I am thrilled to let you all know that Visiting Paradise and the Boys Down Under Anthology has just found a new home at Aspen Mountain Press.
It’s a quick, easy intro to the wonderful world of romance Down Under. I’m not sure yet of release dates. Heck, I still have to post off my contract. But as soon as I get any new info, I will let you know.
In the meantime, THANK YOU to Sandra from AMP. I cannot wait until this book is re-released!
This is the blurb from Visiting Paradise…just to whet your appetites:
VISITING PARADISE (From the Boys Down Under Anthology)
Beth Brown needs a holiday. She’s burnt out, single, and madly in love with the man who pays her salary, Joe Connor. Much as she’d like to act on her feelings, Beth’s learned the hard way not to sleep with men she works for. Far as she’s concerned, Joe is off limits.
Sometimes, to get what you want, you have to chase hard. And Joe wants Beth. He’s organised a trip of a lifetime for her. Beth’s about to set sail into paradise, and she has no idea that Joe’s the one who’ll be taking her there.
I’m a wildlife lover through and through. Growing up in South Africa, we spent a significant number of family holidays at Game Parks, including, of course, the Kruger National Park. I’ve seen amazing things. I’ve watched a female cheetah hunt down and kill a springbok in the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, and then call her cubs to join in her feast.
I’ve seen a tawny eagle fight a bateleur over possession of a dead duck.There was the time three white rhinos chased a pride of lion off the road – simply by walking towards them. What about the four tiny, new-born hyena pups we almost ran over as they lay in the middle of the road catching the last drops of sunlight? And the Cape Cobra rearing it’s hood in an attempt to attack the wheel of our car? We’ve had baboons stick their hands in our car trying to help themselves to food, we’ve swum in croc infested waters in the Okavango Swamps (don’t ask) and yes, I’ve patted a wild elephant (under the guidance of a ranger, of course). There was even an unfortunate incident with a scorpion in Hwange (Zimbabwe). Trust me, scorpion stings hurt like hell.
But never, ever have I seen anything quite so remarkable as a leopard taking down and killing a crocodile in the Kruger Park.
These photographs are quite simply unbelievable! I would give my left arm to witness something like this.
Unfortunately, Marie is away and won’t be able to promote the book much. Now, we can’t let a new release go unacknowledged, can we?
Gothic Dragon by Marie Treanor
Genre: Romantic Time Travel
Publication Date: July 22, 2008
Sometimes you can make your dreams a reality…
Stuck in an uninteresting job and settled in a safe but vaguely unsatisfying relationship, the only bright spot in Esther’s life is her writing. She’s fascinated by colorful life of her ancestor Margaret Marsden, a nineteenth-century Gothic romance novelist. A woman who mysteriously disappeared without a trace.
A weekend away turns into a hunt for clues when Esther stumbles across Margaret’s “lost” novel, The Prince of Costanzo. Though desperate to read it, every time Esther opens the book, she falls asleep—and headlong into amazingly vivid dreams about Costanzo.
But in this dream world where war, magic and poisoning are commonplace, nothing is as it seems. Least of all the supposed villain of the novel, the enigmatic sorcerer Prince Drago. She finds herself kidnapped to his castle and subjected to a seductive interrogation that curls her toes. As their feelings for each other grow more powerful, she begins to wonder…is he the real villain, or a hero who only wants to save his kingdom? All she knows is that now that she’s had a taste of Costanzo—and Drago—her real life troubles seem insignificant.
Until they come crashing around her, threatening to cut her off from the man she loves. Forever.
Warning: As well as explicit and delicious sex, this book contains the secret of ultimate escapism which could be highly dangerous in the wrong hands. The reader experiments at her/his own risk.
Just because I think these are sweet…
I picked this up from the Samhain Author loop, and thought it was hilarious. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
The following came from an anonymous mother in Austin, Texas:
“Things I’ve learned from my boys (honest and not kidding)”:
1) A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house
4 inches deep.
