Saturday, June 23, 2012

what sparks an idea?

Okay...this quote has the wheels turning.

Is it better to out-monster the monster or be slowly devoured?

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Summer Kick Off Blog Hop

It's summer time and although it's hot everywhere else it's a balmy sixty degrees here in Alaska. There are over twenty hours of daylight. Which means I'm constantly up. I mean insomnia up. Tons of sunlight sounds like a good idea....Sounds like.

But it's summer and I love it. Especially when you realize that Alaska really doesn't have a Fall or Spring. Which means if it's not Summer then it's Winter. And the Winters up here are cold, snowy and ice filled.

So lets celebrate summer with our sponsors  CataRomance.com, SensualReads.com and SingleTitles.com

Please comment on why you love summer or sign up for my newsletter and you will be entered to win a ten dollar ($10) Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card.


 Also check out the other blog participants:


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sinful Siren Blog Hop


am busily writing and getting ready for my nieces and nephews to come for a 6 week vacation. I am super excited. So this won't be as good a contest as my last. Enter a comment with the best vacation you've ever taken...or one you really want to take. You can also get a extra entry by signing up for my mailing list.

And what are you signing up for....a $20.00 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card.

So tell me about your vacations... Then check out other participants in the blog hop.

Sinful Sirens Giveaway Hop
1. Under The Covers (Host) Int.  45. Sarah Grimm (INT)  89. Romance Book Junkies  
2. Guilty Pleasures (Host) Int.  46. Alison Chambers  90. Sandra Bunino  
3. Turning The Pages (Int)  47. LaVerne Clark @ Novel Natterings (INT)  91. Book Lovin Mamas (US)  
4. Riverina Romantics (INT)  48. Lori @ Romancing the Darkside (Int.)  92. Wendy Smith  
5. LITERAL ADDICTION iNT  49. Lynne Connolly (INT)  93. Madame D's Boudoir  
6. Addicted2Heroines (Int)  50. Rhian Cahill  94. Romance Book Club  
7. Kallypso Masters  51. Paige Tyler  95. Ednah Walters (US/Can)  
8. Eliza Gayle INT  52. Tory Richards  96. Mary @Sweeping Me {INT}  
9. Bonnie Bliss (Int)  53. Maxine Mansfield  97. R. Brennan  
10. Shelley Munro (Int)  54. As the Pages Turn (INT)  98. Leigh Savage (US/CAN)  
11. Leia Shaw @ The Paranormal G-Spot (US)  55. Scarlett Sanderson (INT)  99. Natalie G. OWens  
12. CS Maxwell ~ Where (US)  56. Kriss @ The Cabin Goddess  100. Sara Daniel Romance Author (INT)  
13. Siobhan Muir (INT)  57. Isabelle Drake (INT)  101. Kharisma Rhayne  
14. HEA-Reads (Int)  58. Romance on a Budget (INT)  102. The Book Nympho (US)  
15. Blackraven Erotic Cafe (Int)  59. Desiree Holt  103. Lila Shaw (INT)  
16. Blackravens Reviews (INT)  60. Cari Quinn  104. Gettin' Shamrocked with JoAnne Kenrick  
17. AJ's Reading Nook (INT)  61. P. L. Parker  105. Full Moon Bites  
18. The Readers Roundtable After Dark (INT)  62. Dianne Hartsock (int)  106. Michelle Clay  
19. Dark Divas Reviews (INT)  63. Cassandra Dean (INT)  107. The eBook Reviewers (US)  
20. Cocktails and Books (int)  64. Mari Carr  108. Rhys Astason (INT)  
21. The Jeep Diva (US & INT)  65. Gabrielle Bisset (INT)  109. K.E. Saxon  
22. My Secret Romance  66. Ju Dimello (INT)  110. Leila Brown  
23. Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy (INT)  67. Ann Cory(US)  111. Reading On The Wild Side (US)  
24. Ramblings From This Chick (US)  68. Dawn Brown  112. Candace Shaw, author of fun, flirty & sexy romance  
25. Diane Thorne - Erotic Paranormal Romance (INT)  69. Tami Brothers ~ Live, Love, Write!  113. Book Whore Blog (INT)  
26. Close Encounters with the Night Kind  70. Josee Renard  114. Little Read Riding Hood (INT)  
27. Natasha Blackthorne (INT)  71. The Bunny's Review (Int)  115. Minding Spot  
28. Bianca Sommerland  72. Serenity Woods (INT)  116. After Dark (INT)  
29. Megan Slayer  73. Kelly Gendron  117. Billi Jean  
30. Melissa Love  74. Cari Silverwood (Int)  118. I am a book addict...and proud of it! (US)  
31. Delighted Reader  75. Felicity Heaton, PNR author (INT)  119. Kiru Taye, Author (INT)  
32. Casey Crow (INT)  76. The Steamy Side (US)  120. The Wiccan Haus (Int)  
33. Talk Supe (INT)  77. Lee Brazil- Lee's Musings (INT)  121. Dominique Eastwick (int)  
34. Best Erotica Books  78. Book Monster Reviews (INT)  122. Erykah Wyck  
35. Reader's Edyn  79. A Darker Passion  123. I Smell Sheep (US)  
36. Mystifying Paranormal Reviews (US)  80. Jess @ Wickedly Bookish  124. Another Look Book Reviews (CAN/US)  
37. Picked by Poison  81. Delaney Diamond~Sweet & Sensual Romance (INT)  125. Carly Fall (INT)  
38. D. Renee Bagby / Zenobia Renquist (INT)  82. Selena Blake  126. Red Hot Books (INT)  
39. Addictive Passions (Int)  83. Autumn Glazier (INT)  127. Nadja Notariani (US/Can)  
40. W. Lynn Chantale (INT)  84. Amanda J. Greene (INT)  128. Hesperia Loves Books (INT)  
41. DC Juris  85. Lea Barrymire(US)  129. LilyElement  
42. Cheryl - A Little Bit of Spice (Int)  86. Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance(US)  130. Lily Graison, author, (INT)  
43. Kacey Hammell  87. Smitten With Bad Boy Heroes (INT)  131. Shades of Rose  
44. KyAnn Waters (Int)  88. A Page In The Life: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy  132. Dani Harper, PNR author, (INTL)  

