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01 October 2014

A Look At Paige Warren & 'Southern Drawl' @AuthorPaigeW @evernightpub #interracial #western #rotg

Today we have author Paige Warren visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* Paige Warren spends her days weaving tales about alpha male cowboys and the women who love them. There's nothing hotter than a man in tight Wranglers and a pair of well-worn boots. You have to admit, there's something sexy about a man who knows how to use a rope!
* A cat lover, she has more than one furbaby running around, keeping her company in the wee hours of the morning as she tries to find just the right way to say "His skin gleamed, the early morning rays caressing his sun bronzed flesh, as he studied her from beneath the brim of his Stetson." Or, you know, something similar.
* When Paige isn't dolling out tons of affection on the furbabies, or slurping down a pot of coffee (Yes! A whole pot!) so she can get in her daily word count, she enjoys reading and watching movies - romances, usually.

What are you going to tell us about today?
* My Contemporary, Interracial, Western, Romance on the Go story Southern Drawl.

A look into the story
~ Blurb ~
* Carson Benson has wanted to be a cop for as long as he can remember, but there are some days that he doesn’t like his job. Like the day he gets called out for a domestic disturbance and finds a battered woman and terrified child. What Carson didn’t realize was that it would be a turning point in his life.
* Peaches Malone and her daughter Daisy are very important to Carson, and he’ll do anything to protect them. Including taking them home—to his home, where he can watch over them. And if Peaches feels that same spark he feels when he looks into her eyes, all the better.
~ Excerpt ~
* Carson nursed his beer, staring out across the crowd while he waited on his brother to show. He was surprised Drew was going to peel himself away from Lexie long enough to hang out at the bar for a while. His brother had taken fewer rodeo trips lately, since discovering Lexie was pregnant, so now when he rode he really had to make it count. Carson wondered how long it would be before his big brother decided to get a ‘real’ job––something closer to home.
* Carson had followed the rodeo for a bit, but it really wasn’t his scene. All those women, wanting to sleep with a winner… He shook his head. Nope. Not his scene at all. When he was with a woman, he didn’t want to wonder who had come before him, possibly within an hour or two. He’d had a few relationships over the years, but nothing in a while. His poor dick hadn’t had any action, other than his hand, for months now. Ever since they’d made their permanent home base in Bryson Corners, he’d been alone.
* He didn’t think it had anything to do with his mixed heritage. If his brother was any proof, women couldn’t care less that he was half-black. And if anything, Lexie seemed to love Drew even more because of it. She claimed it made him different, and sexy. Carson grimaced. Sexy was not how he wanted to picture his brother.
* Drew eased up to the table. “You supposed to be drinking while wearing that badge?”
* Carson glanced down at the badge clipped to his belt. Hell, he’d forgotten all about it. He plucked it off the belt and shoved it into his pocket. His job was still new to him, but he loved it.
* “At least I ain’t on the clock,” Carson said.
* “Chief Lumley would tear into your ass if he saw you drinking while wearing that badge,” Drew said. “You can’t afford to fuck up with this job. I know it’s something you’ve wanted for a while.”
* Carson shrugged. “I just forgot about it. I’m not used to wearing it yet. If I was still in my uniform, I mighta remembered. Got called out after hours, so I just grabbed the badge on my way out the door.”
* “You like the job so far?”
* Carson nodded. “It ain’t quite what I expected, but it’s a good job. I got to help a lady the other day when she was broken down on the side of the road. Felt good.”
* “And how are things on a more personal front?” Drew asked. “You haven’t dated anyone since we moved here.”
* “No one interesting, I guess. The women around here are a little too independent for my taste. I want a woman I can take care of. Someone who will lean on me, not boss me around and go out drinking with her friends every Friday night, ogling half the cowboys in town.”
* Drew grinned. “In other words, you don’t want Lexie’s friend, Shelly.”
* Carson snorted. “Not hardly. Guess I’m just old-fashioned. I’m not saying I don’t want her to think for herself, because I do. I just want her to need me.”
* “Lexie’s a strong woman, but she needs me, even if she won’t admit it half the time. But I get what you’re saying. You want someone quiet, someone who will come to you when they get into trouble.”
* “Yeah, I guess that’s what I want.”
* “She’s out there somewhere, Carson. You’ll find her. Probably not sitting in this bar, but you’ll find her.”

