Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cover Reveal: Lessons in Mountain Climbing

Here it is! The cover for Lessons in Mountain Climbing, Book 1 in the Far From Home series. As always, Reese Dante does a fabulous job illustrating my vision of the story.

Here's the cover and the blurb!

I've already mentioned that this story is a contemporary romance, sexy but not erotica.

Industrialist billionaire recluse Rane Kirk has all he wants—his plants and his privacy. That doesn’t mean the media is willing to leave the Titan of Telluride alone—not when his past is shrouded in mystery and not when one particular journalist has something to prove.

As a young girl, Kinzey Vance first met Rane. She’s never forgotten him. She’s also never lived down her perceived failure as one of the Kirk Enterprise Grant’s original scholarship recipients. She had planned to change the world, only life got in the way.

As an adopted orphan herself, she feels particularly responsible for her siblings, and gives up her dream, in order to care for them after the death of their mother. Years later and back in Colorado, Kinzey finally has something she must share with the elusive Rane Kirk.

Climbing the mountain to Kirk’s compound, Kinzey is more determined than ever to tell her story. And to learn the truth of his. She doesn’t know Kirk has never forgotten her and the moment she lands in his koi pond, their stars don’t realign; they collide.

Tell me what you think!

Monday, April 14, 2014

A new series: Far From Home

I've just posted two major items of interest. The first is the blog page about my new series Far From Home. This is a four book contemporary series that will release over the next four months, one a month hopefully. I'm giving myself a little slack time on the last book since I've only just started. Eeeck!

Check out the page for a little more about the series and a sneak at the blurb for the first book titled, Lessons in Mountain Climbing. The cover reveal will be in a few days and I've hired the excellent illustrator Reese Dante for this series. So excited.

Also, I've published a link to sign up for Eliza by Email. If you would like to keep more up-to-date on goings on and get information delivered right to your email, this is the place to do it.

Can't wait for you to meet these long lost sisters and the hot men who love them.

Monday, April 7, 2014

EROTIC historicals and a GIGANTIC giveaway with Jess Michaels

CONGRATULATIONS to winner Maria Durst!

We are celebrating the release of Jess Michaels' newest book: Beauty and the Earl, out April 15th. And no release is complete without a GIGANTIC giveaway.

Want a Kindle Fire HDX? Don't think you can win?

Yes, you can! There are so many ways to enter this great contest.

Here's a link to get in on all the action. Great Ebooks from Kate Pearce, Annabel Joseph, Heather Boyd and ME!! Oh, and did I forget to mention Lila Depasqua, Samantha Kane, Lauren Smith, Victoria Vane, Ava Marsh, Grace Calloway Deb Glass, Shelly Thacker and Delilah Marvelle. Is this the greatest group of historical erotica writers ever?


Here's the Rafflecopter link.

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Or visit Jess Michaels site directly at:

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Seize the David!

David's been everywhere lately...except on my blog. I do take my responsibility seriously and realize I've been slack lately. Plus it was my New Year's resolution... More David!

He's been busy - advancing British men's fashion, acting as an ambassador for Battersea Dog and Cats Home, remodeling a new home, traveling the world and looking good with a glass of amber and wearing a suit better than any man on the planet. It's all in a day's work and all womankind appreciates his devotion to making us happy.

But let's face it - we all love David the model. And there are certain campaigns that are the best of the best.

Here are some of my favorites.

Massimo Dutti Equestrian:

M/D's Equestrian Collection was a F/W 2013 shoot, by Hunter and Gatti. I think I like the outdoorsy look best especially when it includes animals. Okay, it comes in second to the suits! Always the suits...

Here's the link to HG advertising:

Man of the World:

I don't think David has looked more rugged and unmodel-like than in this campaign. The pics show maturity and seriousness, not just a pretty boy. It reflects a man of accomplishment but also a man ready to conquer the rest of the world. And he will...

Here's the link to the MOtW article:

Here's the link to photographer John Balsom and additional pictures of the MOtW shoot: http://johnbalsom.com/indexhibit/index.php?/man-of-the-world--david-gandy/

DV Man's A Fistful of Dollars:

Way back in 2009, David did a shoot for DV Man, photographed by Tobias Lundkvist. The campaign features more of down and dirty David, embracing the life of a cowboy. The first shot is probably one of my ALL time favorites of David.

Here's the link to the DV Man campaign:

Dolce and Gabanna Light Blue:

This is a three-for-one. All of these campaigns are excellent, but I agree with David, this campaign needs to tell the next part of the story. You know, where the couple is walking along the shoreline, pushing a pram...

Dolce and Gabanna 2008 Pre-fall.

There is nothing soft about David in this campaign. He is all man - serious, determined and mysterious. Gah, he is so hot here! I think this might be why his name has been brought up when James Bond was recasting.

Dolce&Gabbana - Steven Klein - David Gandy - 2008FW - ad campaign pre fall -  fashion ads

Glamour Spain:

I asked my friend Shika Brown, also a huge DJG fan, which campaigns were her favorites and she suggested this next campaign: David in the kitchen.

Other photographs by Sergi Pons for this campaign:

Tomorrow, I'll have some new favorites. Seriously, has he ever done anything that isn't perfection? So what are your favorites? Follow along for more David commentary from time to time!