Monthly Archives: March 2013

Scavenger Hunt Winner

Whew, is it just me, or was that scavenger hunt…savagely fun? Bouncing all over the place, visiting new blogs, interacting with new people. You gotta love being an author!

But y’all just want to know who won the $50 gift card and a copy of Dean’s List. Well, random.org selected…SHANNON ROMEIN as the winner of the grand prize package. Shannon, I’ll be sending you an email for your information.

Wait, where are y’all going? Don’t leave just yet. Because we had such an awesome turnout for the scavenger hunt, I’ve decided to hand out two more prizes! One winner will receive a digital copy of Dean’s List and the other winner will receive a $10 gift card (Amazon, B&N or ARe).

***UPDATE: The winner of the $10 gift card (Amazon, B&N or ARe) is Shelly Hammond! And the winner of the digital copy of Dean’s List is Victoria Brinius!***

Those winners will also be selected randomly later today. So be sure to stop back for an update on this post.

I can’t thank y’all enough for the wonderful celebration scavenger hunt. I had so much fun and I hope everyone else did as well. Be sure to check out Candlelight Book Promotions because I know they have more giveaways coming up. And definitely check back here because there’s always more to come!

Happy Easter, everyone!

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Interview with Fitness Model Ted Bryant

Hey y’all, it’s Friday. Yay!

Before I get to the really good stuff, if you’re taking part in the Dean’s List Scavenger Hunt to win the $50 gift card (Amazon, B&N, or ARe) and the digital copy of Dean’s List, all letters are available and ready for you to guess the secret words. Yup, words. There are three. *maniacal laugh* Ahem. I mean, good luck!

I’m actually at home today, writing, writing, writing. If I can find a coffee shop open, I might go there to take care of my writing stuff, but for now I’m content in pjs. But you guys aren’t here to talk about writing or pajamas. You want to know about my interviewee today.

Who happens to have lethal cheekbones. Lethal. His name is Ted Bryant and he’s a fitness model in the Big Apple. I’ll let you see why…

Danica: What’s your favorite part about being a model? Your least favorite?
Ted: For me a lot of people call me their inspiration. That really makes me feel good. My least favorite part…the diet! LOL

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Danica: What’s the weirdest/funniest/scariest thing that’s ever happened to you in your line of work?
Ted: The weirdest/funniest thing is these male model photographers. I won’t go into details but it’s something like Perez Hilton on steroids. Ya feel me? LOL
Danica: I can just about imagine…LOL

Danica: What were you like in high school?
Ted: In high school I was a lot of things really. At first, I was overweight and a class clown. I was always athletic but my parents never cared about health, so neither did I. I moved to Atlanta, didn’t have any friends so decided to get in shape and really fell in love with it. I’m really a fat boy living in my body. I don’t know how in the hell they told me I could model, LOL
Danica: We’re all appreciative of your efforts, Ted. Aren’t we?

Danica: Do you have a favorite band? Is there a band you’ve always wanted to see live but haven’t?
Ted: I love all music. A band I really wanted to see live was Swedish House Mafia in Madison Square Garden. But of course, I waited until the last minute to get my tickets and they were sold out. It’s okay though, the tickets were so damn expensive! I’ll get another chance.
Danica: I completely understand, which is why I now stalk Ticketmaster’s website.

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Danica: What’s one place in the world you’d love to visit and why?
Ted: One place I’d love to visit, hmmm, so many. I know, Vegas! I’ve been to literally every main city on the East Coast but have never been to Vegas! Anybody want to take me, hit me up 😉
Danica: And then there was a sudden surge of flights booked for Vegas…

Danica: What made you want to be a model?
Ted: Well, honestly I thought I had a chance at modeling after high school, but didn’t know hot to pursue it. Six years later, at the craps table in Atlantic City, I just so happened to walk up on my agent. He looked at me and said “you got a great face.” I was like “huh?” He gave me his card and that’s how it all started. Pretty cool, huh? Not to mention we then went on to win about $500 in like 20 minutes. It was a great night.
Danica: I was about to say something about good luck charms and rubbing but then decided to behave myself.

