Thursday, August 30, 2012

10 Fun Things to Do On Labor Day Weekend


We hate to admit it, but the days are getting shorter and the evenings getting cooler. The last official weekend of summer is coming up. If you live in the northern areas, it won’t be long before you’ll be stuck inside and wishing for spring. I’m writing this now in the evening and have my windows open in my office while listening to crickets and frogs. I’m wearing shorts and a tank. I know in a few weeks I’ll have a sweater or wrap on and the windows will be closed.

So what are you planning to do this weekend? Here are a few suggestions:


1.     Backyard barbecue. Set up tables and eat outside. Not too original but how many nice days are left? And how many people will be inside watching TV or sports, playing on their computer? Set up lawn games too. Play Frisbee, horseshoes, volleyball, quoites. Quoites? I never heard of them either until I moved to Pennsylvania. It’s similar to horseshoes but you toss rubber rings onto a spike attached to a slate board. Not that easy.

2.     Canoe or raft trip. The water is still warm so rent a canoe or float down river on an inner tube. There are lots of places where you can rent them.

3.     Hiking trails. Whether you’re an amateur or wilderness junkie, there’s a hike for you. I live near the Appalachian Trail and there are a number of places I can do a day hike or a hike for a couple hours. Google: “Hiking Trails” for your particular state for locations and ideas. Here’s a good link with great information.   http://wilderness.org/article/tips-great-hiking?gclid=CNe7gKLIkLICFYNM4AodkDUAxA
Bushkill Falls in the Poconos

4.     Golfing. Dh is taking his nephew on a golfing trip on Monday. We’ll have the barbecue after. Not a golfer? Try miniature golf.

5.     Renaissance Faire. If you live anywhere near Manheim, PA. Check out the Renaissance Faire. It goes from August 4-October 28. http://www.parenfaire.com/

6.     Outdoor Music Festivals or Parade. Check your area for music festivals, parades or concerts in the parks.

7.     Bike rides. Again I’m talking about my neighborhood. We have a biking trail system called Rails to Trails, where they’ve turned the old railroad track system into biking trails. http://www.railstotrails.org/index.html What do they have in your area?

8.     Beach trip. One of my very favorite places to be is the ocean. In Jersey-speak: the shore. Spend the weekend or the day if you’re close.

9.     Winery. I love wine. White is my fav. But I have never been to a winery. On my To do list is a trip to Sonoma Valley or Napa Valley.

10.   Camping Trip. As a kid that’s all we did for vacation is camp. We started out in tents then progressed to a pop-up camper. I spent many summers on The Cape (Cape Cod) or the Jersey Shore. Where did you go for vacation as a kid? Lots of great memories.Cape Cod National Seashore

 
So what are you doing on Labor Day? Any memorable ones?

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Limo Sex & Other Perks of the Ruling Class




Pride and Politics: Limousine Sex and Other Perks of the Ruling Class

A visit with Guest author Daisy Harris



First off, I’d like to thank Kathy for having me on the blog today. Also, thanks all of you for reading.


Giveaway: Today, I’ll be giving away a Holsum College book of your choice to one lucky commenter. To be eligible, you need to do two things—comment below, and add Pride and Politics to your To-Be-Read shelf on Goodreads.

Good luck!


On with the blog…


As an erotic romance writer, I’m always looking for new and ingenious ways and places for my characters to have sex. I’ve written sex on boats, underwater, in college dorm rooms, outdoors, and yes—even in a car. But I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting places for my characters to do the nasty.
 

In Pride and Politics (Men of Holsum College 6), my characters spent a lot of time riding around in limos. The story takes place on a campaign trail, and limos and private jets are the most typical mode of transportation for politicians and their families.

Now, I know you’re all saying, “Why didn’t they bang on the private jet?” Well, I’ve thought several times about writing airplane sex, and I just can’t bring myself to do it. Airplanes smell weird, and the only place to really get freaky is in the bathroom. And it’s not even the bathroom that grosses me out (I do believe I’ve written sex in the bathroom before), but it’s that airplane air. It’s too thin and too dry and smells like disinfectant. I’m a very olfactory person. And nothing about airplane smell is hot.


