Tuesday, December 31, 2013

'Made Whole' Release Countdown ~ 2 Days #eroticromance #paranormal

2 Days before 'Made Whole' Releases.... Preorder is available for the second book in the Willie Krenshaw series...


Renae Gioli isn’t looking for adventure but it finds her in the form of an Italian speaking man named Alexandre DiMassone. The moment she hears his voice in a crappy dive bar she’s entranced. His strange behavior on the dance floor leaves her hot, wanting, and scared.
He’s captivated by her eyes and even as he fights it the vampire can’t help himself. Can he push aside his jaded attitude and embrace what Fate has given him before he loses her? His obsession spells trouble and lust for her. Kidnapping her was never in the cards, but he doesn’t have the willpower to let her walk away.
Rogue vampires, cougar shifters, and more intrude on their time. Can she forgive him for forcing his will on her and changing her entire life in a single bite? His arrogance knows no bounds but she catches a glimpse of the confusion beneath.
A Siren Erotic Romance
Siren Bookstrand:

Excerpt:
Alexandre DiMassone stood in the smoky room, absorbing thoughts and emotions from the fifty-odd patrons milling around the bar. He rested against the wall, hiding in the shadows cast by the sparse lighting. He breathed in the scent of humans and grinned. This was his secret passion. He lived for Friday nights. They allowed him to immerse himself in the stink of humanity. By the end of the night he would select one fromthe masses and make a meal of them, but until then he would enjoy the noise, the smells and the beating hearts of the prey.
His turn to take the small stage approached. From the conversations around him it seemed that many of the females had come to see him perform. He couldn’t help smirking. If they only knew what he was, and how much danger the entire room was in while he stood within the walls. Some days he toyed with the idea of killing all of the humans around him with a single thought just to see if he still could. Or to take control of their minds and march them out into the rain to watch their confusion when he released his hold.
Some days he had to find reasons to get out of bed because of the boredom and lack of reasons to rise. He’d seen them all, tasted them all, and fucked them all. There wasn’t a single experience he hadn’t had already in his almost two thousand years. Nothing touched the cold, disconnected heart that beat slowly in his chest. He couldn’t even remember the last time the organ had raced for anything. Even chasing prey and feeding didn’t matter any longer. He did both to remain alive, but even that was becoming a bore.
He sighed before pulling his guitar from his case. He’d chosen an old Italian lullaby that he’d adapted to an acoustical rock song. The words wouldn’t matter anyway, once he started singing the spell would be cast, and everyone would move by his command, his thoughts. Was it cheating to use his gifts? He used to think so, but when he entered a song nothing else mattered. It was the one time, the one place where he could lose himself for a few moments and feel something. With the emotions came the outpouring of his powers. He wasn’t harming the humans by letting them bask in his control. He wasn’t using it to send them all running into traffic. No, he let them feel the song the way he did, the way music should be felt. They should fall at his feet and worship him for the amount of true living he gave them while he sang.
He took the final step onto the stage and immediately the attention of the building shifted to him. He picked the first chord and began to sing. His eyes closed on their own, his thoughts flowing back through time to his mother and her love of the song. The memory of the smells of Italy, sitting with his mama while she sang to him flowed through his thoughts. The energy inside began to build, his heart opened and he let the energy flow through him into the crowd.
His mind drifted through the short song. He quickly closed off the memories of when the song had meaning, or had been sung to others. Those were too close to the surface when he sang, too easily they could hurt him. He focused on the music and the energy flowing from the crowd to him. When he was finishing the song he opened his eyes and found himself held by the most gorgeous chocolate gaze he’d ever seen. He faltered for a millisecond before catching himself and continuing the last few notes.

Siren Bookstrand:

BTW, did you know that Siren can send books directly to your Kindle? No? Well, here is the link to the instructions

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If you haven't read the first book, Half in Love, here is the information and the links...

Willie Krenshaw wanted nothing more than a few minutes watching the waters of Lake Erie after a long workday. What she ended up with was a drugged male vampire and an itch to be a Good Samaritan.
When her inner kitty starts sniffing around at the male she's helping, she knows Fate's evil sense of humor is in full swing. Being a shifter-vampire hybrid is hard enough, but having a male vampire as her fated mate is just too much.
Nickola, the vampire she assists, finds her breathtaking and does all he can to push Fate's agenda.
Stephen is the male vampire Nickola is investigating for the Council. He takes aim at the couple, intent on pulling Nick to his side or killing him. Between Stephen's scheming and the Council's interest in Willie, can they survive the chaos long enough to test the depths of their passions?

