Writing Made Easy!!!

Published April 16, 2014 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Did the title of this post grab you?

Are you looking for an easy way to reach fame and fortune?

If so, writing may not  be for you.

Writing is hard work, and in some cases, for little pay. If I could just sit and write and have someone else do all the marketing and promo, life would be a lot easier. But I’ve never been one to take the easy road. :) I’ve learned how to set up a blog and a website and am involved in several social media sites, things I knew nothing about before being published in October, 2011. Needles to say, I’ve learned a lot in the past 2 1/2 years. LOL

Since beginning to send my stories out there for others to enjoy, I’ve received many, many compliments and reviews on my writing. More than enough to keep me going, and I thank you for that. My Thunder Creek Ranch series is still ongoing because of you. I have Lynne and Abby Kerrigan’s story to write, and possibly one for Jack, Michael’s brother. I’m hoping to end the series this year with A Manning Christmas. What do you think? Would these stories interest you?

My Hudson Ranch series will end later this month with the release of Nathan. Again, it’s been a popular series. Seems we all like our cowboys. :)

I have enjoyed being able to connect with fans through blogging and social media, although I admit that it’s been much too long since my last post. But it is tax season here and I do income taxes for others, so there isn’t a lot of free time to indulge my main hobby and passion…writing. But the April 30th deadline is approaching and I will be able to concentrate on writing again, except for a brief period in May when I have another cataract surgery, this time on my left eye.

I don’t type very fast. Sometimes, my mind works much faster than my fingers, putting the ideas together so the words are flowing so fast it’s hard to keep up. I’ve never suffered from writer’s block as I usually have more than one story on the go at any given time. For instance, right now I’m working on Nathan Hudson’s and Lynne Kerrigan’s stories as well as a suspense for a Love Inspired Suspense contest with Harlequin.

If only I could type faster! A friend of mine has ordered Dragon. Have any of you used it? Somehow, it feels like cheating to dictate a story, but if it works for her, I may just give it a try. Any thoughts or experiences on using the software would be welcome. :)

Writing involves continual learning. If you can’t take criticism, don’t try it. LOL Good thing I have broad shoulders. The editors I have worked with all have their own way of doing things and we have to adapt to their methods and accept their instruction and criticism for what it is…a way to make your story stronger.

I love writing! It keeps me sane. And if it helps pay a bill or two along the way…bonus. If you haven’t checked out my website, please do so. And if you’re on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, or Twitter, please friend/follow me.

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Thank you for listening to my ramble today. Happy writing. :)

Backcover Promotions Launch!!!

Published February 1, 2014 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Backcover Promotions Launch,

February 1st, 2014, 1pm to 11pm GMT!!!

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Backcover Promotions are very excited for tomorrow!! There will be a LOT going on. They will be celebrating with a Facebook party and there will be lots going on on their website too!!! So check both regularly through the day to get the most out of it with them =)

They have lined up some amazing prizes. They have an extensive list to giveaway from their sponsors!! 24 merchandise bundles are lined up to giveaway through the day. Plus there will be some amazing discounts on their tour packages and some of their other services.

To make the day even more fun, they have set up a loyalty card for the event. If you enter 6 contests throughout the day, you will get an extra 20% on any discounts giveaway. If you don’t win any of the main contests but still enter 6 contests through the day you will get 25% towards any package you would like. How cool is that?

Everyone is a winner during the Backcover Promotions Launch Day Party!!

Please feel free to print the loyalty card and check off your entries or you can check the entries off in any image program. Once you have a filled card please email your completed card, name, what contests you entered and if you have won any other prize and we will be sure to keep a note of the completed cards through the day!! Email: kate[at]backcoverpromotions.co.uk

We hope to see you there!!

BCP Launch Loyalty Card

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It’s my pleasure to support Kate in her new venture. In addition to all the wonderful prizes she has lined up, I’ll be giving away a digital copy of my award winning romantic suspense, Bad Boy Blake. Just leave a comment to be entered in the draw. Winner to be announced on February 2nd.

New Release from Rebecca Brochu and Evernight!

Published January 28, 2014 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

It’s my pleasure to host fellow Evernight author, Rebecca Brochu, as she introduces us to Ricci and Layton, the main characters in her new M/M release, Next to You.

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Understaffed, overworked and generally exhausted contractor Ricci DeAngelo still has to contend with a long subway ride at the end of each day.  The last thing he expects is to fall head long into a relationship while dozing on the train.  But that’s exactly what happens when a sexy and equally exhausted stranger falls asleep on his shoulder one night.

Ricci’s nap partner ends up being Layton Callis, an equally overworked pâtissier who looks and smells good enough to eat.  When they unexpectedly fall into a routine of napping together on the late train, Ricci finds himself in a unique position.  He can continue only seeing Layton during the week and spending his weekends in a sleepless mess.  Or Ricci can step up and see if he can get Layton to agree to wake up next to him on a more permanent basis.

EXCERPT:

“I’m going to kiss you now.”  Ricci blurted it out and watched Layton’s eyes go wide and then soft and hot. He reached out and put the empty mug on the bedside table beside Layton’s.

“If that’s how you react to coffee, I’m definitely going to have to cook breakfast…”  Layton’s teasing was drowned out as Ricci pushed forward and kissed him.

It started slow, just like the kiss from the night before.  Ricci teased the seam of Layton’s lips with his tongue, licked at the corners of his mouth leisurely for a moment before he swept inside.  He chased the taste of coffee around Layton’s mouth, learned the curve of his teeth and the wet, hot strength of his tongue all over again.  It was good, better than any kiss Ricci could remember at the moment.  It only improved when Layton pressed closer until Ricci was forced to lean back completely against the headboard so Layton could crawl forward onto his lap.

They broke the kiss slowly and stayed where they were for a moment, faces pressed close as they both panted for air.  Layton moved first. He slid his hands up the wide expanse of Ricci’s chest and then down over the curve of his shoulders as he ducked his head so he could place nipping kisses on the base of Ricci’s neck.

Ricci groaned and tipped his head back to give Layton better access while he clenched one hand in the sheet beside him and trailed the tips of the fingers on his other hand down Layton’s bare back until he could palm the curve of his ass.

Layton whined, a sweet high-pitched sound, when Ricci squeezed his ass lightly and then he set his teeth to Ricci’s skin harder in response.

Ricci bucked his hips upwards as he hissed at the sting.  They both groaned low and long when the rapidly hardening jut of his cock pressed against Layton’s through the thin fabric of their sleep pants.

“You said I could touch you.”  Ricci’s pulled Layton closer to him with the hand on his ass and finally untangled his other from where it had begun to claw at his bed sheets.  “I really hope you meant it.”

“I meant it.”  Layton’s words were broken by the way he panted against the curve of Ricci’s neck.  “I definitely meant it.”

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New Release from Nikka Michaels & Evernight Publishing!

Published January 26, 2014 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Evernight Publishing is well known for their HOT anthologies, and today I get to feature author Nikka Michaels, who has a story in their most recent antho, Alpha’s Claim: Manlove Edition. The Excerpt of Nikka’s Waking Up Wolf is sure to leave you wanting more. Read on…


 

Alpha's Claim Cover Waking up Wolf

By Nikka Michaels

Genre: Erotic Romance, M/M, Paranormal, Shifter

Length: Anthology Length Short Story

Release Date: January 24, 2014

 Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Anthology Title: Alpha’s Claim: Manlove Edition

Strength. Power. Domination. 

The shifters in our Alpha’s Claim: Manlove Edition anthology have one thing in common—they won’t take “no” for an answer. Whether they lead packs of their own, or whether they walk a solitary path, these alphas won’t let anyone stop them from claiming their men.

Lose yourself in these ten sinfully delicious love stories. After all, who could deny an Alpha’s claim?

 WAKING UP WOLF BLURB:

When a radioactive leak in the local water source turns the inhabitants of Adam Baker’s small town into shape shifting wolves, he manages to hold and survive alone–alone except for the wolves he hears in the distance. When he doesn’t immediately undergo “the change” into a wolf himself, he begins to believe he’s immune. After his dreams begin to include another wolf, he finds himself drawn to the howls outside his window and the pack’s alpha Grady Conway.

WAKING UP WOLF EXCERPT:

Adam watched him carefully. “You don’t even know me. Why would you invite me back with your family, your pack?”

Grady looked down. “What if I told you we needed you? That I needed you?”

Adam stared at him like he’d gone crazy.

“Me? Why would you need me?”

A true alpha needs a mate.” Grady raised his head, meeting Adam’s eyes, and for a moment he couldn’t look away.

“And you think I’m your mate?”

“I don’t think. I know. You’re my mate, always have been.”

Adam backed away, and he felt himself shake and pain shoot through his body as he fell to his knees. Naked and sprawled in the dirt he stared up at Grady, who closed his eyes and shifted, leaving himself bare as well.

Adam swallowed hard as he stared up at Grady in shock. This close he could see every single inch of the tanned and toned body of the man who commanded a pack. Muscled and imposing, he stared down at Adam, his blue eyed gaze heated.

Without another word, Grady took a step closer, sliding his hand over the top of Adam’s head possessively. He slowly wrapped his hand around Adam’s long dark dreads and pulled his head back, exposing his neck. Adam’s eyes slammed shut as he waited for Grady to change and wolf teeth to tear out his throat. Instead, when Grady’s human teeth sank into his shoulder he shuddered and cried out.