But limousines… Ah. Now there’s a place I’d love to have sex. Why? Well, I thought you’d ask…


1.      Limos often have a tinted window you can close between the driver’s seat and the back of the car. Close that, and you have the illusion of privacy while knowing some dude (or chick) is sitting only a couple feet away.

2.      There’s something really wicked about drinking alcohol while riding in a car. Now, I’m sure only certain types of limousines provide alcohol in the back seat. But I know some do. And how cool is that? Those who live in Louisiana, with your drive-through liquor stores, might not find this concept so taboo. But where I live in Washington, you can’t have an open container anywhere in the car. Not even in the trunk, as far as I know. So—drinking while being driven around? Decadent!
 
3.      Tinted windows. You can see out, but people on the road, can’t see you. …or maybe they can? That hint of exhibitionism adds yet another layer of naughty.

4.      Leather seats. Okay, fine—leather anything. But while some people drool over chaps and saddles and cowboy boots, I whimper for suits and ties and expensive Italian shoes.

5.      Power. Even if you’re only renting a limo for prom, there’s a sense of power that comes along with a limo ride. You’re on top of the world, on your own private island. Plus, you’re driving around a damn city while you’re at it. What could be hotter?

Here’s a snippet from my limo sex scene from Pride and Politics. Enjoy!


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The limousine was waiting for them at the door. Hunter waved Steve to go in first. And by the time Hunter climbed in and the door was shut behind him by a helpful parking attendant, Steve was sitting across from him, his lips wet and his cheeks flushed. He looked horny as hell and completely fuckable.

“Where should I tell him we’re going?” Steve asked.

Hunter normally let Steve give the driver directions.

“He knows the way,” Hunter said. “Don’t you, Eduardo?”

“Yes, sir,” the driver said. He had a deep, rich voice, and Hunter knew he had a face and body to match, since he’d handpicked the man to be their driver. “Right away.” There was a sexy laugh in Eduardo’s voice, and Hunter could tell that Steve was affected by it, because he shifted in his seat as if he were getting hard.

Hunter pressed the button to raise the window that divided the driver from the back section of the limousine. When it was done buzzing closed, he pulled the bottle of champagne out of the bucket of ice set into the armrest. There were two champagne glasses positioned in the cupholders by his seat, and he poured a glass for himself and one for Steve.

“Here.” He held out Steve’s drink, but didn’t lean forward.

Steve didn’t move. Instead, he remained in his seat, his chest rising and falling as he breathed. “You want me to come over to get it?”

There was about four feet of space between where Steve was sitting, facing the back of the car, and Hunter was seated facing front. But that distance seemed too much for Steve to cross. So Hunter helped him. “Don’t you want to?”

Steve looked away. His cheeks went even darker, as if maybe he was angry in addition to being turned on. “I will if you want me to.”

Then he darted Hunter a look so open and vulnerable if made Hunter’s chest ache. “You know I’ll do anything you like.”

Hunter set down Steve’s glass in the cupholder and leaned back in his seat. He crossed one ankle over the opposite knee and took a sip of his champagne. He let the moment take all the time it needed. And when he felt Steve was ready for him to ask, Hunter said, “What do you want?”

“Um…” Steve rubbed at his chin. He was smooth there, Hunter knew. He’d shaved right before they left.

Hunter wanted to touch that soft skin. Feel those little sandpaper spots he always missed at the corners of his jaw. “Do you want me to bring you your drink?” Hunter loosened his tie, shrugged off his jacket. He opened the top button of his shirt, so Steve knew what he was getting at. “To undress you slowly and suck your cock while we drive around the city?”

Steve blinked, but he couldn’t seem to look away. This time, when he shifted, there was an unmistakable crease marring the front of his designer pants. “Maybe,” he said. He gripped the seat. “What are my options?”

Hunter thought about that. He took another sip of his drink, feeling the bubbles pop in his mouth and listening to the sound of Steve’s breathing, audible even over the noise of the street outside.

He lifted his chin, and gave Steve that look he knew Steve liked. The one where his lip was twisted into almost a scowl and his eyes were narrowed. “Or you can come fetch your drink and do what I tell you like a good boy.”

