Tuesday, June 4, 2013

CR MOSS IS VISITING TODAY WITH A SCAVENGER HUNT GIVEAWAY!!

Please welcome my friend and special guest, CR Moss who is here today to talk about her new book! She is having a scavenger hunt, too! So show her some love!!

Sunset Blog Tour & Scavenger Hunt

Sunsets. Viewing them is a simple pleasure of mine. The phenomena are such a beauty to behold and so varied in their coloring depending upon location, season, and atmospheric conditions. It’s due to living in Las Vegas that spurred on my love of sunsets. [See, it’s not all about the strip and gambling! ;)] I’ve seen some spectacular ones with gorgeous fiery reds, oranges, and yellows or amethyst and fuchsia to name a couple.
My admiration of sunsets and their coloring happens to be part of the inspiration behind my Sunset series. There’s another reason I use ‘Sunset’ in the stories and the titles. It deals with the family the tales follow, but if I told you the reason, that’d kinda spoil the fun of reading the book to learn why. ;)
All the ‘Sunset’ short stories fit into Decadent Publishing’s 1NightStand series of books. The first one, Gwen’s tale ‘Sunset Desires,’ takes place in Grand Cayman and ends in Las Vegas. The second one, ‘Sunset Seduction,’ is about Heather and her man spending a night together in a Las Vegas hotel room. My recent release, ‘Sunset Temptations,’ is a ménage. In it Ivy and her roommate are matched with a sexy resort owner up on Mt. Charleston. ‘Sunset Heat, the fourth story, is in the editing queue and is waiting for a release date. That tale, featuring Seana and her date, also takes place up on Mt. Charleston at the resort. It’s nice when a group of family members can find love, isn’t it? (Day 2 ‘special word’: LOVES)

~ Blurb ~
Can wishes come true in just one night?
* Roommates, Ivy Tramonto and Kiran Emerson, are heading out for their blind dates set up through a prestigious matchmaking service. Neither know anything about the men they’re to meet at a charity event being held in a mountain resort, but they’re looking forward to the adventure and forgetting about all their problems for an evening.
* Resort owner, Robert Bourbon, doesn’t have time to play the field, especially when he wants a polyamorous relationship. After requesting the services of Madame Eve, he’s matched with the perfect pair and believes life can’t get any better.
* Everything seems to be going great, until a mistake one of them made comes back to haunt them.
* Will they make it through the dilemma or will they miss out on having their true desires granted?
--- Content / Warnings: Contemporary, Erotic, Chick Lit, Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Menage, Alternative / Oral, anal, GLBT, MM, MMF, MFM ---

~ Excerpt ~
* Butterflies and nerves paired up in Kiran’s stomach and danced the rumba. Not long now. He checked his appearance and outfit one more time. His thick dark hair stayed gelled in place. Black suit jacket and pants were lint free from what he could see in the mirror’s reflection. Crimson tie lay flat against his crisp white shirt. He retrieved the flower from the refrigerator and attached it to the lapel. With a deep breath, he left his room.
* On the way to the Shadscale Bar, he stopped outside the Mesquite Ballroom. Volunteers stood behind a table with a spinning drum that reminded him of the ball mixer at bingo games. After verifying his name and attendance, he filled out a card and popped it into the bin. His wish? To have enough money to make good on his extreme loan and be able to pay for a new place. He somehow had to make it up to Ivy for his stupid mistakes.
* After he arrived at the bar, one of the servers led him to a private table in the back corner. He sat facing the entryway. Moments later, a waiter brought over a plate of white cheese balls with tomatoes and thin slices of meat.
* “I don’t think this is mine,” he told the man. “I haven’t ordered anything yet.”
“It’s on behalf of Mr. Bourbon. When you finish, I will bring you the soup. He will join you for the rest of the meal. He wanted you to get started.”
* The butterflies in his stomach dropped like pebbles, weighing heavy at the bottom. “Oh, okay.” Fidgety nerves had him wondering if he could eat, but he dug into the food anyway. Plus, he planned to continue drinking. Alcohol on an empty stomach would be a recipe for disaster.
* Kiran pushed aside his empty soup bowl, took a sip of his second drink, then caught sight of a handsome, tall man in a black on black suit with a dark gray tie entering the lounge. He wore a sunset-hued rose boutonnière as well. If the guy approaching happened to be Mr. Bourbon, Madame Evangeline had done a wonderful job picking out the scrumptious male specimen. Kiran loved the color of the man’s hair. He rose on wobbly legs.
* “Hello, Mr. Emerson. I’m Robert Bourbon.”
* The man’s smooth, accented voice, along with the way his slow, seductive gaze sweeping up and down Kiran’s body sent his libido raging. The appraisal was followed by a sexy grin of approval. Heat lanced his gut and sliced straight to his cock. The other man’s strong facial features and straight white teeth filled Kiran with wanting and a need to be close to him. He accepted a handshake and cleared his throat. “Please, call me Kiran.”
* “Kiran it is then. Feel free to call me Robert or Rob.”

(For the next part of the excerpt be sure to visit tomorrow’s stop on the tour!)

