Saturday, April 26, 2014

It's rolling to a stop - but it's not the end!

We're just getting started! The review tour may be coming to a close, but we've got more in store. Join us for the cover reveal for Renovating a Heart on May 1! You'll get to see the beautiful cover (thanks to Novel Graphic Designs!) and enter the giveaway. As for giveaways, yesterday's signed ebook goes to

Gina S.K.!

She gets a signed ebook copy of her choice in the Love Under Construction series. And don't forget to enter the drawing for that fabulous

Kindle Paperwhite!

Okay, so here's one of those pics I'm pretty sure I'd get reported for if I put it on BOF. Enjoy and watch tomorrow for today's winner.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Day 6 - read the reviews!

Today we're making stops over at Hines and Bigham's Literary Tryst and Wicked Reads! These reviewers really went out of their way to bring their views to the table, so go over and show them some love in the form of comments. I'm sure they'd love that!

Today's winner of the daily ebook drawing? Well, let's see . . . that would be

Jacquelyn S.!

Jacquelyn gets her choice of the books from the series, electronically signed. And don't forget, if you haven't entered (and all previous entries are still in the drawing), come on over and enter to win a

Kindle Paperwhite!

Wondering what I'm offering you today? Well, here are some fun facts you won't get in the book.

What song does Tony consider to be his and Nikki's song? "Kiss Goodnight" by Lady Antebelllum. The first time he kissed her, he heard that song on the radio right afterward. It kind of sealed itself in his mind.

What's Vic's secret guilty pleasure? Caramel pecan ice cream. There were times when he was really down and he'd eat a whole half-gallon of it, and then kick himself all the way to the gym for a week.

What one food can Steve absolutely not stand? Lima beans. Hates them. If someone puts them on his plate, he won't eat any of the other food either.

What's the one thing Clayton is afraid of? Birds. He's terrified of them. And he's not really sure why.

Who was Annabeth's first crush? Wynona Ryder. Loves her. Still. One of her favorite movies is Girl Interrupted.

What one thing would Nikki like to see gone? Tony's Harley. She's beside herself when he gets on it, and frantic until he gets back. And she won't tell him because she knows how much he loves it.

Where would Kelly most like to go on vacation? The Grand Canyon. She's always wanted to see it.

What does Laura have hidden under her and Vic's bed in a box? A teddy bear her brother won for her at the fair when she was in junior high. He was in elementary school and was so proud of himself. Every time she looks at it, she still sees how happy he was when he handed it to her.

What one thing bothers Molly almost every day? She feels horrible about how she treated Nikki that first Fourth of July. Even though Nikki has told her it's water under the bridge, she's never really forgiven herself.

Keep reading. You're going to learn a lot more about some of the characters in the next two books. Renovating a Heart comes out on May 19th, and the fourth novel, Planning an Addition, is already well underway!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Here we go - Day 5!

We're heading down the home stretch! Check out the review today over on Sassy Ray Book Reviews! It's a good one. And by the way, most of the graphics you see on my blog, website, Facebook, etc., are done by me or Felicity Nichols from Mad in Wonderland Reviews. The book covers for the Harper's Cove series are mine too, and so is the current cover for The Celtic Fan, although it's changing in the near future. Just thought I'd throw that in.

So here we go. The winner of yesterday's drawing for a book is:

Dianne CG!

Dianne gets to pick which Love Under Construction book she'd like to have. Way to go, Dianne! And don't forget to go over to the blog or to any blog participating in the tour and enter to win. What are you entering to win besides a book? It's a

Kindle Paperwhite!

So good luck. Would you like a pic today? Really? Hmmm . . . wonder what I can come up with. Maybe you'd like an outtake from Laying a Foundation. Didn't make it into the book, but you get to read it exclusively here! Enjoy and don't forget to enter!