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 Blurb:
 

Aloof and arrogant, Holsum College Junior Hunter Ford has enjoyed all the perks of being from one of America's most prominent families. Hunter can have anything he wants--except time away from his family's political spotlight and the image consultant hired to keep him there. 

Steve’s job is simple—make Hunter toe the line for the duration of his uncle’s vice-presidential campaign. This is the break Steve's been waiting for and a chance to provide a better life for his deaf sister. But he didn't count on an attraction to the broken scion—one that rearranges everything Steve thought he knew about himself.

As Steve melts Hunter's icy exterior, the heat between them threatens more than just their hearts. Then a ghost from Hunter’s past shows up on the campaign, challenging Hunter’s stability, and straining Steve’s ability to defend and protect the man he’s growing to love.

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Bio:

Birkenstock-wearing glamour girl and mother of two by immaculate conception, Daisy Harris still isn't sure if she writes erotica. Her romances start out innocently enough. However, her characters behave like complete sluts. Much to Miss Harris's dismay the sex tends to get completely out of hand.

She writes about fantastical creatures and about young men getting their freak on, and she's never missed an episode of The Walking Dead.

Pride and Politics available at:







Monday, August 20, 2012

Virtual Voyage and Behind the Scenes


I just got back from New York City and the BDSM for Writers Workshop with the fabulous Dr. Charley Ferrer. WOW!! What an awesome weekend. Dr. C was amazing. The amount of material we covered could've been a month-long seminar. Her assistant Alison was warm, sweet and open about sharing her experiences. And both made us feel comfortable and safe when we attended the BDSM club called Paddles. The club turned out to be a ton of fun. The owner Michael and another member, Victor were very gracious in showing us around and spending so much time explaining things. The club was cool and the people were nice. I learned a lot. I'll be posting some details on later posts. :)
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Want to know what a Disciplinarian is? What special psychic powers does Haley have? How did Dante get his demon powers and how did he become an immortal? What's a nebula stone, and does it really exist? How are the demons in Damned and Defiant similar to vampires? Why are the demons in exile?

All these questions and more will be discussed in blogs coming soon on the virtual book tour for Damned and Defiant, book 3 in Demons in Exile series. Sometimes readers like to know behind the scenes on stories, like reading a Prequel story. Interesting facts in the story. Are they true or made up?

When you stop and comment at any blog in the tour, you have a chance to win a free eBook. There is also a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate and tote bag of books.

Here's the list of New Blog Tour Dates. Click on the Goddess Fish and Bewitching Book Tour banner in the right hand column for the link to the latest blog tour dates.


September 3 Guest blog
Roxanne’s Realm
www.roxannesrealm.blogspot.com

September 4 Guest blog
Erotica For All, 
http://eroticaforall.co.uk

September 4 Guest blog
Mila Ramos, Paranormal & Contemporary Romance 
http://jademystique.blogspot.com

September 5 Interview
Books & Other Spells. 
www.nightskydarkstar.blogspot.com

September 6 Guest blog
Fang-tastic Books
www.fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com

September 6 review
The Steamy Side
www.steamyside.blogspot.com
myreadingaddiction@gmail.com

September 7 Guest blog
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
www.creativelygreen.blogspot.com

September 8 Guest blog
Gravetells
www.gravetells.com

September 9 Guest blog
Vanessa Romano
www.thejeepdiva.com

September 9 Review
Reviews By Molly / 
http://reviewsbymolly.com
 
September 10 Interview and review
Erzabet's Enchantments
http://erzabetsenchantments.blogspot.com/

Bewitching Book Tour          Damned & Defiant Blog Tour

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lex Valentine, Mating and Werewolves, Oh My!



How cool to be sharing a release day with the fabulous and talented Lex Valentine. Lex offered to visit my blog so we could celebrate our new babes together. Her book was just released at Ellora's Cave yesterday, August 15th. Welcome Lex and congrats on your new book.

-Tell us a little about the book and where did you get the idea to write this story.

