Monday, October 28, 2013

Snarkology Paranormal Blog Hop

BOO!!! Did I scare you? Probably not, but welcome to my post on the Snarkology Paranormal Blog Hop. I  hope you're enjoying the cooler weather. Halloween is one of my favorite events. I'm offering a free copy of my romantic thriller BAD MEDICINE to one lucky commenter. The paranormal element in BAD MEDICINE is a curandero, or Mexican healer. This guy grows more evil with every page you turn. He is searching for his true mate, the "gifted one" he was told would someday be his. Unfortunately, Chloe has no idea she possesses any kind of "gifts" and she's already in love with someone else. Rafael has been her sweetheart since grade school. Though they were torn apart, they have reunited and both are determined to stick together, no matter what might get in their way. Unfortunately, several factions are focused on destroying their relationship, once and for all. Besides the curandero, there is Rafael's family, a jealous rival and a herd of drug-dealing, human trafficking and otherwise uncool bad guys. 
Does this sound exciting to you? Please leave a comment below to enter a random drawing to win a free download. Include your email so I can notify the winner. 

• Book 2-BAD KARMA
• Book 3-BAD VIBES
• Book 4-BAD DREAMS (coming soon)

Please visit all the other authors on this hop and comment to win a prize at each stop, plus the grand prize of an gift card. Good luck!
1.The Snarkology2.Lisa Rayns
3.Zoe Forward Blog4.Tricia Schneider
5.Rose Anderson's Calliope's Writing Tablet6.Living With The Muse
7.Draven St. James8.Daryl Devore
9.Hywela Lyn10.Beth Caudill Author Blog
11.Lisa Chalmers12.Quill or Pill
13.Shapeshifter Seductions14.Wickedly hot, dangerously fun.
15.Karen McCullough16.Kathryn Knight books
17.Pieces of Me18.Sheryl R. Hayes
19.Dylan Newton Paranromal Romance20.Broken Faith
21.She Likes it Verbal22.The Price of Freedom
23.Brenda's Blog24.Paranormal Romance Author Juli D. Revezzo
25.Phaedra Seabolt (INT)26.Naomi Bellina Adventurous Erotic Romance
27.Eva Gordon28.Karen Michelle Nutt's Official Blog

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Spooktacular Blog Hop!!!

Thanks so much to Kathy at I Am a Reader Not  A Writer for hosting this awesome event.

I am offering a copy of BAD MEDICINE, the first book in The Edge of Texas series. Please leave a comment with your contact information to be entered in this drawing. My heroine, Chloe Palmer, has a power she doesn't even know about. Read all about it in this romantic thriller, as Chloe and Rafael battle the dark powers of the curandero

Here is a short excerpt from BAD MEDICINE, when Chloe first meets the curandero:

Turning her head, she saw Manuel Cruz push through the door, stepping aside for an older man to pass.
The man was taller than Manny and stood erect, exuding an aura of power as he gazed at her. His eyes were hooded, like Manny’s and had the same coldness of a hawk with a mouse in its talons.
She tried to control the sudden fear clutching at her heart. She greeted Manny with a weak smile.
A slow grin spread across his face as he approached her. “Chica, it’s good to see you again so soon. I saw your truck outside. I want you to meet my grandfather, Baldemar Cruz, the curanderoYou've heard of him, perhaps?”
Chloe nodded, forcing herself to keep the smile in place. She was glad her hands were full, precluding the necessity of shaking hands. Touching this man would be like touching a snake, only more dangerous.
The elder Cruz stared at her as though he recognized her, sending a tingling sensation to the back of her neck.
Abuelo, this is my old friend from school, Chloe Palmer. I told you about her.” A look passed between the two men.
Baldemar Cruz stood several feet away from her and spread his arms slightly as though embracing the air around her. He closed his eyes and took in a deep breath.
Chloe could hear the air rushing into his lungs and felt as though she too, was being drawn into him.
Colors around her swirled together and she could feel her heartbeat throbbing throughout her body. No, it was the curandero’s heartbeat that pulsed his blood through her. She wasn't breathing on her own, but with his air filling her lungs.
Suddenly she’d shed her skin and soared far above the convenience store. The darkening navy blue sky acted as a backdrop to the stars and the sliver of moon just visible on the horizon. The coolness of the damp night air caressed her face that wasn't a face, and the rush of being hurtled through space gave her a sense of euphoria.
A sound grew louder, but she hadn't noticed when it began. It wasn't an instrument or a voice but it was musical in tone and it surrounded her, throbbed through her being.
“Will this be all for you?” The voice of the convenience store clerk jarred her back to earth.
Chloe gasped for air, looking around her, but Manuel Cruz and his grandfather had vanished.