     Nikki woke to rain on the roof – the metal roof. It took her a few seconds to remember where she was, and then she smiled.
     Tony was sound asleep beside her, his legs tangled with hers. His hair was a tousled mess and there were a couple of wisps of straw in it. As she watched him, he shifted slightly, his lips parting a tiny bit. She wanted him to sleep – she loved to watch him sleep – but she wanted him more. Her hand landed like velvet on his cheek and his eyes opened. A sleepy smile passed across his face when he saw her watching him.
“Good show?”
     She smiled and nodded. “The best show in town!”
     He trapped her wrist in his palm and pulled her hand to his mouth, his lips grazing her knuckles. “I love you, beautiful girl.”
     She scooted up against him and gave him a gentle peck on the lips. “I love you too, my prince.” A giggle escaped as she wrested her hand free and began picking the bits of straw out of his hair. “If you left here right now and anybody saw you, they’d know exactly what we were up to last night.”
     Tony chuckled. “Last night? What about what we’re about to be up to this morning? I’m already up to it!” He pointed at his cock, already flint-hard.
     “Oh, I’m pretty sure they could guess that too. They’re all getting up right about now and wondering where we are. Of course, I’m guessing a few of them will figure it out. I’m surprised your phone hasn’t rung.”
     He gripped her waist with both hands and kissed her. Then he whispered in her ear, “I don’t have it with me.”
     Tony had left his phone behind? He never did that. “Business is business” was always his motto. Nikki couldn’t believe it. “You don’t have your phone? To what do I owe that honor?”
     “There are some things that are more important than business. Like being with you.” He kissed her again, and this time she kissed him back – hard. Another thirty seconds and he was on top of her, pinning her arms above her head, trailing his lips down her neck and chest until he reached a njpple and sucked it gently into his mouth, then gave it an aggressive nip. Loosening his grip, he looked up at her and grinned, then let go. “I know you’re ready for me. You’re always ready for me.” His voice had dropped to a low growl, and Nikki’s already hot, wet state got hotter and wetter still.
     “Baby, there’ll never be a time when I’m not ready for you.” She stop and cocked her head. “Listen to that rain.”
     “Yeah. Sexy sound.” Tony chuckled.
     “Yeah. Makes me want to get fucked. Anybody here who’ll fuck me, ya think?”
     “I’m pretty sure there is.” Before she could say anything else, he slid his shaft home in her softness and she moaned out. “That what you had in mind, princess?”
     Nikki dropped her head back. Her eyelids fluttered and her back arched. “Oh, yeah. That’s exactly what I had in mind.” She stopped and dropped her head, her face to his. “Is that all you’ve got, big boy?”
     “Never challenge me, little girl. Game on.” Tony drove into her like a rhino charging, all hardness and power, and she couldn’t help but cry out. And that cry poured gasoline on his fire, all his desire flaring and blasting into her. He was readying for his own climax, watching hers building, widening, deepening, when he finally whispered, “Oh, fuck. Baby, what you do to me, I can’t take it. You’re killing me, girl. I’ve gotta come. Now. Oh god.” Before the rhythm of the words had fallen to the hay-strewn floor, Nikki screamed out and shook, every bit of the power he’d poured into her returned to him, doubled and tripled in on itself.
     “Oh, baby, please, please, tell me that you love me,” Nikki groaned to him as he dropped his weight onto her, her arms around his neck, gripping him tight.
     “Princess, there’s no one else in the world for me. You’re my whole world, you know that.”
     “Say it.”
     “I’ll say it a million times. I love you, Nikki Walters. I’ll love you ‘til the last star fades. Say it, babe.”
     “I’ll love you ‘til the sun falls out of the sky, my prince.” He raised up just enough to kiss her. When he broke the kiss, she laughed.
     Tony grinned down at her. “What’s so funny?”
     “The barn. I guess this makes you a stud.”
     “I wasn’t before?” He looked a little hurt.
     She laughed again. “I guess now it’s official!” That’s when she heard it – a voice from below. “Oh, shit! Sounds like Clayton!”
     “Shhh!” He put a finger on her lips and they listened.
     “Mom? Dad? You guys in here?” They waited in silence and then, to their horror, they could hear Clayton’s boots on the stairs. “Mom? Dad? Anybo . . .”
     Tony blushed. “Hi son.”
     Clayton shook his head. “Oh, shit. Really? For the love of . . .” He took one look, turned around, and clomped back down the stairs.
     When they heard the barn door close, Tony and Nikki both shrieked with laughter. “That’ll teach ‘em!” Tony was laughing so hard he could barely speak.
     “Come on, stud! I guess we’d better go. They’ll all know where we were in about two minutes. We’ll never live this down.” Nikki was searching around for her clothes.
     “Yeah. I guess so. Want to come back out here later?”
     Nikki grinned. “Well, of course!”

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ooops! I forgot!

Hey! Good morning! Today's feature is over on Wicked Women Book Blog, so go on over and show them some love in the form of comments! While you're there, poke around a bit and have a good time. And if you're a Wordpress person and it's easier to comment that way, just go here.

I forgot to tell you that I  had posted a super-scorching-hot excerpt from the new book, Renovating a Heart, on the blog yesterday! I know you'll want to read it. And keep watching - there's something down at the bottom of this post that you're going to want to see.

But as for housekeeping, the winner of yesterday's drawing for a book is:


And remember, there's plenty of time to enter for the big giveaway, and if you've already won something your name is still in the hat if you entered in more than one way. If not, enter in another method and your name goes back in! What are you entering to win? Well, besides a book a day, it's a

Kindle Paperwhite!