~ Now for the fun stuff! ~
Remember the Day 2 ‘special word?’ It’s a part of the ‘Scavenger Hunt!’ Details: Leave a comment about this post along with your first name & email addy. Then email the ‘special word’ along with your name to C.R. Moss e-mail. ~~ Please DO NOT leave the 'special word(s)' in the comment section of this blog. ~~ Each day you participate on this tour will count as one entry into the first drawing. Yes, there’s a second drawing as well! For more details and lists of the dates, locations & prizes of this tour and hunt, visit: http://crmoss.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_26.html.

Thanks, Kathleen, for having me on your blog today, and thank you, readers, for stopping by!

More on ‘Sunset Temptations’ and links for where you can buy the book can be found at: http://crmoss.com/books/sunset-series/sunset-temptations/

Find C.R. Moss & links to her other social media outlets at her Website: http://crmoss.com/

Come out to the hottest readers’ conference in the west, Hot Mojave Knights, and meet C.R. & other great authors ~ Las Vegas, NV - October 2013 ~ http://www.hotmojaveknights.com/

Friday, April 26, 2013

THE BEASTLY BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP!

Guess what? The fabulous Kerrianne Coombes is celebrating her one year anniversary of her book, Beauty and the Beast with a blog hop! All you have to do is find the icon within my post...all the details and the participants can be found here: http://kerriannecoombes.wordpress.com/  So let's get started!

I was wondering if you all thought that it is possible to have love if there is no attraction?  I believe the answer is yes. Sometimes people start out as friends and build a bond that grows into mutual love and attraction.  These are the kind of relationships that can last a lifetime.  I guess it is the hopeless romantic in me...but I do believe that relationships such as these can lead to a very special happily ever after!
If you leave a comment as to your own experience with attraction, you have a chance to win a free e-book copy of my current release, Dating Impossible! Now here is a couple that has has a lot of attraction!


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

HUMP DAY HOOK~24





Morning! It's Wednesday and time for another Hump Day Hook! This week's hook comes from a free read I'm working on. My heroine is a peeping Tom...LOL..Enjoy! Don't forget to check out the other authors participating in this week's Humping at: http://humpdayhook.blogspot.com



Sierra hummed and left her apartment, noticing her sexy new neighbor's apartment door stood half open. She'd seen glimpses of him unloading boxes through the window earlier, and had shamelessly gaped. Silently sending the Dating God prayers of thanks, Sierra had gotten her binoculars out and examined every inch of what must be at least a six-foot frame of muscled USDA PRIME.

Oh. My. God! Absolute perfection!

Fanning herself with one hand, and still holding the binoculars with the other, she'd ogled the perfect specimen before her. Snug black t-shirt covered a broad, well defined chest. He'd stacked a box on top of another and lifted both easily, biceps flexing. Her mouth had gone dry. She angled the binoculars to take in the rest of the yummy view. Black jeans clung to powerful thighs and a firm ass.

Wonder what's up with the all black motif? The object of her attention had looked up then and had caught her--binoculars and all. Never one to be shy about her overt nosy nature, she'd smiled and waved.

Until next week! 

Monday, April 22, 2013

BASEBALL BABES~4

WOW! Almost the entire first month of baseball has gone by. What an emotional week for Boston this week! My heart goes out to all the families and friends of those killed an injured by such senseless violence.  


As Fenway Park opened it's doors again to resume America's favorite past time, the Red Sox overtook the Royals in an emotional win! What an exciting game that was! And the pre-game ceremonies honoring victims of the bombing along with Boston's first responders--EMS and Police alike--were tear and thought provoking!


As for my precious Diamondbacks this week...we had some ups and downs. Unfortunately, Jennifer Simpkins "Skankees" took the series 2-1,  but #1 - Didi Gregorius did hit a home run to help us win the last game 6-2! He's going to be a great addition to the Dbacks this year! Look forward to seeing more of him...

So...the standings are:

Atlanta Braves 13-5 Still in first place in NL East

NY Yankees 10-7 Now in 2nd place in the AL East

AZ Diamondbacks 10-8 Now in 3rd place in the NL West

But...it's not over 'til the fat lady sings and we have many many more months of baseball to go.


As a side note...Pitcher Wade Miley is part of this weekend's Diamondback festivities.  At Saturday's game, they're giving out Wade Miley Gnomes as part of Dback's promotions.  Apparently, this young man has an obsession with gnomes! Now isn't that cute? I won't be at the game as I will be in New Orleans for the Jazz Festival, but I am getting mine through a friend who will be attending the game in my place. **squees with delight**  I can't wait to add it to my growing collection of Dback's memorbillia!

To see what the other two babes are up to go here to visit author Jennifer Simpkins: http://www.jennifersimpkins.net/blog.html

And for Eden Connor go here: http://edenconnorwrites.blogspot.com/

Let's Play Ball!

Kathleen

Sunday, April 14, 2013

EVERNIGHT'S BOOK BOYFRIEND BLOG HOP~


Welcome to Evernight's first Book Boyfriend Blog Hop! Our heros can be strong and sexy, dark and dangerous, rebellious and reckless or cute and quirky. We love to fall in love with these irresistible heroes and Evernight Publishing has them all! The authors of Evernight invite you to a Speed Date challenge. Their cowboys, Doms, detectives, millionaires, royalty, doctors, vampires, soldiers, shifters, even steam-powered heroes are waiting to meet you on each author website. 50 heroes in 7 days! Are you up for the challenge? 