Pleasure/pain surged through Adam’s body as he jerked awake, his cock throbbing as he felt hot cum stripe his belly. His legs shook as he panted for breath, his bed sheets and body soaked with sweat.

His dreams had never been that vivid before, and when he shifted his body his muscles screamed in protest and he flopped back with a moan.

When he yanked back the blankets he stared.

His feet were dirty, caked in mud along with his hands. On his neck, he could feel Grady’s teeth marks.

He’d been marked by the alpha.

BUY LINKS:

Evernight Publishing: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/alphas-claim-manlove-edition/

 

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Alphas-Claim-Manlove-Tyler-Robbins-ebook/dp/B00I0HESDA

 

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alphas-Claim-Manlove-Tyler-Robbins-ebook/dp/B00I0HESDA/

 

All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-alpha039sclaimmanloveedition-1404572-166.html

 

Bookstrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/alphas-claim-manlove-edition-mm

 

NIKKA MICHAELS BIO:

Nikka Michaels lives in the often rainy Pacific Northwest where she spends her time cooking, laughing and crafting romantic tales to satisfy her craving for HEAs with heat. A voracious reader, novice knitter and music lover she’s been known to multitask without breaking a sweat. She loves to read and write M/M romance but believes everyone deserves a love story. She currently has three releases out, Chasing Matt, a M/M novella co-authored with Eileen Griffin, Christmas with Caden, a M/F romance novella from Cobblestone Press, and “Waking up Wolf”, a M/M shifter romance in Evernight Publishing’s Alpha’s Claim: Manlove Edition anthology. Her short erotic M/M BDSM story, Room Service is forthcoming from Cobblestone Press in February 2014. Nikka is currently at work with her co-author on two M/M foodie romance novels, set to be released summer and fall 2014 from Carina Press.

 Nikka’s Contact Links:

Blog: http://www.nikkamichaels.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nikkamichaels

Facebook Profile: http://www.facebook.com/Nikka.Michaels

Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/nikkamichaelsauthor

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7231273.Nikka_Michaels

Evernight Publishing: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/nikka-michaels/

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/author/nikkamichaels

London Saint James and Dark Tales Diaries

Published January 25, 2014 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

London is a favorite sister author at Evernight Publishing and she’s here today to talk about her hot Dark Tales Diaries series. I just love these sensational covers!

DTD11MThanks, Loraine, for having me on your blog today to talk about my Dark Tales Diaries series, part of the Romance on the Go Line from Evernight Publishing.

You are totally welcome, London. Glad to have you. :)

Question: If you loved someone and one day they just vanished from your life, what would you do to try and find them?

My answer: Anything earthly possible.

The inspiration for this BDSM series of short stories sparked from a casual conversation with the love of my life. Two words, “Dark Tales,” poked at me. From there, I sat down and typed non-stop. Dark Tales Diaries: Volume 1 and the life of Tristan Blackthorn spilled out upon the “pages” of my laptop.

Tristan is obsessed with finding the woman he loves, and has spent years looking for her. The fact she vanished from his life without a trace or a clue, has pushed him in his quest for answers. He uses Blackthorn Printing to manage his obsession of finding his lost love, believing he will find her somewhere within the erotic tales of others. So we get to follow his search, and read naughty stories that are being submitted to his publishing company for publication in his “Dark Tales Diaries.”

Since that first book, I’ve continued his story in Dark Tales Diaries: Volume 2.DTD21m

I’ve had a lot of fun writing this series, and have started working on book 3, which will more than likely be a novel length book, delving into reuniting the lovers, and uncovering all the secrets behind the disappearance of Tristan’s long lost love, Keira. We will see where my characters take me to finish up their story.

Dark Tales Diaries: Volume One,

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For years, Tristan Blackthorn has toiled to find his lost love. He finally decides to use Blackthorn Printing, along with his newly created Dark Tales Diaries, as a way to find her. Will her story be one of the three tales in Volume One?

Mistress Guinevere’s calling card is her Red Stilettos. She specializes in a particular fetish and always maintains her control, until a man from her past returns to test her will.

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A recently divorced woman experiences the effects of empty nest syndrome after her twins head off to college. With the clock ticking away, she decides it’s far past time to seek out something that has always eluded her. Will she find what she’s looking for with The Leather’s Edge?

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And a bored computer programmer learns what it’s like to feel sexual freedom after being bound by a Master in Safe Word.

Be Warned: bondage, anal sex, sex toys, fetish

Excerpt from Red Stilettos:

“It’s been a long time,” he said in a voice that still sent shivers up my spine. “I was in town, and decided, why not?”

I crossed my arms and eyed him suspiciously. “Humm…”

“That’s it? All you have to say is, ‘Humm?’”

“Humm is better than what I was really thinking, Marcus.”

His mouth twitched at the corners, and I hated the fact I noticed how damn sexy his lips were.

“Guinn,” he said.

“Guinevere,” I corrected. I set my expression to that of unyielding stone and ignored those sparkling straight white teeth as he smiled. His wicked ways no longer affected me. I’d broken his spell two years ago, and I wouldn’t make the same mistake twice. I was Mistress Guinevere. I was in control, he wasn’t, and I would never relinquish the balance of power out of my favor again.

He tilted his head in that roguish way and eyed me. Heat radiated from my core. “So, am I to stand here in the hall or are you going to let me come in, Guinevere?”

“I hate you, Marcus, so why should I let you in?”

“Hate is a strong word for someone who claimed no feelings for me whatsoever as she stormed out of my apartment a couple of years ago.”

“What do you want? I don’t have times for your games,” I said rather tersely.

“Let me in. Then I’ll tell you.”

“You’re going to have to do better than that, Marcus. What’s wrong? Have you lost your touch? If you think that will entice me, you are so wrong.”

Marcus Warner, Master Dom, pulled out a gorgeous pair of thigh-high, red leather, spike-heeled boots from behind his back, holding them out in front of him so I could see every lovely inch of the unmistakable Italian craftsmanship on the handmade beauties.

“You won’t let me in even if I’m bearing gifts?”

I eyed the boots before returning my gaze to him.

“What’s the old saying?” I asked. His perfectly shaped eyebrow lifted. “Isn’t it, beware of those bearing gifts?”

He dangled the boots. Swinging them from side to side. Tempting me.

Bastard.

I’ll give Marcus his dues. Since the first day I met him, he had my number, and during the year I spent with him, I gave him too much of myself, falling back into what I believed to be the weakness I worked so hard with Mistress Payne to rid myself of.

Marcus sniffed the leather of the boots in his hand, giving me that smile again. He knew me well, maybe too well, and he knew those boots would be like kryptonite, cracking my will.

“All right. You can come in, but only for a while.”

“That’s my little, Guinn,” he said.

“I’m not your little anything, and don’t call me Guinn!” I stepped aside so he could enter, shutting the door behind him.

He strolled into my apartment as though he belonged, sat the boots down on my glass coffee table, and took a seat, rather casually, on my leather couch. He patted the space next to him.

“Well, come on. I’m not going to bite, unless you want me to,” he said, releasing his sexy sideways smirk.

I took a seat in the chair across from the couch. This was my house, and I’d sit where I wanted to.

He chuckled, shook his head, leaned back, and kicked his feet out, positioning them under my coffee table.

“Marcus, are you going to tell me why you’re here?”

“To see you.”

“I’m not buying that.”

He shrugged.

“Aren’t you going to try on the boots?”

“No,” I said.

“You know you want to,” he baited.

“Listen. I’m not sure what you are up to, and frankly I really don’t care—”

“I’m up to the business of you,” he said.

“What do you mean?”

“Maybe I let you go too soon. Maybe I regret it. Maybe I’ve decided it’s been long enough, and I want you back.”

I snorted. “I left you, remember? You didn’t let me do anything.”

There was that grin of his. The one that makes any woman consider her panties, his mouth, his tongue… Stop it, Guinevere. Don’t forget this is Marcus, the man you loathe.

“Really?” His onyx-colored eyes met me, and held me there with him. Stare for stare, we were locked in a secret power play for dominance.

“We never worked well together,” I said. “You’re a dom, and I’m a dom, and neither is willing to give.”

“Baby, you’re a switch. You like to dominate, but you also like to be dominated.”

“No. I’m not,” I protested.

“You always liked it when I took control,” he said, assuredly. “With one word, you were wet for me.”

“I like being in control. And I have no intention or interest in being submissive. Not for you, not for anybody.”

“How long are you going to keep telling yourself that lie?”

I stood up, pissed off and ready to rage. “Marcus, I don’t have to explain anything, justify my life and my choices, or put up with your shit. I think your time is up. I’d like to say it was good seeing you again, but that would be a lie.”

“You’ve always lied to yourself when it comes to me and how I make you feel.”

“You don’t make me feel anything, Marcus. Get over yourself.”

I marched to the front door. Marcus followed behind me. I reached for the knob, and was stopped by his large hand as it covered mine. He placed his mouth to my ear. His warm breath tickled across my cheek.

“Guinevere,” he said in a low, deep growl. Immediately, my sex trembled. And fuckadie, fuck, fuck, he was right. One word. And that one word was my name falling from his lips.

Wow! Pure hotness!

Dark Tales Diaries: Volume 1 Buy Links

http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Tales-Diaries-Volume-ebook/dp/B00AMNNSO0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355269636&sr=8-1&keywords=Dark+Tale+Diaries%3AVolume+One

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Tales-Diaries-Volume-ebook/dp/B00AMNNSO0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355270161&sr=8-1

http://www.evernightpublishing.com/dark-tales-diaries-volume-one-by-london-saint-james/

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-darktalesdiariesvolumeone-1018564-147.html?referrer=50c0efcd26455

http://www.bookstrand.com/dark-tales-diaries-volume-one

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-tales-diaries-london-saint-james/1114142748?ean=2940044218482

Dark Tales Diaries: Volume Two,

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Blackthorn Printing made a splash in the publishing world with the introduction of Dark Tales Diaries, yet despite his efforts, Tristan Blackthorn isn’t any closer to finding the woman he seeks. Unwilling to give up on his lost love, his search for Keira continues in Volume Two.

A voyeuristic moment leads an astronomy professor and his assistant to a steamy endeavor on The Observation Deck.

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An invitation for cocktails has the reclusive woman who lives in 204-B pondering why the handsome, wealthy owner of her building would invite her to anything. Does she have enough guts to go to The Top Floor?

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And a Maestro strikes the right cord with a young and talented cellist who is trying to find her passion.

Be Warned: voyeurism, bondage, spanking, sex toys, anal sex

Excerpt:

“Come on, Tristan,” Keira said, giggling playfully as she shut her diary.

“What new story have you added? One of love? Intrigue? A tale of the forbidden?” I inquired while eyeing the leather bound book.

Keira laid it aside, and rose to her feet. “I’ll read them to you, someday.”

She slipped out of her white cotton dress, leaving her sandals in the wake of snow-colored material at my feet. I leaned my back against the trunk of the tree, pretending to rest, but in truth, rest was the furthest thing from my mind.

Keira twirled on the ball of her foot, more graceful than any dancer.

“Do that again,” I said.

The sun broke through the leaves on the trees, and set her long raven tresses into brilliant highlights that shimmered in deepened shades of blue-black. I couldn’t take my eyes off her. She alone encapsulated perfection, with her small, pert breasts slightly covered by her long hair, and when she moved, the gumdrop point of a pale-pink nipple peeked through some of the strands. She raised her arms above her head, giving me a full view of her extended frame, and did something of a provocative pirouette before turning to face the pond.

Her slender waist gave way to rounded hips that swayed seductively as she tiptoed, nude, toward the edge of the water. She stuck one toe in, and looked at me over her slender shoulder. Her jewel-green eyes penetrated my soul.

Keira twisted her long hair up, and used the dark pieces that fell from her fingers to weave her tresses into a tied-off knot, freeing the canvas of her back. The dappled shade that fell from one of the overhanging branches caressed the curve of her spine like a long lost lover, and in that instant I wanted to kiss the dimples above her heart-shaped ass. The thought stirred up something much more primal.

“Are you coming?” she asked.

When Keira licked the plumpness of her lips, my cock ached for her.

“Definitely,” I said, and stood from my shaded spot under the oak, toeing off my shoes in a hurry, before ridding myself of my shirt and pants.

Once free of my clothing, I bounded toward her. She grinned and jumped before my hand made contact with her arm. I wasted no time, and followed in behind her. Our heads popped to the surface in unison, with her joyous laughter filling the air.

“I bet you can’t catch me,” she taunted in a cutesy voice before diving beneath the murky pool.

I studied the trail of bubbles and waves she made, guessing where she might come up, then made my way onto the grassy bank, crossed over the plank bridge, and hopped into the water off the south bank. When she resurfaced, I snatched her up.

“Got you,” I said, and placed a kiss to her lips.

She wiggled. Her moist mouth left mine. “No fair, Tristan. You were supposed to swim and catch me, not cheat, and wait until I ran out of air.”

“You never outlined the rules. And besides, I play to win.”

Keira, shook her head. Water rolled along her nose, over her parted lips, and down her chin before the wandering drop found its home in the pond.

“I know you do,” she said, rubbing her nose against mine. “That’s one of the things I love about you.”

“What else do you love about me?”

“I’m not telling.”

I placed my lips to her tempting neck, traced a line with the tip of my nose to the end of her ear, and sucked her lobe into my mouth. “What if I persuade you to tell me?”

She moaned my name, and draped her arms around my neck. “Don’t stop doing that, and I might be persuaded.”

Keira wrapped her long legs around my waist. The head of my hard cock slipped between our two intertwined bodies. She pressed herself against me, tighter. Warmth worked its way through my essence as I slid my manhood in-between her parted lower lips. I wanted to explore all of her with my hands, my dick, and my mouth. One hand remained on the back of her slim neck while the other left her lower back to discover the wonder of her ass. Flames, not water, lapped at my skin with a desire beyond words.

I can’t wait to read these books. Can you?

