Sinclair, Candace Blevins or Kallypso Masters. It's more, I don't really even know, contemporary romancified BDSM? Light, easy, more kinky fetish fun than lifestyle I guess.

I think this would be good for those wanting to venture into BDSM writing that isn't heavy or intense and just want a touch of kinky fun. And for those that love BDSM it's a fun little romp if you want something more beginner-ish. I had a good time with it and will be giving each of these ladies another read at some point.
Welcome to Fetish Week....

Unleash your kinky side with three tales of BDSM romance in an exclusive Mediterranean sex resort from three hot erotica writers, including New York Times bestselling author, Sara Fawkes.

Type: Erotica, BDSM
Heat: 3.5 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

TAKE ME by Sara Fawkes

The minute sexy hotel manager Alexander Stavros spots shy, sweet Kate Swansea at the Mancusi resort, he can tell she’s begging for release. This Dom is the perfect man to help her… if she’s willing to let go of her inhibitions and enjoy the ride.

Interview w/ Robyn DeHart-- to tinsel or not to tinsel?


We've got Robyn DeHart joining us today! Woot! Check out our chat and then leave her some comment love!  ~Anna
A lone witness finds her protector…

Since losing her sight in a childhood accident, Mia Danvers has resided in a small cottage on the vast Carrington estate. Thought to be dead, Mia lives a life of virtual seclusion—until one night, while walking home, she happens upon a horrendous crime.

Alex Foster, Eighth Duke of Carrington, lives according to society’s expectations for him. He’s never met the woman who lives in the cottage at the edge of his property. But when she arrives at his door in the pouring rain terrified and claiming she has witnessed a murder, she seizes his attention.

Mia is determined to help the authorities track down the culprit, even though the only person willing to accept her aid is the handsome, arrogant duke. Working closely together proves difficult as Mia’s beauty and independence tempts Alex to ignore convention and follow his desire. But what neither of them know is that this murderer has struck before in Whitechapel, taunting the British press only to vanish—a ruthless killer who knows that Mia is the only living witness to his crime…


Morning Robyn! Come on in. Come on in. I thought we'd have some tea and scones while we chat. I can't wait to hear about your new series Dangerous Liaisons. Mia and Alex sound just wonderful.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wilde Nights in Paradise (Wilde Security #1) by Tonya Burrows


He’ll guard her body all night long.

Former Force Recon marine Jude Wilde’s motto has always been “burn bridges and never look back,” so nobody is more surprised when Wilde Security is hired to protect assistant district attorney Libby Pruitt, the woman he loved and left. Although she makes it clear she wants nothing to do with Jude, they’re forced to fake a relationship for her safety. He can’t ignore the heat still simmering between them, and when her stalker’s threats escalate to attempted murder, he’s left with no choice but to whisk her away to a friend’s safe house in Key West, FL.

Cooped up in paradise together, Jude begins to chip away at Libby’s resolve to hate him. But even as she gives in to his proximity and her body’s demands for his, she refuses to fall for his charms again. Maybe a torrid affair in the sun is exactly what she needs to get him out of her system. But when her stalker tracks them down, can they escape the steamy Key West night without anyone getting hurt?

Type: Contemporary Romance, Light Suspense
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 5 out of 5

It's one thing to create an enjoyable story. Lots of authors manage that, right? It's an altogether different thing to make your readers LOVE your characters. To make them want to climb in the book and pound on people when they're giving the hero or heroine a hard time. To set off that protective don't you mess with my baby hand on the hip pissed off mama bear reaction in someone. And that's where Tonya Burrows gets me. She makes me freaking love her characters.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Guest Post w/ Tonya Burrows--those sexy Wilde men...

Morning Chickadees-- We've got Tonya Burrows here today to introduce the Wilde brothers. And omg the Man Candy. It. Is. Yummy. Check em out and leave her some comment love letting her know what you think of these boys!  ~Anna
He’ll guard her body all night long.

Former Force Recon marine Jude Wilde’s motto has always been “burn bridges and never look back,” so nobody is more surprised when Wilde Security is hired to protect assistant district attorney Libby Pruitt, the woman he loved and left. Although she makes it clear she wants nothing to do with Jude, they’re forced to fake a relationship for her safety. He can’t ignore the heat still simmering between them, and when her stalker’s threats escalate to attempted murder, he’s left with no choice but to whisk her away to a friend’s safe house in Key West, FL.

Cooped up in paradise together, Jude begins to chip away at Libby’s resolve to hate him. But even as she gives in to his proximity and her body’s demands for his, she refuses to fall for his charms again. Maybe a torrid affair in the sun is exactly what she needs to get him out of her system. But when her stalker tracks them down, can they escape the steamy Key West night without anyone getting hurt?


