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A Perfect Song

I’m back again! If I keep this up, I might end up blogging every day! I don’t think so though LOL

If you’ve followed my ramblings over the  years, y’all should know by now that I associate nearly everything with music. People, places, events, etc. I do the same thing when I write. Usually I just let my playlist roll through songs while I write, but with the second book in the Caressed by Starlight serial, there’s one song I actually didn’t listen to much because it isn’t in my playlist. I would hear it in the car. A lot. As in nearly every time I would get in the car and it happened almost exclusively while I was writing Adding Tyn.

Each time I heard it, it made me think of Tyn-Hy the Cold. As with most books I write, I start out with an idea of what my characters are like and let them show me who they really are. That’s what happened with Adding Tyn. I thought I knew who this cyborg was. I didn’t know the half of it! He was a lot more complex than I intended, with an internal struggle that broke my heart for him and for the target of his desires, En’Daria.

So today I’m going to share the song that I would swear Three Days Grace wrote for him, it’s that perfect for the story.

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Hello? Is this thing on?

How long has it been since I blogged? Sometime last year? Funny, because I remember telling myself at the end of 2014 that I would be a good blogger come 2015. The New Year started and…I didn’t blog. I didn’t even think about blogging. What did I have to blog about? *shrug*

Anyway, I’ve decided to pick up the torch once more. Maybe not as frequently as I used to, but at least so those of y’all who follow this blog don’t think I’ve fallen off the face of the earth. That cool? Cool.

So 2015 is looking to be a lot busier than 2014 was for me writing wise. I started the year off with the release of the first book in a four-part sci-fi erotic romance serial. Say that five times fast. Yes, a four-part serial. Me. I wrote that and I did it on purpose. It started in April 2014. Had this really whacked out dream about an adventure featuring a heroine in danger who gains the protection of one man. Then another. Then another. Then another. Get where I’m going with this? It’s a menage with four heroes and one heroine. I couldn’t write it one book. No way in hell. The edits alone would have bankrupted me in one go, so the serial was born. And I love it. I love making my readers wait a few weeks to find out what happens next. The second book comes out on March 24th with the third book scheduled for May 19th and the final book in July.

Is that all on my plate? Y’all must not know me. Of course not! I have a billion other story ideas floating around in my mind, but I have two I started working on which will release in the middle of books 2 and 3 of the sci-fi. Sinning To Win is the third book in my Southern Sin series and I have Pleasure In Crisis scheduled to come out either in June or July. After that? A plethora of stories I need to sort out, not to mention a new series whose characters have been invading my brain for weeks now.

Le sigh.

What do I see for 2015? Lots of writing and hopefully, several book releases. I probably should have written this post back in January, but really. Would that be me? I procrastinate with the best of them, so we’ll just consider today’s post my New Year update and move forward from there.

And because I’ve been gone so long, what do y’all have planned for 2015? Writing? Reading? Learning origami? Inquiring minds want to know!

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Guest Post with A.M. Griffin

Today I have the awesome A.M. Griffin on the blog with the latest release in her Loving Dangerously series, Dangerously His.

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Dangerously Mine – Amazon

Dangerously YoursAmazon

Dangerously HersAmazon

dangerouslyhis_msrLoving Dangerously, Book Four

Justin “JB” Blake has never met a woman he couldn’t bed—or one he wants to keep. That changes the second he lays eyes on Princess Saia Xochis. The beautiful alien makes his body burn and his heart ache. She will be his. All JB has to do is risk life and limb at the hands of her abusive father, her protective brother, and her warmongering intended mate.

The possibilities of death and dismemberment have never stopped him before.

Inside Scoop:  This book has a small taste of female/female fun—as well as scenes of abuse that are decidedly not fun.

A Romantica® sci-fi erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

 

Available on:

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Excerpt:

“Oh Jesus.”

If it weren’t for the tone in Jess’ voice, Saia wouldn’t have been pulled from watching the human male across the room.

Jess placed a hand across her eyes and shook her head slowly.

“Pardon me?”

Jess groaned. “Please, please look at something else.”

Saia let her gaze go back to the male. His black hair was cut short. His blue eyes were framed with an abundance of dark lashes. Light seemed to dance in his eyes as he smiled in her direction.

Is he smiling at me?

She took a quick peek left then right

He’s smiling at me!

Her heart leapt for joy. His graceful smile was only for her. She giggled and placed a hand over her mouth.

“He won’t be satisfied until he’s dead,” Jess muttered.

She turned to Jess. “What are you talking about?”