Pull up a chair and get to know every single one. I’d love to introduce you to my hero... 





So let's get busy! I wanted to showcase one of my Avery twins! More specifically, Dr. Cruz Avery from my current EP release, Dating Impossible.  Actor Julian McMahon was my inspiration for these bad boys! Here he is in a bit of a casual dress day, LOL. 

Here is Dr. Avery in his own words. I do so hope you enjoy the little scenario I've set up centering you in my speed dating piece and remember Dr. Cruz Avery when you vote for your favorite EP Book Boyfriend!

The ballroom of the Phoenician Grand Hotel is set with 50 tables all covered in white table cloths. Romantic centerpieces with fragrant gardenias, roses, and sprigs of green are placed around cinnamon and vanilla scented candles. Dr. Cruz Avery looks straight at you from across the speed dating table and pierces you with those deep gray eyes. The seductive heat burning deep within mixes with the heady aroma permeating the air and your heart rate drums out an erratic staccato beat against your rib cage.

You slowly exhale the breath caught in your throat and give the good doctor the once over. Dark hair neatly combed is still damp from a recent shower. His broad shoulders fill the dark navy blue Armani suit he wears with crisp white shirt and silver tie that has a bluish tint to the silk fabric. Chiseled, clean shaven jaw, straight nose, firm full sensual lips…tendrils of heat curl low in your belly and you smile.

This is your chance. You get to pick any man to date from this room. Pure feminine power surges and you give Dr. Avery a seductive smile of your own and introduce yourself. He holds out his hand and grasps your palm in a firm, but gentle grip. A teasing glint enters his eyes and he kisses the back of your hand. “Nice to make your acquaintance,” he says in a deep, sultry baritone that sends shivers up along your arm.

You give yourself a mental shake to clear it of all the images flashing in your mind of just where the good doctor could place his tongue and those lips… you only have five minutes girl…firmly reigning in your libido you ask the doctor the questions you’ve scribbled out ahead of time and this is how he responds:

1. What is your main priority when planning a date with your special girl? 

A slow grin spreads across his face.  "You," he says with a certainty that sends desire rippling across to your core and dampens your panties.  "Every woman is different, and like a fine wine, they are to be savored.  When I plan a date, you will know that every detail selected is designed to cater to your every fantasy."

Ummm...Okay...

2. Do tattoos and piercings turn you on? 

"Of course." A deep throaty chuckle escapes his full red lips.  "I especially like finding where you've placed them."

3. What is your favorite sexual position? 

A glint of wickedness enters those dark gray eyes and he scrubs his chin thoughtfully.  "I just plain love sex," he says.  "But it's not just the position...it's how you get there that is most fun!"

4. Chocolate or flowers? How do you make up after a fight? 

"That," Dr. Avery says, "definitely depends on the fight, wouldn't you say? But more importantly, I'd say my answer would be how I'd use the petals of a fragrant bouquet or some melted warm chocolate to pleasure you with when I beg for your forgiveness, wouldn't you agree?"

Holy Smokes! Those visions of the good doctor feathering my clit with soft petals or licking chocolate from me fill my head.  This man knows how to pleasure a woman and isn't afraid to use everything at his disposal... Definitely something to look forward to!

5. Seduce me in five words or less…


Again that delicious wicked glint enters his eyes and he winks.  "Foot rub baby?"

Ooooooohhhh! That does it! A man who has a foot fettish? I'm in!  Which book do I find you in? 



So now you've met my hero...What’s up for grabs?

• One lucky hopper will win a KINDLE PAPERWHITE eREADER sponsored by Evernight Publishing.

• Every book blogger/reviewer site is giving away one free eBook from Evernight (winner’s choice of any eBook from Evernight Publishing’s website).

• Plus, each author offers their own unique prize! So visit each blog hop stop for a host of fabulous prizes to win.



How to enter? 

My question is this: What is your favorite trait in a book hero? 


Be sure you leave the answer and your email address in the comments below to be eligible to win a prize.

Keep hopping to the next author or blogger. After you’ve met each hero  
To vote go here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EvernightBookBoyfriendBlogHop  You’ll earn an extra grand prize entry point!

The rules are simple but must be met in order to win the grand prize of a Kindle Paperwhite! You MUST answer my question in my post and leave an email address in the comment section. This puts you in for the GRAND PRIZE and if you follow me on Twitter @Kathleengrieve, my facebook author page here: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Kathleen-GrieveAuthor/251669291518939 your name will also be placed in for my own prize that I'm giving away in addition to Evernight's Prize.  My prize pictured below. Since I couldn't figure out which Lia Sophia necklace to offer as a prize, I will let the winner that is randomly selected choose one of the following:

Number 2 is this one...
And here is number 3....
Here's the linky list with the other participating authors! Good Luck and have fun!


Monday, April 8, 2013

BASEBALL BABES~2

Yeah! So the first week of Major League Baseball has commenced! I hope you're supporting your local teams ;) 
As I stated last week, my home team is the Arizona Diamondbacks and I'm going to recap a bit of Opening Day in our season opener against the St. Louis Cardinals.


We had a great time getting back into the groove of baseball! The field...the smells of stadium dogs and nachos...and the baseball hotties! Here is Hill hi-fiving Marte, one of our new outfielders!




Batting practice...



