I’m super excited to join in on a blog hop with fellow author ! I met Kimberly Swaak at Margie Lawson‘s immersion — the third for both of us!

Kimberly invited me to a blog hop between authors…super fun! And since I always have to give things away, I’VE GOT GIFT CARDS AND BOOKS UP FOR GRABS!! Enter via the rafflecopter below.

So check out the post and the other authors at http://ow.ly/vMZsa and check out the fabulous Lara Chapman and Kennedy Ryan to see what they’re up to as well!

Here’s what I’ve been up to!

What are you currently writing?
I’m working on another super sexy story in the Renegades series I write as Skye Jordan. Book three, Ricochet, is Ryker’s and Rachel’s story — a tortured military hero and the woman betrayed by the family she spent a lifetime pleasing. They are complex, deep, so very real and a heck of a lot of fun! I also just released a romantic suspense novella in the Sinful Seconds Anthology with five other bestselling authors.

What makes your work different?
First, I write for both emotion and escape. My contemporary stories as Skye Jordan will pull at your heart, but they won’t drag you so far down that you’re left feeling strung out. The Renegades books are super steamy, but the sex has meaning, purpose and emotion. And I give readers a glimpse inside the mysterious world of the stuntman—a pretty fascinating world…at least imo. My romantic suspense books as Joan Swan twine various suspense plots with romance, twining them until they become indistinguishable and intense. I use deep third person point of view in all my work so readers can get deep into the characters and live vicariously.

Why do you write what you do?
I love sexy books that turn up the heat, but that heat fizzles fast when the physical is simply…well, physical. When emotion and true story are added, the heat is even deeper and accomplishing that transformation is always very satisfying. Romantic suspense has always been one of my favorite genres to read and write because the suspense adds a whole other level of tension to the novel, which in turn ratchets up the heat between the hero and heroine’s romance, so there is always something exciting happening. I’ve always been fascinated in that elusive element that makes one person perfect for one other person, and explore that in every book.

What is your writing process?
I write almost everyday—about 28 out of 30 days in a month. Even when I’m struggling or feeling stuck, I write in a journal, make notes on a character or plot, something. I typically write mid-morning to mid afternoon and again at night. But I’m excited to say that I just secured an office space out of the house, away from two college daughters who are in and out of the house at crazy hours, a retired husband who loves to chat, two boisterous dogs who beg for attention, and a horse who pulls at me to ride. I’m planning on making sure this space changes my routine and adds more hours of writing to each and every day.

I’m tagging three author friends to keep the hop going! Elisabeth Naughton, Violet Duke, and Darcy Burke! Answer these for questions, then tag three author friends to keep the blog moving!!

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I have two sweet friends who released books last week–and I completely missed their release days!

Life has gotten away from me, but I don’t want these great books to get away from you! So I’m celebrating these releases with a big giveaway! All you have to do is help us spread the word about these saucy new books and you could win 1 of 10 books or 1 of 5 gift cards!

 


The first new release I’d like to tell you about is one I’ve read myself. CAN’T GO WITHOUT by Angelisa Stone, is book two in her Oasis Waterfall series. This book is an emotionally riveting read. Angelisa creates characters to die for and a hero to drool over.

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“What’s the one thing you can’t go without?”

Tristan O’Donnell has money, women, and all the luxuries that cold hard cash can buy. Tristan’s been sucking sunshine right from the monogrammed silver spoon his life was served up on since the day he was born. And quite frankly, he wouldn’t want it any other way. He’s his mother’s pride and joy, his father’s right-hand-man, and the envy of every guy around. All Tristan has to do is flash his million dollar smile, give his trademark wink, and he gets what he wants, when he wants, anytime he wants.

Leah Franchetti grinds her fingers to the bone; sculpting, painting, recreating treasures from trash—the very sentiment that defines her life. Her inventive, vindictive, lucrative, and seemingly unforgivable plan allowed her to shortcut her way into the life she always imagined, owning an art gallery, surrounding herself in the comfort of her passion and dreams.

