Saturday, June 30, 2012

Saturday Pictures: Magic

Okay, so I haven't seen Magic Mike...yet. Maybe you haven't either. If you've missed it so far, or if you just want to drool a little more, today's pictures are of some of the beautiful, sexy men who star in this film. Oh, I pulled these from everywhere, so if any of these pics infringes on anyone's ownership, I do apologize. Please let me know and I'll (*sniff*) remove the image. Thank you and enjoy!

Matthew McConaughey
This man has been sexy for forever!

Channing Tatum
I love the attitude in this picture

Alex Pettyfer
Sexy, and tattoos? Okay, I am drooling

Joe Manganiello
My keyboard is shorting out. 
Do I really need to say anything?

Matt Bomer
Couldn't find many shirtless pics of him, but he has the sexiest eyes I've seen in a long time!

Enjoy your weekend! I'm sure I will. ;-)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thursday Releases at Changeling Press

Woo-hoo! Get into your end-of-the-month shopping mode and head on over to Changeling Press for some hot new releases. As a bonus, I've also included the releases from two weeks ago. That was the week my life turned upside down a bit and I noticed their releases were missed. So sorry to those authors that week, but I'm making up for it today!

Release 6/28

by Dawn Montgomery
On a quest to save the world. With sex... and magic.

by Kate Hill

Will Hugh help Rebecca reveal the truth about her past, or will her pain keep her from true love?

by Jessica Coulter Smith

When Zoey's boss finally shows an interest in her, she knows her every erotic fantasy has come true.

by Zenobia Renquist

Her husband's friends want snacks, booze, and a pre-game entertainment only she can provide.

Release 6/14

by Reneé George

Volatile, unpredictable, and erotically charged -- a combination to die for.

by Ashlynn Monroe

Raylin's willing to do anything, including an alien telepathic three way, to save the Raven's Crew.

by Declan Sands

Cliff Blood doesn't like giant snakes, but a sexy Marshal with fire in his eyes is another story!

by Cynthia Sax

Is this fox-shifting Alaskan bachelor the hunter or the prey?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wednesday's Words to Inspire: BDSM

Okay, so today's inspiring words are not strictly writing-related. Sorry. I've just finished writing a BDSM fairy tale, so thoughts of this lifestyle have been spinning in my head. 

For those who know about BDSM (in writing or in real life), I ran across this link and thought would be nice to share. 

If, on the other hand, you're curious as to what the fuss is all about, I think you'll like this link as well. It may just surprise you.

In a nutshell, this post briefs over what a true Dom should be like.

Snippet from this post...

"Above all else he (the Dom) cherishes his submissive, in the knowledge that the gift she gives him is the greatest of all. He is demanding and takes full advantage of the power given to him, but knows how to share the pleasure that comes from that precious gift...."

Inspiration comes in many forms. Who knows, maybe you'll find a new source of inspiration here.

Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I'll see you tomorrow. 


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tuesdays News and Updates

Hello World. Today is the second day of the typical work week and all goes well. So far. ;)

Not too much going on right now, but I want to give you a few reminders of some current and about-to-end goings on:

The Love Hangover Contest. Do you love menage, bi, m/m or more love? If you answered yes to any of these, you do not want to miss these books or this great contest. If you've come by late, check out the info below:

The Contest Cure
Love-drunk and hungover?
Want to be?

Join Cheryl Dragon, Renee George, Ayla Ruse, and Megan Slayer in celebrating their
current and upcoming new releases at:

Changeling Press

Including the themes of
Menage, Gay, Bisexual, and More
with a contest/ drawing!

Sometimes too much is exactly enough!

Just wait, the news gets even better. Until the end of the contest (the end of this month), if you purchase in the theme and genres of Menage, Gay, Bisexual and More..., you get to take 10% off! This includes my latest titles with Changeling Press, Good Gone Bad and Bad Gone Better.  Click on the Love Hangover Banner above to get the discount code. 

Want more fun stuff? D. Renee Bagby showcases first chapters on her blog, D. Renee Bagby Presents First Chapters. Click here to read the first chapter of Bad Gone Better

That's pretty much it for now. I'm about to turn over a wicked little BDSM tale to Changeling, and on another note, I'll be a part of Drea's blog hop next week.

Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow with some inspiring words.