Before the game I got an autographed opening day baseball from new pitcher Brandon McCarthy!
Our guys were having a bit of fun coming in from the Outfield!
And of course, we did beat the Cardinals 6-2 so it made for a perfect Opening Day at Chase Field! Complete with Fireworks! Whoop!

So who is your favorite baseball team? And how did they do on Opening Day? Don't forget to stop by Eden Connor's site for her in progress baseball wip here: http://edenconnorwrites.blogspot.com/2013/04/guarding-line-chapter-3.html?showComment=1365440209253#c2184361988157521834

And Jennifer Simpkins is bemoaning her Yankees poor start to the season here: http://www.jennifersimpkins.net/1/post/2013/04/baseball-babes.html

Sorry Jennifer...it should only get worse for your team...

Dbacks are ahead in their division 5-1!! Whoop!!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

HUMP DAY HOOK~22

Good morning! Hope you're off to a rockin' Hump Day! #HDH is a weekly blog hop where authors of all genres share a snippet of their work. For the complete list of authors participating, go here: http://humpdayhook.blogspot.com/

For this week's hook, I'm going to share a bit from Nurse Faith Daniel's pov. Let's see what she really thinks about Dr. Lassiter in The Doctor's Deception. LOL



Faith turned to her open locker and grasped her stethoscope.
She wrapped it around her neck, then slammed the door shut with enough force that it bounced back open. She was going to have to deal with him for the fourth shift in a row. The thought depressed her.

Him.

Dr. Stone Lassiter.

God’s gift to cardiovascular surgery…At least in his own,
over-inflated opinion.  A derisive snort escaped her and she closed her locker. Since he’d come to Deerborne County General last year, she’d made it a habit to avoid him as much as possible. But, when forced to deal with his anger when he was on a roll, she fired right back with an overexaggerated
sweetness guaranteed to get on his nerves. Her behavior
was childish, she knew, but she couldn’t seem to help herself. His superior, know-it-all attitude made him an easy target.
 
What he needed was a healthy dose of his own medicine now
and then, and Faith was very good at medication administration.

That's all for today's snippet. If you liked my snippet and want to learn more about Faith and Dr. Lassiter, you can go here: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/the-doctors-deception-by-kathleen-grieve/

Happy Hump Day~Peace Out!
Kathleen


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

HUMP DAY HOOK~21

Morning Hookers! Hump Day Hook is a weekly blog hop where a group of authors get together to showcase a piece of their work.  This weeks hook comes from my release, The Doctor's Deception available here from Evernight Publishing: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/the-doctors-deception-by-kathleen-grieve/  Don't forget to stop by the other author's sites who are also sharing a paragraph of their wips or current releases here: http://humpdayhook.blogspot.com/.  Now to meet Dr Stone Lassiter a heart surgeon who needs to learn to chill out.  He'd has just learned the nurses are not happy with him.
Stone walked into the nurses' station and his gaze locked on one nurse in particular.

Well, except maybe her.

Faith Daniels.  A cool, green eyed blonde, with her long hair coiled at the nape of her neck.  Five-foot, eight inches of pure trouble.  Was she one of the nurses who'd complained? He seemed to remember her asking him to be a little more respectful of the nursing staff, but he couldn't remember the details.

Stone rubbed his jaw, trying to recall those details.  To tell the truth, he hadn't paid much attention to what came out of her mouth when she spoke. He teetered on the fine line of the doctor/nurse relationship when it came to Faith.


Until next week Hump Day folks!
Kathleen

Monday, April 1, 2013

BASEBALL BABES~1 OPENING DAY!



Welcome to Opening Day! As a baseball fan, I've followed major league baseball since a child.  My dad instilled a healthy respect for the entire baseball experience.  As an adult, I enjoy baseball on many levels and as an Arizona Diamondback Season Ticket holder, I get my chance to do just that! 

Fellow Romance Authors Jennifer Simpkins and Eden Conner are going to do this weekly blog with me every Monday sharing snippets of their current wips (as their main focus in their writing is baseball heros).  I currently don't have any type of baseball hero but am thinking that a sports medicine angle might work out really well for me in a future book. To read their posts today you can reach them here: http://www.jennifersimpkins.net/blog.html and http://edenconnorwrites.blogspot.com/

Here is a picture of the scoreboard of the Arizona Diamondbacks! I went to the exhibition game on Saturday against the Reds and took a few pictures.  Of course, next week I will share some of today's opening day happenings!
The boys of summer warming up during batting practice! Don Baylor the coach has #25 on his shirt stands to far left. To his right is #15, Ward and #32 Jenkins.
Here is me and Mark Grace! Who has yet to win a "Legends" Race at Chase Field. LOL

Today's opener should be a good one. The Dbacks go up against the Saint Louis Cardinals. You can follow along on twitter @Dbacks and use the hashtag #GoDbacks I will be there in section 213 cheering my boys on! Stop by and say hello or catch me on twitter @kathleengrieve 

Kathleen


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

HUMP DAY HOOK~20~



Welcome back for another Hump Day! This week's snippet comes from my wip, Temperature's Rising. Hope you enjoy! And don't forget to take a look at the other author's participating in this week's Humping here: http://humpdayhook.blogspot.com/


My hero for this book, Dr. Ryder Alexander came from my love of Ewan... **sigh** Remember my little drama queen nursing student had puked all over my hero's shoes? Now we switch to his pov...



