Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wicked Wednesday!

Happy Hump Day my little monkeys!

There are two things you won't want to miss today.

First, head on over to The Romance Reviews for a Q&A. Correctly answering the question about One Night Stand enters you in a drawing to win a free copy of the ebook. Answer the other questions for a chance to win lots of other prizes being given away in this Year End Splash Party 2012, so be sure to go check it out!

The One Night Stand Q&A is today only, but the Splash Party runs through December 15th, so check back daily for more opps to win other prizes!

After testing your knowlege of the Martins, head on over to Vanessa North's Blog for A Martin Family Thanksgiving! The whole clan is there today!

Happy Reading!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Happy Birthday, Joe Sterling!

Good morning my little monkeys! Guess what today is? It’s Joe’s birthday! 

Before we get down and dirty with the celebration, I’m making Joe get down and dirty with us. He asked (demanded) that I not conduct the interview…and I’m not going to take that personally because I know all his secrets. And what he looks like naked. *snickers*

When I asked him who he wanted, he personally requested the wildly talented author, Rosanna Leo, to perform in my place. He might be sorry for that decision later…because Rosanna has already made a request - that Joe do the interview in his birthday suit - and she is determined to make him blush. Two things I’d love to see!

JOE: I’m not getting naked and I don’t blush.

PARKER: Come on. You gotta give us something. At least take your shirt off.

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JOE: It’s my birthday. You girls should be taking your shirts off. *Winks and pulls shirt over his head* Are you staying for this?

PARKER: *Drools* I’ll be quiet, I promise. Just be nice to Rosanna.

JOE: I’ll be very nice to Rosanna.

PARKER: And speak of the devil, here she is now. Hi, Rosanna! I know you’re excited to get, have at him girl!

ROSANNA: Why, thank you, Parker! What a treat. *Angles head toward Joe…and Joe’s 6-pack* Joe, it’s been a while. You’re looking…healthy. It’s so nice of you to accommodate my request. Well, you sort of accommodated it anyway. You know, I’d hate for it to get around that you don’t go above and beyond to please a lady.

JOE: Hmm. *rubs chin* That would be a problem, wouldn’t it? I’m all about pleasing the ladies. *smirks and leans in* Guess that will give us something to look forward to in the next interview, won’t it?

ROSANNA: Such a tease! That’s okay, Joe. Anyone who read One Night Stand has already formed a clear picture of your assets. Tell me, birthday boy, you own a bar. Was that a career you fell into, or did you always want to own one?

JOE: *Settles back in his chair* Owning a bar wasn’t even on my radar until the day I actually bought the damn thing. It’s a small place, just a local watering hole really. I’d gone in to have a beer and shake off some shit I’d been dealing with – mainly my brother Jake’s piss poor attitude at having me back home. *Sighs* The owner and I were the only people in the bar that day. Great guy. He mentioned wanting to retire. I needed something to do. One thing led to another and here we are. It’s perfect, actually. Jake and I are able to work together and it’s where I met Amanda. I’d say it was one of the best decisions I’ve made.

ROSANNA: Interesting. Now what did you first think when you glimpsed the lovely Amanda Martin in your bar? I know, there must have been the inevitable, unfortunate comparisons to Parker and I, but we don’t have to go there right now.

JOE: I am a lucky man to have such beautiful women around me. *eyes scan over Rosanna* A truly lucky man. *Laughs and looks at Parker* This ones trouble, isn’t she? Anyway, I had two thoughts when I first saw my Mandy. My first thought was, “I hope I never feel the brunt of her right hook.” Followed quickly by, “holy shit, she’s got a nice ass!”

ROSANNA: *groans* You’re an ass man, huh? ‘Cause I can offer you more in the boob department.  Oh well, this isn’t about me…So, Joe, that day you met Amanda, she was in the middle of a, hmm, altercation. Does she often bring out your protective instincts? And what would I have to do to bring those instincts out?

JOE: Never underestimate the power of boobs. *laughs* Mandy is always getting into some kind of trouble. Pair her with Samantha and things can get downright ugly. If Jake has to call me one more time to come get them from the bar, I’ll…*smiles*…well, Mandy knows what I’ll do. I’m very protective of the women in my life. No one is going to lay a hand on what is mine, or under my protection. Now, as for you, don’t go getting yourself into any trouble. But if you do, I’ve got your back. *wags eyebrows*

ROSANNA: Joe, I have to ask. Amanda’s family is also rather protective, specifically those delicious brothers. Tell me, is Caleb, uh, seeing anybody? Parker knows how hungry I am for his story too!

JOE: Ah, someone has a crush, huh? Hang around, he’ll be out later. In fact, stay for dinner! *leans in* He’s not seeing anyone, but if I tell you anything else, Parker will bust my balls. I kind of like them where they are.

ROSANNA: Joe, darlin’ I wouldn’t dream of terrorizing those balls! *sigh* I understand we need to start wrapping up here.  I don’t want to give away too much of your delicious story, but what are your next plans with Amanda?

JOE: My plans with Amanda…*gaze drifts off* …hmm…OW! Dammit, Parker. Why’d you kick me?


JOE: *smiles* I was focusing. Trust me. Completely focused. We are taking things one day at a time. There’s a lot going on, so we aren’t making plans much past what we’re having for dinner. I’ve been filling in for Caleb so he can-*grits teeth*-Parker!  Stop. Fucking. Kicking. Me. I was going to say so Caleb could take some time off. Jesus, woman. Relax.

