Thursday, July 23, 2020

Too hot for Ya? Read coooollll... (#hockeyromance, #sportsromance, #romance #militaryromance #veteranromance #alaskaromance)

For many of us, late July is a time to stay at home in the air conditioning. And with Covid-engendered fears, this year more than ever. 

I live in Mazatlan, Mexico, a great place except for the excessve humidity in the summer months. Today, for example, is a balmy 90 degrees Fahrenheit that my weather app claims "feels like 99." And it does, due to the 63% humidity. And it never cools down. 

Northern California was my home for most of my life, where we enjoy the breeze flowing from the Pacific Ocean, along the delta of the Sacramento River, cooling us every evening. For example, the high in Sacramento, my former hometown, is going to be 91 today, but it will drop all the way to 57 tonight--deliciously chilly. In contrast, the low tonight in Mazatlan will be 77, really not cold enough for relief.

So if you're living in a similarly hot clime, may I invite you to enjoy a couple of books set in chillier environs?




Irresistible force, meet immovable object
Veteran Fisher Chugatt has withdrawn from the world, retreating to the Alaskan village 
where he was born and raised.

Can a sexy, lively DJ from Los Angeles 
break through his shell?
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DJ Valerie Percy rejects the phony life she's lived and travels to remote Takinsha Island determined to start over. She looks for an FWB, an accessory she considers more important than mascara. She wants a warm, outgoing man to laugh with her, 
hang out with her, and shag her silly.

And then she falls for Fisher Chugatt, a loner who rejects any relationship.
Can Valerie's love heal the pain Fisher carries?
*****
What Goodreads reviewers thought of earlier editions:
"...enjoyable... Sweet story, steamy sex and very likeable characters."
--Christa
"...a good read by the pool in the summer or by the fire in the winter."
--Ursula
"I enjoyed this one... I liked their chemistry..."
--Heather in FL

Set in lovely, cool Alaska, this book is
guaranteed to help you think cool thoughts even though the sex is seriously hot.

Buy it here. Free with KU!

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Also guaranteed for sexy thrills 
and chills is my hockey romance.

How far would you go to win your lifelong dream?

When filmmaker Zoë Whipple agrees to shoot a documentary about a hockey team’s season, she doesn’t sign on for scandal, crime and murder. But she discovers that players, rabid to win the championship, don’t let morality or the law stand in the way of their ambitions.

When a rookie dies from cardiac arrest, Zoë is saddened but not suspicious until another player, in the grip of ’roid rage, goes berserk on the ice and ends up in the hospital. Digging into the mess reveals illegal painkillers and steroid abuse among most of the team. Zoë, whose reputation for honest filmmaking is at stake, threatens to expose the scandals.

Is her new lover, team captain “Crash” Crasseau, responsible for the harassment and vandalism meant to scare her into silence? When Crasseau’s ex-wife is murdered, and Zoë’s daughter is threatened, Zoë must choose between her career ambitions and her child’s safety.

What others have said about a previous edition:

Five stars! I genuinely enjoyed this book.
--John W. Cobb, Amazon reader

Whether you are a fan of sports or not, I have no doubt you will enjoy this romance.
--Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Spice up your isolation with a little PERILOUS PLAY--on sale for 99cents! (#99cents, #KU, #BDSM)

It's no secret that this quarantine is grating on everyone's nerves, so much so that many of us are becoming sloppy about staying home and wearing masks when outside. I know that I've had it literally up to my eyeballs with my sweaty nose and absolute boredom. Couple that with a new home with a bad TV system and there's a recipe for COVID disaster.

So I've been reading a lot, and looking for new, well-written material. If you're in the same situation as I am--and a lot of you reading this are--try this:



Available in both paperback and ebook, this stunning memoir has garnered many five star reviews lauding it for its good writing and excellent, helpful content. Here are just a few:

Five stars! A candid and page-turning account.
--Tina Williams, Amazon reader

Five stars! I wish more people knew about this book - especially any sub who is either incredibly curious about this lifestyle or those serious in their wanting more knowledge or needing to find some answers.
--Kathleen Rivest, Amazon reader

Five stars! I have been active in "the lifestyle" for almost ten years and Perilous Play is a must read.
--Elena J. Kelly, Amazon reader

Five stars!  A great read for both sides of the "/" and was enjoyable to read.
--Greg W., Amazon reader

ON SALE NOW FOR 99 CENTS

BUY IT HERE

Monday, May 25, 2020

Honoring our Military---Veteran Romance on Sale Now! (#99cents #KU #militaryromance #alaskaromance #PostCombatSyndrome)


Irresistible force, meet immovable object

*

Veteran Fisher Chugatt has withdrawn from the world, retreating to the Alaskan village where he was born and raised.

Can a sexy, lively DJ from Los Angeles break through his shell?



DJ Valerie Percy rejects the phony life she’s lived and travels to remote Takinsha Island determined to start over. She looks for a fuck-buddy, an accessory she considers more important than mascara. She wants a warm, outgoing man to laugh with her, hang out with her, and shag her silly.

And then she falls for Fisher Chugatt, a loner who rejects any relationship.

Can Valerie’s love heal the pain Fisher carries?

*****

This book was previously published as Seducing the Hermit. It’s been revised and re-edited for your reading pleasure.

What Goodreads reviewers thought of earlier editions:

“…enjoyable… Sweet story, steamy sex and very likeable characters.”

--Christa

“…a good read by the pool in the summer or by the fire in the winter.”

--Ursula

“I enjoyed this one… I liked their chemistry…”

--Heather in FL





Friday, April 24, 2020

Attitude of Gratitude: COVID in Mazatlan

I don't usually talk about the value of maintaining an attitude of gratitude until November and Thanksgiving comes around. But in these strange and very trying times, I try to keep a positive outlook no matter how distressing the reality. I acknowledge what's going on while still working to find the good in any and every situation.

