Sunday, January 27, 2013

Recommended read: Damned & Defiant #amreading #erotic

Review for Damned and Defiant by Gravetells Reviews

~Gives 4 Hearts and Recommended read~

Memorable Quotes in the novel:
There's just something about her that made her different from all the rest...
He couldn't leave her. He didn't know why but he couldn't do it.
The moment when everything he's ever been taught goes out the window...
A Drone is created to seduce and collect chi, not resist advances. Did he even have the power to resist?
Being a mortal isn't for everyone...
Everything he ever loved as a mortal had been taken from him. The horror of near death was an experience he didn't want to repeat. He couldn't stay, and he couldn't take Haley with him.
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Damned and Defiant
Intro to Haley, Heroine in Damned and Defiant:

Haley was a fun character to write. She’s from what some people would call the wrong side of the tracks. People have called her dirt road trailer park trash. Can’t get much lower than that. She also comes from tragedy which is revealed in Damned and Defiant. She’s determined to escape that label, escape her past and make a life and name for herself and gain respect. She’s defiant about it. Dante, the hero and demon is also defiant in his goals, but are his goals the right ones? Haley challenges him, makes him face himself and go to the dark places he doesn’t want to go. Haley discovers that she too, can’t hide from her dark past.

Haley claims to have psychic abilities. Some of her skills include seeing auras and horse whispering. In Texas, she worked with horses and knows them well. Dante needs a horse whisperer so he can bring his horses into his demon world.

The few friends she’s made in Sedona thinks she’s a bit quirky and don’t necessarily believe in her psychic abilities but she’s well liked, a hard worker and has a big heart.  

Dante knows differently when it comes to her psychic skills. He detects that she has exceptional powers, many have yet to be developed. Haley is what his kind call a Sha Warrior—a mortal with naturally high essence of lifeforce energy. A gold mind for the demons of his world. The demons need to collect lifeforce energy in order to survive and Haley has a fountain of energy. It’s like the life-blood for vampires. Dante is torn between his feelings for her and using her source of power for his kind. Other demons want her for their own personal gain.

Haley may seem a bit flighty but she has guts. She’s a survivor and when she knows what she wants, she has a defiant will and courage to fight for it.

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.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

10 Ways to Meet Hot Guys, #Dating #Romance

10 Ways to Meet Hot Guys, #Dating, #Romance

Do you feel that men misrepresent themselves on those dating sites? Does the idea of getting back into the dating world after several years sound as enticing as getting a root canal? The dating world at any age can be challenging and frustrating. Here are 10 suggestions, and maybe a few extras.

1.           One of the best ways to meet guys is through friends or coworkers. Ask around if they know someone. Check through your friends Facebook page. If you find a single guy on their page, ask your friend about them. Is his profile private? Ask to be introduced. Since FB isn’t an online dating site, the pressure is off. It’ll give you a chance to chat and get to know each other first.

2.           Keep informed on current events. Seriously. CNN, NPR, MSNBC, etc. Subscribe to for an quick breakdown of the week’s hot news stories. Smart in-the-know girls are appealing to men. Makes it easy to start up a conversation too.

3.           Tweet a date. Send a Tweet that you’re meeting friends at a popular pub. “Tell your followers”. You may get to meet new people and have something to talk about if you follow #2.

4.           Don’t be afraid to go to a movie, sushi bar, coffee shop, etc. alone. Why? Men are put off by a pack of women. But a friendly looking, happy woman alone is more open and approachable. Hang out at a Starbucks with your laptop, take a walk in a park.

5.           Party invitation solo? Yes! Don’t turn down an opportunity to meet people like going to a party because you’re alone. Same holds for going to a wedding.

6.           Get active. Join a hiking, biking, or other sport club or team. Learn to scuba dive. You may not meet someone on the team but the people you’re with may KNOW single men.

7.           Take a class. Local colleges offer adult education classes on all kinds of topics. Pick something that you think men might enjoy. (Probably not How to Knit scarves) Libraries also have lectures.

8.           If you still want to try online dating. There are other offbeat site. Glamour magazine suggests you search: Online dating plus your favorite hobby. Some examples: (geek to geek). (for intellectual singles). (pet lovers).

9.           Increase your circle of female friends. Women are natural matchmakers and you can never have too many friends.

10.        Sporting events. Small local ones. Men have softball leagues. Check out the local games and baseball diamonds in your area.

11.        Comedy or acting classes. If you’re the outgoing type. If not, try a scriptwriting class, or film making class.

12.        Business conferences and seminars. Improve your own working skills while meeting new people and potential dates.

