Sunday, May 24, 2015

#8sunday 05/24/15 sexy #excerpt from Her Soldier's Touch #SampleSunday


Happy Sunday, everybody! I’m continuing with the same scene from Her Soldier’s Touch. I’m picking up where I left off, but once again, in an effort to capture the moment in 10 sentences or less, this snippet has been modified from its published form.

Oh, and I will warn, this has some heat to it, though it's very tame. I didn't get very graphic for this book. 

When he sank into her silky heat, all sense of teasing fled. Everything he felt for her came screaming to the surface and echoed back at him from the soft vulnerability in her eyes. Need and something a bit more emotional zipped between them, hot and tangible and desperate. The last remnants of an invisible barrier went up in smoke. They reached for each other at the same time, hands gripping, mouths sliding over each other. He thrust inside her, and she rose up to meet him, her hips pushing against his.
“Mine,” he whispered the word against her lips, driven by a desperate need to somehow show her what she meant to him, “you’re mine, baby, and you’ll always be mine.”
He wanted more than fleeting. The relationship that would make him whole, the family he’d never had, and he wanted her to know it, to feel it, to understand it. He wanted to leave his mark on her and claim her as his.


Don’t forget to visit the other participating authors, which you can do here: Weekend Writing Warriors.

About Her Soldier's Touch:  
Experience has taught single mother Rachel Madison that the only person she can truly rely on is herself. But what she wants most in the world—to give her son the life she never had growing up—means she must put her faith in a man who once walked out on her.

Retired from the service, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Colten Taylor makes a detour to Phoenix to bury his brother. Nobody is more surprised than he is to see Rachel waiting for him at the airport. He regrets the morning he walked away from her, but coming from an abusive home taught Colt to put limits on all his relationships—especially this one.


So when he discovers he has a son, Colt knows this is a chance to prove to himself he’s not a chip off the old block. Turning his life around doesn’t come naturally, though. Then a drug dealer crops up from his brother’s dark past, threatening their son and forcing Colt and Rachel to face their demons … and each other.



Sunday, May 17, 2015

#8sunday 5/17/15, #excerpt from Her Soldier's Touch #SampleSunday


Happy Sunday, everybody! I’m continuing with the same scene from Her Soldier’s Touch, though I’m not entirely picking up where I left off. In the interest of not offending anybody or having Blogger shut me down with their new rules, I’ve skipped a few paragraphs of description. 

What you missed: He thanks her for understanding, and she attempts to distract him from his heavy thinking. Because he can't resist her, it works. ;)

In an effort to capture the moment, I’ve done quite a bit of rearranging and creative punctuation to make it fit.

“Can you make do with seven minutes, soldier?” Rachel straightened slowly and stepped out of her pants, shooting a coy smile over her shoulder. “Oops, six minutes now.”
Done being patient, he accepted her very clear invitation, took the single long stride to reach her and swept her off her feet.
“Tease,” he grumbled as he claimed her mouth, all the while moving by memory out of the kitchen, through the living room and into her bedroom as fast as his legs would carry him.
He tossed her, giggling, onto the bed and straightened, hopping from one foot to the other as he rid himself of his jeans and boxers.

She ripped her scrub top off and flung it to the floor, leaned back on her elbows and grinned at him. “Five minutes.”
Holding himself over her push-up style, he lowered himself enough to whisper against her mouth. “Not nearly enough time, but I can make do.”


This is the start of an important moment for him. I’ll be continuing with this scene next week, so I hope you’ll join me.

And don't forget to visit the other participating authors, which you can do here: Weekend Writing Warriors.

About Her Soldier's Touch: 

Experience has taught single mother Rachel Madison that the only person she can truly rely on is herself. But what she wants most in the world—to give her son the life she never had growing up—means she must put her faith in a man who once walked out on her.

Retired from the service, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Colten Taylor makes a detour to Phoenix to bury his brother. Nobody is more surprised than he is to see Rachel waiting for him at the airport. He regrets the morning he walked away from her, but coming from an abusive home taught Colt to put limits on all his relationships—especially this one.

So when he discovers he has a son, Colt knows this is a chance to prove to himself he’s not a chip off the old block. Turning his life around doesn’t come naturally, though. Then a drug dealer crops up from his brother’s dark past, threatening their son and forcing Colt and Rachel to face their demons … and each other.




