Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Travel with a Good Book Giveaway #goodbook #giveaway


Travel with a good book, and enter to win 1 of 2 Amazon Echo's. Make sure to stop by and like each participating author (including me by clicking HERE :D )You'll find out about some fantastic new books, and maybe find a few, or a bunch, to add to your TBR pile.

To enter:
1. Comment on each Facebook post (you can start with Adriana Locke HERE)
2. Enter the rafflecopter HERE

There will be more giveaways and fun at the Facebook event on May 7th!


Let me know if you find a few keepers

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

#TattooTuesday - Tommy Barrasi #inkedgod #sexytats

Welcome
Tommy Barresi
to Tattoo Tuesday


Give me four sentences that sum you up: what you do, who you are, where you've been...
I am Sicilian, and I am a Scorpio.  I come from the NYC/NJ area and have lived in Phoenix since 1997.  I'm college educated and self employed.  I am a big fan of living life to the fullest.

What was your first tattoo? How old were you?
First Tat was my left forearm, and I got it this year.  It is a Polynesian tribal piece with lots of hidden stuff!  I was 46 when I got it.


Do you have more tats planned?
I plan on getting an Eagle on my right chest this winter, to match my other two and "finish" the project.

Do you buy into tattoos being addictive once you start getting them?
I think the "addictive" nature of tattoos comes from liking the finished product and seeing the artwork in motion, in the flesh.


What's your life plans for the immediate future? Long-term?
I would like to take modeling to it's farthest point possible, and then see where it takes me.  Long term plans are simple enough----to find a woman to deal with my shit.

What's something about yourself that most people don't know?
Something that people might not know about me is that I read a lot.  I read everyday because it keeps me sharp and in tune with the world around me.


If you could go back in time and give your younger-self ONE piece of advice, what would it be?
One piece of advice I'd like to give the younger me would be to find more reasons to say YES and less excuses to say NO.

If you were a superhero, what would your power be? Your weakness?
My superhero powers would revolve around the Truth.  I would be like Judge Judy and Rambo all rolled up into one   My weakness would have to be the pretty ladies..................and a great cheeseburger!


Do you have a good-luck charm or superstition before competing, traveling, etc?
I am not superstitious but I am incredibly detail oriented before travel and contests ----- I think they call it OCD lol

Favorite TV show or station?
I never really had a favorite TV show, but I watched a hell of a lot of Soul Train, just sayin'



Favorite sport/activity to either participate in or watch?
My favorite thing to do in my spare time are bodybuilding, boxing, playing my guitar and saving old hot rods from the junkyard.

What was the first vehicle you bought?
My first car was a 1966 Dodge Coronet with a 440 Magnum and a 4.10 Dana rear.  I was in high school at the time.  That car scared both my parents real bad.


What's your 'go to' comfort item (food, place, drink, etc)?
My favorite comfort foods are sugar and fat based anything lol  Cake and ice cream are still my favorite.

If there were no $ or time limitations, where would you be right now and what would you be doing?
Money and time aside, I could definitely see myself staying in shape and traveling to exotic places that didn't require much clothing.



What's one place you'd love to travel to?
I would absolutely LOVE to go to Italy and Sicily.  That is where my family comes from and I need to see it in all it's glory before I die.

Do you enjoy reading? Who's your fav author, or your fav type of book (suspense, mystery, biography, paranormal, etc)?
Yes, I love reading.  I am pretty eclectic in my taste, and I really love studying the occult.  Too many great authors to pick just one.


Quick Questions:
Bottle or can? Bottle
Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla
Salty, sweet or spicy? Sweet
Muscle car or motorcycle? Muscle Car, of course
Morning person or night-owl? Morning Person
Rollercoaster or bumper cars? Bumper cars


Where would you like people to find you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Email? Website?
Instagram at : Tommybarresi



Any other shout outs you'd like to do? Websites? FB pages?
Check out my friends Facebook pages:  Night Vulture Productions, Calvin Smith, Michael MeadowsRob Kristian, and Shelton Cole

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

#TattooTuesday: Antonio Clyburn #revisit #covermodel #inkedhottie

Welcome
Antonio Clyburn
to Tattoo Tuesday

Contact Shauna Kruse of Kruse Images and Photography for image use and purchase

Give me four sentences that sum you up: what you do, who you are, where you've been... 
 I am 37 years old, originally from Detroit,MI. I spent 14 years in the military. I'm married and I have 4 children. I currently compete in The National Physique Committee as a Physique competitor. I currently work as a security officer for the City of Seattle and I also do personal training in my spare time.

