When you a teaser what is that you look for? A sneak peek at the romance? This week’s Tuesday Teaser comes from Kick Start – my hot motocross 😀 And is a ‘tension’ teaser….

Danger was what Jada Anderson and Dezmond Blance thrived on. They thought flying through the air on a dirt bike was the ultimate high.  Until they fell in love….then they find themselves racing against a murder.

Danger was what Jada Anderson and Dezmond Blance thrived on. They thought flying through the air on a dirt bike was the ultimate high. Until they fell in love….then they find themselves racing against a murder.

The blurb ~
Jada Anderson had known from the beginning it would only be a three week hook-up. Nothing more than twenty-one days of great dirt bike riding, nights spent drinking bat bites, and making awesome love. So she left without a word on the twenty-first morning.

Dezmond Blance has the chance to take his career as a motocross rider to the next level. He’s been invited to compete for a spot on one of the national top ranked teams. After a great ride, he’s ready to celebrate but he’s missing one thing – the woman who stole his heart weeks earlier. To his surprise Jada is there to congratulate him.

When he wakes the next morning and finds her gone, he thinks she’s done another vanishing act until his mechanic’s wife comes up missing to. Now both men must race to find the women they love before the next try-outs.
Danger was what Jada Anderson and Dezmond Blance thrived on. They thought flying through the air on a dirt bike was the ultimate high. Until they fell in love….then they find themselves racing against a murder.

Dez....sigh

Dez….sigh

Here is a suspense teaser ~
Dez hit one of the hills too fast and at the wrong angle, causing his bike to twist under him.

“Shit,” Rose whispered as Jada sucked in a deep breath of the gritty desert air.

Jada curled her fingers into a tight ball as Dez landed on his extended left leg. He pulled the bike in position and continued to ride. Had he broken his leg? She knew he’d ride as long as he could, the adrenaline pushing the pain into a small box to be dealt with later. Tears filled her eyes as she worked her bottom lips between her teeth.

 

 

My Book Boyfriend Blog Hop

 

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I’d like to say I’ve been true to one but what can I say there have been many….

Some dark….

Meet Landon Martin. He's my newest hero...

Meet Landon Martin – a dark hero

Some hero material through and through….

Some weren’t even the hero but the sidekick….

The thing about book boyfriends is that they never say no. They are always available. They don’t complain when you wear nothing but yoga pants and oversize flannel shirts. And they don’t eat your peanut M&M’s or limit your donuts….

One of my favorite book boyfriends is Dez from Kick Start…. Why????

Dez....sigh

Dez….sigh

1)      He’s a motocross racer (hot hot hot)

2)      His favorite movie – is the original three Star Wars
Favorite Yoda quote ~ When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good, you will not, hmmm? (Says this to his mechanic when his ribs are being examined)

3)      Music – Sammy Hagar’s –Boy’s Night Out. As a side note he loves Sammy Hagar in general because of his customized Mustang and his Beach Bar Rum

Make sure to leave a comment on your current book boyfriend, I’m giving away a $5 Amazon gift card and Kick Start Swag…

Kick Start Swag

Kick Start Swag

 

 

Dez thought racing in motocross was the ultimate high until he met Jada

Dez thought racing in motocross was the ultimate high until he met Jada

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End of the Summer Blog Hop

Welcome

Welcome

Summer’s End 😦

I LOVE summer. I HATE winter. And as Fall is the gateway for winter that means it’s not one of my favorite seasons BUT as with anything in life you need to find the good in it… and the good here in Michigan is the colors….And it’s ideal baking weather. Below are some pictures of some of Michigan’s Fall beauty and my favorite thing to make in the Fall – Apple Cider doughnuts

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The #1 good thing about Fall

The #1 good thing about Fall

The world is better place because of doughnuts AND apple cider doughnuts rock

The world is better place because of doughnuts AND apple cider doughnuts rock

As a final goodbye to summer, I’m giving away a copy of Kick Start and a $5 gift card to Amazon.

Danger was what Jada Anderson and Dezmond Blance thrived on. They thought flying through the air on a dirt bike was the ultimate high.  Until they fell in love….then they find themselves racing against a murder.

Danger was what Jada Anderson and Dezmond Blance thrived on. They thought flying through the air on a dirt bike was the ultimate high. Until they fell in love….then they find themselves racing against a murder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jada Anderson had known from the beginning it would only be a three week hook-up. Nothing more than twenty-one days of great dirt bike riding, nights spent drinking bat bites, and making awesome love. So she left without a word on the twenty-first morning.

Dezmond Blance has the chance to take his career as a motocross rider to the next level. He’s been invited to compete for a spot on one of the national top ranked teams. After a great ride, he’s ready to celebrate but he’s missing one thing – the woman who stole his heart weeks earlier. To his surprise Jada is there to congratulate him.

