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Giveaway Winners

It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving and the world seems like a strange place. Probably because other than Turkey day, I spent nearly my entire 5-day weekend in sweats or pajamas. Ahh, it was wonderful! I didn’t even crack open my laptop except to order pizza. Gotta keep my priorities straight. I didn’t write this weekend even though it’s what I’d planned. Nope, I read. And read some more. And read even more. And it was fabulous!

But I also seem to have caught a cold. Joy. Nothing worse than trying to sleep but you can’t because you can hear yourself breathing, hear the congestion in your chest and feel the post-nasal drip. Ugh. What a nightmare, but that’s okay. It’ll pass and I can use the foggy-headedness to write. Hey, I take every advantage I can.

Now I know y’all aren’t really here to find out about my cold, my pajamas or how much cake I ate while I was off. Y’all want to know who won the 20 prize grand prize of the 1,000 blog post giveaway. Right? Well here are the winners:

Grand prize – all twenty items goes to…


The winner of the 2nd Nikki Duncan and a copy of Cynthia Eden’s Christmas book is…


And the following people each won a copy of Cynthia Eden’s Christmas book:

Mary Preston
Diane Donahue
JoAnna Halpin Becker
Amanda Parker
Patrica Moran Arnold
Laurie Goudge
Paula Micahella Bulos
Jamie Gardner

I’ll contact everyone and let you know what you need to do.

I want to thank all of the authors who participated in the giveaway yet again. I couldn’t have come up with such an awesome prize pack on my own. Secondly, I’d like to thank everyone who stopped by to visit my blog throughout the years. I hope to do a lot of fun things in the future with even more giveaways. Maybe not as epic as this one was, but it’ll still be awesome!

Oh and tomorrow I’m taking part in a sweet Sci-Fi blog hop, so stop by to enter!


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Friday Fun

Well, it’s fun for me, not so much for Atlanta fans. Sorry guys.

I didn’t get much sleep last night because I wasn’t going to bed until the final second ticked off the clock in the 4th quarter of the Saints-Falcons game. Call me paranoid, but too much happens in the last few seconds of the games, especially this season. But we pulled out a win and woo-woo! 9-2 baby! Now we just have to battle Seattle next week. *sigh*

Not going to talk about football this entire post, promise. I probably lost some of y’all at the first sentence. Your eyes glazed over, drool started to pool at the corner of your mouths and the rest of this blog post will be lost. Ah well. Sorry about that.

However, since the Saints played last night, that means I’m reasonably free on Sunday. I’ll still end up watching as many games as I can. That Denver-New England game promises to be a good one, but because my boys aren’t playing, I can work. Yeah, fun right? Meh. Eh, actually it isn’t all that bad. I have a book to edit and another one to finish in order to meet my year-end goals. So I can start 2014 with a clean slate. No works in progress, no half-finished stories that are driving me crazy. I can kick off January with a new book and let it flow.

At least that’s the theory. Not sure how it’ll work but I’m going to give it the old college try!

That means this weekend is dedicated to writing. So is the day before Thanksgiving and the weekend after Thanksgiving. If I’m not in a tryptophan coma. Making a note to myself now: Don’t gorge on turkey. Eat the Korean food. We’ll see if that sticks.

The song I chose to kick off the weekend sounds pretty epic. It’s Avenged Sevenfold’s newest single “Shepard of Fire”. I really like it and it puts me in the mood to write. Win-win situation!

Happy Friday, y’all!

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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


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.


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.


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.


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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The Big Cocks and Shamrocks Blog Hop

It’s finally here!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, my friends! If you’re not out enjoying green beer, green margaritas or anything else dyed to reflect the holiday and you’d still like to have some wild, wicked fun, you’re in the right place. Today kicks off the start of the massive Big Cocks and Shamrocks Blog hop. As a member of the naughty Cabal of Hotness, we teamed up with Close Encounters with the Night Kind and Read Between the Lines to put this hop together. There will be many stops and many fabulous prizes, including one here. (I just seem to be giving stuff away a lot lately…I wonder if that makes me “easy”?)

This hop comes just in time for two special events. First, is the kick off of my Scavenger Hunt for my upcoming release, Dean’s List. I’ll be giving away a copy of the EC for Men Quickie as well as a $50 gift card. That hunt happens for a full two weeks. And on top of that, Dean’s List comes out Wednesday, March 20.