(Collection closed)
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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Shhh....can I tell you a secret?

I have a secret love affair going on. It's not something everyone knows. It is a personal secret and has been going on since I started reading romance novels. Yep, I'm having a secret affair with historical romance.
Now my sexy paranormal stories have no idea that Ms J. Quinn, C. Coulter and J. Garwood have all been enablers on my secret liaisons. But now I am going to have to come out of the historical closet. You see I entered the HQ Historical Undone pitching contest and was asked to submit a full.
Of course, now that the cat is out of the bag I am gorging myself on my secret obsession. I love the regency era and am so thrilled to be writing a regency short. It's fun to know all the rules and have my heroine break them.
So now you know my secret. It's your turn. Tell me your secret reading obsession. Do you read horror on the downlow? Or maybe mysteries are you hidden pleasure. Tell me what you read that no one else knows about....you can be anonymous here. I swear I won't tell....scouts honor.....

Saturday, April 28, 2012

And the Winner is...

The winner to my Spring Fling Blog Hop is......JOY!

She has already selected the $20 Amazon GC and it should be in her lucky little hands right now.

If you didn't win this time please check back soon. I should be in another blog hop shortly...which means you will have another chance to win!


Leila

Monday, April 23, 2012

Spring Fling Blog Hop



It's time for the Spring Fling Blog Hop. Spring time is on us. The drab whiteness of winter here in Alaska is slowly turning green. Green here is a beauty that will steal your breath away. Right outside my house the mountains look like a postcard. So it's time to celebrate. What does that mean.

It means that the prize for this hop has to be pretty darn cool. The choice is either  a $20 gift certificate to B&N or Amazon or  a hand crafted vase or a set of hand crafted tea light holders. These are one of a kind items (the glass)  so I don't have a photo of them. The vase is about a 40oz (yes it's huge) or the set of tea light holders are a coral type so the light shines through creating a cool shadow effect. Here is an example:


 The vase can retail for over a hundred and the tea light holders are about $35 each.

Also I will make these items as color specific as I can. So that they match the winner's home decor.  These items will take about 36+ hours to complete at the glass art studio so please allow 4-6 weeks to receive the item.

Okay. hope my prize selection are good enough. I want everyone to enjoy the Spring Fling and for a fun time I want you to choose the one of my books you like the best. If you haven't read one of my books then please check out the blurbs and/or excerpts. Which heroine do you most identify with and why?




And if you want a second chance entry in the drawing please sign up for my newsletter. All of my newsletter subscribers receive a entry into every one of my contest.


Monday, April 16, 2012

Hunky Hero Blog Hop


Hunky Hero Giveaway Hop


It's that time....tax time. Which is why I was late getting this blog post up this morning. I think I need a hunk of hunk of burning love to wash away the burning tang of the last few days of tax prep.  ( I only prepare tax for myself and hubby...but it's a doozy...or was until we moved to Alaska.)

So...I am giving away a $15 gift card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble.  If you want to win then please let me know which of my heroes you love most.

Click here for my Amazon Page

Click here for my All Romance Ebooks

Okay...you can go through those pages and read the blurbs and excerpts. I can't say which ones I love the most. It's usually the one I am currently working on. Which is true right now. I am working on a menage where one of the men is a real tough guy with a heart of gold. But he's hard to reach. Love him!

Okay. Same rules as always. If you post a comment with one of my heroes names then you get one chance to win. If you are signed up for my newsletter that will get you a second shot. Anyone already signed up for my newsletter already gets a bid. That's right. If you sign up you will always be entered to win any contest I host. Why? Because I love my subscribers.

