Monthly Archives: June 2012

Fantasy Man Friday

Woot, woot! It’s Friday. It’s Friiiiday. It’s Friiiiidaaaaay! Yay! The winner of the Keyboards and Kink blog hop is Ursula! Congrats, Ursula!

So it’s been an insane week. Had some medical tests done on Monday, found out on Wednesday that I’m normal…medically at least. Had a book release on Wednesday (There’s still time to enter for a chance to win a copy of You Bet Your Banshee. The giveaway ends on Sunday night and the winner will be announced on Monday.) And today marks the release of Keyboards and Kink, a thirteen author anthology which contains my short story, Immortal Game (Olympus, Inc. 1.5). Woot!

And I did hear that I should be getting edits soon(ish) for Primal Song which is coming out with Ellora’s Cave. I also finished a WIP this week and sent it off to be tortured looked over by the lovely Avril Ashton. I’m hoping to get that one cleaned up and submitted to my editor in the next couple of weeks.

*rubs her hands together* Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?

Oh, but you’re not here for all of that news. You’re here for the man, huh? Well, okay. I guess I can share him with you now. Since it is release day, I started thinking about the hero of Immortal Game. Briareus is his name and he’s a giant with a naughty reputation. I’m not giving you any more information than that. But when I stumbled upon today’s Fantasy Man, I realized he reminded me of my hero, Briareus.

I’m not going to tell you which part reminds me of a giant *cough* but I’ll let you use your imagination. Heh. I mean, uh, he reminds me of Briareus because of the dress shirt. My hero has a very respectable job (sort of) working in Tartarus, the Mount Olympus prison alongside his brothers. But they’re nowhere as interesting as BC (Briareus Colonomos). Now aren’t you glad you stuck around? If you didn’t faint that is. If you’ve fainted, I take no responsibility for any injuries sustained during your perusal of this blog post. 😉

Happy Friday!

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More Guest Blogging

It’s been an crazy week and it isn’t over yet. You Bet Your Banshee released yesterday. I’m hosting a giveaway here on my blog that will run through the weekend. Today I’m going to be over at Stacey Espino’s blog with another chance to win You Bet Your Banshee. I’m talking about songs to take your clothes off to over there so be sure to stop and comment.

I’m also involved in the Keyboards and Kink blog hop which ends at midnight tonight. It’s a thirteen author anthology, which means lots of hot stories. If you’d like to win a copy, be sure to take part in the hop!

And tomorrow is another release day. Why do I feel like Forrest Gump when I say that? Like “I got to visit the president again“. But it’s true. Not the president part, but the release day part. What a crazy week.

To top it off, tonight is the premiere of Cajun Justice on A&E. Y’all. Seriously, I have to watch this show just because I know it’s going to provide me with endless hours of blogging material. I think nearly everyone in Terrebonne Parish is going to be watching it as well if only so they can complain about how they make us seem. It should be interesting.

Oh, did I mention I finished one of my WIPs? Yup, I wrote The End on Primal Design on Tuesday afternoon and sent it off to the lovely Avril Ashton for a beta. Hopefully it doesn’t suck. Now I just need to buckle down and finish Immortal Envy (Olympus, Inc. 2) and start working on my reaper book for the Three Kingdoms trilogy.

So much to do, so much to do!

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Release Day Strip Off

Woot! Today’s the release of You Bet Your Banshee (The Three Kingdoms) and I’m so excited about it that I’m giving away a copy to one lucky commenter. But first, did you know there’s still time to win a copy of Keyboards and Kink Anthology which releases from Evernight this Friday. Just visit as many of the author blog sites participating in the blog hop for a chance to win!

And now on to the banshee release day song. This month is all about stripping/taking your clothes off for What’s Playing Wednesdays. I know, it isn’t my regular fair and I’m sure someone will be very put out with me for the objectification of women, but the heroine of You Bet Your Banshee is a stripper. She became one as a way to make fast money. Did I mention she’s also a banshee on the run which means she can’t exactly get a job where paperwork is required? Or that she has a very unique skill that makes her a good stripper? Yeah, well, she does.

So when I was thinking about a theme for What’s Playing Wednesdays, I realized there are a lot of songs out there about stripping, taking your clothes off, etc. and decided that was the direction I needed to take in honor of Magda.

Today’s offering is Wyclef Jean’s “Perfect Gentleman”. I really do like this song and when it came out, I was immediately hooked. It’s fun, it’s interesting, and well, just because she dances from pole to pole, it don’t make her a ho, no. Which is exactly how I portrayed Magda.

