Friday, February 24, 2012

Show me the Romance

FLIRTING WITH LOVE:
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE ROMANCE
BLOG HOP TOUR (FEB 24-26)


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When I tell people I write Erotic Romance most think I write pure smut, that its the same thing as Erotica. And for me nothing could be farther then the truth. Erotica is a story based solely for the purpose of SEX. Nothing wrong with that. But that isn't what I write.  Well that isn't all I write :)


For me I write stories with a strong Romantic Elements. Stories that involve sex...yes. But that if you removed the sex from the book you would still have a love story at the heart of it. To me you should be able to by pass the sex scenes if you want too (though why would you want too TEE HEE) and still have a deep meaningful relationship in the book. That to me is what Erotic Romance is about. It's spicer Romance.

Because like food we all like our romance at different heats. Some like is sweet with the sugar on top, some like its spiced up with hot peppers. And sometimes we like to mix it up.

*****Okay now contest time. *****
I am giving away one copy of any one of my books. You make take your pick at my Musa Book Page or My book at Decadent Publishing.  Comment here Telling me your heat level and which book you would like to win and follow me here and friend me on facebook.


Sometimes Love comes in a package we least expect to find it in.

Tony Sherman may be a modern day Adonis and a well-known ladies' man, but hiding beneath his carefree, playboy persona is a man who knows how to be discreet. He keeps his desire to protect all those he loves from being seen by anyone, particularly his family. Fate intervenes when he uses his charm to beg a favor from a co-worker, a women as unaffected by his charisma as she is by his looks.

Haven Pelletier is anything but the kind of woman usually found on Tony's arm or in his bed. She's mousy and rubenesque, unmoved by his Adonis appearance. But when circumstances bring them together, she sees right through his tarnished armor—to the true man underneath.
As Haven learns more about Tony, she discovers a man who might just steal her heart if she lets him. Can Tony be the knight in shining armor Haven needs? Or will the secrets in his past keep them both from finding happiness?


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Monday, February 20, 2012

My Muse Is On Strike by Clarissa Yip


Sometimes life throws curveballs.

I’m sure you’ve heard that phrase many times. I guess that’s the mood I’m in at the moment. I’m sitting here, getting ready to write my next big bestseller but no words come to mind. My brain is blank. My muse is on strike and my creativity feels stifled.

Every writer goes through such stage. Is it writer’s block? Your muse being difficult? Overwhelmed by life in general?

It could be all of these things. I thought maybe I could just sit and watch some TV or get some other work done like answer emails and do some promotional work, but what if no ideas come to mind? Wait, what if I never write another word because my well has dried up?

Stop thinking so negative!

I’m determined to get through this. I’m a writer. An author. I tell stories. I inhale coffee and tickle my muse when the time calls for it…like now. But is she still not cooperating? Are you still feeling lost?

Get out of your funk!

Seriously, just start writing crap. Every story starts as such because after revisions and edits, you’ll end up changing the whole book anyway. How do I do it?

I mope. Lol. I know, not something you want to hear, but I will sit here and mope and brood until my brain starts to function and force life into my muse. I’ll sit here and write until I get a certain amount done, not caring that most likely I’ll have to delete the majority of it, but it’s a start.

I’ll meditate, listen to music, do random things like walk up and down the stairs, stare out the window…just force my creativity to breathe. Okay, sometimes I take 3-4 showers a day because I tend to think better in the shower, but it’s different for everyone.

So, tell me. How do you get your muse to start running?





Clarissa Yip

Author




Tempting a Prince
Blurb:
Sarah Westfall is on a mission. Living the mundane life of a near spinster school teacher and sick of her parents throwing eligible men at her, she is determined to get over her crush on her best friend’s brother. She wants a prince and wouldn’t settle for less. What better way than a 1Night Stand?

Evan Hunt needs to figure out his enemy’s game plan. Chasing his nemesis to Las Vegas and signing up for Madame Eve’s service and masquerade, he never expected the woman he’s desired for years to appear before him…as his princess.

When their attraction fires the night, the inevitable happens. Her prince isn’t as charming as she’s hoped, but he does save her from trouble. Would he be willing to fulfill her fantasies also?