Just enter below to win.

And down below the entry form is something you're going to want to see. Remember that pic that got reported on FB yesterday? Well, so many people wanted to see what the fuss was about that I'm posting it here. The excerpt is from Renovating a Heart, and it's a really cute scene. Have fun!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Jump on!

The review tour rolls on with a visit to the Facebook page of Tamera McIntosh where she'll redirect you to her review (she's on the west coast, so be patient!). In the meantime, on to business. We have a winner of yesterday's drawing! Congratulations to:

Pat M!

But today, until Tamera gets her review posted, go on over to Amazon to my author page, learn a little bit about me, and check out the reviews that have been posted for the books so far. They're great!

And now, an excerpt from the new book coming out May 19th, Renovating a Heart. I know you love excerpts - I do too! And don't forget to enter to win the grand prize drawing for a

Kindle Paperwhite!

Have a happy day and come back tomorrow for more reviews and fun!


Excerpt from Renovating a Heart, release date May 19, 2014.

     When Kelly walked into the club that Saturday evening, she looked completely different than she had the last time she’d been there. She was wearing a huge, sunny smile, and all the worry was erased from her face. Steve had been interested in her body, but he had to admit to himself that he’d never paid much attention to her looks. And she was a looker. Pretty dark hair and big brown eyes on that little frame with those huge tits. What word would describe her? Adorable? Yeah, that was it.
     Before Steve could wind his way across the room to say hello, one of the regular Doms walked up and sat down on the stool beside her, and Steve veered off to one of the stage areas. He pretended to work on some lighting, all the while covertly watching the two of them, wondering what Max was saying to her. The middle-aged African-American man was one of the few unattached Doms the club had; most of them had found someone to collar within the first couple of months of their membership, but Max had held out. Why, Steve didn’t know. He was a nice-looking guy, and the subs he worked with liked and respected him.
     They were deep in conversation, and Kelly laughed several times as Max smiled and turned on the charm. Then Steve saw him stand, hold out his hand, and take Kelly’s in his. They walked together to a performance area on the far side of the room, and Steve’s chest tightened. He watched as Max helped Kelly up onto the platform, then barked, “Sub, present yourself.”
     Kelly crossed the small distance to the imposing Dom, then dropped gracefully to the floor. She was wearing a beautiful bra and thong set, all blues and greens in a hand-painted kind of style, with pale blue stockings and a garter belt that matched the set. The bra was a balconette, and Kelly’s breasts were so large that her nipples rested on the top edge of the cups. When she settled into the position, her palms were turned upward on her thighs. She was a picture of submissive perfection, and Steve fought the urge to drool just looking at her.
     He knew exactly what Max was going to do; he’d watched the big man perform scenes with other subs over and over. “Sub, arms behind your back. Grasp each elbow with the opposing hand.” When she did, Kelly’s breasts jutted out farther. “Arch your back more and lean slightly forward. That’s beautiful.” That made her breasts not only jut out even farther still, but lifted them up from her torso so that the way they were suspended in the bra was breathtaking. Even though he expected it, something in Steve’s stomach knotted when he saw Max’s big hands reach down and fondle both of Kelly’s nipples to maximum hardness, and Steve watched her fight to maintain control of herself.
     “Keep your arms behind you in that fashion but rise to your feet. Concentrate on your movements and don’t lose your balance.” That was hard to master; Kelly did it not only perfectly, but also with enormous grace, considering she was wearing four-inch heels. When she was firmly on her feet, Max instructed, “Go to the center of the stage. Bend over but keep your legs straight.” He bound her wrists to her forearms with a set of leather bands that resembled belts, then put a similar band around her upper arms so she couldn’t get her arms apart – they were squared off and locked in place by the restraints. Above her, attached to the ceiling, was a pulley through which ran a rope with a carabineer dangling from it. There was a cleat on the wall with the other end of the rope wrapped around it, and Max took it loose, letting the caribineer drop and fall almost in the center of Kelly’s back. When it was low enough to rest on her back, he wrapped the end around the cleat again and made his way back to her.
     As she stood bent over, he wrapped the rope around her forearms, locked it in place with the carabineer, and made sure it was secure. Once he’d returned to the cleat, he began to draw up the rope.
     Kelly’s forearms started to rise behind her back and, as they did, she was forced forward even closer to the floor. When Max had the rope as tight as he dared, he wrapped it around the cleat again. Back at Kelly’s side, he addressed the crowd.
     “This is a challenging position in which to be bound. I don’t routinely demand this of a sub, but this sub has assured me that she’s been trained extensively. I intend to find out if that’s the case.” He turned back to Kelly. “Sub, your safeword?”
     “Red, sir.” Kelly didn’t appear to be in any discomfort, and Steve was trying to relax as he watched. But for reasons he couldn’t understand, he was very uncomfortable with the scene. One wrong move, one stumble, and her arms would dislocate at her shoulders. It was treacherous.
     “Very good. I have a good deal of training with the flogger, and I’ll be using it tonight. Sub, ready yourself.”
     “Yes, sir.” Kelly seemed to be concentrating.
     “Very well. I’ll begin.” Max began a swift figure-eight pattern with the falls of the flogger, and the swooshing sound filled the performance area. Most of the members had stopped to watch. Within seconds, the flogger made contact for the first time, and its impact left a redness on the soft flesh of Kelly’s ass. She didn’t make a sound and didn’t move a muscle.
     As best Steve could count, Max laid down thirty lashes on each of Kelly’s ass cheeks. Steve saw him reach between Kelly’s legs and, much to the delight of the audience, he then licked his fingers. Kelly remained motionless and silent. “Starting again,” he announced with a smile.
     Thirty more lashes to each cheek and Max performed the same routine. When he had finished those, he reached over and pulled Kelly’s thong off and down her legs, then said, “Sub, step out.” Kelly gingerly stepped out of the thong and, even though it bothered him for some reason, Steve still had to smile. Her pussy was amazing, all smooth and rosy. He could feel his palms twitch just watching, and his curiosity about what she would taste like turned to a longing.
     After Max had taken a good, long, lusty look, he moved to Kelly’s shoulders, bent down, and looked up underneath her torso. Her bra cups were small enough that her breasts had simply fallen out of them, and he twisted both nipples. Her moans filled the performance area, and Steve felt the skin on his cock tighten as its length grew. When Max had pinched and pulled her tight buds until Kelly was squirming, he went to the side and picked up two nipple clamps with weights attached. Steve tried to get a clear view – he was pretty sure they were six-ounce weights, and those were pretty heavy for someone already uncomfortably bent into that position. But that didn’t deter Max. He clamped one on her right breast and listened to her shriek, and he broke onto a grin. Then he clamped the other on her left breast with the same result. When she had settled into them somewhat, he reached in and pulled both downward, and she cried out again.
     Max pushed a belly bar over to Kelly’s side, adjusted its stand to her waist height, and slid the bar in under her waist. Once it was in place, he released the rope from the cleat. Exhausted, Kelly dropped onto the bar, her head all the way upside-down and the weights from her breasts dropping toward her face. When she was settled into the bar, Max picked up the flogger and began again as he told the crowd, “The whole purpose of the binding and restraint is to cause tension in the sub so that when the rope is released and she drops onto the bar, she feels relaxed and can enter subspace much more easily.”