Ryder turned, sloshed, slipped and barely regained his balance before falling flat on his ass in the muck covering his shoes and slacks. The aroma of vomit stifled his first instinct to chase after the gorgeous brunette that had rocked his world several times over last night.

“Let her go, Ryder, we have work to do,” Dr. McMillan stated flatly.

Ryder glanced at the patient with the open abdominal wound and stepped toward the bed to assist with the massive dressing change. Disappointment slammed into his gut as the elusive woman escaped him once more.  His duty was to his patient but later, he promised himself he'd definitely be tracking Anne down. 



Hope you enjoyed! Talk to ya all later, Gators!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

RITES OF SPRING BLIG HOP WINNER IS...

Congratulations to Karen who is the winner from my blog and has won the Kindlepaperwhite that was my offered prize! I really enjoyed reading all your comments for this hop. We will definitely have to do this again next Spring. For the winner of the Kindle Fire and $50 Amazon Gift Card, go to my original post and check the raffle copter. The names are listed.

My next giveaway is a DOOZY! So dont forget to stop by Sandra Sookoo's Seeing is Believing Blog on March 29th!!

Tootles!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

RITES OF SPRING BLOG HOP

Good morning all! I am definitely have a lovely Spring so far! Thank you so much for stopping by and joining this little blog hop! There are some awesome prizes being given away by all the authors participating, so you should have a great time! First place is a Kindle Fire and second place is a $50 Amazon Gift Card!! So be sure that you comment and leave a valid email address so you may be contacted if you win! A list of all the authors will be listed below.  My own prize that I'm offering if you happen to stop by and read my post today will be a Kindle Paperwhite which has Wi-Fi, Paperwhite Display, Higher Resolution, Higher Contrast, Built-in Light and looks like this:
So, what do you think? Ready to play? So let's talk firsts here. First love, to be exact. That's what the Rites of Spring is all about. Fist kiss, first love, first time sex for a character... This plays in well with my current release, Dating Impossible. My heroine, Dr. JJ Jone's first love is my hero, Dr. Cruz Avery. She had a secret crush on him in high school that she'd thought time and distance had cured her of before she'd come back to town and started working with him. No longer that gangly, awkward teenager, she'd matured into a woman with curves that Cruz definitely takes notice of. Here's a snippet of JJ's thoughts when she has a moment to step back and check Cruz out:


Excerpt:
Her childhood crush was just that. A crush. She was no longer the gangly, flat-chested, awkward girl who longed for Cruz Avery’s love and attention. Without conceit, she was well aware her beanpole figure had developed curves in all the right places and her double D’s drew a man’s notice. They had certainly drawn Cruz’s attention just now. Her lips curved in pure feminine satisfaction. About fucking time!

Unable to resist, she snuck a peek in Cruz’s direction. As best man, he stood on the groom’s side of the altar. His attention should’ve been on his brother and Roxanne, but instead, he stared openly at her. His smoky grey gaze held a definite interest. He inclined his head.

Outwardly, she knew she presented the picture of calm, but her stomach fluttered with exhilaration. The teenage girl that still lurked inside of her wanted to jump up and down, screaming at the top of her lungs. God, she would’ve amputated her right arm for him to look at her like that when she’d been in high school.

Easily six feet tall, he’d slicked his short black hair to the side in his usual style. Clinically, she continued her assessment. Chiseled jaw? Check. Sensual mouth? Check. Broad shoulders that filled out his tuxedo jacket to a perfect “T”? Double check. Heat spread across her cheeks.

Yowza! So much for clinical. 



BLURB: 

Focused on her career, Dr. JJ Jones doesn't have time to date—and she certainly doesn't want to date the "player" of the ER none other than her girlhood crush, Dr. Cruz Avery. JJ found out the hard way that romantic relationships in the work place don't mix forcing her to relocate back to Arizona and change jobs. She's determined to spend her free time enjoying her Harley, reading true-crime novels, and learning about the new community she lives in. Dogged by the gorgeous Dr. Avery with his skillful hands, disarming smile, and hot lips, her resolve wavers. For now, she's having fun making his mission to date her down right impossible! 


To be eligible for the Kindle PaperWhite that I'm offering as a prize here on my blog--Not to be confused with the Grand Prizes of this hop listed above, please leave a comment about your first kiss or crush, follow me on twitter @Kathleengrieve , “Like” my facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Kathleen-GrieveAuthor/251669291518939 
That’s it! Easy peasy! You can obtain a copy of my 2nd book of my Dating Series called, Dating Impossible available from Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Dating-Impossible-Series-ebook/dp/B00BMHF3B6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362893271&sr=1-1&keywords=Dating+Impossible

BIO: 
About Kathleen Grieve

Full time nurse, amateur cake baker, writer, and zombie obsessed, Kathleen draws a lot from the real-life medical drama she experiences as a RN for her novels. Writing romance is a creative outlet where she can effectively deal with the daily stress and sorrow, adding levity and humor to situations that provide a happily ever after when there isn't one.

