Friday, August 29, 2014

3 Great Upcoming Blog Hops!


Are you an author looking for some great blog hops to sign up for? Or are you a reader eager to get your hop on? Then look no further, because I'm here to tell you about three of the hottest blog hops coming up in the next few months:

1. End of Summer Spanks (Sept 5 - 7). This blog hop is hosted by Spanking Romance Reviews and Saturday Spankings. Lots of authors will be sharing snippets of their soon-to-be-released books and some will have new short stories up, all for FREE, plus there will be TONS of great prizes, including a Kindle or Nook. Mark your calendars, folks!

 

2. Fall into Romance Blog Hop (Sept 19 - 21). This one is hosted by the fabulous Jane Wakely and Romance Blog Hops. It's for all genres of romance...from sweet to spicy, so there's something for everyone! The grand prize is a $75 Amazon giftcard, plus of course all the 90+ participating authors are giving something away on their blogs too!



3. Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop (Dec 19-22). This one is also hosted by Jane Wakely and Romance Blog Hops. The winter months are cold....so why not warm up with some of your favorite romance authors? All genres of romance are welcome, and the grand prize for this one is another $75 Amazon giftcard. Don't miss this one!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Taming Princess Anna....new release! #spanking

 
Taming Princess Anna is now live on Amazon, and it will hit other e-bookstores soon. It's a novella length fantasy with a sort of medieval feel to it. It's already sitting on two Amazon top 100 lists, so a big warm thank you hug to everyone who's already picked up a copy. I really appreciate it!
 
Here's the blurb:
 
Princess Anna plans to flee the Kingdom of Iverson and start a new life across the sea, far from her cruel father and the unscrupulous cousin she’s supposed to marry. As her wedding date approaches, she escapes the castle dressed as a commoner, only to become trapped within the heavily guarded city walls. She watches the walls while biding her time on the streets, determined not to be found by her father’s soldiers. The man who captures her though is no soldier, and he doesn’t return her to the castle either.

Bronson the Hunter finds the spoiled little princess easily enough, and his only concern is getting her outside the city walls before the rebellion against King Mendel is underway, a rebellion he’s played a crucial role in. The fighting starts as he whisks the unwilling princess across the island to Cimastown, where he orders her to renounce her nobility and marry a commoner—him.

Princess Anna can’t believe Bronson the Hunter is the same servant boy she used to follow around the castle as a child. She also can’t believe that he’s grown into such a broad- shouldered, mountain of a man, or that he has no compunction about baring her bottom for a sound spanking when she gives him trouble, even on their wedding day. But just as she starts to find happiness with the firm handed husband who is determined to tame her, an old enemy of her father’s comes seeking revenge and threatens their new way of life.

 

excerpt:

“Do not be afraid, Anna.”

After a long, deep breath, she gazed at the bed, her face turning redder. “I-I don’t know what you expect of me, Bronson.”

“Relax, my sweet.” He cupped her face and kissed her again, taking his time as he explored her mouth and felt her melting into his body as he worked to rekindle her desire.

Once he’d kissed her thoroughly, he removed her chemise with a tug and stepped back to look up and down her shapely body. Her flesh was smooth and creamy white, though a spattering of freckles covered her shoulders. Her breasts were large and her dark pink nipples seemed to grow harder under his gaze. A slender waist and flat stomach tapered down to wide hips and curvy thighs. “You’re beautiful, Anna.” He gathered her close. “And you’re all mine. Say it. Tell me you’re all mine.”

Clamping her lips together, she shook her head and tried to back away. He frowned at her reluctance and knew she needed help surrendering to him. She’d softened each time he kissed her, and she’d let him touch her little cunny without fuss after he’d stroked her clit and given her pleasure. Taking pity on her nervousness, he cupped her center and ground the heel of his hand against her button until she moaned and grasped his shoulders for support. He stroked her, spreading moisture from her inner core all around her hardened nub but not quite touching it. Whimpers of frustration rose from her and she closed her eyes, gyrating her hips in an attempt to find the pleasure he was purposefully withholding.

