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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Thunder and Lightning ~ #SexySnippets


Rain on Me is available now!

 For those counting along at home, this is the final cover. I sure had fun making the other forty-some. :D
(blurb) 
If every heart’s a package someone else has tied in knots, how did bondage unravel mine?

I’d sleep with the devil to nail the source of illegal poker machines pouring into my district. It’s personal between me and those one-armed bandits, but when my captain asked me to go undercover as a sexual submissive to catch our suspect, my gut said “Hell, no, even I can’t tell a lie that big.”

Enter Ray Casey, shibari master, who spent two weeks showing me the world of erotic bondage. I fell hard for Ray, but the outcome of our affair was preordained; duty above all.

When the unthinkable happened, where could I turn when I couldn’t trust my brothers in blue? My instincts led me back to Ray, but he wants me to submit to something harder than a little BDS&M….

~Zinnia J. Jackson, Det. 1st Grade, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division 



Now for my seven sentences: 
His growl blended with the thunder when he leaned down, wrapped his hands around the back of my thighs and hoisted me; I locked my knees to his side, grabbing his shirt with my fists.
He slammed me against the car, canting my hips so the head of his cock breached my swollen entrance. Lightning streaked across the sky when he slid into me. Though my eyes were closed, the ghostly print of the bolt staggered across the inside of my skull. The sweet friction of penetration was sharpened by those damnable, blissful cords. They pressed my flesh tightly to his, making his invasion into a full-out assault.

And then he matched his rhythm to the rain.

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Interviewing Sam and Fang from Rockin' the Heart by Gracen Miller

Author Gracen Miller let me interview her main characters from her new release, Rockin' the Heart. Bonus! I got to be a reporter for a gossip mag.



BLURB:

If music nourishes the soul…

Loved by millions, but shunned by blood, Heath “Fang” Fangor has led his band, Hot Wired, to the top while others have fallen by the wayside. He devoted his life to music, and from that devotion harvested a new family—his band mates and fans.

A man can desire nothing else…or can he?

Living in the shadow of her brother’s fame sucks! Sam Collins is desperate to have what she wants—a simple and uncomplicated life. She’s no stranger to scandals and how they work. Now that she’s inadvertently dragged Fang into the center of her latest gossip, could the scandal she created in her quest for freedom have gone too far?

Amid stardom the heart stages a new melody…

Fang has more fame and fortune than he will ever need, but none of that matters if he can’t have the woman of his dreams. Years have been wasted waiting for the right moment to approach the woman his heart desires above all others. There’s just one major problem...she’s his best friend’s sister. To have her, he will have to risk it all.

One that might be responsible for Rockin' the Heart!


Eden: Thanks for joining Celebrity Beef. *shakes Fang’s hand while Sam nods at her*
Fang: It’s our pleasure, Eden.

Eden: Where do you live? Any particular reason you chose to live in this place?
Sam: *swirling a lock of hair around her fingers* I live in Los Angeles with my brother and Fang, but I was born in Alabama. I didn’t really choose to live here. My parents were killed in a car crash when I was thirteen and my brother, Jase and his band mates raised me. So I sorta had to live in LA with him. I’m working on getting out of Cali.

Eden: What are your favorite scenes in your book: the action, the dialog, or the romance?
Sam: Ooo…*sits forward* Definitely the dialog and the romance. I enjoy hanging out with the Hot Wired band, and the dialog is always interesting. Never know what to expect from that gang of asshats. What woman doesn’t enjoy the romance? Fang’s a smooth talker and he knows how to make a woman feel special.
Fang: Engaging in dialog with Sam is an adventure. *winks at her* But wooing her was the highlight of the book in my opinion.

Eden: Did you have a hard time convincing your author to write any particular scenes for you?
Fang: She didn’t want to write the book. She was a virgin contemporary new adult romance author, but after we convinced her to give us a chance, she wrote our story in less than two months. That quick of a timeline is a first for her.

Eden: What were you doing the day before your story began?
Fang: Writing lyrics and pining for Sam.
Sam: *snorts* See…I told you Fang’s a charmer. I was committing grand theft auto. *cheeky grin*

Eden: Do you like the way your writer ended your story?
Fang: Oh, yes…*grins* I got what I wanted, so it’s the perfect ending.