Jess watched the male across the room as well. But instead of smiling, she made a slow motion across her neck with a finger. “I’m referring to the slow death he’s sure to get if he keeps flirting with you.”

Flirting?

She turned back to the male. No one had ever flirted with her. She smiled again.

“Good gracious, don’t encourage him!”

“Do you know him?”

“Unfortunately, yes.” Jess rolled her eyes. “Maybe I should start saying that I knew him.”

The lights turned low, signaling the beginning of the dinner entertainment. The voices in the dining hall became hushed. Saia strained her eyes to make out the silhouette of the human.

Slow, rhythmic drums began to beat. Light shone from the stage door. One torch, then two, then three, until finally there were six. In the darkness, the torches zipped through the air, swung in circles, tossed and caught.

Every now and again, she could catch a glimpse of him and found that he still watched her as well.

Her heart seemed to thump in time with the drums. His smile had dropped but his stare was intent just the same. His gaze seemed to bore through her. Right to her soul. And she found she enjoyed it.

She leaned over to whisper, “Tell me his name.”

Jess shook her head. “Ignore him like I do most days and watch the show.”

Ignore him? She couldn’t. “But I want to know his name.”

Jess looked at her. “Listen, Princess Saia, this can’t happen.”

“What can’t happen?”

“You and JB. Taio would never allow it. You’re getting married and JB’s going back to Laconia. I’m trying to keep him alive at least until then.”

  1. She turned to look at him again.

Jaybee. What a wonderful name.

“Argh, can you at least get that dreamy look off your face?”

“Is he a slave?”

“No.”

“Is he bonded?”

“No.”

“Can you introduce me to him?”

“Absolutely not.”

“Why?”

Jess raised a brow. “Have you seen the size of your brother?”

Jess was right. Taio was extremely protective of her. That was the very reason why she could never tell him their father had long been striking her and her mother. And she couldn’t forget that she was contracted to bond with Ranuit Pi.

And just like that, an overwhelming sense of dread had ahold of her once again.

There could be no flirting. No smiles from across the room as she’d heard described on many occasions from people who had fallen in love. Her fate belonged to someone else.

About the author:

A. M. Griffin is a wife who rarely cooks, mother of three, dog owner (and sometimes dog owned), a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She’s a hard worker whose two favorite outlets are reading and writing. She enjoys reading everything from mystery novels to historical romances and of course fantasy romance. She is a believer in the unbelievable, open to all possibilities from mermaids in our oceans and seas, angels in the skies and intelligent life forms in distant galaxies.

Where you can find me:

Website: http://www.amgriffinbooks.com/

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Loving Dangerously Blog Hop Scavenger Hunt

This might come as a surprise, but I think I was on the verge of getting my bachelor’s degree in Physics while I was laid up on my recliner this summer. At least it felt like I was working toward that goal considering how much time I spent watching the Science Channel. Not Syfy, but Science Channel. As in, I learned a lot about how the universe came into being, I learned about black holes, time travel, space travel and the planets and galaxies around us.

Do I remember any of it? Not really. Hello! I was on drugs! That’s probably why I was able to sit there enthralled for hours and hours without moving. Don’t get me wrong, I watch those kinds of programs when I’m not under doctor’s care. I like to learn and nothing fascinates me as much as learning about what’s outside our tiny world. It might not seem as though there’s anything else worth knowing, but when you think about how small Earth is in the grand scheme of things…well, that puts things into perspective. At least it did for me.

Then my brain took all that information it was soaking up at I was sleeping (there’s something to be said for subliminal education), applied it to the books I love to read and write and gave me an idea for a science fiction erotic romance. Of course I can’t write it right away because…well, I have a list of book waiting to be written that’s going to last me until 2015 if I write one every two and a half months. Meh. But the idea is cool. As. Hell. And one day I’ll get to write it. In the meantime, I soak up all the sci-fi erotic romance I can find like my buddy A.M. Griffin’s book. If you haven’t checked them out, you really should.

Oh and did I mention she’s got an awesome blog hop thing going on? Yup, here are the details:

dangerouslyyours_msrKane Epps divides his life into two distinct parts—before the alien invasion and after. Before the invasion, he had a pregnant wife and a high-powered job. After the invasion, he’s left with only himself and his hatred for all things alien. He channels his bitterness by captaining a vessel of renegade humans—space pirates who don’t think twice about taking what they need.
Princess Sa’Mya is on the run. She and a few trusted advisers fled her home planet only to be captured by the sexy, dangerous Captain Epps. He claims to hate aliens but can’t seem to resist touching her or kissing her…everywhere. As Kane introduces

Sa’Mya to ever-increasing, unimaginable realms of pleasure, the princess becomes determined to earn his trust. She’s used to getting what she wants. And this time, what she wants is Kane Epps.