Mating was originally a short story that won a contest to be published by Freya’s Bower. I got the rights back and decided to expand the story to novella length and submitted it to my EC editor who loved it. It’s the story of an Alpha werewolf whose brother meets his mate and takes off for NYC. The Alpha worries about his brother so he hires the Watchers Agency to follow his brother and make sure he’s okay. When he arrives in NYC and meets the owner of Watchers, he falls instantly in lust with her. She realizes they are mates, but is afraid of what might happen if she returned to Paris with him so she doesn’t tell him. They have a few intense days together where he doesn’t want to leave her and where she’s afraid to tell him they belong together.

- What advice would you give to aspiring writers? I think the two best things that were ever said to me were learn your craft and then don’t stop learning and don’t be so eager to be published that you’ll accept a contract from anyone. You should aim high, submit to the best publishers and if they won’t publish you, instead of looking for a smaller pub that might, you should look at WHY the big publishers (including the big 4 epubs) won’t take your work and fix that first.

- Are you seat of the pants writer or plotter? I’m midway between the two. I have an outline and a list of scenes that must take place. It’s like a road map for a road trip. I have places to be at specific times but in between I can go wherever I want. So as long as I hit the key scenes in the outlines in between, I can give the characters free reign.

- Have any of your titles ever been changed from your original choice? Nope. I’ve been lucky!

- If you could turn any of your books into a movie which book or series would it be? Oh, I think Mating an Runaways would be a great movie. Twin brothers who are werewolves, a long time lover who is a vampire, new lovers, and lives that are literally changed overnight due to mating.

- Do you have a character in one of your books that continues to haunt you at night or surprised you when you wrote the book?  I have a secondary character who likes to show up wherever I can fit him in. Weylyn Randall is a werewolf, a musician and a total and complete horn dog who will hop into bed with men and/or women (at least he did before he meets his mate) and is really laid back and fun. He has a great personality, he’s very sexual and he’s a breath of fresh air to any book I put him in.

- Which actor screams SEXY to you? Dermot Mulroney. Tom Hardy. Robert Downey Jr.

- Do you write full time or work outside of the home? I wish I could write full-time but I do have a full-time job that I love. I’m the network administrator for a 100+ year old cemetery and four mortuaries.

- Are you a morning or night person? I’m a night person but many years of having to get up very early have forced me to be a morning person.

- Do you have any favorite movies? Currently I’m loving the Sherlock Holmes movies with Robert Downey Jr and the Avengers plus all the movies that led up to the Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America. I also loved This Means War. Two of my all time faves are Fast Times at Ridgemont High and The Wedding Date.

- Do you use Beta readers? I do with my gay romances. Usually I have gay male writers read those.

- What’s next? The project I’m working on now is a novella, the third and last in the series, about two former Air Force pilots. After that, it’s on to the second of my Out in the NFL series and the 7th book of the Tales of the Darkworld.

- Do you have a favorite author? I don’t have a favorite author. There’s just far too much good stuff out there these days. I have lots of favorite authors whom I buy pretty much all of their stuff. I love Regina Carlysle and Desiree Holt. I love Z.A. Maxfield and Josh Lanyon. There’s just lots and lots more. The authors I’ve read this week and loved were A.R. Moler, Jet Mykles, Dee Carney and Mina Carter.

- Have any of your characters ever ended up completely different than you’d intended? In Ride the Lightning, I intended to make the hero sort of confused and unsure of what he should do when he meets his mate. Instead the guy came out as a perfect asshole who was an utter jerk to the heroine. Of course, he is redeemed later in the book. ;)

- For fun. What is your favorite kind of chocolate or chocolate dessert? (I love chocolate covered cherries) I love dark chocolate so anything with dark chocolate is a fave. I like Black Forest Cake, dark chocolate covered raisins or dried cherries and dark chocolate covered caramels.

Want to find out more about Lex Valentine?







My book that is being released on the 15thMating

Blurb:

As Alpha, Roul Verlaine always looked out for his twin. When Ranulf flees to New York City with his new mates, Roul hires the Watcher Agency to check on him. All thoughts of his brother vanish when Roul meets the sexy owner of Watchers. Morgan Kale is a rare white werewolf, a lone wolf who sets Roul’s senses on fire. His wolf instantly wants her and Roul can’t resist her. She bests him at chess and martial arts and is the fiercest, most perfect lover he’s ever known. And he doesn’t want to leave her.