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Thank you for joining us here today, Paige Warren! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

29 September 2014

Welcome special guest: author Codi Gary ~ @CodiGary @GoddessFish #romance

Today we have author Codi Gary visiting. Welcome!
What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* An obsessive bookworm for twenty years, Codi Gary likes to write sexy small-town contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family. Visit her website www.codigarysbooks.comfor latest news, social media, or just to say hi!

So, Codi Gary, what/who inspired you to become a writer?
* Devouring six or more books a week as a tween, I wanted to write like the amazing authors I couldn’t get enough of. I was inspired by every writer who drew me in.

When did you attempt your first story? What length was it? What's become of it?
* I have always started stories, but never finished one until I was 30. I finished 120,000 word novel based in my imaginary Idaho town of Rock Canyon, and it is forever lost in the folder for horrible first books. :)

How many stories did you complete before you sold your first?
* One.

What are the best and worst pieces of writing advice you ever received?
* The best was to stay true to my voice, and honestly I haven’t received any bad advice.

The book you’re promoting, is it a stand-alone story or part of a series?
* It’s a series, The Loco, Texas series, Make Me Crazy is the first book, and I Want Crazy, the book I’m promoting, is the second.

What sparked the idea for the story/series?
* A call out for sweet, southern romance and I love friends to lovers stories.

*** Now for some fun info… ***
Would you/have you own(ed) a snake or some other exotic pet?
* No. I spent two years in school and had friends that liked snakes, but I am not a fan of feeding live or stunned bait to animals. I couldn’t do it.

Which do you prefer: rain or sun & warm weather or cold weather?
* Rain, Thunderstorms, or cold weather!

If you could live anywhere in the universe, where would it be and why?
* Scotland because I love the history and the way people speak.

If you were stranded on a desert island and were only allowed to have five modern conveniences with you, what would they be?
* Toilet paper, carbonated water, a Kindle with a lifetime of books, a solar charger, and a tent.

*** About Codi Gary’s book… ***
~ Blurb ~
* Miranda “Rand” Coleman has seen the way love can wreck a person and wants absolutely no part of it. When her granddaddy dies suddenly, he leaves a clause in his will that has her married in three months or she loses her inheritance. Unwilling to give up the Double C Ranch, she starts to set her eyes towards the eligible men in town, with little luck in finding a man she can stand for a minute let alone a year. Until she sets eyes on the new veterinarian and enlists the help of her womanizing best friend, Jake, to help.
* Jake Hansen is a single guy who likes his women pretty and uncomplicated, with no plans to settle down anytime soon. When he decides to help Rand hook her man, he has no idea the effect watching Rand change would have on him. Especially when she starts letting her gorgeous brown hair down and showing off a body he didn’t even know she had. Before too long, Jake isn’t just lusting after his best friend, he’s feeling downright possessive. But when it comes down to the wire, will he get over his issues and step up to the alter…or lose the only woman he was ever meant to love?
~ Excerpt ~
* Hell and Damnation, I’m dying.
* Rand tried to open her eyes but the early morning light sent shooting pain from her frontal lobe to the back of her skull. Her mouth tasted like a baked cow pie and her stomach was churning painfully. She moved a bit and felt something hard tighten around her waist. Her eyes popped open, despite her body’s protests and she stared into Jake’s sleeping face. She was spread over him like a blanket and it was his arm around her middle keeping her immobile.
* Trying to be easy, she reached down to grab his hand, moving it off her waist as gently as she could so as to not wake him. As soon as she was free, she rolled off the bed and stood up, staring down at him in confusion. Jake Hansen, asleep in her bed. They hadn’t shared a bed since the concert trip to Dallas, when Red had refused to sleep with Jake and whined about sleeping on the floor. So Rand had crawled in with Jake and let Red have the second bed to himself. She hadn’t even been aware of Jake that night, just drifted off into a deep sleep, but boy was she aware of him now.
* She walked around the bed, stumbling a bit as her stomach lurched. Damn, she was never going to drink again. She slipped into the bathroom, grabbed her tooth brush and brushed her teeth, feeling a little less disgusting as she ran the bristles through her mouth. She tried to remember what had happened the night before, but patches were missing.

