Thursday, March 31, 2011

Two Blurbs and Contract News

No release date yet, but just signed the contract with Dreamspinner to publish One More Wish by this summer. You met my heroes, Benny and Curtis, in One Wild Wish, and they've been asking me for their own story ever since. For fans of Rory and Jared, you'll get to catch up with them as well. :) Here's the blurb:

Benny Oshiro was having the time of his life at the private gig he'd gotten for his band One Wish...up until he was assaulted and kidnapped by their former manager. When his knight in shining armor ends up turning furry during the rescue, Benny knows he should reconsider his attraction to the hunky shifter. But whatever else Curtis is, Benny has never had anyone look at him with such want before. Want he can't help but return.

Curtis Salinas knew the moment he saw Benny that he was his mate...or as his alpha put it, a possible mate. But the timing is all off, and when Curtis uncovers a long-held family secret, he finally understands that he can't possibly pursue Benny until he leashes the beast within. His first time with a human, one he loves, is not the time to test his newly developing control.

But outside forces are at work, threatening exposure of their clan and harm to their would-be mates. When Benny is kidnapped a second time, the clock is ticking, and Curtis realizes the enemy he is searching for is only half of the problem. To have a secure and happy future, he must also face down his doubts and claim Benny for his own.


Stranger in Black will be coming out on May 22nd at Amber Quill Press. Here's that blurb as well, hot off the presses:

Christian wants closure on his relationship with a closeted cheater, so he dons a disguise to see the evidence for himself. He attends the annual masquerade ball on the arm of his friend, looking for the Stranger in Black. But when he finds him, the farewell encounter in a back room doesn’t quite go as planned…

Jarrod goes undercover, wearing the black and gold mask to ferret out “Chris”—the “other woman” his best friend’s fiancĂ© is fooling around with. He isn’t prepared for his reaction to the sexy vision in the white gown…especially since he’s gay.

It’s not the unmasking that exposes their dual deception, but the gloves—and the pants—coming off. Now Christian and Jarrod need to work together to protect the innocent party in all of this. And along the way, they just might become more than strangers.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Back from my trip... Cute Disney couple

Back home today and missing the atmosphere and sun of So Cal already. Had an awesome time.

More later, but for now, here's an adorable couple who was cuddling and smooching in line in front of us at the Matterhorn: Eric and Nicholas, according to their matching monogrammed Mickey ears. Awww....

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Destination Disney...SoCal Here We Come

Off on our spring break trip tomorrow, and of course we'll have to pay a call on the Mecca that is Disneyland before heading down to San Diego. Aladdin's still enjoying its run at the Hyperion, so thought I'd get in the zone...

And I know someone will ask...yes, I'm taking my computer. :P

Hope everyone has a fun and safe spring break! Tell me, what are your plans??

Friday, March 11, 2011

I Love Pleasing My Men... fact, made two of my men very happy last night...

Finished the sequel to one of my books and gave the two secondary characters their own story. I'm pretty sure I'm not giving much away when I say it has a happy ending. Le sigh.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Release Day for Spring Training...Plus, Giveaway Winners Announced

It's finally here, the day I've been waiting for, for over a year! Release day for the fourth (but actually first) Seasoned Women story, Spring Training. :)

This was a special one to me, dedicated to two fabulous women in my life:

With love to my real life inspirations:
Teresa, who showed courage, humor, and energy in raising her twins from such a young age. You did great, little mama. Hope you like my Alex and Em.
And Theresa, the biggest baseball fan I know, with a four-pack of boys and a donated kidney—endlessly positive and energetic. I’m truly blessed to have you for a sister-in-law.

Thanks to everyone who entered my contest, and without further ado, here are the winners:

Congrats to Rho and Leilani! Contact me at to arrange your prizes! :)

And here's a hot little excerpt from Spring Training for you all:

“I gotcha,” he promised, and found his way under her shirt. She gave a smile as he paused and sucked in a breath as he discovered her braless state. Every touch and slide of his hand against her bare skin was heavenly and her nipples were like cut diamonds, almost painful as they begged for soothing.