Friday, May 15, 2015

Release Day Spotlight: Carpe Demon by @JC_McKenzie #UrbanFantasy #paranormal #shifters

How can she make a choice that will break one heart and complete another?

Title: Carpe Demon
Series Name: Carus Series, Book Three
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Blurb:

As an ambassador with the Supernatural Regulatory Division, Andy McNeilly is responsible for acting as the Liaison for the Vancouver Vampire horde. The problem? She detests the Vampire Master, and the SRD can’t discover the beast she keeps locked inside. 



After a menacing Demon throws an important Vampire event into chaos, Andy finds herself sniffing out crime scenes to identify and locate the mystery fiend from the nether realm. What she learns chills her bones. 

Threatened by the Master Vampire to deal with the Demon, Andy's complicated personal life doesn't make things easier. She's willing to risk her life and pride to keep loved ones safe. But how can she make a choice that will break one heart…and complete another? 


Excerpt:

The Demon’s grin widened. Standing a foot away from him with no room to maneuver and nothing to separate us, the serrated details of his shiny enamel glared at me.

My fingertips tingled as I started to shift.

Not fast enough.

The Demon lunged. His long nimble fingers closed around my neck as I shot my hands out, inside his arms, and dug my claws into his face. My elbows pushed against the insides of his arms. His hold should’ve weakened, but this Demon possessed uncanny strength. His frame stretched, growing to almost eight feet in height and giving his body an emaciated appearance. He pulled me close, his nose touching mine. I wrenched to the side, but my toes dangled above the floor.

“Bola sends his regards,” he said, his breath hitting my face.

My gums stung as fangs protruded and I hissed at him, ready to make the full change and get my fight on. I yanked on the mountain lion and spurred her into action.

“By all means, little nugget, shift into one of your animals.” He gnashed his sharp teeth together. “I love to rend the flesh of livestock, to mutilate the bodies of creatures, and to smash the bones of beasts.”


About the Author:

Born and raised on the Haida Gwaii, off the West Coast of Canada, J.C. McKenzie grew up in a pristine wilderness that inspired her to dream. She writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.




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Monday, May 11, 2015

Spotlight: Girl Code Trailer Blog Tour


Coming July 2015!

Special Introduction by Julie Ann Walker
All proceeds go to Wounded Warriors

PRE-ORDER:

GIRL CODE TRAILER:



HOPE by Jessica Jayne-Josephine "Joey" Lockhart escapes her past, herself and her home town of Pearl, Ohio to Florida after high school. Years later, she meets a man that refuses to let her hide behind her camera lens and encourages her out of her shell. Will he be the one to push her to feel for the first time?

LIVE by Lea Bronsen-After seven years in drug hell, detoxing Juliette "Juls" Carrington returns to her hometown Pearl to attend her grandmother's burial. Once more rejected by her family, she has a swim in a pond nearby when a mysterious camper, an ex-drunk, coaxes her to come to his hut in the woods. Together they must fight their inner demons for a chance to love...and live.

FAITH by Cait Jarrod-Selena Bodine escaped into the United States Air Force to leave behind a painful past and the one man who she refused to let herself love. Years later, an urgent call from her father brings her back to Pearl, Ohio and face to face with the man she still loves. But will the secret that Cullen is investigating her threaten their second chance?

PERSISTENCE by DC Stone-Laydi Michaels has been running away from her past and bad memories for years. Finding herself wasn’t an easy task, but she’s managed to finally get to a point to where she wants to be. Only to wake up married to her boss….who fired her the night before. Wrapped in a case that puts her life in danger, and dealing with a grave situation back home in Pearl, Laydi figures out she wasn’t close to finding herself, and now, she’s risked everything. 

CONTACT INFO

CAIT JARROD
Cait’s Classy Chicks Street Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/629181983825796/
Webpage: caitjarrod.com
Email: cait.jarrod@gmail.com

Author bio:
From writing ‘every girl’s dream heroes’ to ‘strong, down-to-earth heroines,’ Cait Jarrod twists ‘cliff hanging plots’ and ‘clever, unpredictable sub-plots’. She loves diving into a good book as much as she loves writing one. Mother of three gorgeous daughters, she’s married to her best friend, hangs out with a great group of women—the WWC, and loves a good glass of wine. 

