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WHEN YOU DEFY ME releases tonight at midnight!
Monday, March 11th, 2013

Part II of When I’m With You is out tonight at midnight! This episode takes us a step closer into the uncontrollable passion Lucien and Elise share and Lucien’s secrets. Here’s a snippet:

“Will you be there Monsieur Lenault?” Elise asked, eyes wide and innocent.

“I wouldn’t miss it for the world,” Lucien replied.

Her slight frown told him she’d understood his subtext. Allow Elise to run wild in the Noble penthouse without supervision?

Not likely.

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WHEN YOU DEFY ME, available 3/13/13

Facebook Giveaway of When You Defy Me
Saturday, March 9th, 2013

3 days left until When I’m With You, When You Defy Me releases! I have a weekend giveaway for 5 novellas, winner’s choice of either Part I or Part 2. Enter at my Facebook page by liking the contest update.

Giveaway of 5 Audiobooks of Because You Are Mine
Friday, March 8th, 2013

Tantor Audiobooks is giving away 5 free audiobooks of Because You Are Mine at Goodreads!

Here is the link to enter at Goodreads.

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Snippet: When You Defy Me
Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Snippet, WHEN I’M WITH YOU, When You Defy Me, available 3/12

“One more thing.”

She turned her chin over her shoulder, meeting his stare.

“Don’t ever call me darling again,” Lucien growled softly. “I’m not one of your panting, disposable boy toys. I’m not even remotely the same animal.”

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1 More Day Until the Release of When I’m With You!
Monday, March 4th, 2013

I have another giveaway going on at my facebook page in celebration of When I’m With You’s release tonight at midnight! Check out the giveaway here!

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Only 2 days left until the release of When I’m With You!
Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

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Hi all! Happy Sunday! Only 2 days left until When I’m With You begins to release every Tuesday for eight weeks. I loved writing Lucien and Elise’s extremely sexy, heartwarming romance, and it was both fun (and at times, very moving) to watch Ian and Francesca’s story unfold further.

Today I’m giving away 5 more copies of When I’m With You, part I, When We Touch to 5 people who like this same post ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE (If you have already won it, please don’t like, as it will interfere with random number generator picking of winners–thanks).

Winners announced late tonight on facebook.

When I’m With You Countdown and Giveaway!
Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Only 3 days to go until the serial When I’m With You begins and Because You Are Mine, print/complete releases!!

On my facebook page today, tell me name of the first erotic romance you ever read and your reaction to it to enter to win either a signed copy of:

Reply on Facebook, Please! 🙂

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When I’m With You, Snippet, Giving Away 10 part Ones
Friday, March 1st, 2013

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“You worry that you can’t be faithful to Francesca?” Lucien asked.

“No,” Ian responded grimly. “It’s not that at all. She’s everything I want. Another woman would never do now that I’ve touched Francesca.”

From: When I’m With You, Part 1, out March 5.

Like this at my Facebook Page to enter to be one of ten who win the first installment from When I’m With You on 3/5.

Vivian Arend at the When I’m With You Contest, 5 Days to Go!
Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Talented author Vivian Arend is here to mix things up for the When I’m With You countdown! Viv has a very sexy, adventuresome romance coming out on March 5, HIGH RISK! Check it out, and ‘like’ this feature at my facebook page in order to be in the draw for tomorrow’s prize, a Viv Arend Swag Pack!

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Adrenaline, Book 1 available March 5!

LIFELINE: an elite search-and-rescue squad based out of Banff, Alberta. Specializing in high-risk rescue missions, this team goes wherever the job takes them…??

Rebecca James was once revered for her devil-may-care attitude and backcountry survival skills. But ever since she lost her partner in a fatal accident, patches of her memory have been missing. And until she can recall those final, tragic moments before the accident, she can’t move on.