When circumstances force Leah and Tristan to come face-to-face with the past and with Leah’s devious manipulation, truths come flooding forth, destroying those in the present and possibly jeopardizing both of their highly anticipated futures. Can Tristan overcome Leah’s slander and deception—despite how dangerously close he comes to losing the one thing he can’t go without—money? Will Leah be forced to come clean, knowing she’ll have to live her life with the one thing she can’t go without—her dignity?

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And the second release is CATCH ‘N’ KISS by Rhian Cahill. Are you game?

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In this game of chase, a kiss isn’t the only reward.

Are You Game? Book 2

Divorced with two teenage daughters, Jody Walsh doesn’t need any more complications in her life, and Dan O’Conner is proving to be a big one. His pursuit may give her bruised ego a much-needed boost, but Jody’s learned to guard her heart and trust is something she isn’t willing to give another man no matter how well he kisses.

One kiss and Dan knows what he wants. He isn’t about to walk away from the kind of chemistry he and Jody have. Unfortunately, the more he chases the more she runs. If only he could get her running in his direction.

When a night of passion doesn’t convince her they’re meant to be, Dan is left with no choice but to prove he’s worth taking a risk on, no matter how much he complicates her life.

Warning: Story contains a woman not willing to put her heart at risk and a man determined to persuade her otherwise—and he’s willing to use his washing machine to show her why he’s worth it.

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Book 2 in the Renegades series is HERE!

REBEL released today!

Follow along to enter to win a KINDLE HD, a KINDLE, a $25 Gift Card and lots of BOOKS!

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Sassy, smart, and sexy, former supermodel-turned-tech guru Rubi Russo has it all—looks, money, confidence and freedom. Her life is a whirlwind of fast cars and fleeting affairs—and she likes it that way. With a past like Rubi’s, forever isn’t part of her vocabulary. So when studly Renegade stuntman Wes Lawson wants to take their friendship to the next level, she’s all out.

Raised a simple country-boy, Wes knows the brazen Rubi isn’t his type. But after spending time with her, he discovers she’s everything he’s ever wanted in a woman. To win her wild rebel heart, he’ll have to prove he sees behind her smokescreen to all the goodness she tries to hide. Then it’s just a matter of crushing her fears, shattering her barriers, and convincing her that loving him is everything she’s been missing in her life, too.

Piece of cake.

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All I Want & More

12/25
Adria’s Book Reviews

12/26
Books-n-Kisses

12/27
Ms. Romantic Reads

12/30
Illustrious Illusions
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12/31
So Many Reads
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I’m thrilled to share REBEL’s cover with everyone. Double thrilled to let you know Rubi’s and Wes’s book will release mid December — I’m shooting for 12/18, my husband’s birthday :).

And I’m giving away books and gift cards for those who’d like to share the news! So join in on the cover reveal and you’ll be entered to WIN!!

When two Rebel’s collide…sparks fly!

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reckless.cover.150I’m celebrating the rise of RECKLESS toward the top of the charts! In the top 30 on Amazon and B&N, I’m thrilled to share with the readers who put me there!

LOTS of ways to enter!
$100 in gift cards and 20 books to win!

THANK YOU, readers, for loving RECKLESS and sharing the news with your friends!  And if you haven’t read RECKLESS yet…pick it up here:

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Welcome to my blog tour for RECKLESS, book one in my Renegades series!

I’ve got lots of fun stops planned with exclusive excerpts advancing through the story and LOTS of great prizes to give away, so I hope you’ll follow along with the tour, enter to win and get hooked on this hot, new sexy series!

Blog tour locations and dates:

July 22 – Nina’s Literary Escape

July 24 – Ms. Romantic Reads

July 26 – Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews

July 30 – Novel Reflections

July 31 – Grave Tells

August 1 – All I Want and More

August 5 – So Many Reads

August 6 – The Smutty Kitty

August 9 – Under the Covers

Prizes:

At each tour stop:

  • 3 digital copies of RECKLESS
  • $10 Amazon Gift Card

Grand Prizes for tour

(Total retail values: $ 540!!)