13.        Sci-Fi conventions. These might the slightly geeky type if that’s okay.

14.        Car or boat shows. Easy way to start a conversation: “Hey, nice car.”

Please share your suggestions. Dating can be fun but it does take time, patience and a good sense of humor doesn’t hurt. Keep positive. Many times that special someone appears when you least expect it.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Menage Romance 2013 Fan Choice Awards
 Do you love menage romance? Here's your chance to VOTE for your favorite. Mary Naughty's Whispers is hosting the awards and there will be prizes for fans and awards for the best books.
Nominate your favorite author and book!
From January 5th to 31st Nominate your favorite author and book using the form at this LINK 

Nominations will close on January 31st at midnight and on February 2-28th you can VOTE (poll) your favorite.
*Date of publication for book nominated must be between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.
Here is what you'll need to make a nomination:
  •  Author First Name (*)
  •  Author Last Name (*)
  •  Title of Menage story (*)
  • Series with #  (if applicable)
  • Publisher (optional)
  • URL direct buying link (optional)  
  • (*) are mandatory 
Winners will be announced on March 1st!
If you'd like to be a sponsor of the event please send an email to Mary at: menagereviewer or patriciambates  No spaces. With "Sponsor Menage Romance 2012 Fan's Choice Awards Nominations" in the subject line. All sponsors will get a special banner and link back to their websites during the contest. 
Disclaimer: All information collected is solely for the purpose of the award and will not be kept, loaned out, borrowed or sold in any other manner shared. Prizes are awarded based upon the votes of peers.
Prizes to win for each category:
Best Contemporary Menage
Best Vampire Menage
Best Shapeshifter Menage
Besst Western/Cowboy Menage
BDSM Menage
Light Bondage Menage
Sci Fi Menage
Fantasy/Supernatural/Paranormal Menage
Historical/Time travel Menage
Multicultural/Interracial Menage
Full-figured Heroines Menage
Holidays Menage
Menage in a Series
Best Straight Menage
Best Bisexual/Transexual menage
I'll be giving away copies of my menage stories: Secret Soiree and Spring Break and the print anthology Work and Play
Cover coming  soon  Spring Break  Secret Soiree

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Perfect Way to Start the New Year

Author and good friend Autumn Jordon is starting the year off with a BANG!! She has lots to celebrate. Her new Christmas release: PERFECT recently hit the Amazon Best Seller's list.
Here's Autumn's words on how she ended up writing this fabulous story. If you need a feel good story, check it out.

My life has been in a funk the last few years, to say the least. Sometimes, I don’t know which way I’m going and for what reason. I’m sure many of you, if not all, have had times when you’ve felt the same way.
Several months ago, after some heart-wrenching news, I opened my file to continue work on my next romantic suspense—because you need to keep putting one foot in front of the other, you know— and the words simply weren’t there. Tears rolled down my cheeks and my chest was so tight with pain. My fingers were stilled on my keyboard. I just couldn’t bring myself to write and put someone in danger. I needed laughter and love in my life at that moment. So, I did what any sane writer should do. I closed my romantic suspense file and started a new work. It was the best thing I could’ve done.
I found myself submersed in the lives of one down-on-her-luck Charleston, S.C. restaurateur and one yummy maple tree farmer who had one goal.

No. Not to fall in love.

After totally screwing up Thanksgiving, Dylan’s goal is to make Christmas special for his two, small nieces whose parents were deployed overseas and would be absence for the holidays. However, when Darcy Witherspoon arrives in Black Moose, Vermont, his thoughts do turn to the forever kind of love that suddenly seems apparent all around him. My fingers flew across the keyboard, and with my crazy-ass schedule in a little over six weeks I wrote the end to my new holiday novella, PERFECT.

Now, some might question whether writing a contemporary holiday novella, with not a suspenseful word in it, will dilute my brand as a romantic suspense author. BRAND seems to be big a BIG word in the publishing world—a rule of sorts for marketing. To them I say, “I don’t know. I like reading both. Maybe, I’ll bring a non-romantic suspense reader over to the darker side.” And, actually, I think I’m marketing myself—a unique writer with many likes.
All I know is if I hadn’t written PERFECT, I might still be sitting in front of my laptop, getting frustrated, and perhaps depressed because I needed happy, happy and wasn’t listening to my own needs. Instead, I went with my gut, finished a novella that made me chuckle, and while doing so, the oddest thing happened. Near the end of PERFECT my muse turned back to my unfinished romantic suspense.  I’m now ready to dive back into the second of the C.U.F.F series with renewed enthusiasm. I hope to finish the rough draft during the Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood’s Winter Writing Fest. ( )

I truly believe if you listen and give yourself what you need, in the end you will be a much happier person.
To find out more about Autumn Jordon and her books: