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Friday, July 31, 2015

Book Fun Friday Welcomes Nancy Sator

A Note From Nancy:
Hello all and thanks to Celia for hosting me here today. BONES ALONG THE HILL began when Neva Oakley whispered in my ear, “Hi. My name is Neva and I fix the faces of the dead.” Neva and I wrote the story together over the next few years, weaving in Gray Ledbetter’s inexplicable suicide and bringing hunky architect Davis Pratt to work with us. It’s available in both electronic and paperback formats in all the usual places. My second novel, a paranormal romance titled BLESSED CURSE is in second draft. I hope to have it out in the fall of this year. Have a great summer!

Bio: Nancy Sartor is a Nashville born writer, a charter member and current president of Word Spinners Ink, a member of RWA, MWA and SiNC. She is an enthusiastic graduate of Donald Maass's Breakout Novel Intensive Workshop, Don Maass's workshop on micro tension and the Writer's Police Academy.

Log Line: Decade-old mystery; power-mad enemy threaten funeral facial restorationist Neva Oakley.

Book Tag Line: Neva Oakley’s legendary skill at making the dead look alive cannot bring back her first love. Davis Pratt searches for his long lost brother. The search leads them to a human trafficking ring. Impossible crimes threaten both family and friends. Can they free each other to embrace their future?

Book Blurb : Neva Oakley is a funeral facial reconstructionist whose legendary skill at making the dead look alive has earned her the title of best in the nation. But her talent cannot bring back Gray Ledbetter her first love, who inexplicably took his own life ten years ago.
Neva’s new love interest, Davis Pratt has his own tragic mystery. He searches for his younger brother, Stephen, who disappeared long ago. Chances are Stephen’s dead, but Davis won’t give up the search. When their separate searches lead them to the Oakley cemetery and a murder tied to a human trafficking ring, impossible crimes threaten both family and friends, crimes that cannot be ignored. Not even the Nashville PD can keep Neva safe. Can they solve their mysteries together as they could not separately and free one another to embrace their future?

Book Excerpt:

Neva flattened herself against the wall.
Uncle Rex was outside. There was nothing to worry about. Then she remembered that Davis had soundproofed his walls during the renovation, saying the houses here were so close his neighbor could hear a half-hearted fart.
She’d thought it funny at the time.
A rush of adrenaline sent her heart galloping.
You are such a coward. There’s nobody in here.
Unless it was Davis. Davis, who was not in England, who came home to find someone in his house and noises from his sanctuary. In which case the gun was in his hand.
She should call out.
If it wasn’t Davis, she’d lose any chance at surprise.
She turned the scissors so the sharp end was poised to stab

Question for you Dear Reader: When you think of crimes against women, do you usually think of human trafficking?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Book Fun Friday Welcomes Back Syndney St. Claire

Book Fun Friday Welcomes back Syndey St Claire with her hot summer military steamy romance Beauty Submits to her Beast


Sydney St. Claire is the pseudonym of Susan Edwards, author of 14 Historical Native American/Western/Paranormal romances and the author of the popular “White” Series.
Sydney loves writing and sharing stories of love, happiness and dreams come true with her readers. She credits her mother for her writing success.  Encouraged to read as a child, she always preferred happy endings which meant romances were her favorite genre.  Sydney takes her readers into the world of erotica romance where her characters come together in explosive passion as they solve life’s problems and find true love along with the best sex our hero and heroine have ever experienced.
Book Title:  Beauty Submits to her Beast (Erotica)
Once Upon a Dom Series
Release Date: June 26, 2015

Log Line:  Ex Navy Seal Damon is haunted by his past. Can Beauty tame the Beast & save the man? 

Book Tag Line:

Ex Navy SEAL Damon Steele is haunted by his past and blames himself for the loss of his team. Why did he survive when good men, with families, did not. He reluctantly agrees to partner with a new sub at his friend’s BDSM event. Caitlin runs a horse rescue site and after meeting Damon, she vows to rescue Damon and maybe convince him they have a future together..

Book Draw:
Rancher Caitlin Olsen is in complete control of her life. After years of taking care of others, she’s on her own and loving every minute. She has her horses and her ranch. What more does she need? Yet deep inside, she yearns to give up all her responsibilities and simply experience life. When a friend suggests she try a bit of BDSM role-play, she does her research and accepts an invitation to Pleasure Manor for a fairy tale event.

Former Navy SEAL and Dominant, Damon Steele is a loner. His failure to keep his team alive destroyed too many hopes and dreams. He won’t be responsible for anyone else's life or happiness ever again. There’s no room in his life—or his heart—for romance. Instead, he satisfies his needs at BDSM clubs and never with the same sub. Taking part in the fairy tale event at Pleasure Manor is difficult enough, but when Beauty challenges him both in the bedroom and out, he’s not sure he can control his inner beast.