Monday, December 30, 2013

'Made Whole' Release Countdown ~ 3 Days #eroticromance #paranormal

3 Days before 'Made Whole' Releases.... Preorder is available for the second book in the Willie Krenshaw series...


Renae Gioli isn’t looking for adventure but it finds her in the form of an Italian speaking man named Alexandre DiMassone. The moment she hears his voice in a crappy dive bar she’s entranced. His strange behavior on the dance floor leaves her hot, wanting, and scared.
He’s captivated by her eyes and even as he fights it the vampire can’t help himself. Can he push aside his jaded attitude and embrace what Fate has given him before he loses her? His obsession spells trouble and lust for her. Kidnapping her was never in the cards, but he doesn’t have the willpower to let her walk away.
Rogue vampires, cougar shifters, and more intrude on their time. Can she forgive him for forcing his will on her and changing her entire life in a single bite? His arrogance knows no bounds but she catches a glimpse of the confusion beneath.
A Siren Erotic Romance
Siren Bookstrand:

Excerpt:
“Geez, Meg. You couldn’t pick someplace a little more our style for tonight? This place is oozing desperation.” Renae stared at the building and grimaced. The shack thumped with music so loud her molars shook while they sat in her car in the parking lot. The structure might have been brick, or adobe, or just twigs held together with twine and bubblegum for all she knew. At the moment, it looked like a condemned building waiting for a wrecking ball to wipe it mercifully off the face of the earth. Dirty windows were held together by a spiderweb of duct tape. There were shingles missing from the roof and at least three busted lights along the front. The whole thing screamed, “Go back before it’s too late.”
“You, my dear, are a spoilsport. This is one of the jumpingest places around here. And, I have it on good authority that there is a very, very hot guy who sings on Friday nights.” Meg smirked as she climbed out of the car. “See, I brought you to a show, not just a bar.”
“Whatever, but if we get mugged I am completely blaming you for the rest of our lives.”
“You are so cute when you’re grumpy.”
“Shut up, Meg.” Renae sighed as she climbed out of her car. She brushed her hands down the long tweed skirt she’d thrown on. “Let’s go.”
The two walked toward the door and Renae swore she saw a rat or two running from the building like they even knew it was a deathtrap. The girls had been to some seedy places before, but this one really took the cake. They approached the unmanned door. The peeling paint and dented exterior didn’t do a thing to boost her confidence in the establishment. She grabbed the handle and pulled the heavy door open. Immediately she was engulfed in the smells of a bar—beer, wing sauce and smoke. The music became exponentially louder and washed over her ears, deadening them slightly and setting up a nice ringing deep in her head.
A hand tugged mercilessly on her arm and when she turned to scowl, she found Meghan grinning from ear to ear. She mouthed something, but Renae wasn’t good at reading lips, and there was no way to hear her friend over the cacophony of sounds. With a tug and a push, Meg maneuvered them inside the door. The smells and noise didn’t improve with the few steps they took.

Renae wasn’t impressed. They weaved their way through overheated bodies, most smelling unpleasant. Nothing in the place gave her any reason to stay. At least not until a deep male voice rang out into the room. Her body reacted immediately. Her heartbeat sped and her stomach fluttered. Oh. My. The voice wasn’t just deeply male. It was commanding, arousing, and utterly irresistible. Her feet moved her into the crowded bar, and toward the tiny stage without her conscious thought. With the first glimpse of the blond god singing into the microphone, her brain collapsed in on itself and disconnected. She couldn’t have told anyone the words that were coming from his perfectly formed mouth, but she definitely could have described every inch of his face.

Siren Bookstrand:

BTW, did you know that Siren can send books directly to your Kindle? No? Well, here is the link to the instructions

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If you haven't read the first book, Half in Love, here is the information and the links...

Willie Krenshaw wanted nothing more than a few minutes watching the waters of Lake Erie after a long workday. What she ended up with was a drugged male vampire and an itch to be a Good Samaritan.
When her inner kitty starts sniffing around at the male she's helping, she knows Fate's evil sense of humor is in full swing. Being a shifter-vampire hybrid is hard enough, but having a male vampire as her fated mate is just too much.
Nickola, the vampire she assists, finds her breathtaking and does all he can to push Fate's agenda.
Stephen is the male vampire Nickola is investigating for the Council. He takes aim at the couple, intent on pulling Nick to his side or killing him. Between Stephen's scheming and the Council's interest in Willie, can they survive the chaos long enough to test the depths of their passions?

Sunday, December 29, 2013

'Made Whole' Release Countdown ~ 4 Days #eroticromance #paranormal

4 Days before 'Made Whole' Releases.... Preorder is available for the second book in the Willie Krenshaw series...


Renae Gioli isn’t looking for adventure but it finds her in the form of an Italian speaking man named Alexandre DiMassone. The moment she hears his voice in a crappy dive bar she’s entranced. His strange behavior on the dance floor leaves her hot, wanting, and scared.
He’s captivated by her eyes and even as he fights it the vampire can’t help himself. Can he push aside his jaded attitude and embrace what Fate has given him before he loses her? His obsession spells trouble and lust for her. Kidnapping her was never in the cards, but he doesn’t have the willpower to let her walk away.
Rogue vampires, cougar shifters, and more intrude on their time. Can she forgive him for forcing his will on her and changing her entire life in a single bite? His arrogance knows no bounds but she catches a glimpse of the confusion beneath.
A Siren Erotic Romance
Siren Bookstrand:

Excerpt:
With a sigh she pulled her cell phone from her pocket and dialed Meghan. While Renae listened to the ringing she thought about her best friend. Meghan was outgoing, cute, skinny, blonde, and hell on wheels. Renae’s exact opposite, in fact. They usually made a good pair. Meg was the one that planned their adventures, and Renae was the one who made sure they made it home safe afterward. She just hoped she could stand her ground against her forceful friend. If history was any indication, she should just go change her clothes now.
One ring. Two rings. Maybe Meg wouldn’t pick up.
“No, you aren’t backing out on me.” The knowing tone of her friend’s voice came through the phone loud and clear.
Damn. “Come on, Meg. I’ve had one hell of a day. I don’t want to go to some stupid bar so you can troll for a piece of ass.”
“Come on. Really? You’re going to back out on our Friday night thing?” A touch of whine had Renae gritting her teeth. She hated it when Meg begged. “You have to come. Please? For your own good you need to get out of that house. And, it shouldn’t be just me trolling. You’re going to have to get out there eventually.”
Renae could feel herself giving in already, letting her will bend. Hold strong, little grasshopper. “No. I’m staying in. If you want to see me, you have to come here. We can watch a movie and eat ice cream.”
Meg huffed on the other end of the call, all wheedling attitude gone and replaced with the spitfire’s normal commanding voice. “Renae Ann Gioli. You are going to go upstairs, put on some clothes worthy of a shitty bar, and get your slow ass to my apartment. Period.”
Renae knew what was coming. As soon as someone whipped out the full name she crumpled like a limp piece of paper. “Fine. Be there in twenty.”
“Fine.”
“Fine.”
“You’re stalling, Renae. Get going.” Meg hung up with a decisive click.

Renae did as instructed, grumbling the whole way. She stomped up the stairs, noting that she needed to dust the photos hung on the walls. Grumping into her room found her staring at her closet, the need to reorganize flitting through her mind. With a sigh she dressed, primped and powdered until she felt mostly ready. She grimaced at her own reflection and then headed to her garage. She’d go and probably have a good time, but she wasn’t going to admit it.

Siren Bookstrand:

BTW, did you know that Siren can send books directly to your Kindle? No? Well, here is the link to the instructions

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If you haven't read the first book, Half in Love, here is the information and the links...

Willie Krenshaw wanted nothing more than a few minutes watching the waters of Lake Erie after a long workday. What she ended up with was a drugged male vampire and an itch to be a Good Samaritan.
When her inner kitty starts sniffing around at the male she's helping, she knows Fate's evil sense of humor is in full swing. Being a shifter-vampire hybrid is hard enough, but having a male vampire as her fated mate is just too much.
Nickola, the vampire she assists, finds her breathtaking and does all he can to push Fate's agenda.
Stephen is the male vampire Nickola is investigating for the Council. He takes aim at the couple, intent on pulling Nick to his side or killing him. Between Stephen's scheming and the Council's interest in Willie, can they survive the chaos long enough to test the depths of their passions?

Saturday, December 28, 2013

'Made Whole' Release Countdown ~ 5 Days #paranormal #sirenauthor

5 Days before 'Made Whole' Releases.... Preorder is available for the second book in the Willie Krenshaw series...


Renae Gioli isn’t looking for adventure but it finds her in the form of an Italian speaking man named Alexandre DiMassone. The moment she hears his voice in a crappy dive bar she’s entranced. His strange behavior on the dance floor leaves her hot, wanting, and scared.
He’s captivated by her eyes and even as he fights it the vampire can’t help himself. Can he push aside his jaded attitude and embrace what Fate has given him before he loses her? His obsession spells trouble and lust for her. Kidnapping her was never in the cards, but he doesn’t have the willpower to let her walk away.
Rogue vampires, cougar shifters, and more intrude on their time. Can she forgive him for forcing his will on her and changing her entire life in a single bite? His arrogance knows no bounds but she catches a glimpse of the confusion beneath.
A Siren Erotic Romance
Siren Bookstrand:

Excerpt:
Renae stood in her living room staring at the floor. She willed herself to make the decision. Either get ready to go out or call Meghan to cancel. She didn’t want to go to some smoke-filled, stale-beer-smelling, loud-music-playing, bar. Meg was pretty good at picking hick bars for their traditional Friday night outings. Renae really just wanted to sit on her couch, stare at the boob tube and ignore the world for a few hours. But she knew that it would take Meghan five minutes or less to make a trip to a bar fun and worth going.
Renae sighed.
Her accounting appointments had been brutal. She should have known better than to schedule the two contractors back-to-back on a Friday. They had wanted to argue every receipt and every expense. She didn’t know why they had her doing their books when it seemed that they didn’t trust her. Her disgust during the meetings had her spouting off at both men, and then having to apologize when their egos had been bruised. Stupid men.
If Renae could claim anyone as her best friend it would be Meg. They’d been friends since high school and still chummed together whenever they could. She was the only person who had been there when Renae’s parents died, was the only one there for each and every breakup. Meghan was her family, her friend, her sister. She’d understand Renae’s need to stay home and away from backwoods country folk. Not that she normally didn’t enjoy a good country boy on a Friday night, but she couldn’t get enthused over the thought of loud music and handsy guys.

Siren Bookstrand:

BTW, did you know that Siren can send books directly to your Kindle? No? Well, here is the link to the instructions

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If you haven't read the first book, Half in Love, here is the information and the links...

