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Friday, 18 July 2014

#MySexySaturday - One Sexy Irishman #mmromance

My Sexy Howl ~ @MySexySaturday #MySexySaturday #MSS51 

Welcome to the 51st week of My Sexy Saturday.

 

This week is all about my sexy howl.  And you all know what we mean…don’t you?

It’s all about the shifters this week. Those sexy beings that howl in the night. Or in the day when necessary. Shifters are downright sexy and if you have one, we want to see them.

This snip is from an upcoming release, part of the Wild Darkness Calls Collection. This excerpt comes from my series of short stories (the Lustful Possession Series) Book 5 Dark Seed. A little m/m action. I'm not saying Joel is a shifter— at this point in the story, we don't know exactly what he is, other than one sexy feckin' Irishman!


Completely naked, Mishel lounged with Joel in his bed after some intense rough and tumble sex. Letting his hand turn circles on Joel’s sculpted chest, Mish moved, looming over his lover. “Are ya ever gonna tell me about yourself?”

Inhaling deeply, Joel moved out from under him and stood, pulling on a pair of boxers. Mish followed him.

“You obviously have a gift...”

“A gift,” Joel scoffed. “Ya had it more right the day when ya asked me what I was. And ya might want ta dress now, because I’m certain, you’ll be runnin’ the opposite direction when I’ve finished.”

Gripping Joel’s shoulders tightly, Mish looked into his eyes. “You seem to know what I’m thinking and feeling at all times. I think you know I’ve no intention of going anywhere. Even though I question why you work for Haydn O’Conner, I’m still not inclined to run.”

Joel searched Mish’s gaze. “Men are usually afraid of me. Ya never have been. As you say, even though ya have questions, your mind is open. But then again, ya have a bit of protection tha’ I have not seen with most humans.”
         “Oh?” Mish leaned forward in interest.

I hope you enjoyed this little teaser from my upcoming release. Don't forget to check out the other MSS authors from the list below.


Have a Sexy Saturday!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Special Guest Historical Fiction Author David Cook @DavidCookAuthor

Please Welcome David Cook—'A New Voice' in historical fiction...


My thanks to David for agreeing to submit to my version of an author interview.

What was your favourite book as a child/teenager?

I would say Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' and Robin McKinley's 'The Outlaws of Sherwood'. Both came at a time when I was beginning to enjoy reading rather than having to read at school. I was learning to love books.

Who was the first author or what was the first book you read that introduced you to the genre that you most enjoy writing in?

In my teens I received Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe's Siege book for a Christmas present from my dad and I was hooked on the Napoleonic era. It has started a well, I won't give my age away, but its more than twenty-five years of love for that period of history.

 Is there a particular word you overuse or writing technique that your editor(s) ride you about?

I think I have too many passive voices, or basic grammar issues that gets passed these eyes. So i try to get other people to help. I run a free software programme called Editminion before giving it to friends (social media friends and colleagues rather than intimate ones) to critique. From there is goes through about 8-10 versions until i'm happy with it. Liberty or Death, my debut novella, I used the services of 3 people to review , then a professional editor overhauled it. Heart of Oak, I ended up using 10 people to review it.

Have you ever suffered from writer’s block? (Or do you even believe in it?) If so, how were you able to overcome it?

I don't believe in it to be frank. I think writers just need to change what they're doing. Write something different, use another style and setting. I have days when I can't move past certain plots. I sometimes struggle to think of a sentence, but I keep at it.

I do believe in taking breaks too. Long walks in fresh air. Visit something different. Stuck at the screen for too long is unhealthy.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

For me it would be the convenience of everyday life, but secluded far away. At the time of this interview, I'm living the British Midlands. It'll do for now.

If you could bring one of your own characters to life, who would it be and why?

I would say Benedict of Sherwood, from my unpublished story of Robin Hood. He is very me, but far better in every way possible. He lived a full life and would have lots of interesting things to say.

What are you reading right now?

I'm reading a host of non-fiction about the Battle of Waterloo. I won't bore you, but I have a large number of books on the subject and I'm researching for my novella in The Soldier Chronicles series about the campaign. My desk is cluttered with tomes.

