Friday, May 31, 2013

New Cover!


  
 
(COMING JUNE 17th)
 
 
Blackthorn Printing made a splash in the publishing world with the introduction of Dark Tales Diaries, yet despite his efforts, Tristan Blackthorn isn’t any closer to finding the woman he seeks. Unwilling to give up on his lost love, his search for Keira continues in Volume Two.
 
A voyeuristic moment leads an astronomy professor and his assistant to a steamy endeavor on The Observation Deck.
 
An invitation for cocktails has the reclusive woman who lives in 204-B pondering why the handsome, wealthy owner of her building would invite her to anything. Does she have enough guts to go to The Top Floor?
 
And a Maestro strikes the right cord with a young and talented cellist who is trying to find her passion.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Storms of Life


I’m not usually someone who shares a great deal of my personal life, not even with those who are closest to me. Some reading this may believe sharing personal issues are fine, while others may think it's a bad thing. After all, don't we train ourselves to say, "Who really wants to hear about those storms of life?' But what if by sharing those storms they could be managed? Is it worthwhile to share any of your personal tribulations in an attempt to survive them? Or are we really to go it alone, and maintain that stiff upper lip?

I don't claim to have all the answers or even the right ones. Everyone must find the answers of how to and just what to share with others on their own, but lately my personal journey has made me consider a whole lot of questions about needing others, and the value of sharing life experiences.

Psychoanalyzing myself, my standoffishness about telling personal details of my life probably comes as a learned behavior. I grew up in a household that didn’t talk about personal problems, and my father was beyond stoic. If he ever hurt, or dealt with any hardships of life it was never known, not even shared with his children.
 
While dealing with this issue of “to share or not to share,” something seemed to fall into my lap. Perhaps I was meant to read this specific quote at this particular time in my life. It’s a simple passage, by an author unknown, but something about it spoke to me.

“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's learning to dance in the rain.”

 


I began to ponder all the storms I’ve waited out, all on my own, not allowing friends or family in on the turbulence within my life. Then I considered; wouldn’t it be much easier to let them in? I share my ups, so why not some of the downs. Perhaps it makes life a bit easier when we have a partner to dance in the rain with us. Perhaps sharing some of the things we’re going through, may in some way, help someone else who is suffering within their own rain shower of pain, or thunder storm of hurt.

Over the past ten months, I’ve been dealing with some serious health issues that greatly interfere with my quality of life, and they have even pushed their way into one area of my life that gives me tremendous joy. My writing. I’m not going to go into the laundry list of medical issues, but I will share this. Some of the physical pain I’m dealing with, drains me so much so that I’m forced to cope with bouts of being unable to think clearly. I’ve taken some prescribed medications for pain that made the cognitive process even worse. I found, that for me, attempting to dull the pain dulled my senses. For a while I became a living zombie, and one medication even induced hallucinations. Having those side effects isn’t quality of life either.
 
After stopping the latest round of prescribed drugs, I talked it over with myself and the most important person in my life. I knew I couldn’t be someone who doesn’t write. Writing has always been a part of me. To give up, and to stop writing, was and is unthinkable for me, so I’ve chosen not to take medications that mess with my ability to function clearly. The choice was simple. If a writer can’t think, gain access to that creative part of our intellect, and give in to our imagination, it’s impossible to write.

For now, I’m still in the process of undergoing medical treatment, with more doctors and testing to come, and I deal with the pain, the sleeplessness, the odd hours I keep, and write on my better days. My progress with kicking out story after story has slowed, but you know, that’s okay. And no matter what the days ahead of me hold, I can’t stop being grateful for all the good in my life, which includes being an author. It was only a little over two years ago I threw my hat into the romance arena, and received to my astonishment an acceptance for publication.  Since then I’ve kept on going, gained some great author friends, terrific fans, and have really had a ball doing what I do. So no matter what, I’m happy for the progress I do make, for the good days I do have, and for the unwavering support that I’m given at home. But perhaps even more importantly I’m finally, even if doing it slowly, allowing people to dance in the rain with me, instead of going it alone.
 
London

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Die For Me by Nichole Severn

 
 
 
Die for Me
 
 
Former hit man Taigen Banvard is desperately tracking the most dangerous prey he’s ever faced: his sister. Fighting demons from his past and lethal threats at every step, he follows the trail to Torrhent Lynd, an escaped convict and the stepdaughter of the man set on using his sister as a personal assassin. With time running out and his sister’s body count rising, can Taigen trust Torrhent long enough to put an end to his nightmares?
 