Monday, June 25, 2012

New Release Monday

Check out Total E-Bound today. Brand new releases to start your week off right!

by Jambrea Jo Jones

Book five in the Seeds of Dawn Series
Redemption through love is the greatest gift of all.

by Louisa Masters 

Ever had a one—night stand who didn't want to go away? What happens when your one-nighter comes back into your life...?

by Marie Sexton

Life on the prairie has never been easy, but now Oestend itself seems bent on destruction.

by Amber Kell

Book two in the Cowboy Lovin' Series
Sometimes you don’t know what you’re looking for until you find it.

by Nadia Aidan

Book one in The Spartan Chronicles Series
When a spirited, Carthaginian slave and a noble Spartan general are thrust together, passion flourishes between the unlikely pair. But is passion enough to weather the turmoil of treachery, war and murder brewing in Ancient Sparta?

by Sam Crescent and Natalie Dae 

She’s everything Travis Williams has ever wanted, but with murder in the cards, will the hunky shifter succeed in claiming Sarah French as his?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Visiting Today and Talking about Titles

Hello out there and Happy Friday everyone!

Today I'm skipping over to the UK and to Hitting the Hot Spot, Total E-Bound's infamous blog. Join me as I put in my two cents about the importance of a book's title, and how I give my stories their names. 

Have a great time today, and I'll see you there!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Changeling Press Release Day!

Bored? Hot? Ready for the weekend? Why not get a jump on the excitement by grabbing one of these hot new releases from Changeling Press.

by Mychael Black

For Jesse, Gabriel, and Lazarus, time is quickly running out.

by Megan Slayer

Love doesn't always happen according to plan.

by Elayne S. Venton

Swords, fingers and floggers. The clock isn't the only thing stroking at midnight.

by Isabella Jordan

In the desert sands of Egypt, three lovers battle a maniacal curse. Only their love can save them. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wednesday's Words to Inspire: Obstacles

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. 

~ Henry Ford

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday's News and Updates

Good Tuesday to you! I have a bit to share with bunches of links to check out, so let's get to it...

  • Make note, I'm blogging at Total E-Bound's blog, Hitting the Hot Spot, this Friday, the 22nd. Stop on by and say "hi". The direct link is

  • Another note: Next Monday, the 25th, I'm blogging at Castles and Guns. I love visitors, so drop on in. Direct link is

  • The Love Hangover contest has less than two weeks to go. Great prizes like a $50 gift certificate and individual books and goody bags galore! Check out the page here for details and put in your own entry to win! Don't forget, if you haven't used it yet, you can get 10% off your next Changeling Press order, now through the end of June, by entering the promo code found on the The Love Hangover home page!The direct link is

  • Still want more? Coffee Time Romance is also giving readers a chance to get more Changeling Press books at a discount. Again, through the end of June, take 10% off your order when you use the promo code found here. Scroll toward the bottom of the page to get the code. (One discount per person, please). Their direct link is

  • Shout out for my BFF, Marie Harte. She has TWO books absolutely FREE on This won't last forever, so click right on over and snag these great books. The first, Rachel's Totem, begins the Cougar Falls stories, where the shifters are hot and situations they find themselves in are even hotter! The second freebie is Talson's Wait. This begins her Talsons Temptations Series.                                           
  • The direct link for your free copy of Rachel's Totem is                                                         
  • The direct link for your free copy of Talson's Wait is

  • Share the love time. I've been told that on some sites, such as Amazon and ARe, clicking "like" and checking off "tags" can increase your books' visibility. I've participated in a few like/tag parties recently and discovered it's quite easy and fun. I cannot begin to tell you the amount of books I've either purchased or put into my wish list basket. This is a great way to find new authors/books. With this in mind, I'm hoping you'll be willing to share the love, so to speak, by liking and/or tagging some of my books on Amazon and ARe. I'll simply list the links below and you go to whichever ones you want to update. I'd truly appreciate your input! (and hey, if you haven't picked up your own copy yet, feel free to add to your own TBR pile.)

The Deciding Factor

Malathix Soul: Soulless

Malathix Soul: Broken

Malathix Soul: Jagged

WHC: Emmy's Wish

Good Gone Bad

That's it for today. Hope the rest of your week goes well and I'll see you here tomorrow with some words of wisdom. Or inspiration. We'll see...

Monday, June 18, 2012

Total E-Bound Day!

