Archive for June, 2009
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
Notice: The daily book giveaway is still going on below–win a Shayla Black book.
Just wanted to let you know I’m at Fallen Angel Reviews tonight at 9 PM EST. It’s a live chat so we’ll be interacting in real time, and I’ll be doing a few giveaways of my books. The chat room is here. Just put in your name as the username and hit enter to login.
Also, please don’t forget to stop by Lea’s blog for giveaways until July 2 daily. Today’s is for a choice of Daring Time or Wicked Burn (I think–lol).
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
You have to hand it to Shayla for having titles that are every bit as sexy as what’s between the covers. Here’s a bit about Shayla’s upcoming book, Strip Search.
Genre: Sexy Contemporary Romance
Re-Release Date: July 7, 2009
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Read an Excerpt
The best way to go undercover is take it all off….
A sexy CPA goes undercover as a male stripper in the mobster’s Vegas club to nail a Mafia kingpin. The perk? The club’s owner. Sure she’s got some unsavory connections, but how can anyone with those legs be all bad?
She’s got a head for business, but is out of practice in the pleasure department. If anyone can strip her of her inhibitions it’s the new guy who’s stirring her wildest g-string fantasies. But besides the sizzling sexual chemistry they have in common, they both have secrets. They learn quickly that, with the mob closing in, what gets exposed is as irresistible as it is dangerous.
5 out of 5! “HOT, HOT, HOT!!! The characters are very well written, the plot is fast paced and never boring and the sex is incredible. This is a great book for your summer reading and one of my top picks!”
— Romance Reviews Today
Reviewer’s Choice Award. “STRIP SEARCH packs a hell of a wallop, is an exciting, steamy and magnificent story. If I had to rate this book out of ten, it would certainly get a fifteen! Twists, turns, titillating and explosive sexual chemistry and memorable characters—readers can’t ask for more.”
— Road to Romance
Golden Rose Award. “STRIP SEARCH is a real page turner and you will want to keep a special place on your keeper shelf free for this book. You really don’t want to miss the wonderful story.”
— Love Romances
“Spicy hot love scenes, powerful emotions, and terrific characterizations deliver a superb story.”
— Rendezvous Magazine
Recommended Read! “STRIP SEARCH is delicious… Ignore the sugary cover because inside is a thrilling, erotic and searing read! I highly recommend STRIP SEARCH…”
— Joyfully Reviewed
“Are you ready for the “˜hottest’ read of the summer? If so then, STRIP SEARCH is the book you do not want to miss. Ms. Bradley has definitely given readers a book for the keeper shelf… Readers will be unable to put this book down.”
— Romance Readers Connection
5 out of 5! “STRIP SEARCH kept me spellbound and on the edge of my seat from the time I started reading it until I read the very last word. As far as heroes go, Mark has to be one of my favorites.”
— Romance Junkies
Leave a comment and qualify to win a copy of Shayla’s Wicked Ties tomorrow morning!
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
Carol L.! Congrats, Carol!
Up next…A bit about Shayla Black’s upcoming release Strip Search and a giveaway of Wicked Ties!
Monday, June 29th, 2009
Book, book, book giveaways everywhere today!
Lea’s widgit says Sweet Restraint releases in 7 days! Woo Hoo! I’ve got some special stuff going on for the final week, so make sure you check back daily. And speaking of Lea, she’s having a Sweet Restraint contest over at her blog all this week, Lea-Closetwriter, so get on over there and check it out! She’s giving away several copies of Sweet Restraint this week, Wicked Burn and Daring Time! One day, she’s doing a free download of a Beth Kery book. Awesome! Oh–and she has a reveiw posted of Sweet Restraint as well. Thanks, Lea!
I did an interview over at Leah Bramel’s birthday bash, and a copy of Wicked Burn or Daring Time are being given away today to one commenter! Click here to enter!
Okay, so what is the book giveaway today, you are wondering? Well, I’ll tell you: one commenter today will win a copy of Jaci Burton’s Taken by Sin!! Another good reason to go to Lea’s blog today: she has a wonderful review of Jaci’s book here! Leave a comment about Jaci, her books or about Lea’s reviews and you’ll be entered to win Taken by Sin tomorrow morning!
Temptation. Sin. Seduction. He’s taking her all the way….
HE’S THE SEXY DEMON HUNTER WHO JUST SAVED HER LIFE. NOW SHE’S ABOUT TO SHOW HIM WHAT SALVATION’S REALLY ABOUT.
It’s a mission that could cost him his career and his life. But the woman he just rescued—his lover for one unforgettable night—has something Dalton desperately needs. That’s why the fearless demon hunter is risking everything to spirit Isabelle to a secret hideaway in the Louisiana bayou. Saving her is one thing. Banishing the demon inside her is another. Especially when this gorgeous seductress brings out the devil in him.
