Friday, September 25, 2015

Welcome to Paradise!

Welcome to Paradise, otherwise known as Bermuda. This is the lovely vision I woke up to this morning... Palm trees against the backdrop of the warm Atlantic Ocean...


My husband and I have a wedding to attend tomorrow so here we are in this exotic wonderland. Yesterday at breakfast, we saw a gecko while we were eating breakfast on our private terrace.


Who knows what today will bring?

It's important to find time to recharge. It doesn't have to be a trip to Bermuda - thank you to our friends who decided to get married here - but I've learned the value of taking time for myself. Find a moment, do what you love... You owe it to yourself!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

A #sexysnippet from The Guardians by @mayatylerauthor

My paranormal romance Dream Hunter is about an ordinary woman, Cynthia, living an uneventful life until she literally meets the man of her dreams, her very own guardian angel, Gabe.

I instantly fell in love with my characters! Cynthia is a spunky, career-driven, determined go-getter. Once her mind is made up, there is nothing on earth that can stop her. Gabe is equally a force to be reckoned with. Although he technically reports to a boss and teeters between following orders and making his own rules, in the end, his true self shines through.

I felt I owed it to myself and my characters to write more of their story. My idea formed the basis for The Guardians, a prequel to Dream Hunter. Here's a snippet, more sweet than sexy, from my work-in-progress. This scene describes the budding romance between Eudes and Aeliana. Enjoy!

*****

“You are ready to begin, Aeliana.” He said her name reverently.
“Oh, Eudes! That is most wonderful news!” Aeliana threw her arms around his neck. They stared at each other for a brief moment, before Eudes closed the distance between them and claimed her lips in a sweet kiss.
“I will miss you, mouse,” Eudes said gruffly.”
*****

I hope you enjoyed this sweet snippet!
The Guardians is coming soon... Dream Hunter is available now. Smarturl.it/dhu

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Guardians

My debut paranormal romance novella Dream Hunter was about a guardian angel Gabe and his charge Cynthia. Although my story was focused on the danger surrounding Cynthia and how Gabe was keeping her safe, it also introduced Gabe's association 'The Guardians' and their role on Earth.

I purposely kept details about 'The Guardians' a little vague and open to interpretation. In Dream Hunter, Gabe only has contact with his 'employer', a woman of strong, unworldly power. Beyond knowing Gabe's job responsibilities, not a lot of information was provided about 'The Guardians' themselves. How is the association organized? How many guardians exist here on Earth? What is their mandate?

When I wrote Dream Hunter, I focused on the mysterious danger and the budding romance between Cynthia and Gabe. I decided later to write a prequel to address these unanswered questions and more. Here's an excerpt from my work in progress featuring my character Adem, the leader of The Senarai.

*****

A tall figure stood in the shadows. “They believe the story is simply a story.”
“Good,” Adem said.
“I could not discover anything about the author.”
“That is unfortunate.”
“I am not finished looking.”
“Then by all means, continue your search.” Adem dismissed him with a wave of his hand.
The man stepped into the center of the cave. His blue eyes stared blankly into the distance, his mind cluttered with his thoughts. One thought was pretty evident. If I do not find the author, Adem will not be pleased.
Adem was wise, in a way only one who is truly ancient can be. He made his decisions fairly with precision and care. For the most part, his people loved him. As a super intelligent race, The Senarai were drawn to peaceful order. Only once during his rule had chaos arisen. That had been over 65 million years ago when Eudes and Vital had battled for the leadership. The day life on Earth had been destroyed. It could have been yesterday, the memory was so etched in his mind. His people, in particular those who had caused the disaster, must atone.
Yes, The Senarai were ancient. In addition to their immortality, they also possessed great powers. They had the capacity to accomplish anything. They were scholars, explorers, guardians, but never destroyers. He still grieved the life lost that day. When Eudes’ fireball hit the planet, in the land now known as the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, Adem had made a promise to himself to do everything in his power to make amends. He sent Eudes and Vital to the surface, to live in darkness, among the dying animals and volcanic eruptions which lasted many months. He tasked them to protect the planet because he had failed to prevent the disaster.
The Senarai were destined to protect the universe. Adem would ensure it.
“Adem?”
Adem looked up and acknowledged the presence of his assistant. “Yes, Tari?”
With a quick bow, Tari said, “We need to recruit more Guardians.”
“How can this be?” Adem shook his head sadly. “We just sent more.”
“It’s ghastly, what’s going on at the surface. War, famine, senseless crime... The humans are killing each other and destroying the planet in the process!”

“And what are we doing to stop this?”

*****

My story about 'The Guardians' is still underway. In the meantime, you can get to know Cynthia and Gabe in Dream Hunter.