But there's def good stuff going on. The authorities here, while knowing they're overmatched, are taking intelligent steps.  The beaches are closed, gatherings prohibited, alcohol sales suspended. Social distancing is emphasized--grocery stores will allow only one person per family to enter. No kids and no pregnant women. The streets (at least where I go) are quiet and most people wear masks.



At this roadblock, authroties took my temperature wth a handheld device that didn't touch my skin,  and sprayed down the car with disinfectant. Also received a pamphlet about COVID-19.

There are still wonderful things here to enjoy:



Close-up of a cactus flower
Sheep or goats? I first thought goats, but a closer look revealed that
they're recently shorn sheep. I think.




My big, beautiful, empty beach, Playa Cerritos:








Pineapples growing nearby

Plants that are pathetic little houseplants 
in the USA grow to giant size here



But into each lovely life a little rain must fall. As I mentioned, alcohol sales have been suspended. Below, see my last bottle of red...opened last night (sob sob).





WISH ME LUCK!


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Vagina scented candles and other musings; Devere's Ward on sale now! (#RegencyRomance #99cents #KU)

January 2020 has brought us an increase in tensions in the Middle East,  Australia on fire, and Gwyneth Paltrow's vagina candle.  Imagine the hoohah over a hoohah scented candle!  

Amidst the kerfluffle, I read an article in The Guardian asking, 

Why is Gwyneth Paltrow selling a candle that smells like her vagina?


That's easy, you idiots. BECAUSE SHE CAN.

And it SOLD OUT in just a few days.

The Twitterverse has reacted predictably (and hilariously)--just search vagina candle on Twitter and you'll be amply rewarded. Here are a couple of the best:



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It is hard to avoid concern about the decline and fall of Western Civilization.

On an completely unrelated note, my award-winning Regency romance, Lord Devere's Ward, is on sale this week. Enjoy!


Will he choose love or honor?

Orphaned Kate Scoville is trapped in a tower prison by her scheming uncle, who plans to wed her to his loathsome son in order to gain control of her fortune. Plucky and resourceful, Lady Kate escapes to London to ask for help from her guardian. She's sure the elderly Earl of Devere will help her in her plight.
Kate is astounded to find that the Earl has died, and his son has become her guardian. Quinn, the present Earl, remembers Kate from his childhood as an awkward child he loved to taunt and tease. 


But now his ward has grown into a beautiful young woman. Though honor prevents Quinn from making Kate his, their attraction is irresistible…

Will Kate tempt Quinn into abandoning honor? Will the wicked uncle trap Kate, compromise her and steal her fortune?


First published as Hopelessly Compromised by Kensington/Zebra Books. Winner of the Beacon Award for Best Historical Romance.

What readers said about previous editions

Five Stars! Regency Romance is Alive!
--B. Berry

Five Stars! Thoroughly Engaging Regency Romp
--Catherine Cavendish

Five Stars!
--Pandora

Five Stars! …so charming and lively…
--ldsfrost

Five Stars! Regency at Its Best!
--Judith Dedek


Happy reading!



Friday, December 27, 2019

Had Enough of Merriment and Good Cheer? Try a Twisted Yuletide Story! (#ChristmasRomance #TwistedChristmas)

Okay, it's the most wonderful time of the year, but by this time many of us will have had it up to our eyeballs with family, friends, and phony holiday cheer. It's time to retreat to your favorite book nook with a pet on your lap, a glass of wine by your side and a good read.

I've written three sexy shorties appropriate to the season...but with more than a few twists...or should I say kinks?

And whether you prefer historical, paranormal, contemporary or futuristic, I have something to tickle your, uh, fancy.



Genre and setting: Historical with a touch of vamp...Scotland, Yule Eve, 1260

A Viking raider with mysterious powers brings change to little Clan Kilbirnie, 
especially to the chieftain’s daughter Rhona.

Reviews include:

Five Stars! A short but delightfully sexy read.
--T.B. Cooper, Amazon

Five Stars! Interesting, fun, exciting and so much more.
--Sherry Westendorf, Amazon

Find it on Amazon for a nifty 99 cents!

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Genre and setting: contemporary erotic romance,
New York, USA

Shelbie Nathanson resents Rick Saldano's ascension to C.O.O. of her family's shoe company, a job she's wanted all her life. But she can't resist his red-hot, sexy style of lovemaking--one that focuses on her passion: shoes.

What others have thought of an earlier edition:

“Deliciously hot!”
--Author Justine Elyot

“This book was great…very believable fun story…Thanks for the quick romp.”
--Black Disaster Fairy

“Five stars…brought me into a world I don’t have a clue about. Very well-written short story.”
--Kurt Wannanut

99 cents at Amazon

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inside this book you'll find, not only Toe Cleavage (above) and another steamy holiday tale...

The Moon Maiden’s Mate

Genre and setting: futuristic romance, Luna, 2114 

Lunarian law requires 24-year-old Shayna Goldstein to marry before she's 25. She's dated everyone in New Brooklyn and rejected them all—Gideon Landers, the first man who kissed her, haunts her memories, preventing her from loving anyone else. Desperate, she consults a matchmaker, who sends a reluctant Shayna to Farside Colony to meet her mate.

The commander of Farside Colony, Gideon Landers has never forgotten Shayna. That he's been matched with her is a dream come true, but will she be willing to live in the remote colony?

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“This was a really fun story... Read it!”
--Dana Busenbark

The six-story collection is on Amazon priced at $2.99

Enjoy a twisted Christmas!