Sunday, December 29, 2013

Midnight Kiss Giveaway Hop!
Better late than never, right lovely hoppers?

My schedule got the better of me so my post is a little late, but there is still plenty of time to enter to win awesome prizes! But, more on that in a moment.

Right now, we are talking about kisses. I was lucky enough to get a few of my heroes into a room last summer to talk about kisses. Each man told me their favorite way to kiss, and I have to say, their answers are right up there on my "favorite kisses" list. I figured they deserved to be appreciated again for this year-end kiss-fest.

I spoke with Joe, Caleb, Garrett, and Devlin. So, in case you missed it, here is how our discussion went about kissing:

Joe Sterling (One Night Stand): I’m partial to the lingering kiss. I go in slow and easy, brushing my lips against hers. I can feel her breath as her lips part, ever so slightly, in invitation. I tease her lower lip with my tongue, draw it into my mouth for a taste. Then another. And another. I ease my tongue past her lips and … wait. Are we supposed to describe what we’re doing with our hands at this point? 

Caleb Martin (Shadow of Sin): Please don’t. 

Parker: You guys are gonna kill me, I can tell already. We’ll take pity on Caleb, since Joe is married to his sister, and move on. Okay Devlin, you’re next. 

Joe: I don’t get to finish? 

Caleb: No. 

Joe: I’d rather do it than talk about it anyway. 

Parker: I’m sure you’ll get some volunteers. Now both of you, shush. It’s Devlin’s turn. 

Devlin (Lucky's Charms): I like a passionate kiss. Her back up against the wall, arms pinned over her head. I take her kiss without apology, pushing my tongue past her lips until her sweet flavor drenches my tongue. My body pressed against hers, I devour her mouth like I’ll devour the rest of her. *sits back and grins* One lick at a time. 

Parker: Nice. You can practice that on me later. Garrett? Your turn. 

Garrett Donovan (Spring Training): There’s nothing better than curling up on the couch on a lazy afternoon and making out like teenagers. Her lips are the reward, until we get naked that is, so I want to take my time getting there. There’s more to kissing than lips on lips. I love a woman’s jaw line. Teasing her soft flesh with the stubble on my cheeks, tracing my tongue along her ear to the sensitive spot behind. I kiss her eyelids, her cheeks, before finally, taking her lips – gently at first then harder as things heat up. Then … you never answered the hands question. Do you want to know what I’d do with my hands? 

Parker: God, no. No hands. I don’t need anything else to add to the visual. I didn’t expect you guys to be so, um, descriptive. We’re running out of time. Caleb? 

Caleb: Hmm, I’m not sure I have a favorite way to kiss. I can go real slow and leisurely-like, as if I have all the time in the world to enjoy the pleasures of her neck, her mouth, and later, the rest of her. Or I can claim her mouth hot and fast, my hand fisted in her hair … oops. No hands, right? 

Parker: Annnnnnnnd, we are done. I knew they’d try to make me crazy, so while they sit here and watch a ball game, I’m going to take a cold shower.

There are some awesome prizes offered for this hop! 

$25 Book Voucher for Liquid Silver Books  

As for me, I'm giving away an ebook copy of my latest release, Shadow of Sin - from the award-winning Martin Family series. You must comment and leave your email address to be eligible to win! This goes for the grand prize too! :) Get to hoppin' and I wish you all sexy kisses this New Years Eve!

A man determined to protect her…
Caleb Martin is no stranger to hazardous situations. He's seen enough bloodshed to last two lifetimes. When an innocent evening takes a dangerous turn, Caleb takes matters into his own hands. If she wants his help, it’s his rules, his way. Period.

A woman who won’t be controlled…
When it comes to relationships, Samantha keeps things casual, unassuming. Safe. Caleb Martin is far from safe. His ‘my way or the highway’ attitude pushes all the wrong buttons, and she’d sworn no man would have that kind of power over her again.

A hunger that won’t be denied…
Protecting Samantha from the man that stalks her shouldn't test his patience—or his control—but her smart mouth and hot Irish temper stoke the fuel of his desire. She is pure sin—a distraction he doesn’t need, a temptation he can’t resist.

