Saturday, September 24, 2011

Evernight's Big Birthday Bash!


Welcome to my part of the Evernight Publishing’s
Big Birthday Bash Blog Hop!

I will be giving away a PDF of Enchanted to one lucky winner who leaves a comment or question on this blog, and who follows my blog. You must do these things in order to qualify for my prize. Please provide your email address in your post and that's it.


Can love withstand the test of time?
Winter never truly understood love, nor did she have time for men until she met Austin Wells Carlyle.  He was the man who would rock her world to its foundations.  He would test her notions, give her something to believe in, and change her misguided thoughts regarding happily ever after. Strangely, she was going to allow him be the one thing she never believed in—her soul mate.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I look forward to your comments or questions.  Click on the links below to continue on with the blog hop.  Best of luck to all.  XoXo London Saint James


Monday, September 19, 2011

Authors C.R. Moss & R.M. Sotera

I am so excited and pleased to have authors C.R. Moss & R.M. Sotera here with me today.  Their book Wild West Weekend is out now from Evernight Publishing. 


Wild West Weekend - Double D Ranch Tales, 1
Two people scared to love again. Two others hesitant about commitment. A weekend in Nevada will change all that. Bristol Ashcombe is swearing off men and taking a vacation with her friend, Cassie. Damon Dougan is packed and ready to leave the ranch for a trip, that is, until a long-legged, sexy woman steps out of a vehicle and he decides to stay. Will one sex-filled weekend be enough for either of them?
Cassie Harding travels to the Double D ranch to meet Bristol and looks forward to seeing her old friend, Dakota. Dak’s excited when Cassie, his former sweetheart, returns. Cassie and Dakota, though they’re heating up ‘the sheets’ in and out of the bedroom, have fears about commitment after years of being single. Will they find it’s better to dance together than apart?
Be Warned: light bdsm, sex toys.

Tell all of us what genre/genres you write in.
CR: I write in a bunch of different genres, but horror and paranormal seems to be the main ones. On my website under Index of Books you'll see a listing of all the different subgenres I write in.
RM: I write paranormal and contemporary romance.
What draws you to this genre?
CR: I like keeping my options open which is why I write over a broad range. Focusing in on horror/paranormal is easy since that's the first genre I started to write in when I was younger. As for the western/cowboy genre and the story we're promoting, I, too, thought it'd be fun…sexy cowboys, rugged terrain, hot nights… ;)
RM: The cowboy genre is something that my writing partner and I thought would be fun to write about.  I mean, who doesn't like a man who can tie you up, lay you down, and basically keep you in any position he sees fit.  :)
*Fans self* Oh yes, who doesn’t love a sexy rugged man who can tie you up and lay you down.
Give us just a little bit more about your new book, what was the inspiration for writing it?

CR: I went on vacation. Stayed on a working ranch. My muse started asking, "What if?" When I returned home, I went to RM and said, "Guess what we're going to write about."
RM: The inspiration for this book was a brainstorming session with my writing partner CR Moss.  We'd written another set of books together, and it just seemed like the logical thing to do once we started verbally laying down this story.  We had a blast dreaming up the Dougan brothers, and then, adding two heroines that could bring the men to their knees or kick some ass, was an awesome feeling.
What was the biggest challenge in writing this book?
CR: Sometimes it was keeping the facts straight. We co-authored two separate stories and then had to make sure they were entwined together at the right places.
RM: Probably the biggest challenge was not living near my writing partner so that when we needed to do edits I could run next door.  And, I was going through some other things in my life that had my writing time extremely limited.
Do you have a favorite character/characters in this book? Who? Why?
CR: I love all the characters. ;) They all have diverse personalities and they're full of heart, just down-to-earth, good people. And, the men are sexy!
RM: I love Bristol Ashcrombe.  She is a fiesty New York actress who pushes in and out of the book like wildfire.  Her spunk and over-the-top ways make me laugh every time I read a scene with her in it.  I truly feel sorry for Damon, Cassie and Dakota.
Love your character names, how did you come up with them?
CR: Cassie and Dakota's names just came to me. Same with the first names of other characters. But when it came to last names, we consulted a website to look at last names and see what resonated with us.
RM: Coming up with their names was the first item of business for CR Moss and I.  We detailed characterization first, and then started thinking about names.  Because Bristol sounds like Crystal, and Bristol thinks she's fine crystal, it just seemed the perfect fit.  As for Damon...I love The Vampire Diaries...specifically Damon Salvatore.  And now I have my very own Damon between the pages.
Do you have a certain formula to writing, such as writing an outline or do you just dive write into writing?
CR: It's a combination of both for me. I'll do an information dump when I start and write whatever is coming to mind for the breadth of the story. Then I'll take that 'outline' and work off it to flesh out the complete manuscript.
RM: My formula for writing is getting up early and keeping an outline of what I think is going to happen.  But most of the time, my characters complain and I end up changing their actions half-way through the chapter.  Of course, when I try to kill-off main characters I get a slap on the wrist from CR. :)
*Smiles* Funny how our characters seem to change our writing directions sometimes.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
CR: Anne Rice is my all-time favorite. I've recently discovered a new one this summer after I met her and read her first 'Shadow' book – Erin Kellison. As for others…Stephen King, Clive Barker, Jude Devereaux…
RM: Anne Rice (my favorite), Sherrylyn Kenyon, Jeannine Frost, Cassandra Clare, Rachel Caine ~  Just to name a few.
Are you reading anything good right now? What?
CR: Shadow Fall by Erin Kellison and No Turning Back by Kaylea Cross
RM: Yes, I am reading Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.  It is kick-ass!!!
What can your fans expect to see in the future?
CR: Some more Wild West/DD Tales. We're working on the second book now. It'll be slightly different than the first in that it'll be one story with a sub-plot as opposed to two stories put together, and it'll follow Marianne's sister, Rachel, who's being troubled by a ghost. :) I have a short coming out in a 2011 holiday anthology, two other novellas contracted & am working on another series at the moment. For up-to-date news feel free to visit my website: www.crmoss.net or my blog: www.crmoss.blogspot.com
RM: Many more installments of Double D Tales.  CR and I have a bunch planned.  Our readers will be pleasantly surprised!  We are hoping if we write them, they will come. :) On my own, I have one last book coming out following the lives of my Viking/Vampire clan and a dark contemporary romance series in negotiations with a new-to-me publisher. Keep track of me at: http://rmsotera.wordpress.com/