Hi, Anna and the rest of the Herders! I’m very excited to be here talking about my second book, WILDE NIGHTS IN PARADISE. As the new author on the block, one of my biggest fears was that I’d freeze up and be unable to write a good story under the pressure of a deadline. But after all the blood, sweat, and tears—yes, Jude didn’t make it easy for me—I’m very proud of how WILDE NIGHTS IN PARADISE turned out. I adore the five hottie brothers of Wilde Security and want to take this opportunity to introduce them all to you.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Spotlight: Redneck Romeo (7)-- On noes! Is it the last of the McKay's?!

Ahhh we've made it to the last day of the Release Week Celebration for Redneck Romeo! Hope you've enjoyed the week! Check out what Lorelei has to say about the future of the McKays!   ~Anna
The last McKay standing is knocked to his knees…

Three years ago, Dalton McKay looked across the altar and saw the woman he knew he’d love for the rest of his life…only it wasn’t his bride. That’s when he took the McKays’ love-’em-and-leave-’em reputation to new heights—fleeing the ceremony and Wyoming.
 Now a family issue has brought Dalton back to Sundance, giving him a chance to prove to everyone—especially the woman he thought he lost—that he’s a changed man.

Aurora “Rory” Wetzler has fallen for cowboy hottie Dalton’s smooth-talkin’ ways too many times. So he’s determined to convince her he’s playing for keeps this go around? Fine. She’ll call that bluff—she can’t ignore their intense chemistry or resist smokin’ hot sex, but she’s not willing to gamble her heart again.
 Dalton has plenty of fences to mend with the McKays, but his biggest fear is that Rory doesn’t believe they have a future. He’ll have to pull out all the stops to show her they belong together for the long haul.

Warning: Contains a sexy cowboy who tames his sassy lady love with his romantic and his kinky side. In explicit detail.

The Future of the ROUGH RIDERS
Slick from Guilty Pleasures:  Since I just finished reading Redneck Romeo about the last McKay man standing, Dalton, I have to ask who will be the focus of book 16 and is that truly the end?  Because I have to tell you having Ky driving and into girls is going to open up a whole can of worms about when the kid's stories are going to be told. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Officer Off Limits (Line of Duty #3) by Tessa Bailey


His need to possess her is non-negotiable. 

Story Brooks’ fiancĂ© just called off their wedding two weeks before the happy day. As if that isn't bad enough, her semi-estranged father, an infamous NYPD hostage negotiator, has suffered a heart attack. Not wanting to examine her lack of emotion over the broken engagement, she hops on a plane to reconnect with her father before it’s too late.

Playboy hostage negotiator Daniel Chase has never, not once, been refused by a woman, so when a debate over hospital snack foods with a delectable kindergarten teacher ends in flat-out rejection, he makes it his mission to seduce her. His only obstacle? She’s the daughter of his mentor who implicitly forbade Daniel from pursuing her.

Despite her father’s warnings and Daniel’s troubled past, Daniel and Story can’t resist their intense attraction to one another. But when the reason for her fiancĂ©’s abrupt wedding cancellation comes to light, can Story and Daniel's already forbidden relationship survive?

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

I really love a little bit of naughty in my reading and once again Tessa Bailey definitely delivers.

Officer Off Limits was really a fun read. It's a case of forbidden romance and those are always entertaining as all get out for me. And I just loved these two. Daniel and Story (yeah kinda a weird name but I liked that too!) were great together. Their banter is fun and things heat way the heck up whenever they're in the same room. There's not too much to the story outside of their romance but it so worked for me because sometimes you just need a good sexy romp, ya know?

Quote-tastic (8)-- what, er, who is in the meatloaf?


Join us every Monday and share those quotes that grabbed ya for one reason or another. Just a fun way to show off those favorite reads!

Everyone's welcome to join in. Authors, bloggers, readers. The more the merrier!

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Spotlight: Redneck Romeo (6)-- Oh the things Lorelei loves...

Having a little "getting to know you" with Lorelei today and her favorites things...We're nearing the end of the release week celeration but there's still time to check out the posts and enter for goodies! So stop by and leave Lorelei some love!   ~Anna
The last McKay standing is knocked to his knees…

Three years ago, Dalton McKay looked across the altar and saw the woman he knew he’d love for the rest of his life…only it wasn’t his bride. That’s when he took the McKays’ love-’em-and-leave-’em reputation to new heights—fleeing the ceremony and Wyoming.
 Now a family issue has brought Dalton back to Sundance, giving him a chance to prove to everyone—especially the woman he thought he lost—that he’s a changed man.