Isabelle can see the passion roaring inside Dalton—and it both frightens and arouses her. Is Dalton her enemy or her savior? All she knows is he’s beyond seductive and igniting all sorts of conflicting feelings. All Dalton knows is that they’re both in big trouble—hunted by demons and demon hunters alike in an all-out war for survival. As their pursuers close in and passion overtakes them both, Dalton must make a stunning choice…. Caught between sin and salvation, between darkness and light, will he make the ultimate sacrifice to save the woman he loves?
Read an Excerpt here.
Order Taken By Sin Here.
Learn more about Jaci and her books here.
I spoke to Jaci yesterday, and she said she’d try and stop by today. So I’m leaving her a few questions:
Jaci, what’s the most exciting moment you recall from your writing career? What are your plans this summer? Working feverishly, or hardly working? What can we expect from you next?
Saturday, June 27th, 2009
Congrats, Melissa! Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address!
I’ll be back on Monday to continue the Huge Sweet Restraint Contest…and the one week countdown to Sweet Restraint’s release begins! Remember that the Huge Sweet Restraint contest winner will be announced on the morning of July 7, 2009: first thing in the morning!
Friday, June 26th, 2009
Cecile! Hurray! Cecile, write me at email@example.com with your address and I’ll get you your beach bag, book and piece of Hawaiian jewelry so you’ll be beach ready!
Up next, another daily book giveaway in the Huge Sweet Restraint Contest!
Thursday, June 25th, 2009
I’m relatively new to the publishing world, having only been first e-published at Ellora’s Cave in January of 2007. As such, I’m always running into ‘givens’ and stereotypes of romance novels that I’d never known about, and if I did, would probably have been too inimidated to try and write. For instance, after Wicked Burn came out from Berkley in December of 2008, I learned that some people ‘can’t stand’ the premise of someone keeping a secret in a romance novel. The logic goes that if s/he just told the secret already, the couple could get together and the reader could be free of the book. Or something like that. I even had one person write after reading Wicked Burn and tell me that I had broken a cardinal rule by having a character keep a secret (yes, there is a secret in Wicked Burn, or more accurately, a truth too painful to put into words) and would I please not do that again? (She was nice enough to include the link where I could read her rules as to be better prepared next time.)
I was amazed by all the frustration with secrets, especially since in my ‘other’ job I’m exposed to a lot of secrets. In my experience, people do keep secrets, and not always for selfish reasons. They do it out of fear, grief, shame…love. They deny certain truths to others, and even more frequently to themselves.
Maybe part of the problem is the word ‘secrets’. Sort of calls to mind the title of a soap opera, doesn’t it?
Anyway, I’m putting an advance notice out to anyone else who might have a rule carved into stone about secrets that he or she shouldn’t read Sweet Restraint. Why? The heroine, Laura, has taken on the responsibility of a painful secret, and the hero has made it his mission to get her to release that heavy burden to him.
Mini Blurb from Sweet Restraint
He drank from her furiously. Pain vibrated through his flesh. Not the discomfort of a wound or an injury, but the raw, searing pain that came from exposing a desire that had long been denied.
At that moment he needed Laura Vasquez just like he needed to breathe.
Click here to read more
So, leave a comment today about secrets in romance novels, or about my post, and you will qualify to win a Paradise Rules tote bag, a piece of fun Hawaiian jewelry and a beach book of my choosing. (LOL–I need to go through the pile I purchased for the contest and find something that seems like beach reading.) Good luck!
Thursday, June 25th, 2009
Sherry and Paula! Ladies, write me at bethkery@aol and tell me the email addy where you want your ebooks sent AND the link to the page where you book is at Ellora’s Cave or Samhain. Remember, you can choose from either house’s collection of ebooks.
Up next, the topic is secrets and a beach day book giveaway…
Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
Like many authors, I started out in ebooks and still write for small publishing houses like Samhain. I like the idea of ebooks; they suit our technology crazed culture, save trees and never become dog-eared. Sure, I like print books, too. Always will. But for me, ebooks are an excellent alternative to print. I like having both choices for whatever the situation or mood warrants.
So today, I’m giving away any ebook of choice to two lucky commenters. The winners can choose any ebook from Ellora’s Cave or Samhain Publishing. So if you’ve never tried an ebook before, now is your chance! These two publishing houses are full of classic and current books by authors like Lacey Alexander, Maya Banks, Jaci Burton, Lora Leigh and Sarah McCarty!
I have quite a few novels and shorts in ebook too. So it’s your choice, but my blog *grin* so I’m putting up the cover and links to three Ellora’s Cave novels of which I’m particularly proud. Click on the covers for blurbs, excerpts and purchase information. Then you can cruise around and decide who you’ll choose if you win! Good luck!
The topic: The reason I like the idea of ebooks OR the reason I dislike the idea of ebooks is…
Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
Delitealex! Congrats! Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and I’ll send you off your copy of Hard and Fast.
Up next, it’s Wednesday’s Contest, and a special giveaway!