Thursday, February 21, 2013

Housekeeping and a Heartwarming Story

Good morning naughty readers! 

I'm over on my group blog today - with a very personal story you won't want to miss! Check it out, comment and share! :) Just click the link --> Survivor

Next up - I'm headed to Louisiana with fellow author and dear friend Mandy Harbin for my first conference as a published author. I'm very excited to get to mingle with other authors and industry professionals. I'm sure I will blog about it. LOL!

Also next week (Wednesday), I'll be haunting fellow Love, Lust and Laptop author, Emilia Mancini's blog. While I'm not sure what we will talk about yet, I am sure it will be prolific. 

March is an exciting month! My short story, Devlin, will post as part of the Love, Lust and Laptop's Lucky's Charms series beginning March 11th. I'll tell you, I've read the stories and it's an event you won't want to miss! Devlin will post on March 21st as the ninth story in the series. Once the event is over, we will compile all the stories into an anthology for readers. Stay tuned for information on how you can get this anthology for free once the event is over.

FANS OF THE MARTIN FAMILY: I am hard at work to complete book two of this series. The whole Martin clan will be there, as well as a new player or two, as Caleb fights to protect those he loves. I can tell's a wild ride. 

To keep up with what I'm doing - follow me on Twitter for all the latest! I'll admit to being slightly addicted to my TL, but every girl needs a vice. Follow me at @ParkerKincade.

Now my heartwarming story, Survivor, over at LL&L. Take some tissues with you. :)

Until next time...happy reading!


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hearts On Fire Giveaway Hop

It's Valentine's Day!!

Welcome to the Hearts On Fire Giveaway Hop. There are lots of great prizes in store for you - including an ebook copy of my latest release, One Night Stand - which I will be giving away to one lucky hopper. 

What fires you up about Valentine's Day? Is it the thought of your man bringing you flowers or chocolate? My husband doesn't bring me flowers or chocolates on Valentine's Day, as a rule. He does it throughout the year...when he thinks I'll least expect it. I get "Happy St. Patrick's Day" flowers and stout (I am Irish, after all) or "It's President's Day" candy. Don't judge. It's just what we do. 

Our tradition for Valentine's Day is lobster. Weird right? It's not what you'd expect for the holiday of love! My hubs doesn't even eat lobster, but he knows it's my favorite food. Therefore, every Valentine's Day, he takes me for lobster. One year, he even prepared it at home...but we won't talk about that today. 

So, now that it's Valentine's Day, I'll be looking forward to a lobster dinner, but there is more to be excited about today. And I'm not talking about sex. For once. I'm talking about the release of Victoria Danann's new book The Summoner's Tale! Check it out, along with the rest of the series! Then, we'll talk PRIZES!!

This is the third installment in a serial saga intended to be read in order.
DESCRIPTION: A secret society, a witch, a psychic, vampires, modern day knights, heroes, elves, fae, assassins from another dimension, and fairytales come together where emotions intersect. Two souls, joined by a mystical bond, separated by distance, must simultaneously struggle through pain and darkness in an ultimate confrontation with character and an ultimate struggle for life proving that true love waits patiently through lifetimes and finds courage to survive. Even in the strangest places. Even when you're least expecting it. Even when you're far, far from home.

Erotic quotient: A little steam. No menage. No BDSM.

 IMPORTANT: Black Swan Books 2 and 3 are available on exclusively as single titles. However, The Order of the Black Swan COLLECTED TALES, Books 1-3 will also be released on or around Feb. 14th in e-book everywhere.  This is the story as it was intended to be read - without interruption.
ISBN: 978-1-933320-70-0 All three books for $6.99. 

Book One - My Familiar Stranger: Romancing the Vampire Hunters (nominated for Reviewers Choice Best Paranormal Romance of 2012)   

Book Two - The Witch's Dream: A Love Letter to Paranormal Romance  

Book Three - A Summoner's Tale: The Vampire's Confessor  

Book Four - Moonlight: Big Bad Wolf  To release late Spring

For more information:

TWITTER: @vdanann

Author Bio: 

For the past fourteen years, Victoria has illustrated and authored Seasons of the Witch calendars and planners and written several non-fiction books on magickal arts. She lives in a town north of Houston known as The Woodlands even though the idea of the witch in the woods may be a cliché.

She owns 7th House Publishing and contributes to its enterprises. In addition to art and writing, she plays Classic Rock music (keys, rhythm guitar, vocals) and manages one of Houston's premier party bands. Married. Four children.


Now, about those prizes! There are so many, I don't know where to start! The grand prize list includes the following items:

1. Two Kindle Paperwhites  
2. Three sets of Black Swan: Books 1-3 paperbacks signed by Victoria Danann (1 and 2 being US only) 
3. Twenty sets of Black Swan: Books 1-3 e-books
4. $60 choice giftcard

Here is the Rafflecopter for the Grand Prize!
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Here on my blog, I'm giving away an eBook copy of my latest release, One Night Stand! Be sure to fill out the rafflecopter to win, then get to hopping! Thanks for playing with us and I wish everyone a very sexy Valentine's Day! 