Connect with me here:

Website: www.kathleengrieve.com
Keeping A Pulse On Life & Romance Blog: http://kathleengrieve.blogspot.com
Amazon: amazon.com/author/kathleengrieve
Twitter @KathleenGrieve

Evernight Publishing: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/pages/Kathleen-Grieve.html

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Kathleen-GrieveAuthor/251669291518939
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1806364.Kathleen_Grieve


Now for the rest of the participating authors:

http://www.markofthestars.com/wp/?page_id=10037

Please sign into the Raffle Copter below in order for the Grand Prizes to be drawn:

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

HUMP DAY HOOK~18

Morning to all!! Happy Hump Day! Hope you all are well and getting ready for Spring. Today's hook comes from my current release, Dating Impossible available now at www.evernightpublishing.com . It's not really a hook per se, but I do love this passage! All comments are welcome and appreciated.  For all the other authors participating in this week's HDH, you can go here for a complete list: http://humpdayhook.blogspot.com/ 



“This is easy,” Ambra began and spun toward a tall, well- built man holding a pitcher of beer in one hand and a ping pong ball in the other. “It’s beer pong. All you do is stand where he’s standing and aim for the cups with the beer in them. We get a ball in the cup, the other team has to drink.”

With half an ear, JJ listened to Ambra’s instructions. Cruz’s warm breath fanned the back of JJ’s neck. Her concentration turned skittish. Stubbornness cemented her feet to the floor. Why was he standing so damn close?

Don’t move. Don’t move. Don’t move.

“Okay,” JJ said. “Who are we going to play against?”

“I’ll take you two on,” Cruz said. He shifted his body, stood in front of her, stripped off his tuxedo jacket and rolled up the sleeves of his dress shirt. The muscles of his tan forearms flexed with the movement.

JJ dragged her gaze away from his tanned skin and gulped. He’s just a man, she told herself reasonably. Flesh and blood. 

Extensor muscles line the back of the forearm which are used to extend the wrist while the flexors are used to flex the wrist. Under the muscles are the humerus and radius, the two bones of the lower arm.

The anatomical facts streamed through JJ’s mind, but did nothing to diminish the sexiness of those particular arms, or the memories flooding her of how they felt wrapped around her body only moments before. Combined with the heady scent of pure male, the intoxicating blend shot long suppressed sexual yearning to the surface. Flames of heated desire licked along her skin.


That's it! Have a Super Hump Day!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

HUMP DAY HOOK~17~VIRTUAL BLOG TOUR DATING IMPOSSIBLE





Today, I’m going to incorporate my Hump Day Hook into my Virtual Blog Tour for my latest release, Dating Impossible. Love sharing this story with you! Today we learn that Dr. Cruz Avery can’t dance, despite his numerous other charms…If you’d like to participate in my VBT for Dating impossible, the instructions are below my paragraph for your chance to win $100 Amazon Gift Card and free e-book copy of Dating Impossible!
           “Does that mean you girls are looking for a dance partner?” a familiar baritone drawled. “I believe I can take you both at once.”

“Cruz,” Ambra said, turning toward him. “I’m not dancing with you ever again. Not after the last time. You didn’t just step on my feet, you mutilated them,” she complained. She inclined her head toward the bartender and squinted at his name tag. “Hey, Josh. You dance?”

Surprise registered on Josh’s face. “Why, yes, I do.”

Ambra held out her hand. “Let’s go!”

Without hesitation, he grasped her fingers, navigated around the counter, and off they went. JJ watched their progress with her back to Cruz. She sipped the tequila Josh had refilled before heading off with Ambra.

“Well?” Cruz murmured next to her ear. His breath fanned her neck, igniting little coils of warmth low in her belly that had nothing to do with the alcohol.

“Well, what?” she replied, enjoying the sensation of having him near. Reluctant to turn in his direction and break the close proximity of their bodies, she kept her gaze trained on the crowded dance floor.

“That leaves you and me. Care to get a little dirty?” His tone purred seduction.

That’s it! Hope you enjoyed my snippet! For the other authors participating in this week’s Hump Day Hook go here: http://humpdayhook.blogspot.com/ To purchase your copy of Dating Impossible, go here: www.evernightpublishing.com

Scavenger Hunt Instructions:

For Dating Impossible, I wanted to do something a bit more than just a regular blog tour. I thought it would be fun if you all looked for a secret word. From day one, there will be a secret word inside the body of each post.  When you string them together, they make a sentence. Be the first person to email me at kathleengrieveauthor@gmail.com with the completed sentence and win a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate! To be eligible, you must also leave a comment on each blog, follow my own blog http://kathleengrieve.blogspot.com , follow me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Kathleen-GrieveAuthor/251669291518939 and on Twitter @kathleengrieve

I will also be picking one person from each comment section to win a free e-book copy of Dating Impossible, the second book in my Dating Series from Evernight Publishing.

I look forward to hearing from you! Now let’s have some fun!  Don’t forget to leave me a comment to be eligible for the grand prize drawing of a $100 Amazon Gift Card and a chance to get your free e-copy of Dating Impossible! Enjoy the rest of your day!

Kathleen

BLURB:

Focused on her career, Dr. JJ Jones doesn't have time to date—and she certainly doesn't want to date the "player" of the ER none other than her girlhood crush, Dr. Cruz Avery. JJ found out the hard way that romantic relationships in the work place don't mix forcing her to relocate back to Arizona and change jobs. She's determined to spend her free time enjoying her Harley, reading true-crime novels, and learning about the new community she lives in. Dogged by the gorgeous Dr. Avery with his skillful hands, disarming smile, and hot lips, her resolve wavers. For now, she's having fun making his mission to date her down right impossible!