PARKER: *smiles, flutters eyelashes*

ROSANNA: And before I run, *raises eyebrow* would you be willing to share your favorite sexual position? Not that I’ll be visualizing you later or anything…

JOE: *chuckles, deep and husky* I’m a guy, so naked is pretty much all it takes. But, I can see you want specifics…something to, how’d you say? Visualize later? There’s something about having a woman on top. *raises hands as if grabbing invisible hips* Watching the beauty of a woman’s face as she takes her pleasure, letting her believe she’s in control...when I know different. I know with one touch, one press of my thumb, I hold the reins. *grins* Still think you can make me blush, sweet Rosanna?

ROSANNA: Thank you Joe. This has been, um, eye-opening. *looks at Parker* Any more heroes you’d like me to interview, my friend? ‘Cause I’m available!

PARKER: You’re on! Rosanna, thank you so much for spending Joe’s birthday with us. It was a pleasure to have you. I hope you’ll stay for dinner and Caleb…I mean cake!

JOE: Thank you, Rosanna. You’ve done me a great service today in saving me from Parker’s ramblings. For that alone, I own you a drink. And Mandy's whipped up some great vittles. Shall we?

ROSANNA: Sweetheart, you’re on.


Wanna leave a comment for Joe, Parker or Rosanna? Please do! Who knows? Joe may even stick around today to respond!

Want more of Joe Sterling?

Amanda Martin has the worst taste in men. After being cheated on not once, but twice, she’s lost all faith in men…and in herself. Determined to regain her confidence, Amanda decides to have a one-night stand. No relationship, no promises, no threat of being hurt again…just sex. What she doesn’t anticipate is meeting a handsome-as-sin stranger who will give her pleasure unlike any she’s ever known.    

Joe Sterling has spent his life avoiding relationships, his former job as a military sniper not allowing for such commitments. Now he’s come home to Texas, to let go of the past and to prove he is more than the killer he’s been trained to be. When Amanda’s life is threatened, Joe’s killer instinct is tested while Amanda struggles to protect her heart. Will they succumb to their overwhelming desire for each other, or lose it all by letting the past dictate their future?

Purchase Links:

Liquid Silver Books
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Friday, November 9, 2012

Men and Women of the Military Giveaway Hop!

It's the Men & Women of the Military Giveaway Hop right here on my blog! 

Before we get started, I want to say thank you to all of the men and women who serve in our military, or have served in the past. I am humbled by your sacrifices. You are appreciated! (Moment of silence).

Now, on to the business of the day - this is a blog hop, after all! Warrior ladies - I'm not leaving you out. Take a seat, grab your favorite adult beverage and relax while we ogle your male counterparts. :)  

Are you ready?

Who Needs a Hero? Or two? Or three?

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What is it about men in uniform that gets us all hot under the covers? Is it the badass-ness of those who fight to protect us, who fight for our freedoms? Is it the way they handle their, um, weapons? No, wait. It's the abs. Definitely the abs. (All of the above).

My recent top five countdown was so popular, I decided to do it again...Military Style. Only this time, I'm going to look at series instead of just one hero. Today, I need my heroes in bulk. 

So, what are my top five, melt your panties, deliciously badass, military-themed romance series?

5. The Black Cobra Quartet, by Stephanie Laurens

This series follows four "battle-hardened, sinfully wealthy, completely unstoppable" men, all officers of the Crown. *Sigh* There is just something about a man who can handle a sword that gets me every time. Bonus: Ms. Laurens has a great trailer for the series. 

4. Holding Out for a Hero series, Shelli Stevens

Any book that warns "Oral sex with a cupcake" is going to get my vote. Honestly, do I really need to say anything else about this?

3. The Nauti Boys series, by Lora Leigh

Lora Leigh will probably show up on every countdown I do. Just expect it. I haven't read her Elite Ops series, but it's on my TBR list. I assume it will be just as fabulous as my number three pick. The Nauti Boys are badass, sexually driven (uninhibited) and are hardcore protective of their women. Mmm. Where was I again? 

2. KGI series, by Maya Banks

It's hard to decide which Kelly brother I love the most. With six to choose from there's a man to suit any, um, taste. Not only that, there are other badass men who work for the Kelly's. Covert ops and extra deliciousness for the readers! Ahhh...tough, loyal, and extremely protective...anyone see the trend in my countdown?

1. The Martin Family series, by Parker Kincade

You had to see this one, uh, coming. Seriously. I love these guys. I mean, there's no oral sex with cupcakes (yet!), but there's plenty of hot men and hot sex. Two of my favorite things! If you haven't read One Night Stand, enter the giveaway and maybe you'll win a copy of your very own!

And there you have it! My official, as of this second because it will change tomorrow, top five, melt your panties, deliciously badass, military-themed romance series.

Now, my little monkeys, I showed you mine…it’s your turn to show me yours!

Let’s talk! I want to hear about your top picks for sexy military-themed romance novel or series. One lucky commenter will receive a copy of my current release, One Night Stand! Just fill out the rafflecopter and leave a comment!

There are lots of other giveaways going on, so visit the links below. Enjoy the hop and all of its sexy delights!