Blog Challenge – Day 25 – Advice for Writers by Tilly Greene

ADVICE FOR WRITERS

The first advice a writer is usually given is write what you know. Knowing it takes some of the research out of it and also ensures the writer is more comfortable, allowing the words to flow more comfortably. Good advice and I did it without realizing I was following this old adage.

This June I sat down at my computer noting which books I needed to put into print for a convention. I thought I had got them all and went away on a break. The break turned into a day, and when I came back to the computer I saw something I hadn’t expected. There were three books, one more that needed work before I put it back out, that had something in common: they took place in or around my home town. On closer inspection, three of the books had another connection and that was they all had an element of BDSM attached!

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It definitely wasn’t intentional because they were written as standalones over eight years with different scenarios. However, Finding Home (2007), Bound in Paradise (2011) and Her Wicked Ride (2015) had location in common and that they were contemporaries. On a whim I decided to possibly put them together as a collection, but first I had to like the cover. I asked a woman I often use for covers to “whip up a quick one for me”, and I was shocked again. Out of all the pictures I had given her, she chose one from my hometown!

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I kid you not!

 

See for yourself … Love Under the Sun Collection, that’s the collection of three standalone stories that have two things in common … proximity to my home town and BDSM, who knew!

So, I’ll say it: write what you know, but my guess is you may just do it on your own!

Tilly Greene
Erotic romances full of twists, turns and ties!
www.tillygreene.com

Love Under the Sun

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Blog Challenge – Day 17 – Shifters & Spice

 

If you dream of shifters, this set of 20 brand new shifter stories featuring USA Today and New York Times best-selling authors has you covered. Whether you like them large and in charge or sleek and sexy, you’ll find the right story to spice up your night in these pages.

Amazon http://bit.ly/ShifterSpice / iBooks http://apple.co/2bX855r / Kobo http://bit.ly/KoboSpice / Nook http://bit.ly/NookSpice

Featuring:
A.J. Bennett — Masquerade
Becca Vincenza — Contracted
Blaire Edens — Frenzied
Carolyn Spear — Taming the Puma
Dara Fraser — Lion’s Pretend Girlfriend
Desiree Holt — Shadow of the Wolf
Dominique Eastwick — Bearing the Hunger
Erin Hayes — I Found My Rhino
Ever Coming — The Mismatchmaker
H.D. Gordon — Blood Sport
Hazel Boyer — Accidentally Mated
Kate Richards — An Evening in the Superstitions
Lila Felix — Wolf Protector
Lisbeth Frost — Encounter on a Mountain
Louisa Bacio — The Luna Twins
Margo Bond Collins — Laugh Out Love
Marissa Farrar — Wolf Torn
Merryn Dexter — Bear Faced Lies
M.J. Haag — Escaping the Lutha
Rachael Slate — Untamed Lord of Thessaly

Bear Faced Lies by Merryn Dexter

A roaming bear gathers no strings, and that’s just how Tobias Langstreet likes it. A chance meeting with beautiful, lonely Harriet Mills might just change his mind. Can he trust her with his secrets and unwrap the web of lies around her?

 

 

Tobias wrenched the wheel, returning them to the smooth tarmac surface. Harriet forced herself to look away, staring at her own reflection in the dark window beside her, the view beyond swallowed by the still night.
 
The truck jolted again, and she started around, shocked to see Tobias steering them onto the dusty verge. His hands flexed on the steering wheel a couple of times before he jabbed at the release mechanism of his seat belt. “This is a really bad idea,” he muttered, eyes still fixed on the blank windshield before him.
 
“What is?” She knew what he meant though. Even before he lunged across the cab to grab her in a fierce embrace that stole her breath. She knew, she might even agree with him, but it didn’t stop her opening her mouth to the demanding press of his tongue.
 
He swept inside her lips, sucking and feasting on her mouth, stealing her breath until she saw stars. She didn’t push him back though. The banked arousal simmering in her belly roared to life, and she threw her arms around his neck, pulling him closer, needing to feel the heavy weight of his body against hers. He cursed, fumbled at her side to release the belt constricting her, then lifted her up, dragging her across his lap as though she weighed nothing.
 
Harriet squirmed, tried to get closer to where she wanted to be, to get the thick length of him notched into the ache between her legs, but the tight skirt of her dress stopped her. “I hate this damn dress,” she snarled against his lips, and he laughed through their kiss. The pleasant rumble of his chest rubbed her nipples through their clothing and she gasped.
 
“I’m a big fan of your dress, sweetheart, but it does have some drawbacks.” Tobias grabbed the bottom hem and rent the fabric in two, splitting the seam to her waist.
 
Free at last, she scrambled into his lap, knocking her head on the roof of the truck in the process. “Damn!” The smile fell from his lips and he held her still. She could read the concern in his eyes and was having none of it. “I swear, Tobias. If you tell me not here, not now, I’m going to scream.”
 

A strange light glowed in his eyes, a flash of the eerie brightness she’d glimpsed earlier. It sent her heart pounding, part fear, part arousal at the hunger burning there. 