Buy Links for Dark Tales Diaries 2:

http://www.evernightpublishing.com/dark-tales-diaries-volume-two/

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-darktalesdiariesvolumetwo-1222771-147.html?referrer=50c0efcd26455

http://www.bookstrand.com/dark-tales-diaries-volume-two

http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Tales-Diaries-Volume-ebook/dp/B00DFRJY70/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1371482804&sr=8-1&keywords=Dark+Tales+Diaries%3A+Volume+Two

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Tales-Diaries-Volume-ebook/dp/B00DFRJY70/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1371483857&sr=8-1&keywords=Dark+Tales+Diaries%3A+Volume+Two

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-tales-diaries-london-saint-james/1116058244?ean=2940044618503

You can find out more about London here:

Website: http://www.londonsaintjames.com

Blog: http://londonsj.blogspot.com

Twitter: @LSJRomance

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LSaintJamesRomance

Facebook Author page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/London-Saint-James/154331444626603

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/lsjromance

Kindlegraph: http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/LSJRomance

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/LSJRomance

London, you’ve outdone yourself. These books are HOT! Going to grab mine now. :)

 Best of luck on your tour.

New Release from Stacey Espino!!!

Published January 24, 2014 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

It’s my pleasure to introduce another western writer from Evernight. Stacey Espino has a HOT new release that is a must read. Just reading the blurb tells you there’s a lot going on in this novel. And one glance at the cover…Wow!

COWBOYS MINE by Stacey Espino

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Western Menage (MFM) Romance

Releasing January 22nd from Evernight Publishing

http://www.evernightpublishing.com/cowboys-mine-by-stacey-espino

Blurb

            Eva Ford lives a sheltered life on her small rural farm. At twenty-two, she feels the need to spread her wings and start her own life, planning a trip to the city to show her prized cows. Colton and North McReed from the next ranch over are determined to make sure she stays out of trouble.

Twin brothers, Colton and North, have always loved little Eva. She’s their rock in life, the one pure thing in their otherwise dark existence. Their abusive father ran out on the family years ago and their mother suffers from a serious addiction. They never looked at Eva with desire…until they spend a week alone with her in the city.

Everything changes when Eva and the cowboys realize just how deep their love for each other runs. Once their passion is unleashed, it’s impossible to contain. But can their unorthodox relationship last? Will sex ruin the friendship of a lifetime?

Excerpt

North was ready to brawl. In fact, he craved it like never before. Pain would be preferable to the ache in his heart. Somewhere along the line he began to see Eva as more than the sweet girl next door. Somewhere along the line he’d fallen in love.

What he didn’t understand was Colton’s sudden disinterest. Their feelings for Eva always mirrored each other’s. Half the time when he’d escape to the Ford house, Colton was already there. They’d come on the trip specifically to keep Eva out of trouble, but instead, his twin was turning a blind eye.

They ate dinner in silence. North watched the sky turn from blue to black, every darkening shade bringing his anxiety to a new level. She still wasn’t back. God knows what that cowboy was doing with little Eva. The thought of his filthy hands on her made his blood boil. He wasn’t sure how much longer he could sit still with his imagination running wild.

He was just about to bolt from his seat when the door to the trailer opened. Cool air flooded the interior and the sound of Eva clearing her throat made every live wire inside him suddenly lose power. He exhaled a nervous breath, glad she was at least home safely.

“Told you I’d be back in one piece,” she said as she hung up her cardigan. “There’s no need to go hunting me down. Seriously.”

She started to climb up into the loft.

“Where’s lover boy?” asked North, no humor in his tone.

“His name is Wade, and he just dropped me off, like a perfect gentleman.”

“That why he had his lips all over you?” asked Colton. His brother was just as unimpressed, even though he’d condoned the behavior.

“Hush you!” Eva slipped under the covers.

“You haven’t eaten,” said North.

“Wade bought me dinner.”

He ground his teeth together, stifling a growl. The sound of that man’s name on Eva’s lips made him see red. If he never heard the name again it would be too soon.

They secured the trailer and turned out the lights before joining Eva in the bed. He tossed his shirt and lay down on his back, staring up at the low ceiling. She was already comfortable, obviously not feeling the volatile energy keeping him awake. He kept as far to his side as possible, the cold wall of the trailer chilling his arm. Every time she shifted in the bed, he tensed.

“I’m cold,” she murmured, cuddling closer to him. The heat of her body scorched his bare skin. In a matter of days, everything changed for him. He wasn’t sure when it happened, but he wished he could go back to the way things were. Uncomplicated.

He tried to get away from her but he was trapped in the tight confines of the sleeping area. He held his breath as she ran her palm over his chest, over and over in small circles. Her touch had always been soothing—not so much anymore.

“What’s wrong with you?” she whispered against his neck. His eyes lolled back in his head. Even her fucking breath was sweet.