EXCERPT:

But damn if she wasn’t all prickly one minute and hot and yummy in his arms the next. His cock hardened and he shifted in his chair. Large almond-shaped green eyes, pink pouty lips, and that sexy belly button ring and tattoos. Cruz shook his head. JJ was definitely a mix of contradictions. She was all innocence and badass rolled into one. And smart.

None of his usual bullshit lines would work with her. So how was he going to get past her no-dating-a-co-worker rule and find out if they had the possibility of a real future together? Christ, she was making this entire dating thing impossible. He rubbed the tense muscles of his neck.

Sex two nights in a row doesn’t mean we are dating. Or in a relationship.

Her words looped over and over against his skull and were the other reason why he couldn’t concentrate on jack-shit today. What he needed was a plan. But what?

He sat up straighter in his leather chair. The kernel of an idea blossomed. What if she didn’t realize they were going out on dates? Yeah, baby. He liked the notion already. But he’d have to tread carefully. JJ was a clever girl. Cruz would just have to be one step ahead of her in order to make his plan work. And once she was hooked on him… He glanced at his reflection in the full-length mirror that hung on the back of his office door and pointed to himself. His lips curved into a perfect smile and he winked.

Who could resist this?

(secret word “away”)


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Monday, March 4, 2013

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT~TYLER ROBBINS

I'm thrilled to be able to welcome fellow Evernight Publisher Author, Robin Badillo to my blog today talking about not one..not two...but THREE hunka hunkas that she writes under the pen name of Tyler Robbins! Take it away, Robin...

About Robin~

Tyler Robbins is the pen name of author Robin Badillo, who lives in a small Texas town and is the mother of four nearly grown kids, two boys and two girls. 

Tyler enjoys stepping out of her comfort zone and pushes the envelope on the stories she writes every chance she gets. She hopes her readers are just as thrilled as she is with the chances she’s taking. 

Always the optimist, Tyler is a firm believer that grey hair is merely God’s graffiti!
 

Connect with Tyler Robbins here:

Website /Blog:
http://www.tylerrobbins.org

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/author.tyler.robbins

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/#!/Robin_Badillo

Evernight Publishing:
http://www.evernightpublishing.com/ 



BLURB:

Vampire, Tristan Deveraux, savored the night with his young progeny, Caleb, by his side. Satisfying his shameless desires, he took what he wanted without reprisal or regret, until Gauge Roberts darkened his door. 

Gauge, an ex-Navy Seal, offered more than muscles and brawn when he became Tristan’s personal security coordinator. Surrendering to an undeniable attraction, the dominating soldier scratched an itch both had ignored far too long.

 A remarkable bond is quickly formed between the three very different men, allowing each to fulfill individual needs while maintaining separate but equal relationships, until a surprising enemy threatens to destroy it all. 

Will they survive the deadly fight, or is heartbreak the only price for satisfying their kind’s immortal thirst?

 ADULT * M/M/M* EXCERPT option #1

Gauge cautiously entered a spacious loft with high vaulted ceilings and a dining room table filled with an assortment of food. To the right, he spotted a black, leather sofa with a very handsome and very naked man sprawled across it.

Gauge’s cock instantly twitched, his proclivity toward men revealing itself through his physical reaction. 

“Hope you’re hungry.” Tristan’s voice resonated from the far left of the vast room.

Gauge’s gaze drifted away from the naked man and settled to where Tristan knelt at the foot of a chaise-lounge, intently suckling the inner thigh of yet another man.

The erotic moans of Tristan’s live meal filled the room, further stiffening Gauge’s shaft. Unsure what he should do, Gauge stepped back, only to be met by Caleb who handed him a glass of scotch. “Please, help yourself to whatever appeals to you.”

Dizzying thoughts danced in his mind. Which appetite should he satisfy first? This was new territory, far beyond the realms of even his vivid imagination. Should he indulge his physical hunger, his sexual needs, or neither, and keep his first day on the job strictly business?

“Perhaps he’s a watcher.” Caleb brushed past him as he strolled toward the lone man on the sofa.

Gauge drew in a deep breath to steady his spiraling nerves. “You feed right out in the open?”

Tristan ran his tongue up the length of the human’s cock then smiled. “They have no objections.” He then pricked his wrist with the tip of a pointy fang and allowed a few crimson drops to coat the lips of his quarry. 

The man licked the blood, and his pupils immediately dilated. 

“They drink from you?” Gauge swallowed hard, still trying to keep his wits about him. 

“They give me the gift of an existence without pain. I give them unimaginable pleasure.” Tristan then kissed the man and returned to feasting upon his inner thigh. 

Gauge glanced over at Caleb, who stood before the other man with his pants unzipped, gazing down intently as the man eagerly sucked his cock. Caleb’s hips rolled with the motion of the man’s bobbing head. 

Caleb eyed Gauge with a smug grin. “He’s really good.”

Gauge licked his lips and wandered back toward the table where he blindly reached for a chair and took a seat. His heart pounded, and his cock pulsed. So fucking hot. 