A quick romp in his home office with his family upstairs. A roadside quickie in his car after picking up a stranded motorist. A dominating woman who uses and abuses him in the most delicious of ways. These are just a few things that make Dean McKnight the luckiest man alive. Top it off with a successful career, a wonderful family and a hot, adventurous wife, and Dean couldn’t be happier.

With the option of having a different beauty every night of the week, Dean’s list is packed with women who fulfill all his darkest fantasies. He just never knows which one will show up next.

An EC for Men contemporary erotica story from Ellora’s Cave 

Enough pimpage! It’s time for the good stuff!


On my blog, you can win your choice of any book in my backlist (open to US, Canada & UK) and two winners will win a Danica Avet and Cajun Heat swag pack (Danica Avet shot glass/mirror, RTCs, etc.). Be sure to check out how you can win via the rafflecopter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Cabal of Hotness though, has a much naughtier grand prize you can win. In fact, it’s called a Basket Full of Naughty. It contains the following in a Cabal of Hotness tote:

– tickler/flogger (one on each end)
– penis-shaped sour candies
– flask that reads “girls with class don’t need a glass”
– g-spot vibe
– oral sex “essentials” kit
– glow in the dark erotic dice


We’ll also include a $30 gift card and a Cabal of Hotness t-shirt. Now doesn’t that look like fun? LOL Go forth and hop and good luck in the giveaway!
a Rafflecopter giveaway


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Sexy Men In Review

It’s the Friday before Christmas. Is everyone as ready as I am to get this holiday season over with? It isn’t that I don’t appreciate the sentiment of Christmas, the spirituality, but I’m already exhausted and it isn’t even here yet.

Anyway, the last two weeks of 2012 I’ll be reviewing the men who’ve been interviewed on my blog and reliving some of my favorite moments.  I hope you’ve enjoyed them and I hope to bring some more next year. We’ll just have to wait and see!
Caveman Christian:


Danica: What made you want to become a Caveman?
Christian: You know, I didn’t realize how cool it is to be a Caveman until after I’d already become one.  Six years ago my good friend and photographer extraordinaire, Syneca Featherstone, introduced me to Ellora’s Cave and all the wonderful and interesting people who ARE Ellora’s Cave.
It was and always still is fun and exciting to venture into the sexy
kinky world E.C. and you guys, the readers, the authors, and the fans
have created. I love people who aren’t afraid to speak their
minds…and from the few things I’ve read coming out of Ellora’s Cave
Publishing, you guys have no problem saying exactly what you want to.
I like that!

Caveman Justin:

Cassandra Carr asked Justin in the comments: When your g-string is stuffed with dollar bills, do they itch? Or do you ignore any itching because it’s money money money? I can ignore a lot if people are throwing money at me. Which never happens, by the way. And it should.
Justin: It sometimes can itch, yes. Many times, I would get home, take my clothes off to shower and a bill or two will fall out when I thought I had gotten every one. The one thing I always hated was , sometimes, when I was on stage, I would turn around and dance for the girl and she would take the bill and put it in my thong. The part that flosses the cheeks and move the bill down to where the bill is now looking stupid hanging there! Lol!

Stuart Reardon:


Danica: What do you think is your best feature?
Stuart: My best feature. I guess that’s a question for other people to answer really, not me lol…I would have to say my face…anybody can have a great body if you work hard and eat healthy…. but its our face that makes us different.

Caveman Georgio:


Danica: Are you a butt or a breast man?
Georgio: I’m a butt man lol. I just love playing with them ;)

I’m going to stop there because I’m not sure I can take anymore today. *fans herself* I might need to find someone with high blood pressure medicine. Just for today. Do you have any favorite parts from the interviews?

If you’re looking for some swag to win before the holidays, check out the Pecs and Presents Blog Hop I’m taking part in over the weekend with a few other authors. Stop by right here for rules and ways to win!

I hope y’all have a great Friday and a wonderful, safe weekend.

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Back to Normal

Or for what passes as normal. The holidays are over. There’ll be no more 3-day weekends for a good long time unless I use vacation time and things can finally slow down. Ha!