“Nothing. Go to sleep, Eva.”

“You’re acting weird, North. Is this because of Wade?”

He decided the cowboy was a safer topic than his changing feelings for her. “I don’t trust him.”

“Why not?”

“Just don’t is all.” He rolled to his side and away from her. It didn’t feel right going to sleep on a sour note, but he couldn’t have this discussion now. Mrs. Ford was the one to teach him and Colton not to speak out of passion. It was always best to confront a person with a level head, after cooling off and replaying the events over in your head. He usually didn’t take the advice, but tonight felt like a good time to start.

“Will you two quiet down,” said Colton.

Eva pressed her body against his back. Why had he taken off his shirt? He needed layers between them—many, many layers.

“I know what I’m doing,” she said in a whisper. “You don’t have to worry about me.”

“I’d worry less if you spent more time with Bessie and Ruby than that drifter.”

“He’s not a drifter.”

“Why you defending him?” he asked. “You act like you’re already an item.”

She kissed his shoulder. “I just want you to be happy for me, North.”

“It doesn’t matter what I think.”

“It does. You’re the one who taught me how to rope a calf, and even though it took me weeks to learn, you never got impatient. You protected me when Jameson’s dogs got loose.” She ran her hand delicately down his arm, her fingers lingering over the raised scars on his forearm. “You bought me a corsage when no boy asked me to prom. Remember when the three of us danced in the rain that night? My dress was covered in mud.”

“I remember.”

“Well those are just examples of why I love you so much. It doesn’t feel right doing anything without your blessing.”

He wasn’t sure he could ever give her what she wanted.

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Book of the Year Contest!!!

Published January 9, 2014 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Blessed Homecoming

I am so happy to announce that Blessed Homecoming, my one and only inspirational romantic suspense, is up for Book of the Month at the TBR Pile, a major review site. If it remains in the top three, it goes on for Book of the Year. I loved this story and hope you did too. Today is the last chance to vote on Round One. Please take a moment and vote. http://thetbrpile.weebly.com/

Blessed Homecoming became a bestseller on ARe and Bookstrand on release and has received several favorable reviews. :)

Blurb:

The hometown girl and the handyman both carry emotional baggage. Are they destined to remain friends, or is there room in their hearts for more?
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Wendy Danforth is preparing to be a single mom, her ex-husband in jail for spousal abuse.  She returns home to Riverton, New Brunswick, only to be caught off guard by the handyman in residence. Attraction hits, swift and piercing, but she quells her unruly emotions. With one bad relationship behind her, she’s in no hurry to get involved in another. Besides, at almost nine months pregnant, she wasn’t exactly looking her best.

Jake Roberts, hired to renovate the Danforths’ house, took one look at his employer’s daughter and wanted to run far and fast. He hadn’t been around a pregnant woman in three long years, not since his wife and unborn son died in an auto accident.  But when her ex-husband escapes custody, he steps up to protect Wendy and her unborn child.

Reviews:

The TBR Pile, Rating: 5 stars – A Must Read. 04/20/2013 Reviewer: Amanda
Wendy Danforth is a very pregnant, newly divorced woman when she steps off the bus in her hometown to return to her parents’ home. Her past threatens both her emotional well-being and her life, but she is immediately attracted to her parents’ new handyman, Jake Roberts, a drifter with an emotionally fraught past of his own. Both Wendy and Jake fight the instant attraction between them regardless of the elder Danforths’ matchmaking attempts, but as Wendy’s ex continues to threaten, events conspire to drive them together.

I found both Wendy and Jake to be realistic, likable characters with real problems and a discernible development of their relationship. The instant attraction was not insta-love, which I appreciated in this story. It definitely made their push and pull believable. I also liked watching both of their pasts come out and be dealt with, together and separately. Rather than a “love cures all” type story, this one seemed a lot more like love encouraged each one to grow and heal. I especially liked the time where Wendy’s baby was born and what all precipitated from it. The suspense plotline also wrapped up satisfyingly.

This is the second novel by Lorraine Nelson that I have read, and I think her writing is well-done and she tells a masterfully crafted romance.

http://thetbrpile.weebly.com/1/post/2013/04/contest-blessed-homecoming-by-lorraine-nelson.html

Tara Chevrestt, July 13th, 2012 5 Stars

I’m not big on Christian Fiction. My blog followers will know that. However, when this manuscript hit my inbox, I saw a real good story. Even if you don’t go for God this or God that, there’s strong theme of forgiveness and letting go of your demons… because if you can’t let go of the past, how can you move on into the future?

Wendy is pregnant and alone. Her husband is in jail after beating her. She heads home to her parents to recuperate and give birth. She never wants to love again. That leads to a world of hurt.

