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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Guest Post: The Pros and Cons of Dating a Sex Demon by Sephina

Welcome Sephina from Addictions of a Sex Demon to my blog: 

The Pros and Cons of Dating a Sex Demon by Sephina (character guest post),

Hiya. My names Sephina. That’s (Sef-ee-nah). Don’t ask what that means because my mom doesn’t remember. My mom was never around anyway. But that’s far too depressing to rehash now. I’m more of a party now and dig out all the old bones never kind of demoness. Let’s talk dating. Sex Demon dating.

My kind are very high-maintenance. I’m not talkin’ put a umbrella in my troll tears cocktail, but in a I need climax to survive kind of way. You know how you get cranky when you’re not getting any. Well, I die. On that note, here’s my list of pros and cons of dating a sex demon.

Pro: We are very, very skilled in the arts of the bed. The floor, the table, the wall, the dungeon, the, well, let’s just say wherever you can manage to get dirty, we do it in a very, very enjoyable way.

Con: The “headache” just doesn’t work with us. If you claim this, you’ll likely either face a persuasive tongue lashing or get dumped in minus 5 seconds.

Pro: Did I mention the tongue lashing part?

Con: If you haven’t hit the gym in a while, you might need to start, because we go at it…well, constantly. If you’ve never dated a sex demon before, prepare for nights an nights of quivering thighs.

Pro: Hottest get fit regime ever.

Con: We tend to be man-whores and skanks. I myself was deviously promiscuous until I found, well, you’ll meet him when you read Addictions of a Sex Demon.

Pro: Most demons smell absolutely rank. Part of our nature is to smell absolutely delicious so as to attract more possible mates.

Con: If you’re the jealous kind, get over it quick, because your sex demon will be the desire of half the town. See Pro #1 ;)

I may be biased, but I’m pretty sure the pros outweigh the cons. Just ask my man Axel. After all, I was a hot mess when he found me. But clearly I’ve done something to win his heart. If you haven’t met my sister Zahra yet, her man actually had a vendetta against sex demons. Seriously, he was kind of a psychopath. And now look, I’ve never seen two beings so in love.

So go forth…and get some.

Tap into your inner sex demon.


XOXO Sephina
Be sure to check out the rest of the Addictions of a Sex Demon book tour - http://atastyread.blogspot.com/p/tasty-book-tours.html

Jaye and her publisher, Beachwalk Press, have generously offered to giveaway an ecopy of Addictions of a Sex Demon. Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Young Adult Paranormal Hop

I write adult paranormal, but I also love YA paranormal, and plan on writing a YA paranormal at some point (under my Angelia Almos pen name). So, I'm gonna talk about another writer's young adult paranormal romances. I recently started reading Courtney Rene's books and have found them to be fun page turners which I don't want to put down until I reach The End. If you haven't checked out Courtney Rene's books, here's a peek at them. A Howl in the Night features a girl learning she's a shape shifting wolf. The Shadow Dancer series is about a girl learning she's a shadow walker and a princess of another realm. Engaging characters and lots of twists in Courtney's books keep you turning the pages.


For the hop, I've decided to give away a $5 Amazon giftcard. Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Now Booking Tasty Review Tour for MAFIA SECRET

My book, Mafia Secret, is heading out on a review tour from April 29 - May 10th. If you're interested in receiving a free copy of Mafia Secret in exchange for an honest review please contact Tasty Book Tours.


Friday, February 15, 2013

Master of the Inn Book Tour - Giveaway

Master of The Inn
Ella Jade

The Pleasure Inn series launches with Master of the Inn. This is book one in a multi-book series that centers on Pleasure Inn and the couples who spend a weekend indulging in their fantasies. The first book introduces us to Logan and Elyse and we learn how the inn came to be. Each book to follow will feature a new couple but the reader will be able to keep up with Logan and Elyse's relationship as they progress. The books can be read out of order but Master of the Inn sets the stage.


Blurb

Pleasure Inn… Where all of your fantasies become reality.

Executive chef Elyse Clapton has had it with city life. She’s spent the last few years building her cheating boyfriend’s trendy New York City restaurant into a success. When their relationship ends, so does her desire to be in his kitchen. She flees to a quaint inn she remembers visiting as a child. She gets more than she bargains for when she meets the sexy, reclusive inn keeper.