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Heartbreaker Blog Hop

Welcome to the Heartbreaker Blog Hop! 

There are over 300 bloggers taking part in this awesome event so there are lots of great prizes to win for hopping with us. More on that later...cuz we have business to attend to first!

Valentine's Day is almost upon us. What better time to talk about the sexy heroes that we curl up with on the couch or take to bed with us every night. Actually, is there ever a bad time to talk about sexy heroes? Mmm, I think not.

My favorite heroes have always been a combination of heartthrob/heartbreaker. It's no secret that I'm a sucker for badass, hard-core, full-on, alpha males. All those tough, manly attributes only adds to the beauty of when they fuck up. And let's face it. They are going to fuck up. That's what makes him a heartbreaker! He's controlling, has a stubborn streak a mile wide, and fights against his feelings.

So, why on earth would we love him? Because, at some point, we know he's going to come through for us.

It's deliciously irresistible to see an alpha male grovel to the woman he loves. But, he can keep his flowers and candy. Save the dinner reservations. If an alpha male wants to make it up to me, he needs to prove how sorry he is. Perferably while naked.

Let's take my own Joe Sterling, hero from One Night Stand, into consideration. Motorcycle ridin', leather wearin', dirty talkin', former sniper - Joe has all the qualities I look for in a hero. That's the heartthrob part. So, how does he make it up to Amanda when he screws up? Hmm. Now...why would I tell you that when you can read it for yourself? *wicked grin*

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? 

I've included buy links at the end of this post, but now, happy hoppers, let's talk PRIZES!!!

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?
1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

In addition, here on my blog, I'll be giving away a copy of my newest release, One Night Stand, in eBook format, to one lucky commenter. 

So come on readers! I want to hear about your heartbreakers and heartthrobs!

Remember to fill out the rafflecopter and comment with your email address to be entered into the grand prize drawing! Then get to hopping!

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Charlene A. Wilson Talks Aphrodisiacs

Good morning my little monkeys! I have a special treat for you today. Romance author Charlene A. Wilson is here...and she's going to share some sexy morsels with you just in time for Valentine's Day! She may even have a surprise for you at the end!  :-) 

Take it away, Charlene!


Thank you for having me here today, Parker. I enjoy sharing my thoughts with others, and with the holiday for lovers just around the corner, I thought I’d share few tidbits that are sure to make that night a bit more special. *wink*

They’ve been around longer than anyone really knows and whether you believe they are what they are because of folk lore or science, they enhance intimacy just the same.

They’re aphrodisiacs.

My personal favorite happens to be cinnamon. It’s been shown to increase both physical and sexual appetite. But, when you rub cinnamon oil on your body, it produces a powerful sexual stimulation. Plus, I just like cinnamon, the smell, the taste, the feel... *smile*

Another favorite is honey. It’s been known as the nectar of Aphrodite. In medieval times, people drank mead (a fermented honey drink) to increase sexual desire, but honey is rich in B vitamins, the same vitamins needed for testosterone production.

Strawberries, Asparagus, Caviar, and Truffles are also foods that are high in vitamins that get that blood flowing, and for obvious reasons, legends have associated them with our physical make up, tying them to enhanced sexual experiences.

In my new release, One for Kami, food isn’t what pushes Kami’s buttons, though. It’s an unfortunate side-effect of her transfer to a different dimension. If only she hadn’t just left Ian behind and could have some privacy. Lol.


Voices surged and Kami clung to the illegible sounds.  A low groan rode alongside them.  The vocals ebbed from her mind.  Mute gray light drifted before her eyes, a flash of white, and then a haze.  Darkness covered her vision.  A sour pang caused her to lurch and she heaved, the voices clambering from a distance.  The back of her skull thudded against a hard surface.  Words broke between melodic and static riffs. 

“Kami, breathe.”

Another groan punctuated the din, so close she opened her eyes to find the source.  A woman’s profile came to view, a bright silver aura hazing the edges.  Her long arched nose and narrow chin set a shocking presentation to add to her crinkled eyes and white hair.  Her thin lips moved with a soft sound.  “Get that cleaned up before she sees it.”

The senior turned to her, and Kami’s focus zeroed in on her pale blue eyes.  Eerie yet kind, they held her attention.  Folds on the woman’s face deepened with her smile.  “Well, you made it.  You had us worried there.”

Kami blinked hard and swallowed, acid burning the back of her throat.  “What happened?”

“You were a little nervous during the transport, that’s all.”  The woman nodded to someone off to the side and Kami rolled her head to the side to see who it was.  The silver-blue aura stretched to the edge of a circular platform and she realized she lay on Ober’s transport base.

“Let’s get you sitting up.  It’ll clear your mind and help you focus.”  The escort slid her hand behind Kami’s neck.