Aurora “Rory” Wetzler has fallen for cowboy hottie Dalton’s smooth-talkin’ ways too many times. So he’s determined to convince her he’s playing for keeps this go around? Fine. She’ll call that bluff—she can’t ignore their intense chemistry or resist smokin’ hot sex, but she’s not willing to gamble her heart again.
 Dalton has plenty of fences to mend with the McKays, but his biggest fear is that Rory doesn’t believe they have a future. He’ll have to pull out all the stops to show her they belong together for the long haul.

Warning: Contains a sexy cowboy who tames his sassy lady love with his romantic and his kinky side. In explicit detail.

Lorelei's Favorites...
Favorite book?  
This is cheating but I'm currently reading an arc of THE MISTRESS by Tiffany Reisz.
Favorite thing to do in your free time? 
Drink and drunk text. KIDDING! Hang out with my family, zip around on our boat, catch up on my TV shows and watch the occasional movie.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Interview w/ Natalie Gayle--what's the strangest thing she's Googled?


He’s hot, sexy, and leads a double life. Sometimes in the limelight, mostly in the shadows. Brayden James holds fast to a secret that’s more than his to share.

She’s a singularly focused veterinarian out for a rare night of fun with friends, at a New Year’s Eve rock concert. Going home with the lead guitarist was furthest thing from Rihanna Mason’s mind when the night began.

When Rihanna inadvertently becomes the target of a deadly terrorist plot using the Hendra virus as a biological weapon, Brayden is forced to reveal his other life. His job is to keep her safe and together they must stop the terrorists before it’s too late. But what happens when she becomes more to him than just the assignment?

Will the secret he cannot disclose ultimately prove too much for Rihanna’s fragile trust in relationships? Or will he finally break through the double brick walls around her heart, where every other man has failed?


Natalie! It's so good to see you. Welcome to North Carolina! I've got brunch all set up so get on in out of the heat and lets chat. I'm ready to hear a bit of gossip about Brayden and Rihanna.
Hey Anna, thanks so much for having me over. Don’t worry about the heat. I’m a Gold Coast girl so I feel right at home.
LOL I'm a total wuss over the heat. Bring on the winter is my personal chant right now. ::snort:: So, a Veterinarian and a Rock Star. I just love that. Could you tell me a little bit about them and how they met?

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Spotlight: Grand Slam by JT Cheyanne!

Chickadees we've got a spotlight today for JT Cheyanne's new release...Grand Slam. It's a sports romance for yall doing our challenge and looks like it's a spicy one from the excerpt down below... Check it out and let me know what you think!  ~Anna
All of his life, Spencer Hightower dreamed of playing baseball in the Major Leagues. He survived growing up gay in rural Alabama due to his impressive skill on the baseball diamond. Now living in Rhode Island and playing for the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox, he's only a few steps away from his goal.

Brock Kinkaid, CPA, faced each day with a smile that hid his deepest desire. He wanted to be a father. Unfortunately, the gay men he knew were not into the daddy scene. Resigned to being childless, he lavished his attention on his niece and nephew. When Corey won tickets to see the local baseball team in action, they suckered him into taking them despite the fact he loathed the game. Who would have guessed one home run ball would change everything?

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

Type: M/M Erotic/Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: Sizzling

Friday, June 21, 2013

Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Molly Cannon


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...

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 2.5 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

Sometimes you really have to wonder how in the world a hero and heroine are ever gonna make it to their happily ever after. Etta and Donny Joe. Whoboy do they put on a nice show getting to theirs in Crazy Little Thing Called Love. These two start things out...rather rough, okay, they pretty much go at it like cats and dogs. And it's so dag entertaining as they're forced to deal with each other to get her grandmother's dream, a Bed & Breakfast that affects both their futures, up and running.
With a loud huff, she plopped herself down next to Donny Joe and asked, "Would you like to dance?"

Donny Joe looked up from his beer. "Are you talking to me?"

"Do you see anyone else sitting here? I asked if you wanted to dance."

He straightened up and squinted at her with one eye closed like she was a strange species he'd never encountered before. "With you? You're asking me if I want to dance with you."

"Of course with me."

Lush (Delicious #3) by Lauren Dane


Mary Whaley has her hands full running a successful catering company and overseeing her supper club. She has everything she ever wanted—or so she thought. When she meets ridiculously hot and very dirty rock star Damien Hurley at her friend’s engagement party, the attraction she feels is overpowering—and she isn’t about to deny herself.

Damien is used to a hard and fast life. He and two of his brothers started a band when they were fresh out of high school—then they hit the big time and stayed there. He’s also a legendary madman on the stage and in the bedroom. But when he meets Mary, something clicks, and the bad boy starts thinking he may have finally found something good.