• Book 2-BAD KARMA
• Book 3-BAD VIBES
• Book 4-BAD DREAMS (coming soon)

Be sure to leave a comment and visit the other wonderful authors on this blog hop! Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Summer Seduction Blog Hop ~ BAD GIRL!

Welcome hoppers! I'm going to share with you a small excerpt from my sexy romantic thriller, BAD GIRL!
                        I have a free download for 3 people 
                            who leave a comment below.
                 I welcome International comments as the downloads
          will be available to 3 lucky readers who selected by Rafflecoptor
In BAD GIRL!, Kris, my heroine is a dominatrix. The problem begins when someone starts killing her clients in a manner related to their particular kink. She has been very closed up to any relationship since she was brutally assaulted two years ago. Now, with all the fear surrounding the murders, she realizes the one person who loves her and accepts her for who she is, is her martial arts instructor, Felix. He accompanies her on her appointments if she feels uneasy. Now, she shows up at his apartment late at night, and demands he make love to her.

                                      The Excerpt:  

Kris sighed, just the tiniest whimper of pleasure, bringing a grin to Felix’ face.
“What?” He stared at her lips and slowly lowered his mouth to hers, torturing her with his exquisite languor. It became a fierce kiss, capturing her mouth, invading it, owning it.
Breathless, she pulled away. “Is there a bed in this place?”
“Yes.” He pulled her shirt over her head and fingered the lacy material of her bra.
She unhooked it and flung it overhead.
Felix found her breasts with his mouth and hands.
She was on fire. Flames spread from her taut nipples, from his mouth suckling and teasing her, burned a path to her core. “Oh, God! Show it to me!”
“What?” He made circles around her nipple with his tongue.
Kris growled, frustration breaking through her usual self-control. “The bed! The bed!”
He raised his head, a laugh rumbling deep in his chest. “I’ll take you there if you’re sure you want to do this, but I’ll ruin you for all other men.”
“Idiot! There are no other men,” she said. “I only want you, Felix.”
He held her against the wall, his voice falling soft as snowflakes against her neck. “This will change everything. We’ll never be able to go back to just being friends.”
Kris kissed him and whispered, “If you don’t take me to your bed now, I’m going to bite you until you cry like a little girl.”

He laughed, his voice deep and mellow. “Yes, Mistress.”

BAD GIRL! is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and other fine book distributors. 
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summer Giveaway Hop 2013~The Reluctant Rancher

I’m really delighted to be taking part in the Summer Giveaway Hop. First of all, I have a FREE download for you from my YA-Fantasy, LEXICON. Please help yourself to a copy right here:  LEXICON will be FREE on August 1st and 2nd. However if you happen to be hopping on August 3rd or 4th, you're in luck, because on those days, THE RELUCTANT RANCHER will be FREE. Here is the link:
And I'm also offering a download of my  contemporary western romantic suspense, THE DOCTOR'S CHOICEto one lucky reader who leaves a comment below. This was the first book in the Badlands series. 
This Badlands series is set in the Panhandle of north Texas. In the sequel, (and my most recent contemporary western romantic suspense) The Reluctant Rancher, there are two love stories intertwined in this novel. In this scene, Sara Beth, a very young widow is thrilled when Frank, a cowboy has helped her bring her store into the virtual world by helping her to gain an internet account.

Sara Beth is becoming aware of Frank, but this just overwhelms her and she really doesn't know what to do with her feelings.

 By the time Frank pulled up in front, Sara Beth felt an unaccustomed surge of joy in her chest. She blushed. It’s just because I’m excited about the internet thing. She took a deep breath and expelled it, hoping her color had returned to normal by the time Frank pushed through the door.
“Hey, Sara Beth,” he sang out.
She couldn’t repress her grin. “Hey yourself, cowboy.”
“That’s me.” He winked at her.
Oh, my! Am I flirting? She struggled to breathe normally. “I signed up with the ISP folks, like you told me.”
“Great,” he said. “Let me get you hooked up.”
She nodded, not sure what getting ‘hooked up’ entailed.
Frank asked which company she had signed up with and made a quick phone call. He sat at the computer and very shortly announced that she was ‘live’. He rose from the chair and indicated that she was to be seated. “Do you have an e-mail account?”
When she said no, he proceeded to direct her through the steps of obtaining an email address for her store.
She smiled, feeling shy. “This is how people will write me when they want to buy something?”
He tilted his head. “Well, if they have a question, for sure. But they should be able to just click a button and make a purchase. Then you’ll be notified to send it to them and the money will go from their checking account or charge card to your account. We can get that all set up when we design your website.”
“My own website?” Thrilled, Sara Beth jumped up from her seat and swung around to face him. She threw her arms around his neck and hugged him hard.
Frank lifted her off her feet in a bear hug. She felt his cheek against hers, sending her heart into palpitations. When he set her back down, she blushed profusely.
“I’m so sorry.” She swallowed hard. “Oh, what you must think of me, Frank.” She stepped back and pressed her lips together.
“I think a lot of you, Sara Beth. You’re a fine woman and don’t you go having any doubts about that.”
She could feel her heart pounding hard. Indeed, it was drumming in her ears. “I just don’t know why I did that.”
He lifted her chin, forced her to meet his gaze. “Sara Beth,” he said quietly. “I like you too.”