***Buy Codi Gary's book here***
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26 September 2014

A Look At Theodora Marie Adams & 'Galactic Treasure' @changelingpress @GoddessFish #Gay #SciFi

Today we have author Theodora Marie Adams visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* Theodora is an avid traveler who discovered Japanese manga and anime in her youth, closely followed by yaoi. She’s been in love with pretty boys who love equally attractive men since then. Theodora can usually find her in a local coffee shop drinking black tea and typing furiously.

What are you going to tell us about today?
* My M/M Sci-Fi Romance available now from Changeling Press: Galactic Treasure.

A look into the story
~ Blurb ~
* Connor Masterson has finally managed to take some time off and go to Earth Con. For three days and nights, he’s going to get his geek on without worrying about work or the latest edition of his science fiction manga novel. He never expected to find two men who embody all his dreams and fantasies there and certainly not right after signing in.
* Neither Valvik nor Zaraheed are looking forward to their current assignment: go to the Earth Con located in Austin, Texas and track down any and all rumors on the Ark scrolls, an ancient collection needed for the betterment of their dying people. Neither warrior expects to be drawn to a human, especially the same one.
* The two men are determined to stay as low key as possible while searching for the scrolls, but that might be hard to do with an intergalactic killer wants the scrolls for himself.
~ Excerpt ~
* Connor turned his head to the left to look into Victor’s lavender eyes. They appeared luminescent even in the dark bar. He swore they shined as though backlit with light. Whatever company made Victor’s contacts had done a wonderful job. If Connor didn’t know for a fact that nothing human could have that eye color, well, he would swear they were real. Though he knew they were fake, there was no denying what looking into those eyes did to him. His cock swelled, his heart pounded, and thinking became rocket science. “Uh,” he stammered out intelligently.
* Victor’s lips tilted up just the slightest bit at the edge. Connor got the distinct impression Victor was trying very hard not to laugh at him. He should’ve been offended, but he wasn’t. Instead he found an answering half smile on his own mouth. Yeah, he was totally acting like a starstruck teen, but he couldn’t help it. These men perfectly embodied what he wanted in a man. Things he never thought he’d get in one -- or in this case, two -- packages.
* “Come. Join us. We promise you will not regret your decision,” Zack said.
* He didn’t doubt, not after what happened just minutes ago in the back of the taxi. The question was should he keep going, allow this thing between them to go where it wanted. He could walk away, call it quits, but did he want to?
* Connor tilted his head slightly to the right to look at him. His eyes were a dark amber color, no less alien than his friend’s.
* When he was ten Connor realized he wasn’t like his classmates and liked boys. Since then he’d been blessed and cursed to meet some truly fascinating guys, men he couldn’t help but fall for, but he had yet to meet a person who called out to him as much as these men did. Not even his ex-boyfriend affected him as strongly as they did and he was with the guy for three years.
* The attraction was exhilarating. Invigorating. Frightening.
* Zack moved just a little bit closer and the heat from his body burned along Connor’s skin. “Give us this night. Let us provide your every need, fulfill your every desire. Connor, let us treasure you.” Zack’s breath tickled Connor’s nape and his words seared his ear.
* Let us treasure you. Connor swallowed thickly and nodded his head. How could he say no to that?

Buy Galactic Treasure here...
Changeling Press

Find Theodora Marie Adams here...
Website | Goodreads

Thank you for joining us here today, Theodora Marie Adams! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

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