Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Guest Blogging about those Gothic Romances

Hope you all have had a great holiday!

I'm guest blogging today with Emma Petersen, talking about those gothic
romances I loved to read while I was growing up. Those stories inspired
the novella I have coming out from Red Sage Presents next year (like,
tomorrow!) titled, Dark Angel. Stop by the blog and leave a comment and
you'll be eligible to win an autographed print copy of Seasons of
Seduction IV, which features my story, Taste of Honey.

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 12, 2008

He Knows When You've Been Bad or Good

It's the 12th, so I'm blogging at RomErotica Writers. Stop by and leave a comment!


Monday, December 8, 2008

Interviewed at Night Owl Romance

I chatted with the super-nice Tammie King the other day. The interview is up at Night Owl Romance. You can check it out here.


Friday, December 5, 2008

Up to No Good!

Red Sage Secrets Vol 25, Wicked Delights is now on bookshelves! My novella, Up to No Good, is included in this anthology.


Former syndicated columnist Simon “Mac” MacKenzie hides a tragic secret. When freelance writer Alison Chandler seeks an exclusive interview, she threatens not only his carefully constructed lifestyle, but his longstanding ideas about love.
Is their passion a distraction or the key to surviving their war of wills?


~UP TO NO GOOD by Natasha Moore~
Until this anthology, I had never read Natasha Moore, but she is an author I will definitely be reading more of soon! I was very impressed with her novella, UP TO NO GOOD. The title itself intrigued me, and the story was just wonderful.
The banter between Allie and Mac is fantastic – I couldn’t get enough of it. This pair will certainly keep each other on their toes for the rest of their lives.
Allie is delightfully irrepressible – a fact that simultaneously intrigues and worries Mac. He can’t wait to see what she comes up with next, but he also fears she will not rest until she exposes his dark secret. Her penchant for ordering sexy bar drinks from him wreaks havoc on his libido, and leaves the reader laughing with each double entendre exchanged.
Mac is simply a great guy. Misguided, sure, but a really stand-up friend. He lets his past rule his present, and tries to keep himself apart from others, afraid he will be betrayed again, or worse, they’ll discover his secret and know the truth about who he is. Of course, Mac, like many of us, is much harder on himself than anyone else would be. It takes Allie’s unique perspective to help him overcome that past.
UP TO NO GOOD is a fun little romance whose lightness compliments the real depth of the story. I would bet that Natasha Moore finds herself with quite a few new fans after this gem releases.

I'm sharing the stage with three other awesome writers! Check it out today!


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have so much to be thankful for. My wonderful family, great friends, my exciting writing career. New releases - one last week and one this week.

Have fun today - get stuffed with lots of turkey and other goodies, and then read a good romance :)

If you need any suggestions, there's Smoke and Mirrors, just released last Friday from Ellora's Cave.

And Red Sage Secrets Vol 25, Wicked Delights, which will be released on Monday, December 1st. This volume includes my novella, Up to No Good.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Carnal Desires by Crystal Jordan

Centuries after the destruction of earth, several species of altered humans still survive. These shape-shifters are exciting and exotic creatures, and their human forms do little to mask their most primitive and passionate instincts...

Mahlia is a snow tigress in heat and now that her tiger king has returned to rule the planet Vesperi, she can no longer deny her desperate need to mate. She greets him as a woman, but their desire for sex is uncontrollable as they come together with a primal passion.

When Lady Katryn is called back to her home world to join Lord Nadir's harim, she is curious to learn more about her weredragon nature. What she discovers is a scorching eroticism that consumes her all over.

Dr. Sera Gibbons is one of only two human survivors after a five hundred year cryogenic freeze. Save by the merman Bretton Hahn, she savors the way her caresses her and makes her live out her wildest fantasies.

And if you want to get it online rather than going to a brick-and-mortar store, here are the links:
Barnes & Noble

Check it out!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

That Old Black Magic

I'm blogging over at Romance Vixens today. Stop over and leave a comment about magicians and their illusions.


Friday, November 21, 2008

Smoke and Mirrors Releases Today!

I'm so excited that Smoke and Mirrors is finally available! I have to admit this is one of my favorite stories! Here's the blurb:

Love is nothing but an illusion.

Heiress Gabriella Winslow learned that lesson years ago when her magician boyfriend abandoned her, sick and alone, hundreds of miles from home. In the years that followed, she’s tried to forget him and the erotic bondage games they used to play. But the life she’s made for herself since then still leaves her restless and yearning for something more.

Now a successful illusionist, Alexander Black has returned to settle an old score. And to seduce Gabriella. With a blindfold and handcuffs and blood red roses, he entices his former lover and magician’s assistant back to his Las Vegas penthouse. Alex is an expert at smoke and mirrors. If all goes according to plan, she’ll never even know she’s his prisoner.

And a short excerpt:

“Gabriella,” he murmured and captured her lips with his.

Soft and gentle at first, he brushed his lips against hers, teasing her with his taste, so intoxicating, so familiar. Gaby parted her lips for him, aching for his tongue plunge into her mouth. But he didn’t do that right away. He swept his tongue along her lips, wetting them, making them slick. Making her yearn to drink him in.

Her body itched with restless need. She didn’t want sweet and gentle. She didn’t want anything close to emotional. She needed hard and hot and physical. And she needed it now.

Maybe he was psychic too, for just as she was about to reach up and pull him closer, he slid his hands down her arms and pinned her wrists to her sides, still sweeping his tongue back and forth across her lips.

Then he began to nibble.

First he nipped at her bottom lip, hard enough that she wondered if he drew blood. Then he ran his mouth along her jaw line, sucking and nipping until he reached the tender skin of her neck. She shivered with delight.

“You’re so delicious,” he murmured. “A rare treat for my taste buds.”

Gaby laughed out loud. “You’re so full of shit.”

Alex shook his head slowly. “Gabriella, we have to talk about that mouth of yours.”

“You like my mouth,” she said and ran her lips along his throat. “You love my mouth. The way it tastes. The things it does.”

He released her wrists then and grasped her shoulders, pulling her tight against him. His hard cock pressed into her stomach and a thrill of arousal ran through her. This time, when he took her mouth, he was no longer gentle, but the bruising kiss was just what she needed. He plunged his tongue inside and she had what she wanted at last. Her senses whirled as he circled the interior of her mouth, stroking the recesses, coaxing another groan from deep within her.

He ran his hands beneath her hair and brushed his fingers along her neck, drawing them along her throat, sending sparks of sensation shooting along her skin. She pressed her hips harder against him, the desire whirling stronger. The need building, concentrating between her legs. She clenched her bare pussy as tingles of arousal prickled the sensitive flesh.

Alex moaned and cupped her shoulders, sliding his thumbs beneath the neckline of her dress. She was certain he was going to pull the dress down as he had in the limo. Her skin was so heated, her breasts so swollen, her pussy so wet, she silently urged him to get the damn dress off her.

But he didn’t.

Instead he slowly slipped his fingers from under her dress and lifted his lips from hers. He swallowed and stared at her, his dark eyes unreadable. “I forgot. You didn’t want to have sex again.” He scooped her wineglass off the table with one graceful move. “How’s the Chardonnay? Shall I refill your glass?”