Morgan knows instantly she and Roul are mates even if he hasn’t figured it out yet. His seduction overrides her common sense and yearning heart. The sex is mind-blowing and they even get along outside the bedroom. But Roul is in town for only three days, and Morgan must decide whether to tell him they are mates…or let him walk out of her life forever.
 

BUY LINK:
http://www.jasminejade.com/p-10277-mating.aspx

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Damned and Defiant: Out Now!!

Release day today! Damned and Defiant at Ellora's Cave

 

Shapeshifting demons with seductive powers and one hunky demon who is torn between two worlds-mortal and immortal and the forbidden love of a mortal woman.

Three women have their sites on Dante Akanto and for various reasons: Haley Moore, a mortal woman who is trying to draw the man out of the demon and make him stay on Earth. Of course he must give up immortality and leave his world forever. Natessa, a Drone from Anartia with the power to shapeshift into a wolf. She's a seductress and the most dangerous demons want her. But she has her eyes on Dante for a specific reason. To help her with a treasonous act. And Gwyllain, the most evil of all the demons and ruler of Anartia. She wants Dante to be her consort and commit one tiny deed: murder her husband, the ruler of planet Prygos, once they're free from exile.

From the series: Demons in Exile

Dante has made quite a journey though these three books Desert of the Damned and Damned and Desired. He's faced with his biggest challenge in the third book and has to make his toughest decision.

Once you read the book, let me know which of the three women/demons (Haley, Natessa, or Gwyllain) is the one standing behind Dante on the book cover.

Keep watch here and on my website: www.kathykulig.com for Blog tour dates and locations. I'm giving away lots of prizes including an eBook download at every blog stop, two $20 Gift Certificates from either Amazon/BN/or Ellora's Cave, winner's choice and a Cool tote bag of HOT books including Desert of the Damned, Desert of the Damned, Dial B for Bondage Anthology and Something Wicked This Way Comes, Vol. 1 Anthology. (See photo for picture of tote bag.)


Blog Tour Coming soon:
http://www.goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2012/08/virtual-book-tour-damned-and-defiant-by.html



 

Lex Valentine has a new book Mating out today too. Check out her interview tomorrow.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

What to do When it Rains in the Jungle


Rainy days while on vacation can be a bummer right? Well, no. Not if you have a little sense of adventure. Recently while visiting outside Cancun, Mexico we were hit with the beginings of a tropical storm. I didn't want to sit in the room all day or at the bar, so I checked out the excursions and decided to head into the jungle with Dh. We went to Selvatica. http://www.selvatica.com.mx/ Very cool place and great people. I was very impressed by their professionalism and safety conscious attitude and enthusiam. Never saw people so LOVE their jobs.



Ziplining in the jungle was exciting and fun. In the rain, it was even more of an adventure, because at times I couldn't see the end of the line and had to go by the guide's commands for when to brake. To get into the jungle to start the series of 12 ziplines, we rode in by army truck. Nothing around for miles.

After the ziplines, we headed to another area for ATVing in the mud. When they handed me goggles, I knew it was going to be messy. Getting dirty was the best fun. I got covered in mud.



Next stop was a zipline jump into a cenote, a natural spring. I did wear my bathing suit under shorts and a top. But since I was caked in mud, I jumped in all-weather shoes and all.


Came back to the hotel resort soaked and muddy and got a few strange looks from the guests who'd been sitting around the bars all day. Not us, we had a blast.

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Exciting week coming up: Damned and Defiant will be released on August 15th. Yay! And Thursday I'll be leaving for New York City for a 3-day BDSM Workshop for Writers with Dr. Charley Ferrer. I may have some more exciting news about that trip. I'll let you know when I hear more. If not, I'll be sure to post about our visit to Paddles the longest running BDSM club in the U.S.




Monday, August 6, 2012

Sweet Cover Lust



 
DAMNED AND DEFIANT, Ellora's Cave, Released Date: 8/15/12
Erotic Paranormal Romance
This story has an Urban Fantasy/SciFi feel and has some mild BDSM elements.

Yes, authors do lust over their covers. A cover is the face to their baby that they've worked so hard on. And now it's real because all those words and pages now have a visual image.