Eden: What is your greatest fear?
Sam: Screwing things up with Fang and hearing Jase say “I told you so”.
Fang: *captures his hand in hers and squeezes*

  

EXCERPT:

Chapter One

Heath was a rock star god. The tight lines fanning outward from his silver eyes classified him as a pissed off rock star god.
“Wanna tell me what you did this time to get the platinum treatment?” He indicated the jail cell, while ramming his fingers through his shaggy, jet-black hair.
Preferring to shrink into the shadows and avoid a confrontation with him, Sam took a deep breath and rose from the bench. She stepped away from the metal seat to draw closer to the bars dividing them.
She’d expected her brother, Jason—Jase—to ride to her rescue. Like always. Her foundation. Predictable. Dependable. Rattled by her sibling’s abandonment, she ogled the skull on Heath’s shirt, mortification overwhelming her.
If Heath was Jase’s replacement, then he’d been serious when he said ‘don’t call me the next time you’re arrested.’ She’d assumed he yelled that in anger. She was surprised he’d bothered to offer aid at all.
Gut hollow at her brother’s desertion, she cleared the ache out of her throat and asked, “Can’t you just bail me out and we’ll forget this ever happened?”
Knowing he wouldn’t go for that suggestion, Sam swallowed hard and shuffled her feet. Disappointing Jase was one thing, but letting Heath down was an entirely different matter. She’d crushed on the man since her tenth birthday when he’d given her a heart-shaped jewelry box. Didn’t matter he’d been too old for her at a mature fourteen. That infatuation hadn’t waned with age either, but only grown stronger. Not that he showed her a stitch of interest. To him, she was nothing more complicated than a kid sister.
His digits curled around one of the bars. The tattoo lettering on his left knuckles fit his current disposition—ired. On the other hand the letters H-O-T-W graced his knuckles. If read together, they spelled out the name of his band: Hot Wired.
“Not this time, Samantha.”
She cringed. The only time he broke out her full name was when he was upset or disappointed with her.
“You been drinking?”
“You know I haven’t.” Just shy of twenty-one, in her world getting liquor wasn’t an issue. Neither was alcohol her preferred drug of choice.
“Drugs?”
She rolled her eyes, the question too stupid to warrant a response.
“This type of publicity is bad news for the band.” She’d heard that one before. None of her recklessness damaged Hot Wired’s career. Not that she sought to hinder their mega stardom. She wasn’t that selfish, she just struggled with controlling her impulses on occasion.
Therapy failed to help. Yelling spawned further rebellion.
Living under the umbrella of the band’s fame grew tiresome. Her life should be her own, to live however she pleased. Weary of the media hounding her, she craved going back to a time when nobody knew her name. A normal life like when she’d been a kid.
She’d grown up on daydreams of the band making it to the big times. They won the lottery of recording deals, while Sam discovered stardom came at a high price. Along with that knowledge came the freebie of all lessons…fantasies were often better than reality. The last time she’d visited the mall without a trail of vipers eager to report her purchases she’d been fifteen.
Sheesh!
Was it too much to ask to have a date the world didn’t scrutinize? Even the loss of her virginity made headline news. That act should’ve come with the expectation of privacy. Thanks to the tabloids, Jase almost burst a blood vessel over that exploitation.
Once she’d picked her nose in public on purpose because a rag-reporter stalked her. Scratched her butt on another occasion. Gave them something to write. Those were the photographs and articles that gave her incentive to laugh.
“The only reason they’re not pressing charges is because of Jase.”
“Thanks for the reminder.” Along with it came the reminder that her brother sent Heath instead of coming himself.
Despite the news-hounds, she got out of a lot of shit thanks to her brother’s identity. This incident would be all over the rags and Internet before morning.
‘Hot Wired’s drummer’s sister is at it again!’ They’d go on to paint her wild and immoral comportment.
Have at it you fucks. Can’t hurt me any more than you already have, but what about the band?
Distance from Hot Wired would aid all of them. She’d get her peace of mind back, and they’d be devoid of the rebel-rouser in their group.