Handyman Logan Cole inherited Pleasure Inn against his wishes. Ever since he got caught up in a scandal involving another man’s wife, he keeps to himself – finding solace in a bottle. He didn’t realize how lonely he’d become until Elyse shows up on his porch. He’s instantly drawn to her and convinces her to stay at the Bed and Breakfast.

Elyse comes to town looking for a getaway. She never expects to fall for Logan. It doesn’t take her long to believe the inn’s motto. Logan’s dominance in the bedroom makes all of her fantasies a reality.

Book One in the Pleasure Inn Series
Available now-
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AWJ88XA
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/master-of-the-inn-ella-jade/1114063201?ean=2940016166667
http://www.allromanceebooks.com/storeSearch.html


Excerpt

A light came on in an upstairs window indicating someone was there. Elyse walked up the front steps and tried the handle, but it was locked. Just as she reached for the bell, the door flew open and a large, muscular figure appeared. The old screen door and the absence of lighting in the foyer concealed his face.

“Hi,” Elyse said. “I was driving by and wondered if you had any vacancies.”

“Here?”

“This is an inn, isn’t it?”

“It hasn’t been for over four years.” He turned on the porch light. “I thought everyone in this town knew that.”

His disheveled appearance made her think he wasn’t planning on entertaining visitors. His dark, thick hair looked as if he’d run his fingers through it causing it to stand on end. He hadn’t bothered to button his faded blue jeans or put on a shirt before coming downstairs. Elyse couldn’t help but notice how his well-defined abs disappeared into his waistband.

“I’m sorry.” She moved away from the entrance. “I’m intruding.”

“No.” He stepped out onto the porch in his bare feet. “I just didn’t expect anyone out here at this time of the night.”

“I drove from the city. I thought I might stay the night. I used to come here as a kid.” She looked past his shoulder into the foyer. She saw a fresh stack of wood in the corner and several cans of paint. “Are you renovating?”

“Trying to.” He nodded. “It’s a work in progress.”

She caught a wave of alcohol on his breath.

 “Are you just passing through?”

“I’m not sure. I just needed to get away and I remembered how perfect this place always was.”

“Yeah,” he looked over his shoulder. “Not so much anymore.”

“What happened?”

“My uncle owned the place, but he couldn’t keep up with the maintenance. He and my aunt retired and left it to me. It’s just been sitting vacant since then. It needed a ton of work. I didn’t realize how much until I actually started ripping things out.”

“How long have you been renovating?”

“A little over six months.”

 “Well, thanks for your time. Maybe I’ll visit when you’re finished,” She smiled encouragement, but disappointment filled Elyse’s heart at the thought of not staying there. “Good luck with the renovations.”

When she turned to leave, he stopped her with a hand on her shoulder. “Wait.”

When she turned, his ice blue eyes held her gaze. The intensity there made her stomach flutter. It should have been a warning sign to run fast and far, but her body responded in other ways. The sensation he created from just one touch coursed through her system, landing straight between her legs.

Oh my…

“For the past few months I’ve been renovating the third floor. If I’m going to live here and run this place, I wanted my rooms to be done first before I started on the rest of the inn. There are two bedrooms up there; both have private bathrooms. You could stay if you want.”

“That’s very nice of you, but—”

“Your room has a lock.”

As if that would keep you out. You have the keys.

“I’m not ready to have guests yet, so I wouldn’t charge you.”

“I couldn’t, but thank you.”

“You drove all this way to Pleasure Inn. There isn’t another place for miles. Spend the night and then you can leave in the morning.”

She wasn’t familiar with the surrounding area and the drive had made her tired. What if she couldn’t find another place to spend the night?

“I don’t blame you for being cautious.” He shrugged. “You do what your gut tells you: but you’re more than welcome to stay here.”

She stared into his deep eyes for a few moments. She’d left the city to get away and forget about the disaster of a relationship with Phillip. She’d done nothing but work for years. She hadn’t been to a restaurant or on a vacation in months. She was too busy cooking for others. Would one night in a beautiful Victorian inn be so bad? How could it be, especially when the inn keeper looked like a goddamned Calvin Klein model?

“I’ll stay on one condition.”

“Sure.”

“You have to tell me your name.”
“Oh.” He ran his fingers through his hair and smiled for the first time since greeting her. “Forgive my manners. I’m Logan Cole.” He extended his hand to her.

“Nice to meet you, Logan,” She said properly as she shook his hand. “I’m Elyse Clapton.”

“Welcome to Pleasure Inn, Ms. Clapton.” He dipped his head as he held the door open for her. “Where all of your fantasies become reality.”