What begins as a series of fleeting trysts soon gets much more complicated. Damien can’t figure out why Mary doesn’t want more from him. And before long, it’s Damien who wants more from Mary. But it turns out Mary is no stranger to celebrity news, and he’s got a very big job ahead of him: proving that he’s worth more than a one-night stand…

Type: Contemporary Romance/maybe Erotica
Heat: 3 out of 5-- it's there but uninspired
Rating: 1 star- DNF

I've been wanting to read Dane for quite some time. I know so many people who rave about her. Her books sound excellent, her covers are gorgeous but I was pretty underwhelmed with what I found in Lush and honestly pretty surprised by that. It's a great set up. I love rockstars and when cooking is involved so this really should have worked for me. But there was no chemistry, the writing felt chopping and was dialogue heavy to the point of having to back-step to figure out which character was talking and she just didn't pull me in by the half way mark which is when I gave up.

Spotlight: Redneck Romeo (5)-- A little Chat w/ Lorelei James

Today we've got blogger Slick Reads chatting it up with Miss Lorelei James for the Redneck Romeo release party! Each day for a week there will be a special spotlight on Lorelei James' new release. With all kinds of goodies being given away too! So stop by each day and leave Lorelei some love!   ~Anna
The last McKay standing is knocked to his knees…

Three years ago, Dalton McKay looked across the altar and saw the woman he knew he’d love for the rest of his life…only it wasn’t his bride. That’s when he took the McKays’ love-’em-and-leave-’em reputation to new heights—fleeing the ceremony and Wyoming.
 Now a family issue has brought Dalton back to Sundance, giving him a chance to prove to everyone—especially the woman he thought he lost—that he’s a changed man.

Aurora “Rory” Wetzler has fallen for cowboy hottie Dalton’s smooth-talkin’ ways too many times. So he’s determined to convince her he’s playing for keeps this go around? Fine. She’ll call that bluff—she can’t ignore their intense chemistry or resist smokin’ hot sex, but she’s not willing to gamble her heart again.
 Dalton has plenty of fences to mend with the McKays, but his biggest fear is that Rory doesn’t believe they have a future. He’ll have to pull out all the stops to show her they belong together for the long haul.

Warning: Contains a sexy cowboy who tames his sassy lady love with his romantic and his kinky side. In explicit detail.

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Slick: Hey Lorelei...I bet after last weekend at RAGT you thought you'd be off the hook with questions from me and my oh so nosy husband, huh?  But because, I know some people out there might be interested in knowing some of the things he asked you the first two questions are from him and I left out the insanely personal ones he asked! 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Spotlight: Goal by Bellamy Black + giveaway!



Jenny Wales is a local television star who has everything she needs: good friends, a great career, and a gorgeous apartment with an outstanding shower. The only thing missing in her life is love, something that she hasn’t made time for in her quest to be the best reporter in town.

An international soccer star, Paolo Gutierrez is a reluctant celebrity looking for a quieter life away from the glitz and glamour of Europe. He longs for chance to remember the game he loves and build a life for himself far from the paparazzi’s lens.

When Jenny and Paolo meet, it’s love at first sight. It should be a simple story of boy meets girl, but the team, the town, and the entire world seem to have an opinion on their love affair. Up against a losing streak, Victoria Beckham wannabes, and the risk of losing their careers, Jenny and Paolo will have to fight to win this game of love.


Dragon Mine (The Hidden #0.5) by Jaime Rush


His Dragon, her magick, a dark mystery, and hot sparks!

Kirin is summoned home to Miami when his father goes missing--the man who ruined his life, and his relationship with Elle, by being a suspect in her mother's disappearance. When he runs into Elle, sparks fly, especially when he discovers her father is missing, too. Suspecting that their disappearances are linked, they must combine his Dragon power and her magick to find the truth in the darkest shadows. But as their desires flare again, can their burning passion overcome their past—or the danger that the future holds?

Type: Paranormal Romance, Novella, Shifters-Dragons
Heat: 2.5 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

I am such a sucker when it comes to second chance romances and dragons. There is just something about these arrogant, smooth talking rakish shifters that are so badass and cheeky that just does it for me. And I really enjoyed Dragon Mine. It's just a quick taste of what's to come with the series but it was fun, satisfying and has me ready for more.

Spotlight: Redneck Romeo (4)--Songs that Rock Rory's Boots Off!

We're halfway there! And rocking out to Rory's favorite tunes today...Each day this week there will be a special spotlight on Lorelei James' new release, Redneck Romeo. With all kinds of goodies being given away too! So stop by each day and leave Lorelei some love!   ~Anna
The last McKay standing is knocked to his knees…

Three years ago, Dalton McKay looked across the altar and saw the woman he knew he’d love for the rest of his life…only it wasn’t his bride. That’s when he took the McKays’ love-’em-and-leave-’em reputation to new heights—fleeing the ceremony and Wyoming.
 Now a family issue has brought Dalton back to Sundance, giving him a chance to prove to everyone—especially the woman he thought he lost—that he’s a changed man.