 

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MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT THE BLOG STOPS ABOVE TO ENTER TO WIN THESE AWESOME GRAND PRIZES!

LOTS of prizes to be had! Join in!

The COMPLETE ME blog hop celebrates the upcoming release of J. Kenner’s third book in the erotic trilogy. LOTS of ways to enter listed below! Then jump on over to another blog and see what’s going on there!

As part of the hop, I’m giving away 3 $10 iTunes gift cards! I’d like to be giving away digital copies of RECKLESS, but it’s not quite ready yet. Some polish here, a shine there…but soon! Keep your eye out for it.

 

 

 

 

 

reckless.cover.newfinal.200x300RECKLESS, a full length contemporary romance, Available early August 2013

A couture wedding dress designer to the rich and famous, Lexi LaCroix’s image means everything. But crossing paths with a sexier-than-sin, bad-boy biker makes Lexi realize how much living she’s sacrificed for her success and one touch is all it takes to threaten her carefully choreographed life. When that touch fills far more than just Lexi’s physical needs, she finds herself torn between the career she needs and the bad-boy she craves.

Jax Chamberlin gave up the superficial life of acting for the thrill of running his own stunt company years ago. But a recent betrayal proves he’s still too close to the limelight to find a woman who doesn’t plan to use him as a stepping-stone to success. When the charming and mysterious Lexi offers him a totally anonymous hook-up during an out of town trip, Jax accepts. Only Lexi is more sextacular than charming, and Jax wants more.

But Lexi’s got a major hang-up over his renegade lifestyle, and Jax isn’t willing to change his ways. Especially not when he discovers who she really is. Because if she finds out his connections could catapult her to the top of her career, he’s afraid the fantasy woman he’s falling for might just end up like all the other gold-diggers. And this time, it’s not just his bad-boy reputation at risk, but his heart, too.

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Economy cutting into your sex toy budget? Looking to save a few bucks by making your own. Don’t. We have some great “don’t try this at home” information for you.

Here’s What She Said About Homemade Sex Toys

Let me begin this with WTF? Why would you even want to try a homemade sex toy? It’s not like sex toys are expensive. Nor are they hard to come by. Every drugstore sells them under the veil of being a “personal massager” and if you really want to be discreet, you can order one online and it will arrive in a discreet package!

Here’s What He Said About Homemade Sex Toys

There’s really no such thing as a good homemade sex toy, unless of course you’re a carpenter and can make your own “red room of pain” from 50 shades of grey your self.

Sex toys are mainstream. Everyone has them. You should feel good about buying whatever sex toy you want. Get them online if you want to buy discreetly OR go to a local sex shop and pay cash if you want to take it even further.

Don’t ever make your own sex toys. Yes, they do it in movies sometimes and yes it is hot – when they do it. When you do it, you go to the hospital. Don’t be that guy. Or girl. Or couple.

If you are thinking of using a homemade sex toy, then proceed with caution. And if you must, make sure you do not try any of the ones that are mentioned here: Homemade Sex Toys! – Ask Dan and Jennifer.

I’m feeling the need to GIVE AWAY BOOKS!!! 25 to be exact!!

It might be a procrastination technique, but…what the hell! It’s a holiday!

Lots of easy ways to enter! So join in the fun and grab a few chances to win one of these great books!

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From the author who brought you RESISTING THE BAD BOY comes the second book in the NICE GIRL TO LOVE series: Abby & Brian’s story…

Book Two of the NICE GIRL TO LOVE (serial romance) series

Abby Bartlett is well aware that everyone thinks she’s in love with her best friend Brian. He is, after all, the type of man a nice girl should be with–the polar opposite of the bad boy–the kind of guy who didn’t let his wife’s decade-long illness stop him from showering her with a lifetime of love every second until her dying day. Yes, Brian has been the yardstick against which Abby has measured all other men. But everyone’s wrong; she couldn’t possibly be in love with him.