Despite their animosity, Caleb has starred in her fantasies for years. His ruthless sensuality proves to be more potent than she ever imagined. As Caleb masters her body, Samantha must keep a tight grip her heart.


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Spotlight: Unmasking the Wolf by Christy Gissendaner

Today, I am thrilled to showcase my blog sister and friend, Christy Gissendaner, and her new release Unmasking the Wolf.

Happy reading!

Unmasking the Wolf

Christy Gissendaner

Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Taliesin Publishing

Number of pages: 130

Word Count: 43,898

Book Description

Gina Moretti is determined to escape her rural home of Clinton, Indiana, a place where wolves have met, married, and mated for generations. As the only daughter of the alpha, she’s lived her entire life under her father’s rule. No way is she ready to find a mate until she’s experienced more of the world. Against her family’s wishes, she goes to Boston where her scientist cousin, Dominic, has offered to give her a place to stay. She stumbles, quite literally, into her cousin’s gorgeous boss.

Lucas Mason, a Southern boy turned self-made millionaire, rose above his poverty stricken childhood and now enjoys a life of luxury in Boston. To honor his murdered sister, he hires her lab partner to continue their research. His employee, Dominic Moretti, is on the brink of creating a method to combat the scent of a wolf when his country cousin breezes in. Luke knows in an instant that Gina is his mate. The only problem is…she doesn’t even realize he’s a wolf. 

As Luke and Dominic get closer to medical trials, an unknown enemy becomes determined to stop them…at any cost. Can Luke discover his foe in time to protect his research…and his mate? And what will happen when Gina finds out he’s not quite as human as he’s led her to believe?


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 Short Excerpt
         “Ahhh,” she cried out as she tumbled toward the floor. A pair of strong arms clamped around her and jerked her back to her feet. Embarrassed beyond belief, her cheeks flamed with the knowledge she’d just made a fool of herself. In front of Dominic’s boss, no less. It didn’t take a brain scientist to realize the handsome, make that extremely handsome, man before her was Luke Mason.

         He was sex-on-a-platter hot. Chiseled cheekbones, firm jaw, unbelievably straight nose, and a teensy weensy dimple in the center of his chin. This man was a living, breathing Greek god.

         “Are you okay?” Piercing green eyes locked with hers as Luke’s grip on her arms slowly loosened.

         Gina felt a jolt in the pit of her stomach. Despite Dominic’s warning to blend in, she sniffed the air. She had to. Something about this man called to her animal nature. But there was nothing. Not a trace of the wolf scent. Despite his unbelievable height and incredible physique, only the scent of sandalwood and spice came to her. Disappointment swamped her. He was human.

         Luke continued to watch her. Gina knew he waited for her to speak, but her tongue refused to budge. She’d known he would be good-looking, but the newspaper article hadn’t done him full justice. Instead of a suit, he wore casual jeans and a dark blazer. He had the sort of hair that would curl in the rain. She didn’t know how she knew it. She just did. The golden-brown waves were delightfully rumpled in the middle of his head, as if he’d just risen from bed.

         Gina gave a tiny moan at the thought of him rising naked from the sheets. He would be gloriously golden, with a tight belly and even tighter buttocks. Physical need rocked her to the core. What was up with lusting after a human? Was it merely the fact he was every woman’s wet dream, or something more?

         His sensual lips curved into a sexy smile as he scrubbed a hand over his belly. “Hell of sharp elbow you have there.”

         “Oh God, I’m so sorry.” Gina wanted to sink through the floor. Why was she always such a klutz?

         “Don’t worry about it.” He drawled in a soft, slow tone.

         She’d read he was originally from Jackson, Mississippi. The Southern accent was unbelievably sexy, but not nearly as sexy as the man himself. His face was a mixture of Hollywood leading man and mixed martial arts fighter. He was gorgeous, yet hard. She could easily visualize him serenading a woman one moment, and then fighting to protect her next.

About the Author:
Christy Gissendaner is a romantic comedy author and believes that laughter and love should go hand in hand.

