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Archive for October, 2008

Ramping up
Saturday, October 11th, 2008

My work schedule for the rest of the month is about to explode. I spent all day yesterday cleaning house, organizing my research and my office, just to get ready for the next big push. A couple of things will have me pretty busy.

First, I decided to mix things up with my writing this month to keep me from getting bored. I’m going to try to work on three things at the same time, dividing up my days into morning, afternoon and evening shifts.

First priority is the next Dark Realm book, as yet untitled. And just to keep me honest about my productivity, here’s my first progress wordmeter:

As you can see, I have a ways to go!

Afternoons, I’ll be working on something more fun, and something I plan to be done with by the end of the month—the next in my Shadowlands series for EC, Lockdown. It should go fast because I’ve been itching to use some of the stories and insights my daughter gave me while working as a corrections officer inside a prison. Not sure how I’m going to slip the sex in there in a non-icky way, but you know I’ll figure it out—got to have me some spankin’s!!

This is where I’m at with Lockdown:

My evening shift work is going to be spent finishing up some new proposals, short spurt kind of stuff. Things not as urgent as the hard deadline DR book, or nearly as much fun as the EC book, but work that needs to get done all the same. So it gets relegated to evenings when I can blow it off if I’m already tired for the day. But before I get to the proposals, I will spend a few days finishing up the next installment of Knight Dreams.

So, that’s what’s happening with me writing-wise. So far as promotion goes, I have two contests running through the end of the month. The first one you’ve already seen. It’s the Allure Author’s 30 Days of Giveaways. Then starting on Monday, I will be counting down the days until the release of my next cowboy book, Down in Texas. There will be many prizes, lots of sexy excerpts—be sure to check in every day so you don’t miss a chance at something cool!

What do you think? Is that enough to keep me busy and out of trouble for the rest of the month? Did I mention I miss swimming in the pool so much that I ordered a thermal wetsuit?! Yeah, the family thinks I’ve finally lost it with that one. :mrgreen:

Day Ten — 30 Days of Giveaways
Friday, October 10th, 2008

To celebrate the November 4th release of Alluring Tales 2: Hot Holiday Nights the Allure Authors are giving away LOTS of great books! In case you missed the previous announcement, here’s the link for the contest’s rules: 30 days of Giveaways!

For a chance to win Sasha White’s luscious book, MY PREROGATIVE, post a comment and let me know if you’ve read any of Sasha’s books, and if you have, which one! Be sure to either leave me your email addy or check back later tonight to find out if you are a winner!


Berkley Heat
ISBN-10: 042522340X
ISBN-13: 978-0425223406
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: September 2, 2008

“MY PREROGATIVE is the perfect title to explore this intense tale of a naughty woman seeking love, but refusing to settle for the wrong man in her life… Ms. White grasped the concept of a woman’s needs and weaved a wonderful tale of realization. MY PREROGATIVE is an insightful and thought provoking page turner that I know you’ll enjoy.” —NightOwl Romance

4 STARS! “With her newest erotic romance, White proves again that she’s a force to be reckoned with. It continues White’s tales of love and lust in Vancouver. In Kelsey, the author has created a mature, fully developed character who is unapologetic about her sexuality and desires but is vulnerable in her desire to find a soul mate. While this book is a stand-alone, it is loosely related to White’s previous titles Bound, Trouble and Wicked.” — RT BOOKreviews

She does what she likes…and what she likes is absolutely wicked.

Kelsey Howard is happy with the single life. She has great friends, a fun job tending bar, and a nice apartment. Not to mention the freedom to enjoy a few wild sex games with strangers—the riskier the better. But what she’s really looking for in the darkness is love.

Then Kelsey realizes she’s got an annonymous stranger watching her every move—and every move she makes is arousing them both. In fact, not only is she not scared, she thinks she may have finally found her soul mate. Especially when she meets the mischievous mystery man in the flesh. That’s when the fun and games really start, and Kelsey realizes just how far she’s prepared to go for love.

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Day Seven — 30 Days of Giveaways
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

To celebrate the November 4th release of Alluring Tales 2: Hot Holiday Nights the Allure Authors are giving away LOTS of great books! In case you missed the previous announcement, here’s the link for the contest’s rules: 30 days of Giveaways!

For a chance to win Myla Jacskon’s wonderful e-book, TROUBLE WITH HARRY, post a comment and let me know if you’ve read any of my sister’s books, and if you have, which one!