Blog Challenge – Day 11 – Tell me….

ballers…what are the shows you’re watching? The hubby started up Ray Donovan the other day. We’re a season in. Its fairlyray-donovan interesting. I can’t stand the wife half the time. The grandfather is a terrible person and I don’t understand why everyone is giving him so many chances. But then I guess it wouldn’t be intriguing if they had characters that were all sunshine and roses all of the time.

Others shows we’ve been watching and are caught up on are Power and Ballers. Power, night clubs and drugs basically, we started watching because Big T (my hubby if you didn’t know) listens to His & Hers (I listen to every once in a while). Mike and Jemele talked the show up and he couldn’t help but check it out. It is definitely NOT something to watch with children around. Ballers has Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in it and is based around sports. I can get behind that. I enjoy my NFL and a lot of big name players made cameos on it.

None of the shows inspire me to write anything like that. Mobsters. Club Owners dealing drugs. Corrupt District Attorneys. Sport Agents. It just isn’t my thing. Good to watch and decompress but not write. Now, shows on ID are a different story that I’ll leave for a different time. ~Brandy

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Blog Challenge – Day 6 – Cover Reveal!

 

The Bachelor’s Perfect Proposal

(A Bliss Series Novella)

Author: Michelle Jo Quinn

Cover Designer: Lucy Rhodes, Render Compose

Release Date: October 14, 2016

Blurb:

All he wants is a perfect proposal.
But what she wants is the truth…

The sexy and former playboy, Levi Laurent is ready to marry sweet and sensible wedding planner, Veronica Soto-Stewart. After a crazy and rocky start, Levi knows they can withstand anything–as long as he keeps his past buried deep… But when Levi and Veronica travel to France to see his ailing grandmother, Levi’s past comes barreling forth, nearly suffocating both of them.  

Now, it’s time for Levi to open up to the one woman he can’t bear to lose. Will Veronica agree to “for better or worse” once the Laurent secrets are revealed? 

Pre-order Now!

Amazon US: https://amzn.com/B01LX1SZH5 / CA:  https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01LX1SZH5

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LX1SZH5 / AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01LX1SZH5

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2cOLbLg / Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2dOisvC

 


Cover Reveal: Chasing the Runaway Bride
Coming end of November!

Chasing the Runaway Bride

Author: Michelle Jo Quinn

Cover Designer: Lucy Rhodes, Render Compose

Release Date: November 2016

(Unofficial) Blurb:

Bliss Event co-owner, Chase, the undisputed queen of dark scowls and moody behavior, has many secrets.

What’s the most closely guarded of them all? She’s fallen in love.  And despite what she’s led others to believe, it isn’t the first time.

In one afternoon, the old secrets Chase has kept hidden surface, and her past collides with her present.

With her exposed, Chase has to make a difficult decision–which path will she take? Return to the life she’s left behind, or stay where she has nurtured a life on her own.

And when the heart she’s protected for so long threatens to break, who will step in to repair the damage–the knight in shining armor from her past, or the surprise sweetheart from her present?

 

Interested in receiving ARC* (Advance Reviewer Copy) of both books? 

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About the Author:


Michelle is addicted to romance.  She believes in happily ever afters and loves writing about couples who get there.

When not writing, she props her feet up on her favorite lounger and binges on Netflix, or reads a book or two.  She enjoys red wine and dark chocolate. Michelle runs on caffeine and can talk your ears off about delicious food.  Travelling is high on her list, whether alone, or with friends or family.  She seems a bit shy at first, but once you get to know her, she has a wicked sense of humor (or so she thinks).

Michelle lives in Ontario, Canada with her awesome husband, two amazing children, and a cuddly Maltese-Yorkie dog names Scarlet.

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The Alpha’s Saving Grace – Melissa Schroeder

Yesterday I reintroduced my wolf book that was in the Romancing the Wolf box set. Well, today I’m reintroducing you to Melissa Schroeder’s wold book that was also in the box set.

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Lonestar Wolf Pack, Book 1

Reissue includes expanded scenes!

As Alpha of the Lonestar Wolf Pack and Mayor of their small Texas town, Jacob Sanderson has more than enough on his plate to handle. When women from his pack start getting killed, he knows his best resource for solving the murders is Sheriff Alexandra Littlefoot.Now, if he can keep his hands off her, everything will be fine.

A bad shooting and the loss of a partner caused Alex to leave San Antonio. She sees being sheriff of the small town as penance for her sins. Working with Jake isn’t exactly what she would call ideal, but he insists on helping with the investigation. Close working conditions make it impossible to ignore their attraction, and one kiss leads to more than either of them expected.

After one night together, he knows this is no casual encounter, and walking away is impossible. He knows she’s his mate, and while she isn’t a wolf, he knows she has some connection to the pack.

As secrets rise to the surface, the killer’s violence escalates and threatens to destroy not only their fragile new love, but the entire Lonestar Pack.

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