Archive for December, 2011
Friday, December 30th, 2011 | Book Pimpage, Writing | No Comments
I’m hijacking “review day” Friday to tell you about MY new release…Phoenix Kiss that was released today from Elloras Cave! I’m so excited. This is this the first, but not last, paranormal shifter I’ve ever writen and it was so much fun to write. I think this story sat on my zip drive for at least a year and half before I final buckled down this summer and completed, submitted it and sold it!
Here’s the official blurb…
Layla Martin makes her living exposing all the wicked little secrets of the rich and famous. Exposing Jordan Gaines, the mysterious millionaire, is exactly the break she needs.
Jordan has spent his entire life protecting a dark secret—he’s a phoenix shapeshifter, one of the last of his kind. When he finds Layla hiding in his home after he shifts, he offers her a deal—he won’t call the police if she spends one night in his bed.
Layla believes she’s stumbled onto the story of a lifetime. Jordan thinks sleeping with Layla will discredit any exposé she plans to write. Neither expects the hours of unrelenting, primitive passion, the fast bond that forms between them or their fierce desire to keep the night from coming to an end.
And an excerpt….
Again when she touched him, it was as if a magnetic sexual current washed over him in waves. Her touch got him hard every time her hand moved over his skin? He’d known the woman all of five minutes. This wasn’t possible.
“Give me one good reason.” His eyes trained on her mouth, noticed that even without the adornment of lipstick, it was a juicy red. When her tongue slid over her lips again, he tracked the movement and instinctively wished her tongue were washing over his dick instead.
“I…I wanted to…wanted to…”
He hung up the phone and faced her. “I know what the Tattler publishes. What did you expect to find when you broke into my home? Me, involved in some type of sex fetish or BDSM games?”
Even in the dim light, he saw a flush coat her cheeks before she lowered her head.
Jordan laughed as he moved around her and strode to the chest of drawers in the right corner of his room. “But that’s not what you found, is it? Now you have something much more and you expect me to let you walk out of my house and tell the world what I am?”
He opened the top drawer, pulled out a pair of soft and worn cotton pajama pants. “But if I call the police, tell them I caught you in my house and they arrest you, how credible will your story be then?”
She looked up and frowned and began to twist and twine the poor little black shirt all over again.
“They’ll assume you’re either a stalker or one of the many reporters I’ve spurned over the years out for revenge.”
Not that each and every one of them didn’t deserve it. After his guardian was ruined because of one simple byline, one slipup, he knew he’d never put himself in the same position. He’d never expected one of them to be so bold as to break into his home.
Now he had to do some damage control. That’s what he paid a publicist for but even she couldn’t get him out of this shit. No, he’d have to take care of this little scandal all by himself.
“What will your editor say to you? What will he ask?” He pretended to ponder this. “Where’s your proof? Did you get a picture? Did I admit it? Your answer to all those questions will be a resounding…” He paused for effect. Her brow began to narrow and her lips pursed. “No.”
“But I know what I saw,” she whispered.
“That may be so but you have no proof, Layla,” he said quietly before stepping in front of her again, towering over her small, voluptuous frame. “Your word against mine? You know who I am? You’re going to tell the world that I’m a shapeshifting phoenix, with absolutely not one shred of proof?” He shook his head. “I don’t think so.”
Jordan reached up and caressed her from just below her ear, around her cheek to her pouting lip. Her tongue darted out to lick him and she gasped, stepping back, her eyes widening with disbelief.
Right then and there, he knew exactly how he was going to play this little game with Ms. Layla Martin. He advanced on her again but when she stepped away, the backs of her legs met his bed.
Although he hadn’t seen a wedding ring on her finger, he asked anyway. “Are you married?” Not that he gave a damn. But he might as well get it out of the way.
“No,” she said, shaking her head back and forth as she took short, shallow breaths. Her voice was low and slightly husky and so damn sexy it made his dick jump.
He could see her pulse thumping in her throat. Being this close to him unnerved her. Her body caused every wicked thought he could conjure to roam around his brain. She was a very beautiful woman, after all. Even though she was dressed completely in black, he could still appreciate her generous curves, the luscious breasts, the very round bottom he’d cupped earlier. One very decadent, sexy package.
His fingers tingled with the desire to remove the band from around the ponytail she wore and slide through her thick hair before he gripped the back of her head and moved his mouth over hers.
But that was impossible.
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Peace, love and sex!
Sunday, December 25th, 2011 | Holiday's | No Comments
From my family to yours…I hope you had a wonderful and blessed holiday.