Aurora “Rory” Wetzler has fallen for cowboy hottie Dalton’s smooth-talkin’ ways too many times. So he’s determined to convince her he’s playing for keeps this go around? Fine. She’ll call that bluff—she can’t ignore their intense chemistry or resist smokin’ hot sex, but she’s not willing to gamble her heart again.
 Dalton has plenty of fences to mend with the McKays, but his biggest fear is that Rory doesn’t believe they have a future. He’ll have to pull out all the stops to show her they belong together for the long haul.

Warning: Contains a sexy cowboy who tames his sassy lady love with his romantic and his kinky side. In explicit detail.

Top 10 Songs Rory Rocks Out To...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

*You* pick the cover model w/ Keri Lake!!

How fun is this? Keri Lake is holding a cover model contest for her next book. Check out her intro then go vote! There's a damn lot of sexy going on people....
How often do you get to pick the cover model for a book?

Now’s your chance.  


From a pool of over 200 candidates, I've narrowed down a small group of finalists possessing the best attributes for Logan–the dark and dangerous leading male in the next installment of my Sons of Wrath series.  These guys not only have a smokin’ hot bod, they’ve got the gorgeous face to go along with it.



  • Check out their spotlights.
  • Vote for your favorite


By doing so, you’ll not only exercise the power to choose my next cover model, you’ll also be included in the acknowledgments of my book on a special ‘Contributors’ page AND you’ll score a VIP pass to nab book 2 before it goes on sale!


Bring a friend to vote and you’ll increase your chances of winning one of two $50 Amazon gift cards that I’m giving away in celebration of this event!  The more friends you bring to the party, the better your odds of winning!  


I’m also randomly giving away Sons of Wrath t-shirts and other swag to those who leave a comment!  

Spotlight: Redneck Romeo (3)-- Tasty Tidbits about Dalton McKay!

Aaaaannnnd day THREE of the Redneck Romeo release party! Each day for the next week there will be a special spotlight on Lorelei James' new release. With all kinds of goodies being given away too! So stop by each day and leave Lorelei some love!   ~Anna

The last McKay standing is knocked to his knees…

Three years ago, Dalton McKay looked across the altar and saw the woman he knew he’d love for the rest of his life…only it wasn’t his bride. That’s when he took the McKays’ love-’em-and-leave-’em reputation to new heights—fleeing the ceremony and Wyoming.
 Now a family issue has brought Dalton back to Sundance, giving him a chance to prove to everyone—especially the woman he thought he lost—that he’s a changed man.

Aurora “Rory” Wetzler has fallen for cowboy hottie Dalton’s smooth-talkin’ ways too many times. So he’s determined to convince her he’s playing for keeps this go around? Fine. She’ll call that bluff—she can’t ignore their intense chemistry or resist smokin’ hot sex, but she’s not willing to gamble her heart again.
 Dalton has plenty of fences to mend with the McKays, but his biggest fear is that Rory doesn’t believe they have a future. He’ll have to pull out all the stops to show her they belong together for the long haul.

Warning: Contains a sexy cowboy who tames his sassy lady love with his romantic and his kinky side. In explicit detail.

Ten Tasty Tidbits About Dalton McKay

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Interview w/ Peggy Webb!

Ladies and gents we've got Peggy Webb joining us today for a little chat. Check it out and leave her some love!  ~Anna
Brick and Helen Sullivan had been a team, onstage and off. When she walked out of their marriage without an explanation, he swore he’d never play another role with her, in the bedroom or otherwise. But Fate brings them together to reprise their roles in The Taming of the Shrew, and the sparks begin to fly. Laugh – and cry – as the famous and lively lovers try to untangle a web of misunderstanding and find their way back to the place where they belong.

*FREE at the time the post went live*

Morning Peggy! So good to see you. I just pulled pastries from the oven and have coffee brewing so come on in and sit a spell and tell me about your re-release Can't Stop Loving You. I saw it's actually about a couple that's been married but had some troubles. Can you tell us a little about Brick, Helen and what they're going through?
Brick and Helen both carried a bit of baggage into the marriage. As often happens, they got caught up in the thrill of romance and never properly aired their differences.  The split was unexpected and dramatic. Would you expect anything less from a team of Shakespearean actors? The fun of this story is how they work out their differences, both onstage and off. 
LOL no, no I really wouldn't. Alright I'd love to know 3 fun behind the scenes facts about Can't Stop Loving You? Think Pop-Up video style.