He’d been to clubs featuring group sex in back rooms, and had even participated once, but that was a long time ago and blood definitely hadn’t been involved. The erotic way Tristan fed only excited him more. 

Gauge’s prick pressed tight against his jeans, and he fought the urge to jack off. 

Tristan licked blood from his lips, nudged his partner to the side and joined him on the lounger. He skimmed his fingers across the man’s stomach, enough to make him shudder, but his seductive gaze remained locked on Gauge. “A ghastly sight, isn’t it?”

Gauge swallowed hard, his head booming from the erotic shock of it all. “Not at all.”

With speed too fast to measure, Tristan stood before him, his cock wet and stiff, smelling of sex and the unmistakable metallic scent of blood, an aroma Gauge recognized. “I suppose you’ve seen worse than a vampire fucking his meal?”

“Much worse.” That’s the understatement of the year. 

Gauge tried not to dwell on the images which flashed through his mind. The macabre memory of flames reaching far above the rooftops of the small village where they’d burned the decapitated bodies of innocent victims and the vampires who had murdered them. The memory of diesel fuel mixed with the putrid stench of singeing hair and roasting skin Gauge thought would be imbedded in his brain forever, also sneaked out from the recesses of his mind where he’d safely tucked them away.

He shot up from the chair, overwhelmed and uncertain of what was worse, the haunting memories of the massacre, or how easily the thought of fucking this sexy vampire appealed to his body and mind, so much stronger than his desire to kill him. 

Tristan eased closer and inhaled deeply, then turned his attention to the other vampire. “Caleb, take them away.”

Out of the corner of his eye, Gauge saw Caleb step back immediately followed by the snapping sound of fingers. “You heard my master. Let’s take this party on the road, boys.”

Gauge’s muscles tensed as he resisted reaching out and wrapping Tristan’s long hair around his fist and fucking him like there was no tomorrow. 

As the door closed behind them, Tristan ran his hand down Gauge’s arm. “Kathryn told you, didn’t she?”

Gauge drew in a deep breath. “Not sure what you mean, Sir.”

“She told you how I came to be a vampire. How she plucked me quite literally from the brink of death and how my need for sex is the only thing to rival my thirst for blood.”

“She told me you had a way about you I’d possibly relate to.” Gauge understood now. Kathryn’s recommendation included benefits Gauge had never imagined.


Well...that is one hot excerpt that keeps you wanting more! Go to www.evernightpublishing.com to order your copy of Immortal Thirst today!  


I want to thank Robin for stopping by today and sharing her latest release with us!

 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT~REBECCA BROCHU

I'd love to welcome fellow Evernight Author, Rebecca Brochu who is here showing off her brand new release from Evernight's Romance On The Go line...Enjoy!



BLURB:

Jacob Stine, one of the owners of the town’s bakery, has wanted Race Carroway since the moment they first met much to the amusement of his best friend Kyle. Despite the obvious tension between them he’s always assumed that the hunky mechanic would never be interested in him. Jacob’s contented himself with admiring Race from a distance until the day he’s forced to call him for help.

When the encounter turns steamy and then ends with Race running off without an explanation Jacob is torn between hurt and confusion. He has to make the decision between finally moving on and trusting Race with one more chance. Will the baker have what it takes to get his man?   

Excerpt:

The wet heat of his mouth was almost torturous, and Jacob scrambled to find something to hold on to. His hands skated over the top of Race’s buzzed hair for a moment before he forced them away to claw at the wood behind him. Race reached up and grabbed one of Jacob’s hands, placing it on the back of his own head and pressing in silent permission.

Jacob felt his heart skip a beat, but then it was back to racing hard and fast in his chest as he cupped the back of Race’s head in his palm and gave a short, shallow thrust of his hips. Race hummed low in his throat, and the vibration sent chills down Jacob’s spine. He pushed forward harder, forced his cock farther down Race’s throat. Race swallowed, and Jacob couldn’t help himself after that.  

His free hand went up to clutch at his own hair as he used the other to maneuver Race on his cock. One minute he pressed in deep, could feel the heat of Race’s breath on his hair and his tongue lapping at his base, and then he would pull him back, let him suckle at the head for a second before doing it all over again. Jacob was intoxicated by the very idea of having Race, strong muscular Race, even a tiny bit under his control, even when it was painfully obvious that Race allowed it to happen.

He’d been so on edge around Race for so long that he knew he wasn’t going to last long, couldn’t last long, not with the way Race sucked him hard and fast and then soft and slow. Not with the way Race took him deep and hummed around his shaft, only to pull back and lave the head of his cock with his tongue. Jacob could feel it building, could feel his balls drawing up and tightening, and the hand on the back of Race’s head moved to his shoulder to push frantically in warning.

Race’s mouth came off of his cock with an obscene noise and then his hands were in its place, trailing up and down his shaft, stroking him fast and confident as his thumb flirted with his slit.

“Come on, Jacob. Want to see you. Been wanting to see you for months.” Race practically crooned at him, and the sight of him there, normally taciturn and dour-looking Race on his knees, eyes blown wide from desire and lips red from sucking his cock, was too much for Jacob. His eyes slammed closed of their own accord, and he felt the orgasm punch its way through his body as he spilled over the tight circle of Race’s finger while Race continued to croon at him almost sweetly.

You can get your copy of this must read Male/Male romance at www.evernightpublishing.com

 

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