Willie Krenshaw wanted nothing more than a few minutes watching the waters of Lake Erie after a long workday. What she ended up with was a drugged male vampire and an itch to be a Good Samaritan.
When her inner kitty starts sniffing around at the male she's helping, she knows Fate's evil sense of humor is in full swing. Being a shifter-vampire hybrid is hard enough, but having a male vampire as her fated mate is just too much.
Nickola, the vampire she assists, finds her breathtaking and does all he can to push Fate's agenda.
Stephen is the male vampire Nickola is investigating for the Council. He takes aim at the couple, intent on pulling Nick to his side or killing him. Between Stephen's scheming and the Council's interest in Willie, can they survive the chaos long enough to test the depths of their passions?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Holidays


From my family to yours a sincere wish for all of you to have a very Merry Christmas!


Lea

Monday, December 23, 2013

Preorder: Made Whole ~ Book 2 #Sirenauthor #paranormal #eroticromance

Paranormal has never been so sexy... okay, I'm sure it has, but who can resist an older-than-dirt vampire who falls for the girl next door?

Preorder is available for the second book in the Willie Krenshaw series...

Made Whole
Book 2 of the Willie Krenshaw Series


Renae Gioli isn’t looking for adventure but it finds her in the form of an Italian speaking man named Alexandre DiMassone. The moment she hears his voice in a crappy dive bar she’s entranced. His strange behavior on the dance floor leaves her hot, wanting, and scared.
He’s captivated by her eyes and even as he fights it the vampire can’t help himself. Can he push aside his jaded attitude and embrace what Fate has given him before he loses her? His obsession spells trouble and lust for her. Kidnapping her was never in the cards, but he doesn’t have the willpower to let her walk away.
Rogue vampires, cougar shifters, and more intrude on their time. Can she forgive him for forcing his will on her and changing her entire life in a single bite? His arrogance knows no bounds but she catches a glimpse of the confusion beneath.
A Siren Erotic Romance
Siren Bookstrand:

BTW, did you know that Siren can send books directly to your Kindle? No? Well, here is the link to the instructions

~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If you haven't read the first book, Half in Love, here is the information and the links...

Willie Krenshaw wanted nothing more than a few minutes watching the waters of Lake Erie after a long workday. What she ended up with was a drugged male vampire and an itch to be a Good Samaritan.
When her inner kitty starts sniffing around at the male she's helping, she knows Fate's evil sense of humor is in full swing. Being a shifter-vampire hybrid is hard enough, but having a male vampire as her fated mate is just too much.
Nickola, the vampire she assists, finds her breathtaking and does all he can to push Fate's agenda.
Stephen is the male vampire Nickola is investigating for the Council. He takes aim at the couple, intent on pulling Nick to his side or killing him. Between Stephen's scheming and the Council's interest in Willie, can they survive the chaos long enough to test the depths of their passions?
A Siren Erotic Romance

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tattoo Tuesday - Jason JC Kurtis #tattooTuesday #sexyink

Welcome
Jason JC Kurtis
to Tattoo Tuesday



Give me four sentences that sum you up: what you do, who you are, where you've been...
I've been building my body for almost 18 years. I'm 27 years young. Everywhere I go I draw a crowd LOL (not purposely) I'm a Criminal Investigator Combat Vet Sergeant in the Army. I'm also a certified Personal Trainer I love helping people achieve what they believed was the impossible, and last but not least Personal Security Team Mission Leader.



My Passion is acting and modeling. I've been doing this for 11 years now :-) My dream is to be an actor or model and set my family up for life so no worries from them. I've also been all over this globe to such places as India, Afghanistan, Norway, Ireland, England and Germany. I've lived in Pennsylvania since I was 20 then moved to NC. After that moved back to PA, then off to the army where I lived in Missouri, Maryland, Colorado and soon to be Hawaii.


What was your first tattoo?  Does it have meaning to you?
My First Tattoo was my praying hands tattoo on my left shoulder. It's my favorite tat, it means everything, God is Love and without him nothing is possible.

Do you have any that you regret getting?
All my tats mean something to me. I regret nothing :-)


Do you have more tats planned?
I don't have more tats planned right now. I would like to be more established in the industry then go for it :-)

Do you buy into tattoos being addictive once you start getting them?
The feeling for tats I believe is all mental and a sign of expression. No, I don't believe it's addicting as I believe you can stop. But my one addiction I have is working out I WON'T STOP till I'm dead LOL



What's your life plans for the immediate future? Long-term?
I have 3 Years left in the active Army those remaining years will be spent in Hawaii or if I can get out sooner I definitely will. I plan on moving to Los Angeles, using my GI Bill to pay for college work as a personal trainer and pursue my dream of being an Actor :-) If it doesn't pan out OK I'm fine with that but at least I took a shot no regrets, remember.

If you were a superhero, what would your power be? Your weakness?
I would have the Power to read Minds, or BEING A PSYCHIC. I always wanna know what people are THINKING. My weaknesses? Loud booms bangs or pops, for example fireworks. Since returning home from my first deployment I have been scarred ever since. PTSD Sucks but hey, you drive on!!!!!