Fiction - I am reading James Aitcheson's Norman Conquest series, G.R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice (Game of Thrones) and Bernard Cornwell's Making of England series.

When you read, do you prefer a stand-alone or a series?

No preference. As long as it grips me. 

What is the craziest, most exciting, or most dangerous thing you’ve ever done?

I wear my heart on my sleeve. I moved from the UK to Iceland to be with my then girlfriend where I stayed for 3 years. That was exciting. Many years later and with a different partner I got married, and became a father. It's all crazy, dangerous and exciting!

What is your favourite way to promote or connect with fans?

I've only just started out so I've been trying facebook, Goodreads and Twitter mainly. I try to get my name out there where possible and love to answer questions from anyone. And I had good success with fans on helping to choose my second novella's ebook cover on facebook. I advertised on a facebook group a free read of an unpublished story in the Napoleonic series and had sixty requests to read it. It's not a bad start for someone unknown.

As a writer, I can’t stick to one genre. I write what moves me at the moment. I follow the muse, inspiration, whatever you want to call it. Hence the name of this blog. And I’m always fascinated to know if it is the same for other writers who genre hop like I do. And since I have David on the hot seat, I’m gonna put it to him. The question, that is. Naughty minds! I know he’s thinking of breaking genre, so David, my question is, Why? :)
 
I have a few ideas in my head for other genres. I won't name them all at this time, but I think they work so for me, it doesn't matter what genre the story falls under. It's whether the story is good enough for people to like.

I also know, David self publishes. I know a lot of authors are going this way. I think it is incredibly brave. What made you self-pub? Can you share the pros and cons as you have found so far? And what advice would you give a writer who is thinking of going that route?

I sent off a story (in my head its 12 volumes in the series) to agents back in 2008. In the lull of the big wait to find out if I had representation, I wrote back stories which form The Soldier Chronicles - snapshots of military men, spanning the years between 1794-1815. Then I didn't get anywhere with it, so instead, slightly despondent, I wrote the Robin Hood story which is based on the oldest records we have. A different style, first person. I wrote that between 2009-2013 - in the meantime getting married and becoming a father, plus relocating and changing jobs - tough slog .

By 2013 I hadn't gotten anywhere with that story either so going through my stories I looked into self-publishing. I was happy with the work, found a graphic designer and started with Amazon. I'm now with Amazon and publish through Smashwords too. It's been a learning curve, the formatting side. Getting it right - I've certainly sweated over it.

The ebook covers have been fun to choose and involve the fans as I said earlier. I will continue to self-publish - I'm not in it for the money, I want to build reputation first and grow.

The Quickies!

Favourite movie?
       Star Wars: A New Hope
  
Dream Vacation?
       To visit the States and Canada

Dream Car?
       An Audi Q8

Favourite Ice Cream Flavour?
       Rum and Raisin

What can readers look forward to next?

Blood on the Snow is to be released in September on all ebook formats and is the third in The Soldier Chronicles series. It's a story of bravery and self-sacrifice against impossible odds. The fourth will follow in January.

Author Bio:

David Cook is from Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, but now lives in Leicestershire with his wife and young son.

David has been interested in history since his school days, and developed a love for the Napoleonic Wars era from his father, who painted and amassed a lead model army of the Battle of Waterloo. From there, David became fascinated with The English Civil Wars, the Wars of the Roses and English medieval history, particularly the legend of Robin Hood. David is writing a novel entitled The Wolfshead, a story of Robin, but based on the original medieval ballads as the source.




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Heart of Oak (The Soldier Chronicles Book 2)


It is December, 1799, and Captain of Marines Simon Gamble has been sent behind enemy lines to capture an impregnable fortress called Dominance on the Maltese island of Gozo.

Gamble must lead his lightly-armed men against the prime veteran soldiers of France, in a daring and brutal fight where there can only be one winner.
Success means freedom for the Gozitans from their French oppressors; failure means the marines face an unmarked grave on foreign soil.

A hero and a soldier to some, but certainly no gentleman, Gamble; battle-scarred and haunted by the horrific bloodshed at the Siege of Acre prior to this mission, must fight a new guileful enemy, even if the price means death or dishonour.