Spotlight Day 2 (excerpt): Redneck Romeo by Lorelei James

It's day TWO of the Redneck Romeo release party! Each day for the next week there will be a special spotlight on Lorelei James' new release. With all kinds of goodies being given away too! Today we've got an excerpt from Redneck Romeo. Check it out and let me know what you think!   ~Anna
The last McKay standing is knocked to his knees…

Three years ago, Dalton McKay looked across the altar and saw the woman he knew he’d love for the rest of his life…only it wasn’t his bride. That’s when he took the McKays’ love-’em-and-leave-’em reputation to new heights—fleeing the ceremony and Wyoming.
 Now a family issue has brought Dalton back to Sundance, giving him a chance to prove to everyone—especially the woman he thought he lost—that he’s a changed man.

Aurora “Rory” Wetzler has fallen for cowboy hottie Dalton’s smooth-talkin’ ways too many times. So he’s determined to convince her he’s playing for keeps this go around? Fine. She’ll call that bluff—she can’t ignore their intense chemistry or resist smokin’ hot sex, but she’s not willing to gamble her heart again.
 Dalton has plenty of fences to mend with the McKays, but his biggest fear is that Rory doesn’t believe they have a future. He’ll have to pull out all the stops to show her they belong together for the long haul.

Warning: Contains a sexy cowboy who tames his sassy lady love with his romantic and his kinky side. In explicit detail.

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Check out this Excerpt from Redneck Romeo! Can't wait to hear what you think!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Spotlight: Hotter Than Texas by Tina Leonard

Well isn't he yummy?! We've got a spotlight for Tina Leonard's Hotter Than Texas today. It's book one in the series (woot!) and sounds pretty entertaining. Check out the blurb and let me know what you think!  ~Anna
With more than one skeleton rattling in her closet, Sugar Cassevechia hopes The Most Honest Town in Texas will be the perfect place to start an online business. As soon as her mother remembers the family recipe that'll get hotterthanhellnuts.com off the ground.

In the meantime, no way is Sugar letting their new landlord get away with renting them a run-down house that s decorated like a rich widow's orgasm. Even if he s the biggest hunk of hot she's ever laid eyes on.

Jake Bentley would love to do nothing but sit back and be amused as the Cassevechia women unwittingly stir up trouble in his uptight town. But something about them thaws out his frozen rescue complex. Especially Sugar's long, chestnut hair and sassy mouth.

Right about the time Sugar figures one steamy night in Jake's bed won't hurt, another skeleton joins the party in the form of a dead body in the Belle Watling room. And Sugar must decide if her family's reputation and her own heart are safe with Jake.

Warning: No sex in this book. Nope. None. Nada. Honest. Now, if you believe that, the author has an iceberg in Texas to sell you. Better hurry before there's none left to cool the fevered dreams generated by this book.


Spotlight: A Brother's Honor by Brenda Jackson + giveaway!

Oh yeah. I'm liking this cover. Something about a man in a suit. Whew. Doing a quick spotlight on Brenda Jackson's newest release... A Brother's Honor today. It looks really good and is on my tbr pile :) Check out the blurb and let me now what you think!  ~Anna
The Granger brothers left behind their family's Virginia estate—and the bad memories it holds—years ago. But their dying grandfather's request brings them home: to a failing business, a legacy of secrets and a deathbed promise to make things right.

As the eldest brother, attorney Jace Granger is determined to take responsibility for Granger Aeronautics, his family's failing business. But the years of mismanagement seem impossible to untangle. As CEO, he hires a consultant to turn the company around. Smart, sexy Shana Bradford is the right person for the job—and the right woman to turn Jace's world upside down.

But the passion between them is jeopardized when old secrets begin to emerge. A woman from Jace's past suddenly reappears. And an explosive discovery changes everything Jace thinks he knows about his mother—and his father, who was convicted of her murder.

Jace Granger tried to leave his family history behind once before. But this time he needs to face the past…or risk losing his future.

Three brothers. One legacy. A lifetime of secrets.

Have you read Brenda Jackson before?
Have a favorite? 

I haven't read her yet so would love to hear what you think! 

Release Day Spotlight: A Demon in Waiting by Holley Trent!


  1. Morning lovelies! And happy release day to Holley Trent!! She's a former NC girl so we're so excited for her. And the book sounds fab. It's a sexy paranormal romance with a good bit of comedy in it. Check out chapter one and let me know what you think! I'm looking forward to reading it! ~Anna

After twenty-eight years, skeptic John Tate is cast out of his cult. As he has neither money nor education, he’s completely without prospects. That is, until Gulielmus, his long-silent demon daddy, swoops in with a job offer this half incubus can’t refuse: seducing women for Team Hell. Sounds like a great gig for a virgin.

Ariel Thomas knows smart women don’t stop for hitchhikers, but the one she spots on the Arizona roadside lures her like an irresistible mirage. For once in her well-regimented life she decides to do something out of character, and offers the gorgeous hobo a ride. She’s got a long drive ahead to North Carolina, and what better way to stay awake behind the wheel than to have eye candy to ogle?