Framed and convicted for a murder she didn’t commit, Torrhent Lynd has broken out of prison and is dead-set on getting revenge on her stepfather, the man who set her up. Running from the law and driven to mete out justice of her own, she can’t afford to trust anyone, including Taigen, the fierce and attractive man who might be the only chance she has to get out of this alive.
 
With the FBI on their trail, a serial killer on the loose, and hired guns looking to silence them both, the two are forced into an uneasy alliance. As they race to settle their scores and fight to stay alive, each drop of blood they shed brings them closer to their targets, and dangerously closer to each other.
 
 
 
 
About the Author:
 
 
Nichole Severn graduated with a degree in psychology from Utah Valley University and is an active member of International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America. Her stories are filled with edge-of-your-seat suspense, psychological trauma, and bad guys readers love to hate. She resides with her husband in Las Vegas. Nichole is also the author of Let me Out.
 
Nichole can be contacted through her website at www.nicholesevern.com, email at nichole@nicholesevern.com, Twitter at @nicholesevern or Facebook.
 
 
REVIEWS:
 
Praise for Let Me Out
 
“A heart-pounding ride of intrigue and betrayal. Not your ordinary suspense.” —Siobhan Muir, author of Her Devoted Vampire and Queen Bitch of the Callowwood Pack
 
“Will knock your socks off!” Midwest Book Reviews
 
“A truly remarkable tale.” Nightowl Reviews, Reviewer’s Top Pick
 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Goddess Fish Book Blast- The Beauty Series by Skye Warren


THE BEAUTY SERIES

Beauty Touched the Beast / Beneath the Beauty
 
 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 

 
 
Beauty Touched the Beast
 
Erin cleans Mr. Morris’s house twice a week, soaking up every moment with the reclusive ex-soldier she secretly loves. Blake Morris knows he’s scarred both inside and out and is no good for the beautiful young woman who cleans his house to pay for college. But when Erin walks in on Blake touching himself and moaning her name, all bets are off.
 
Beauty Touched the Beast is a short erotic story of lovers finding refuge with each other. Not for those under 18 years of age or those uncomfortable with the subject matter.
 
 
 
Beneath the Beauty
 
In the long anticipated sequel to Amazon Erotica Bestseller Beauty Touched the Beast, Erin and Blake explore their new intimacy and encounter old enemies.

When Blake receives an offer to return to his alma mater as associate professor, he knows this is his chance to reenter the world—and to be worthy of the woman he loves. Erin wants this chance for him to heal… even if it means leaving her behind.

Beneath the Beauty is an erotic story told in serial format. Don’t miss the sexy initial installment, Beauty Touched the Beast, available now.
 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~

She let herself in using her key and called out, “Mr. Morris! It’s Erin.”

 

Call me Blake, he always asked, but for some reason she resisted. She wasn’t usually a stickler for propriety, but with him it seemed like a good idea. Maybe his military roots made the formality more correct to her. Or more likely, it was the domesticity of cleaning his home while he loitered near her.

 

It would be so easy to slip, to let him see how she felt about him. Then she’d feel like an idiot—a dumb, little girl panting after a man old enough to be her father.

 

She pulled a book from her bag and went upstairs in search of her boss to return it to him. She could probably put it in his bookcase, always neat and organized so she’d know right where it belonged. In fact, his whole house sparkled from the knotted floorboards to the arched ceilings.

 

It was partly because he was so fastidious, but also because she did a full deep clean twice a week. It was one of the odd habits that made her reclusive employer so strange, and also endearing.

 

She could replace the book, but she wanted an excuse to talk to him. They’d had a lively debate on the merits of the U.N. in her political science class yesterday and she knew he’d appreciate it.

 

She poked her head in his bedroom and found him there. Her breath caught in her throat as she took in the sight. He lay spread out on the bed, his skin still damp from a bath, a towel in disarray around his waist.

 

And he was masturbating. Shit!

 

She ought to leave. This was clearly a private moment and she the intruder. She really should turn around, walk away and absolutely, positively not watch. Instead she stood there, her eyes riveted to his exposed cock standing up thick from his fisted hand.

 

“God, baby,” he moaned, his eyes closed, “Suck it, please.”

 

Her lips parted in surprise, as if she could obey him from across the room. Her clit throbbed to hear his rasping voice say those dirty words, to watch his fist fuck his cock.

 

“Yes. Yesss. So beautiful. God.” His other hand reached to cup his balls. “That’s right, baby. Lick them. Suck them.”