She’d mentioned changing her last name and moving back to their Southern roots in the small Alabama town where she’d been born. Jase had gone bat-shit crazy at the suggestion and went on and on about how their parents would be rolling over in their grave at her abandoning the family name.
The name-change idea had been discarded. Swept under the rug like a dust bunny never to be spoken of again.
Torn between two worlds, Sam was suffocating. Living with someone she couldn’t have in a world where she didn’t belong.
She sank back down onto the bench and lay down on the uncomfortable metal, staring at the ceiling. “Go away, Heath. I’m not in the mood for a lecture.”
A sigh came from him, followed by a long pause. She anticipated he’d argue, but she focused on the water spot marring the tiled ceiling and prepared herself to fight back.
The sound of his retreating boots hitting concrete echoed in the room. His exit surprised her, but relieved her too. Faced with his disappointment, she vowed again she’d terminate her criminal behavior.
She settled the backside of her wrist against her forehead. She made that promise to herself often and botched the good intentions each time.
After a moment, a new set of footsteps approached the cell. Even with her eyes closed she determined the intruder wasn’t Heath. In a room full of guests, she could identify his gait. Heath’s solid steps and long stride made for a unique swagger that bespoke his self-confidence. Celebrated his rocker status. Watching him walk compared to admiring art. Ogling his ass as he strode away…eye-gasms.
This individual’s fast-paced walk reminded her of the peppered rounds of gunfire. She waited for the person to speak. The clink of metal striking metal and locks disengaging snagged her attention. She turned her head. The thirty-something deputy swung the cell-door open. “You’re free to go, Ms. Collins.”
Sam rolled off the bench and grinned at the officer as she sidled past him. She’d bragged as they booked her that they wouldn’t hold her long and the charges wouldn’t stick.
In the lobby, Heath waited for her with his hands shoved in his jeans pocket. His shaggy-butchered hair shadowed his eyes, doing a good job of hiding his expression, but the hard line of his jaw indicated he’d married his irritation. Lectures were sure to come.
Looking at him, no one would guess he rocked the panties off chicks worldwide. With his long-sleeved, pull-over black shirt, sporting a white skull, his snug well-worn jeans and scuffed boots, he appeared as average as any hard American worker.
That’s what I need to warm my cold bed. Average. Not my brother’s best friend and rock star god.
There was nothing average about Heath Fangor—Fang to his band mates and the world. Neither would he seduce her. Not even as a one-time gig. The man and his fucked up principals…or maybe they were her fucked up principals because she couldn’t say for sure if she’d enter into a one-night-stand with him if he begged for one. She wanted more, and a one-nighter would be difficult to live with.
“Thanks for the bail out, Fang.” She breezed past him with all intention of snubbing him, but he caught her arm. He held on tight, giving her a warning glare when she tried to jerk free.
“Don’t be ungrateful, brat.” He towed her toward the elevator.
“Thanks for the autograph, Fang!” She glanced back at the deputy who’d released her from the cell. He waved a piece of paper at them, grinning ear-to-ear.
Heath shoved her into the lift. The moment the doors shut, he slammed his palms down on either side of her head. Sam sucked in a breath, her eyes frozen on his sexy-ass mouth. The bottom lip was slightly puffier than the top, nice and pink, and wet. He’d probably licked them, which explained the sheen. She had naughty fantasies with them as the star of the show navigating her body. The damage she suspected they could accomplish created a slippery situation in her panties.
A slight tilt of his lips before he said, “Eyes on mine.”
She refocused and locked onto his silver gaze. The accusations she saw there struck her like a blow to the gut. Looking away would be easier, but Heath had a way of holding her to a higher level with just a penetrating stare. His expectations were tall, and she despised him for having such grand aspirations for her.
“What’s gotten into you? Base diving—”
“That was fun. You should try it.”
“—bar brawls, knifing chicks in Miami—”
“Hey! I was found innocent of that allegation!”
Elevating his eyebrows, he called her statement a lie without uttering a word.
“—and now you’re adding grand theft auto to your long list of offenses.”