Favorite TV show or station?
Favorite Tv show is the Office. I love that show. I love Tru-TV hahahahah

What's your 'go to' comfort item (food, place, drink, etc)?
My go to is the gym it's my sanctuary or fortress of solitude. I am all natural and have the tests to prove it. I'm always striving to be better :-) I pride myself on never using Roids. They are unnecessary and for losers who wanna BUY muscle.



If there were no $ or time limitations, where would you be right now and what would you be doing?
I would be traveling the globe I'm a huge history buff.


Quick Questions:
Bottle or can? Bottle
Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla
Muscle car or motorcycle? I have both a motorcycle and SS Camaro lol so I have the best of both worlds even tho I have a sportbike I want a HARLEY Fatboy
Morning person or night-owl? Night owl
Rollercoaster or bumper cars? rollercoaster


Where would you like people to find you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Email? Website?
Facebook Fanpage @ https://www.facebook.com/www.JasonJC.Kurtis I welcome everyone even Haters LOL I'm never phased. I will be a star I'm destined for it.

Thank You for your time. Shout outs to all my Fans on my page I love 'em all, Golds Gym, International Sports and Sciences Association for an awesome education and the troops who are currently fighting and their families because they go through Hell. Also my family and amazing girlfriend Chelsea for being right by my side, for now anyway LOL.~Jc

All images are copyrighted by Ashleigh St. Pierre and/or Jason JC Kurtis. They may not be used, reposted, shared or otherwise transferred without written permissions from the photographer AND the model.

Friday, December 13, 2013

#Artist Spotlight: Brian O'Hare ~Owner of @DstrctvBehavior

Please welcome
Brian O'Hare


Owner of Destructive Behavior Designs, artist, graphic designer, tattoo artist and all around awesome guy...

What's the strangest place you've been asked to ink?
~ The strangest place I have ever been asked to tattoo, hmmmm this is tough and kind of embarrassing…lol While I was in the Army, when we returned from Afghanistan a Soldier asked me to tattoo a “smiley face” on his…. Not a toe HAHAHA I told him he couldn’t afford my prices for that one.


T-Shirt design for the new line
Do you prefer the ability to free-hand artwork or have someone come in with exactly what they want?
~ I think all tattoo artist prefer the free-hand. In my opinion the only way to have a truly original one off piece is to have either the artist draw directly on you or just bust the machine out and go to town. I am a huge fan of pulling out my sharpies and going step by step and then creating something breath taking!
What is one of your favorite pieces you'd inked?
~ I think every piece I have done is my favorite? Does that sound conceited? An artist I am good friends with asked me once, “What’s your best piece you have done?” I gave my answer and he told me I was wrong. I was confused because it was in my eyes my best piece. He told me that “your best piece is always the next one you do!” Words I live by now! I always strive to be better then the last, whether it is tattooing, painting, graphic art, or photography. My next piece will always be my best.
Awesome PhotoShop of Brian's 'O' :P

How long have you been a tattoo artist?
~ I have been tattooing for just short of 7 years.

What made you try your hand at putting art to skin?
~ I was deployed in Iraq, being bored I started drawing. Then people started asking if I would design tattoos for them. At $50 a drawing no one was complaining. Then, THEN I found out my boss was tattooing! People would come to me pay for the design, then go to him…lol So he asked me if I wanted to learn how to tattoo, “Ummmmm…..YES!” the rest is history!

Give me four sentences that sum you up: what you do, who you are, where you've been...
The first bomb drop I ever coordinated.
~You know, you ask a lot for these interviews…lol A little about me, I am a father, a son, a Soldier, and over all badass…lol No seriously, I am starting my own graphic design company, I am head of marketing and advertising for a company called Rod Iron Crew Inc., as well I am in the midst of starting a clothing line. I like to stay busy! I am a father I think that’s my biggest focus! My father has been my best friend my whole life and well now that I have a 3 year old son running around I think being the best father I can be is the most important thing in my eyes.

 I served in the military for 10 years, 4 years in the air force, got out for a few years became a motorcycle mechanic and then met my ex-wife and decided that I needed to provide for my family, which led me to 6 years in the Army. Two deployments one to Iraq, and one to Afghanistan and I sit before you a humbled and grateful man. Those 6 years were the hardest years of my life. Not physically, but mentally, I lost 6 close friends in the last 2 years due to deployment related incidents. Five of those were combat related and one was because he couldn’t deal with his demons, and well a fatal car accident took his life.

Helicopter edited picture after a fire fight.

I live with PTSD and try to have a “normal” life. But, what’s normal when you sleep about 4 hours a night, wake up in a cold sweat and scream in your dreams? But with all that being said, some of the best memories I have come from meeting people while in the Army and I would never give the good or bad back to say I didn’t do it. I embrace my demons they make me who I am today!

What was your first tattoo?  Does it have meaning to you?
~ My first tattoo was 3 Kanji symbols on my stomach. I loved Tupac but this white boy can’t get thug life on his stomach. Strength, Courage, Knowledge these are in the Serenity Prayer. As a teenager I battled with drug addiction and it’s a constant reminder that no matter what I can get through anything that is placed before me! So that’s the meaning behind that. But all of my tattoos have meaning. You could read my life’s story by looking at my tattoo’s, There’s a lot of them, basically one for every major event in my life.

