Saturday, June 30, 2018

Saturday Tina Donahue Mastering the Beast #MFRWAuthor #New Release #MFRWauthor

Mastering the Beast (Taming the Beast Book 3)

(Taming the Beast РBook 3 РM̩nage & More)

by Tina Donahue


June 5 Release

Series Blurb:

Magic has never been as sexy or as fun. In New Orleans’ French Quarter From Crud to Stud is the makeover service for supernatural beings who want to tame their beasts so they can date mortal babes. Owned by a half-witch and staffed by a good fairy, a reformed female demon, and a voodoo priestess—among others—the place is always hopping. There’s moonlight therapy for weres, aversion therapy to keep vamps from sinking their fangs in anyone’s neck, and no end of spells, potions, and treatments. These ladies definitely put the boys through their paces. But it’s not all work as they search for their one true love. Their journeys aren’t easy, but they’re definitely magical.

Mastering the Beast Blurb:

Surrendering is the only option she desires...

No one believes that under the tough attitude and schoolgirl fashion sense, reformed demon Zoe burns for a man, love and sex. She keeps those urges on ice and well hidden. She sold her soul for a guy once, and all it got her was a one-way ticket to Hell.

Her job, keeping supernatural creatures in line at From Crud to Stud, is all work and no play. Until she’s saddled with a trio of new enforcers who ooze so much sexual heat she’s afraid to be on the same planet with them.

Stefin, Anatol, and Taro try to contain their laughter as their adorable new boss tries to lay down the law. Apparently, no one told her they don’t take orders. They give them. And they’re determined to smooth her rough edges and tame her beast with acts so wanton they’ll make her scream—for more.

Talk about all hell breaking loose. Surrender won’t come easily, but given their devilish charm and her aching need, her journey to submission is one done deal.


Contains an unholy trio of demons who don’t like to take turns. Break room…snacking. After-hours…training sessions. In other words, a sensual ride on the pleasure express. Features m/f/m/m sex in every flavor except vanilla. Bring. It. On.

About Tina:

Tina is an Amazon and international bestselling novelist who writes romance for every taste – ‘heat with heart’ – for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic novels were Readers' Choice Award winners. Another three were named finalists in the EPIC competition. One of her erotic contemporary romances was chosen Book of the Year at the French review site Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for one of her erotic romances. Two of her titles received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. Another two won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Friday Tina Donahue 's new release Wicked Design #MFRWauthor #new release

Wicked Design (Wicked Brand)

Wicked Design
(Wicked Brand – Book 4 – Erotic Contemporary)

by Tina Donahue


June 5 Release

Series Blurb:

South Florida just got a helluva lot steamier… During the day, the staff at Wicked Brand makes ink dreams a reality for their appreciative clients. After hours, this naughty crew engages in sensual delights as wild as the designs they’re selling. Their motto? Nothing forbidden. Nothing held back.

Wicked Design Blurb:

Handcuffs and trouble…

Clover wants Van Gogh. Bad. He's the hottest ink artist at Wicked Brand and makes her blood race. Trouble is, he hasn't noticed her. She's determined to change that. Starting with letting him get under her skin—literally. But then the tattoo consultation goes a little deeper than expected.
In a night of wicked hot fun, she brings out his sexy beast. Talk about a major transformation. Soon they're sneaking into the shop after hours to play with his chair and breaking in his new handcuffs. But when their differences start to arise, she's not sure where all this hot sex will lead...

About Tina:

Tina is an Amazon and international bestselling novelist who writes romance for every taste – ‘heat with heart’ – for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic novels were Readers' Choice Award winners. Another three were named finalists in the EPIC competition. One of her erotic contemporary romances was chosen Book of the Year at the French review site Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for one of her erotic romances. Two of her titles received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. Another two won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Thursday's Third Scene The Aries Libra Connection #MFRWauthor #BWL Publishing #Medical #nurses #romance