Inside Scoop: This space-opera romance contains male/male sex scenes, girl-on-girl action, group sex and some good old-fashioned voyeurism.

Amazon
Ellora’s Cave
Barnes & Noble

Blog hop instructions:

Each stop contains an awesome quote from a science fiction book or movie. They are all found on out-of-this-world photos. Figure out what movie or book the quote is from and post it in the Rafflecopter. DON’T post as a comment on the blog hop post. That’ll give away the answers. Good luck and have fun!

This is your quote.

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Try to guess it in the rafflecopter for a chance to win these prizes:

A.M. Griffin Swag-tastic pack:
-Tote bag
-Shirt
-Coffee mug
-Mouse pad
-Flash drive
-Notebook
-Signed cover flats for all 3 books
-Trading cards
-Bookmark
-Pen
eBook copy of Wired in Sin from Lea Barrymire
$10 Amazon Gift Card from Danica Avet
Swag pack from The Jeep Diva
eBook copy of Arctic Destiny from Anya Richards
eBook copy of Alien Affairs from Kate Hill
$10 Amazon Gift Card from Booked and Loaded Blog
Guitar Pic Ribbon Bookmark from Free eBooks Galore
$20 Amazon Gift Card from eBook Indie Covers
Handmade Ribbon Bookmark & $5.00 Amazon or B&N Gift Card from Bookworm Bridgette’s World
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And for my giveaway, just tell me what your favorite sci-fi movie is in the comments for a chance to win your choice of my backlist of ebooks!

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A.M. Griffin’s Scavenger Hunt

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Title: Dangerously Yours
Genre: Sci-fi erotic romance
Flame rating: Scorching
Released: May 24, 2013
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Word count: 62K
Tour long Giveaway:  First place- $50 GC to Amazon or B&N
Dates: 5/24/2013 thru 6/21/2013

Super Duper Important- Scavenger Hunt Instructions:

There are 17 (seventeen) stops for this Scavenger Hunt. Each stop contains a picture/button with a letter on it. All 17 letters form a message or phrase that is associated with the book. The letters are scattered randomly to the hosts. You will need to collect all 17, unscramble them, and then enter the decoded message in the Rafflecopter for the ‘extra entries’. Good luck!

The super secret letter of the day is…DY_5

Be sure to check out all the stops on the tour to collect the letters and unscramble them for extra chances to win!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Do you have anything in common with your characters?
Unfortunately I don’t. I would love to be a martial artist like Eva or a princess like Sa’Mya. In my head I’m both though. 😉

What item, or items, is absolutely necessary to your writing mojo?
My son has two toys that I’ve taken too while writing. One is a spongy ball and the other is some kind of prickly thing. I find that while I’m trying to think things out, I reach for them and it helps to get the thoughts and idea’s flowing. He of course, has noticed that I like to keep them on my nightstand and has hidden them. But in his defense, if asked, he will retrieve them for me.

Do you have any rituals for writing or special locations that you prefer to inhabit when you’re writing?
No rituals, but I like to write in bed, propped up by pillows. I get distracted easily, so writing anywhere else would pull my attention away from my characters. I have tried writing at the mall once while my kids were shopping, but I didn’t get even a sentence out. I kept stopping to buy cookies and shakes. They were calling my name.

Right now, what items are on your desk that you’d be embarrassed to admit to?
I claim every unique item on my desk. Not embarrassed at all. But my favorite thing on my desk is a clay ashtray that my daughter made for me in school. Even though I don’t smoke, I have it proudly displayed and filled with pennies.

What’s the strangest (neatest, coolest, etc) thing you’ve ever done?
I went zip lining in Jamaica. It was so amazing but scary as hell! We were high in the mountains and had to zip our way down. My legs were literally shaking. I haven’t been that scared before or since! When I did peek and open my eyes, it was a beautiful view.

What was your favorite subject in high school or college?
I’m a total slacker, so my favorite subject in high school was dance. Our geeky troop performed at all of the half-time shows and school assemblies. We were really good, and I’m not just saying that. We likened ourselves to Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation dancers. My high school boyfriend and his friends used to call us Rhythmless Nation dancers, but I’m pretty sure it was pure jealousy since he ended up marrying me.