Do you have any that you regret getting?
~ HA! Funny question!! Do I have any that I regret? Yes, I got my first wife’s initials tattooed on my forearm, then I met my second ex-wife (Another topic totally) and I told her that I would get it covered one day. 3 years later I got it covered! So I then had a half sleeve, I was like sweet, I am half way to my sleeve. Then I come home from Afghanistan to a 12 pack of Corona and divorce papers. FML! Now I have a half sleeve dedicated to 2 ex-wives! (shaking my head and laughing) but what it is now is not anything I regret because I covered it with some awesome stuff!

If you had to pick a favorite piece of ink, which would it be and why?
~ My sleeve is my favorite piece I have! Now that everyone knows what half of it is, the other half tells everyone about me. It has 8 skulls in smoke from my wrist to my shoulder symbolizing me, my father and my son (below the elbow) then there is a bone piston, sprocket and chain (passion for motorcycles), a bomb (represents the bombs I dropped in Afghanistan) with cross cannons indicates the branch or Army I was in Field Artillery) I was a Forward Observer and 2 stars (indicates the 2 deployments), My sons name on the inside of my Bicep so he is always close to my heart., and a huge spark plug (the spark of life if you will), then all the stars on the lower part of my arm are the Ohio State colors, have a deployment patch in one of them, a blue nautical star for my son, and the words Father & Son.


Do you have more tats planned?
~ I don’t have anything planned at this moment but that’s because I am so busy working on other people’s stuff that I don’t have time for myself. HAHA But, I think the words Determination on my right index finger/thumb area for my determination to be the best artist and business owner I can be and then the word Dedication same area just on my left hand. I think that will be my next symbol of commitment to a woman. Who needs a ring anyways?! HAHA

Just a look at doing some work.

Do you buy into tattoos being addictive once you start getting them?
~ Yes and no, because if you have the money you will get one if you want it. Addiction…ehhh…no because I don’t know anyone who breaks into homes to support their tattoo addiction. HAHA but yes to me they will draw you back again and again for some odd reason. For me it’s because my skin is just another way for me to show off my art, and tell my story.


What's your life plans for the immediate future? Long-term?
~ My plans for the immediate future are to get my graphic design company and clothing line up and running and profitable.Long term goals are a bit more difficult, I basically want to take over the world! No seriously though, I have a friend who is planning on running for President, and I am going to do his marketing and such. So besides continuing to be a successful businessmen and amazing father, I hope to have that special woman in my life and share my achievements with her. And celebrate being part of a winning Presidency race.
Lea's Note: Do you see Danica? He wants to take over the world too... Damn, means we're sharing power with someone else. :P


What's something about yourself that most people don't know?
~ This is tough because I tend to be very private. Every piece of my art that I do personally, not that I get commissioned to do, tells something about me. You just have to study the title and the piece itself and it will tell you a story. I am deep like that I guess.



If you were a superhero, what would your power be? Your weakness?
~ Man, this is like every kids dream right here, a superhero power, I think the ability to fly would be my power. I think flying would be peaceful and down right badass! My weakness, oh man I think this is an actual weakness so shhhh…don’t tell anyone. A woman with blonde hair and green eyes, does that count? HAHA Um, I think if I were a superhero and actually had a weakness it would honestly be kids. I love kids and I think because I am a big kid I get easily distracted. HAHA


Favorite TV show or station?
My favorite TV show is Overhaulin. It’s amazing what a group of people can do to create a car that one man draws up. But more importantly they bring true joy to people’s lives. I mean have you seen the reactions of some of those people? The only time I have reacted like that is coming home from my deployments and seeing my family!



What's your 'go to' comfort item (food, place, drink, etc)?
~ My ‘go-to’ comfort item is paper, pencil, and usually a corona! Those allow me to escape my mind or reality for awhile. It allows me to relieve that stress in a manner that could potentially touch someone’s life in the future.
Abstract picture of me looking out over the Kunar Valley, Afghanistan

If there were no $ or time limitations, where would you be right now and what would you be doing?
~ I would be in Ireland or Scotland. I would be with my son, my dad, and that very special woman!


Do you enjoy reading? Who's your fav author, or your fav type of book (suspense, mystery, biography, paranormal, etc)?
I don’t read much at all honestly. I am a very visual person, so I would rather look at a car or motorcycle magazine and figure out how they created the beautiful piece of machinery.

Quick Questions:
Bottle or can? Bottle
Chocolate or vanilla? Both please!
Muscle car or motorcycle? Not fair! I grew up working on cars with my dad and that formed into my own passion for cars and motorcycles.
Morning person or night-owl? Night-owl! All the fun stuff happens at night!
Rollercoaster or bumper cars? Bumper cars.

Where would you like people to find you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Email? Website?
~ You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @destructivebehavior, or email destructivebehaviordesigns@gmail.com, I always like meeting new people!

Any other shout outs you'd like to do? Websites? FB pages?
~ A couple of quick shout outs I would like to make are to the guys at Rod Iron Crew Inc. you can find us on Facebook: Rod Iron Crew and on the web: www.rodironcrew.com We make some amazing parts for all models of Harley-Davidson’s and are doing some amazing projects as we speak!