You can check out another excerpt and buy your very own copy for immediate gratification here:

Romance with more...sizzle

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Blogging today at RomErotica Writers

I'm blogging about my upcoming release from Ellora's Cave at RomErotica Writers. Stop by and leave a comment and you may just win a free download of Smoke and Mirrors!


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Smoke and Mirrors Cover

I am so in love with my new cover! Smoke and Mirrors is on the Coming Soon page at Ellora's Cave! I loved writing this story, it is so sensual and sexy! Here's the blurb:

Love is nothing but an illusion. Heiress Gabriella Winslow learned that lesson years ago when her magician boyfriend abandoned her, sick and alone, hundreds of miles from home. In the years that followed, she’s tried to forget him and the erotic bondage games they used to play. But the life she’s made for herself since then still leaves her restless and yearning for something more.

Now a successful illusionist, Alexander Black has returned to settle an old score. And to seduce Gabriella. With a blindfold and handcuffs and blood red roses, he entices his former lover and magician’s assistant back to his Las Vegas penthouse. Alex is an expert at smoke and mirrors. If all goes according to plan, she’ll never even know she’s his prisoner.

Mark your calendar! Smoke and Mirrors will be released Nov 21st!


Monday, October 27, 2008

Taboo Treats!

A new print anthology from Ellora's Cave features seven hot Halloween stories, including my, Nothing to Fear.

Here's the blurb:

Mason Blake's dark good looks and domineering personality give Kelly Long all sorts of forbidden fantasies. But when she agrees to play a damsel in distress for the community Halloween haunted house, Kelly finds herself tied to a bed and at Mason's mercy.

Mason knows Kelly is fighting her sexual needs and he hopes that a few hours of playing out her fantasies will prove to her that bondage - and Mason - are nothing to fear.

Just in time for Halloween, you can check out Taboo Treats here:

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Holiday Hottie Contest

If you haven't already, you have to check out TJ Michael's newsletter, TJ on a Tangent. Now, until the end of the year, she's holding a Holiday Hottie contest. Many others (myself included) are giving away all sorts of cool things. Go to TJ's website and go to The Scoop.

And while you're at it - check out some of TJ's books. She's great!


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Good Friends and Autumn Leaves

I'm blogging over at RomErotica Writers today. Stop over and find out where I went this weekend!


Monday, October 6, 2008

Romance With Your Fantasy?

Please join us at Romance Divas THIS WEEKEND!

Friday October 10th and Saturday October 11th, we will be joined by some huge names in fantasy and fantasy-romance for a workshop on what the difference really is between the two genres.


Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Ride of Her Life is in Print!

I'm blogging today at the Samhain blog. My first full-length, contemporary romance, The Ride of Her Life is now available in print! How cool is that?

Stop by and leave a comment.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Lia's Warrior is Here!

Yay! Today my Sapphire Jewel novella, Lia's Warrior was released from Ellora's Cave. It has forbidden love, a little voyeurism, a hunky hero and lots of hot sex. What more could you want?

As Guardian of the Sapphire Moon, a crystal globe with a sacred sapphire embedded in the center, Lia must witness couples mating after they receive the Moon’s blessing. But she can never enjoy the pleasures of the flesh herself.

Weary warrior Roark has come back home to try to forget the horrors he’s lived through. He always believed Lia was his true mate and his body heats with desire for her. Then he’s told it’s forbidden to mate with the Guardian.

But a Warrior doesn’t take no for an answer.


Lia turned then and feasted her eyes on the returning warrior. He’d grown taller, broader, harder since she’d seen him last. His skin was tanned dark. She’d heard that two suns heated the desert world where the war had been waged.

As he stood there staring at her, he appeared to be carved from stone and polished smooth. She almost reached out to brush her fingertips along his high cheekbones, but she couldn’t indulge in such weakness. She straightened her shoulders and braced herself against the foolish attraction she felt for him. “You have to go, Roark.”

He nodded, but he didn’t move. “I didn’t know it was you. When I heard the shouting and came in. I didn’t know.”

She swallowed hard. Her throat still hurt, but not as badly as her heart. “I thought you were dead. The reports said you died in battle.”

The lazy shrug couldn’t hide the pain she saw in his eyes. “Not quite.”

Oh that he could touch her. If only she could touch him as well. Feel those hard muscles beneath her fingers. Feel his mouth on her skin. A shiver ran through her, sending tingles along her skin and concentrating between her legs.

If the news of his death hadn’t arrived just before the Council came to her with their offer, would she have agreed to become the Guardian? She and Roark had grown up together, become closer as the years went by. She’d dreamed that he would be turn out to be her true mate. When her parents broke the news of his death, grief had paralyzed her. She couldn’t breathe. Couldn’t imagine her life without him in it. She’d grasped the chance to be Guardian as a way to live out the rest of her life without her mate.

Now he was back. But it was too late.

Tears pricked her eyes. “You must go. Before someone from the Council comes.”

Roark looked as if he was about to say something, but stopped, tightening his jaw. He bowed stiffly. “It was good to see you again.”

“Thank you for your help.” She almost reached out to him, but grasped the folds of her robe to stop herself. “I’m…I’m glad you survived the war.”

She felt her tears slide down her cheeks as she watched him walk away without a backward glance. His stride was sensual, his movement lithe and graceful, like a wild feline. Her body shook with longing and regret. He was a healthy male in his prime. How soon before he came back with a pretty young girl to seek the Moon’s blessing?

Check it out here:


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Keep Your Fingers Crossed

The screen died on my laptop computer! It's my only computer. Right now it's hooked up to an ancient monitor with tiny print, but at least I can use it. (And hubby is rubbing it in that I told him we didn't need to keep that old thing!)

The laptop goes to the shop today. Lia's Warrior releases tomorrow. I hope I'll have the laptop back to post some fun excerpts and a contest for a free download, even if I have to do it on an ancient monitor.

Stop back tomorrow and see.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bolding Going...

I'm guest blogging today at Romance Vixens. I'm talking about venturing away from contemporary romance...into new territory. I'd love to have you stop by and leave a comment.


Friday, September 19, 2008

Do You Like To Watch??

I'm guest blogging today at Naughty and Spice. Stop by and leave a comment!


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Piercing the Veil by R.G. Alexander

PIERCING THE VEIL, Available September 17th from Ellora's Cave
Genre: Paranormal erotic romance/menage

Here's the blurb:
Twins Hawk and Val are Fianna warriors under the vengeful curse of a scorned goddess. Following the prophecy in the Book of Veils, they search for the one who can help them retrieve the Claiomh Solais before their enemies get the chance. Their quest leads them to Linnea. One touch and there can be no doubt that they have found their match. But will she accept them once she knows the truth?

Linnea is no one special. So why is she on the run from evil faeries and her egotistical ex? Why is she suddenly spending time in the company of dragons, druids, and one kinky Viking with a split personality? All she knows is she has to keep her daughter safe from those who hunt her, and her heart safe from another betrayal.

To protect one gifted child and all of humanity from the dark god that seeks retribution, they must learn to trust each other. To have a future together, they must find the perfect balance.


Purchase at Ellora's Cave and don't forget to visit RG's website.


Monday, September 15, 2008

Romance Vixens

A new yahoo group and blog has been started up by two talented Ellora's Cave authors, Ciana Stone and Sally Painter. Romance Vixens is a fun place to hang out and talk about books and guys and love and sex and romance.

Be sure to stop by their blog. I'll be guest blogging there this Sunday, Sept 21st.

Check out their website. And join the yahoo group - send an e-mail to and join in the fun.


Friday, September 12, 2008

Forbidden Love

I'm blogging today over at RomErotica Writers. Stop by and leave a comment!

Romance with more...sizzle

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Wild September!!

September is going to be an awesome month! Not only is my birthday this month, but it will see the release of Lia's Warrior, a Sapphire Jewel novella, from Ellora's Cave on September 24th. And The Ride of Her Life, which was released as a download from Samhain Publishing last November, will be released in print on September 30th! And then also Nothing to Fear, my Halloween Quickie from Ellora's Cave which was released last October, will be included in one of three print anthologies of Halloween Quickies! This one should also be available by the end of September!

To celebrate all these happenings, I'm holding a contest on my yahoo loop, which I use for posting occasional newsletters. A friend of mine makes jewelry and has crafted a special bracelet decorated with clear crystals and blue glass charms, to go along with the Sapphire Moon, featured in Lia's Warrior.

Then to make it more fun, I'll be giving away a deck of Ellora's Cave playing cards (each card has a different yummy EC cover on it) to one lucky member of my yahoo group each day from my birthday, September 12th until the release of Lia's Warrior on September 24th.

If you'd like to get in on the contests, and keep up on my news, send an e-mail to


Thursday, July 31, 2008

Guest Blogging at the Maverick Authors Blog

We're talking about class reunions at the Maverick Authors Blog today. My hero and heroine in Bad to the Bone, my novella in Secrets 24, meet at their high school reunion. Stop by and share your reunion stories and have a chance to win an autographed copy of Secrets 24, Surrender to Seduction.


Friday, July 18, 2008

The Romance Divas annual Not Going to Conference Conference will make you feel a bit less deprived! Amazing workshops, a star-studded guest list and awesome giveaways, all on the Diva forum! Don't miss it!

Here's a bit of a schedule update for the Q&As and Workshops...

Wednesday, July 30

Paula Guran, Editor, Juno Books
Q&A on Creating Kick a** Heroines

Laurie Rauch, Editor, Samhain Publishing
Workshop on What Happens After the Contract (aka Editors are People Too!)*

Thursday July 31

Joyce Hart, Hartline Literary
Q&A on Inspirational Romance Stories and the Inspy Market

Sandra Schwab, Historical Romance Author
Workshop on Historical Accuracy and Anachronisms

Friday, August 1

Yolanda Sfetsos, Author of Guarded by Stone
Q&A on Paranormal and Urban Fantasy World Building

Katie MacIver, KatieDidDesign
Workshop on Website Design and Color Selection

Saturday, August 2

Joey W. Hill, Erotica Author
Workshop on Plotting Erotica and Erotic Romance

Rhonda Stapleton, Editor and Author
Workshop on Style and Voice

2008 Romance Divas Not Going to Conference Conference

Excited yet?

How about if I list some door prizes?

  • What Gwen said" mug donated by Gwen Hayes
  • 3-chapter critique of a YA by Simon Pulse author Rhonda Stapleton
  • 3-chapter critique of a YA, chick lit, or rom com by Golden Heart Finalist Amanda Brice
  • An ebook of your choice from Nell Dixon's backlist
  • An ebook of either Second Sight (paranormal romance) or Dragons' Choice (fantasy romance - dragon-shifters) from Debbie Mumford
  • Ten dollar Amazon gift certificate from Jodi Henley
  • Lush stuff from Seeley deBorn
  • e-book copy of Chasing Shadows from Erin Richards
  • Paperback copy of Iron Horse Rider OR Smiling Eyes from Adelle Laudan
  • Book thongs from Angeleque Ford
  • 3 chapter critique from Sela Carsen
  • winner's choice of ebook copy of "Not Quite Dead" or "Heart of the Sea" by Sela Carson
  • e-book copy of HEATWAVE by Eden Bradley
  • e-book copy of BREAKING SKYE by Eden Bradley
  • a box of goodies, trade and paperbacks, bath products candles, etc... All for a fun and relaxing home spa day treat. courtesy of The Midnight Moon Cafe
  • 1 download each of Natasha Moore's Samhain books, The Ride of Her LIfe and The Passion-Minded Professor
  • a copy of "Painted Soul" by Mary Quast
  • e-book copy of HER CINDERELLA COMPLEX by Jenna Bayley-Burke - Samhain
  • e-book copy of PAR FOR THE COURSE by Jenna Bayley-Burke - Samhain
  • e-book copy of FOUND by Jenna Bayley-Burke - Wild Rose Press
  • e-book copy of NIGHT OF INSPIRATION by Jenna Allen - Phaze
  • e-book copy of ON AGAIN by Jenna Allen - Phaze
  • $10 gc to Amazon from Kendal Corbitt
  • ebook Vampire Oracle: Harmony by MG Braden
  • Ebook ARC, Art of Sensuality by Jax Cassidy
Plus a lovely bar of wonderful Chagrin Valley hand made soap, Caramel Pralines jar candle, handmade jewelry, Tarot readings, a Lush box for European Divas/Dudes, a $10 fictionwise gc and much more!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Masters of Illusion by Tawny Taylor



Illusion. A word shaded with nuance, making the men who practice it — the masters — enigmas. Particularly when they magically materialize from the shadows of a woman's dark past.

It's been fifteen years. No longer the tormented young men Blair knew and loved so long ago, Damon and Trey still know how to touch her heart, how to draw out her secrets, and how to bring her to the edge of ecstasy.

Blair has two weeks to unravel the mystery of the ruby and decide if the magic her seductive masters are wielding is real or illusion. The answers to her questions are hidden within the facets of the ruby gifts she receives each night, the mysteries veiled by their illusions…and the dark desires burning in her body.

Reader advisory: This book contains scenes with same-gender sex, and references to child abuse.

A semi-work-safe excerpt:

“Hello? Damon? Trey?” She stepped into a silent reception area. To the left stood one of those reception counters. No one was posted there. The overhead fluorescent lights were off, and the deeper she walked inside, the darker it grew, the heavier the shadows became, and the edgier she felt.

She smoothed her hands down her legs, flattening her skirt against her thighs. Her pumps made little tap-tapping noises on the tile as she ventured to the back of the reception area. There were three wooden doors spaced evenly along one wall. One was marked with a sign, a bathroom. The second opened to a small office. Empty. The third opened to the cavernous warehouse. “Trey? Damon? Hello? It’s me.”


She almost turned around, called it a total wash and headed home, but then she heard her name, whispered, and she instantly recognized the voice.

She stopped, held her breath, searching the deep shadows. Where were they hiding? “Damon, you dork. Are you two trying to scare me? Quit playing.”