Monday, December 19th, 2011 | Contests | No Comments
I’ll be sending you an email in just a second so we can work out the arrangements to get you your prizes!
I want to thank all the lovely ladies, especially Loray, for going the extra and emailing me instead of “posting” to the blog because you couldn’t. My wonderful webmaster figured out what was wrong. I needed some updates, something was out of date…Wah! Wah! Wah! (that’s Charlie Brown speak) but she got it fixed. I try to post daily so I hope you will all come back and visit me again and see what I’m up to. The next blog-hop is scheduled for February so mark your calendars for another huge event I’m sure will be just as big or bigger than this one!
Love, peace and sex!
Saturday, December 17th, 2011 | Contests, Holiday's | No Comments
Prizes! Prizes! and more Prizes! That’s what’s in store for you this weekend. The Stuff Your Stocking’s Blog-Hop began yesterday and ends tomorrow at midnight! There are over 150+ authors participating so you have plenty of chances to win…so start blogging!
For anyone who comments on any of my posts this weeknd (Friday, today and/or Sunday), you’ll be entered for a chance to win a copy of my Christmas story, The Secret Santa Project and a $5.00 gift certificate to Amazon. Click on the link below the blog hop button and it will take you to the event page with a list of all the authors participating!
****UPDATE**** It seems I’m having technical difficulties with posting. Thank you so much to Loray for letting me know. So, until it is resolved and you try to post but it does not let you, send me an e-mail to lyric _ james @ sbcglobal . net (no spaces) and give me your answer and you will be entered into the contest. Thanks so much for dropping by to visit during the blog hop! Lyric
Friday, December 16th, 2011 | Book Review Friday, Contests, Holiday's | No Comments
Friday’s are usually dedicated to a review of books I’ve read recently, but today or, this weekend, I’m participating in a Christmas blog-hop with a ton of other writers. So, you’ll get my reviews, plus the information about the blog-hop AND a contest!
Today’s two books are both by Julia Quinn, one of my favorite authors, who writes regency historical fiction. Now, let me say first that these two books are the conclusion of a series of books she wrote about a family of siblings. So, if you want to read the books in order, and get the “history” of the characters first (even though each book is a stand-alone), you’ll have to read the other six books. But, I can attest to the fact that the entire series is wonderful, so it wouldn’t hurt you to go back and read the other books too. However again, I’m just going to talk about the two I just finished reading a week or so ago.
These two books end the Bridgerton Series about 8 siblings and these two are about the youngest of the bunch, It’s In His Kiss is Hyacinth’s story and On The Way To The Wedding is Gregory’s story.
Hyacinth is my kind of regency lady. She falls in love with an alpha hero, but it doesn’t stop her from being her own woman, speaking her mind and basically doing what she wants to do to win her true love. Greg’s story is a little bit different in that he “thinks” he’s fallen in love with the right woman, but you know men…they hardly get things right the first time around, so, it takes a very unique woman to win his heart and she does.
I loved both books soooo much. And imagine my surprise when after I bought them with my Kindle app…I realized that I already had them in paperback at home. Go figure! You know how you buy so many books sometimes, stuff happens and you never get around to reading them. Well, I guess that’s what happened to me. I’m not upset though! Truly. I don’t mind having them in both paperback and e-published because that’s how much I enjoyed these books and I’m a huge JQ fan anyway.
Now…to the contest!
All you have to do is comment and tell me the favorite genre’s you like to read. If you’re like me, you’re all over the place. I like contemporary romance, erotic contemporary romance, paranormal, regency, young adult…like I said, all over the place. I just love a really good book and if I love it, you can bet I’m a fan of that author for life.
Each commentor will be entered into a drawing to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Amazon and an e-copy of my Christmas story, The Secret Santa Project. This contest, as well as the Christmas blog-hop, lasts all weekend. Make sure you leave your e-mail address in the comments. I’ll announce my winner on Monday morning! Click the blog-hop link above to go to the blog-hop event page to see the other authors participating so you can visit their blogs and enter their contests as well…there are a lot of great prizes to win!
Have a great weekend!
Love, peace and sex!
****UPDATED**** It seems I’m having technical difficulties with posting. Thank you so much to Loray for letting me know she was having trouble posting. I’m going to try to get it resolved, but until then, send an email to lyric _ james @ sbcglobal . net (no spaces) and give me your answer and you will be entered into the contest. Thanks so much for dropping by! Lyric
Thursday, December 15th, 2011 | Thursday Thirteen | No Comments
Today’s Thursday 13 is dedicated to fun facts and trivia about December.
- The name December comes from the Latin word ‘decem’ meaning 10.
- The birthstone for December is Turquoise or the mystical Blue Topaz.