The heat of the August sun caused a trickle of sweat to run down Jenessa’s back. As she threw her practice pitches, she watched Sam Gray and a tall, blond man approach. He put a can on the grass. She felt his appraising stare and tamped an urge to ask what his problem was.
     “Play ball.” The home plate umpire’s call interrupted her thoughts. She stepped on the mound and prepared her first pitch.
     The first two innings were scoreless. She stepped to the plate in the bottom of the third. The first three pitches were high and wide. “Put one across.”
     The pitcher hurled. Jenessa tapped a liner off the end of the bat. The opposing pitcher bobbled the ball. Jenessa streaked past first and dove for second.
     She bounced to her feet. “You’re blind. I was safe.”
     “Out,” he repeated.
     Megan, he’s not for me, she thought. As she walked away, she dusted her shirt. Her braid slapped against her back. A few feet from first base, she turned. “Safe.”
     For a moment, she thought he intended to continue the discussion. She felt his gaze on her back and grinned. Sparring with him at the bargaining table could be fun.
     In the seventh and final inning, the other team scored two runs. Jenessa rallied her team. “We can’t let them win. Nan, Simone, just get on and I’ll bring you in.”
     They walked. She strode to the plate and connected with the first pitch. The ball soared over the heads of the outfielders. She trotted past first. “I was safe.”


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wednesday Affinities Confrontations #MFRWHooks #MFRWauthor #BWL publishing #Fantasy #Young adult

Affinities: Confrontations

My offering today is a fantasy for young adults and all ages. Join me and other great authors and explore some new reads here

BLURB: Ash, Bran, Ky and Jay along with their friends have now mastered their affinities. They now control their ability to use Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The time has come for them to face Dom Senet and He Who Walks with Evil. They have learned a disturbing fact. He Who Walks With Evil is able to exchange an old body for a new one. Dom Senet wishes to obtain the secret and he is willing to sacrifice even his own son to gain this power. The four sets of companions set off to rid the doms and domas of Dom Senet’s bonds and to defeat the two evil men. Can they or will they become pawns to evil

May 11, 2016

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tuesday's Writer's Tip - A Bit more about Dialogue #MFRWAuthor #BWL Publishing #Writing #Dialogue

Alone with the kinds of dialogue, one thing to be aware of is tags. If you're reading a play, the name of the character speaking is written but when you're reading a book, you need to know who is speaking. Said and asked are the most common tags. She said. He asked. That sort of thing. There are other words that can be used and some that might make a reader shake their head. He postulated.  She grunted. You don't really grunt words. One of the ones I've seen is She hissed. Unless there are a lot of s words, hissing them would be difficult.

Letting a reader know who is speaking can be done in other ways. By using a character's action or reaction. Mary crossed toward him. "What are you doing here?"  John scowled. "I don't get what you're talking about. Using these actions or reactions identifies the speaker and shows a bit of what they are doing.

Another thing some writers do is use adverbs to get across a bit of color to the person's speech. "I don't believe a word you've said,"Mary said haughtily. "Go away," he said glumly.This is all right but showing is more effective. Mary's eyes iced. "I don't believe a word you said." His lips turned down and he lowered his eyes. "Go away."

Another thing is avoid are soliloquities. This is where a person goes on and on making the dialogue into a paragraph or more." What happens here is the reader forgets what the character is talking about. Break these long bits apart with some kindof action or reaction by the listener.

Now a word about dialect. Use this sparingly. I once read a book by a favorite author that I put aside because the characters were so heavily into dialect that I had to stop and puzzle the meaning of every conversation.

Next week, I'll give a check list for you to use when revising the dialogue in your story.


Monday, June 25, 2018

Meandering on Monday with Janet Lane Walters #MFRWAuthor #BWL Publishing #Poem #Arthoritis

Meander 1 Poem - Clown's Tears -

Painted face - Painted face
Mashed with emotionless
Hidden feelings. Frozen smile
The clown's tears fall
Slowly one by one
As the petals slowly drop
From a flower that is dying
His hands are mittened
And do not rise
To wipe away the tears.
He stands and sheds
The tears of a love in ending

Meander 2 _Authoritis - Have I invented a new word. Perhaps. Long ago as a nurse, I had a patient say, "My authoritis is bad today." I knew what he meant but thinking on this made me think of the word he used Authoritis. Now itis is a medical ending to words and the meaning comes to be something like a disease or being infected by. Do authors have this disease. Many do and though they try to cure this condition, it becomes ingrained and they must write every day. Some writers hope to catch the disease but something in them keeps them from pursuing relentlessly. They work when they must. Not sure which condition is worse. But I am deeply infected by Arthoritis.

Meander 3 _ Writing _ continuing to hack at this book and now have nearly four out of the chapters going down fairly easy. There are many to go and the time is winding down until I must be finished. Sure hope I make this on time.


Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sunday's Book The Aries Libra Connection by Janet Lane Walters #MFRWAuthor #BWL Publishing #Medical #romance

The Aries - Libra Connection (Opposites in Love Book 1)

Jenessa is Aries, a nurse, union advocate and likes a good fight. Eric is Libra, Director of Nursing, and believes in compromise.

Can these two find a way to uncover the underhanded events at the hospital? They’re on opposite sides but the attraction between them is strong. She’s a widow who fought to save her husband’s life during a code. She feels guilty because the love she and her husband shared had died before his death. He assisted at the code but he feels guilty since he was the one who was responsible for the short staffing the night her husband died.

Now they face falling in love and trying to solve the problems between the nurse’s union and the president of the hospital’s Board who wants a take over of the hospital by his hospital group. Is their connection strong enough to survive?


Saturday, June 23, 2018

Saturday's Blurb is Book by Andi Ramos #MFRWauthor #Mystery

Gumshoe Girl

Sheagan OHare got more than she bargained for when her newly inherited detective agency lands its first case; a missing person, embezzlement, and murder. Sheagans out to prove she can hang with the pro's, despite the constant reminder of her amateur status from an annoyingly attractive FBI agent, Colin 'Mac' MacEvine, whos forced himself into her life.

How does she feel when an old high school friend hopes to ignite a new romance?

Will she be able to discover if detective work and love can mingle before someone gets hurt?

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Sheagan made a split-second decision to head back to Kinney, Kelley, and Wellstood. It was a long shot, but she felt she had to move on it since there was nothing else to go on.
It was past business hours by the time she parked. She tried the door; it was locked. She peered through the window and saw Ernie collecting his things, so she knocked and watched him shuffle to the door.
“Hi Ernie," Sheagan said, as he unlocked the door.
“Little Miss, are you back so soon?”
“I forgot something upstairs this morning.”
“They are just about closed up. Most everybody is gone. I was just leaving myself.”
“I’ll just be a minute,” Sheagan charmed.
“You promise you won’t be long now?”
“I promise.”
He nodded. “Okay.” He stepped aside and let her in. Ernie looked tired.
“Long day?” she asked.
“They get longer every day.” He managed a weary smile.
She nodded sympathetically and made her quickly way to the elevator, dreading what to say to the receptionist. The doors dinged opened, and Sheagan peeked out from inside the elevator. She didn’t see anyone. Perfect!
She slipped out of the elevator and crept around the corner, then eased her way back to Mary’s cubicle and breathed a sigh of relief as she shook the first file cabinet drawer open. It was full. She took a photo so that she could investigate any company names later, and did the same with the second and third drawers. The fourth was full of office supplies – a box of staples, and full boxes of paper clips, pens, Scotch tape, and more sticky notepads.
She turned her attention to the second file cabinet. It was the same arrangement as the first, with files in the first three drawers. She opened the last drawer, thinking it would also house supplies, but was surprised to see a picture of Mary’s husband and a small, fabric printed handbag.
Sheagan heard a loud voice come from the conference room. She felt a knot in her stomach and slipped the purse on her shoulder, concealing it as best she could with the thick strap of her bag.
The voice grew louder, and there was heavy banging, like someone was pounding on a desk. Nerves got the best of her and Sheagan ducked out of the cubicle and crept down the hallway towards the reception area. Just as she rounded the corner, she crashed into the cleaner, Lewis. A hot chill ran up her spine as he grabbed her shoulders.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Andi Ramos is Friday's Guest #MFRWauthor #WhoSheWasBefore

1. What were you in your life before you became a writer? Did this influence your writing?

Before I became a writer I was a school secretary; I loved working with all the kids. Unfortunately, the 7-3 extremely busy, but tedious day tasks didnt give me much time to think, never mind create. While my past position didnt influence me in my stories, it did give me push to spawn my creativity on the weekends. It was very much like a shaken bottle of soda, by the end of the week my creativity was pent up and on the verge of exploding!

2. Are you genre specific or general? Why? I don't mean genres like romance, mystery, fantasy, etc. There are many subgenres of the above. 

I have been trying to write outside my genre of romantic suspense, but as I write, I inadvertently weave bits of mystery or suspense throughout the romance story. Someday I will succeed in writing outside my genre.