It's a beautiful Monday in my neck of the woods, and what better way to celebrate than by immersing yourself in a great story. Total E-Bound has a wonderful list from which to choose. Or, what the heck, pick up each one. I doubt you'll be disappointed! 

by Carol Lynne
Book twenty-seven in the Cattle Valley Series

by Sierra Cartwright
Double the trouble—Uptight attorney Victoria West takes a yearly cruise to get away from it all and explore her wild side with Dom Master Devon, but she’s stunned when Master Gabriel shows up to give her the beating she craves.


by Talia Carmichael
Book one in the Bonds of Justice Series
An unexpected meeting leads a widower on a journey that will change his life forever and possibly give him a new love.

by Nancy Adams

Alex’s body is in a coma. His soul, however, is not. Desperate to become whole, he must first convince stubborn beauty Evening Sinclair that he is not dead.

by Genella DeGrey 

In the American Wild West in the summer of 1880, a widow gets another chance at love with a handsome young wanderer.


by Elizabeth Lapthorne

Book two in The Agency Series
Garth and Katherine try to find the mole within the Agency. They must follow the trail of two killers and use their wits and growing trust in each other to survive their mission.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Illness, Murphy's Law and getting back on track

Sunday is typically my personal day. A day I can re-group, plan out my week, get "things" in order and be ready to go for the world. It's also the day I (original intention) set aside to blog about items personal to me. I don't usually blog on these days, for the reasons aforementioned, but today I am taking advantage of this time set aside for me, by me.

I've kinda dropped off the radar this week. I know, only a handful noticed, but it doesn't matter because I noticed. What happened?

Life. I almost lost my mother this past week to an unexpected, smack-dab-happen-out-of-nowhere "unidentified" viral infection, "unusual" bacterial infection, and COPD (a development we didn't know she had until her hospital stay). The doctors are still baffled as to what happened to her and can only offer their best guess. She went through so many different tests it makes my head spin to even think of them. To say it's been one hell of a week, is an understatement.

Now, as if I need to explain how this changed my week. :)  See, normally I plan out blog posts, schedule them well in advance so there are no worries of missing days. I pop in and out of groups and discussions here and there just to say hi, I'm still around. Well, the only thing I did this past week was some last-minute-I-saw-it-in-time-promo on Friday.

The past five or six days have been my Murphy's Law. Being summer time, I've not pre-posted much of anything. I have more free time in my days and didn't think I had to worry about not getting a post finished. I learned a hard lesson. With everything going on, I didn't have time, much less the energy or mental focus, to post. I sorely regret this lapse. Especially since I've done so well in keeping up. Life does happen...

As of today, life is returning to a bit of a norm. My mother is getting better and we're making a few changes in our lives, but the frazzle and stress is less. I can return to focus to my writing, my "being around." I'm even more behind on my wip, but I know I'll get it done. I'll work a little later, a little harder, and all will be well. I've already begun to schedule a few posts and whatnot, so that if the rug is pulled out from under my feet again, I'll be at least a little more prepared.

It's no one's fault but my own that I've not kept up like I should. I'm kind of a private person and in a perfect world, I'd have everything scheduled, pop in a few minutes on the social circles, and that would be that. I'd deal with my crisis's and on one's the wiser. I like it that way. I don't like that when things fell apart, I'm left going, "I wish I would have..." 

So, that's my personal for today. Beginning tomorrow, my events will return to "as regularly scheduled."

Thank you,

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


This week's News and Updates and Words to Inspire are temporarily out. A family emergency has cropped up and many plans are slightly skewed this week.

My apologies for this interruption. My regular posts will be up and running again in another day or two.

Have a great week everyone; more to come soon.


Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday's New Releases

Two bits of terrific-ness to share today.

First, today is my biweekly post over at Castles and Guns. My topic is Books vs. Movies and tolerance levels in each. Stop on by and put your two cents in on the poll. 

Second, today is a Fantastic Monday (as is every Monday), because this means Total E-Bound is making the world a happier, sexier place to be with their brand new releases. If you enjoy multiple love, this week's batch of reads will be right up your alley. Here's what TEB has in store for you today...

by Jordyn McKenzie

"Don't think. Just feel." How a moment's decision in a silly game with two of her closest friends changes Alexis’ life, and her heart, forever.

by Shannon Peters
Can three warriors convince an uninterested and unwilling betrothed to accept their bond and help lead an alien race?

by Nan Comargue

After a failed relationship in the city, Isabel returns home to the Armstrong ranch and the two sexy Armstrong brothers she’s always loved. Can she choose between them—or does she even have to?

by Morticia Knight

Alexa is young, sexy and single in New York. She’s also alone. When she meets two hunky musicians, will they make her their perfect third?

by Fleur T Reid

In a Victorian world of clockwork and conspiracy, private investigation gets personal...

by Madelynne Ellis

Whoever thought infidelity could be this hot?
Becca Caine had no idea until she caught her husband enjoying an erotic clinch with another man.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Picture Day: I've Got Your Back

I have double the pleasures for you today. First, enjoy the picture day. I'm celebrating the back. Mens backs, to be precise. There's something about a man's back that is so... yummy, perfect, secure, lickable. Yeah, you can fill in your own description as well.