Okay, and I'm going to do my (Lea's) shoutouts for Brian. If you're looking for something designed that is unique you need to contact him! My logo and the kick-ass Fated Mates, Inc. sign are both his designs!!! Email him! destructivebehaviordesigns@gmail.com




Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tattoo Tuesday - Ryan Steel #tattootuesday

Welcome
Ryan Steel
to Tattoo Tuesday


Four sentences that some you up:
I am an exotic male entertainer that has been performing for about thirteen years. I grew up as a very active person; I enjoyed playing sports and working out. Music was also a big part in my life, which contributes to my performance on stage as a male dancer. I have lived coast to coast, I have traveled most of the country and I’m very thankful for all my family, friends and fans that have supported me along the way!

What was your first tattoo? And it’s meaning to you?
My first tattoo was a kabuki mask. It represents my love for the performing arts and entertainment.


Do you have any tattoos that you regret getting?
No, they all represent who I am today and they all have their own meaning. Not to mention I designed most of them.

Do you have more tattoos planned?
Yes, and I can’t wait!


Do you buy into tattoos being addictive once you start getting them?
No, but I do see the pattern of having a tattoo and adding to it, or wanting more. I think addiction is too strong of a word because no matter if a person wants something or not, more or less, it does not mean they are addictive. It may just be something they really like having.

 What is your life plans for the immediate future? Long term?
My immediate future is to expand with my new exotic dance group, The Studs Of Steel, and tour as much as possible, working hard to make a better future for my long-term goal. My long-term goal is to settle down, have kids, and love and support my beautiful family.


What’s something about you that most people don’t know?
I am a talented drummer and I’ve been in a few bands that have toured the country. I am a BIG kid at heart, I collect “Lord Of The Rings” action figures, and my newest interest is “The Walking Dead” action figures. I am also a big MMA fan! I have recently been chosen by one of New Yorks Best Selling, Melissa Foster, to have a fiction, steamy, romance novel, series about my current life.

If you were a super hero, what would your powers be? Your weakness?
My power would be to read minds. My weakness would be finding out the “bad” things that people really think.


What is your favorite TV show?
“The Walking Dead.”


If there were no money or time limitation, where would you be right now and what would you be doing?
I’d be in a warm, beautiful place with the ones I love, family and friends, living life with ease and no worries.


Quick Questions:
Bottle or Can: Bottle.
Chocolate or Vanilla: Strawberry, but between the two vanilla.
Muscle car or Motor Cycle: Muscle Car.
Morning person or Night Owl: Night Owl
Roller coaster or bumper cars: Roller Coaster.


People can find me at: Ryan Steel-Studs Of Steel
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/STUDOFSTEEL 

Shout Outs To:
Michael Hooper, Photographer. WWW.MJHOOPERPHOTOGRAPHY.COM
Melissa Foster, New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author

Friday, December 6, 2013

SciFi with Sizzle Tour #giveaway #eroticromance




Cristal Ryder12/1- SUN
Candlelight Book Promotions12/1- SUN
A.M. Griffin12/2- Mon
Unearthly Musings12/3- Tue
Close Encounters with the Night Kind12/4- Wed
Patricia Knight12/5- Thur
Lea Barrymire12/6- Fri
For Whom The Books Toll12/7- SAT
AJ Jarrett12/9- Mon
Silken Sheets12/10- Tue
Anya Richards12/11- Wed
Bound By Passion12/11- Wed
Cara Bristol12/12- Thur
69 Shades of Smut12/13- Fri
Lusty Penguin Reviews12/14- SAT
Tracing the Stars12/16- Mon
Kacey's Kreations12/17- Tue
Giovanni Valentino12/18- Wed
Tattooed Book Review12/19- Thur
Whim Notes12/20- Fri
Lillian Mackenzie Rhine12/21- SAT
Cassandra Lost in Books12/23- Mon
Book Swagger12/27- Fri
The eBook Reviewers12/28- SAT
deal sharing aunt12/30- Mon


Lolita:

Are you a plotter or a pantser, or a hybrid?
I'm a bit of both. I typically do a loose outline of a novel to make sure I hit all the "tent pole" scenes as I call them. You know, the big, important scenes that hold up the fabric of the remainder of the book. 

The only time I pants without an outline is when I'm writing erotic short stories. Those I just plow through, beginning to end, without stopping. Once I get in that mood, there's no reason to pull back, you know?

Blurb:
Grabbed, Book Three
To escape her father's debt to a loan shark, Dizzy seeks refuge in the upcoming Grab. She’d rather belong to one of those terrifying sky warriors from the battleship Valiant than to the sleazy criminal who wants her as his plaything.
The years of constant war haven’t been kind to highly decorated sniper Venom. Only the promise of earning a wife kept him going through deadly battles. Catching and collaring Dizzy fills him with incredible hope. Finally he has a woman of his own, a mate to love—and bind and adorn with his ropes.
After a brazen Splinter attack, the Shadow Force uncovers secrets about Dizzy’s late mother that entangle her in a web of deceit. To save Venom, her father and an operative named Terror, Dizzy digs deep and risks it all.
Venom refuses to stand idly by while Dizzy’s haunted past threatens the future they’re trying to build. He finally has a reason for living—and he’s not giving her up.