- The flower representing this month is Holly.
- December 3rd is Let’s Hug Day.
- December 5th is National Blue Jeans Day.
- In December of 1803 the Louisiana Purchase took place and France sold us a chunk of land.
- The Charles Dickens classic story ‘A Christmas Carol’ was 1st published in December 6, 1843.
- December 6th is the day many people celebrate the patron Catholic saint of children and pawnbrokers — St. Nicholas.
- The 1st Nobel Prize was awarded in December 1901.
- The first Ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution (The Bill of Rights) were ratified on December 15, 1791.
- Here is the short list of famous people born on Christmas Day – Sir Issac Newton:1642, Clara Barton:1821, Humphrey Bogart:1899, Anwar el-Sadat:1918, Little Richard:1932, Barbara Mandrell:1948.
- People always mistake Santa’s reindeer ‘Donder’ and call him ‘Donner’.
- DECEMBER QUOTE – I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good will to men. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Peace, love and sex!
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 | Sexy Eye Candy, Wicked Wednesday | No Comments
Since today is Wednesday and my favorite favorite show…Criminal Minds comes on today, today’s eye candy is dedicated to Shemar Moore! Can you say S-E-X-Y!!! Take a look! Do you need a cold glass of water…because I sure do!
Peace, love and sex!
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 | Ten Line Tuesday, Writing | No Comments
Today I’m going to give you a sneak peak at my upcoming release, Phoenix Kiss, coming soon from Ellora’s Cave! I just finished my second round of “killer” edits…and I do mean brain cell killer…for real…but I adore my editor though. The way she edits has really made me pay attention to things as I write, which I hope will make me a “cleaner” writer. So, here goes…
With a tentative touch, she pressed her palm in the middle of his back and inched it down slowly, enjoying the feel of his skin beneath her fingertips, the muscles, the indentations. There was a thin, five-inch scar just below his right deltoid muscle that she traced with her middle finger. Other than that one mark, his skin was perfection.
Steam billowed up in the space as hot, almost boiling water, exactly the way she liked it, hit every inch of her body. The soap from his hair crept over her fingers as she began to rub her hands down the middle of his spine, moving from his upper back to his lower and stopping above the perfect ass she’d admired earlier.
After a moan, he turned around and her gaze swung up to meet his. It was intense and dark and his eyes glittered with desire as his dick rubbed over her stomach.
His eyes never left hers as he grabbed a white sponge, one of two hanging from a small clip on the wall, and began to lather it with soap. “Your turn.”
He turned her around and began to bathe her, moving down her back, over her shoulders, down her arms, never saying a word.
What do you think? You like it? To whet your appetite more…I’ve included the cover too.
Isn’t it gorgeous! Be sure to let me know what you think about the excerpt and the cover.
Peace, love and sex!
Monday, December 12th, 2011 | Movie Monday | No Comments
Happy Monday everyone!
Do you ever watch movies over and over again and still cry or get emotional…even after you’ve seen them over and over again? Yeah…I know I just repeated myself…but still…
I’m that way with movies. It drives my husband crazy that I do it and it’s especially the movies he likes to label “chick flicks.” I think I’ve watched August Rush, The Lake House, Maid In Manhattan, and a lot more a gazillion times and still get emotional and fall in love with the characters all over again. I guess that’s why I’m a romance writer…who knows? I’m a sucker for happily ever after!
The movie I’ve watched over and over and over again this weekend is Letters To Juliet with Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave.
I love this movie! I think I watched it 3 times this weekend on cable. It’s about a girl who goes to Italy on vacation with her fiancé and she ends up in the middle of a square watching women leave notes on this wall. What she learns is that the women who leave the letters are writing to Juliet…Romeo’s Juliet. I know…cool right! And not only do they write to Juliet, there are a group of women who actually “answer” the letters. They are the Secretaries of Juliet. She meets these women and one day when she’s with them, finds a letter stuck behind one of the bricks and when she reads it, she’s compelled to answer the letter back. What happens next is not only one great love story but TWO great love stories. This is where Vanessa Redgrave comes in. And what I also find really cool about this story is that Vanessa’s love interest in this movie is actually her real life significant other. (I found this out after looking the movie and the actors up on IMDb. If you want to know anything about movies and movie stars…you have to download this app…it’s free…but I digress…)Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero have been together since 1967 when they met on another movie set. 1967! Cool again, right? So, if you’ve never seen this movie, you need to watch it. I guarantee you’ll love it. Amanda’s love interest in the movie, Christopher Egan is such a cutie and I love his accent!
Peace, love and sex…
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