When your eyes refocus and you wipe the drool from your chin, hop back into the real world with me. I'm visiting the lovely and talented Lisabet Sarai at her Beyond Romance blog. I'm talking about promotion and how it can get away from us in a hurry. Does this ever happen to you? Stop on by and share your two cents on the subject. I'd love to hear how you manage.

Most of all, enjoy your Saturday and your weekend!

P.S. Don't forget to swing by Lisabet's today. You can party on over right here:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

New titles from Changeling Press

It's Thursday and you know what that's Friday somewhere in this great big ol' world! Of course, this translates into new books out from Changeling Press. (Don't you love how association works!)

by Sarah Mäkelä

An old enemy comes asking for help, but will Ian and Hannah make it out alive?

by Jocelyn Michel

Cassidy and her vampire seek proof that Egyptian pyramid curses really exist.

by Marteeka Karland

Leiah finds more than her match when she's claimed by a Shadow Wolf.

by J. Hali Steele

Not every thirst can be quenched at Omen's, a club where monsters reign. Some need to go to hell!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wednesday's Words to Inspire: Show and Tell

Today I'm going to lead you astray -- from my own site, that is. Recently I came upon a blog post by Jefferson Smith entitled "Why showing is both more and less than telling." As writers, we hear the phrase, "show, don't tell." I'll be honest, it took me awhile to understand exactly what that meant. I wish this post had been out some years ago; my understanding would have hit upon me quicker than a lightbulb. 

Please go on over and read for yourself. The beauty is in how simple and easy he explains this oft misunderstood part of writing.

Have a wonderful Wednesday. Don't forget to drop back by tomorrow when I'll reveal new books to entertain your reading needs. 


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tuesday's News and Updates

Springtime, summertime, the weather is such a mix...still. It's hot like it wants to be summertime, but then a shower blows through to cool things down a bit. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. Give it another month or two when the sun is relentless. Then you'll see me complaining. :)

But for today, I'm enjoy the weather while I give you a head's up of what's going on in my neck of the woods.

  • *I have a new book for sale.* Just released a few days ago, the second in the Doppelganger Tales series, Bad Gone Better can be read as a stand-alone. 
              In Bad Gone Better, Gunner (a Doppelganger) falls for Melanie (a Wraith). 
            She might give him a new reason for living, 
but will he be able to give her hope for a future? 
          The path they follow is rocky and rough and not for the faint of heart--or body. 
        This is a paranormal erotic romance with elements of magic, menage and bondage. 
          You can read the first chapter, courtesy of D. Renee Bagby, 
            and you can snag a copy of this book for yourself at Changeling Press here
  • Do you like sales? Discounts? Of course you do. :)     Right now, Coffee Time Romance is offering a discount on the purchase of Changeling Press titles, good through the end of June. Click right here to go to their site and get the discount code for 10% off your Changeling Press purchase! *wink, wink*

  • About a month ago I was excited because of a new review my horror romance, The Fires of Beltane received. Unfortunately, the site at the time had a few set-backs, so my shout-out was short lived. I'm newly-excited that the Sensual Reads site is back up and running, better than ever. Click here to go over and see the whole 4.5 star review! 
  • This weekend I go visiting. Join me as I'll be with Lisabet Sarai on this day. I'll talk about what promotion means to me. Feel free to drop by and say hello, and share your own two cents on promo. 
  • My next blog date at Castles and Guns is next Monday, the 12th. See you there!

Until next time, take care~

Monday, June 4, 2012

Monday's New Releases at Total E-Bound

Good morning and good day everyone. I hope you had a refreshing weekend. To start your week off right, snag yourself one of these great reads, just released from Total E-Bound.

by Bailey Bradford

Book nine in the Love in Xxchange Series 
Three men who’ve given up on love find it in the most unexpected place.

by J. P. Bowie

Book seven in the My Vampire and I Series
A demon assassin is sent to destroy Marcus Verano and his loyal friends - both human and vampire, but his plans are thwarted when he falls under the spell of the blood lust cast by Andrew Berés - vampire.

by Kat Black

Can a broken heart forgive, when the flesh can’t forget?

by Aliyah Burke & Taige Crenshaw

Book four in the Kemet Uncovered Series

by Lavinia Lewis
Book six in the Shifters' Haven series
Leopard shifter Gregory is delighted to finally meet his mate, but why doesn’t the heavily scarred young jaguar shifter Hayden recognise their bond?

by Alcamia Payne
When voluptuous Chickadee meets the intrepid French inventor Arnaud Petit, it isn’t simply his latest invention - Petit’s amazing mechanical horse - which Chickadee desires.