John’s unsophisticated charm makes Ariel swoon, and he’s enthralled by her worldliness. The two fall hard and fast, but Gulielmus wants to put the skids on their cross-country love affair. John may be hiding his true nature, but Ariel has some secrets in her family tree Team Hell won’t forgive.
Demon spawn aren’t supposed to fall in love with their prey, and John is forced to make the age-old choice: good versus evil. Who’d be easier to run from—his powerful demon father or the woman who actually thinks he’s worth loving?


Spotlight: Day One--Redneck Romeo by Lorelei James!

Woot! Welcome to day ONE of the Redneck Romeo release party! Each day for the next week there will be a special spotlight on Lorelei James' new release. With all kinds of goodies being given away too! So stop by each day and leave Lorelei some love!   ~Anna

The last McKay standing is knocked to his knees…

Three years ago, Dalton McKay looked across the altar and saw the woman he knew he’d love for the rest of his life…only it wasn’t his bride. That’s when he took the McKays’ love-’em-and-leave-’em reputation to new heights—fleeing the ceremony and Wyoming.
 Now a family issue has brought Dalton back to Sundance, giving him a chance to prove to everyone—especially the woman he thought he lost—that he’s a changed man.

Aurora “Rory” Wetzler has fallen for cowboy hottie Dalton’s smooth-talkin’ ways too many times. So he’s determined to convince her he’s playing for keeps this go around? Fine. She’ll call that bluff—she can’t ignore their intense chemistry or resist smokin’ hot sex, but she’s not willing to gamble her heart again.
 Dalton has plenty of fences to mend with the McKays, but his biggest fear is that Rory doesn’t believe they have a future. He’ll have to pull out all the stops to show her they belong together for the long haul.

Warning: Contains a sexy cowboy who tames his sassy lady love with his romantic and his kinky side. In explicit detail.

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Quote-tastic (7)... You're so pretty...


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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Spotlight: Conquer Your Love by JC Reed + awesome giveaway!!

Morning kittens! We've got a spotlight for JC Reed's newest release, Conquer Your Love, today. I'm freaking LOVING this cover. So damn hot. Check out the excerpt and let me know what you think! There's also a fab giveaway going for the tour so feel free to enter that as well.  ~Anna
Meeting Jett was like bad luck. Dangerous. Unpredictable. And better avoided. In his game, the stakes are high. But are they worth the risk?

Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, finds forgetting is hard, but forgiving is harder. When the man she trusted, betrayed her, the only way to forget is to move on. Brooke is determined to start a new life, until she meets him again: the green-eyed, sexy as sin, six foot two sex god. The man who played dirty. The man who played her.

Sexy, rich, and arrogant Jett Mayfield knows he has made mistakes. He could have any other woman, and yet it’s Brooke he wants. When second chances collide with secrets and Brooke is threatened by the past, Jett is determined to protect her. She accepts his help unwillingly because she needs him but she wants to play his game on her own terms. And she has no intention to forgive or let him back into her bed.

When the man she is supposed to hate is the one she should trust, will he conquer her…or lose her forever?

A woman who can’t forgive.
A man who has made mistakes.
Two lives that are about to cross again and more secrets laid bare.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Lover Be Mine (Legendary Lovers #2) by Nicole Jordan



As the wickedly seductive Wilde cousins seek true love by taking a page from history’s legendary love stories, Lord Jack Wilde plays a determined Romeo courting an enchanting Juliet.

The last thing Sophie Fortin expects at a masquerade ball is a dazzling kiss from a pirate. Her desire quickly falters when she learns that her masked gentleman is devilishly scandalous Lord Jack, a member of the captivating Wilde clan — and a man she’s forbidden to acknowledge. But when Jack begins a breathtaking seduction, Sophie can barely resist.

Jack never imagined that the daughter of his family’s mortal enemy would awaken such fierce passion within him—until one unforgettable kiss changes his mind forever. Soon, Jack is hell-bent on winning Sophie’s hand, going so far as to abduct her to save her from marrying a rival nobleman. Determined to woo Sophie and her unyielding parents, Jack is faced with the one decision he’d sworn never to make. The secret heir to a prince, Jack has spurned his royal heritage for years . . . but for Sophie he’ll risk all to turn a legacy of heartbreak into love ever after.

Type: Historical Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

Love Be Mine really turned out to be a nice little treat. The series is a take on the "Legendary Lovers" we've met throughout history which I thought was fairly clever. The Wilde cousins will only find their true love by more or less emulating a love story that's been told through time. Kinda neat, right? In the case of Jack... Romeo and Juliet. And his Juliet is one Sophie Fortin who's father considers his family mortal enemies. Oy the drama! But it's good drama and really fun to watch play out...

Guest Post w/ Tory Richards: Curvy is the New Skinny?


