Monthly Archives: October 2012

Wicked Romance Blog Hop Winner!!!!

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT:  I will admit that I didn’t use Random.org for this one.  I had my son pick a name from a hat and JanD at bituin76@… won!  She has been contacted.  Thank you for coming by and entering.  If you have not started the Wicked Lover series…you are seriously missing out.  :)

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Sharing My Favorite Read Giveaway Hop was organized by Reading Romances!

 My book that I have choosen to give away is Wicked Ties by Shayla Black. Its an oldie but a goodie. This one book introduced me to some wicked bedroom scenes and to an author that is still an auto buy for me. I picked up Wicked Ties at Half Price Books because I liked the cover. Don’t judge. Well, once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. I quickly went back to Half Price Books and picked up the next one. My addiction to this series hasn’t stopped. If I ever was in the same room as Ms. Black, I would probably faint at her feet. She brought me into a world that, at that point in my life, I didn’t know exist. Wow, just wow. Here is the cover and blurb for your enjoyment.

When a stalker ratchets up his attempts to get to her, cable sex talk show host Morgan O’Malley turns to Jack Cole-a self-proclaimed dominant- for help. Though Jack is a bodyguard, Morgan feels anything but safe in his presence. Because slowly and seductively, Jack is bringing her deepest fantasies to the surface. And when he bends her to his will, what’s more shocking than her surrender is how much she enjoys it and how she starts to crave his masterful touch. A willing player in Jack’s games, Morgan knows that his motives aren’t pure. But she has no idea how personal they are.

What you can win here: One ebook copy or print copy of Wicked Ties

Number of winners: 1

Open to (INT, US or US/CAN): US/CAN

How to enter: Leave a comment with an email

Hop and enter the other giveaways!

Links to other blogs on the hop

WIP – The Next Big Thing Questions

When Stormie Kent emailed me and asked me to participate I said, sure why not.  Then I had to really think about which WIP to use.  Here are my answers for Angel in the House.  Enjoy!

Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big
Thing:

What is your working title of your book?  Angel in the House

Where did the idea come from for the book?  Not sure, really.  I’ve been working on this story off and on for about a year.  I wrote it with my friend Kim in mind.

What genre does your book fall under?  Romantic suspense with paranormal elements

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?  Don’t laugh and don’t judge…Andrew Dice Clay (when he was younger) for Tony and for Kim, I’m not sure but if I had to pick… Reece Witherspoon.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?  With the help of an angel with a past, a woman learns to live and love again.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?  Hoping to sub it to Love Inspired Suspense

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?  A year and I’m now in critique mode.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?  Marta Perry

Who or what inspired you to write this book?  My friend Kim.  It was a dare to see if I could write a paranormal and it just took off from there.  :)

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?  This story was intended to be a serial on the blog but as people started reading it, they wanted a book, not a serial.  Plus it was supposed to be spicy.  I was approached by a couple of authors to take the sex out (gasp) and write it with more of a romantic suspense with kisses and it just works.  Don’t ask me why but it just does.  Its a story about redemption, unconditional love and a second chance at life. 

Follow along with Stormie…

Stormie’s Link

Wicked Romance Blog Hop

sign up wicked romances giveaway hop

Sharing My Favorite Read Giveaway Hop was organized by Reading Romances!

 My book that I have choosen to give away is Wicked Ties by Shayla Black. Its an oldie but a goodie. This one book introduced me to some wicked bedroom scenes and to an author that is still an auto buy for me. I picked up Wicked Ties at Half Price Books because I liked the cover. Don’t judge. Well, once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. I quickly went back to Half Price Books and picked up the next one. My addiction to this series hasn’t stopped. If I ever was in the same room as Ms. Black, I would probably faint at her feet. She brought me into a world that, at that point in my life, I didn’t know exist. Wow, just wow. Here is the cover and blurb for your enjoyment.

When a stalker ratchets up his attempts to get to her, cable sex talk show host Morgan O’Malley turns to Jack Cole-a self-proclaimed dominant- for help. Though Jack is a bodyguard, Morgan feels anything but safe in his presence. Because slowly and seductively, Jack is bringing her deepest fantasies to the surface. And when he bends her to his will, what’s more shocking than her surrender is how much she enjoys it and how she starts to crave his masterful touch. A willing player in Jack’s games, Morgan knows that his motives aren’t pure. But she has no idea how personal they are.

