You eat what?!?! #MFRWHook

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“Welcome welcome to the MFRWHooks!!! I’m Paul and I’ve prepared a special meal – just for you. I so love company but rarely get any. Please take a seat and enjoy what maybe your last (evil smile and low chuckle). At least try an appetizer, while you read. I insist. I know most don’t care for my taste in food but try it. Now on with today hooks. You know I really like Tanzia. I think we could have been that special couple. Oh well, I drift away from today purpose. The hook…”

“I’m so glad you came.” Paul opened the door wide. He flashed a smile of prefect white teeth. Almost too white. Teeth you might expect to see in a shark. Tanzia paused. Every warning bell in her body rang.

It was just nerves, she told herself. And to be expected since it had been over a year since she had gone any type of a date.

“I have made a special meal just for you.”

Tanzia stepped inside. Nothing about the inside of the house settled her nerves.  Instead of stereo type messy bachelor pad or the minimalist  feel of a professional, it was as if she had stepped into the living room of her ninety-year old aunt. An overstuffed busy orange floral couch with two swivel rockers in a dusty orange consumed the space.

“Come, I have appetizers.” A strong hand pressed against the small of her back guiding her.

“I so love to entertain. But because of my schedule I rarely can.”

Tanzia stopped at the sight of the table. Her stomach rolled as tears instantly flooded her eyes.

“No,” she whispered.

“Thanks for reading. I do hope you will buy the book and find out what happens next. I do enjoy entertaining.”

This week’s book hook was brought to you by Paul…who may or may not be a serial killer 😉 It’s my current WIP – What’s In the Pie?

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Killer or Mr. Right???? #MFRWbookhooks

Welcome to this weeks…

 

I’m excited to share from my upcoming release – To Know A Killer (Has a March release date)

(ARC review) – To Know a Killer – spine tingling suspenseful romance
WOW! Talk about suspenseful with twists and turns no one could predict!

Here’s the blurb…

Keegan Ames takes a pro-bono job helping a non-profit design a family nature reserve. A quick week of feel good work. Or so he thinks.

Jolene Rawmen’s dream is about to come true. A family nature reserve named after the foster mother who changed Jolene’s life and gave her hope as a child.

The masquerade ball is a fund raiser. Jolene goes hoping to secure the remaining donations needed for the reserve. As Cinderella, she finds Prince Charming. Who is anything but a story book prince. He opens a new world for Jolene. A world of amazing sex. A world Jolene isn’t prepared to delve in.

Besides coming to terms with the sex games Keegan has introduced her to, she must fight to save her dream, stop a serial killer, and try not to fall in love with Prince Charming.

 

Here’s peek…

 

He needed to seek out the weed threatening his garden. It was time to start the extermination process. Now to figure out to do that and leave no body.

While he wasn’t afraid of the police they were bothersome. But first he would to talk to Jolene. She hadn’t called him about the flat tire and she’d rode in with Mandy. He’d been worried her feelings for him had changed but she’d just lied for him. Even if she still wasn’t ready to face her love for him, it was there. She was his flower, he was the gardener. It was his responsible to make sure she grew to her full beauty.

He snatched one of the remaining doughnuts and headed out of the conference room.

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Book Recipe

Lila from Murder and Treats is being interviewed over on Viviana MacKade’s blog. For the foodies who like over-the-top subs, here is Lila’s favorite sub. She’s also a bit of wine fan so most of the recipe’s she features has wine 🙂 I thought I had a picture of the subs but I didn’t 😦 This is clearly a sign that I need to make them – soon.

Lila’s Shrimp Sub:

For the Shrimp:

1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp

3 cloves garlic

¾ cup of your favorite white wine

2 tbsp melted unsalted butter

 

Heat oven to 400. Toss all the ingredients together and pour on a cookie sheet. Bake for 12-18 minutes or until the shrimp is cooked through.

 

Wine cream sauce:

2 tsp unsalted butter

1 finely chopped onion

1 ½ cups whipping cream

½ cup favorite white wine

 

Melt butter in medium saucepan on medium heat. Add onions – cook about 2 minutes or until tender. Add cream and wine. Cook about 12 minutes or until thick – stirring regularly.

 

Putting it together – toast sub buns. Spread wine cream sauce on both sides. Add tomato slices and shrimp. Enjoy!

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Murder and Treats is available at https://books2read.com/u/3nYk7B

Friday Read

This week’s Friday read is by one of fav authors… Rebecca Zanetti.

Hidden is book 1 in her new series Deep Ops. To say I loved it is sort of like saying I like doughnuts. I want to hang out is Pippa, seriously. She’s funny, spunky, and a great cook. She’s my kind of girl!

And Mal is the prefect combo of dark tortured hero. Which is the hardest hero for me to get behind. They usually aren’t my jam butttttttt Mal, well, he’s the one.

I read Hidden in less then 3 days, my daughter in 1. It’s that good!