Marissa Lambert is furious with her agent for hiring a security agency to protect her. The last thing she needs is some Texas cowboy following her around, and telling her what to do. Just because two plus-sized models have turned up dead in a month doesn't mean she's at risk. And besides, she can take care of herself.

Beau Evans owns and operates Evans Security, and he's the unlucky one who gets to babysit the beautiful Marissa. The moment he watches her strut her stuff down the runway, in a revealing corset that hugs her generous assets, he gets an itch that doesn't go away. Their first encounter ends with an angry exchange and a battle of strong wills, but once they succumb to the lust in their blood there's no turning back.



 Curvy is the New Skinny?

If forty is the new twenty, does that mean two-hundred is the new one-hundred? Well, why not? We no longer live in a world where all men, even the evil ones, wear suites and hats, and all women have perfectly coiffed hair, and a string of pearls around their necks. Oh, and they all wear dresses. June Cleaver types we aren’t.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Hayle Coven Novella Blog Tour!! Chapter 5!



Morning Yall. Okay, this may be one of the neatest tours we've been on. Patti Larsen actually wrote a novella for it and each day you can hop along and read the next chapter for free! This is the only spot to read it too!  ~Anna

To get caught up start HERE!
Welcome to the Hayle Coven Novella Blog Tour for award-winning author Patti Larsen. Join us each day for a new chapter in the Hayle Coven prequel novella, Dreams and Echoes and enter to win a Kindle Fire! (Or equivalent gift card.) Be amongst the first to read this brand new edition to the 20 (now 21!) book series that will conclude with The Last Call this July, and find out why fans are raving about the Hayle Coven series.
Chapter 5

Interview w/ Karen Stivali!



Sometimes you have to lose it all to find what you really need.

Photographer Kay Turner is dealt a double whammy when she flies home for her grandmother’s funeral to find her boyfriend with another woman. Now with two losses to mourn, she retreats to her newly inherited beach house to clear her head.

Everything at the beach is familiar: the sounds of the ocean, the scent of her grandmother’s perfume—and the irresistible smile of James Margolis. The man Kay spent her adolescence pining for is every bit as charming as she remembers.

James always thought of Kay as “a nice kid”, but he feels something very different for the woman she’s become. Especially when he asks if she’d be willing to part with some of her grandmother’s recipes for his new restaurant—and they wind up sharing much more than culinary secrets.

But as their relationship deepens, Kay finds herself caught between the demands of her dream career as a travel photographer, and a chance for happiness with the one man she’s wanted for a lifetime.


Morning Karen! So nice to see you. Alright I want to hear about your new release... Then, Again. I so love foodie romances...what was your inspiration for James and Kay's story?
To be perfectly honest their whole story just came to me. No particular inspiration. I am a total foodie. Food always plays a prominent part in my books and this time I felt the need to have a character who was more than just a food enthusiast or at-home cook. Cooking is one of my passions and I worked in the restaurant industry a lot in the past.  It was very easy for me to see James as a restaurateur and imagine what he’d be doing while getting ready to open his first restaurant. Bringing in Kay’s grandmother’s recipes came just as naturally because one of my grandmothers taught me a lot of my cooking skills. Everything else just fell into place.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Guest Post w/ Eden Summers!














Morning! We've got Eden Summers here today. She just had a new release, Blind Attraction, that was "omg-good". Very sexy rockstar and just a hell of a lot of fun. If you haven't read it yet oh you should so pick it up next. 

Anywho. She's chatting about her herd today. Drooling, wonky eyes and all. I'm seriously loving them. Come meet her babes and leave her some comment love!   ~Anna

He can seduce with a single glance.

Peering down at a sea of fans, rock star, Mitchell Davies can’t deny the innocent beauty of a woman in the front row. He’ll stop at nothing to get to know her. When a public altercation leaves her weak and defenseless, he takes the opportunity to be her savior.

She’s been sheltered from the world.


Alana Shelton wants to spread her wings and experience life away from her restrictive upbringing. But she isn’t prepared for a gorgeous stranger to sweep her off her feet while at her most vulnerable.

Attraction will bring them together, but their pasts will try to tear them apart.


He wants to teach her how to trust, but she’ll show him how to love. In a glamorous world of rock-and-roll, only time will tell if they’re up for the challenge.






My Herd...
When given the rough outline of choosing between writing about my cooking or my herd, I knew there wasn’t really a choice. I suck at cooking. So, today you will get a little insight into the animal herd I have. It isn’t big, but my little ones are pretty cool.

First there is Doug.  ------>


Doug came into my life the same time I moved in with my husband. As you can probably guess from the choice of name, he wasn’t my pet to begin with. He came along with my husband. Douggie is a total grouch. He’s one of those cats that never looks happy, but once you start patting him, he will drool all over you. It’s like a sprinkler.

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