“Tell me you’re all mine, Anna. Now.”

“I-I’m all y-yours, Bronson,” she gasped out between whimpers. Her face contorted as he finally pressed his thumb over her clit, drawing the moisture he’d gathered onto her pulsing button. Perspiration beaded on her forehead and she let loose a deep moan, her hips moving steadily against his hand.

Bronson brought her to the peak of release but didn’t allow her to fall into it, instead jerking his hand away at the last moment as her moaning intensified. Her face crumbled and her eyes opened, and the urgent gleam in her gaze spoke of her desperate longing. Turning her around, he smacked her bottom twice.

“Get into the bed, Anna, and show me what a good girl you can be for your new husband.”

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

A conversation with my husband...and an excerpt from Taming Princess Anna

 
A recent phone conversation with my husband...

 
Husband: We need to talk about something, young lady.
 
Me: Sure, what's up? (trying to sound casual while racking my brain to figure out what I could possibly be in trouble for)
 
Husband: You haven't updated your blog lately, and you have two books coming out soon.
 
Me: You check my blog?
 
Husband: Someone has to keep an eye on you. Now why haven't you been keeping up with your blog?
 
Me: (Deep sigh) Um, I've just been busy, I guess. I will blog soon. Promise.
 
Husband: All right then. I'll be watching.
 

Yikes. Well I guess I'd better get back to blogging! I do have two books coming out this week with Blushing Books, Taming Princess Anna on 8/19, and Report for Punishment on 8/23, so how about a snippet from Taming Princess Anna? I don't have the final cover to share yet, but I got a peek at it and it's gorgeous!
 

excerpt:

“Booking passage on a ship isn’t a possibility,” he said, sitting straighter.

“Why not?” That was still her plan. To leave the Kingdom of Iverson and start a new life far away from the shame of her family’s cruel reign and the accusing eyes of the people. She doubted she’d be able to fit in anywhere on the island, even if she married Bronson and became a commoner.

“Travel on the seas is dangerous, little dove, and passenger ships do not sail into the ports here. Not anymore. Merchant ships are full of hard men and you’d probably be the only woman on a ship for months until you reached your destination. I won’t allow you to leave the island. It’s too risky.”

She bristled and her jaw clenched. Perhaps his words held some truth, but that didn’t mean she liked it, and she certainly didn’t like the fact that he was ordering her around as if they were already married. She gulped past the dryness in her mouth and glared at him, hoping she appeared more angry than afraid.

Bronson smiled, a kind smile that softened her insides despite her annoyance with him, and he brushed a strand of hair behind her ear. He maintained his grasp on her chin, his body pressed close to hers. Her heart beat faster and the tingly warmth returned, this time pulsating between her thighs. The feelings confused her, because she felt like she wanted Bronson to hold her closer. Tighter. It didn’t make sense though. How could she want him when she hated him? He planned to keep her on the island against her will. How could she not despise him for foiling her plans?

“I cannot marry you, Bronson, just as I cannot stay in the kingdom. I will find a ship that’s sailing far away and I will book passage.”

“No.” He released her chin and gathered her closer.

His arms surrounded her, and warmth seemed to radiate off his body. She resisted the urge to lean into him and snuggle her cheek against his chest, or against the dark stubble covering his chin. “You cannot stop me," she said. "Come this time tomorrow, I’ll be gone.”

“Come this time tomorrow, you’ll already be my wife.”

Anna felt the blood drain from her face. She struggled in Bronson’s hold, desperate to escape. “Let go of me! I’m leaving right now!”

He pulled her onto his lap and captured her hands when she tried to claw at his face, easily subduing her. “Anna, you will stop this nonsense right now.”

Ignoring him, she dug her nails into his wrist, forcing him to readjust his grip on her hands. All the while, she continued to thrash and tried to flail herself off his lap.