 

Her wide-eyed gaze flew to his face, mesmerized by the interplay of shiny, scar tissue and ruddy, healthy skin twisted in a grimace of pleasure. His burns and coarse features might make him repulsive to some, but when she looked at him she saw only Blake, with his brilliant ideas and gruff kindness.

 

“Touch yourself. Yeah, yeah. Take me deep in your mouth and stick your fingers in your cunt.”

 

Her thighs squeezed together where she stood, giving herself whatever relief she could. If she moved, either her legs or her hands, she’d have to acknowledge that what she was doing, that being a voyeur was wrong, so she stayed still instead.

 

Then, shockingly, he moaned her name, “Erin…”

 
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Skye Warren writes unapologetic erotica, where pain and sex and love collide. Her books have and has reached the bestseller lists at Amazon and been a Night Owl Reviews Top Pick.
 
 
Skye will be awarding a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour and a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn host. So follow the tour and comment. The more you comment, the better your chances are of winning!
 
 

Monday, May 27, 2013

SOR Book Tour - Indulging the Professor by Ella Jade


Indulging the Professor by Ella Jade
 

 

 

A  Pleasure Inn Series Steamy Short.
Featuring  Logan  and  Elyse  from  Master  of  The  Inn.
 

Meet the first guests to stay at Pleasure Inn…

Where all of your fantasies become reality.

 

 


Professor Marcus Santos has become unsatisfied in his life. His career is at an all time high but he has no one to share it with. He’s buried himself in his work for so long he’s missed out on a social life. His policy of not dating university students has limited his search to find the perfect girlfriend. While out at a bar one night he runs into his intriguing research assistant. Their brief encounter changes the dynamics of their relationship.

Shy graduate student Jacqueline Kincaid has been taken with Professor Santos since her freshman year. His charismatic personality and driven work ethic drew her to him, but now that she’s getting to know him on a personal level she can’t get him out of her head. He shows interest in her but won’t take things further than kissing.

Marcus offers her a special graduation present. Spend two nights at Pleasure Inn with him. Jacqueline jumps at the chance to move forward in their new relationship. Now that she’s no longer his student he wants more with her. Pleasure Inn is just the place to make all of their fantasies realty.

 

Excerpt:

 

Jacqueline stood at the large picture window. Coming up behind her, Marcus wrapped his arms around her waist and took in the sweet aroma of her hair. He loved the way her fragrance lingered in his car or office hours after they had parted. Her signature smell was a constant reminder of her and the memory of it had gotten him through some long, sleepless nights these past couple of months.


“You smell so good.” He moved her hair to the side and trailed his lips along her neck. He’d always been so careful with her. He never wanted to overstep or make her feel uncomfortable. Her decision to spend the weekend with him had changed things. He couldn’t seem to keep his hands off her.


“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to touch you like this.” Their casual dates and late night research sessions were getting harder to deal with. Each time he took her back to her apartment he’d prayed for her to invite him in. He often wondered if he would accept. She seemed to quietly respect his position on the subject of dating students. Always letting him take the lead, she never pushed him further than he was willing to go. He appreciated that, but he had to find a way to make her see just how much she meant to him.


“What took you so long, Professor?” She leaned her head back offering him more of her neck. “I was beginning to think it was me.”


“Never.” He gripped her hips before slipping his hands under the thin material of her t-shirt. “I have rules. At least, I did before I met you.” He circled his fingertips along the soft skin of her stomach. “I don’t like to create chaos.”


“Is that what I am?” She placed her hands over his and guided them to her breasts. His palms grazed her hardened nipples. “Chaotic?”


Her boldness surprised him but didn’t stop him from cupping her full breasts in his hands. “Now that you’re no longer my student…” He swirled his thumbs over her aroused nipples. “I’ll create as much chaos with you as you can handle.”


She turned to face him, his hands still caressing her nipples through the lace of her bra. Leaning closer to him, she brushed her lips along his jaw as she threaded her fingers through his hair. “I want more.”


“You’ll have it.” He removed his hands from underneath her shirt. “I promise.”

 

***All books in the Pleasure Inn series stand alone but if you’d like to see how it all began check out Master of the Inn.



Buy Links:   Amazon       Barnes and Noble

 

 

About the Author:

 

Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her, and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBook industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can't be stopped.


Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young boys. When she's not chasing after her kids, she's busy writing, attending PTO meetings, kickboxing, and scrapbooking. She hopes you'll get lost in her words.

 

Connect with the Author:     Site     Facebook Author Page      Twitter


 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Congrats!

CONGRATULATIONS!

The winner chose at random for my portion of the Wet and Wild blog hop:

pinkym721 @ gmail (Dot) com

Keep and eye on your inbox for a email from me.