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Hide. That’s all Pippa can do to escape the terror chasing her. But now that she’s off the grid in a safe house, she finds plenty of interesting things to watch through the window. Like her new neighbor, with his startling green eyes, killer smile, and sexy bad-boy tattoo . . .

Run. Malcolm West is fleeing the hell he unleashed in his last assignment as an undercover cop. A backwoods bungalow sounds like the perfect place to start over. Until he discovers he’s been set up . . .
 
Fight. Someone’s gone to a lot of trouble to bring them together. No matter how much he resents that, and his own driving needs, Malcolm will have to dig deep and let loose the banished killer inside himself, or Pippa’s fears could come true faster than the flip of a bolt in a lock . . .
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#MFRWhooks- What’s lurking this Halloween??

Happy Wednesday and thanks for stopping by! I hope you are enjoying this weeks logo book hooks

This week, I’m doing a cover reveal as well as the hook…I’m sooooo excited about the cover…I love it!!! A story is a like an author’s child and the cover is the really cute outfit you dress them in. In my case it’s the slightly sexy and dark outfit.

I’ll stop rambling…

Here’s a sneak before the hook…

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BLURB –

Lila Maxwell is coaxed into attending All Treats, a Halloween speed dating event by her best friend. Instead of the soul mate promised one Halloween ghoul after another appears at her door until Cowboy Bill.
Jax Carlson has spent the last year focusing all of his attention on starting his own business. Hiring Lila Maxell over the Internet as his project manager was the final piece to his prefect plan. Set to open for business in three days, Jax plans on spending a couple of days on his boat relaxing. However, his friend Erik has a different idea – a speed dating Halloween party.
Jax has spent the night plotting the best revenge possible for Erik until Sally opens the door. The woman dressed in the pale lavender Harem costume ignites a fire that Jax thought was impossible without the aid of his formulated dating list.
After a night of mind blowing sex, Lila sneaks out before they exchange real names believing it was no more than a one-night stand.
Lila’s first day is full of surprises, the biggest being Cowboy Bill is actually her new boss, Jax Carlson. She thinks keeping her hormones in check while convincing Jax that love doesn’t follow a formula is complication enough until she learns the participants of the All Treats speed dating event are being killed.
AND NOW….the cover
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It’s it great???? Michelle at WLF Book Promotions did it.
AND the hook….

Walking into her bedroom, Lila froze mid-stride. On her bed was a knife coated with blood and small plastic number five. The glass slipped from her hand and fell to the floor, spraying her foot and leg with red wine.

 

It will be available for pre-order September 26th and live on October 16.

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#MFRWhooks

Welcome!!!! Have a doughnut 🙂

This week is from A Mermaid’s Wish… I’ve posted from this book a couple of times but ‘live’!!!!  Excuse me while I happy doughnut dance around the room.

Just in case this your first time hooking… A Mermaid’s Wish has this amazing cover ~

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Blurb: 

Aislynn gives up her position in Neptune’s court for the chance to experience human emotions. Especially passion.  Before her wish is fulfilled, she finds herself the target of a serial killer.

 

Hook:

Aislynn’s role as a negotiator for Neptune’s court had taught her to divide and conquer. Scott wanted her to work up an entire professional pitch for saving Camille’s homeland and she needed to get Finley to fall in love with her. The computer hummed as Aislynn clicked her way from website to website.

For the campaign to save the land sprit’s homeland Aislynn knew she would need to prove how doing so would improve profits. While the movement to become more environmentally aware was gaining support, the bottom dollar still ruled. She outlined two of her strongest ideas and requested back-up material from several organizations.

Excitedly, she switched over to finding ways to make Finley fall in love with her. She read several articles describing love, how to know if a man loves you, and twenty foolproof ways to make a man fall helplessly in love with you.

And we all know that what we find on the internet is true and excellent advice 😉

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#MFRWhooks – A simple kiss…maybe

Hey Hey everyone, thanks for coming by this week for…

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I’m super super excited … I mean today is better than calorie free doughnuts – okay maybe not.

But I’m stillllll realllly excited. For this week’s hook, I’m feature my new release and do a cover reveal… and the cover is amazing! I want to thank Lea at Glowing Moon Designs for the amazing cover (here’s her link if you are in need of ANY cover art stuff – she’s amazing)

And now for the cover….

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Isn’t it sooooo purdy??? I loves it!!!!

 

 

So what story/hook belongs to this great cover????

 

 

 

 

 

BLURB:

Aislynn is a mermaid who has watched humans from afar for thousands of years.  A negotiator for Neptune, she wonders what it would be like to feel anything but especially passion the humans do when they have sex. Mermaids can’t feel emotions of any kind and hot sex is one of those experiences she wishes for.  When the opportunity to become a human – temporarily – presents itself, she takes it.

Finley McCormock is a hard-core, tough as nails divorce attorney who represents rich women leaving their husbands. He has no time to do pro-bono environmental work like his colleagues or to fall in love himself. Why bother? He knows how marriages end.  But, his new housekeeper, as odd as she is, gives him a hard on he has to take care of.  The good news is Aislynn seems more than happy to oblige. She is his sexual fantasy come true, from the mid-day office visit that includes a spanking session to the trip to Trinker’s Sex Toys. Aislynn is willing to try anything.