What are you currently working on, or what’s on the horizon?
The third book in this series was picked up by Ellora’s Cave, Dangerously Hers. I’ll spend the next three months or so working on the edits and getting Jessica Moore’s story refined and kick ass. I’m about 3/4ths done with JB’s story, the fourth book, title forthcoming. And of course, Eva’s friend Ally’s story (5th book) will be completed by the summer. I also started a wolf shifter story that I hope to have completed by the end of the summer as well.

What do you do when you’re not writing?
Read! My TBR list is growing out of control. I used to read 2-3 books per week and I’m pretty sure that’s what I read for the entire year in 2012. Even though I haven’t been able to read as much as I would like to, that hasn’t stopped me from buying books from my favorite authors.

Quick Questions:
Summer or Fall?
Summer! Fall *gags*

Pedicure or massage?
BOTH! Who says I have to choose one? Sadist…

Paper or plastic?
Plastic. I know, I know. Not good for the environment.

Cats or dogs?
Most definitely dogs. Cats *shivers*

Where else can you catch the amazing A.M. Griffin?

A.M. Griffin 5/24- Fri
Candlelight Book Promotions 5/24- Fri
Lea Barrymire 5/25- SAT
I am a book addict…and proud of it 5/27- Mon
AJ Jarrett 5/28- Tue
Amy Ruttan 5/29- Wed
For Whom The Books Toll 5/30- Thur
Unearthly Musings 6/4- Tue
Anya Richards 6/5- Wed
Deal Sharing Aunt 6/11- Tue
Cristal Ryder 6/12- Wed
Tattooed Book Review 6/13- Thur
Find Your Next Read 6/14- Fri
Bookswagger 6/18- Tue
The Jeep Diva 6/19- Wed
For the Love of Bookends 6/20- Thur
BadBarbsPlace 6/21- Fri

Bio:

A. M. Griffin is a wife who rarely cooks, mother of three, dog owner (and sometimes dog owned), a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She’s a hard worker whose two favorite outlets are reading and writing. She enjoys reading everything from mystery novels to historical romances and of course fantasy romance. She is a believer in the unbelievable, open to all possibilities from mermaids in our oceans and seas, angels in the skies and intelligent life forms in distant galaxies.

For more information please visit www.amgriffinbooks.com

Links:

Dangerously Mine: Amazon
Dangerously Yours: Amazon
Dangerously Yours: ARe
Website: http://www.amgriffinbooks.com/books.html


Blurb:

The steamy standalone sequel to Dangerously Mine.dangerouslyyours_msr

Kane Epps divides his life into two distinct parts—before the alien invasion and after. Before the invasion, he had a pregnant wife and a high-powered job. After the invasion, he’s left with only himself and his hatred for all things alien. He channels his bitterness by captaining a vessel of renegade humans—space pirates who don’t think twice about taking what they need.

Princess Sa’Mya is on the run. She and a few trusted advisers fled her home planet, only to be captured by the sexy, dangerous Captain Epps. He claims to hate aliens but can’t seem to resist touching her or kissing her…everywhere. As Kane introduces Sa’Mya to ever-increasing, unimaginable realms of pleasure, the princess becomes determined to earn his trust. She’s used to getting what she wants. And this time, what she wants is Kane Epps.

Inside Scoop: This space-opera romance contains male/male sex scenes, girl-on-girl action, group sex and some good old-fashioned voyeurism.

 Buy Links:

Ellora’s Cave

Amazon

ARe

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dangerously-Yours-Loving-ebook/dp/B00CZBHA4Q
ARe: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/mobile/details.html?pid=1216017&cat=340

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Lea Barrymire’s Bound At The Ball

I’d like to welcome y’all to check out the latest release from a friend of mine, Lea Barrymire. Her book, Bound at the Ball released yesterday from Siren Publishing. It’s a sci-fi erotic romance and yowsa…it’s hot, hot, hot! Check a little snippet out below and be sure to enter the giveaway to win a $25 gift card!

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Title: Bound at the Ball
Release: 1/28/2013
Publisher: Siren BookStrand
Word count: 47,000
Erotic Romance
Science Fiction/Futuristic

Tour long Giveaway: $25 GC to Amazon, B&N or ARe

Dates: 1/28/2013 thru 2/15/2013

Rafflecopter Code:
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Update 7:21 a.m.: My apologies, everyone! Rafflecopter isn’t working on my blog, but if you go to http://candlelightbookpromotions.blogspot.com/, you can sign up for the giveaway there.
 
About Lea Barrymire

Lea lives in Western New York with her hubby, three children, and miscellaneous critters. Before the rugrats, she lived a life of adventure, following her husband all over Europe with the US military. She’s slept in a car outside Paris, drove six hours just to see tulips in the Netherlands, and knocked ash from her shoes at Pompeii. Now she spends her time in life’s adventures at soccer games, PTA meetings and school plays.