When he wakes the next morning to find her gone, he thinks she’s done another vanishing act until his mechanic’s wife comes up missing to. Now both men must race to find the women they love before the next try-outs.

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Hump Day Hook

From the WIP, I’m wrapping up… This week’s hook is a snippet of the scene that introduces the hero and heroine from book 2 in the series. Aryanna is a witch like the heroine in my current WIP but where the Zareb is an appointed peacekeeper Cain is a cat shifter. Book 2 will continue with the struggle to save the human race.

WELCOME

WELCOME

 

Ayranna rolled her eyes and told herself she should be put out by his crude manners not turned on. It had to be the stress of the situation. “I understand it’s your cat nature to want to fuck every female you encounter but if you could stay focused I’d appreciate it. It’s sort of important.” She stepped closer. “Unless of course you wish to have your entire species destroyed.”

Cain pushed off the tree and closed the space between them. “Understand this witch, I wish to stop what is in play as much as you but I will not be your whipped toy. So pull the stick out of your ass. It’s not my fault she’s more powerful than you.”

 

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New Release :0)

New Release :0)

Danger was what Jada Anderson and Dezmond Blance thrived on. They thought flying through the air on a dirt bike was the ultimate high.  Until they fell in love….then they find themselves racing against a murder.

Kick Start Available ~ http://www.amazon.com/Kick-Start-ebook/dp/B00FBFRFEI

Hump Day Hook

WELCOME

WELCOME

 

This is from WIP that I’m currently editing. It’s a paranormal romance suspense….

Ayranna snorted. “Oh Zareb make no make mistake. All of you are in grave danger. Did you really think the killing of one of your gargoyle protectors and a succubus waiting in your apartment was a fluke? But the Pacis Custodis are of no concern to me. It’s the demon and those who seek to control it that brings me here.”

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Dez thought racing in motocross was the ultimate high until he met Jada

Dez thought motocross racing  was the ultimate high until he met Jada


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Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop

Sexy athletic bodyWelcome to my stop on the Hot Summer Hero blog hop!!!

I’ll be giving away swag to three winners randomly picked from the comments. Swag will be from my three summer novella’s (Spike, Take a Risk, and Kick Start) that feature Hot Heroes 🙂

What makes a hero hot???

I thought I’d list my top five ‘hot hero’ features:

1) They all have killer eyes. I dated a guy in high school with the most amazing green eyes and they say you always carry a part of your first love with you (shhh don’t tell my hubby) so that characteristic always makes it into the book.
2) I tend to write my heroes from a more ‘ground’ level than a ‘super’ bad ass level but they tend to have a little more edgy career – never the military type of thing. In Taking a Risk, Nike does extreme vacations that include kayaking down the Amazon. In Spike, Brody is a top ranked professional beach volleyball player. Then in Kick Start, Dez is a motocross racer.
3) They are also willing to admit when they have screwed up. Matter of fact that is Brody’s (Spike) main goal, to make Rae understand he knows that he was an ass.
4) A sense of humor. Robert Downey Jr. is a perfect example of the type of humor I love my heroes to have.
5) Accepts the heroine as she is… I’ve read a book recently where the hero was all about changing the heroine and in the end she did conform – realizing it was better. I’m not talking a dangerous habit – ie drinking, drugs – I’m talking about her personality. In this book the heroine liked to roam the mountain side and tend her gardens, the hero found this dangerous and unseemly. In the end, she planted everything near their house. To me this made the hero not an alpha but a jerk. I like my hero and heroine to come to the table on an equal foot and then it’s about accepting the other as is.

So those are my five hero traits. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to leave a comment so you have a chance to win my swag and the grand prize.
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Dez and Jada drink Bat Bites :)

Dez and Jada drink Bat Bites 🙂

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Motivation Monday

This weekend was CRAZY!!! I did two blog hops back to back here and then one on my ‘nice’ twin – young adult writer Tasarla Romaney – something I’ve never done so today is allllll about getting caught up on the loose ends of those.

First….drummmmmmm AND the winners are dddddddd….

From the Summer Lovin Blog hop –
Grand Prize – vampiremistress2010
Grapeapril75 won my Kick Start swag

From Ella Jade’s Birthday Bash blog hop –
Book Attict won the grand prize
Joy F won the Spike swag

Second… my son moved across the state and started his ‘I’m done with college job’ – woo hoooo.

Third… I needed to spend some time looking at the calls different publishers have out. I like to do my novella writing for specific calls. BECAUSE??? I need to start refining my writing que for 2014 (eyes roll back and breathing becomes labored as panic sits in). 2014 folks!!!!! Crazy. I found a couple of calls that do look interesting so this week I need to finalize what my que is going to look at. Now of course, there will be changes as different stories sell and don’t sell. And as different calls are released. But if I don’t have a ‘basic’ road to travel down, I write nothing. I just hop for plot bunny to plot bunny.

