Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Netherwood by Michele Lang (Sci-fi Reading Challenge)

Netherwood

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sexy Saving the Day



It's a Sex Saturday post! Today is Sexy Saves the Day and I've pull a bit from Lost Relic. Lillian has just arranged to have Daniel freed from captivity and Alex isn't liking this.



Lost Relic snippet:


Reclining back on the low wooden bench, Alex stretched his feet out and crossed them at the ankles. “Another great use could be using your intoxication as an excuse to take you back to that longhouse and have my way with you.”

Turning sharply, Lillian nearly bumped into him, but was caught off guard by a quick forceful kiss. Once he pulled away, Alex smirked and winked at her. “That would be a great excuse should anyone ask,” Lillian answered.
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Setting his own drink to the side, Alex stood up and reached his hand out to her. “Come on then,” he said. Lillian put her hand in his and let him lead her away from the crowd of villagers. A giddy feeling blossomed in her chest as they made their way into the shadows of the longhouse where they’d stored their gear. Alex led her through the tangle of hanging hammocks that littered the room. Fire light filtered through the loose boards of the walls, giving them just enough light not to bump into each other.

When Alex stopped next to a hammock at the edge of the longhouse he pulled her in front of him and turned her to face away from him. His hands drifted over her hips as he bent and started dropping kisses along her neck. His breath sent shivers down her back when he whispered, “They’re going to let him go tomorrow.”

It didn’t seem the most appropriate time to be talking about another man, but Lillian still felt a bit of relief knowing Mr. Thurston would be let go. She felt for Alex, but she couldn’t bring herself to leave the other man behind as a prisoner. Mr. Thurston wasn’t completely unknown to her and he needed help. Lillian understood that Alex didn’t want to take the risk, but he was and the least she could do was show her appreciation.

“Thank you, Alex,” she said, reaching her hand back to run her fingers through his hair. Her other hand ran over his forearm to find his fingers working on the fastening of her pants. 

As he pushed her breeches down over her hips, Alex spun her around and grabbed her waist. “You’re welcome, Lil,” he said, dropping his lips down to the crook of her neck.


If you enjoyed this snippet head over to my Facebook page where I'm hosting a giveaway. Three winners will get a print copy of List Relic!

And don't forget to hop to the other great blogs for more sexy day saving!

Peace and love


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Lost Relic Giveaway

GIVEAWAY!

There will be a giveaway on my Facebook page this Friday. Three lucky winners will get a print copy of Lost Relic. Make sure to stop by the page, like and follow to stay up to date!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Full Moon New Releases (March 2017)





Maybe a day or so late but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a few new reads! Enjoy!


Undiscovered by Sara Humphreys


UndiscoveredHe's the man of her dreams
A long time ago, Zander Lorens was cursed to walk the earth stripped of his Dragon Clan powers. Every night, trapped in a recurring nightmare, Zander relives his darkest moment. He can hardly believe it when the dream changes and a beautiful young woman appears. Zander believes she's the key to ending his torment. Finding her in the real world is one thing, but how will he convince her of who-and what-she really is?

She's the end to his nightmare
Rena McHale uses her unique sensitivity as a private investigator, touting herself as a "human divining rod" and finder of the lost. By day she struggles with sensory overload, and by night her sleep is haunted by a fiery dragon shifter. Nothing in her life makes sense, until the man from her dreams shows up at her door with a proposition...

 Released by Sourcebooks on March 7th


How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days by Kerrelyn Sparks


How to Tame a Beast in Seven DaysAs one of the Embraced—one born with magical powers—the beautiful, innocent Luciana escaped certain death after her father hid her away on the Isle of Moon. Now, nineteen years later, her father has returned with a frightening request. He will be executed unless Luciana returns to the mainland and marries a man feared throughout the land: a terrifying brute known as the Beast.

Luciana accepts her fate and agrees to wed the Beast—Lord Leo—in order to save her father. Soon she learns that her betrothed is also one of the Embraced. With the ability to wield lightning, Leo’s immense power strikes fear into the hearts of men. . .and his mere touch can put an end to a woman’s life. But Luciana cannot deny the passion that burns between them. How can she resist the man who scorches her soul and makes her feel intoxicated with desire—even if surrendering to him could destroy them both?

 Released March 7th by St. Martin's Press


Ice Wolf: A Shifter Romance by Jane Godman 

Ice Wolf: A Shifter Romance (Arctic Brotherhood, Book 1)They are the Arctic Brotherhood.

They are deadly fighters, fierce protectors and loyal mates.

Elliott Wilder is a mild mannered Alaskan college professor. Wilder craves the things most people find boring. Seclusion. Monotony. Anonymity. But what Wilder craves most of all is the thing he can’t have… memory loss. Four hundred years ago, Wilder and the other members of the Arctic Brotherhood were captured and tortured by the leader of the Siberian werewolves. Wilder is still haunted by memories of that night, when he wasn’t able to protect his leader.

Now the Siberian wolf is on the loose and seeking revenge. Not only must Wilder lead the brotherhood, he must fight the attraction he feels toward its newest recruit, Jenny Piper. Jenny offers Wilder a glimpse of the life he can’t have. As the brotherhood races against time to save humanity from the horror their enemies unleashed on the world, Wilder must reach inside himself to find the leader the brotherhood needs and the mate Jenny craves.

 Released March 7th by St Martin's Press



 Also a special note: Lost Relic made it to print this month! While it's not a paranormal romance I'm going to add it a treat for myself.

