Friday, September 30, 2011

FAST FIVE FRIDAY at the Writer's Studio

I'm blogging today at The Writer's Studio. Stop by for a chance to win a free ebook of Wicked Lord.

I was telling my editor last night about "another" story idea I have for the Wicked series. As I was writing it, the first five paragraphs had me in tears. It will be heavy on the emotion side and with equally passionate sex. I hope. Sometimes I think a story idea is so deep it is beyond my ability to write, but I will give it my best and let my editor and readers decide.

A glimpse of WICKED:

Friday, September 23, 2011

First Review of WICKED LORD - Check it out!

Oh, it is always so exciting to get that first review in...and here it is...

This is from Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries and More.  Check out Wicked Lord and other reviews at the sight below.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wicked Lord

Book Three in the Wicked Affairs series. Helene Cosgrove’s only passion is her art, until she is betrothed to a respectable baron. Believing he will be the love of her life, she’s crushed when her father ends the engagement. Helene is approached by a second suitor, the wicked Lord Redding, Edward Chase. She is duty-bound to marry the scoundrel even though she despises him. Redding happily snatches his rival’s betrothed and finds himself married to a woman of outstanding talents, utter radiance and innocent sexuality. Her haughty and summary rejection of him only spurs his desire to have her, and prove he’s as worthy of her love as her former swain. And what better way than to tutor her in his bed? Helene is tempted by Redding in all the wrong ways. When he delivers her secret desires, she must reconcile her heart to the matter—deciding whether she loves Redding for who he is or for what he can do for her, in and out of the marriage bed.

Ellora's Cave puts out the best erotic historicals under their Legend line and Eliza Lloyd is one of my favorites in their roster of authors. I love her Wicked series as they focus on married couples discovering each other, weathering the storms in their relationships and growing stronger as they learn how to make each other happy. I loved the love/hate relationship Helene and Redding formed in Wicked Lord, ending up in a true Happily Ever After. I especially enjoyed the twist of what Helene's art revealed about the desires she tried so hard to keep from her husband. Scorchingly hot and decadent!!!

Best Served Cold - A new contract with Ellora's Cave

I'm so excited to tell you that my next contract with Ellora's Cave (just signed) is going to be something brand new - a contemporary romantic suspense set in Athens, Greece. Athens is one of my favorite places in the world - the weather, the history, the Mediterranean, the baklava. I want to pack my bags and head out now.

I love the intrigue of the James Bond/Bourne series' and I've tried to write something that resembles those settings. I'm not making any comparisons so please don't laugh when you actually read it...but I have, I believe, written my strongest heroine in Dr. Keefe Pearson, a world renowned archaeologist neck deep in trouble.

Why have I titled an erotica Best Served Cold? Well, Dr. Pearson is out for revenge and, as the saying goes, it is best served cold. Keefe has waited years to take her revenge and just when everything has fallen into place, HE shows up.  HE is the stone-cold CIA man who's on her trail.

Can't wait to get this one in your hands though we haven't started editing yet. It's dear to me and I hope my fans will enjoy the switch to intrigue.  Don't worry, the next WICKED book is nearing completion.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

My Writer Friends: ALWAYS YOU by Karen Stivali

Here's the blurb:
When Shari discovers that her fiance has been cheating on her, she lets the wedding go on according to plan, except while everyone else is at the church, Shari is heading to the airport to fly off on her honeymoon with her best friend, Jon.

Jon is only too happy to help Shari escape what he knew would have been an awful marriage. Plus he’s thrilled by the prospect of time alone with her in a tropical paradise. He’s always loved her and desired her as a lot more than a friend.

A steamy, romantic night on the beach turns into a whirlwind of desire as they take their friendship to multiple new levels of passion. But when Shari’s apologetic ex tries to win her back, she must choose between the life she thought she was going to have with him and the possibility of love with Jon.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

And the winners are...

A big thanks to all those who entered the WICKED LORD release contest.

Here's a reminder of the prizes:

First prize: an ebook of Wicked Lord, the first season DVD of Hawaii Five-O and a paperback edition of one of my favorite historical novels by Loretta Chase, Lord of Scoundrels along with a $25 Lord and Taylor gift card. WINNER Diane Diamond

Second prize: an ebook of Wicked Lord, a paperback of Wicked Desires and a paperback of another favorite novel, My Lord and Spymaster by Joanna Bourne. WINNER Rustye

Third Prize: an ebook of Wicked Lord and some author swag. WINNER Wanda Kay

Don't forget - the DVD won't got out until month-end because of the release day. If you would, please send me your information privately (mailing and email addresses) to


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Andy Whitfield RIP

Andy was such a perfect cast for the role of Spartacus. I, along with countless others, had looked forward to several more seasons of him playing Spartacus. A tragic loss and I'm so sorry for his family.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Mae West...a romance writer at heart

This blog started as a composition of humorous and truthful quotes on romance, love and sex. Until I ran across some Mae West funnies. I think she was a romance writer at heart.

Marriage ain't a word, it's a sentence. (Scarlet Pimpernel) Okay, I left this one in because I like it so much.
I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.
Don't keep a man guessing too long - he's sure to find the answer somewhere else.

Women like a man with a past, but they prefer a man with a present.

I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it.

I have found men who didn't know how to kiss. I've always found time to teach them.

Love thy neighbor -- and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier.

If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.

Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from.

Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.

Isn't she witty? There are so many clever women out there. Cher also has some good one-liners. Who else?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Gil Elvgren's Pin Up Girls

Okay, this might seem like a strange blogpost but I just have to share. I bought a picture book of Gil Elvgren's pin up girls and I am just fascinated by it.

The drawings are flawlessly sexy, a little naughty and a lot fun. And I love that they are smiling.

They look how I think women should feel about their sensualty. They look like they enjoy being a sexual creature. Granted, I would be smiling more if I had breasts like those and a tiny waist to go with it but I think you can see what I mean. Take a look and tell me what you think.

Don't forget, the Wicked Lord Release day contest is going on and any post to this blog or a follow for this blog automatically enters you.  Check yesterday's blog for details.