Excerpt:
Ryder nudged Evan in the arm. “Yo.”
“What?” He couldn’t keep the annoyance out of his tone. He’d searched the room and no McCormick. Was this a joke? Had his informant lied to him?
“Think I spot your date.”
Evan turned to where Ryder pointed. His breath hitched at the sight before him. No more than twenty feet away, his princess stood with her back turned. Her shimmery white gown hugged her loving curves like a glove. The chandelier above formed a golden hue around her lush figure. Her smooth, milky skin glowed in the light, and his mouth watered as his gaze trailed from the bottom up to her slim hips to the bare expanse of her back. He took in the thick blonde curls on top of her head and the sparkle of her crown. Definitely his princess.
Heat rushed through him. Desire struck, blood pooled in his groin. 
“You lucky bastard. My date better be as hot as her.”
He barely heard Ryder. All thoughts flew out of his mind. He couldn’t draw his attention from the woman. His feet involuntarily moved forward. His pulse sped as he got closer. When he stood right behind her, he studied her closely. She looked out into the crowd as if searching for someone. He noted the smoothness of her skin, the delicate curve of her earlobe, the gracefulness of her neck. His fingers itched to touch her. He smelled peaches and drew in a deeper breath, her perfume permeating his senses. An alarm sounded in his head. Something familiar about her, but he couldn’t pin it down. He didn’t care. One thing was for sure: he wanted her.
“Princess.”
His date whipped around. Her mouth fell open and her violet eyes widened in shock.
Recognition struck like a fist pummeling his chest.
“Sarah?” His voice actually squeaked.



Silent Night’s Seduction
Blurb:
Stubborn and proud cowgirl, Lily McCormick, is finally coming to terms with her quiet life on her parent’s ranch, until her older brother, as payback, signs her up for 1NightStand. Kidnapped and forced onto a plane to a foreign location, she faces the dreaded cold and an unwanted tryst, until her ex-husband appears before her…as her date.

New York City District Attorney, Rafe Martinez, would do anything to get his ex-wife back, even if it meant taking drastic measures to pretend he was there for another woman. When jealousy and rage surfaces and Lily’s tough demeanor wanes, desire and lust sparks their once powerful connection as truths unfold. Will Rafe convince her to return to him or push her further away from giving their love a second chance?

Excerpt:
A curse erupted into the room. “You came here for a one-night stand?”
The rage in her tone lightened his heart. If she could be angry with him then she must care for him still. Pouring himself a drink, he took his time answering. “Actually, more than that.” He turned around. “It’s three days before Christmas. I hope to spend the whole time with my date and escort her to the ball on Christmas Eve.”
Lily’s mouth dropped open then closed. “Well, good for you. But let me ask you, where is your date?”
Rafe frowned. “You know, that’s a good question. Why and how are you in my room?”
“This is my room!”
He stilled, praying she wouldn’t see through him. “That can’t be. I specifically requested a brunette as my date.”
Lily sputtered. “You—you cad!”
“This must be a mistake.” He went over to the chair he’d occupied earlier and pulled his phone out of his coat pocket. “I’ll email Madame Eve and get this straightened out. Worse comes to worst, you can go request a different room.”
An outraged gasp sounded behind him. “Why do I have to be the one to leave?”
He whirled around and gave her what he hoped was a convincing bewildered look. “Unless…you’re my date?”
She paused. “Hell no.”



One Chance
Blurb:
Shy tomboy Jenna Faulkner has been in love her whole life—with her best friend. Except he’s marrying the wrong woman, and he doesn’t know it yet. But she’s determined to save him.
Instead of the normal bachelor party, Jenna decides to throw a different type of gathering…with just her. Alone. Will Cade finally come to his senses and see Jenna for more than a friend, or has she ruined their friendship once and for all?

Excerpt:
“As I said earlier, you can't marry her.”
“Why not?” A flicker of alarm flashed across his face. He shifted in his seat. His gaze trailed over her from head to toe, and she watched him swallow hard. It was the first time she’d ever seen him nervous in her presence. Her eyes immediately dropped to his lap.
The sight of the slight bulge made her breath hitch. Heat shimmied down her spine. Her nipples tightened under her coat, and an ache formed between her legs. She smiled, a sudden confidence returning to her.  
“Jenna.” His husky voice sent a shiver over her skin.
It was the courage she needed.
Moving forward until she stood between his legs, she stared down at him.
“What are you doing?” His eyes darkened as if with fear yet his body told her otherwise.
The coat slipped off her shoulders.
“Fulfilling a dream.”


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Musa Books I love :)

Welcome to my stop and thank you so much for hopping.



I am Dominique Eastwick and I write Romance with Spice. My stories are always about the romance in the end everything else is just as they say icing on the cake :)

The books I love from Musa are Downsizing W. Soliman and Dudleytown LB Gregg.

Downsizing is one of those books that when I first read the blurb I wanted to read it. Once I started I couldn't put it Down I was completely pulled into the world of Max and Noah. Max was once the overweight bright girl no one noticed and Noah was the town stud. But they both saw the best in each other until one mistake on Noah's part alters their lives forever.