Dante is the hunky bod on this cover. The woman? Hmmm. Could it be Haley, the mortal woman who is Dante's forbidden love interest? Or the evil demoness Gwyllain, the ruler of the alternative universe? She has plans for Dante. There is a third possibilty, another demon who has her eye on him. So many women are drawn to Dante for good and very bad intentions. Can he resist their temptations and chose the right one? The background/setting is Sedona, AZ. The story also takes place on Anartia, an alternative world caught between dimensions.

Blurb:
Mortal women surrender to Dante’s seductions. He is a Drone, an immortal who feeds off their lifeforce energy—the chi that keeps his kind alive. When his dimension is on the edge of destruction, Dante must seek the help of one special woman.
Haley Moore is a Sha Warrior—a mortal with excess lifeforce energy. She has always had a strong attraction to Dante and when they meet again he thinks luck is on his side because his quota of chi energy would be obtained after one scorching scene with this mortal. But the problem is that he is overwhelmingly attracted to her and once with this woman won’t be enough.
Haley tries to draw out the man buried deep within the demon. Their fierce, undeniable passion unravels his plans and threatens her life. Can Dante bear to abandon her when he leaves Earth forever? Dante will have to choose whether to return to his world or to give up his immortality and share his future with Haley.

The bad guys(women) are fun to write. Here's an excerpt with Gwyllain:
Gwyllain stood by her large glass wall, staring out onto her private garden. She looked almost human until she turned and Dante noticed the yellow light glowing in her eyes—all demon. Still, she was beautiful. The light shining in through the window made her garnet gown transparent. Every outline of her breasts and hips showed beneath the thin fabric. Long, black hair skimmed over her shoulders and down the middle of her back. “As much as I want to see this prison world destroyed, I am the ruler. And as ruler, I decide when Anartia will be destroyed not some Drone.” She clutched at her gown and ripped it off her body, tearing fabric.
She dropped the ruined garment on the floor, and looked at him with a pained expression, not lustful or seductive as he would expect when she stood before him naked. His groin tightened and it wasn’t in anticipation of giving his offering. Had she gone mad too, like the Drone?
“Demoness, how may I serve you?” Please let this be over soon.
“Walk with me.” She sounded manic as she touched the glass, and the panel slid open. Still naked, she stepped into her lush garden. The scent of sea and heather blew across her flower garden, tossing her long hair wildly. A variety of flowers bloomed everywhere. Some were from her planet Prygos and others had been transplanted from Earth. As she walked, she swept a hand over potted plants placed on tables or pedestals. They crashed to the ground, destroying the plants. Dante didn’t protest. The demoness was crazed, or angry about something, even more so than normal. Was she still angry about the Drone who’d try to kill her?
“Would you like me to have one of the slaves pick you a bouquet? Or perhaps, drop rose petals in a warm bath?” Anything to calm her down.
“I can’t do it myself.” Her voice was tight. As she passed her rose bushes, she plucked the blossoms off one by one and threw them onto the ground, then crushed them with her bare feet.
“Can’t do what, Mistress?” He’d never seen her like this. These earth flowers were her prize.
“In two weeks all this will be gone. I can only save some, but not all of it.”
“Why? You’re garden looks healthy.” Dante was confused.
“Our return to Prygos will be difficult and dangerous,” Gwyllain replied, walking past her crushed roses.
“I didn’t expect the journey to be easy.” Dante tried not to sound alarmed. “Tarik’s last attempt nearly destroyed us.” Dante might get punished for that remark but he was speaking the truth.
“That’s exactly what Tarik plans to do.”
Dante gave her a questioning look.
“These will be the ones.” She knelt down in front of three perfect rose bushes. “Tarik says I can only bring a few of my roses back with me. These are my most beautiful roses. I’ll have my slaves dig them up.” She leaned in and smelled the blooms.
“What’s going to happen to the garden?”
She pouted. “It’ll be destroyed when Anartia is destroyed.”
Dante swallowed. What did he miss?
“Tarik can’t gather enough energy at one time to propel all of Anartia back to Prygos. The last experiment shifted us into a lower dimension. We’re susceptible to the moon’s gravity now. If we don’t leave in two weeks, Anartia will be thrust into the Earth’s dimension and we’ll be destroyed. Tarik is going to use that energy, and amplify it with sources collected from Earth, to propel the temple alone to Prygos. Our world will be destroyed, not the temple or those inside.”
Dante hesitated to ask the next question. “Will there be enough room for everyone?”
She didn’t answer right away. “Selecting the roses is an easy task, but I have no desire to choose my Drones. I do have a few favorites.” She gently stroked his cheek and slid her hand down his body until she grasped his cock, fondling him then released him. “I have no time to select the dozen Drones who will return to Prygos. Valdon, as my senior Drone, has this duty. The rest will be reassimilated. We’ll need their chi.”
“Valdon?” Dante considered the consequences of giving that task to a power-hungry Drone. “Are the other Drones aware Valdon is making this life-or-death decision?”
“Of course not! There would be pandemonium on Anartia.”
Dante groaned. “I can see pandemonium either way.”
“Don’t worry. You and Valdon will return with me. The rest is up to him.” She smiled. “You deserved a reward for your bravery.”


