Carlene here wishing you a Happy Earth Day! To honor the importance of leaving this great place we all call home a little better than when we found it, my publisher, Evernight Publishing, is having a HUGE sale! ALL eBOOKS are 50% off for the entire day! This includes anthologies, new releases, old favorites, Romance on the Go titles, EVERYTHING!
Hello everyone! Today I’m welcoming fellow Evernight author, Rebecca Brochu. Rebecca’s brought her newest erotic paranormal title and if you like shifters, men and romance, then The Beta’s Beloved might be your next favorite read. Before we share the hot excerpt, I wanted to find out about one of Rebecca’s favorite parts of her book. Let’s see what she has to say…
Carlene: My favorite part of a book is what the characters say to each other. What is your favorite exchange of dialogue in your book and why do you love it?
Rebecca: My favorite exchange of dialogue in the book would have to be the scene between Lachlan, Trace, and Drew. It was funny and engaging and a complete joy to write.
Carlene: Rebecca, I love when humor sucks you in and won’t let go. I can imagine writing a scene with the three boys would be a blast and even more fun to read! Thanks for sharing that tid bit with us. Now let’s share more of your latest…
A year after Declan Adair crashed into Carson territory and into the alpha Law’s heart things have finally settled down. Except for the fact that Trace Carson, Law’s brother and right hand wolf, is head over heels for the fiery but skittish Lachlan, Declan’s identical twin brother. The entire pack, including both of their brothers, knows how Trace feels about Lachlan. The only problem is that Lachlan seems completely oblivious to Trace’s interest.
Trace, in a final attempt to woo the elusive Lachlan, whisks him away to the northern reaches of the territory and a remote cabin deep in the heart of the forest. Trace hopes that he can convince Lachlan to give him the chance he needs to prove himself before someone else swoops in and takes his beloved away. Trace will do anything to prove to Lachlan that he can be the man and the wolf for him. Continue Reading
Hello friends! I’ve got a fabulous Friday find for you. It’s the new release by romance authors Lynn Rae and Peri Elizabeth Scott. Prohibited has a gorgeous cover and a unique premise. I think you’ll really enjoy this little gem! I recently sat down to chat with the ladies behind this fascinating historical romance. Check it out…
Carlene: Hello ladies! Let’s dive right in. What do you love about the opening scene of your book?
Peri Elizabeth Scott: Mac is introduced as the book begins, and I think one immediately feels the ambience of an illicit speakeasy, run by someone with more than one huge secret to protect. In addition, you get the flavor of how handsome and appealing he is—with that intrinsic hint of danger.
Carlene: He sounds incredibly appealing! But let’s talk about you. What is one awesome thing about where you’re at in life right now?
Peri Elizabeth Scott: I feel as though a number of my newest career objectives are coming to fruition. I’m writing and publishing and developing wonderful relationships with readers and authors. Who could ask for more?
Carlene: I agree and feel like I’m there too, Peri. It’s a great place to be. My favorite part of a book is what the characters say to each other. What is your favorite exchange of dialogue in your book and why do you love it?
Lynn Rae: That’s a toughie because I like dialogue too, like to write it, read it, hear it. The first time Mac and Lilly meet at the speakeasy, sparks fly between them. He’s the owner and she’s there under great duress since she’s a member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. In the tradition of all great ‘opposites attract’ love stories, they misunderstand and bait each other right from the start. They’re both intelligent and witty, so they clash really well.
Carlene: Love the sound of that, Lynn. I was also curious if you read your own books once they’re published? Why or why not?
Lynn Rae: No, I don’t read them. I don’t have time, for one, since I’m either doing research for another book or reading for pleasure in another genre. Second, by the time the book has come out, I’ve spent quite enough time with it, so I’m not really interested anymore.
Carlene: Lol, I totally understand that, Lynn! Thank you so much for this little sit down chat. Now let’s share more from Prohibited.
In the early 1920’s in Lima, Ohio, John MacDonald Adair hides his speakeasy from the law, and his mixed heritage from the KKK, mingling with the rich, piling up the cash and taking his pleasure within the ranks of the flappers who patronize his speak. Lilly Townsend is a serious, modern woman, a suffragette and temperance advocate with nothing to hide and no patience for the frivolity of the times. And she doesn’t break the rules—yet. Such disparate souls should never meet, but Fate conspires otherwise. Powerless against overwhelming chemistry, and something far deeper, Mac and Lilly must make some difficult choices and face down societal mores—together—to attain their happily ever after.