Lea has loved reading from a very young age, spending many sleepless nights devouring books. Science fiction and paranormal were her favorite genres to read as a teenager, and that love bled into her adult life. She started writing during a bout of insomnia, to fill time, and found it filled a creative void. Now she communes regularly with the characters in her head and tries not to laugh out loud when they say something funny.

When Lea isn’t reading, writing or corralling kids, she enjoys watching movies and sciencey shows, or just kicking back and listening to some music.

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lb-boundattheballBlurb:

Rella Cinder was born to the submissive race on her planet and has finally reached the age of maturity. She has hated her nature since birth and has fought her submissiveness. As the youngest of four sisters, she’s watched the others go off and look for mates. This time she’s forced to comply with the government’s edicts, which includes attending the Unity Ball and taking a mate from the warrior species. What she doesn’t know is that she has already caught the eye of a warrior before stepping foot into the Ball.

 Warrior Sabar T’Brun is ready to take a mate but doesn’t want a weak female. He sees what he craves in the willful Rella during her Initiation Ceremony. Her sweet submission and soft cries of passion are exactly what he wants in a mate.

 Can they find each other before the Unity Ball ends? Or will someone else claim her?

 Purchase Link to Siren Bookstrand:

http://www.bookstrand.com/boundattheball

Excerpt:

Donning a clean shift, she sped toward the dining room on silent feet. The fabric moved against her still-peaked nipples, making every movement arousing. That is what happens when you touch yourself before lessons. She slowed as she walked into the room. She didn’t want to keep Bana waiting any longer than she needed to, but running through the house was frowned upon. Her sister stood, beautiful as always. Bana’s curvy body was perfect in its stillness. Golden hair framed a heart-shaped face and lay over her shoulder in a long braid. Jealousy made its course through her. Why was she so different than her sisters? Bana was a perfect example of their race, and a perfect female according to the teachings. Light in hair and skin, plump breasts, wide hips and a narrow waist. Grace and silent submission oozed from every pore when she was around anyone else. Rella would never be able to match that, ever.

“There you are. I was thinking I’d have to come in there and get you.” Her sister’s words were bitten off, shortened by her irritation, but that was nothing unusual. Rella took a deep breath, schooling her face in the smooth mask of submission she used around everyone. Don’t take the bait.

“Sorry to keep you waiting.” Wouldn’t want your nose to wrinkle at my stench. Rella sat quickly at her seat and pulled her tablet and marker to her, hiding her grin. “I’m ready.”

“Good. We will cover the union of our two races and the reason why we celebrate with the Unity Festival.”

“I’ve learned this every year, nothing new has happened, so why are we going over it again?” The hint of whine in her voice made her grimace. She tried not to sound like a petulant child, but her daily studies brought out the worst in her.

“You will learn it again because I said so, and because this is your first ball. It is most important for you to understand the history of our world and how much we owe the Zabyr warriors for our freedom,” Bana barked.

“Like we’re really free,” Rella whispered. A loud crack reverberated around the room as her sister’s hand connected with her cheek. She closed her eyes. Don’t react. Instead of flinching or reaching up to smooth the sting, she willed the pain away.

“You will do as you’re told,” Bana shouted in an uncharacteristic burst of emotion.

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Musical ADD

So I took back control of the turntables today. I hope y’all have been enjoying learning more about my fellow Cabal members. Trust me, they’ll be stopping by again starting next week. But today it’s all me…

And I’m having musical ADD. Probably because I have about six WIPs vying for my attention. When I hit send on Dean’s List in December, other stories demanded their time and they still demand it. Loudly. The only problem is they’re all sort of shouting at the same volume. So my brain is caught in an endless loop of my kick ass bounty hunter sci-fi type story which fits this song by the Wu-Tang Clan:

I work on that story for a good while, but then I start thinking about the next Cajun Heat story and the  heroine who’s also kick ass (is there any other kind? really). Colette is her name and she’s been working on me…and her hero (not saying who that is), but she’s got problems. Self-esteem issues which are always tough to write, yet she isn’t one to complain. She just puts her head down and keeps working and gah…I just want to hug her or play her this song by The Amity Affliction which, while it’s loud and screamy, it’s also powerful:

 

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg my friends. My brain? It’s a war zone in there. I’m sure I’ll settle down with one story as soon as one character steps up and says ‘Yo, pipe it down, Danica’s writing about me.’ Until then, I’ll write a little here, write a little there, fight the plot bunnies here…and try not to let new characters have at me.

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