Humming with pleasure, she undulated against him as he plucked and teased her breasts, alternately cupping then running his palm over their curve. Surging against her ass, he met her rhythm and she finally needed to take more. She flipped halfway over, onto her back, leaving her body open to his whims while allowing her access to his own zipper.

She glanced up, arrested by the heated look on his handsome face as they worked together to open his jeans. Unimpeded by underwear—oh gads, he goes commando?—his cock sprang out into her palm as if dying for her touch. Silky warmth over steel, she closed her fingers around him as he delved into her jeans and found her slick centre.

“Ahh,” she gasped as he used her own juices to make his pass over her clit almost unbearably perfect, and she quickly licked her palm with as much spit as she could manage and returned her hand to his hot erection as he took her mouth in a torrid kiss.

Both of them were on edge from the dancing and the foreplay, and Teri knew it wouldn’t take long for him to bring her over the top, not with his knowing, demanding touch. Just what she needed. She strove for the pinnacle, working her hand over his cock as she arched into his touch. Milking pre cum from the head, using it to help her gliding grip, she writhed helplessly, wantonly and panted into his mouth.

The continuous groan emanating from his throat suddenly cut off then intensified as the length in her hand grew impossibly harder. Then the warmth spilled over her hand. She tensed and was there with him, tossing her head back as she crested and peaked. Aaron’s mouth stilled on hers but didn’t move away as they shared the moment of bliss while sharing their very breath as they floated in descent.

Teri opened her eyes—when had she closed them?—and Aaron was watching her with a pleased and utterly sated expression, his handsome face almost slack with repletion other than the slight smile quirking one corner of his luscious lips. As she held his gaze, she raised her hand and ran her tongue along the side of her finger, gathering his come for a taste. His eyebrows shot up, but he recovered quickly as he gave her tender clit one last unbearable stroke before bringing his own finger up to lave of her essence.

Then they were both laughing and kissing, and Teri burrowed into his chest, not able to get close enough. She heaved a contented sigh.

“Wow.” Aaron chest rumbled under her with his voice. “Haven’t made out on the couch like that in years. That was fun. Like being a teenager again.”

“That wasn’t that long ago for you. Wait’ll you get to my age,” she scolded, feeling a bit put out at the reference to age right that minute.

Aaron gave her a hard hug. “Hey. Quit being so hung up on age, will ya? I can’t help when I was born.”

Spring Training is now available at Total-E-Bound.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Book Giveaway Contest, and a one year wait is almost over!

Okay, now those of you who have been around for a while are probably rubbing their hands together saying...oh, I've got this one! And to you, I say NO, it's not that easy--I'm not having the "name this baseball player" contest again. I'll freely admit this is Gabe Kapler. Just for the record, I think Eyre and Jase won that one last year. I wanted to put him up again because, well, look at him... Oh, and I'm setting the mood... Not for that! For my post!

You see, it was last winter after the holidays that I had a story pop into my head, about a baseball-loving mom who get involved with her son's teammate. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I had more than one "older woman, younger guy" story in my mind. Thus was born my Seasoned Women series.

My first story was the baseball one, Spring Training. However, due to a scheduling snafu, it wasn't able to be released as originally planned last spring. It was written over a year ago and was edited a LONG time ago, so it was with shock that I realized, wow, it's March and ST will finally be coming out on Monday!

BLURB: With two diverging careers on the line, Teri and Aaron are torn between the right thing to do...and what feels so right to them.

With a son who's played since he could walk, Teri lives, eats and breathes baseball. She was almost more excited than Emery when his invitation to a minor league team's training camp came. But excited doesn't begin to describe her reaction to Em's new mentor, Aaron Reynolds. A spring fling? Just the ticket.

Fighting a chronic injury, Aaron is biding his time until he can return to the majors. Being assigned a mixed-up rookie to babysit is fine with him, especially one that come with a sassy, sexy camp follower like Teri. But he soon finds he has his hands full...trying to keep Emery on the straight and narrow...and trying to keep his liason with Teri strictly physical.


So here's the contest: Simply comment on this post by Noon ET, Monday, March 7th, and indicate which of these two separate drawings you are interested in:
I will draw a winner for each of the two contests on Monday afternoon, so comment with your choice now! Optional, what is your favorite thing about spring? Good luck!