As a sneak peak to a new series that I’m working on that will include Kick Start… it’s about men and women who are involved extreme sports or life just takes them there 😀

Meet Hays…He ice climbs for fun and rescues stranded cross country skiers, those setting out to enjoy the winter wonderland on snow shoes, and of course, maybe just maybe a top-rated female snowboarder 😛

I'd let him rescue me...

I’d let him rescue me…

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This is his idea of fun 0_o

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer Lovin’ Blog Hop

Welcome...

Welcome…

Welcome to the Summer Lovin’ Blog Hop and my blog

I hope you’re enjoying the fifty plus authors and bloggers have joined together to give you the chance to win an awesome bundle of books as well as read some great posts 😉 Be sure to go to each blog and comment with your email to up your chances of winning. Each comment counts as an entry!

I’m giving away one of these awesome shot glasses….

Dez and Jada drink Bat Bites :)

Dez and Jada drink Bat Bites 🙂

I love the summer. Hands down it’s my favorite time of year. All but one of my books/novellas (a Christmas story) happens during the summer months. My latest release, Kick Start, part of the Hot Rod Hot Bod anthology (available at http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Rods-Bods-ebook) is about Dez, a motocross racer and Jada, a motorcycle stunt woman. These two characters were AWESOME to write… everything about them was hot.
Here’s a little excerpt…

Jada shrugged her shoulders and started down the down the bleachers but Rose grabbed her arm. “He’d want you to tell him. Even though it will mess with his mind. He knows you’re working in the area so he’s been trying to come up with a reason to show up on the set.”

Jada turned and looked at Rose. She didn’t want to think about the flip her heart did at the other woman’s words.

“He’s dragged Cody to a different bar every night in hopes of running into you. So come on.” Rose brushed by her.
Jada felt like a teenage girl going to meet the school’s super jock as she followed Rose. What would she say? Hi Dez, I masturbate every night to the memories of our lovemaking. She finger-combed her short hair and reminded herself that she was simply going to say congratulations and nothing more. There would be no hooking up.

…. Or so she thinks 😛

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Motivational Monday

Career vs Hobby. This is something I’ve swayed back and forth on concerning my writing. First, of I do view my writing as a career of sorts (I’m diligent about the quality of work I turn out and calling myself a writer aspects of writing) but give it hobby status in my life scale. Meaning the no-longer day job came first. Then the general household ‘things’ – evicting dust bunnies, slaying the laundry monster, etc.

Now as far as hobbies went, writing was my first priority. BUT it had a priority of a hobby. No that day job no longer exists; I have to make a decision. Do I move writing to that slot? More important can I? Can I make myself write even when the laundry monster’s roars are shaking the house?
When the deadline on the call for the WIP I’m working on can I push all other things aside and push through? Before I had the
‘I’ll sub it somewhere else’ approach.

So why this deep probing for this Motivational Monday? I took some GREAT classes – on marketing, creating a career plan, on body language, etc – this weekend at the MFRW’s summer camp. And one thought kept circling back, “when will I have time?” I realized that if I’m going to move my writing up to the day job slot, I need to give it that priority.
Sooo my question is for those of my fellow writers, how do you shove aside the ‘hobby’ status and make it a ‘career’? How did you get the fam on board?

Dez thought racing in motocross was the ultimate high until he met Jada

Dez thought racing in motocross was the ultimate high until he met Jada


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Tasty Thursday

Continuing to highlight my new release ~ Kick Start this week’s recipe is one of Rose’s favorites. Rose was one of my favorite secondary character. She is Dez’s best friend’s wife and she is also kidnapped with Jada. While Rose doesn’t ride like Jada and Dez, she isn’t a meek timid woman. She has no problem setting Jada on the right track about a few things concerning Dez.

Mushroom and provolone patty melts

(serves 4)
1 pound ground sirloin
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup thinly sliced yellow onion
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 (8 ounce) package sliced cremini mushrooms
1 ½ teaspoon all-purpose flour
¼ cup dark beer (such as porter)
8 slices rye bread
4 slices provolone cheese

1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Shape beef into 4 patties. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done.
2. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add onion, salt, pepper, and mushrooms; sauté 3 minutes. Sprinkle flour over mushroom mixture; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in beer; cook 30 seconds or until thick. Remove from heat; keep warm.
3. When patties are done, remove from large skillet. Wipe pan clean; heat over medium high heat. Coat 1 side of each bread slice with cooking spray. Place 4 bread slices, coated sides down, in pan. Top each with patty, 1 cheese slice, and ¼ of the mushroom mixture. Top with remaining bread slices; coat with cooking spray. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned.

Enjoy 🙂

Danger was what Jada Anderson and Dezmond Blance thrived on. They thought flying through the air on a dirt bike was the ultimate high. Until they fell in love….then they find themselves racing against a murder.
Kick Start
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