Book Excerpt:
She licked her lips, suddenly nervous again. How did a person begin a cold turkey sexual fling? She didn’t engage in one-night stands, always dated and got to know her past lovers first. “I’m Caitlin. I’ve never been here before. What now?”
He inclined his head. “I’m Damon. I’ll be your Dom for the weekend. Find the X on the floor and stand on it.”
Damon. To tame. Oh, yes, she wanted to tame her beast. Like a flame set to gas-soaked briquettes, his gaze on her breast, along with his sexy, deep baritone voice, ignited the ball of lust swirling in her center.
Whew, this won’t be so bad. In fact, if she hadn’t been cuffed, she might have jumped him, tumbled them both onto the couch.
He snapped his fingers, bringing her back to the here and now. “First rule. I don't give instructions more than once. Do as I ordered.”
The lust in her veins cooled and once again, indignation threaded with anger took hold. “Excuse me?” No one had ordered her around since she was thirteen and assumed the role of parent to her younger siblings and caregiver to her mother.
“Your choice is to obey or leave. If you want to leave, I’ll remove the cuffs and let Hastings arrange for you to be taken home.”
Go before she sampled this hunk? Nope. No matter how much she hated being told what to do. Her curiosity was piqued, and her body ached to have this man kiss her. And fuck her like a stallion claiming his mare. This Belle wanted her Beast.

Question for YOU Dear Reader:

Do you have a favorite fairytale? If so, which one and why?
How do fairytales apply to our daily lives? What purpose do they serve?

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Book Fun Friday Welcomes Joanne Guidoccio

Book Fun Friday Welcomes Joanne Guidoccio

In 2008, Joanne took advantage of early retirement and launched a second career as a writer. Her articles and book reviews have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and online. When she tried her hand at fiction, she made reinvention a recurring theme in her novels and short stories.

Book Title:

A Season for Killing Blondes

Log Line:

4 Dead Blondes + 1 Brunette Lottery Winner

Book Tag Line:

A brunette lottery winner never has an alibi when dead blondes turn up in dumpsters near her favorite haunts.

Book Blurb:
Hours before the opening of her career counseling practice, Gilda Greco discovers the dead body of golden girl Carrie Ann Godfrey, neatly arranged in the dumpster outside her office. Gilda’s life and budding career are stalled as Detective Carlo Fantin, her former high school crush, conducts the investigation.
When three more dead blondes turn up all brutally strangled and deposited near Gilda’s favorite haunts, she is pegged as a prime suspect for the murders. Frustrated by Carlo’s chilly detective persona and the mean girl antics of Carrie Ann’s meddling relatives, Gilda decides to launch her own investigation. She discovers a gaggle of suspects, among them a yoga instructor in need of anger management training, a lecherous photographer, and fourteen ex-boyfriends.
As the puzzle pieces fall into place, shocking revelations emerge, forcing Gilda to confront the envy and deceit she has long overlooked.

Book Excerpt:
Three thousand euros worth of pastries. Can you believe it?
When I agreed to import the pastries, I had no idea I would be subsidizing the failing Italian economy and helping Silvio Berlusconi stay in power for a few weeks longer. Left to my own devices, I would have gone down the street to Regency Bakery, picked up some pastries and just walked them over. But my mother and Aunt Amelia were adamant. The open house for my new career counseling office needed a proper launch, one that could only be achieved with pastries from a Sicilian bakery.
To be fair, both of them were horrified when they saw that final four-figure amount on the invoice and swore me to secrecy. While conspicuous consumption is valued in the Italian community, being taken for a ride is not, and we would never hear the end of it from Uncle Paolo who is still complaining about the ten cents he has to pay for a shopping bag at No Frills.
I watched my mother rearrange the amaretto cookies, stuffed figs, biscotti, and other delicacies that had arrived yesterday. She and Aunt Amelia had brought in their best silver trays and carts and spent hours—according to Uncle Paolo—creating a colorful Italian corner.
“Everything is perfect. Maybe too perfect.” My mother made the sign of the cross and mumbled a Hail Mary.
“Relax, Ma. I’ve got everything under control. Nothing bad will happen.”
“Things have been going too well, Gilda. The lottery win. Your new career. This beautiful office. I’ve had one of my dreams, and you know what that means.”

Readers Answer Joanne This: (put the answer in the comments below)

Complete the following sentence – If you won a $19 million lottery…

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