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Danica: What do you have going on right now?
Ted: Right now I’m currently in NYC. Going to casting, about to do some new shoots, start acting classes. I never have a workout partner so I’m hiring a videographer to film me in the gym. I’m about to be o nyoutube. Make sure to check me out and subscribe to my channel BryantFit. It’s not going to be like them other boring fitness models’ videos. It’s going to be some sick information and serious motivational like vidoes and I’m crunk! Think you’ll really like it.
Danica: Everyone got that right? He’s going to be on youtube. YOUTUBE

Danica: Are you a breast or a butt man?
Ted: Completely a butt man. As long as a girl has a good face, I won’t even know if she has breasts. Ass!

Danica: What kind of woman are you sexually drawn to?
Ted: Really I’m drawn to any woman. As long as she has charm and knows how to present herself in an attractive way. That’s all that really matters.

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Now aren’t y’all glad y’all stopped by today? I’d like to send a huge thanks to Ted for taking the time out of his schedule to let me interview him. He was a great sport and I hope everyone goes to like his page.

I hope everyone has a safe weekend and Happy Easter!

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Book Spotlight Midnight’s Jewel

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Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Flame rating: Sorching
Released: 1/15/2013
Publisher: Siren BookStrand
Word count: 48K
Tour long Giveaway: $10.00 Amazon gift card
Dates: 3/15 through 4/5/2013

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About J. Annas Walker:

Born and raised among the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, J. Annas Walker was brought listening to oral history and traditional storytelling. Her hobby of writing short stories bloomed out of this tradition. With the encouragement of her sisters, husband, an aunt, and a very supportive cousin, she took a chance to turn her hobby into something larger. 

After acquiring a bachelors of science in civil engineering technology, she worked for a number of years as a transportation designer. Designing road construction projects by day, she continued writing by night. Today, she writes more than she ever did and blends fantasy and paranormal into romance storylines. The fanged, spectral, magical, and furry have become everyday life. 

J. Annas Walker lives with her husband, two teenage sons, and her cat/office assistant.

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Sabrina Rivers, an orphaned half witch and magical misfit, has been hidden from the world for almost a century by her Aunt Eleanor. Her only possession is a mysterious dark crystalline pendant she can’t remove. She knows nothing about its powers or purpose.

When mercenaries attempt to steal the pendant in broad daylight, Eleanor has no choice but to entrust Sabrina’s safety to vampire Brandon Thorpe, kingpin of Atlanta’s supernatural underworld. While Eleanor hunts the would-be assassins, Sabrina learns what it means to finally be free to live and to love, but freedom has a cost. Her sheltered life left her with a heavy burden and no way to protect herself.

Is Brandon’s love real or a ploy to get Midnight’s Jewel? Will what she doesn’t know about her past get both of them killed? Can he protect her from her enemies and his? What price will she have to pay for love?

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“Mr. Thorpe? Sir, we have received word of a bombing in Asheville. It appears someone targeted Hilargi, Inc. A black BMW M5 matching the description of Eleanor Beckett’s was seen leaving the area. We believe she is headed this way. What would you like for us to do?” The skinny, small-framed man looked more like a sleazy used car salesman than a messenger. Tension and fear filled his voice. He was only a few steps into the room but seemed to think it was too far in for comfort.

His boss looked up from his paper with no particular interest, picked up his wine glass, and gave the dark-red contents a hard look. He took a large mouthful and swallowed hard. Giving the skinny man an appraising eye, he thought about the message for a few moments more.

“Let her. Don’t try to stop her, for your own safety. If she is on the run, there’s something far more dangerous on her trail. Do you know if she was alone?”