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http://www.jasminejade.com/p-10267-damned-and-defiant.aspx

Like the new cover??

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Wicked and Wild Kate Hill



It's so cool to have guest authors talk about their books and share something about themselves. Today we have the awesome Kate Hill talking about her new book from Ellora's Cave Mystery Stallion.

-Tell us a little about the book and where did you get the idea to write this story.

Mystery Stallion is about an outcast Horseman and a woman who has always admired his uniqueness. The hero, Grigori, was a secondary character in a previous story in the Horsemen series. Here’s a little more about the book:

Long ago a striped Horseman lost his heart to the only Horsewoman ever born. Feared and rejected, he allowed his bitterness to destroy them both. Since then, no striped Horseman has ever known love. . .until now.

Sold into slavery by his father, Grigori de Forest arrives home twenty years later to reclaim his birthright. Now lord of a land where superstitious villagers despise and fear him because he bears "the marks", he intends to live alone in his family's ancestral castle.

Since childhood, Violeta has been fascinated by the mysterious Grigori, whose striped coat sets him apart from other Horsemen. Desperate for work and knowing he has run off all his servants, she requests he hire her to cook and clean. She doesn't realize that he remembers her for an act of kindness toward him years ago.

Lust spurred on by shared dreams hurls them into a storm of passion, but their love and lives are endangered by the villagers and a plague that threatens to destroy the mighty race of Horsemen.


Mystery Stallion is available at Ellora’s Cave.


- Are you seat of the pants writer or plotter?

I like to have an outline, but I always leave wiggle room.


- Have any of your titles ever been changed from your original choice?

Oh yes. Here are a few changes:


Sweet Love series became Yummy Love series.

Birdman of the Adirondacks became Windswept.

Shadow Stallion became Mountain Stallion.

Fantasy Man series became Inked series.

Pleasured by the Bull became Naked Souls.

- If you could turn any of your books into a movie which book or series would it be?

Horsemen. I’d like to see the winged centaurs!

- Do you write full time or work outside of the home?

I write full time and work outside the home.

- A lot of people think that genre hopping isn’t a good idea. What do you think?

I think it’s a great idea. Write the story that begs to be written, no matter what the genre.

- Are you a morning or night person?

Definitely a night person. I’m much more productive at night and there are less distractions than during the day.

- Do you have any favorite movies?

I love movies, especially horror, sci-fi and fantasy. Some of my favorites are Cold and Dark, Black Knight, 28 Days Later, The Bat and Role/Play.

-Do you write a novel straight through? Or revise as you go? Plan a whole series in advance? Or does the series evolve?

I always write a first draft straight through, then I work on revisions. Sometimes I plan a series in advance and other times it springs from a story that was intended to be a single title. An example of the latter is my Horsemen series. The first book, Dream Stallion, was meant to be a single title, but after I’d finished, I wanted to write more. Earlier this year the seventh book in the series, Mystery Stallion, was released by Ellora’s Cave.

- For fun. What is your favorite kind of chocolate or chocolate dessert? (I love chocolate covered cherries)

I love brownies and homemade chocolate chip cookies.

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