Since Marcus Landers was permanently injured during a mission, all his energies have been focused on his Lifeline team. When Becki—whom he had an intense affair with seven years ago—arrives in Banff, he’s inspired to reignite the spark they once had. Their mutual ardor slowly awakens Becki’s dormant, haunting memories.

New truths surface until Becki must at last confront her greatest fear. Remembering the past might mean a future without the man she loves…

Countdown, Day 2. Win a $15.00 Amazon Gift Card, The Alpha Male
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Welcome to Day 2 of the Countdown to both When I’m With You, my new erotic romance serial novel, and Because You Are Mine, Complete on March 5!

Today, I’m giving away a $15 Amazon gift card to one person who “likes” the Day 2 entry at my facebook page! Winner announced tonight at midnight at my facebook page.

Being in the Alpha Male’s Head, BECAUSE YOU ARE MINE

All types of POV have their advantage in regard to storytelling. I’ve always loved writing both from the hero and heroine’s POV, believing it amplifies tension and gives the more complete picture of what’s occurring in the romance. But more than that, I’m just partial to being in the hero’s head. Most romance readers are women, and so the heroine is often more relatable. We ‘get’ a woman a bit better because we are (for the most part) women. A hero, especially an alpha male, is more of a challenge. I like the idea of giving the reader a more layered, complete picture of what’s going on in this complex, often stoic, highly in control character.

The alpha male is the man-myth diluted and distilled. He’s the protector, the height of physical strength, the smartest, the loyalist, the ultimate lover. He’s often flawed, however, but that’s okay. It might help the reader to sympathize if she knows the inner workings of Alpha’s mind and soul. Even when he’s convinced he could never love the heroine, or be loved in return, or says sharp things to her, or comes off like a complete ass, if we’ve been given privy to his thoughts and feelings, we at least get why he’s the way he is, and empathy can build as we watch him grow.

My alpha hero in Because You Are Mine is Ian Noble. Ian is not only a sexual dominant, he controls his entire world with an iron grip. Fortunately, control suits him in a high-stakes corporate world. His authoritarian manner also works extremely well for scorching, intense D/s-type sex with beautiful women who move quickly in and out of his life, but for an intimate relationship? Not so much. Enter artist Francesca Arno—fresh, beautiful, a strange combination of innocence, defiance and the vision of an old soul. She pulls at Ian, even as he tries to resist her allure. Something about her tempts him beyond logic. Since we, as the reader, get to be in Ian’s head at times, we begin to understand things even before Ian does. Francesca represents all the innocence of his lost youth. She also has the ability to see his suffering and treat it with her artist’s sensitive soul. She challenges him…softens him.

At the heart of romance is its transformative effect on the hero and heroine. It’s only love if the characters are able to reach deep inside the other and cause healing or growth. We end up cheering for the couple, but also for the hero and heroine individually. The only problem is, we all resist change. It’s inevitable. But then there’s the moment when the alpha hero recognizes the holes in their heart and spirit and begins to long to be worthy of the heroine’s love. In doing so, he transforms.

Here’s a quick peek into Ian Noble’s head:

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Short excerpt: Because You Are Mine

He paused presently in the foyer of the penthouse. She was there. No sound emanated from the depths of his residence, but somehow he knew Francesca worked in her ad hoc studio. Was she still sketching on the massive canvas? He suddenly pictured her perfectly, her beautiful face tense with concentration, her dark eyes flickering back and forth between her quickly moving pencil and the view. She became somber and formidable as a judge when she worked, all of her self-consciousness burned to mist by her brilliant talent and an uncommon grace that she didn’t appear to know she possessed.

She also was ignorant of her potent sexual appeal. He, on the other hand, was acutely aware of its promise and power. Unfortunately, he was equally conscious of her naïveté. He could practically smell it surrounding her; her innocence intermingled with an untested sexuality, creating a heady perfume that had set him off balance.

Today, I’m giving away a $15 Amazon gift card to one person who “likes” the Day 2 entry at my facebook page!

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