Because she’s never once allowed herself that option.

It’s taken a while but Brian Sullivan has finally come to terms with being a widower at the age of thirty, surviving the woman he spent half his life loving, a third of it losing. Truth is though, he wouldn’t have ‘survived’ any of it really had it not been for Abby–sweet, incredible Abby–the woman he’s never once had to picture his life without, never realized he couldn’t truly live without. Until now. Now that he’s finally able to love her the way she deserves, the way he knows she wants to be loved…by his brother.

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BOUND TO SEDUCTION (Book 1):

Careful what you wish for…

Sentenced as a pleasure slave, Djinn Prince Tariq of the Marid tribe has but one duty: travel into the human realm and corrupt souls by granting wishes to the women who possess the Firebrand opal, a gemstone of magical power. Ten years of imprisonment have left Tariq bitter, but to save his brothers’ lives, he’ll submit to his endless personal hell, even if it means giving up his own hope for freedom.

When Mira Dawson obtains the Firebrand opal, she’s sure the rumors about its magical qualities must be fiction. Until, that is, she touches the stone and a dark and dangerous warrior appears in her living room, offering to pleasure her beyond her wildest dreams. Soon, fantasy becomes a temptation she can’t deny. The only question left is…will the pleasure be worth the price? Because as Mira’s been warned, nothing…not even fantasies…are free.

SLAVE TO PASSION (Book 2):

Kill them all…

Enslaved by his enemies and forced to fight in the pits of Jahannam for their depraved entertainment, Nasir, the once-proud Marid warrior and djinn prince, has become a killer. One celebrated and feared at the same time. Even he doesn’t remember who he used to be, nor does he care, until hope enters his cell in the form of an alluring woman who may be the key to his salvation.

This is not my life…

Sold into slavery, Kavin must prove her worth. If she can survive one night in the arms of a killer, her life will be one of luxury–albeit as a concubine, forced to serve her lascivious master. Sickened by the thought, she knows it’s better than death, and where she once dreamed of freedom, now all she wants is to stay alive. But when the gladiator refuses to touch her, her only hope for survival is seduction.

POSSESSED BY DESIRE (Book 3):

Even desire comes at a price…

Imprisonment has taught Ashur, the youngest djinn prince enslaved by a power-hungry sorceress, one thing: life as a pleasure slave has its rewards…if you play by the rules. He’s been tortured. He’s nearly died protecting a tribe that’s forsaken him. But he’s also seen life on the other side as an obedient slave. For a shot at revenge against the brothers who abandoned him, he’s willing to serve his master, even if it means using passion to corrupt the souls she needs to fuel her immortality. His first assignment, however, turns out to be more than just a woman in need of a little pleasure. Claire is an angel, and angels have the ability to steal djinn powers. No amount of vengeance–not even a ravenous desire he can’t seem to control–is worth the loss of his powers. And there’s no way he’s tangling with a celestial being.

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Skye Sullivan knows that someone is watching her. Not just watching–stalking her. Months ago, Skye was involved in a dangerous car accident. The accident ended her dancing career and sent her fleeing back to Chicago. Skye is convinced that her stalker caused the crash, and she fears that he won’t stop pursuing her, not until she’s dead.

When someone breaks into her apartment in Chicago, Skye turns to the one man she believes can protect her–Trace Weston. Once, Trace was her lover. Two lost souls, they’d come together in a firestorm of need and desire. But then Trace had pushed her away. He’d joined the military, vanishing from her life. She’d put all of her emotion into dancing, and she’d tried to forget him.

Now Trace is one of the most successful men in the United States. Rich, driven, and carrying dark secrets, he agrees to help Skye. He’ll protect her from the danger that lurks in the darkness, but Trace wants more than to just be a guard for Skye.

