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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Hump Day Hook comes to you this week from the gorgeous romantic, contemporary fantasy Stone Kisses

I'm sharing from my contemporary fantasy romance Stone Kisses today. Recently reviewed on Reader's Favorite it's always loved when read.



When I share from Stone Kisses, I usually share a romantic excerpt, but today I want to let readers of this post know how much more there is to this story than just the romance.

Here we have the 'statue', Mercury waiting to be rescued by his human brother Apollo AKA Justin.
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Almost a week had gone by and Mercury was aware that his stone mantle was completely hardened. Not a tendril of his lovely hair tangled in the breeze, not a sliver of his drapery moved when a fox brushed against him in the night. His heart was heavy, and he had begun to believe that Justin did not intend even to re-sell him in order to go on with some semblance of the game. He was abandoned. Stella had let him down; no Justin had let him down. He knew the teardrop was still there on his cheek, and if he could, he would have cried some more.
It was very dark as there was no moon to be seen and the air was satin with unshed rain. Mercury heard them before he saw them. Two people, a man, and a woman. They had a torch and a wheelbarrow, which kept catching on the bushes that edged the path leading to this side of the building. When the path widened out to the square of concrete and the little access road, which meant the truck for the skip collection could get in, he heard the trundling sound of the wheelbarrow. Mercury thought they had two wheelbarrows when he could hear the sounds properly.
The people stopped and the woman held the torch whilst the man climbed into the skip.
Mercury listened to them.
“Frieda point it a bit further over here I can’t see what this is.” The man’s voice came.
“Okay Gabe, but it’s not the strongest beam. I told you we should have got the other one too. What have you got there?” The woman answered.
“Rabbits, three of them and not too damaged either. Here take them. I’ll pass them one at once and there’s a gnome here too, just the top of his hat is missing. Two small frogs with chunks out of the back. Hey, a nice set of blue stone pots, oh wait a minute they are all cracked down one side, but no matter we can salvage them. Get a move on Frieda,” the man admonished, and Mercury if he could have, would have laughed. They were stealing the broken stuff.
He listened as they loaded their wheelbarrows and thought 'what does it matter?' It was only going to be broken up for road fill anyway. If they want it who cares?
They trundled off with their wheelbarrows, but Gabe came back about five minutes later and looked around the other side of the skip.
Mercury heard the woman approach too.
“Gabe what are you up to? Come on don’t stay too long, and don’t stray in too far or the alarms will go.”
Mercury agreed with her and then Gabe was in front of him.
“Frieda check this out. They’ve tossed out a bloody great statue,” the man said peering at Mercury’s face.
Frieda appeared and lit the place up with her torch. The two were older than Mercury had expected, maybe mid-fifties. They both had graying hair and were dressed almost identically in dark blue trousers and padded jackets. The woman had a kind face and she looked hard at Mercury.
“He’s a handsome specimen and no mistake. I can’t see anything wrong with him, Gabe. Do you reckon you could lift him? Let’s take him, we could definitely sell him on.”
Gabe chuckled. “I’ll never lift him Frieda. Go and get the sack trolley we’ll manage him that way.”
Frieda left with the torch, but Mercury had heard the words ‘sell him on’, and was feeling decidedly uplifted by these events.
He heard the sack trolley wheeled along and then a curse as Frieda must have hurt herself somehow.
“What’s going on old girl?” Gabe asked in a concerned voice.
“Nothing Gabe, just gave my ankle a knock, here we are.” She appeared in the glow of the torch, which she held precariously as she also held the handles of the sack trolley.
It took the both of them some time to get Mercury on the trolley and then back along the path. They were parked a distance down the road too in an old model pick-up truck. Mercury didn’t think they would get him in the back, but they eventually did and tossed the sack trolley in there too. It was a bumpy ride to wherever he was going and Mercury was glad when he got there.
They parked their little pick-up truck in front of a house, which was also on the site of some kind of business. Mercury could not make out what. The street lamps lit a fence that had rolled barbed wire along it and a metal mesh gate with a giant padlock on a chain holding the two sides together. The whole lot was a dirty shade of rust and gave a run-down air to the place. The people disappeared into the house, and as they closed the door, they turned off the porch light, and Mercury realized he was in the back of the dusty, pale-blue, pick-up truck for the rest of the night.
 