There. She heard something moving. She rushed forward, eager to touch her old friends, to give them a hug and thank them for the wonderful gift. But she stopped midstride, a scream shooting up her throat, when one of the enormous black cats from their show, wearing a sparkling red collar, stalked from the shadows, its glittering eyes fixed on her.

Absolutely terrified, she froze in place. “D-Damon, I think one of your pets is loose,” she whispered, afraid to speak louder. Oh God, that animal was huge. Those paws. Those teeth!

And then the cat stood up on its hind legs and the scream she’d been swallowing flew from her mouth. She whirled around and slammed into one hard male body. “Trey! Ohthankgod! Help me!”

Trey smiled as he eased her around.

The panther was gone. Damon stood in its place, dressed head to toe in black. The top two buttons of his crisp shirt were unfastened, revealing a vee of suntanned skin and a silver charm hanging from a thick chain. The panther’s glittering red collar lay in his outstretched hand.

Blair let loose with a huge sigh. She accepted the proffered jewelry, which up close looked more like a choker and less like an animal collar. “Thank you. But you just about scared me to death.”

“May I?” Damon asked, pointing at the jewelry.

“Sure.” She dropped it in his hand.

Damon’s eyes glittered with smoldering heat as he stepped closer to fasten the choker around Blair’s neck. It felt cold and heavy against her skin, even with the little flares of heat erupting beneath the surface. “Welcome, Blair.”

“I’m so glad to see you two. I have so many questions, like how you–”

Damon pressed his index finger against her lips, silencing her. “Later.” His gaze meandered down her body then slowly climbed back up. The corners of his mouth lifted into a naughty, predatory smile. “You look beautiful. You’ve always been beautiful, but you’ve changed. In a very good way.”

Her cheeks had to be as red as the fiery stones in her new choker. She nervously fingered the jewels as she met his gaze. “Thanks. But I think most of the changes haven’t been for the better. You, on the other hand, both look amazing. You really…er, filled out.” That was an understatement.

Damon looked very pleased by her compliment. “Thank you.” He motioned toward the far corner of the warehouse, which was completely cloaked in thick black shadows. “This way.”

“I’m not sure if I’m liking the magic thing or not. Gotta admit, it’s a little strange. Scary, even.”

“There’s nothing to be afraid of,” Trey said behind her, gently coaxing her forward with a hand pressed to the small of her back.

Little prickles danced up her spine. She would have shivered but she stopped herself. Somehow.

A small part of her felt like bait being coaxed into a trap for a big, hungry feline. But a bigger part knew better. These two guys had been her soul mates. And even though it had been years since they’d last seen each other, she knew they wouldn’t hurt her.

Damon flicked his hand and poof, a dozen candles or so lit instantaneously, illuminating a table draped in white and set for three. She had to give it to them, these guys had the magic thing down pat. Another flick of the hand and the warehouse was filled with the low, sultry sounds of jazz.

And it looked as if they’d learned a thing or two about romance since she’d last seen them too.


Tawny is an awesome author and if you haven't read anything by her, this looks like a great one to try. I know I'll be reading it!


Monday, July 7, 2008

Red Sage Secrets 24 Available Today!

Bad to the Bone, my first Secrets novella, is included in Vol 24, Surrender to Seduction, which is available today! Isn't that a gorgeous cover??? You can check Surrender to Seduction out, along with blurbs and the first chapters of all four novellas, on the Red Sage website:

Here's the blurb for Bad to the Bone:

She’s a good girl who wants to be bad, and he’s a bad boy who wants to be good. At her class reunion, Annie Shane sheds her good girl reputation through one wild weekend with Luke Kendall. But Luke is done playing the field and wants to settle down. What would a bad girl do?

Check it out!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Another Reason I Love My Ebookwise

My hubby and I took off for our campground, where we park our RV most of the year. The 4th of July weekend is always a busy time down there. And the owners even put on a fireworks display. So cool.

There's no internet access there...I know, I've tried to convince them, but it's a small family-run campground and there's no way. Oh well, I actually get more writing done when I'm not tempted by those e-mails I just need to check. I also get a little reading done. Which is where this post is leading.

We had a nice campfire going, and for a while I was reading my author copy of Jewel of the Nile II, so I can enjoy the other five stories in the anthology. Then, of course, it got dark. So dark I couldn't read my printbook by the light of the campfire. Then my hubby reminded me that I also packed my ebookwise. Yay! Backlit screen, perfect to read in the dark! So I spent my time waiting for the fireworks, sitting by the fire reading, Twisted Steel and Sex Appeal by M.A. Ellis! Hot! Just like campfires and fireworks!

Love my ebookwise!


Saturday, June 28, 2008

Guest Blogging at Killer Fiction

I'm guest blogging at Killer Fiction today at the invitation of the great Gemma Halliday. I'm talking about heroic inspiration and the ways our characters can surprise us. I hope you'll stop by and say hello!


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Interview at Fierce Romance

Check out my interview over at Fierce Romance. I'm talking about my newest releases and our favorite books growing up. Stop over and let us know what books you enjoyed to read when you were younger.


Friday, June 20, 2008

SUNRISE in Jewels of the Nile II

Jewels of the Nile II, another sizzling Cavemen anthology from Ellora's Cave, released today. It's available both in print and as a download. I'm in fantastic company. There are six sizzling by talented Ellora's Cave authors.

Here's a blurb for SUNRISE:

Caroline has been meeting Alan at the lake, at sunset, for months. The hot sex they’ve been enjoying started out mindless and anonymous, just the way she wanted it. Little by little, however, they’ve gotten to know and care for each other. Caroline fears the changes in their relationship she can’t seem to prevent.

Alan wants Caroline in his life. He sets out to seduce her with his voice, his hands, his body. He’s no longer satisfied with sex in the shadows and he wants more. Can he make Caroline feel the same?

An interesting fact about SUNRISE is that while I was writing, I had no idea that the hero was English until he first spoke and his voice sounded just like Alan Rickman's. So, of course, I named him Alan. You can check out an excerpt and/or buy your very own copy of Jewels of the Nile II here. I hope you enjoy Caroline and Alan's story - and all the other hot stories in Jewels of the Nile II.


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Passion-Minded Professor

The Passion-Minded Professor is available for download today from Samhain Publishing. Roxy is a divorced diner waitress who's trying to get control of her life. It's not easy. Especially after she meets sexy Dr. Daniel Jennings. Check out the blurb, excerpt, and/or download your very own copy here:

I hope you enjoy Roxy and Daniel's story!


Monday, June 16, 2008

Coming Tomorrow!