“We can’t be sure, sir, but we think she has her niece and a fairy with her.” The salesman-like messenger took a step back toward the door, anxious to be anywhere but here.

“Well, then. I think we can expect guests. I look forward to meeting them. Send most of the guards and staff away. Tell them they can have the evening off and to go party responsibly.” The man practically ran from the room, leaving him alone. He was intrigued. Eleanor was rumored to have something of tremendous value in her possession. Whatever it was, she was sure to have it with her. Her visit had the potential to be very profitable. Perhaps she would barter safety for a little slice of the pie. He would have to call this in to his boss. His boss required a taste of Thorpe’s profitable dishes, but it was okay. That was just how the system worked, how he himself had became so wealthy. He smiled to himself and went back to reading his paper.

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One More Lie

It’s time for another What’s Playing Wednesday.

This week I’m trying my best to finish a project that’s taken me a lot longer to write than I’d like. Normally (which sounds weird since I’m not a plotter), when I start a story, I can finish it in a month, maybe two at the very most if I have to stop for some reason. But sometimes, like now, my story stalls. The characters refuse to speak to me. In this case, they refused to speak to me for six months. Yes, you heard me. SIX MONTHS!

With the end of March approaching and the end in “sight”, I’m not letting them boss me around anymore. This story is going to end. It’s going down, Jack! This determination means all the lovely books I bought on Tuesday will have to go unread until I write “The End”. Yes, I’m putting aside my burning desire to read books I’ve waited to get my grubby hands on for months and months and if anyone tells me what happens, I’ll cut a bitch!

Which brings me back to today’s song. I’m hoping, with all of my being, that I can fulfill this promise to myself. March 31 is my deadline. 15k-20k words by midnight on Sunday to finish my book. I can do it. I can push the pretty, awesome, readable books to the side until I’ve climbed this mountain. Right?

I just hope I’m not lying to myself. Like I do nearly every weekend. “I’m going to write all day Saturday.” I end up running around town with my sister. “I’m going to write on Sunday.” I end up visiting with family, napping or watching House Hunters for hours on end. This time though, I’m serious. I’m writing on Friday. I’m writing on Saturday. And I won’t make a liar out of myself.

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Blog Hop Winners

Well the Big Cocks and Shamrocks Blog Hop is over. *sniff* It was so much fun though, wasn’t it?

I know I enjoyed myself, reading the comments left by new people to the blog *waves to them* and learning about St. Patrick’s Day traditions. But y’all aren’t really worried about how much fun I had, are y’all? You want to know who won!

The winner of the “grand prize” on my blog which included a book from my backlist and a set of swag is…Terri Shaw!

There were two additional winners of swag and they are…Jessie Llewellyn and Carolann Leibenguth.

I want to thank everyone who participated in the hop. There’s still the mega grand prize coming from the Cabal of Hotness and those winners will be announced shortly. I hope everyone had as much fun as we did and you can be certain the Cabal is already plotting to hold another hop later in the year. So be sure to check back frequently to find out what we have going on, cause you know it’s going to be crazy!

Oh and if you’re looking for more things to win, I’m the middle of my Scavenger Hunt for Dean’s List until the end of the week. Collect all the letters in the hop and unscramble them to reveal the secret word for more entries to win a $50 gift card to (Amazon, B&N, or ARe) and a copy of Dean’s List. Today I’m over at A.M. Griffin’s blog as well as Deal Sharing Aunt’s blog.

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Interview With Caveman Austin

***UPDATE: The winner of the What is Danica thinking giveaway is…TABATHA DERBY. Congrats Tabatha and thanks everyone who entered. Don’t forget there are two other giveaways going on for the rest of the week!

Yes, you got it. This week I have the newest of the Ellora’s Cave cover models, Caveman Austin. We all love our Cavemen…we can’t help it. They’re just so much fun and RomantiCon and other events, not to mention, sexy.

Let’s give Austin a very warm welcome!