Stone Kisses is available on Amazon US and Amazon UK



If you would like to read more from this book, it will be featured in the Mythology Blog Hop starting on this blog June 1 when I will be giving away a kindle copy plus an Amazon gift card for £10 or $10 for international readers. Hope you stop by.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Welcome to guest author and blogger Elodie Parkes with her next release erotic romance The Winter Girl



Elodie Parkes is a British contemporary romance author who likes to put a twist in her stories. Her plots contain a twist of magic, paranormal, mystery, or social ‘comment’. Always with a happy ending, the stories are set in contemporary times, but have themes that are age old.



Elodie’s new release with Hot Ink Press expected to hit the shelves virtual, and otherwise this June, is titled The Winter Girl. It’s erotic romance with a twist of magic, and some themes about loneliness and being commitment shy. It’s a fun book, loaded with sex and also has some serious themes.




The Winter Girl, a June release from Hot Ink Press, and author Elodie Parkes



Lily Prescott is only just over a relationship break up when she decides to take up residence in a house left to her by her recently deceased grandmother. Her corporate law job takes a back seat as she licks her wounds in the small country town. She looks around the main shopping street and discovers people who will befriend her, but she also runs into the town’s most eligible bachelor and secret bad boy, Starr Forrester.

Loved for his lifelong association with the town, Starr hides his methods for staying single well from his friends. He’s nearly thirty, gorgeous, a designer, owns a business and on the lookout for his ‘Winter Girl’….



Will it be Lily? What is a ‘Winter girl’?



Fun, sex, romance and a little twist of the paranormal, makes this a must read erotic romance.





Today we have a visit from Lily Prescott, the main female character in The Winter Girl



Hi Lily, Welcome to the blog, firstly tell us a little about the book you feature in.



The Winter Girl is really the story of me moving to the country, into a house that I have been left by my grandmother when she died last August. It’s a love story. I don’t leave my job. I’m a corporate lawyer. I still have an apartment in the city where I work, but I make that leap to move myself away from an unhappy situation. I take some leave, and work a few days commuting. I get to the country town thinking I’ll have a little peace and quiet, and wham run into this gorgeous guy.

I can’t say much more as it would be a spoiler but it’s a fun, sexy story, and you’ll love Starr Forrester, the lead male character. I mean who wouldn’t.



Most of us want to be different, so what is the one thing you wish the author had done differently with you?



I like who I am. I can’t think of much I would want to change. I’m strong, intelligent, not afraid of my sexuality and sensuality. Oh…maybe I would have liked to be blond as I have brown hair…oh no on second thoughts it’s a great color, scrap that thought. (Grins)


If you could have added something to the story, and the author would have let you, what would that have been?

My friend and she’s a colleague at the firm too, Mia is her name. I would have liked the author to write a little more about her and especially towards the end of the story when she hooks up with someone. Maybe I can convince the author to write another book with Mia in it.
There’s a few great characters in this book. The people who befriend me in the town, and Starr’s friends and they have their little stories within the book but I’d love to know more about some of them. Naturally, you can’t have the author rambling on about all the people I find interesting. (Smiles)

You get the chance to have the author change your name what will it be?

I like Lily Prescott, and there’s an especially nice touch from the author in the name of my house that my grandmother has left me. I’ll leave you to read that in the book. I might tell you here that Starr my gorgeous and so sexy lover has a nickname. I’ll leave that for the book too.

Thank you for dropping by. Before you leave, can you share one of your favorite parts of the book without giving too much away and tell us why you chose it?