And I wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who participated, hopped by my blog and left a comment.

Remember to keep checking back in at London's Scribbles for more fun!

XoXo
London

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Wet and Wild Blog Hop

It's going to be one hot summer, filled with sizzling reads, and wet & wild fun!
 

 

Caution: Slippery when wet!
 
 
 
 
Here's how you are eligible for the Grand Prizes:
 
You need to follow the hop, and comment. Be sure to add your email to the comments, because that is how our lovely host, Skye Warren will notify you if you win.
 
One lucky commenter will win $100 gift card to Victoria's Secret, where you can purchase something sultry to wear on those hot, summer nights. But that's not all. Another lucky person will win a digital gift basket, filled with reads that will be sure to heat you up.
 
 
 
I gave you a couple of pics to "wet" your appitite above, so I thought I'd give you something a little wild. How about some BDSM? I have a new release coming from
Evernight Publishing.
 
Dark Tales Diaries: Volume Two
 
 
Blackthorn Printing made a splash in the publishing world with the introduction of Dark Tales Diaries, yet despite his efforts, Tristan Blackthorn isn’t any closer to finding the woman he seeks. Unwilling to give up on his lost love, his search for Keira continues in Volume Two.
 
A voyeuristic moment leads an astronomy professor and his assistant to a steamy endeavor on The Observation Deck.
 
An invitation for cocktails has the reclusive woman who lives in 204-B pondering why the handsome, wealthy owner of her building would invite her to anything. Does she have enough guts to go to The Top Floor?
 
And a Maestro strikes the right cord with a young and talented cellist who is trying to find her passion.
 
Look for it, June 17, 2013
 
AND NOW FOR MY GIVEAWAY.
 
I will be giving away a $15.00 eGift Card
from The Body Shop to one lucky person who answers
this question:
 
What do you like the best about a wet & wild summer?
 
Remember, leave your email in the comment.
 
 
 
Thanks for hopping by my blog and participating. If you're not a follower of mine, I hope you take this chance to join in the fun I have around here.

XoXo
London Saint James
 
Be sure to keep on hopping.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A lovely Review

Writing short stories is always a little bit tricky, and I usually get a mixed bag of love and hate regarding them, but I'm always glad I went ahead and wrote one of my short stories when I read a super nice review. 

Today, I was pleasantly surprised when I found a review I didn't even realize I had. It's a lovely review for, Her Accidental Lover written by Crystal at Romancing the Book.





http://romancing-the-book.com/2013/04/review-her-accidental-lover-by-london-saint-james.html

Monday, May 13, 2013

Still Time

 
 
You still have a few days to support a worthy cause buy purchasing some great Evernight books. If you're like me, I know you have a list of hot titles on your "I need to read list," so go on, pick one, two, or all of them up. 25% of the proceeds will be donated, so not only are you going to have some tereffic new titles to enjoy, but you also helped support breast cancer awareness.
 
 
 
XoXo
London
 
 
 
 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Sour Cherry by Nichole Severn




About the Author

As a romantic suspense, Nichole Severn fills her stories with edge-of-your-seat-suspense, kick ass heroines, unforgettable heroes and bad guys readers love to hate. She graduated with a degree in psychology from Utah Valley University, which stemmed from her obsession with serial killers, and is currently seeking her bachelors in English Literature. The obsession has toned down…a little.

She resides with her very supportive, albeit patient, husband in Las Vegas, NV, where she enjoys running, rock climbing, snowboarding, and action movies.




Cherish "Cherry" Williams has been betrayed by her own motorcycle club. After a late night package delivery goes bad, the club president wants her head. With every member of the club out looking for
her, she seeks help from the last place they'd suspect--behind enemy lines.

Cooper Nolan was supposed to be a one-night stand. Now he's her only hope of survival. But the Vice President of Satan's Army has secrets of his own, and war between their clubs is inevitable if he doesn't turn Cherry over to her president.

As connection after connection unravels, Cooper and Cherry's days--and lust-fueled nights--become a race against time. Will she and her hot, sexy bartender choose love and trust over duty and image--or will murder, corruption, and lies turn Cherry and the best night of her life into nothing more than a memory?


 
Buy Links:

Amazon (available on all other devices May 29, 2013)
 
Web:

 

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness

 
 
Do you know someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer? I know I do. So help support a worthy cause, and keep fighting to find a cure!
 
 
 
 
 
XoXo
London
 

Lady of Thorns by Nicola M. Cameron

Hello, and thanks so much for having me on today! Lady of Thorns is the third book in a series that was never supposed to be a series. I’ve ...