The weekend was pretty good. My youngest nephew was christened on Saturday evening. You know it was a special occasion since I wasn’t home to watch the Texans beat the Bengals. However, I did make it home in time to watch my Saints play. Trust me, that was the quietest I’ve ever been for a game because in the first half, it seemed like Detroit had our number. I don’t know what happened during half-time, but that second half was everything I could’ve wished for. I was so proud of my boys in black and gold. So was the rest of the neighborhood. People started shooting fireworks. Others were walking down the street shouting “who dat”. It was almost like winning the Super Bowl all over again.

This is because last season we were knocked out in the first round of playoff games by Seattle. Damn those Seahawks! But we pulled it out this week and we’re off to San Francisco to play against an old division rival. I’m telling y’all, it’s been a long time since we played the 49ers in routine regular season games, but I still harbor bad feelings toward them. I mean, they always decimated the Saints. My youth was filled with intense dislike, yet complete respect, for Jerry Rice. *sniff* Let’s hope my boys can go there and handle business.

So yeah, I watched football this weekend. Took my mom out for breakfast and went roder a little while seeing what’s new in the area. I also worked my way through Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series (for the 10th, maybe 11th or 12th time) because her newest release, Lothaire, comes out tomorrow. *squee!* I’m so ready for it, I’ll probably be up at 3 in the morning to start reading it. Sad, I know.

So here’s to another week. I hope it’s a good one for all of us.


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A Holiday Flop

I had great plans for my 4-day weekend. I was going to write to catch up on my NaNo word count, write all of my blogs for this week, and relax. Of the three, the only thing I managed to do was relax. I was lazy. Flat out lazy, not touching my laptop except to beta read for my critique partner.

And I loved it. Friday I went mattress shopping and found something I think I can live with. Of course now I have to wait about two weeks for it to come in, but I’ll hang on by the hardest. I did get a pretty sweet pillow out of the deal and I’ve been using it for the last two nights. Le sigh. It’s lovely.

Saturday I went to the movies with my sister and 20-year-old nephew. We went to see The Muppets. To quote my mother, “You’re not at least bringing one of the kids with you? Are you telling me three adults are going to see The Muppets?” sounding quite shocked and embarrassed by her daughters. It wouldn’t be the first time she rolled her eyes at us; and she wonders where we learned it from. The movie was great. Oh, sure, at the beginning all I could think was “I completely forgot their movies were musicals” and “Oh, my God, this is so goody-goody I might gag”.

Then it got good. My sister and I were in hysterics over Camella’s performance of CeLo Green’s “F- You”. Seriously, we were dying laughing, dragging my poor nephew along for the ride. I tried not to look at her, knowing I was going to lose it. I muffled my laughter, holding it deep inside. Then I made the mistake of looking over at her to see her wiping tears from her eyes. I lost it. We leaned against each other cracking up. It was so sad.

Sunday was more of a…well, it was a blah day. The weather was funky, the Saints weren’t playing, and I’d read so much over the weekend I felt like my head was stuffed. Then I remembered something I was supposed to be doing. I pulled out my laptop, opened up Daisy’s latest story, and lost myself in her world of mermen. That’s when I realized I hadn’t done anything writing wise all weekend.

Sure, I found out that my workshop Music and the Muse was accepted for the FF&P conference in March. That was exciting and I thought about what materials I’ll need for the workshop but I didn’t brainstorm, I didn’t jot down ideas, I just vegetated. And it was good. I console myself with the knowledge that before the holiday, I revised a complete manuscript, telling myself that counts for NaNo even though I cut out an entire scene. Will I hit 50k new word wise? Maybe not, but I did do stuff…you know, before the holiday, LOL

How was your weekend?


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I’m No Hunter

I don’t know how it is elsewhere in the country, but most men wait with bated breath for Thanksgiving and it has nothing to do with frying turkeys or football games. No, they await the cool weather so they can go hunting.

The men in my family haven’t been hunting in years. It was one of my stepfather’s favorite pastimes, something he looked forward to. Not that he ever shot anything, but because it’s what he did. He wasn’t gung-ho about it either. I had an uncle who wouldn’t allow his wife to wash any of his clothes with detergent. Oh, and the sheets either. Everything had to be scent-free so the deer wouldn’t smell him.

However, I remember this week as being the preparation for hunting. Now, working in a male dominated workplace, I see it again. Most men take the whole week of Thanksgiving off to head to their leases, prepare their deer stands, and wait for the big one to come along. But it isn’t just men. I know a lot of women who hunt with their husbands, or boyfriends. I know of one man who’s taking both of his teenage daughters with him. (Not that he expects them to do anything but complain about how boring it is and OMG Daddy! You killed Bambi!)