What you can win here: One ebook copy or print copy of Wicked Ties

Number of winners: 1

Open to (INT, US or US/CAN): US/CAN

How to enter: Leave a comment with an email

Hop and enter the other giveaways!

Links to other blogs on the hop

Cover Reveal

My first cover! I’m excited…can you tell?

Should release in December…

Hot in Handcuffs Blog Tour-Giveaway

I’m excitd about this blog hop. I can finally reveal a little bit about my story that is coming out soon. The book is tenantively titled, The Couple. There are some light BDSM elements in it and the use of silk ropes are involved.

When I researched the different types of knots that cowboys use, I didn’t realize how many there are that they use. Trying to figure out what type my cowboy would use in the bedroom and the barn was tricky. Plus, I had to make sure that the knot used, wouldn’t hurt the heroine in anyway. Again…wow!

Just Google cowboy knots and you will know what I had to go through.

Here is a snippet from my story using the knot. Enjoy.

He pulled back and lifted the silk ropes until he knew they were in her line of vision. Her eyes widened and a small cry left her lips.

“You have given me no choice but to tie you to the bed.”

Silk rope in hand, he moved up next to her head reaching for both of her hands and tied them to the pine spoke in a bowline knot. She could move but not easily. Her legs remained untied but those would be next.

Pleased with his handiwork, he moved back between her thighs leaning over her so they were face to face. “Sweetheart, if you think that I’m going to let you come anytime soon, you are sadly mistaken. I plan on wringing as much pleasure out of you as I can.”
I know, right? I didn’t go the BDSM route with the rope, I went the cowboy way. Rope is a cowboy’s handcuffs. Rope is always around, easy to use and as more give so the person tied up doesn’t get hurt.

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my little snippet. Good luck with the giveaway and don’t forget to follow the blog for the rest of the week. :) The links are at the bottom.

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Debut Novel – Hard Core by Jennifer Lowery Giveaway/Guest Post/Excerpt


Hi Harlie and all you fabulous readers out there *waves* Thank you so much for having me today! My debut book, Hard Core, released this week so I’m very excited to be here! Thank you so much for sharing it with me!!

In honor of my release I am offering a copy of my debut romantic suspense, Hard Core, in either ebook format or signed print copy to one lucky commenter so please leave me a comment with your EMAIL and gift choice to be entered to win!!

Writing is a solitary career. As writers we lock ourselves away in an office for hours upon hours and escape into foreign lands with people we are learning to know. It’s a wonderful job and I love it, but sometimes it gets lonely being alone all the time with no one to talk to but fictional characters. Which is why I have certain things that motivate me!

The first thing on the list is my characters! Without them I’d have no story, no reason to write, nothing to write about. I love going on their adventure and meeting them, discovering their journey to happy ever after with them.

Second would have to be the setting. I love to research new settings! Dream of these exotic places my characters will travel and hope to someday travel there myself 

Third would be chocolate! LOL. Yep, gotta have chocolate. It’s a great motivator! I always have a special bowl of chocolates in my office.

Oh, and can’t forget music. I often listen to music when I write and have playlists for each book. The playlist depends on the story. I mostly listen to rock (Octane is my favorite station). But I do have some classic rock and pop. Like I said, depends on the story.

How about you? Do you have anything that motivates you when you write? Or even when you read? A special candle or chair or music? I’d love to hear from you!

Thanks so much for having me today, Harlie!! I just want to send out a big THANK YOU to all my readers out there! Without you I wouldn’t be here. My wish is to one day meet each and every one of you so I can personally thank you for your generosity and support!

All my best,
Jennifer

Hard Core/Romantic Suspense
Blurb:
Tag: He takes lives. She saves them.

A supposedly hassle-free job for mercenary Cristian Slade becomes a mission of mercy when he saves a life instead of taking one. Slade’s new mission might be his most dangerous yet, because the danger is to his heart.

Tragedy has sent esteemed surgeon Alana O’Grady to a remote a remote Nicaraguan island where she immerses herself in the lives of a native American tribe, using her talents for goodwill instead of wealth and prestige. But life turns upside down when her work requires she protect a rugged mercenary who commands her attention when she’s awake and dominates her dreams while she sleeps.

Doctoring Cristian puts her entire tribe in danger from the man who’s hunting him. Is it her professional oath or her unprofessional attraction to him keeping her from sending him away to heal on his own? Alana’s fire warms Cristian’s heart, but he’s a hardened assassin and has no business falling for someone like her. Can they fight hard enough to keep what they might have together?