3. Did your reading choices have anything to do with your choice of a genre or genres? 

My leisure reading absolutely influenced my writing, which is probably why I have a hard time writing outside of romantic suspense because that is what I like to read. My writing is very self-indulgent, they are the types of stories I love to read myself.

4. What's your latest release? 

On May 30th I just released my debut novel, Gumshoe Girl. It is a romantic mystery about an amateur sleuth and how she fumbles her way through her first case while trying to prove herself to an attractive FBI agent.

5. What are you working on now? 

 I have a couple of works in progress including the second in the Gumshoe Girl Series. Sheagan will have her work cut out for her as she tries to discover the truth behind alleged serial murders. I also have a new series I am working on called the Escape Series. The first book will be called The Pina Colada Catastrophe.

6. Where can we find you? 

I have a website where you can see my trailer for Gumshoe Girl or check out my blog.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thursday's Third Scene The Amber Chronicles by Janet Lane Walters #MFRWauthor #BWLpublishing #fantasy #shortstories

Emme felt the call in every cell of her body. Resisting made every inch of her skin itch. The call spread to her muscles and they burned. Her bones ached. With tears dripping down her face, she fought until her head throbbed. If she didn’t’ move she feared the center where her powers lodged would ravel. Would the end of her being a witch be her punishment?
     She rose and made her way along the dark tunnel using her fingertips to guide her path through the unlit area.
     When she reached the stairs the pain eased though she moved like a wizened crone.  Steadily she made her way to the throne room where her parents waited. The moment she knelt before the pair the remnants of the pain vanished. Anger pounded as steadily as the beating of her heart.
     Emma raised her head. “I did what I needed to do. He chose her when he should have been mine.”
     Ludena nodded. “He was defective. Like the three before him he chose your sister for her weaker power. If you had searched his mind the way you should have you would have seen and rejected him allowing us to summon another.”
     “There were no more.”
     “Not here.”
     “He was my last chance for love. There will never be a man who loves me.”
     Soldar rested his hands on his thighs. “You are our oldest. In you the power to maintain the world is strong. You are the heir but you let envy, jealousy and anger rule.”
     Emme started to rise but her father gestured her to remain on her knees. "So this world called Amber will die when you and mother fade. What about the people?”
     “As yet they are no concern of yours,” Ludena said. “The punishment for what you have done is banishment. There are lessons you must learn and we send you to a place where they may be learned.”
     “You must conquer your anger,” Soldar said. “Anger has been your downfall. Arrogance is another fault. You must learn to give and not to take. You must realize the meaning of duty.”
     He was right. Emme knew she had used anger as a way of dealing with her sisters. Anger was her friend and how she acted. How could someone change their nature?
     Ludena nodded. “You embrace envy and jealousy as though they were your chosen companions. Such emotions do not a good ruler make.”
     Her father nodded in agreement. “So we must send you away until you learn.”
     For the first time since her summons Emme met their gazes. “Where?”
     “To another world,” Ludena said.
     “I don’t want to go. All I want is a prince to love me.” Anger filled Emme’s voice.
Her father left his chair. “To love you. What about finding a prince you can love?”
“If he loves me I’m sure in time I’ll learn to love him.”
     Ludena shook her head. “To love another doesn’t necessarily mean he will love you. Haven’t you seen what holding yourself aloof has done? You must learn to give.”
     Soldar nodded. “Loving another may mean letting him go.”
     “Love cannot be demanded or commanded.” Ludena’s gaze turned to her spouse.
     In her father’s gaze, Emme saw something that raised envy in her thoughts. Would a man ever look at her with such emotion in his eyes? What she saw in her mother’s confused her. The same light shone there.
     She sighed. “You ask the impossible.”
     “You are a powerful witch,” Ludena said. “Impossible is not a word you should use.” She turned to Soldar. “The time has come.”
     Her parents walked to where she stood. “This is your fate. You leave this world called Amber to seek your love. Every hundred years a portal will open.”
     “What is this portal?”
     “The way to another world,” Ludena said. “If you enter the amber orb of the day of the summer solstice when the moon is full in company with your love, you will return here.”
     Soldar nodded. “If the chosen prince enters alone, the portal will take him to a companion world.”
     “Is there no other way?”
     “Finding the man you love and who loves you is the answer.”
     “As the years pass and I fail will I forget my purpose?” Emme asked.
     “You will remember,” Ludena said.
     “I pray you learn the meaning of love. I pray you find your prince. And if you discover how to love and be loved during one of your awakenings, you can return to the Amber World.” Soldar clasped Ludena’s hand.
     Emme opened her mouth to protest. Her throat muscles tightened making speech impossible.
     Her mother handed her the amber orb. “Take this. Use the power of the gem wisely.”
Emme grasped the gem in her hands. A golden haze encased her. The glow darkened until her parents and the throne room vanished.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wednesday Affinities Searches #MFRWHooks #MFRWauthor #BooksWeLoveLTD #Fantasy #Young adult