DC STONE
Facebook Profile: www.facebook.com/dc.stone.92
Email: authordcstone@gmail.com

Author bio:
DC Stone has over sixteen years of investigative experience, including working as a criminal investigator in the United States military and a private investigator. Currently, she works as an internal affairs investigator by day and a romantic suspense author by night. She has her Master’s degree in Criminal Justice and is dubbed, “The Investigative Whisper.” Commonly called upon to act as an expert witness, she also trains with local, state, and federal law enforcement officers. She provides numerous workshops that help authors gain insight into “digging” into a character’s mind to better understand motives, create suspense, and help maintain conflict.

When she isn’t trying to solve a new puzzle in the world of fraud, she is engulfed with coffee, her laptop, and all those crazy characters in her head. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Hudson Valley Romance Writers, Rom Vets, RWA Kiss of Death, and the Liberty State Fiction Writers. She served as the 2014 Vice President and Conference Chair for NJRW. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, or her at www.authordcstone.com. 

JESSICA JAYNE
Twitter: @JessicaJayne13 

Author bio:
"My writing interests very much like my reading interests. Though I mainly write romance type novels with a spicy twist, I have lived what some might call a suspenseful life. As a survivor of stalking and sexual assault, I learned the ins and outs of the legal system pretty quickly. It helped to precipitate my interest in getting my law degree... that and the fact that I grew up around attorneys. So adding suspense to my writing is no big surprise to me or anyone that knows me."

I am a born and raised small town Ohio girl, who moved to the Sunshine State after graduating from college. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in English because I could not imagine doing anything else but reading and writing. It is such a pleasure to be able to share all the stories in my head! 
 

LEA BRONSEN
Email: leabronsen@yahoo.com
Blog/website: http://leabronsen.com/

Author bio:
Lea Bronsen likes her reads fast, hot, and edgy, and strives to give her own stories the same intensity. After venturing into dirty inner-city crime drama with her debut novel Wild Hearted, she divides her writing time between psychological thriller, romantic suspense, and erotic contemporary romance.


Sunday, May 10, 2015

#8sunday 5/10/15, #excerpt from Her Soldier's Touch #SampleSunday

Happy Sunday, everybody. Welcome to another Weekend Writing Warriors. I have to say, I haven’t participated in this in a while, as I haven’t had anything I was allowed to share much from, so I’m thoroughly enjoying being able to participate again.

I’m still sharing from the same scene in Her Soldier’s Touch. I’m continuing where I left off last week. As with last week, I did some more creative punctuation with this, to make the snippet fit the 10 sentence limit. I hope you won't hold it against me. lol

“I promised myself that day I’d do whatever it took to make sure I never became my father, but I’m here, because I don’t want to be anywhere else.” He cupped her face in his palms, stroking his thumbs over her cheeks. “I just need you to have to patience with me.”
That had to be the most honest he’d ever been with anyone, and the most vulnerable. Laying his demons at her feet didn’t feel good or natural. As he waited for her response, everything inside of him wound up into a tight little ball and his stomach churned.
“Seems we’re in similar positions, both afraid to move forward.” A smile curled across her mouth, soft and alluring, filled with understanding and compassion. “So I’m going to give you the advice some wise person once told me…don’t think about it, don’t analyze it. Just enjoy it for what it is.”


I’ll be picking up where I left off next week. It's about to get a little hot in here. ;)  

If you’d like to participate or check out the other great authors participating in this blog hop, go here: Weekend Writing Warriors



Experience has taught single mother Rachel Madison that the only person she can truly rely on is herself. But what she wants most in the world—to give her son the life she never had growing up—means she must put her faith in a man who once walked out on her.

Retired from the service, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Colten Taylor makes a detour to Phoenix to bury his brother. Nobody is more surprised than he is to see Rachel waiting for him at the airport. He regrets the morning he walked away from her, but coming from an abusive home taught Colt to put limits on all his relationships—especially this one.

So when he discovers he has a son, Colt knows this is a chance to prove to himself he’s not a chip off the old block. Turning his life around doesn’t come naturally, though. Then a drug dealer crops up from his brother’s dark past, threatening their son and forcing Colt and Rachel to face their demons … and each other.

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