Making her way up the wide stone steps to the porch, Lilly shifted the pie to one hand and pressed the doorbell with the other. There was a barely discernible chime through the leaded glass and walnut door but no other sound. She waited and pressed the button again. The door opened with a rattle and creak.
When she recognized the person glaring at her, all the breath left her body in a gasp. It was Mac Adair. Of course. Of all the people in Lima who could have purchased this house next to hers, it would have to be that man.
He narrowed his eyes at her and propped his arm across the door opening as if to deny her entrance. He was wearing a soft-looking red shirt with far too many buttons unfastened, and sturdy black trousers. When she realized he wasn’t wearing an undershirt and she could see the tanned muscles of his chest, her arms weakened and the pie wobbled and dropped from her useless hands.
Stifling a shriek, Lilly flailed for the pan but it was too late to catch it. Spraying its contents, the pie landed on the porch with a sickening squash and the entire pastry top cracked apart as reddish goo welled up like heart’s blood. Scarlet gobbets clung to her forearms and the front of her embroidered linen dress.
Horrified, she looked up to find Mac Adair still staring at her, although his features had smoothed away from the frown he’d worn earlier. The corners of his mouth twitched with disgust or amusement at her predicament. Lilly knew her own mouth was gaping open but she was frozen with embarrassment and powerless to close it. Continue Reading
Good Morning everyone! Today’s the day that Luke and Sarrie make their way out into the world in their story, Touch of Sin (A Sin Pointe Novel Free Read)! I had such a great time writing this book. In fact I was working on another of the Sin Pointe novels when Luke and Sarrie popped into mind, demanding my full attention. What came out were 100 pages of sexy, sinful, heart and soul that I really hope you enjoy. I can’t think of a better way to say thank you to the series fans and welcome to the new readers. And now, I hand them over to you…
Lonerby guitarist Luke Willoughby and his band are under tight scrutiny since a press conference was ruined by a band member’s sudden vomiting attack. They’ve been suspended from the Sin Pointe tour and Luke fears they’ve blown it for good. The last thing he expects is the cute management spy sent to observe him.
No-nonsense Sarrie Walker knows exactly what she’s there to do, and makes no secret of it. Luke is impressed—and powerfully attracted to Sarrie’s strong and sexy innocence. When they end up stuck together in close quarters, Sarrie becomes dangerously irresistible—and very much off-limits. Does she hold Luke’s second chance? And if he gives in to her powerful allure, what happens to his heart? Continue Reading
Fridays should be fun, right? I’ve got just the lady to help us out…the amazing Doris O’Connor! She’s back with another new release from her Project Series. It sounds wonderful but let’s let Doris tell you all about it…
Thanks so much for hosting me today. I’m incredibly excited to be sharing Maria’s story with you. I knew I had to write her story from the minute we meet her in book one of the Projects Series, The Orgasm Project. In that book she sets up her best friend with her brothers. In book two of the series, The Bear Project, she is there for her human work colleague Emmi, when she comes back from holiday mated to a bear shifter, and we get the first glimpse at Maria’s complicated love life…
Who’s ready for hump day and a dose of much needed Mid Week Teases? Me too! Let’s start off thanking our hostess, Sandra Bunino. Thank you, lovely lady. Today I’m in that very surreal, happy place of having a new book release in the next few days. On Monday, the official Sin Pointe Free Read, Touch of Sin, comes out! So I’m going to share a bit from that with Sarrie, the management appointed “spy” who is observing opening act, Lonerby, to see if they seem capable of returning to tour after being kicked off. She’s pretty sure about her decision but is finding it very hard to say no to Lonerby lead guitarist, Luke. Especially when they end up together at a hotel and he does stuff like this…
Sarrie stepped carefully and mostly on tip toes out of the tiny, grime grouted shower. She’d had to waste one of their two usable towels for a floor mat and made sure to land on it.
The good news was that she no longer teetered on what she’d tell Mr. Keller when they made it to D.C.
Noah was sick and while he’d managed himself at these smaller gigs, he didn’t belong on a massive, nationwide Sin Pointe tour. She tried to picture him night after night and the binge drinking sessions. It hurt her heart to think of it but worse than that was picturing the landslide of sleepless nights Luke would have to suffer through caring for him. Sure, they might all hate her as a consequence, but that’s why it was called tough love. The truth hurt at first. And sometimes for a very long time after. But at least the person would be alive.
She grabbed for the towel she’d left on the toilet seat and found a loosely folded bunch of clothes. Not hers because they were too big and, she pulled the shirt to her nose, they smelled like Luke. “Mmmm.” Continue Reading