This is Gamble's toughest fight yet, and one he knows he cannot afford to fail.

For the ultimate battle will be for revenge.

Heart of Oak, is an authentic historical story set during the liberation of the Maltese Islands, the second novella in The Soldier Chronicles series. 

Book One (The Soldier Chronicles)


Check out the awesome Reviews HERE

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Cover Reveal Book Five in the Always Cambridge Series - Afterlife

If you haven't seen it yet, here's the stunning cover for the second last book in the Always Cambridge Series, Afterlife, due out August 1st. 

The hauntingly beautiful covers for the entire Cambridge Series have been designed by the talented Latrisha Waters

Follow the saga from the beginning... Always Cambridge

Author Note: This series is a true saga in the sense that each new installment begins exactly where the last ended. The books should be read in sequence.

Friday, 11 July 2014

#MySexySaturday Polyamorous Love Streetlight People Style #MFF #ménage


Happy 50th Week My Sexy Saturday! 

Make Sexy ~ @MySexySaturday #MSS50 #Saturday7

Welcome to the 50th week of My Sexy Saturday.

This week is all about making sexy. 
 

Make sexy can mean a variety of things. It can mean making love or making the one you love feel sexy. It can be a single person, a loving couple or a polyamorous group determined to make sure everyone feels loved and wanted.

This week's snip comes from MFF ménage Streetlight People

The bed dipped with Toni’s weight and I felt her body spoon against my side—and Street’s too, since he was mostly on top of me. I felt her warm breath on my skin and I tensed. “It’s okay, baby,” Street soothed. “It’s gonna feel so good.”

But I wasn’t scared anymore. I tensed, more in anticipation than fear. And the only thought that kept running through my head was that I wouldn’t be able to stand it. I might not get the chance to enjoy it at all. I was so turned on. I was so hot. My cunt was already on fire and eager, nerve endings rippling with the electricity of what was to come.
 

They worked in tandem, as if they’d choreographed it, or it was practised. I remembered Street saying that Toni had picked me. Did that mean they did this often? Just picked up some stranger on the street corner and took them home to play with? I didn’t want to think about that right now. I’d think on it later, when there weren’t two different tongues laving my nipples.
 

I looked down at them. Toni flicked my right nipple with her delicate pink tongue, while Street lapped at the left, his caress not as soft but just as arousing. They made eye contact and seemed to communicate silently, making their tongues do exactly the same tormenting, slow circuit, followed by a rapid flicking rhythm that had me teetering on the edge of a major orgasm. My hips moved of their own accord, twisting and grinding under Street’s hard body.

All of a sudden they stopped licking me and I watched as their heads drew together. Their lips met and I looked on as their tongues began to tangle.
 

I gasped at being left hanging, needing, wanting. Just as quickly, as if with one mind, they broke apart and licked a path softly, teasingly, down my stomach. My belly clenched and shuddered in response. I fell back onto the pillow and closed my eyes against the violent need snaking through me. One of them paused at my belly button and teased it maddeningly, giving me a preview of what I might expect on my burning clit—if they ever got that far. I just might explode at the thought of it before they’d even travelled that short distance.

The snap on my jeans was released for the second time tonight and one of them unzipped me. I lifted my hips and they stripped me of my jeans and panties. I was completely naked now. I couldn’t believe I was doing this, but thought I would die if we stopped now.

 
I hope you enjoyed this week's excerpt. Don't forget to check out the amazing MSS authors below!

Have a Sexy Saturday!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

NEW @Amazon Law and Order Crime and Chaos Book 4 #AlwaysCambridge #RomanticSuspense #Crime #mob #FBI

Book 4 in the Always Cambridge Series Law and Order : Crime and Chaos has reached Amazon!
   

    The Always Cambridge Series chronicles the life of Holly Cambridge through her tumultuous childhood, violent teen years into adulthood, and the consequences that stem from being the daughter of mob boss, Bill Cambridge.
                                                                         

* * * *
  The wheels of justice might turn slowly, but destiny's punishment can be swift and merciless.

    In the next highly charged installment of the Always Cambridge Family Saga Series, all the men in Holly’s life come together in one common goal—to keep the woman they love alive.
  