The Passion-Minded Professor will be available tomorrow, June 17th, from Samhain Publishing! I love this story of two opposites who attract. I referred to this as my "love potion" story for years. I'm so glad readers will now have a chance to meet Roxy and Daniel and watch them fall in love. Here's a short excerpt to tease you:

Roxy watched Dr. Jennings scribble more words in a tattered old notebook. His desk was a disaster area. How could he find anything in the freaking mess of books and papers and who knew what else was hiding in there?
He was cute, in an absentminded kind of way. He kinda made her want to take care of him, like the lost puppies she used to try to bring home when she was a little girl.
Whoa! Take care of him? Roxy took a step away. What on earth was she thinking? Hadn’t she had enough, taking care of Todd all those years? And for what? Years of empty promises followed by divorce papers.
This was her time. She was finally in control of her own life, finally getting the education she’d always wanted. She wasn’t taking care of anyone but herself for at least the next four years.
While Dr. Jennings kept writing, Roxy wandered around the lab. In contrast to his desk, the rest of the room was immaculate. Spotless. Sterile, even. Test tubes of all sizes sat in racks along one counter and there were also a bunch of shiny equipment she couldn’t even begin to name. Or imagine what they did. Long rows of intimidating lab tables filled the rest of the large room.
It was so quiet in here it was almost spooky. Roxy liked to crank up music as loud as she could in order to concentrate. Hard rock that drove Gina crazy. Roxy liked to think the music forced all extraneous thoughts out of her mind when she was studying.
Gina said she thought Roxy didn’t like the silence because it left her alone with her thoughts.
Roxy didn’t want to think about that right now.
She was much more interested in looking at the attractive professor. He really was a hunk, with his strong jaw and chiseled features. His golden brown hair was thick and a little wavy. She was almost close enough to run her fingers through it before she caught herself.
What on earth? No way. She wasn’t getting distracted by a good-looking guy. She hiked the strap of her book bag farther up her shoulder and put her hands behind her back before she actually reached out and touched him.

Come back tomorrow for the buy link, or stop by the Samhain website tomorrow to check it out!


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Two Releases Next Week

Today's post is over at RomErotica Writers. Stop by and check it out. Leave a comment if you have time. And come back again for posts by other erotic romance authors every day.


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Jewel of the Nile II Releases June 20th!

Jewels of the Nile II, the second in the 2008 Cavemen anthologies from Ellora's Cave will be released next Friday, June 20th! My short story, SUNRISE, is included in this volume. Here's the blurb and a little excerpt to whet your whistle.

Caroline has been meeting Alan at sunset for months. The hot sex they’ve been enjoying started out mindless and anonymous, just the way she wanted it. Little by little, they’ve gotten to know and care for each other. Caroline fears the changes in their relationship she can’t seem to prevent.

Alan wants Caroline in his life. He sets out to seduce her with his voice, his hands, his body. He’s no longer satisfied with sex in the shadows and wants more. Can he make Caroline feel the same?


He carries me to his nearby car. A large dark sedan. I’ve never paid attention to makes and models, but I recognize luxury. I sink into the soft leather seat as he sets me down, then he sneaks a kiss, hot and hungry, before he buckles me in and closes the door. I shiver, suddenly feeling more nervous than I’d ever been with him. Those butterflies I thought I’d left behind as a teenager flutter in my stomach.
He climbs in beside me and starts the car. The vibration of the engine buzzes through my body, starting with my bare feet on the carpeted floor and shooting up to my bare ass on the warm leather seat. Rich classical music floods the car. Of course he would have an incredible sound system.
“I love this piece.” I try to keep my voice light and my mind off the fact that we are actually going to his place. That I’ll be getting a glimpse of him that I’ve never wanted to see. That the more I know about him, the harder it will be to say goodbye.
He stops with his hand on the gear shift. I feel him staring at me although his face is merely a play of shadows. “I thought you didn’t listen to classical music.”
“I bought the CD, all right?” The moment he left on tour. “This piece is my favorite.”
I shrug. “Why did I buy the CD? Or why is this my favorite?”
“Both, I guess.”
“I bought the CD because I wanted to hear you play,” I admit. And listening to his music soothed my lonely days as I painted sunsets and gardens and Alan. “I love the passion in this piece. It lights a fire under my skin.” I pause and swallow to moisten my suddenly dry mouth. “Like you do.”
He combs his fingers through my hair and pulls my head to him. When his lips crush mine, they feed the fire burning within me. His mouth is hot and insistent, demanding from me the same passion.
Passion has never been my problem.
He drags his tongue along my lips. I open my mouth to his unspoken request and he plunges inside, probing and stroking and licking. A moan escapes from deep in my throat and I feel, more than hear, his answering groan.

Be sure to check out Jewels of the Nile II when it becomes available next week!


Monday, June 9, 2008

The Passion-Minded Professor Releases June 17th!

My latest contemporary romance will be released as a download by Samhain Publishing next Tuesday, June 17th!! The heroine, Roxy, is one of my favorite characters and I was so excited to give her her happy ending! Here's the blurb:

Can passion be found in a bottle?Roxy Morgan is finally in control of her life. After working in the family diner to put her now ex-husband through law school, she’s getting her own chance at a college education. She doesn’t need any distractions in her life right now, especially men. The strong magnetic pull she feels toward chemistry professor Dr. Daniel Jennings is more than just an annoyance—it’s threatening her GPA. Yet she can’t seem to keep mind on her studies, or her hands off him.

Driven, lonely Daniel has been working to perfect an attraction elixir so he can finally find what’s been missing in his life: Passion. Sassy, outgoing Roxy wasn’t supposed to be part of his experiment. It was purely an accident. Now his elixir has given him an unexpected side effect—he’s fallen in love. But his sense of honor nags him to tell her the truth about the “love potion.”

Even if it means risking the best thing that’s ever happened to him.

Be sure to check out Roxy and Daniel's story next week!


Thursday, June 5, 2008

Where Did May Go???

Wow, I had no idea it has been a month since I posted here. I could give excuses like edits for two manuscripts and a ten day vacation to the Outer Banks and a bout with the flu...but I hate excuses! So let's just go on from here.

I have two releases coming out in June and one in July, so I'm going to be busy this summer. I got two covers e-mailed to me today, so that was fun! I love seeing the covers - makes the book seem more real. I'm sharing one with you today. It's the cover for Jewels of the Nile II which includes my story SUNRISE. I love the blue cover and the hunk's not half bad either! Look for it later this month!!!

I also sold two new novellas to Ellora's Cave in the past couple weeks, so I'll be sharing some blurbs with you soon.

I promise not to go another month without posting. That was way too long!


Saturday, May 3, 2008

I've Been Tagged

by Cynthia Eden. Cynthia's hot release from Kensington Brava, Hotter Than Midnight, is available this week. I'm heading out to my local Waldenbooks to look for it today. Soooo, anyway, she tagged me and it's kinda fun so I'll play along. Here are the rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people and post a comment to the person who tagged you once you’ve posted your three sentences.

The nearest book is The Darker Side of Midnight by Eden Bradley. Reallly sexy book! OK, page 123, fifth sentence:

Cassandra was instantly fascinated with her, and wondered if she had been one of the women to attend her.
"Mika." Master Robert nodded to the tatooed woman.

I've decided to tag five of my new friends from RT. :)
1. Eden Bradley - it was your book!
2. Lacey Savage
3. Karen Erickson
4. Kate Pearce
5. MK Mancos/Kathleen Scott


Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dark Master by Tawny Taylor

DARK MASTER is officially released today. At last! You can buy your copy from online retailers (Amazon, Barnes and Noble) or at your favorite brick and mortar store today!