Okay. That's it back to the writing... and celebrating. Today 4/16 my new release How to Marry  A Martian is the top rated book on All Romance Ebooks. Check it out now!!!

Leila

Hunky Hero Giveaway Hop
1. Riverina Romantics (INT)  40. Dark Divas Reviews  79. Debra Anastasia  
2. Gabrielle Bisset (INT)  41. Bona Fide Reflections (US/INT)  80. Talk Supe (INT)  
3. Book Savvy Babe (INT)  42. Megan Slayer  81. Lucy Felthouse (INT)  
4. Lily Graison, author, (INT)  43. Wendi Zwaduk  82. Reading Between the Wines  
5. Close Encounters with the Night Kind  44. Tami Brothers Live, Love, Write! (US)  83. After Dark (INT)  
6. Skye Warren (INT)  45. Amanda J. Greene (INT)  84. Bookwhore (INT)  
7. Romancing the Book (INT)  46. Eliza Gayle (INT)  85. Lori @ Romancing the Darkside (US/CAN)  
8. satins bookish corner (INT)  47. Carly Fall - Where Fantasy Meets Romance (INT)  86. Kelly Gendron (US)  
9. Hesperia Loves Books (US/CAN)  48. Malia Mallory (INT)  87. Natasha Blackthorne (INT)  
10. Lissa Matthews  49. Addictive Passions (US)  88. Kacey Hammell  
11. Queen of the Night Reviews  50. DC Juris  89. Sisters Unedited (INT)  
12. theJeepDiva (US & Int)  51. Lisa Beth Darling (INT)  90. Chrissy Peebles  
13. Sarah Mäkelä (Int)  52. Josee Renard  91. Book Monster Reviews (INT)  
14. Cocktails and Books (Int)  53. Keta Diablo, Author  92. Guilty Pleasures  
15. Herding Cats & Burning Soup (INT)  54. Leila Brown  93. Naomi Bellina (INT)  
16. Under The Covers (INT)  55. Rhys Astason (INT)  94. Lola James (INT)  
17. Romance Book Junkies (INT)  56. Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy  95. Autumn Glazier (INT)  
18. Delighted Reader (US/CAN)  57. Kharisma Rhayne (US & INT)  96. Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance (US)  
19. Kathryn R. Blake - Naughty Thoughts (INT)  58. Gypsy Mama Logs (US)  97. Jess @ Wickedly Bookish (INT)  
20. Another Look Book Reviews (CAN/US)  59. Dani Harper, PNR author - Way Past Normal (INT)  98. Sandra Bunino  
21. Mary @Sweeping Me (Int)  60. Smitten With Bad Boy Heroes (INT)  99. Tarah Scott  
22. Liz @ Fictional Candy (Intl)  61. Elizabeth Amber ~ SEVIN The Lords of Satyr (USA)  100. T. C. Archer  
23. Candy Nicks/Alexandra Marell - author (INT)  62. My Secret Romance (US)  101. Sara Daniel Romance Author  
24. Romance Book Club (INT)  63. Dianne Duvall Paranormal Romance Author (INT)  102. Madame D's Boudoir  
25. Simply Kayla's Book Reviews (US Only)  64. Tyras Book Addiction (INT)  103. Leia Shaw @ The Paranormal G-Spot (Int)  
26. Michelle Clay (INT)  65. Serenity Woods (INT)  104. Ju Dimello (INT)  
27. Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy (INT)  66. Ambrielle Kirk  105. Annie Walls  
28. AwesomeSauce Book Club INT  67. Casey Crow (INT)  106. Ednah Walters (INT)  
29. Cassandra Dean (INT)  68. Kimberly @ Turning The Pages (INT)  107. Goldilox and the Three Weres  
30. Jessica E. Subject (INT)  69. Jolie Pethtel  108. Breathless Press (INT)  
31. Marika Weber  70. Guilty Indulgence Review Site  109. Shannan Albright  
32. The_Book_Queen (US)  71. Best Erotica Books  110. The eBook Reviewers (US)  
33. Naughty Edition Reviews  72. Minding Spot (USA)  111. VanesMate(US/CAN)  
34. I Smell Sheep (US)  73. Pedantic Phooka (INT)  112. Seduced By A Book (INT)  
35. Kerry @ I am a book addict (int)  74. Jordan K. Rose  113. Full Moon Bites (INT)  
36. Blackraven's Erotic Cafe  75. Jennifer James (INT)  114. Casey Crow (INT)  
37. Blackraven's Reviews  76. Niina @ FOR THE LOVE OF READING! (INT)  115. Candace Blevins  
38. The Readers Roundtable After Dark  77. LITERAL ADDICTION  

39. AJ's Reading Nook  78. CS Maxwell ~ Where's My Muse (US)