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Cynthia’s dreams are so real, they are actually coming true – complete with the prerequisite dream guy. But things are not as they seem.
Who said dreams are sweet?
Chicago businesswoman Cynthia Courtland is completely focused on her career when a sensual, reoccurring dream disrupts her orderly life. Then a threat against her workplace forces her to take time off. She is lost with nowhere to go--only her empty apartment.
Work is Gabe’s life too; he takes it very seriously and will do whatever it takes to succeed. He's been watching over Cynthia for a long time and he has her best interests at heart, but can he protect her from the danger she is blind to? When Cynthia insists on investigating the threat so she can get back to work, it makes Gabe's job all the more difficult.
When things settle, will there be more for them than a life filled with work? Will she give her dreams a chance to come true?
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Smarturl.it/dhu $0.99 now

Friday, September 11, 2015

Book Spotlight - Claimed By Her Bears by @mamaD8




Thanks so much for having me on your blog today with my newest release, Claimed By her Bears.

Loosely based on Goldilocks and the three bears, this is my version of one of my favourite Fairytales with a decidedly naughty spin.

Imagine being Goldie. You’re not only running late, but you just have to tumble right into your new CEO’s arms, covering both of you in coffee at the same time. Not the best impression to make on the new, sex on legs boss.

Jason Stanhope, for that matter, did not expect to have his mate tumble into his arms on his first day at the office. His very human, clueless about shifters, and inexperienced in the lifestyle mate.

What’s a Dom to do?

This delectable human morsel will run for the hills, if he reveals his bear, never mind the fact that he comes as a package deal, won’t she?

Well, Goldie might be human, but she has a few surprises of her own up her sleeve as it were, and as she embarks on a crash course in all things BDSM, she surprises not only her bears, but also herself.

In her words:

“To heck with labels and what other people might think.”


Let the naughty fun begin J



Blurb:

Take one very human girl. Add three bear shifters and one BDSM club. Shake well…

When Goldie Lockwood tumbles into the arms of the new CEO, she falls head over heels in lust with the enigmatic Dom. Interested in the lifestyle she might be, but Jason Stanhope seems way out of her league.

Jason’s bear wants nothing more than to bend Goldie over his desk and claim her right there, but that wouldn’t be appropriate. This bear shifter comes as a package deal—three for the prize of one. As the oldest of triplets, his mate will also have to submit to his brother and sister.

While Goldie responds beautifully to his training, will a weekend at the club be one step too far, or can she be the sweet sub the siblings need?

Revealing their bears might very well make Goldilocks live up to her name.


Excerpt:

He had originally planned to spank her insolent ass, and then fuck her over his desk, but when she hadn’t appeared, his mood had darkened. For one soul wrenchingly disappointing second he’d thought she’d run out on him, and then his bear had picked up the scent of aroused woman. He’d tracked her down to the ladies’, and just when he thought he’d have to break the door in, she had appeared, and a new plan had taken hold.
Her untutored responses to him had made the Dom in him roar, and his bear had positively strutted at them. Fucking her now was out of the question. His volatile animal was too close to the surface, and he would not be able to resist biting her. No, it was far safer for everyone involved to consummate their relationship at the safety of the club, where his bear would be easier to control in the company of Jacob and Cat.
Besides, they had to establish the ground rules, and his little Goldilocks had some homework to do, starting right now.
He spread his legs and raised an eyebrow at her when she just stood there, staring at him openmouthed.
“I’m waiting, girl. If you can’t follow a simple instruction then this ain't gonna work out between us.” She gasped at that, and grinning he reached out and shut her mouth with his index finger under her chin. A shudder went through her when he rubbed the pad of his thumb over her kiss swollen lips, and she pouted when he withdrew again.
“Can’t you just spank me or something, and get that punishment over with, please, Sir?”
Jason threw his head back and laughed, and her pout deepened, but when he shook his head, she gave an exaggerated sigh, and slowly inched the hemline of her skirt up.
It was his turn to groan when her pretty pink pussy lips came into view. Delightfully bare, they glistened in her dew, and his bear huffed his need for a taste of the nectar between her legs.
Jason had to clear his throat to get his voice to work, and the little minx grinned at him.
“Spread your legs, girl. Give your Sir a good view.”
With a groan to match his, Goldie complied, and Jason had to rub his aching shaft through his trousers to gain some relief, as her outer lips opened to reveal the bounty therein. Her inner lips darkened in color the longer he stared at them, as the blood rushed to that area. Her engorged clit stood proudly out its hood, almost daring him to devour it with his teeth, and her pussy hole clenched and released, causing more of her juices to trickle out of it and down the inside of her thighs.
“Now, that is a pretty sight, my girl. I bet you want to come pretty badly right now, don’t you.”
“Ye-es.”
He smirked at her strangled answer, and taking his phone out of his pocket got to his knees to take some candid close up shots of his girl’s cunt. Both Jacob and Cat would sure appreciate those, not to mention he would, while he imagined himself balls deep inside that pretty flesh.
“What are you doing, Sir?” Her voice wobbled, but she didn’t close her legs either, and pride surged in him. Maybe this would work out after all. Not claiming her as his was already too painful to contemplate. All three of them would just have to work really hard to make her fall in love with them so that the small matter of them shifting into grizzlies wouldn’t freak her out too much.
He had a sudden vision of her running away screaming from the club when she found out about them like her namesake in the popular fairytale. He shook his head to free it of those disturbing thoughts, and getting back to his feet showed her the last picture he’d just taken.
“Just taking a picture of what’s mine, girl.”
Goldie glanced at the screen briefly and blushed crimson.
“No need to be ashamed, Goldilocks. You have the prettiest little cunt I've ever seen, and I can't wait to claim it.”
The hopeful look she threw his way made him laugh, and he shook his head.
“Not today though.” He pulled the hemline of her pencil skirt down and tapped her nose.
“You can close your legs now, but remember what I said. No making yourself come, and no panties. I’ll be checking to make sure you follow that rule, and if you don’t…” He grinned at her sharp intake of breath when he swatted her ass twice.
“You won't be able to sit that pretty behind of yours down for a week, got it?”
 “Yes, Sir,” she whispered, and he brushed his lips over hers, drinking in the scent of his woman.
“You have some homework to do first, and when I think you’re ready, we’ll be taking that step at the club.”
Her eyes widened anew at that proclamation.
“The club?” she asked. “Not the one all the staff is dying to find out about?”
Jason tapped her nose again and stepping away, pulled out the list of websites he’d printed off for her earlier out his trouser pocket.
“The very same, baby, only, you’re looking at the new owner. Well one of them. My sister and brother own a third each.”
“There’s more of you?” Her voice rose in her astonishment, and he knew now was the perfect time to test the waters.
“Yes, we’re triplets, and…” He let his words trail off waiting for her reaction, and she didn’t disappoint.
“Triplets? I guess that makes you really close, right?” she asked, and when he just shrugged his shoulders, she wrapped her arms around herself.
“Is there a reason you’re telling me this now?” she asked, and he nodded.
“Let’s just say, we like to share—everything.”

Available from Evernight Publishing and all other on-line retailers from September 1st.

For all other buy links, please check the book page here.

Author Bio

Doris is a writer of sensual, sassy, and sexy tales involving alpha heroes to die for, and heroines who give as good as they get.  From contemporary to paranormal, Sci-fi, BDSM, F/F, M/M, and Ménage, haunting love stories are guaranteed.

Happily married for the last twenty-five years, she lives with her husband and their brood of nine in a far too small house filled with love, laughter, and chaos.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

September's Cover Wars: Round One. Vote every day!

I am always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to promote Dream Hunter, my debut paranormal romance novella!

I am delighted to announce Dream Hunter is participating in The Masquerade Crew's Cover Wars for September! How does Cover Wars work? Round One starts off with 45 books. You can vote for up to 40 every day! There are a lot of awesome looking covers! Hopefully, you'll like Dream Hunter's cover and send a vote my way! <wink> Then... if the book gets enough votes they make it to the next round! Sound like fun? I think so!

Dream Hunter's cover was designed by Lori Lasswell (@LoriLasswell) who I recently interviewed on this blog (click here for interview). Lori told me her inspiration for my book cover came from reading Dream Hunter. I talked a lot about my heroine in my book description, but when she read it she felt the story was really my hero's. I instantly loved Lori's concept!

Judge my book by its cover... If you like it, please send a vote my way! :)




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Cynthia’s dreams are so real, they are actually coming true – complete with the prerequisite dream guy. But things are not as they seem.

Who said dreams are sweet?

Chicago businesswoman Cynthia Courtland is completely focused on her career when a sensual, reoccurring dream disrupts her orderly life. Then a threat against her workplace forces her to take time off. She is lost with nowhere to go--only her empty apartment.

Work is Gabe’s life too; he takes it very seriously and will do whatever it takes to succeed. He's been watching over Cynthia for a long time and he has her best interests at heart, but can he protect her from the danger she is blind to? When Cynthia insists on investigating the threat so she can get back to work, it makes Gabe's job all the more difficult.

When things settle, will there be more for them than a life filled with work? Will she give her dreams a chance to come true?

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I appreciate your vote! Don't forget you can vote everyday! Thanks!

http://www.masqueradecrew.com/2015/09/septembers-cover-wars-round-one-vote.html