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BIO:

Gracen is a hopeless daydreamer masquerading as a “normal” person in southern society.  When not writing, she’s a full-time basketball/football/guitar mom for her two sons and a devoted wife to her real-life hero-husband. She’s addicted to writing, paranormal romance novels, movies, Alabama football and coffee…addictions are not necessarily in order of priority. She’s convinced coffee is nectar from the gods and blending coffee and writing together generates the perfect creative merger. Many of her creative worlds are spawned from coffee highs. To learn more about Gracen and her writing or to leave her a comment, visit her at the following sites:
Twitter: @GracenMiller











Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve Blog Hop ~ Win $150.00 Amazon or B&N Gift Card


Welcome to my stop on the New Year's Eve Blog Hop! 


Some pretty stunning events happened to me this past year, not the least of which was that both my children announced, a mere three months apart, that they were expecting their first child...and both had little girls. 

Getting the double-whammy dose of "Guess what? You're going to be a grandmother!" really threw me for a loop. 


I mean, like, reeeally threw me. 


As a first-time parent, you wrestle with the same sense of amazement, of course, but I had to accept there was one huge difference. 
As a parent, you expect to be there to see how your children's lives turn out. As a grandparent, I had to accept that the odds are lower that I'll still be holding those hands when my grandchildren cross that finish line into adulthood.

So...what I'm looking forward to in 2014 is making every minute count.

Grand prize, which will be chosen from entering the RAFFLECOPTER link
  here 
will include: a $150.00 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card (winners choice) SSLY Key Chain, a signed copy of Bohemian Grove by T.M. Williams, an E-book of Maverick Touch: The Cat by Ashley Nemer

I'm going to give one lucky commenter e-copies (.mobi or .ePub) of all three books in my series Those Devilish De Marco Men...and here's how you can enter:

Leave me a comment telling me the most memorable thing you did with EITHER your grandparent OR grandchild. I'll need your e-mail address, too, along with the format you prefer should you be selected as the winner.

BONUS: If I get more than twenty comments, then I'll draw another name, and that person will win two books from the series, and if I have over forty comments, then a third person will win one e-book...so send your friends :)

Be sure to visit the other participating blogs, and have a Happy New Year!





Sunday, December 29, 2013

Path of Least Resistance ~ #SexySnippets


This week, my seven sentences come from Rain On Me, Book #1 of my new interracial erotic bondage series, Give Me Shelter, scheduled for release at the end of January.


(unedited and subject to deletion)
The look on her face when I pulled her against me and extended our linked hands almost made me laugh. “I’m leading. This is not the time to do your own thing,” I warned.
I’m barely adequate on a dance floor, but the simple box step suited my purpose. I wanted to feel Zin’s head on my shoulder, and enjoy feeling the rain slip between our bodies, moving aside whenever it encountered a place where her flesh was pressed to mine. The sensation made me want to believe we could move other things aside, and for the same reason, because we were pressed together so tightly, going around us was the path of least resistance.

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Limp ~ #SexySnippets



Six more from Incidental Contact. The town's biggest playboy has started to have performance issues. Okay, yeah, so I'm grinning. 


He might even say that unexpected romp was better than the sex…but then again, he hadn’t had sex, had he? Fucking limp bastard. What the hell was up with his cock? In the pool, with Amy squirming in his arms like a turned-on teddy bear, begging him with her eyes—nothing.
Nothing below the waist. His brain conjured the intense ripple of pleasure from sliding into the heat of her tight pussy, but the sensation—and act—was limited to his skull.
Gotta be stress.

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Useless #Sexy Snippets

      

 This week's seven sentences come from Incidental Contact, which releases Tuesday. 

        The fine print blurred. His mind’s eye saw the spray from the shower running over Amy's skin. The image was all too easy to conjure after last night. His brain sketched her hands, rubbing soap across her breasts and down her thighs. Then the image changed, and his hands were doing the rubbing.
        Thinking about what he was missing, he glared at the undisturbed fabric over his cock. Useless motherfucker.

What? I told you I made Eric suffer, didn't I? Yep, I wrote an erotic romance hero with erectile issues. Trust me, that's only one of the problems Eric must overcome, but it doesn't turn down the heat in this story one bit.

Be sure to read the sexy snippets from the other participants. Check the links
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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Contact ~ #SexySnippets


 Dont'cha just love that moment when the hero really sees--I mean really sees--the unlikely heroine?  When his defenses are down and it's like he's using someone else's eyes? That's happening in this snippet from Incidental Contact (Release date, Dec. 10th)


Raking his hair from his eyes, Eric pictured Amy in a dress. He imagined bending her over the back end of her car, flipping the hem up around her waist, and yanking down her panties. He just wasn't sure why. Habit, maybe. Or deprivation. Or the cute way she said “fucking”. Okay, so the jockey comment had him going. 

Be sure to read the sexy snippets from the other participants. Check the links here, or follow on Twitter or Facebook. Have a great week (I'm moving...groan)