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Years of working inside a museum have taken a toll on Lillian’s passion for history. Now two strangers, each a master of his field, have shown up offering her a chance to rekindle her love. The lost temple of the Golden King is hidden just beyond the horizon of the Amazon and now Lillian has the chance to be a part of its discovery. Will she follow the prestigious historian or the roguish treasure hunter? You decide.

Now available in print @ Amazon

I'll be celebrating with a giveaway this weekend on my Facebook page!
 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Bonsai Beginnings

I've finally taken the leap. Today 9 sakura seeds went into the fridge to begin a journey to bonsai.

Backstory time! When I was a teen I took up the hobby of caring for bonsai. Both of the plants I cared for were cedar and store bought. I kept them for years until one unfortunate day I returned from a month long education trip to find out my mother hadn't been watering them.

This happened during the dog days of summer and temperatures reached above 100 degrees in my room where the poor bonsai trees had been left. Long story short years of loving trimming and care crashed when I found my bonsai dried up to brown flaky sticks.

No amount of tender loving care was able to bring them back and I swore off ever having another bonsai again. And I meant it!

That was fifteen years ago and during that time I've planted gardens, trees, houseplants and honestly loved it all. I just never could get up the courage to try to keep a bonsai again. Then I started freelancing writing and low and behold one of my first articles was on bonsai care. I started thinking about keeping a bonsai again. That was 7 years ago and today I took that step.

I'm not going to buy a bonsai plant. Instead I'm going to start at the beginning. I purchased a pouch of sakura seeds because I love the way the blossoms look. They're just so beautiful. The seeds can be started in the soil but I don't know how old the seeds are so I'm starting with stratification. You might have done this in school. The seeds are put on wet paper towels in a plastic baggy and put into the fridge to sprout.
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The seeds should start to sprout in 2 to 8 weeks depending. I'll keep them up to 3 months before giving up hope. Then the seeds will be transplanted to soil and begin to grow. It's going to take years before they grow into saplings that I can turn into bonsai, but I'm looking forward to the adventure.

If I'm lucky more than one will survive and I can have a full size sakura tree in the yard!

Peace and Love!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Full Moon New Releases (Feb 2017)



Tis the Season of Love and what better way to treat yourself than with a great romance novel?



Wolf Moon by Lisa Kessler

Wolf MoonAs the last Pack member without a mate, Luke Reynolds has become an outsider. When he takes a job as the head horse trainer in Sedona, Arizona, he’s looking forward to starting a new life. But everything changes the night he finds a beautiful woman stranded on the side of the highway.

Feisty and headstrong Raven Wood has been bitten and turned against her will. Luckily, her spirit is stronger than most, and she has every intention of escaping the Sedona Pack. Somehow. The sexy lone wolf who rescues her might be just the answer she’s looking for.

But the Sedona Pack Alpha has a mission, and unless Luke and Raven can survive him, they’ll lose everything.

 Released Feb 2nd from Entangled Publishing, LLC


 
     

Hard to Handle: A Beauty and Beast Novel by Christine Warren

Hard to Handle: A Beauty and Beast NovelThe only male among four sisters, Michael Drummond is no stranger to women’s strength and formidable will. But when a fierce woman warrior from another realm bursts into his life, bringing with her a battle between good and evil, Michael is overcome by an explosive dose of desire that only this stunningly beautiful woman can inspire.

The first and only of her kind, Ash is a lone female gargoyle, a creature destined to protect mankind from Demons determined to unleash their darkest forces.

But her bone-deep instinct to do battle is turned off-kilter by her untamed attraction to the dangerously handsome human she can’t stay away from. If they manage to keep the world safe, can they turn the passion crackling between them into a love that will withstand the test of time?

 Released Feb 7th from St. Martin's Press


Into the Fire: A Night Prince Novel by Jeaniene Frost

Into the Fire: A Night Prince NovelIn the explosive finale to New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series, Vlad is in danger of losing his bride to an enemy whose powers might prove greater than the Prince of Vampires’ . . .In the wrong hands,  love can be a deadly weapon
For nearly six hundred years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now, falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad’s new bride against him.

A powerful spell links Leila to the necromancer Mircea. If he suffers or dies, so does she. Magic is forbidden to vampires, so Vlad and Leila enlist an unlikely guide as they search for a way to break the spell. But an ancient enemy lies in wait, capable of turning Vlad and Leila’s closest friends against them . . . and finally tearing the lovers apart forever.

Coming Feb 28th form HarperCollings Publishers


That's it for this Full Moon. See you next month!

Peace and Love!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

MidWeek Tease: Lost Relic

MidWeekTease


So it's the middle of the week and everyone needs a little pick me up. This week I'm sharing a snippet from my interactive romance novel, Lost Relic. This is a blog hop so make sure to hop around and don't miss a single tease!



Lost Relic snippet:



Nipping at her bottom lip before blazing a trail of kisses down her jawline, Alex gently tugged at the back of her blouse.

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“Are you sure this is wise?” she asked when she felt his hand slip under the edge of her blouse. 

He paused, lips still trained over the junction of her neck and shoulder. Lillian could almost feel his eyes roll up to look at her when he asked, “You’ve done this before, Lillian, haven’t you?”

Letting out a shaky breath, Lillian tightened her fingers in his shirt and whispered, “Perhaps once or twice.” 

His lips dropped a quick kiss on her skin and he said, “We’re both adults here and I won’t lie, I really want you spread out on that bed.” The deep, hungry tone in his voice was enough to make her quiver. Unexpected excitement caused her heart to race and she realized that she didn’t really care if it was proper or not. 


And there you have it. You can find out more about Lost Relic or buy your own copy at Amazon!

Peace and Love!