This is hard because I love the whole book, but I’ll choose a love scene, it’s so yummy to read about being made love to. It’s 18+ rated.

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“Lily get your bra off now before I tear it off you.”

She pulled the bra up over her head smiling.

“It’s a pull on.”

Ash levered off his boots and pushed off his underwear, jeans and socks. His cock was twitching. ‘It’s been too long Ash. Take it slow.’ He told himself that, but he was desperate to plunge into Lily, and feel her tight and wet surrounding his cock.

Lily gazed at him.

“Ash I just want to look at you for a moment.”

She ran her hand over his thighs and then between them, tracing her fingertips under his balls. She ran her hands over his stomach and his hips. She kissed the head of his cock when it bumped against her chin, and then she took the length of it into her mouth again. Ash moaned.

“Lily I need…” He didn’t finish. He was gentle but firm and took her head away from his cock. He sat down onto the sofa pulling her to straddle him. She sank onto his cock, deep, deep, deeper and moaned throatily the whole time against his lips.

“That feels so good.”

He agreed but he couldn’t get the words out. He started to rock her and she thrust her hips. She rode him until he took hold of her hips and thrust hard into her.

They lost themselves in the sensation until with their mouths against each other’s face they both groaned out their orgasms.

Ash held her against him. His arm around her neck, he kissed her deeply.

Lily was tracing his shoulders and his back with her fingertips.

They stilled against each other, and their kisses were gentle, loving, sweet and addictive.

Ash felt better. ‘Things were working out after all. Lily had thrown herself at him when she opened the door.’ His sigh of relief was gentle on Lily’s ear and she nestled against his neck.

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The Winter Girl will be published in June. Keep an eye on Elodie’s blog or Facebook page for the exact release date. Check Elodie’s blog for The Winter Girl book launch tour venues as other characters will make appearances. The author will be talking about leading men in her erotic romance novels, and will be running a giveaway event.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Welcome to author Danielle Farman with a New release look at her Vampire novel, Blood and Milk

Welcome to Aberdeen, UK, author Danielle Farman
Danielle Farman was born in Aberdeen, in the North East of Scotland and lives in her beloved bungalow with her boyfriend and several pets she likes to call her 'familiars'. She enjoys writing, reading, going on long walks while listening to music and modelling as her alter ego Jester Jinx. She also enjoys her job as a Support Worker for people with learning difficulties and disabilities Danielle mainly writes paranormal romance and horror stories. It has been her dream since the age of five to be a published author. In November she is due to have her first child who she hopes will share her love for stories and the supernatural. 




Maya's quiet life changes beyond recognition when she meets and falls in love with Adrian. Just when she thinks her life of loneliness and pain is over, she learns that Adrian has a secret. The shy but sexy guitarist is tormented by blood lust. He and his fellow band members are vampires. Their leader, Nicholas, believes they are messengers of God sent to do His will by murdering the sinners of the world. Maya fights for her life and sanity as she tries to save Adrian from Nicholas' grasp.

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Bashful and anticipating, I searched his face for any signs that he desired the same thing as I did. His expression was serious as he looked into my eyes, and I returned the gaze. I found what I had hoped for. He moved his yearning eyes downwards to my lips as he slowly began to close the space between us. His hand left mine and made its way up to my face and gently caressed my cheek. My hand held onto his waist, lightly. Adrian’s lips softly touched mine as I closed my eyes, taking in everything. His lips were cold, but enticing and delicate. It felt like bliss as they moved tenderly with mine.

It was over far too quickly. His face pulled away from mine, ever so slightly.

Adrian breathed, contentedly, “This must be a dream…”

He moved in again.

A dream? Yes. It felt like such a sweet dream. I suddenly remembered the dream I had had. His blood mixing with my milk, tainting it. But in that moment…that was all I wanted.
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Danielle's book is right now hot off the press, look for it on Amazon US and UK

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