Searches (Affinities Book 3 - Young Adult Fantasy, Books We Love)

Join me and other authors and read about some interesting books.
Mine is book 3 of the Affinities series.

Having found a safe place in a tower fortress, the four and their companions set out to find what they need to defeat Dom Senet and He Who Walks With Evil. They divide into three groups. The first group seeks the focus stones that enhance their affinities. The second group looks for the remaining artifacts, the swords, the staffs, the flutes and the scrying bowls. The third group sets out to find those with their affinities to round the groups to four of earth, four water, four air and four fire. Their strength will be needed in the final battle.



The midday sun of the late summer day beamed on the caravan consisting of three Rover wagons, several extra coursers and eight riders. Val tugged off his neck cloth and wiped his sweaty brow. Today he rode as rear guard and used his affinity for Water to search for emotions that spoke of strangers. As yet, the group seemed to be the only travelers for miles.
     He scanned the horizon. The grassy plains stretched to the east and the west of the old rutted road leading toward a distant grove of trees. The forest could hide attackers, but as yet he sensed no unknown enemies.
     The heavy loads stored in the wagons caused the slow progress. Val had to admit Doma Jandia was the best trader he had ever encountered. Not only did they have extra mounts there was enough food and grain to last a month or more along with the tools they needed to repair the abandoned keep. He grinned. They still had credit with the Rovers.
     An outburst of angry emotions impinged on his peace. Val’s hands clenched. Four days of travel beneath a hot sun had brought tempers to the fore, especially from those whose affinity for Fire guided their actions.
     Ky and her courser tore toward him. With one hand she held the reins. The other hand held a raised sword that blazed with flames. Behind her, Zand galloped. His sword showed a plume of fire. “Take that back,” he shouted.
     Val rode toward the pair. “Enough,” he cried. “Dampen those flames. Do you want to set the grass aflame and endanger us all?”
     “She called me a baby,” Zand said.
     Val sucked in a breath. “What did you say to her?”
     “That I was better with a sword.”
     Val nodded. “Since you have been practicing with one since you could hold a blade, how else could you be? I say you’re both acting like children.” In some ways they both were, not only in age but in experience. “Why don’t the pair of you spar after evening meal when Dragen can watch and comment?”
     The flames on Ky’s sword died. She turned to Zand. “A good idea.”
     “Just blades. No flames,” Zand said.
      The pair wheeled and rode off. Val watched them go. Sometimes he wished he could use his affinity for Water to empty a cloud on his friends’ heads. A longing for shade and coolness arose. Would they reach the trees in time to make camp for the night?
     Why were there no farms or villages in this area? Was this part of the highlands? He knew the Rovers’ camp was in the neutral ground between the lowlands and the highlands. How much further must they travel to reach the deserted keep Dragen knew? The abandoned dwelling was to be a refuge where they could learn to use their affinities. This meant another change in his life.
     His thoughts slid to the many times his life had undergone an upheaval. He had no recollection of his mother’s death and few from the years he and his father had lived off the land before joining the Rovers for several seasons. Those days had been ones of learning and of belonging.
     Then his father had been drawn to Cedris. Flashes of memories from the day his father had died at the hands of Dom Senet made Val’s hands shake. He pushed his grief aside and tried to smooth the raw places.
     One area remained abraded. He knew the children who had lived with him in Cedris were safe with the Rovers. They had been his family until his affinity had forced a chasm to separate them.
A shudder rolled through his body. A member of his adopted family had envied his talent. Had that been the reason for Larkea’s betrayal or had her dislike of Geni spurred the angry reaction? Larkea’s actions had resulted in his and Geni’s capture by Dom Senet and had placed all their friends in danger. When he recalled the coldness of the dom’s green eyes, Val felt ill.