2) If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller
blades, they can ignite.
3) A 3-year old boy’s voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded
4) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong
enough to rotate a 42 pound Boy wearing Batman underwear and Superman
cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread
paint on all four walls of a 20×20 ft. Room.
5) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on. When
using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few times
before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.
6) The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn’t stop a baseball hit
by a ceiling fan.
7) When you hear the toilet flush and the words “uh oh”, it’s already
8) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke — lots of it.
9) A six-year old boy can start a fire with a flint rock even though a
36-year old man says they can only do it in the movies.
10) Certain Lego’s will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-year old
11) Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.
12) Super glue is forever.
13) No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can’t
walk on water.
14) Pool filters do not like Jell-O.
15) VCR’s do not eject “PB & J” sandwiches even though TV commercials
show they do.
16) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.
17) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.
18) You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.
19) Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys do not
20) The fire department in Austin, TX has a 5-minute response time.
21) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms
22) The spin cycle on the washing machine will, however, make cats
23) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.
24) 80% of men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid.
25) 80% of women will pass this on to almost all of their friends, with
or without kids.
A) For those with no children – this is totally hysterical. B) For those
who already have children past this age, this is hilarious. C) For those
who have children this age, this is not funny. D) For those who have
children nearing this age, this is a warning. E) For those who have not
yet had children, this is birth control.
I’ve received several interesting deliveries before. Flowers. Fruit arrangements. Platters of sweets, chocs and other delicacies. Clothes. Promotional postcards I’d ordered.
But none of those things, none of them, compared to what I found in this box.
Ripping all that tape off was no easy task, my hands were shaking so hard. But I did. I managed. I’ve waited for this package for a very, very, very, very, very long time. A little violent tremor was not going to stop me.
And just take a look at what I found inside…
Beautiful, aren’t they?
My very own copies of my very own book. Mine!
Now don’t get me wrong. I love e-books. Love ‘em. But there’s just something about holding a book you have written in your own two hands.
Tonight I am happy.
BTW – Ask Adam releases in print on the 29th of July!
You’ll be able to order your copy through a multitude of bookshops, or just hop on the Samhain website. It’s that easy.
Look no further than Valerie Tibbs’ Graphics by Design.
Valerie has some absolutely beautiful banners and book covers on show, and will design something to suit your needs specifically.
Look what she created for me…
Isn’t it gorgeous?
See, the thing about Valerie is she is an avid reader. She knows her romances. (Believe me.) So she’ll understand exactly what you want. Valerie designs aren’t only limited to us authors. She has designed awesome images and adverts for various companies too. Take a look at her products. I know you’ll love them.
I am just proud as punch to tell you that I have been interviewed by Ana Thiery from Erotic Romance Writers. Why not pop in and discover a little bit more about me?
I’ve just made a new discovery. An author I’ve never read before. But after today, I have to say – I fully intend to read every one of her books.
Red Garnier is a wonder. An absolute wonder. I had her book Color my Heart on my TBR list for a while, and I finally opened it today. Gobbled up each and every word, then jumped on her website, and promptly bought another book.
I think, to be honest, Bone Fide Liar has just reached the top of my all time favorite erotic romance books. I love, love, loved it. Hot and hilarious. A real keeper.
Alex will do whatever it takes to keep male coworkers away from Carly. Who cares if she hates his guts? He wants her bad. He can barely believe his eyes when Carly sways seductively toward him and speaks the words he’s been longing to hear. Her place. Bring the plastics. There really must be a god! It’s finally time to make Carly his—for real this time.
Carly has heard her share of lies, but the ones spilling out of Alexander’s lips beat them all. The gall of him, spreading nasty rumors of them doing all manner of kinky things—even if she has dreamed about it. Carly’s determined to pay him back, and she’s wasting no time putting her perfect plan into action.
I know, I am not a reviewer, just a writer and a reader. But if you want a real treat, go and buy Bone Fide Liar. You’ll be just as hooked as me.
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