But, when Aislynn’s past catches up with her, Finley will have to decide if his attraction for Aislynn goes further than the surface of the water. Does he really want to get in deep with his mermaid?

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Hook:

“Huh.” Aislynn pulled back.  “I thought a kiss would spark more reaction than a bruise.” Disappointment filled her face causing her brows to knit together. “Maybe it’s you. Do woman usually feel emotions when they kiss you? Do kisses only work with certain males? Should we try it again?”

Finley drew in a shaky breath, too bad such a sexy woman and totally crazy. He knew of no law forbidding the kissing of a mentally instable person but on the humanity scale it was well below slimy. “Let me contact the police for you.”  He placed his hands on her shoulders and with regret pushed her back creating a space between them.

“Why?” She shook her head. “I have no need for your law enforcement. I’m not so dissatisfied with your kiss I wish to see you placed in jail.” Standing, she smiled. “Good bye. Thank you for sharing pain with me and an emotionless kiss.”

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You want to do WHATTTTT

Welcome to Book Hooks…

I’ve read books where the best hook is a character…just what the heck are they going to do next…In Behind the Mask with Jolene, I created a character that deals with the shadow of her mother, faces her insecurities, and is still willing to chase her dream. She’s complex yet simple. She’s my favorite character that I’ve ever created.

In Jolene’s words….To say she had a love life would be stretching the definition to a very gray area. She could count the lovers she’d had on one hand and have enough fingers left over to finger knit a scarf.

BUT then this happened!!!!

“Would you like to use my cell phone to call her? Tell her that you will be spending the night.” He reached for a strawberry. His eyes never left her as he dipped the lush red fruit into the bubbling chocolate. Her entire body shook with hunger as she opened her mouth and sucked the fruit in.

Blurb:

Keegan Ames takes a pro-bono job helping a non-profit design a family nature reserve. A quick week of feel good work. Or so he thinks.
Jolene Rawmen’s dream is about to come true. A family nature reserve named after the foster mother who changed Jolene’s life and gave her hope as a child.
The masquerade ball is a fund raiser. Jolene goes hoping to secure the remaining donations needed for the reserve. As Cinderella, she finds Prince Charming. Who is anything but a story book prince. He opens a new world for Jolene. A world of amazing sex. A world Jolene isn’t prepared to delve in.
Besides coming to terms with the sex games Keegan has introduced her to, she must fight to save her dream, stop a serial killer, and try not to fall in love with Prince Charming.

The Office Seduction box set is available at Amazon…here’s the link…
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Writer’s Wednesday

I’m still working on pre-writing/brain storming for my story – Love Blinds – yup got a title 🙂 This week, I added a snapshot of a scene that sets the relationship between Marchesa (the heroine) and Derek (her demon handler – bad guy). Samuel (hero) has just asked her to go away with him. He’s hoping if he can get Marchesa to himself for a few days he can make see it’s possible to leave. Only Derek shows up…and wham…

This is in the beginning of the story before Samuel realizes the depth of the hold Derek has on Marchesa. The scene is also to give the reader a clear understanding of why she isn’t just leaving with Samuel. That she’s not too stupid to live but the stakes are HIGH…

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This add was the next in the magazine. I like “A new way to Face (clearly I added every day). As Samuel is offering her this by ‘just letting go’ and ‘coming to a beach all our own’ Eye’s across the top are just something I had in my bag of goodies and since eyes are the key theme and have been featured on all the pages up to this…I added them. I wrote the snapshot on the bird paper as a challenge of a way to add them to the scene.

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I did remove three pages to get to the second page of this week’s prompt. I liked this because again her eyes are a focus. I also like the A fragrance to seduce the senses at the bottom under my add. I feel this needs more but as right now I’m not sure what… 

So far I’ve enjoyed this form of brain storming, it has led to some interesting twist in the development.

What are some unique brain storming/pre-writing things you have done?

Writer’s Wednesday

I’m continuing my using/recycling a magazine into a writing prompt. Last week was vague as I just started to brain storm but this week I felt the story coming together some what. I came up with the character’s names. I narrowed the premise down a bit… Samuel(my hero) is catching Marchesa (my heroine). She’s running because she can’t trust Samuel enough to risk her daughter’s life. I haven’t really found an angle with Marchesa’s eyes that I’m thrilled with yet…

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There is a secret obsession which I haven’t developed yet but I fell in love with the idea… the rest I’ve talked about

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Time is going to be a major factor in this story. Marchesa’s time is running out… why I haven’t developed yet but she’s desperate…. she needs to make sure her daughter is safe and she bring herself to trust Samuel.

These pages followed the those of last week. Next week my goal is to do 4 pages of prompts. Now that I’ve developed some basic blocks, I’m excited to continue to use this as food for my plot bunny.