Completely broke, Regan Roslund is stuck selling bondage gear to a kinky clientele in order to pay her bills. She has no interest in her salacious merchandise until she feels a leather choker tight against her neck--and gets a glimpse of the muscular, model-gorgeous man who holds her captive. Suddenly, temptation ignites...


Newly crowned king of the undead, Shadow Sorenson knows he can protect himself by taking a wife. He hopes Regan, with her new-found curiosity, will be unable to resist obeying even his most deviant demand. But Shadow would prefer she surrender willingly. For thirty nights, he'll show Regan what it's like to lose control as he explores every inch of her naked flesh, leaving her hungry for release--and moaning in anticipation of an ecstasy she never knew existed...

Warning! This is a REALLY HOT book (Sexually Explicit)

"A thoroughly entertaining tale by a talented new voice." Kate Douglas

Read a HOT excerpt at:

A penniless bondage shop owner finds herself wed to a vampire king against her will. She wants to leave. He’s determined to convince her to stay… and in this game of seduction, he’s not going to play fair.

Wicked-Hot Erotic Fiction

Tawny is a great writer! Check this out today!


Saturday, April 26, 2008

Simply Sexual by Kate Pearce

One of the new friends I made at the RT convention in Pittsburgh last week was talented author, Kate Pearce. I had to pick up her recent release from Kensington Aphrodisia, Simply Sexual, at the booksiging. Talk about hot! I loved the spunky heroine, Sara, too bold, too accomplished for the times. And I love me a tortured hero, and Valentin, is surely that.

Here's the blurb from Kate's website:

Valentin Sokorvsky decides to take a wife but he has no intention
of sharing either his darkest sexual fantasies or his heart with her.
He prefers to pretend that seven years spent as a sex slave in a
Turkish brothel have nothing to do with the successful business
man he is or the devoted husband he intends to become.

If you love hot, sensual erotic romances that explore many sexual fantasies, I recommend Simply Sexual and Kate Pearce.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I'm baaaack

The Romantic Times convention was a blast! I met a lot of on-line friends face to face and went to a couple good workshops and publisher spotlights. Dinners were really late when you consider we usually got our food about the time I normally go to bed in the real world.

I survived my first booksigning and actually sold some volumes of Seasons of Seduction IV to people I didn't know LOL so it was great - even when the power went off in the huge ballroom leaving everyone in the dark. When I go again, I'll have a lot more books to sign.

Came back with bags of free books. Still catching up on e-mails and laundry. Better get writing so I can make more money to put in my RT Orlando fund!


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Romantic Times Booklovers Convention

I'm off today for the RT convention in Pittsburgh, PA. It's my first RT, and I'm told it's a lot of fun - readers and writers and editors and agents talking romance for a week. Not to mention the cover models :)

There will be workshops for both readers and writers. Dinners and costumes and lots of laughter. And booksignings. My first. I'm looking forward to meeting readers and the writer friends I've met on-line.

I'll be back Sunday with stories and pictures.

See you then - unless you're going to be in Pittsburgh, then I hope you'll stop by at one of the booksignings (Ebook Fair on Wed - Print Booksigning on Sat) and say hi.


Sunday, April 6, 2008

A Matter of Trust

Several weeks ago I pitched the idea for a series of linked novellas to one of my editors. She liked the idea and told me to send her the first one when it was done. Since then, I haven't been able to write word one on that novella. Now, in my defense, I did get edits on The Passion-Minded Professor, and galleys on both The Ride of Her Life and Bad To The Bone. But all this time, I've felt so guilty for not working on this new novella.

This afternoon I went out for a walk - we finally have sunshine and 60 degree weather in western New York - Yay!! While I was walking, a new beginning to the novella popped into my head and I realized I hadn't been able to start the story because I didn't have the right beginning. If I shift the focus just a bit, it will work so much better.

I should be used to this. It actually happens to me quite often. Just a chapter from the end of my last story, I found I couldn't write a word for days. I started feeling guilty, frustrated, and then suddenly one day an idea came to me that made the ending so much better than it would have if I'd forced myself to plow through to the end. So I have to trust myself to believe the answer will come. And it will be worth the wait.

Now, I have to get writing.


Thursday, April 3, 2008

Secrets Vol 24 Surrender to Seduction

I posted early last month when I got a look at the gorgeous cover for my first Secrets anthology. I thought my novella Up To No Good was going to be in this anthology, but I discovered it's my novella Bad To The Bone that will be included in Vol 24. Hmm, how did that happen? Don't ask.

Don't worry, Up To No Good will be part of Secrets Vol 25 that will be released in Dec.

So here's the blurb for Bad To The Bone:

She’s a good girl who wants to be bad and he’s a bad boy who wants to be good. When they meet up at their high school reunion, Annie Shane wants to shed her good girl reputation by having one wild weekend with Luke Kendall. Luke has had enough playing the field and hopes to convince Annie to settle down. Which leaves Annie wondering…what would a bad girl do?

Mark your calender. Surrender to Seduction will be released in July!


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

How Was Your Week?

Today I'm blogging over at Passionate Prose. Stop on by and let me know how your week is going!


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Another New Cover

The Passion-Minded Professor, my upcoming contemporary romance from Samhain Publishing is finally up on the Coming Soon page! It makes it seem more real! And I love the cover! Isn't it great??

I have to admit Roxy, the heroine in The Passion-Minded Professor, is one of my favorites. She's the kind of fun and sassy woman I've always wished I could be. And while Daniel isn't the ultra-alpha kind of hero, he's smart and sexy and the perfect guy for Roxy.

Mark your calendar now. The Passion-Minded Professor will be available as a download June 17!


Thursday, March 20, 2008

New Sale to Red Sage!

I'm thrilled to announce I've sold another novella to Red Sage. This will be my fourth story with Red Sage. The title is Dark Angel and it will be another contemporary erotic romance. Here's the unofficial blurb:

Disfigured in an accident that killed his wife, reclusive photographer, Rafael D’Angelo wants to be left alone amid rumors the car crash was no accident. Julie Brightman has been secretly in love with her sister’s husband for years. When a violent thunderstorm strands her at his secluded house, she discovers the man in the mask is not the Rafe she remembers. Trapped together, their happiness is threatened by the past that haunts them and the secrets they keep from each other.

This will be another Red Sage Presents e-book and I'll post here as soon as I get a release date. There are new ebooks released every month on the eRed Sage site. Check them out!


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

All The Trees in Pearls

She believed the man didn't matter as long as he said yes - until the wrong man vowed to love her beneath....

All the Trees in Pearl
by Emily Ryan-Davis

Available March 21 at Ellora's Cave

Signed and paid for by one brother.

Ethan Carver didn’t order a wife, but he couldn’t turn away from Margaret Redde’s lush mouth and proper manners. Could he keep up his brother’s deception and make her stay?

Set on fire by the other.

She wanted security and didn’t care where it came from - one brother was as good as the other - until Ethan touched her. One night in his arms changed everything. His hot kisses sent her up in flames and taught her desires she didn’t know she possessed.

Read an excerpt today!

Emily is one of my friends at Romance Divas. Check it out!