5 Unicorns from Enchanted in Romance: “I absolutely loved this book! The humor and crazy situations along with the steamy sex are wonderful to read…I’m dying to know what will happen next! Perhaps I can just “wish” for it to happen now.”

5 Angels from Fallen Angel Reviews: “Trouble with Harry is a fun and funny, magical romp through time…”

4 Stars from Just Erotic Romance Reviews: “Trouble with Harry is a rollicking adventure tale with a sexy pair of unlikely lovers reminiscent of romantic adventure movies…fun, sexy and very entertaining.”



In 1924, Harry, an adventurous archeologist, uncovers his greatest discovery–the tomb of the daughter of Shah Azhi “the devil king”, containing the magical stone of Azhi. Legend tells of the stone’s great power to grant wishes. When Harry lays his hands on the prize, he’s sucked into a bottle to sleep for over eighty years.

In the twenty-first century, lonely museum worker, Edie Ragsdale, has been tasked with cataloguing the contents of a sarcophagus. Among the mummified remains of a long-dead princess, Edie finds a bottle. When she brushes away the dust of thousands of years, a naked Harry appears out of thin air. Because she was the one to wake Harry from his long sleep, Edie is able to wish for anything her heart desires and Harry has to grant it. But when her wishes land her on the set of a porn film and the deck of a pirate ship with 100 sex-starved pirates ready to teach her a few lessons on sex, Edie has to rely on handsome Harry to bail her out. Come along for a sexy, rollicking romp and learn why you should be careful what you wish for!


“Step aside. Move yer bloody arses!” A dirty man with blackened teeth, a scraggly beard and breath that could make a camel wretch, pushed a line of equally repulsive men out of the way. Then he leaned into Edie’s face and breathed a putrid stench against her lips. “As the first mate, I have the right to go first.”

The fog and darkness immediately left Edie’s mind. Just like in her dream, she was stripped of her clothing and tied to the main mast of an ancient pirate ship. Around her a hundred bloodthirsty pirates leered, their tongues hanging out of their mouths as if drooling over that twenty-ounce steak Edie thought she’d have to tie around her neck to attract a man. So, she’d been wrong. She could attract a man, or men, just by standing in front of them naked.
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Join me at Access Romance's All-A-Blog
Monday, October 6th, 2008

I’m heading to the doctor for a round of appointments this morning, so won’t be around until later, but I’ve already posted something over at Access Romance’s All-A-Blog. I’d love for you to join me there. I’m doing some major bragging! 😆

And don’t forget to find the next website for the Book-A-Day Giveaway from the Allure Authors!

Just for fun
Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Just for fun and because I’m going to be writing like a demonesse today, I plucked a question from my “chat pack.”

What was your favorite thing to pretend when you were a young child?

I’ll post my answer later and you’ll have a great big laugh.

In the meantime, don’t forget to check out Sylvia Day’s blog for your chance to win in the Allure Author’s Thirty Days of Giveaways contest!

Blogging at Aphrodisia today!
Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Join me today at the Aphrodisia author’s blog!

And don’t forget to check out the Book-A-Day giveaway from the Allure Authors!

Get Your Sexy On
Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

My girlpal has a new book out…one you don’t want to miss. And once you’ve read it, you’ll be scrambling for her backlist. The lady can write her ass off! ~DD

Kensington Aphrodisia ♦ September 30, 2008
ISBN-10: 0758222505 ♦ ISBN-13: 978-0758222503
Genre: Contemporary ♦ Interracial

Tell Me What You Want…
The men crowd in and howl for more when Sin’s on stage—she knows just how to work it, wrapping her lithe body around the pole to dance down and dirty. But Sin doesn’t see them, lost in a world of her own…until sexy private investigator “Mac” Garret McAllister steps into the club.

…What you really really want
In one night of erotic passion, the man turns her inside out and her world upside down. Mac pays homage to her beautiful body with delicious, carnal ferocity. When the sun comes up, she cuts out. She can’t let him get too close to her heart…But two years later, they reunite. Still on fire for her, Mac is ready to do whatever it takes to ensure his woman stays right where she belongs–in his arms and his bed. Forever this time.

“Terry has written another delicious tale of erotic interracial romance and suspenseful conflict. The sex scenes are scorching, sensual and leave nothing to the imagination. With a vivacious heroine and a true-to-life alpha hero, this believable story hooks readers from the first page and keeps their attention until the end.”
— 4 1/2 STARS, Romantic Times BOOKreviews on GET YOUR SEXY ON

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