***

Look for the next book in the series, Indulging the Professor due out March 2013.

About Ella

Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her, and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBook industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can't be stopped.

Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young boys. When she's not chasing after her kids, she's busy writing, attending PTO meetings, kickboxing, and scrapbooking. She hopes you'll get lost in her words.

She loves connecting with readers. You can find her here…
http://ellajadeauthor.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ella-Jade-Author/186959391390708?ref=hl





Ella is offering ONE DIGITAL COPY OF MASTER OF THE INN to a randomly drawn commenter throughout the tour. Leave a comment below for your chance to win. 

To check out her other stops on the Book Tour go to: http://www.tastybooktours.com/Master-of-the-Inn.html.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tasty Book Tours

Looking for a little more content for your blog?

A blogger friend of mine has recently started up a book tour company - Tasty Book Tours.

You can sign up as a tour host and participate as often as you are comfortable. She is primarily booking romance book tours right now, but I know she plans on adding more genres. I believe all genres are welcome.

You can participate in Release Day Blasts, Blurb Tours, Excerpt Tours, Guest/Interview Posts, and Reviews (you get free books with that one). 

She's running a giveaway for referring a blog to sign up. So, if you're interested please be sure to mention my name. Thanks. :-)

Go to this link to sign up to host: http://tastybooktours.blogspot.com/2013/02/refer-tour-host-giveaway.html

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Guest Post: Secrets of the Sky with Jaye Shields

Please welcome Jaye Shields to my blog: 
 
An Obsession with Flying 


Hey there, I’m Jaye Shields. My latest book in the Immortals in Alameda series, Secrets of the Sky, is centered around one of my favorite characters, Sparrow Reed. If you don’t know already (and haven’t read Secrets of the Fog) Sparrow has a back full of tattoos. Each tattoo is of a bird because her family (a coven of wiccans) gifted her with an enchantment when she was born with the ability to take the form of any bird tattoo she accrues. Her very first came upon her birth, a magical marking of a Sparrow, which was how she got her name. 


Sparrow loves to fly and so do I. I thought I’d share a little bit of what we have in common. Well, first of all, I’ll admit that as of this moment, I have zero tattoos. It’s just never worked out. What we do have in common, is that I spend hours flying. I cut through the clouds and smile down upon bright blue lakes and snow-capped mountains. The only difference between Sparrow and I is our wings. While she may have feathers, I have props and feather-light metal. That’s right, I’m a flight attendant.


All my life I’d wanted two things; to be a published author and write about incredible adventures and romantic happily ever afters, and to be a flight attendant. I grew up obsessed with the industry since my aunt was a flight attendant and my uncle was an airline captain. Like Sparrow, I’m a people person. I love traveling, but also, I love inviting people to my party. My plane is my realm and I control weather people leave happy or not. I may not have magic within me like Sparrow, but I do believe a smile works wonders, and I love leaving people enchanted when they leave my plane.


So the next time you fly. Think of me, and think of Sparrow.

And tell the person sitting next to you on the plane to buy our story! J


XOXO Jaye

P.S. The first passenger to ask for my autograph instead of a pillow gets a kiss. 


Friday, February 8, 2013

Heartbreaker Blog Hop


I don't tend to think of my heroes as being heartbreakers, but Marco Santo from Mafia Secret probably falls under that category. Though he doesn't intend to break the heroine's heart - his actions very much devastate her. As with many heartbreakers, he then does some suitable groveling as well as proving his devotion to win her back. 


Lessa Noelle grew up never knowing she was the illegitimate daughter of a mafia king pin. After his murder, she finds herself a surprise heiress immersed in the dangerous world of organized crime with only the guidance of Marco Santo her father’s second in command to help her.

Marco searches for her father’s killer and tries to keep the realities of his life from touching her. An uneasy attraction blossoms between the two. An already dangerous situation turns volatile when a killer turns his attention to Lessa.

 
 
I'm giving away a $5 Amazon giftcard and an ecopy of Mafia Secret to one lucky winner. This is an international giveaway. Use the Rafflecopter below to enter my giveaway.


Now for the Grand Prizes for the Heartbreaker Hop!

You need to leave a comment below with your email address to be entered in the grand prize giveaway for the entire hop. The first two grand prizes are international. The third grand prize is for US residents only. You can enter as often as you want by checking the linky list below for other blogs participating in the hop.


1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

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