As she pushed herself up, heat pulsed in her lower abs, spasms rushing through her core.  Her breath hitched and she leaned forward, pressing her arm along her hips until the sensations dulled.  A heavy sigh rushed from her lungs, causing the ache in her breasts to intensify.  She brushed her palm along her chest to relieve the sensitivity, but it sent chills down her spine.  A shutter clenched her stomach and the process started all over again.

God, this is awkward.  I need privacy here.

A chuckle rumbled to her left and she glanced at the man beyond the hazy stage.  His blond hair curled around his forehead and tapered to a band of shaved hair along the back of his head.  His white lab coat hung loose around his lanky shoulders.  A wide smile bloomed on his lips as he knelt beside her and held out a bottle of water.

His brown eyes sparkled with humor.  “You’ll be mighty sensitive in those regions for a while with the level of panic you emitted.  But that side effect will let up.”

She accepted the drink, a question on the tip of her tongue she didn’t want to voice.

“All of this affected your nerves,” he motioned to her private parts as if he had every right, “and those there are the most sensitive parts of a body.  I’d take you as my third right now just to enjoy the fallout.  Yes, sir, close the quota with a redheaded elite.”

Kami leaned away from him and his offensive comment.  That is wrong on so many levels.  How rude could one person get?

The woman pursed her lips into a little grin.  “This is Conrad.  I’m Coral.  We’ll show you around the city and get you acquainted with things before we let you roam on your own.  We can show you key areas to envision so you can sync and not have to deal with the vehicles they use here.  Horrid contraptions if you ask me.  Just remember to be hidden when you do so nobody sees you disappear.  Of course, we’ll be around should you need us during your stay.”  She motioned with her nod.  “Now, let’s get you off this Ober base and steady on your feet.”

Kami glanced at the platform.  “Sure glad this fog isn’t a lingering effect.”

Conrad’s cheery chuckle burst into laughter and he held out his hand to help her up.  She grumbled under her breath and with a glower accepted the offer.  His fingers slowly wrapped around hers and his thumb brushed along the top of her palm with light caresses.  The sensual touch sent a charge to her nipples and spasms to her core.  Her breath hitched, fire burning her cheeks and ears as she flush. 

Her gaze snapped to the glint in his eye.  The idiot did that on purpose!  She snatched her hand from his grasp.  “I think I’ll let Coral help me up.”

Another burst of mirth spit from Conrad and his hand flew to his mouth, stifling it into a sloppy snort.  He peeked at her through gleeful lids and turned his palm to her in an apologetic gesture.

Kami looked at Coral to find the woman’s lips pinched between her teeth, the corners fighting to keep a serious regard.

I have to deal with these people for a week?  She swore under her breath and slid from the platform, abandoning the bottled water.  Pushing herself to a stand, she steadied her feet and tugged at her blouse to regain any dignity she had left.

Coral’s head tilted to the side and her white waves brushed her cheek.  “Oh, Kami, I’m sorry, dear.”  

She pulled her into a hug.  “Things will settle down.”

Conrad sniffled and folded his arms across his chest, nodding with agreement as he calmed.

Her pale blue gaze sought Kami’s as she held her at arm’s length.  Brows pulling together, she whispered.  “You are still a Vella, correct?”

Kami hesitated, studying the lady’s demeanor.  What does being a maiden have to do with anything?  


“Then I suggest you keep a little distance between you and fellows while you’re here.  They’ll flock to you with that beautiful hair and those sweet blue eyes.  And you’ll find them hard to resist in your current state.”  She winked.  “Gotta save yourself for marriage, you know.”

Riotous cackles exploded and Conrad doubled over, staggering to catch his balance.

Kami’s mouth dropped open.  “God, give me a break!”  Shrugging out of Coral’s touch, she marched along the cobbled path toward the exit.  “I’ll find my own way around.”

As she gripped the doorknob, realization caused her to pause.  She glanced at her snickering guides.  

“Um...  Is my new boss a man or a woman?”

Conrad’s mirth rose to a new level and filled the arboretum.  She huffed and marched out the door, his snorts and cries following her until he choked on his own breath.


Get your copy of One for Kami at Amazon:

I’m celebrating the release of this Sweet Science Fiction Romance with a month long blog tour filled with sneak peeks and prizes—from Juicy Fruit (Kami’s favorite!), to a $10 Amazon gift card, to Kami’s Red Gloves (specially made for this event!). There are lots of ways to gain entries to win. All the info can be found at my blog, Charlene Blogs. But leave a comment here at Parker’s Blog and you’ll automatically be entered to win!

So, tell me, what’s your favorite aphrodisiac? 

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Thank you Charlene! It's been a pleasure having you today!

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About the Author
Charlene A. Wilson
Creating worlds where dreams become reality.

Charlene is an author of paranormal tales that take you away to other dimensions.  She weaves magic, lasting love, and intrigue to immerse you into the lives of her characters.

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