He wants her. And he’ll take her. The years have changed him, hardened him. He’s not just a poor kid from the streets any longer. Now, he can have anything–or anyone–that he wants. And the one woman he has always wanted has just come back into his life. He won’t let her go again.

But with the threats mounting against Skye, she suspects that her stalker may be intimately close. He’s a man who knows her too well. As his attacks grow ever more dangerous, she realizes that if she trusts the wrong man, she could be making a fatal mistake.

Lust. Love. Obsession.

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New Year. New World. New Species.

In the depths of the bayous lives a secret race of puma shifters. The creation of a powerful magic, they have lived in peace until the threat of extinction drives them to seek the world beyond their homelands. Now the Pantera must discover the answer to their dying magic and halt an ancient enemy before it can destroy them all.

RAPHAEL
The brilliant and dangerous diplomat of the Pantera shapeshifters, Raphael has devoted his life to discovering the key to the infertility that is threatening the extinction of his puma race. Creating a vast network of spies worldwide, he never expected to discover that the answer might be beneath his very nose. But when Ashe, a beautiful human female, crosses his path, his most primitive instincts are stirred. Unable to resist, he takes her to his bed, and is shocked when she becomes pregnant with his child. It’s a miracle that might prove to be the salvation of his people, but only if he can keep her safe from the mercenaries determined to kill her.

PARISH
Untamed and undeniably sexy, Parish, leader of the Pantera hunters, rarely leaves the magic of the Wildlands to deal with the humans he despises. But with the prized and risky Pantera birth on the way, puma shifter, Parish must travel to New Orleans to find and bring back a human doctor. The moment he sees the lovely, talented and all too human Dr. Julia Cabot he cannot resist the wild, potent drive to make her his. Betrayed and destroyed by love, Julia will not let her heart choose her path again. But as she and Parish fight to save the life of an unborn child, a fierce and overwhelming bond develops between them, threatening her frozen heart with the secret hope and ultimate temptation of love and family.LineSeparatorBHR_667x1000BREAKING HER RULES by Katie Reus

Iris Tarango is a small-town girl from the wrong side of the tracks; she’s also a decorated former Marine who fought hard to become one of Red Stone Security’s most respected agents. But her perfectly ordered life is turned upside down when she’s assigned to guard the sexy, dominating tycoon she shares a secret history with. The instant Iris walks back into the billionaire’s diamond-studded orbit, the wild attraction flares between them…and her reputation, objectivity, and heart are in trouble.

After an attempt on his life, business magnate Wyatt Christiansen calls in major favors to hire Iris as his bodyguard. He knows she’s the best, though he has another motive too. He sees this as his final chance to win her heart. But when danger spins out of control, all Wyatt can think of is getting Iris out of harm’s way—even if it means losing her love in the end.

Unfortunately, the killer seems to know their every move. If Wyatt and Iris don’t figure out who put out the hit, they’ll lose more than their chance at happiness together.

 

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Cassandra Christo is on a quest for answers in the mysterious deaths of her mother and stepbrother. But when she returns to her childhood home on the Pacific Coast of Baja, Mexico, Cassie runs into two major obstacles: her corrupt stepfather, and Rio Santana, Saul’s right hand man and the person she unknowingly let into her heart after he comforted her during the darkest moment of her life.

Rio’s been fantasizing about reconnecting with Cassie for months. But not here and sure as hell not now. As an undercover agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, he’s only weeks away from finalizing transport of a terrorist cell over the U.S.-Mexico border, and he definitely doesn’t have time for this wild attraction to Cassie, let alone the risk it poses to his cover.

 

 

 

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How To Seduce A Man In 1 Night - Ask Dan and JenniferMen are sex-hungry so getting him into bed isn’t going to be all that hard. However, if you really want the sex to be good, you need to follow a few steps. Men that are instantly given the opportunity to take you into the bedroom are more likely to give you the old wam, bam, thank you ma’am and leave. If you want to have great sex with a good emotional connection, you can do this by following these simple steps.

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