Danica: How did you become a cover model/dancer?
Austin: I was working as a server in a restaurant but really wanted to do something a little bit more fun so I decided to look into male dancing. I googled it and sent an email out with my picture, and they invited me up to the club on a Thursday night to check it out. Everyone was so nice I knew I wanted to be a part of it. Several guys took me under their wing and showed me the ropes and that’s how it all got started.

Danica: What’s the one place in the world you’d love to visit and why?
Austin: I would love to visit Norway. We had a foreign exchange student at the high school I went to and we became good friends. I think she convinced me on the idea that it would be wonderful just to experience.

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Danica: What do you have going on right now? Do you have any upcoming appearances?
Austin: Right now I’ve just been taking it easy and getting ready to start training for summer.

Danica: What do you think is your best feature?
Austin: I think my eyes but girls tell me its my butt so who really knows?
Danica: I can totally judge that for you…

Danica: What’s your favorite kink?
Austin: I really like to please a girl. However, its the most fun when I get to please them in ways they didn’t even know they wanted to be pleased.
Danica: One sec while I pick my jaw up off the floor. “In ways they didn’t even know they wanted to be pleased…” Now that’s a loaded statement if I ever heard one! What do y’all think he means?

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Danica: Are you a breast or a butt man?
Austin: I like proportion so I find it hard to appreciate one if the other isn’t balanced. But probably butt all the same.

Dancia: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done as a model/dancer?
Austin: I went on a roadshow with Taylor Cole and Justin Whitfield.
Danica: Since I’ve interviewed both Taylor and Justin…I agree, this is probably the craziest thing you’ve ever done. Those men are cray-cray! 😉

Danica: What’s one thing about yourself you feel enough people don’t know?
Austin: I feel like people misjudge my introverted moods as conceitedness when in reality they’re just me inside my own head.

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Danica: What’s your favorite position?
Austin: This depends on the girl but I like it when a girl has the confidence to get on top and not be shy.

Danica: What’s your favorite color?
Austin: Blue

Danica: Favorite food?
Austin: Chocolate

Danica: Do you prefer winter or summer?
Austin: Summer

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Danica: What’s one movie you can watch over and over?
Austin: The Avengers

Danica: Do you prefer mountains or beaches?
Austin: Mountains

Danica: Boxers, briefs, commando?
Austin: Commando

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The Hilarity Continues

Just a quick note to announce that today the Cabal of Hotness received its covers for the next three volumes of the Fondled and Gobbled anthologies.

Nope, you didn’t read that wrong! We have three more volumes coming out with four gut busting stories in each. We’ve even added three more authors to the anthologies, bringing in Kinky Hotness Cara Carnes, Shy Hotness Sky Robinson and Big Daddy Hotness himself, Justin Whitfield!

First up is Fondled and Gobbled: Back for More with funny women, Lea Barrymire, Cara Carnes, Cassandra Carr, and A.M. Griffin:

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Next up is Fondle and Gobbled: One More Slurp featuring stories by me, Sasha Devlin, Anya Richards and Sky Robinson:

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And last, but not least is Fondled and Gobbled: Messier Than Ever with stories by Amy Ruttan, Cristal Ryder, Piper Trace and Justin Whitfield:fandgmessierthanever_msr

There’s a licking theme going on…or would that be a tongue theme? Heh. Either way the covers really reflect the humor of the stories as well as the eroticism because despite them being funny, they’re hawt! Kind of like us!

Before you leave, don’t forget there are three giveaways going on right now. The What is Danica thinking? giveaway ends tonight. The Big Cocks and Shamrocks Blog Hop ends on Sunday and my Scavenger Hunt for Dean’s List ends next week. Be sure to get your chances to win swag, books and naughty stuff. Everyone loves naughty stuff, don’t they?

Oh! And in case I forget, tomorrow I have another interview…rar, one I think everyone will definitely appreciate. *waggles her eyebrows*

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