Jake is the handyman just going house to house to escape his own past. He doesn’t want to be around a pregnant woman who reminds him of all he’s lost…but there’s something about Wendy, and there’s something about the Danforth family. Slowly his faith in people is restored.

Love blooms. But we all know that past comes back to haunt us and it does for these two. Wendy must escape her ex husband again, and Jake needs to forgive someone himself.

A sweet, clean read that explores love, learning to trust again, forgiveness, and the close bonds of family.
http://wwwbookbabe.blogspot.ca/2012/07/blessed-homecoming-by-lorraine-nelson.html?showComment=1342196328406

Stacey Jo Siferd‘s review, 5 Stars, as posted on Goodreads and Night Owl Reviews, Jul 13, 2012

Blessed Homecoming by Lorraine Nelson is the ‘first’ of a few great things. Released July 13, 2012 by Breathless Press, this book is the first inspirational romantic suspense by Lorraine Nelson. It is also the first release in the new line ‘Blessings’ by Breathless Press. Blessed Homecoming also happens to be the very first inspirational based romantic suspense book I have ever had the pleasure of reading and reviewing. I am, as always, ecstatic to read and review another phenomenal book by Lorraine.

Honestly, I could go on forever, shouting accolades and praise for Lorrain’s talents! Every time I pick up one of her stories, I know without even reading the blurb…the book will be wonderful. She has the ability to weave tales that make you fall in love with her characters and her writing. Her stories are like that cozy nook you curl up in to read and relax, made for you and always warm and welcoming. I’ve often found myself thinking I’d been reading the words of a friend, telling me stories of her family and herself. Realistic tidbits, almost as if they are part of her history with a twist here and there. I always enjoy virtually travelling to Canada with Lorraine. Who could ask for a better companion?

Yes, this story of Wendy Danforth and Jake Roberts touches on and mentions God and faith. Both of which seem to be in short supply around the world as of late. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an expert on religion or God and I am not the first person anyone would ask about either of those subjects. But, I do have my own views on faith and what it means to me. That should count for something, right? For now, let me tell you about this wonderful book.

Blessed Homecoming is a clean, sweet, non-violent, wholesome story that as Lorraine Nelson says; “This is a book that mothers can share with their daughters and women can share with family and friends without worrying about content.” I agree. Lorraine has combined a heartfelt story with just enough romantic suspense to keep even the ‘anti-faith/religion’ readers interested and loving it. Honestly, it was different from what I normally read and it was a welcome, refreshing change. This book gave a sometimes pessimist like me, a few moments of pause and reflection on my own outlook. Isn’t that what a great book should do?

I LOVED these new characters Lorraine introduced us to. Their inner and outer turmoil were realistic and believable. Immediately, I was hooked into the drama of this family. Their individuality and their voices were strong and made this normally smut-loving reader feel completely welcome in the Danforth story. The Danforth’s love for their daughter was inspirational and even made me a bit jealous. Who doesn’t want to have parents that love them unconditionally and always welcome them with open arms? Wendy’s family was picture-perfect. Jake Roberts was a man any woman would dream of falling in love with and his inner demons make him completely irresistible (in my opinion). The villain of this story resembled the many real-life, everyday villains many women have had the unfortunate opportunity to have cross their path. I’d love to hear more from all of them. The plot, characters, editing were all beautifully executed. All in all, it was a ‘blessing’ for me to read this book. Stories like this make my job a lot easier.

Let’s talk about what I feel is the main idea of this story: Faith
**Faith is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as follows;
1. a.): An allegiance to a duty or person.
b.) (1): fidelity to one’s promises (2.): sincerity of intentions
2. a.) (1): belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2.): belief in
the traditional doctrines of religion
b.) (1): firm belief in something for which there is no proof
(2): complete trust
3.: something that is believed especially with strong conviction

For everyone, faith means something different. It’s an individual opinion, belief and way of life. Some people only believe in the things they can see. Others believe with their whole hearts in the unseen. There are those who have no faith in anything or anyone. There is no right or wrong when it comes to faith, you simply have it or you don’t.

Blessed Homecoming pointed to faith in God quite often and everyone will notice that. But what I found to be the most inspirational were the inferences to the characters having faith in themselves. When these characters realized they could trust not only each other, but also themselves, they were able to embrace life with hearts full of happiness. Shouldn’t we all have that feeling? Honestly, I believe we all should trust ourselves and have faith in our own worthiness and abilities. Once you have that, it makes the rest a lot easier. You’re able to find all of the wonderful things in life whether they are sent by God (if you believe) or simply because you deserve them. To me, having faith in general is one of the most amazing gifts you can give yourself and the world.

If you need an uplifting, amazingly ‘real’ story with no fluff to brighten your day and inspire you…Blessed Homecoming is a must read for you.

I hope you agree that Blessed Homecoming is worth your vote. :)

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