Sounds like a great future for fans of your work, not to mention I have now added more to my TBR lists.  Thanks C.R. & R.M. for stopping by to talk with me today.  I wish you all the best with your new book and great success with your continuing writing careers.  Stop back by anytime.

Thank you! It was a pleasure being here today. :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Author Alexandra O'Hurley

I have the super sexy, tremendously talented author Alexandra O’Hurley guest blogging today.  Her new book, Night of the Dragon, is out now.  Thanks so much Alex for stopping by my blog.  You are welcome anytime.

I can’t wait to see what Alex has to say, so Alex, I’m turning things over to you.  Tell us about your book and what you have been up to. 




Night of the Dragon is my first foray into ménage romance, something I have been a fan of for some time.  For some reason, I kept it at bay, tackling traditional m/f romances in my own writing.  Well, as traditional as alien abductions, half angels, and futuristic stories can be!

Not sure why I didn’t try my hand at them sooner.  They are the titles I pick out first for myself to read.  I love the strong threesomes that writers like Lora Leigh have brought to the page, and the stories curl my toes.

I had so much fun with this title, and have since written two more ménage tales, one of which I just wrote THE END on just seconds ago.

What woman wouldn’t want two or more men to see to her every need?  To ensure that she was satisfied in every aspect of her life.  To balance each other out and make sure she is cared for.  Especially since many of us know, one man struggles to fit the bill in real life.

One man could cook dinner while the other cleans the house.  One does the dishes as the other massages my feet.  One takes out the trash as the other one does some laundry.  One takes care of north of the belly button, the other south.

Perfect.

Next up on the agenda?  Starting to pen the next installment of the Berserker’s Mate Stories, Jakob and Joran will get their time in the spotlight. 

Can’t wait for more?  A snippet of the story will be showcased in the short titled “Going Berserk” inside the Midnight Seduction Anthology, out in October from Evernight Publishing.





Night of the Dragon
A Berserker Mate's Story, 1

Ryden and Rayne are Berserkers, immortal warriors wrought of Odin’s lightning. They are cursed to walk the Earth for one thousand years without finding love. And then they smell her...
Karli is a manager for an amusement park, and during her daily tour, she runs across the most incredible men she has ever laid eyes on. The erotic visions swirling in her head push her to the edge, and she cannot ignore the two virile men.
But can anything develop between the Berserkers and their mate with a hunter sworn to keep them apart on their trail?



Excerpt:
If Karli gave in to their kind of play, she was afraid she would walk away broken.

But no matter what she told her head, her body could not reject the heated combination of the two. Both virile, desirable men who seemed to stalk her equally, and innately she knew if she succumbed to one, she would also the other. What was crazier than the fact she knew it, was the fact her oversexed mind was running images of being sandwiched between both of their naked bodies. Of having them both possess her at once.

