A very special cover reveal…

Hello out there. Long time no see. Thank you so much for being patient as I keep a little more quiet than usual and work on writing. I hope this post finds you doing well and keeping warm. I woke up this morning to a big surprise … a rainy and chilly morning here in usually Sunny San Diego. It’s been a beautiful day so far and a nice change. But that isn’t the only reason  I popped in to say hello today. I’m here because the second surprise of this morning was even more smile-worthy. I received an absolutely beautiful cover mock up for the next Sin Pointe story and I can’t wait to show it off. The artist’s creation is just stunning and such a perfect fit. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say Will snuck off and posed for this one himself. Goose bumps. I’ll post again on Wednesday when the book releases (Yes–you read that correctly–only 2 more days!!!) with more info on Will’s story. For now, I hope this look at his cover leaves you just a little breathless and looking forward to more…

even-honey-expires-evernightpublishing-nov2016aAlways love,

Carlene Love♥

& Will♥

Mid Week Tease: Sin Pointe’s magical webmaster, Big Ben!

MWTease15Welcome to Mid Week Tease!

I’m thinking of the number 70 right now. Why? Because that’s how many days there are until San Diego’s Comic Con 2015 happens! I love me some Comic Con but the last time I’d been able to score tickets, or as we call it a badge, had been 2010. That was a good year. I had the honor of sitting in on Andy Whitfield’s final Comic Con panel. Such a beautiful soul. Every year I’d try again to get registered online and within minutes, it would sell out before I had the chance. Sadness. But then I found out I could apply for a special badge, one for creative professionals which included authors! I just had to submit an appropriate piece of work I’d created and wait to see if the magic would happen. Guess what? It did! Today I’m teasing you from that very special book, Sin’s Haven (A Sin Pointe Novel, #3) about a quirky, gentle giant of a webmaster for a little band you might have heard of called Sin Pointe. I owe Big Ben, big time. He so sexy and sweet and in a bit of a confusing tight spot…

He shook his head, trying to understand last night. The problem was, his pride might be swelling on one hand but on the other, he felt like a huge ass wipe. He’d slept with a woman whose name he couldn’t remember and oh yeah, he didn’t do that kind of thing. It wasn’t anywhere in his nature. Jaxon and Stefan made women melt at the mere thought of the things those guys could do to them. Unless a chick was super into a personalized website or slick Facebook banner, Ben didn’t have much woo factor to offer. And a one-night-stand-to-blow-your-mind was definitely not on his menu. He wouldn’t have slept with Erby on their first date and he’d known her for six years! Okay, maybe he would have last night… Continue reading

Mid Week Tease … Desire Unexpected! #MWTease

MWTease15Welcome to Mid Week Tease!

Happy Hump Day, friends. Thank you so much, Miss Bunino, for continuing to bring us together for this quick, sexy reading fun. Author friends, join in next week, won’t you? Check the bottom of Sandra’s post for the sign up. Readers, thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to check us out. Lately I’ve been working hard writing but just am not ready to tease yet, so this week I was overjoyed to have smexy author S.J. Maylee to share a bit from her latest, Desire Unexpected (Assassins and Sweethearts Series, 1)! Take it away, S.J.!

Thank you so much for having me this week, Carlene! This sexy little tease takes place very shortly after the tiny snippet that I’m sharing today. You can read that at http://SJMaylee.com

“Maybe this isn’t such a good idea.” He stepped away from the bed.

“Don’t go.” She pushed herself back and grasped onto her headboard, pulled her knees back, and spread her legs wide. “Please, don’t go. Don’t deny me. Please, sir.”


“Yes?” She looked straight up to the ceiling. Not able to bear the look in his eyes when he refused to give her what she wanted most. She pushed her knees farther apart.

The room was void of sound. No rustling of clothes. No footsteps. He hadn’t left.

She lowered her gaze. Cool air greeted her warm pussy and all her worries were pushed out with one idea. His gaze is on me.


Life is passing Nadia Duskin by from her position in the mailroom. It only fulfills two necessities, keeping the repo man away and keeping her up to date on her sexy CEO. Ethan Wright is prepared to frighten and fire the nosey girl who sorts his company’s mail. After engaging with her at one of his favorite places in the world, he digs deeper.

Together, they find the kind of pleasure that could keep them satisfied for a lifetime. Her love may be the key to putting both of their lives back on track, but to what end? When a man he’s been contracted to kill threatens Nadia’s life, he forces her to face reality. Either they’ll delve deeper into the desires neither expected or they may die trying.

Be Warned: spanking, light BDSM, public exhibition

Where you can find DESIRE UNEXPECTED:

Evernight Publishing | Amazon US CA UK

Barnes & Noble | All Romance eBooks | BookStrand | Smashwords


S.J. MASJ Maylee avatarYLEE BIO:

S.J. Maylee fell in love with storytelling at a young age and with it came a deep-seated desire for everyone to find their happily ever after. She’s finding the happy endings for her characters one steamy story at a time.

When she’s not reading or writing, you can find her caring for her garden, laughing with her two young sons, or dancing to her husband’s music. She’s a PMP (Project Management Professional), Nia instructor, and coffee addict.

As a writer she has a tendency to break hearts, but she always glues them back together.

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That’s my tease this week! Thank you for being my guest, S.J.! xoxo.

Now off you go for more tantalizing teases from some outstanding authors!

Click here to get to those Mid Week Teases…

Always love,

Carlene Love♥

St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hop! #Giveaway

Inner Goddess

Hola friends!

Carlene here. Welcome to the St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hop organized by the lovely ladies of Inner Goddess! I’m so excited to be spending my first St. Patrick’s Day living back home in San Diego in a very long time. Here in Southern Cali, we love our Irish brothers and sisters and the chance to celebrate this time a year just as much as the next person. But what I love most is how we mix that with our local Hispanic and military roots. One of my favorite places to do this is at local gem, Balboa Park. Nestled inside this iconic park are a village of cottages, including the House of Ireland, where you can go on St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy music, dance, traditional costumes, arts, crafts, and ethnic foods. The park is one of the most romantic spots I’ve ever seen and as a romance writer, that does my heart so very good.


photo credit: Cole Joseph Photography

Sidewalk-Flower1MI have yet to set one of my stories in the Park but living back here now, and visiting as often as I do, it may just be a matter of time! So now I’d love to hear from you! Please share the lovely details on one of your most romantic, favorite spots where you live. At the end of the hop, I’ll choose one random winner to win my blog’s prize of a copy of my book, Sidewalk Flower, starring the sweet yet sexy country boy Lucky Mason, and a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

Don’t forget to enter the hop’s Grand Prize a Rafflecopter giveaway!

Good luck and Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Now off you go to keep hoppin’! Click here to get to the next stop!

Always love,

Carlene Love♥