Isn’t she gorgeous?
It’s our new cover for The Boys Down Under Anthology.
Valerie Tibbs, cover artist for Aspen Mountain Press (And general graphic artist extraordinaire) designed it.
What do you think?
The Anthology has a tentative release date of 14 November, 2008. As soon as I have a confirmation of that, I will let you know.
Meanwhile, here’s a blurb for my novella in the 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 the men she works for. As far as she is concerned, Joe is off limits.
Sometimes, to get what you want, you have to chase hard. And Joe wants Beth He’s organized the trip of a lifetime for her. Beth’s about to set sail into paradise, and she has no idea Joe’s the one who’ll be taking her there.
A friend emailed this to me this morning. I have watched it five or six times, and laugh more every time. (Yes, that’s me. I find great delight in other people’s most embarrassing moments.)
For those of you who are not familiar with it, the SABC is the South African Broadcast Corporation.
It’ll take less than 30 seconds to watch. Enjoy.
Before I announce the winner, let me say thank you once again to all of you for entering, and for all of your birthday wishes.
Barb Ledbetter, you are the lucky winner. You have your choice of one of my e-books, or a dee-lish packet of Tim Tams.
No, I haven’t picked a contest winner yet. Will do that tonight. Thank you to everyone who entered. My inbox is overflowing. Good luck to all of you.
Now fellow Samhellion, Janie Mason, mentioned she had no idea what a Tim Tam is. So for those of you out there who also don’t know, allow me to fill you in:
Tim Tams are quite simply the most delicious cookie/biscuit in the world. Chocolate covered bites of heaven. And one is never enough. Once you start a packet, you kinda feel compelled to eat the whole thing. And because they are so rich and dee-licious, it’s okay to share them with a love one.
They are in a word: YUM!
Today is my birthday.
Nope – I am not gonna tell you how old I am. But I am gonna celebrate. And you can too.
I am giving one lucky reader a chance to win a copy of one of my e-books. You can choose between Photo Opportunity, Ask Adam or A Question of Trust. If you already have all of my books, well then I guess we can celebrate in true Aussie style, and I can send you a packet of Tim Tams instead. Yum!
All you have to do to enter is check out the “Coming Soon” page of my website. Tell me the name of the series I have releasing at Samhain next year, as well of the titles of each book. It’s easy as anything.
You can mail your answers to: email@example.com.
I know, I know. I’m always late discovering the good ones, but damn, I lurve this song.
And ain’t Jason Mraz the cutest kinda sexy you ever did see?
Anyone But Me
Hi Selena Illyria here, taking over the fabulous Jess Dee’s blog. Thank You Jess for allowing the takeover. It’s October which means for me it means Halloween is coming up. That means costumes. You can be anyone you want to be. The idea of being anyone else can be sexy. For one night or maybe more. You can be a vamp, sex kitten, the list goes on and on.
You can play up your fantasies, live out your desires and dreams. If you could be anyone you wanted to be who would you be? If you could play out any fantasy in this role would you?
As an author I can use these fantasies as fodder for stories. So dear reader, what’s your fantasy? What world would you love to visit and play in? What character would you love to become if you could?
Tartan Interlude comes out Oct 10th at Changeling Press.
Are you ready to revisit the world of the Tartan Werewolves?
He bent his head down and kissed her softly on the lips. It wasn’t enough. His tongue ran over the seam of her lips. Her mouth parted on a soft sigh and her tongue slipped out. At first it was a gentle exploration, the tips of both muscles poking each other before slipping and sliding over and against each other. Their heads rolled from side to side as his hand move south. The tips of fingers caressing her neck, over her shoulder and down her arm. Their fingers entwined for a brief second before he let go and took hold of her hip. Pulling her toward him, he slipped his arm around her. When he felt her body against his he couldn’t stop himself from grinding against her.
Her body moved against his, as his hips rocked forward and back imitating what he wanted to do at that very moment. His skin was too tight. He was slowly slipping into madness at the feel of his stomach clenching, his balls tightening against his body. The slow throb of his cock, straining against his pants and the bite of the zipper increased his arousal.
She gently scrapped her teeth against his bottom lip, sucking the plump flesh between her teeth. He groaned and tightened his hold. His hips pumped faster against her and she matched his rhythm grinding her body against his. Everything fell away for him. All he felt, all he knew was her.
Out Now at Changeling Press: Discovering Passion
Coming to Changeling Press Oct 10th, Tartan Interlude
Coming October 15th to Tease Publishing LLC.,: Dravian’s Seer
Coming to Loose-Id Jan6th: Trapped
Well, color me happy. Guess what I found in my inbox this morning?
A post from Joy at Joyfully Reviewed. She just wanted to let me know that A Question of Trust had not only been reviewed there. It had been…JOYFULLY RECOMMENDED.
Thank you, Vivian!
This is what Vivian had to say about the book:
“A Question of Trust shows why Jess Dee is on my auto-buy list. Ms.Dee has written a fantastically sensual ménage story... A Question of Trust is packed full of great sex, but it’s filled with emotion too. It is my pleasure to Joyfully Recommend A Question of Trust.”
You can check out the full review here.
See? I told you good things come threes!
Welcome, welcome Caitlyn Nicholas. Finally, I get you to blog.
Not sure if you all know this about Cait, but she is undoubtedly the most talented blogger I know. In fact, I’m just waiting for her to publish her blog as a book. It’ll be an instant bestseller. (Although recently she has slipped up a bit and has only posted blogs every couple of weeks.) But far be it from me to convince you. Have a read through this post, then visit Cait’s blog, and you decide for yourself…
All right, all right, enough with the guilt already! I am a shamefully slack blogger, I admit this.
Now, I must confess, the completely deelicious Jess Dee holds a special place in my heart. Why? Because not only is she a fellow Samhain Author, not only does she live in Sydney – the same place as me – BUT ALSO, she came to my first ever book launch and signing for Running Scared. She made that nerve wracking experience so much smoother, and got to meet my entire family (children, husband, parents, aunts, uncles) and still emails me after the experience!
So anyway. I am intensely useless as flogging my own work. Especially when guest blogging. I just think there’s always so much more I could be airing my opinion about…
Like my In-laws. They’re over from the UK at the moment and staying with us. (What?).
Or the pumpkin soup that exploded on the stove on Friday (okay, okay, I admit it. I was… er… distracted. YES by Facebook). I’m sorry, I couldn’t put the photo here – too embarrassing. You see everyone on my blog thinks I’m a neat freak and I’m trying to keep the fantasy alive.
But no. Today I am determined not to be distracted. You see I have news…
Secret Intentions just made its debut in the Samhain Bestseller list.
Oh yes. How chuffed am I?! Actually I feel I may have over-chuffed and am developing a serious excitement headache. Yes. Am administering Shiraz, maybe another glass will help…
So, about me. When I’m not being a Mum/wife/chef/taxi/slave (and I don’t mean that in a kinky good way). Or working part-time at a large University (the privilege of which I now pay for THANKYOUVERYMUCH INDEED Kevin Rudd – he (the Aussie Prime Minister) took away my discount for childcare and it now costs more than I earn – I’m getting distracted again aren’t I…) When I am not doing all this and not getting distracted, I am a writer of Romantic Suspense. My second novel, Secret Intentions, came out on the 23 September.
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