Christy lives in Alabama with her husband and three sons. She’s always hard at work on her next novel, but in her spare time she loves blackjack, karaoke, and anything resembling a vacation!

To find out more, please visit

Friday, December 13, 2013

Spotlight: Monette Michaels/Rae Morgan

Happy Friday the 13th, naughty readers! I have the distinct pleasure of showcasing one of my favorite people today. Moni's Coven of the Wolf series has gotten a makeover - and take a look at these sexy new covers! What's between those covers is pretty awesome too. Be sure to get them while they are on sale for the holidays!

Happy reading,


Destiny's Magick, Book 1

Drake Morgan is a witch. He is also the leader of the largest and most powerful coven in the United States. As he fights enemies, both without and within, he continues his search for the one woman, his complement, who can help him protect his people from the dark machinations of a twisted follower of chaos magick. 

Since her move to Chicago to take possession of her inheritance from her grandmother, Rhea Brown has heard strange voices and experienced phenomena that can not be explained away in a rational manner. Her cynical lawyer's mind tells her she is over-stressed and imagining things. When a dark-haired lover starts visiting her in her dreams, both sleeping and waking, she learns that magick can be real.

Moon Magick, Book 2
The Summer Solstice draws near. Soon the line between dark and light, evil and good, will be at its thinnest. 

For many weeks, Coven of the Wolf witch Brenna Lindsay has sensed evil spreading its foul roots in her little Southern Indiana community. She notifies Drake Morgan, the Coven leader, and he sends Boris and Igor, the twin shape shifters to investigate. 

On the night of the Litha ritual, Brenna performs a scrying. She foresees death - - and her future mate. That same evening the first death occurs. 

Sheriff Ty Buchanan is the man in Brenna's vision. Her warrior complement. He left the big city to find a peaceful life in the country. Yet, he hasn't totally escaped his violent past. The malignancy threatening his new home is a continuation of it. And now the stakes are higher - - for the evil endangers the woman who is meant to be his.

Treading the Labyrinth, Book 3

Shape shifter Igor Petrov flees to the mountains of eastern Tennessee to lick his emotional wounds after losing the woman he cared for to another man. In the untamed wilderness, he finds more than he bargained for--he finds Selena Jones.

Selena, a talented shaman, moves to Bear Hollow, Tennessee to heal and put her life back together after a terrifying experience with a madman. She isn’t ready for an alpha-male like Igor to enter her life, but finds herself turning to him when the evil in her past strikes again.

Boris Petrov arrives in the Smokies to help his brother protect Selena and finds the woman destined to be his mate--except she wants nothing to do with him--or magick.

Two men. Two women. Fated mates. Evil, fear and confusion block the path to their futures. Will love conquer all?

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About the Author:

Rae Morgan is the pen name for a multi-published author of suspense/thrillers. She's been married to the love of her life for far longer than she cares to remember. Her home is in Central Indiana. She also writes as Monette Michaels.
Visit both Rae and Monette at

Monday, December 9, 2013

Shadow of Sin - Giveaway Tour!

Happy Monday naughty readers! Today marks the start of the giveaway tour for Shadow of Sin, and because I love you all so much, I'll be giving away a Nook Simple Touch. But, that's not all. What's a new Nook without something to read? I'll also be providing an ePub version of One Night Stand, so the winner can experience The Martin Family from the very beginning!

Below is the schedule for the tour - along with the Rafflecopter to enter! Enter here, then follow the tour for more opportunities to win! I'll be lurking, so leave me a comment, ask me a question, or talk amongst yourselves! Most of all - have fun and happy reading!


December 9th
Sarah's Bookshelf 

Books and Their Worldly Real

December 10th
Deal Sharing Aunt 

December 11th
Sinfully Tasty Reads  

December 12th
Camisado Mind

Love, Lust and Laptops 

December 13th
Kaidans Seduction

December 16th
Busy Moms Book Reviews  

December 17th
Mythical Books  

December 18th
Tanya’s Book Nook

December 19th
Lustful Literature 

December 20th
Book Bliss

Mandy Harbin's Blog   
Good Choice Reading

  a Rafflecopter giveaway