“Anna,” he said through clenched teeth, “this is your last chance. Settle down or I’ll make you settle down.”

Somewhere in the back of her mind, she knew she should stop her antics, but she was too angry and too far gone to listen to reason. With all her strength, she fought Bronson and didn’t stop until he’d carried her to a fallen tree, sat down on it, and flipped her over on her stomach. He held her over his lap as if he intended to chastise her. She froze for a moment, not quite believing.

“Anna, as your husband, I will not put up with your temper tantrums.”

“I was not having a temper tantrum!” She tried to slide to the ground, but he pressed a hand to her lower back and held her in place.

“Yes, you were having quite the little fit.” He cupped her bottom and she gasped at his touch.

“Let me up, Bronson.” Her voice came out strained and raspy. She was breathless from her struggling. Fear and disbelief twisted her insides. Perhaps he was just playing around. She could only hope.

“I will be happy to let you up, Anna, but not until I’ve given you the sound thrashing you so richly deserve.”


blurb:

Princess Anna plans to flee the Kingdom of Iverson and start a new life across the sea, far from her cruel father and the unscrupulous cousin she’s supposed to marry. As her wedding date approaches, she escapes the castle dressed as a commoner, only to become trapped within the heavily guarded city walls. She watches the walls while biding her time on the streets, determined not to be found by her father’s soldiers. The man who captures her though is no soldier, and he doesn’t return her to the castle either.

Bronson the Hunter finds the spoiled little princess easily enough, and his only concern is getting her outside the city walls before the rebellion against King Mendel is underway, a rebellion he’s played a crucial role in. The fighting starts as he whisks the unwilling princess across the island to Cimastown, where he orders her to renounce her nobility and marry a commoner—him.

Princess Anna can’t believe Bronson the Hunter is the same servant boy she used to follow around the castle as a child. She also can’t believe that he’s grown into such a broad-shouldered, mountain of a man, or that he has no compunction about baring her bottom for a sound spanking when she gives him trouble, even on their wedding day. But just as she starts to find happiness with the firm handed husband who is determined to tame her, an old enemy of her father’s comes seeking revenge and threatens their new way of life.



Look for Taming Princess Anna on Tuesday, August 19th!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Home from vacation...and a new release coming soon!


I feel completely disconnected from everyone right now! I've been away for a large chunk of July, and while I've had Internet on my phone (on most days), I still haven't been around much. The good news is...I'm home and ready to get back into my normal routine!

Also, I have a new fantasy novella coming out on August 19th with Blushing Books called Taming Princess Anna. I should have the final cover ready to share soon, but until then, here's the (unofficial) blurb:

Princess Anna plans to flee the Kingdom of Iverson and start a new life across the sea, far from her cruel father and the unscrupulous cousin she’s supposed to marry. As her wedding date approaches, she escapes the castle dressed as a commoner, only to become trapped within the heavily guarded city walls. She watches the walls while biding her time on the streets, determined not to be found by her father’s soldiers. The man who captures her though is no soldier, and he doesn’t return her to the castle either.

Bronson the Hunter finds the spoiled little princess easily enough, and his only concern is getting her outside the city walls before the rebellion against King Mendel is underway, a rebellion he’s played a crucial role in. The fighting starts as he whisks the unwilling princess across the island to Cimastown, where he orders her to renounce her nobility and marry a commoner—him.

Princess Anna can’t believe Bronson the Hunter is the same servant boy she used to follow around the castle as a child. She also can’t believe that he’s grown into such a broad-shouldered, mountain of a man, or that he has no compunction about baring her bottom for a sound spanking when she gives him trouble, even on their wedding day. But just as she starts to find happiness with the firm handed husband who is determined to tame her, an old enemy of her father’s comes seeking revenge and threatens their new way of life.


Now...who wants to help me unpack and do all our vacation laundry so I can get back to writing? :)