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Good Girl's Guide to Bad Girl Sex

I've joined a group blog of erotic romance writers, RomErotica Writers, and will be blogging there on the 12th of each month.

Stop by today and find out about the book I'm reading now.


Sunday, March 9, 2008

Read an E-book!

This week, March 9-15, Samhain Publishing is holding a Reader Appreciation Week to coincide with Read an E-book Week. All week long, authors will be posting blurbs, excerpts, contests at the Samhain Cafe. If you haven't checked out this fun loop, join now! Just send an e-mail to:

I'll be hosting tomorrow night, Monday, March 10th at 7pm eastern time. Stop by and say hello, read some excerpts and take a chance on a prize. Then keep coming back all week for more excerpts, contests and fun.

And if you're in the mood for an e-book and the immediate gratification this techology gives you, check out any of my available releases:

NOTHING TO FEAR - Ellora's Cave
TASTE OF HONEY - EC Seasons of Seduction IV
QUINN'S CURSE - Red Sage Presents

See you at the Cafe!


Saturday, March 8, 2008

New Secrets Cover

I had to share the cover for Red Sage Secrets Vol 24 Surrender to Seduction. Isn't it gorgeous? My novella Up To No Good will be included in the anthology. I'm so excited. It's my first Secrets and will be released in July. I'm in some awesome company in this volume. Here's the blurb for Up To No Good:

Now the owner of a neighborhood bar, former syndicated columnist Simon “Mac” MacKenzie hides a tragic secret. When freelance writer Alison Chandler tracks him down, he knows she’s up to no good. Seeking an exclusive interview, she threatens not only his carefully constructed lifestyle, but longstanding ideas of love and trust. Is their attraction merely a distraction or the key to surviving their war of wills?

July will be here before you know it!! (I sure hope so, we're snowed in here in western NY!!)


Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Good-bye Girl

One of my favorite movies of all time is The Good-bye Girl with Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason. My son (who does a lot of community theater) and I watched it this morning. He'd never seen it before. I can't believe it was made in 1977 - I suddenly feel very old! It was fun to see it through his eyes.

Of course, he's relating to all the acting references, and there are many in this movie. Neil Simon is such a brilliant writer, the lines flow so effortlessly (or so it seems.) My son was laughing at the way Elliott (Dreyfuss's role) quotes movie lines in his conversations (my son does the same thing all the time.)

Now, as a romance writer, I love the development of the relationship between Elliott and Paula (Mason's role.) They go from being antagonistic - having been thrown into a situation neither of them had any control over, to being amicable, to attracted to each other, to falling in love. My all time favorite scene is the rooftop scene and Paula's line "I'm a sucker for romance."

I am too!


Saturday, March 1, 2008

I'm In Heaven!

I'm blogging today over at the Samhain Blog. Stop on by and say hi! Find out what would put me in heaven.


Monday, February 25, 2008

The Story Behind the Story

I'm blogging today over at Red Sage Revealed, talking about how I came up with the idea for Quinn's Curse. Stop on by and leave a comment.


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Her Cinderella Complex by Jenna Bayley Burke

She’s got the man—and the wedding—of her dreams. If only love were part of the fantasy.

Heather Tindall is temping as a personal assistant until her dream job as an event planner comes along. Worse, her new boss has a penchant of running off new assistants before lunch. Heather’s not about to let her spotless employment record be ruined by a real estate mogul with an attitude problem, no matter how well he fills out a suit.

At first Curtis can’t believe the nerve of the woman who refuses his order to leave. Six months into their working relationship, her dedication still manages to surprise him. But her best efforts to protect his personal life can’t keep the press from seeing him as anything more than a playboy. Then it dawns on him that the perfect solution is right under his appointment book—Heather.
Swept off her kitten heels, Heather can’t help but accept the proposal of the man with whom she’s fallen in love. She hopes that in time he’ll come to feel something for her.

Curtis is determined not to feel anything, for anyone, ever. He’ll do anything Heather wants—but he’s not going to fall in love with her.

Except that will never do for a girl with a Cinderella Complex…

Read An Excerpt Online

Buy it today from My Bookstore and More

Check it out!

Thursday, February 21, 2008


OK, so Larissa Ione, an amazing author and friend from back before either one of us had ever been offered a contract, tagged me a few days ago. Hey you, thanks a lot…

The rules are:
1. Link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share six unimportant things about yourself.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your blog entry.
5. Let the tagged people know by leaving a comment on their blogs.

OK, so let’s see what I can come up with this time:
1. I’m addicted to HGTV – when I’m not watching American Idol, that is.
2. Hawaiian pizza is my favorite.
3. I love to sit around a campfire.
4. I can drive a stick shift.
5. My favorite meal to eat out is breakfast.
6. I used to tole paint.

Ok, so I did this recently when Cynthia Eden tagged if you read this post and you need something to blog about tomorrow - you're tagged! LOL


Monday, February 18, 2008

Not So Dark Diva

I'm continuing my guest blogging today. I'm over at Divas of the Dark. Stop by and leave a comment :)

Larissa, I'll get to your tag tomorrow! (Thank you SO much!)


Thursday, February 14, 2008


Today I'm guest blogging over at The Bradford Bunch, a group of eight talented writers who are all clients of The Bradford Literary Agency. I'm talking inspiration today. Stop by and leave a comment. I'd love to hear from you.

Happy Valentine's Day!


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

American Idol Addiction

Today's post is at Passionate Prose. Stop over and admit it - you love it too!


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Guest Blogging Today

Today I'm guest blogging over at Rose Marie Wolfe's blog, talking about haunted lighthouses among other things. Stop over and say hi!


Sunday, February 10, 2008

Special Coupon for Valentine's Day

Happy Valentines Day!

The February issue of Red Sage Confidential is hitting inboxes today.
It's also available online at a special Valentines day bonus, we'll be sending a coupon to
subscribers on February 12, 2008. You have to be on the mailing list to
get the coupon!

If you haven't already signed up, go to down at the bottom of the page, you'll see a place to enter your
email address to subscribe.

Spread the word!

Oh, and one more thing...I'm the featured author in the newsletter this month!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I've been tagged!!

Well, I stopped by Cynthia Eden’s site last night and, yep, I got tagged. Um, thanks, Cindy!

Here are the “Tagged!” rules:
1. Link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share six unimportant things about yourself.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your blog entry.
5. Let the tagged people know by leaving a comment on their blogs.

OK. Here are my unimportant facts:
Fact one: I played the saxophone in the high school band.
Fact two: I love silver jewelry.
Fact three: I drive a Sebring convertible - just wish it was warm enough to put the top down!
Fact four: I live a couple minutes walk from two ice cream shops. Yum!
Fact five: I used to needlepoint – this was before kids and writing :)
Fact six: I have a view of a lake from my office.

OK…if it’s good enough for Cindy, it’s good enough for me - If you’ve read this, yep, you’re tagged.


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Guest Blogging Today

I'm guest blogging at two awesome blogs today, talking about bad boy and changing sub-genres, and my newest release, QUINN'S CURSE. I'd love it if you'd stop by and leave a comment.