I hope you enjoyed this little peek at The Reluctant Rancher. You can grab a copy on Amazon, where it is available as book II in the Badlands series...Or, you can grab it FREE on August 3rd and 4th using this link>  
The link for The Doctor's Choice is here>
Be sure to visit all the authors on the Summer Giveaway Hop and scoop up all the goodies. 
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2. Bookhounds YA (US)
3. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (Int)
4. Doing Some Reading (US/Can)
5. The Reading Cave (US)
6. Waiting For Wentworth (Int)
7. DanaSquare (US)
8. Literary Rambles (Int)
9. Tammy @ Mug of Moxie(INT)
10 Bookworm Lisa (US)
11. Jessabella Reads (US)
12. Briana @ The Book Pixie (INT)
13. Looking for the Panacea (INT)
14. Always YA at Heart (US/CAN)
15. Diane Estrella @ That's What I'm Here For. . . . (US/Canada)
16. Lost in Ever After (INT)
17. I Love to Read and Review Books : ) (INT)
18. My Guilty Obsession (US)
19. Millie @ Millie D's Words (US)
20. Stacy Claflin, Author (US)
21. Rachel Brooks Writes
22. Booklovers LaceyCat (US)
23. Layers of Thought (US UK CAN)
24. Chapter by Chapter (Int)
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26. Blkosiner's Book Blog (US)
27. My Devotional Thoughts (WW)
28. Scribbler's Sojourn INT
30. Bookish Outsider (INT)
31. Imagine a World (INT)
32. Reading Lark (INT)
33. Cherry Mischievous (INT)
34. Ai Love Books (US)
35. Cuzinlogic (Int)
36. Jodi L. Milner, Fantasy Author (US)
37. Book Date (Int)
38. A Blog Hop Place for Books (INT)
39. Whitley Abell (US)
40. Donna On Palawan (INT)
41. YA Asylum (INTL)
42. Calista Anastasia Blogs (US)
43. Lisa Chalmers (US)
44. Kristi @ Books and Needlepoint (US)
45. Just a Booklover (INT)
46. Lena Sledge (INT)
47. READioactive Book Blog (INT)
48. Coffee and Characters (US)
49. Berds Fly (INT)
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51. Lara Lacombe - Romance Can Be Deadly (US)
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118. DelSheree Gladden's Author Blog (US)
119. FlutterealFlight (INT)
120. Clever Girls Read (US) 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Weekend Writing Warrior~8 Sentences from BAD GIRL!

Greetings on a hot Sunday in southeast Texas. I hope you’re staying cool. Today, I’m taking part in the Weekend Writing Warriors blog hop.  Be sure to leave a comment to be entered in a drawing to win a free download of BAD GIRL!
And I’m sharing a first kiss with you from BAD GIRL!, a strange romance that has been called a “psychological thriller” by reviewers. My heroine is a dominatrix and someone is killing her clients one-by-one, using a method related to their particular kink. Even worse, her newest client is the detective assigned to the case. Now he knows where she lives and he has come to invade her personal space. In the following brief snippet, Nick is leaving, but they have had a very tense and testy interview. Here’s what happens:

He lowered his head slowly and kissed her like he was taking a bite out of her, capturing her mouth with his. His tongue invaded, stroking hers and eliciting a spontaneous reaction. He kissed her hard and deep before he turned and slammed the door behind himself.
Kris swayed slightly, rocked by the sensual impact of Nick’s mouth. Securing both locks, she slid down to the floor with Tinker. She ran her tongue over her lips, tasting Nick’s rough kiss. Closing her eyes, she laughed as an angry tear rolled down her cheek.
What a total ass!
Except that she had kissed him back.

You can purchase BAD GIRL! at Amazon US
and other distributors

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