So, to win a copy of You Bet Your Banshee, just tell me what your name would be if you were an exotic dancer. Would you go for something traditional, or something else? The contest will remain open until midnight June 10th and the winner announced on Monday, June 11. And don’t try to tell me you’ve never given any thought to stripping, even if it’s only in your own home. I’ll also be over at Stacey Espino’s blog tomorrow with another chance to win, so be sure to check back for the link!


 

What’s a banshee to do when she’s sentenced to death because of her inability to cry? Move to Earth and become a stripper, of course. For ten years, Magda O’Quinn has lived on Earth, supporting herself with her butt-shaking skills and hiding from the banshee queen who wants her death, before she discovers people are hunting her who won’t stop until she’s back in Fairworld.
 
The first to find her is hunky Halfling, Ryvan Keller, an agent of the fairy queen. The attraction Magda feels for him is panty-wetting to be sure, but there’s no way she’ll give in to her attraction and meekly follow him back into the hell of Fairworld. She’ll have to battle extreme lust for a sexy Halfling, fall in love, and defeat an evil queen before she can get back to the business of having a life again.

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Keyboards and Kink Blog Hop

Hi all! Today kicks off the start of the Keyboards and Kink blog hop to celebrate the upcoming release of the Keyboards and Kink Anthology which comes out Friday, June 8, 2012! I’m very excited about this release, not only because my short story, Immortal Love (Olympus, Inc. 1.5) is included, but also because I’m sharing this release date with so many amazing people.

What’s the purpose of the blog hop? Well, by visiting all the authors’ blogs listed below, you’ll be entered to win a digital copy of Keyboards and Kink. The blog hop will run from Monday, June 4th to the end of day, Thursday, June 7th. The winner will be picked and announced on Friday. The more times you comment, the more chances you have to win!

A night at home on the computer doesn’t have to be boring…

Feel like chatting? Or maybe doing something more daring? The stranger reaching out across cyberspace could be a creepy pervert, but what if he wasn’t? What if he’s a vampire, the sexy boy next door, or even your gorgeous boss? Thirteen tales explore all the delicious possibilities when online relationships lead to sexy encounters away from the keyboard.

Iris Argyris is tired of rainbows and purity. Unfortunately, as the Greek goddess of rainbows, she can’t do anything about that part of her life, but she can change the other. Meeting with the mortal she’s fallen in love with via an online role-playing game is one way to end her streak of purity and innocence. Although she’s known him for five years, meeting her beloved Thunderkiss doesn’t turn out the way she thought it would because he’s none other than a coworker at Olympus, Inc. with a dangerous reputation. A man who’d never looked at her twice.

Briareus Colonomos is the Greek god of storms and one of the original giants. Rude, crude, and not quite handsome, he’s spent thousands of years trying to find a woman who’d see beneath the surface. When he meets Pain-Bow Brite online, he thinks he’s finally found someone who can care for him. It doesn’t matter that she’s mortal. He wants her and he’ll have her. Except she isn’t mortal at all. She’s goody two-shoes goddess, Iris. A woman too pure and innocent for the likes of him. Or is she? He’ll find out and if she’s half the bad girl as her online character is, he’ll have to keep her forever.

Now go forth and visit my fellow K&K authors!

 

Sandra Bunino
Danica Avet
Vanessa Devereaux
Melissa Hosack
Raven McAllen
Kassanna
Annalynne Russo

Ashlynn Monroe
Casey Moss 
Xandra James
Jorja Lovett
Eve Meridian

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Fantasy Man Friday

Woot! Time for another happy dance. Friday is here and that means…it’s time for another beautiful Fantasy Man!

I’m actually off of work today. I’m not doing fun things most of the day though. I’ll be headed to the doctor this morning to find out what’s wrong with my shoulder (which has been bothering me for nearly three months now), but after that, I’m hoping to get some quality writing time in. I have so many projects I’m juggling that it would be overwhelming if it was anything other than writing.

Today is also the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. Not that you’d be able to tell with Tropical Storm Beryl making her untimely appearance over Memorial Day weekend. *sniff* But you know, every time I think of hurricanes, I think of The Scorpions with their song “Rock You Like A Hurricane”.

And that’s what made me think of today’s fantasy man.

And yeah, you know I’m going to say it. This man could totally rock me like a hurricane. Sorry, was that TMI? Oh well, you should know me by now! I mean…do I really have to say “Look at him”? You shouldn’t be able to take your eyes off of him. I know I can’t. He has that whole animalistic thing going for him and why do I suddenly want to use him as a muse for one of my shifter stories? Just sayin’, it was really hard to look away from him which is why I added his picture after I wrote this. If this doesn’t actually post, it means I’ve decided to keep him for myself. Sorry, y’all.

Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

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