    Special Agent Alex Orton of the FBI prepares Holly for the rigorous court proceedings to come, where she will testify not only against her own family, but also against the Mayhue crime family, including Victor’s volatile and sinister older brother, Lorenzo.
    

However, in the midst of all the personal turmoil, Holly’s first love and former bodyguard, Randy Phillips, emerges from the chaos. He vows to not only stand by her through the trials, but accompany her into Witness Protection and her afterlife, if in fact they make it that far, as both the Mayhue and Cambridge crime families swear retribution.
    

But in a twist of law and fate, Lorenzo Mayhue is unexpectedly released from prison and lures Holly to the Mayhue Excavating warehouses under the guise of Victor.
    

Five people enter the storehouse, but only three walk out.

Author Note: This series is a true saga in the sense that each new book begins where the last ended. The books should be read in sequence. 

Follow the saga from the beginning... Always Cambridge
Law & Order Crime & Chaos

Friday, 4 July 2014

#MySexySaturday Holly Cambridge Kicks Ass over another Woman's Man! #AlwaysCambridge

One Sexy Lady ~ @MySexySaturday #MSS49 #Saturday7

Welcome to the 49th week of My Sexy Saturday.
This week is all about our sexy heroines. You know the gals we’re talking about.  We’re talking about those ladies who may start as a timid mouse and by the end of the book, we hear them roar. Or how about those heroines are kick-ass from the get-go.


My Snippet this week comes from the 3rd book in the  
Always Cambridge Series - Misfortune of Birth

Set up: Two women + One irresistible man + a shit-disturbing older bother = fisticuffs in the office parking lot

 “You bastard!” Julie screamed and pulled her arm back to strike Victor a third time, but he grabbed her arm before she could. I’d never seen that look on his face before. I’d never seen him quite that angry before. His eyes were almost black. His teeth jammed together, pulling his bronzed skin tight over his jaw.

“Lorenzo! You promised me,” Julie whined.

Lorenzo sighed loudly, almost as if he were bored now. He inspected a fingernail. “Hold him,” he ordered.

“Fer fuck!” Victor cursed, right before Julie hauled off and hit him one more time.

“How do you like it, Victor? Being hurt and humiliated in front of everyone?”

I saw her fist clench. “No,” I breathed. I was not going to let her punch him. Everyone had their attention on Julie and Victor, so they didn’t have time to stop me.

I ran up behind and immobilized her arm in midair. I scooped my foot in front of her legs, tossing her to the ground. I forgot all about not trying to hurt her. The rage I felt at her for slapping his beautiful face blinded me to anything else. I dropped forearm after forearm about her head and shoulders. Vaguely, I acknowledged the steel bindings in my brace, but I didn’t care.


    The Always Cambridge Series chronicles the life of Holly Cambridge through her tumultuous childhood, violent teen years into adulthood, and the consequences that stem from being the daughter of mob boss, Bill Cambridge.                                                                          * * * *
  

When constantly surrounded by violence, corruption and immorality, how do you keep from becoming the very thing that you abhor?

    

Holly Cambridge barely recognizes herself anymore. Pretending to be another person is beginning to wear thin. Disguised as Randi Yates, she entangles herself into the perilous life of the irresistible Victor Mayhue. But day by day, she falls more desperately and impossibly in love with her natural enemy. Together they explore a highly sexual, dark and dangerous relationship. The lines between right and wrong and good and evil, begin to blur. And while attempting to shield and protect Victor from the Feds and even his own family, Holly loses sight of her original goal.
    

Victor understands her more than anyone she’s ever met. Essentially they have lived the same life. He is her other half. But once he discovers who she really is and what she’s done, there will be no going back. Victor Mayhue is not a second chance kind of guy.
    

And in the end, one of them will be forced to face their true nature.

Follow the saga from the beginning... Always Cambridge

Author Note: This series is a true saga in the sense that each installment begins where the last ends. The books should be enjoyed in sequence.

Book One Always Cambridge Available Now @ most vendors
AC Book Two - Running Amazon
#4 Law and Order Crime and Chaos Available @eXtasy Books
#5 Afterlife - Release Date August 1
#6 Always Holly - Release Date September 1