     And that’s where Kelly was going – fast. The combination of release from the restraint coupled with the blood rushing to her head was drawing her down into the quiet of her mind. Steve watched the muscles in her face soften and smooth, her long hair brushing the floor with every strike of the flogger. By the time Max had laid down forty more on each cheek, Kelly was gone. When he’d finished them, he removed the bindings from her forearms and upper arms, then picked her up and carried her to the back.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

The review tour rolls on! Did you win something?

Today's review tour stops are ready for your enjoyment! Just go on over and read what they have to say about any or all of the books in the Love Under Construction series. And don't forget to leave a comment and a little love for the reviewers - they work hard to let you know about books before you take the plunge. Head over for a visit!

Don't forget to enter the drawing for the Kindle Paperwhite! It runs all the way through May 26th, the last day of the blog tour for the new Love Under Construction book, Renovating a Heart, out on May 19th. It's a scorcher - you'll love it!

As for right now, we have a winner every day, and today's winner is:


Clarice won by subscribing to my newsletter. And what does she win? That's right - a free ebook from the Love Under Construction series! And since The Groundbreaking is already free, and you may already have Laying a Foundation, it's up to the winner to decide which book they'd like and in what format. Your email will be going out shortly. Congratulations!

Thanks to everyone who's entered. You've still got time to win. And maybe, just maybe, you'll be the grand-prize winner!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

It's here! The review tour is underway!

Today we stop at Mad in Wonderland Reviews and Books on Fire Blog. Check out the reviews (may be later when they're posted) and be sure to enter the contest. And if you can't find the form, well, it'll be at the bottom of this page throughout the tour so you can just enter away!

Go over, read the reviews, and leave the reviewers some love in the form of comments on their blogs, especially since they're being nice enough to host me. That's just the polite thing to do, ya know?

And besides books, what's being given away?

A Kindle Paperwhite!

Now you'd like to have that, wouldn't you? And while you're at it, sign up to receive my newsletter. If it's going on, it'll be in there. I'm hoping to have the first issue out by early next month - you won't want to miss it!