The Hussies Blog

Fierce Romance


Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Beautiful Coast of Maine

My new release from eRed Sage, Quinn's Curse, takes place on the rugged coast of Maine. When I saw a picture of the Portland Head Lighthouse, I knew I'd found my setting. I've visited Maine before and the power of those powerful waves crashing against the rocky shoreline is an awesome sight. And imagining a ship tossing on those waves during a furious storm was the inspiration for the opening scene of Quinn's Curse.

If you'd like to check out an excerpt and/or buy a copy of Quinn's Curse, click here.


Friday, February 1, 2008


Quinn's Curse, my first paranormal erotic romance from Red Sage Presents, is available today!

Here's what some reviewers have said about Quinn's Curse:

"...Natasha Moore catches your attention right away and never loses it. The story rolls adventure on the high seas, love and redemption together to make a captivating story line and an easy read. The complexity of the story is a plus and the sultry love scenes are well written..." Manic Readers Review

"...QUINN'S CURSE is a very exciting and enticing read. I love pirates so Quinn is a special treat. The storyline and characters really wove together to create an erotic and passionate story of second chances..." Romance Junkies

To check out an excerpt and/or buy Quinn's Curse, check it out here.

Come on! You know you want to!


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Lories Published Author Contest

Hey all,

One of my RWA chapters, From the Heart, is running a contest for published authors. Check out all the info below. This is a great way for authors to get their work out in front of news readers. Not to mention the possibility of winning an RWA/RT conference fee!


******Permission to forward is granted and encouraged******

2008 Published Author Contest
The Lories Best Published Contest and The Lories Best Proposal Contest
Contact the coordinator, Denise Pattison at

Best Published--Grand prize--Conference fee! Or a cash prize of $200!
Best Proposal--Grand prize--RWR ad! Or a cash prize of $100!

***New this year, readers will be the judges. The people who
read romance books will be judging your published book. How much
better can you do than to be judged by your target readers?

Final judge--Debbie Meredith, Romance Manager for an independent
called The Bookstore which has been in business for over 30 years.

***New--a bit of a sale for you!
Discounts offered this year: Second, third, fourth etc. entries are
all discounted $5. You can enter the best proposal, pay the fee and
get $5 off when you enter the best published.

Best published fees:
FTH member--first book $20, second, third, fourth, etc. $15
RWA member--first book $25, second third, fourth, etc. $20
Not a member--first book $30, second, third, fourth, etc. $25

Best proposal fees:
FTH member--first proposal $15, second, third, fourth, etc. $10
RWA member--first proposal $20, second, third, fourth, etc. $15
Not a member--first proposal $25, second, third, fourth, etc. $20

FTH member enters first book for $20 and a proposal--the proposal
would be $10. Or enters first proposal for $15 and a book--the book
would be $15.
RWA member first book for $25 and a proposal--the proposal would be
$15. Or enters first proposal for $20 and a book--the book would be
Not a member first book for $30 and a proposal--the proposal would be
$20. Or enters first proposal for $25 and a book--the book would be

Final judges, will consist of six industry professionals:
Leis Pderson, Editor, Berkley Publishing Group
Lori Graham, Senior Editor, Wild Rose Press
Caren Johnson, Agent, Johnson Literary Agency
2nd Agent--TBA
1 published reader--TBA
1 bookseller/librarian--TBA

Open to authors published in romantic fiction in both print or
electronically. FTHRW considers all published books, regardless of
RWA recognition, as eligible.

Mainstream with romantic elements
Romantic suspense
Short story/novella
Single title (low on entries)
Entry deadline is February 16th.

Come on over to our website and check out all the details.

Get your book(s) into the hands of readers who may not have
discovered your fantastic writing yet.

If you have any questions at all, please contact Denise Pattison at She'll be more than happy to answer any questions
you may have.

Denise Pattison
2008 Lories Best Published Contest Coordinator
2008 Lories Best Proposal Contest Coordinator
Editor, Words From The Heart

******Permission to forward is granted and encouraged******

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ghosts and Curses and Pirates, Oh My!

Today's post is at Passionate Prose. Stop by and leave a comment. What's your favorite pirate or ghost story?


Monday, January 21, 2008

Charity Silent Auction at Romantic Inks

Did Santa leave you cold? Romantic Inks has just the thing to warm you up!

RI is going to help send some lucky aspiring author to the 2008 RWA Conference and we’re looking for your support! For our Silent Auction we’re offering fabulous books including books from many genres, critiques from authors who will make your toes curl, web designs and even promotional space. Take a look at the list we have…
Romantic Inks Auction

Bidding begins January 20th!

** Permission to forward **

Hey, check it out!


Sunday, January 20, 2008

Quinn's Curse is Coming Soon

Quinn's Curse is on the Coming Soon page at eRed Sage!! Whoo Hoo! February will be here soon!

Here's an excerpt to tempt you:

The moon was high in the sky when Quinn visited her bedroom again. He was usually content to stand by her side and watch her for hours, what else did he have to do with his time? Some nights she was restless, tangling her long legs around the bedclothes, leaving him hard and panting. Tonight she lay still in her bed, barely moving, an angel in white linen and moonlight.
Miranda. He whispered her name and it sounded like music on the cool air blowing the gauzy white curtain at the window. A beautiful name for a beautiful woman.
Quinn stepped up to the bed. She rested on her side, her long lashes lying like feathers along her smooth skin. Dark curls tumbled around her head and a stray strand lay across her cheek. He hesitantly reached out and brushed the curl away. Of course, he brushed her soft cheek in the process. How could he not? Luckily, he didn’t awaken her. She would certainly be frightened to wake to invisible hands touching her.
Encouraged, he sank his fingers into her silky hair, letting the soft strands sift through his fingers like the warm Caribbean sand. Her soft, clean scent rose up, surrounding him with feminine smells he’d almost forgotten existed. He was nearly overwhelmed by the sensations he’d been without for so long now. A sigh escaped his lips.
He couldn’t stop himself from drawing his hand down through her hair and then stroking her soft face. When she smiled and leaned her cheek into the palm of his hand, he caught his breath. A warmth like he never remembered washed over him. How long it had been since someone had smiled at him? How long since they’d cherished his touch?
When she still didn’t stir, he became bolder. His needs grew stronger. His heart beat sped up and his cock stirred. He traced her jaw with his finger, catching her pulse at the soft spot where her jaw met her throat. His touch lingered there for a moment, feeling her life beat beneath his fingers.
After a long moment, he left her slender throat and brushed his fingers across her sleek shoulder. Her skin was so warm, so smooth, he could spend ages stroking her, exploring her bare skin. She shifted then, and he snatched his hand away.
He stood there, looking down on her, his heart pounding like he’d been caught snatching some bread from an unsuspecting shopkeeper. Her eyes remained closed as she rolled onto her back and reached out to him. And now what should he do? If he went to her would she awaken? How would he ever explain to her why she could hear him and feel him but not see him? He couldn’t explain it himself.
“Kiss me,” she murmured in a voice so soft and needy that Quinn couldn’t resist.

Quinn's Curse releases in February!


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Keeping Track

Today's post is at Passionate Prose.

Happy New Year!