Karli was an independent, driven woman, who worked so much she rarely had time to date, let alone swoon over some random men she crossed in the park. She hadn’t had a date in, well, forever. Her career was her main concern. Once she got that in place, everything else could happen for her, marriage, babies, the little white house, with its matching little white picket fence. She was as boring and white bread as they came. And she wasn’t the type to go around fantasizing about screwing two men at the same time.

Hell, this was past fantasizing. It seemed it could become her reality if she wanted it and was willing to succumb to them and the images running through her head.

Regardless, the two fired something inside her, something she had never felt before. Her heart beat a staccato within her body, and she felt pulsing in places she wished she didn’t. Especially when she needed to focus on work and the safety of those inside the park. All around her the sounds of Scream Town began filtering back into her ears and she slowed her breathing down. She needed to get a hold of herself.

Straightening and taking one last long deep breath, she exited the dark passageway, and stood on the fringes of the sea of bodies milling around. This week was always the busiest, as Halloween was a few days away. Karli scanned the crowd, trying to ensure the men were not there. Relieved that she could again focus on her job, she walked the area, but kept looking over her shoulder.

Entering the Zoo compound, Karli passed the wolf enclosure and a glow of silver. Not able to ignore it, she moved towards the fence and realized the glow came from Giza, the female gray wolf that was one of their most popular animal attractions. Moving up to the fence, Karli watched the beautiful animal working with her trainers on the last animal show of the day.

A course of heat ran through her again. I need to see a doctor; I am much too young for hot flashes. Perhaps a psychiatrist too, to figure out my compulsion to fuck random strangers.

“Shame those beautiful beasts are caged here. They should roam free.”

Looking to her left, all she saw was an enormous bicep. Her eyes drifted up, and her gaze was met with a silver one. A shiver of yearning ran down her spine.

Karli moved her mouth a second or two before her voice caught up with her. “All…all of the animals here…are rescues. They were either hurt, or taken from people keeping them as pets. We give them…all the care…they need to heal...and then a safe home….if returning them to the wild…is impossible.”

Nice job, Stuttering Sue. I’m sure he thinks you are a moron now.

“Where they are put on parade throughout the day for stupid, fat humans to ogle instead of roaming the forests hunting like their natures demand.”

Stupid, fat…humans? “If we had not intervened, they would have…died.”

“And living in a cage is better than death? I wouldn’t want to live that way, would you? Just look at her eyes.”

Karli didn’t want to admit that she had often stopped here through her park tours and thought that the animals reflected sadness in their eyes. “We give them…the best care we can.”

“The best care would have been releasing them to the wild.”

“Giza was too badly hurt to go back. Plus, it’s too late for that now, regardless.” Unable to stop the words, the ones no one in the park was supposed to utter aloud. “They have been here so long that they would die if we released them.”

“You know this, yet you keep them anyway.”

“I’m not the one in charge of the animals.” Karli backed up a step as he drew nearer. A large hand moved to her face, one finger extended. His touch was feather light, as he stroked it along her cheek.

“No. No, you just work here. Another one of their caged beasts. Perhaps I need to set you free?”

“And how do you suppose you can do that?” A wave of desire spread through her, starting at the barely there touch upon her cheek. The finger moved under her chin, lifting her face to his.

“Like this.” Dropping down, he pressed soft lips to hers in a kiss that was a whisper of what it could be. A name whispered through her mind as his kiss ended…Ryden.

“Ryden?”

His brows furrowed as he stood back to his full height. “How do you know my name?”

”I…don’t…know.”

The corner of his lips hinted at a smile as his eyes bored a hole deep within her. The man inhaled, deeply, lowering his head until it was level with her own. She felt his hot breath on her neck, and she arched her back slightly, her traitorous body demanding more of his touch.

Which never came.

Opening the eyes she hadn’t even realized she had closed, she looked up into his hooded gaze, the one that screamed an arousal that equaled her own. Tapping his finger on her nametag, the tugging blossomed into a full smile. “Well, Karli of Scream Town, I will be seeing you soon. Very soon.”

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

And The Winner Is

Congrats to Sarah L.  She is the winner from the giveaway on Epically Romantic, blog interview with Ebony Dreams.  She won a free copy of Enchanted. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New Book Cover For Requiem

My new book cover is here! Requiem, book 2 in The Heart Of Winter series will be released in October, 2011
by Evernight Publishing.



Friday, September 9, 2011

You Have A Chance To Win Enchanted

I visited with Epically Romantic on her blog.  You have a chance to win a free copy of my new book, Enchanted. 



All you need to do is follow her blog, leave a comment with your Email and follow my blog for a chance to win.  The winner will be announced next Wednesday.


http://epicallyromanticbyebonydreams.blogspot.com/

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