That’s why I never went hunting. Sure, there was a point in my mid to late teens when I thought about going with the men in the family. Not that I had a great, burning desire to shoot anything, but because the woods seem so quiet and hushed and relaxing. I was also learning how to shoot at that time and I think that, more than anything, prompted my stepfather to say “not just no, but hell no” since I have a habit of shooting 3″ above my target. *cough*

I mention this because my baby boy (the college aged one) and his girlfriend have been hunting this week. No deer, just rabbits. I have no problem with eating rabbit or deer or wild pig, but killing it myself? I can’t do it. I cried when the boys had to kill a possum a few years ago. I didn’t want the poor, nasty thing to suffer. This compassion does not include snakes, by the way. Just letting you know.

So no, you won’t find me wearing camo and hiding in a tree waiting for a pretty, regal buck to walk out of the woods because I’d be more inclined to go “oooh” than “boom”. I don’t have a problem eating him, of course…I do love deer roast, but I prefer to let the boys play at hunter and bring the food home to me.


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The Holidays Are Here?

I have satellite radio. It’s become a necessity for me. I travel a good ways for work and having commercial free music at hand keeps me sane. It’s also great when I have to go on long road trips in areas where radio reception is poor. Satellite radio rocks.

So I get e-mails from time to time about special programs they have coming up. Yesterday I received an e-mail about holiday music. I blinked. Holiday music? Already? But…we haven’t even stuffed ourselves like the turkeys we eat! How can we start having Christmas music?

I knew it was coming, of course. I’ve been in the stores. I’ve seen the Christmas displays right next to the Halloween aisle and I was weirded out. Are people really ready to start the Christmas season? I mean…I could understand it in areas up north where the weather has begun to turn colder, but down here we have two days of cool weather and then it’s back to the shorts and flip-flops. It doesn’t feel right for Christmas.

Don’t get me wrong. I remember very well several Christmases when we were running around in shorts because it was nearly 90 degrees, but I was a kid back then. It didn’t matter if it was cold or hot, I was always ready for Christmas. Now that I’m older, I need to work up to the holiday season. I need that Thanksgiving turkey and the subsequent napping to get in the frame of mind necessary for Christmas. I don’t need Black Friday. In fact, I cower in my house the day after Thanksgiving and think of all those poor souls waiting in line for deals and thinking how smart I am to do most of my shopping online.

But Christmas music…already? Every year my mind goes through the same questions. Should I listen to Christmas music this year? It might make me feel more…seasonal and less like a grouch. But God, I can’t STAND this song! Gah! Where’s the Megadeth? So yeah…It’s quite a struggle for me and to start receiving notices that seven commercial free channels of holiday music are now at my disposal just make me go whaaaaa?

How about you? Do you think it’s too soon for the holiday season, or have you been ready since January 1?


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Fantasy Man Friday

It’s my favorite day of the week! Even better, Christmas is one week away. I both dread and look forward to Christmas. On one hand, I don’t want the holidays to be here so soon because A, I have no more holidays after New Years until Mardi Gras, and B, Where exactly did this year go? On the other hand, I’m excited because I can’t wait to see how everyone reacts to the gifts I bought them. That’s my favorite part of Christmas, to be able to get something for my loved ones that they’ll really enjoy.

It’s been one helluva week! I signed my contracts for all three Veil books (which means, I think, that I’m a real author now?), had to explain to my brother-in-law that no, I won’t be making millions of dollars, met with my accountant to find out what I have to do for tax season, and worked on my cover art questionnaires. All three of them! *woots!*

Okay, calming down now.

Oh, before I forget, we have a winner for Sayde Grace’s book! The winner is…Jillian Chantal!! Send me an e-mail so I can get you connected with Ms. Grace for your book!

And because you’re our lucky winner, I’m dedicating today’s Fantasy Man Friday to you! Yes, you can borrow him for a little while, but just remember, he belongs to me! *cackle*

Gr-owl…those dark eyes…that glistening, sand-dusted skin! He looks worn out, but I assure you, it wasn’t all my fault *blinks innocently* The naughty lad thought he could run from me and yes, I normally don’t run, but when I’m chasing someone as delicious as him, well…watch my dust!

Congrats again to Jillian Chantal!!!

Happy Friday everyone!


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