Content Warning: Sexual content.

Excerpt:

Prepared to start an IV, she picked up a needle. She had it in position when his other arm shot out and he clamped her wrist in a bone-crushing grip. Startled, she met his panicked gaze.
“I said no needles.”

Her heart banged against her ribcage as she let the needle slip out of her hand. It hit the floor with a small ting. Alana opened her hands in surrender, her patient’s fingers digging into her flesh. For a man half-dead, he had amazing strength.

“Okay,” she said to placate him. “Relax, I don’t have it anymore. It’s your choice, but I recommend you let me start an IV for meds.”

“No. Just fix me.”

Alana pinned him with a no nonsense stare. “I’m not impressed with Superman heroics.”

Face pale and drawn, he said gruffly, “I’m not Superman. Learned not to trust people with needles.”

Her fingers were going numb. “If I remove the bullet without pain medication or anesthetic, you’re going to be sorry.”

He studied her. “You’re really a doctor?”

Alana bristled. “Technically, yes.”

“Technically?”

She didn’t have time to explain herself with the amount of blood seeping from his gunshot wound. “I went to med school. You can let go of my arm now. I won’t use any needles.”
He looked down and immediately released his grip. She rubbed her wrist to soothe away the ache. “Can I get to work now, or do you want to question me more about my credentials while you bleed to death? I don’t have a blood bank, so you’re screwed if you lose too much.”

Her blunt statement received a curt nod. She normally didn’t talk to her patients like that. Her patients didn’t normally countermand her either.

“Do it,” he said.

“Without anesthetics?”

“I don’t need them. Just get it over with.”

Stubborn, stupid, or both? Insane, yes, but there wasn’t time to argue with him.

“Okay. The offer stands if you change your mind.”

“I won’t.”

She doubted that, but didn’t comment. Instead, wiped her forehead with her forearm, and picked up gauze pads to clean the wound.

“Here goes,” she warned and dabbed his skin.

Her patient didn’t move or even wince as she cleaned the angry wound. Either he had a will of steel or he’d passed out again. Hopefully, the latter. Sweat rolled down her back as she finished cleansing the area around the bullet entry. Red flesh puckered with the first signs of infection. In this environment infection was guaranteed.
With a steady hand that would have made her father proud, she picked up her instruments and took a deep breath.

“You still with me?”

He murmured a response, turning his head slightly so he could see her. The stark beauty of his profile, despite the bruises, struck her again. The lines of his face were chiseled, unforgiving. The kind of man she’d glance at twice if she passed him on the street.

A man associated with a criminal.

“Still here, Doc. What are you waiting for?” Husky with pain, his deep voice brought her out of her thoughts.

She gave herself a mental shake. “Want something to bite down on?”

A small, wry smile touched his lips and his lids closed. “You won’t hear a peep out of me. Just fix me, Doc.”

“I can hit you so you’ll sleep through it,” she muttered.

That drew a low chuckle from him. She didn’t expect him to have a sense of humor. He seemed too…hard. His chuckle turned into a grunt of pain. “You probably hit like a girl.”
Alana grinned. “Yes, I do. Rest assured it won’t feel like it.”

“Appreciate the offer, but, no.” His words slurred together, his muscles tense as he fought his body’s demands.

“You got a name, Superman?”

His head rolled to the side, his chest rose and fell slowly. She thought he was out but he murmured, “Cristian.”

“Nice to meet you, Cristian.”

Then she dug into the wound for the bullet.

Author Bio:
Jennifer Lowery grew up reading romance novels in the back of her math book and on the bus to school, and never wanted to be anything but a writer. Her summers were spent sitting at the kitchen table with her sisters spinning tales of romance and intrigue and always with a tall glass of ice tea at their side.
Today, Jennifer is living that dream and she couldn’t be happier to share her passion with her readers. She loves everything there is about romance. Her stories feature alpha heroes who meet their match with strong, independent heroines. She believes that happily ever after is only the beginning of her stories. And the road to that happy ending is paved with action, adventure, and romance. As her characters find out when they face danger, overcome fears, and are forced to look deep within themselves to discover love.
Jennifer lives in Michigan with her husband and three children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Find Jennifer:
Author Website Jennifer Lowery
Facebook Author Page
Twitter Twitter Link
Romance Recipes Romance Recipes

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iTunes iTunes Buy Link

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