Read an excerpt: http://www.lolitalopezbooks.com/1/post/2013/11/sneak-peek-2-saved-by-venom.html

Buy link: 
Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Saved-Venom-Grabbed-Lolita-Lopez-ebook/dp/B00FMX4F9W
B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/saved-by-venom-lolita-lopez/1117057961?ean=9781419948046
Ellora's Cave:  http://www.ellorascave.com/saved-by-venom.html

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Cynthia:

Are you a plotter or a pantser, or a hybrid?
I’m definitely a pantser. I try to plan stories and these plans always fail. The Barbarian Claims series is a great example of this. It was supposed to be three novellas long. During these first three novellas (Warlord’s Bounty, Warlord Unarmed, Warlord Reunited), I tried to kill off Tolui, the baddie. This clone-loving Warlord would NOT die. He continually outsmarted me, surviving my characters’ plots to end his life, earning my admiration and pricking my curiosity. I HAD to write his story (Warlord’s Mercy) and I’m glad I did. It is my favorite of the four stories and a great ending to the series. 



Blurb:
Tolui, a clone of a powerful Warlord, is a male without a homeland or a future. Doomed to never mate, he ruthlessly wages war, seeking to
give his clone brothers a planet system to call their own, a place where they can live without persecution.

When Tolui crashes on a deserted planet and meets a small human
female, he discovers everything he knows about clones is a lie. Lea, his destined mate, frees the passion he’s suppressed over his lifetime. He
wants her. He needs her. He’ll do anything to bond with her.

But he won’t share her. Tolui’s greatest battle will be the fight for Lea’s heart. To win her love, he’ll face hundreds of his clone
brothers, men who look exactly like him.

Read an excerpt: http://tasteofcyn.com/2013/11/17/warlord-reunited/

Buy link: 
Ellora’s Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/warlord-s-mercy.html
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Warlords-Mercy-Barbarian-Claims-ebook/dp/B00ELJQ8NY
ARe:  https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-warlord039smercy-1269441-340.html


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A.M. Griffin:

Are you a plotter or a pantser, or a hybrid?
I’m a pantser. I just start writing away and see what happens. I like writing this way because I’m always amazed at what my characters have done, are doing or about to do. I’m not a writer when I’m writing (I know it sounds crazy), but I feel like I’m a story teller. Sometimes when I have gotten way off track I will have to plot a few chapters out. It’s my way of telling my characters, “Okay, I know you’ve been through a lot and you want to do a lot, but at some point we have to get to this point in your life.” It’s sorta like me bringing the whip down on them.

Blurb:
Loving Dangerously, Book Three
Jess hates aliens. After the invasion that destroyed Earth, the extraterrestrial bastards sold her to a brothel as a sex slave. She may have escaped but the old memories and fears still linger in the dark corners of her mind. Supposedly Sonis is just the place for her—somewhere safe, where she can heal and start fresh. She’s almost hopeful…until she meets Rasha, her new boss.
Rasha, captain of the Sonis Royal Guard, is a warrior through and through. He’s huge, sinfully sexy and could have any woman on Sonis—but the woman he wants is Jess. He’s very much an alien and Jess knows she should hate him or at least be wary, but whenever he’s around, she loses control. She tells herself it’s only sex—amazing, mind-blowing sex like nothing else she’s ever experienced—but there’s something about Rasha that shakes her soul. The feel of his skin against hers, the look in his eyes as he touches her—they make her want to believe it’s possible to find love and begin again.

Read an excerpt: http://www.amgriffinbooks.com/uploads/1/1/6/5/11654190/dangerously_hers.excerpt.pdf

Buy Links:
Ellora’s Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/dangerously-hers.html
Amazon: http://ow.ly/25mwNL

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Cara:

Are you a plotter or a pantser, or a hybrid?
I have come to embrace that I am a pantser. I know the beginning of a story and the end, but I make up the middle when I walk, take a shower, and drive. I have sat down and “hard-plotted” books before, but it feels forced and unnatural. I prefer plotting that flows organically out of inspiration.

Blurb:
To secure his legacy, Commander Dak, a ruling Alpha of planet Parseon, purchases Omra, a breeder slave. He intends to impregnate her, produce a son, and hand her off to his anointed beta partner. As Dak and Omra discover a sexual bliss banned by law, he begins to question the traditions and ways of his people, causing him to jeopardize his command and endanger the life of the woman he has come to love.

Breeder contains M/F and M/M sexual practices and domestic discipline.
Read an excerpt: http://carabristol.com/my-books-2/breeder-science-fiction-romance/

Buy Links:
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Breeder-Cara-Bristol-ebook/dp/B00FX7L5FO/
Loose Id http://www.loose-id.com/breeder.html
ARe https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-breeder-1318747-340.html

Tour long Giveaway: 
Grand: $75 in GC's ($25 for ARe and $50 for Amazon or B&N)
1st: $25 Loose ID GC and Lolita Lopez swag pack
2nd: $25 Amazon and A.M. Griffin swag pack