 I love second chance stories any way and this one is one that had me crying. Any book that brings an emotionally response where I cry and Cheer out loud is one I keep to read again. This is true Women's Literature with a romantic theme to it. Big Ole Thumbs up :)  Buy a copy Click here


The Second Book I love is Dudleytown by LB Gregg she is a true story teller like very fer I have ever read. She draws you and and makes you see the side of the characters you rarely see. She writes in first person which in most other authors I can't stand but with her I can't imagine her stories being any other way. Dudleytown is a little darker then the others by her I have read but still a great read and very suspenseful. If you are looking for a good M/M read that is about the romance not the sex YOU MUST CHECK OUT HER Books.  Did I mention Must.

Buy a copy Click here

Next on my TBR list is
Hard Bargain by Grace Wen



*****Okay now contest time. *****
I am giving away one copy of any one of my books. You make take your pick at my Musa Book Page.  Comment here which book you would like to win and follow me here and friend me on facebook.

My personal favorite book of mine would have to be Tony's Haven. (please don't tell Tony his head is too big as it is :)

Sometimes Love comes in a package we least expect to find it in.

Tony Sherman may be a modern day Adonis and a well-known ladies' man, but hiding beneath his carefree, playboy persona is a man who knows how to be discreet. He keeps his desire to protect all those he loves from being seen by anyone, particularly his family. Fate intervenes when he uses his charm to beg a favor from a co-worker, a women as unaffected by his charisma as she is by his looks.

Haven Pelletier is anything but the kind of woman usually found on Tony's arm or in his bed. She's mousy and rubenesque, unmoved by his Adonis appearance. But when circumstances bring them together, she sees right through his tarnished armor—to the true man underneath.
As Haven learns more about Tony, she discovers a man who might just steal her heart if she lets him. Can Tony be the knight in shining armor Haven needs? Or will the secrets in his past keep them both from finding happiness?


And DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE FREE READS at MUSA PUBLISHING

To get your free copy click here.



Thank you for coming by and please continue Hopping to the other Musa Author sites along the way for more chances to win. :)

You can also find me at my website, Twitter @dominieastwick, and facebook.



Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Free Read from Musa Publishing

Free Short Story Read
Now available at Musa Publishing.

Seven Minutes in Heaven
FREE FREE FREE


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Don't forget the grab the other two free reads while you are there.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Not all Pirates are Sexy...

Dear Ebook Pirates,   

Not all Pirates are sexy.

I am not flattered you are downloading my stolen books for free. I do not get a great big advance and I count every penny my book sales give me. You would not steal a paperback off the shelf so why do you think it's okay to steal my pdf.

I have spent all morning requesting my books be removed from your sites, and yes my time is precious. And now the count is over 10000 of my books being downloaded for free. And don't tell me those people wouldn't have paid anyway. If they didn't want to pay for the book they shouldn't have stolen it. And if they can afford the computer, nook, kindle they need to read it on they can afford the 2.99 if cost to buy my book.

Thank you
Dominique

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

TOP 5 Signs That He’s In Love with You By Shadonna Richards




Hi, everyone!
I’m Shadonna, author of An Unexpected Bride, a romantic comedy about Emma Wiggins who is about to marry her heart-stopping, gorgeous boss, CEO Evan Fletcher in seven days. Only he doesn’t know about it yet!

Since An Unexpected Bride centers around the theme of love and companionship, I thought I’d compile a list of the top five ways you can tell that he’s in love with you. And only you. Check this list out (it’s in no particular order):

  1. When he can’t stop thinking about you and he’s talking about you all the time to his friends.
  2. He wants to know all about you, your interests, what you’re thinking, and about the stuff you care about.
  3. He feels that you are both on the same wavelength. You like the same things, enjoy the same experiences and the chemistry between both of you is out of this world. He prefers to spend most of his time with you and will gladly cancel other engagements.
  4. He doesn’t look at other women when he’s out with you. He won’t even turn his head an inch to glance at an attractive woman walking by because he’s so into you.
  5. He totally forgot his ex. Never mentions her name. You’re his number one woman now! The pain of the past is nothing compared to the pleasure of the future—with you.


Hope you enjoyed the list as much as I enjoyed compiling it. I thought I’d also leave you with a synopsis of An Unexpected Bride. Enjoy.

Desperate to fulfill her ailing grandfather’s last wish to see her settle down and get married, Emma Wiggins, a 30-year-old, career-focused executive tells him a little white lie on his deathbed that she is in fact engaged--to her boss, deliciously handsome and emotionally unavailable, Evan Fletcher.
The situation takes an unexpected turn when her grandfather's condition improves slightly and to her shock, he goes ahead and arranges a wedding ceremony at his hospital bedside before he passes on. Now, all Emma has to do is convince unsuspecting, commitment-phobic Evan to tie the knot with her in seven days. Can love blossom in the most unlikely situation?