What was your first tattoo?  Does it have meaning to you?
My first tattoo was a picture of a basketball and a hoop. It basically represents the love I have for the game, I've been playing basketball since age 5 and still play every now and then with my boys

Contact Shauna Kruse of Kruse Images and Photography for image use and purchase

Do you have any that you regret getting?
No

If you had to pick a favorite piece of ink, which would it be and why?
My favorite tattoo would be the portraits of my twin girls and my two boys, my children mean everything to me and I love them unconditionally.

Contact Shauna Kruse of Kruse Images and Photography for image use and purchase

Do you have more tats planned?
yes I would like to get more, but have not decided on exactly what.

What's your life plans for the immediate future? Long-term?
To become a professional men's physique athlete. To have my own fitness facility.

Contact Shauna Kruse of Kruse Images and Photography for image use and purchase

What's something about yourself that most people don't know?
I lived in Japan for 3 years


If you could go back in time and give your younger-self ONE piece of advice, what would it be?
To NEVER QUIT!!!

Contact Shauna Kruse of Kruse Images and Photography for image use and purchase

Favorite TV show or station?
ESPN Sportscenter

What's your 'go to' comfort item (food, place, drink, etc)?
Food: a large meatlovers pizza
   place: my living room couch
   drink: Corona with lime juice


Contact Shauna Kruse of Kruse Images and Photography for image use and purchase

Quick Questions:
Bottle or can? Bottle
Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla
Salty, sweet or spicy? Sweet
Muscle car or motorcycle? Motorcycle 
Morning person or night-owl? Night-owl
Rollercoaster or bumper cars? Bumper cars all the way! LOL

Contact Shauna Kruse of Kruse Images and Photography for image use and purchase

Where would you like people to find you?
Email: clyburnfitness@gmail.com

Contact Shauna Kruse of Kruse Images and Photography for image use and purchase

Any other shout outs you'd like to do? Websites? FB pages?
 I would like to shout out the most amazing, hardest working photographer in the business Ms. Shauna Kruse of kruse images and photography!!

All images are copyrighted by Kruse Images and Photography and/or Antonio Clyburn. They may not be used, reposted, shared or otherwise transferred without writing permissions from the photographer AND the model.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Readers: Want to help authors? Review, review, review #makeanauthorsmile

Review, review, review...



Ever finished a book and thought "Wow, that was great!" and thought for a split second about reviewing the story? But you didn't have 20 words to say, or knew that someone else already wrote the perfect one. So, you closed your kindle, paperback or phone.


Most of us have. Even as an author I don't always write a review the moment I finish a book.


I'm here to ask, plead, beg, grovel.


Reviews are the life force of authors. You know the story of fairies and how they get wings? Well, reviews are the same for us. Every review, even the horrible, gut-wrenching ones, fuel us to write, edit and create MORE.


All it takes is a few words. Literally you can write the exact same review, that one that made you buy the book in the first place. Tell us the sentence that hooked you in, the moment you KNEW you would love the story, the piece that had you shaking your head in frustration... anything.


Feed your authors just like you would a pet. Feed us your thoughts, critiques, love and hate.

We all promise to write more of your favorite characters, story types, adventures if you do!

~ Lea and all authors that ever put thought to paper

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

#TattooTuesday Meet Ryan Koyan #inkedmodel #covermodel

Welcome Ryan Koyan to Tattoo Tuesday

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Sum yourself up: what you do, who you are, where you've been...   
My name is Ryan Koyan. I'm a 24 year-old fitness model, work full time and the gym and fitness industry  is my passion. I love to inspire and motivate. Ya know life is rough for a lot of people. To keep a long story short, life beat me down many times. It took me to to the point of wanting to end it. But by the grace of God I decided to take control of my life and full responsibility, and decided instead of letting the pain Bring Me Down and depress me I used it as my fuel, my motivation to continuously work harder, That's how I got where I am today.  
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What was your first tattoo? How old were you?
During my first tattoo sitting I got two of them. 1 down each arm in Latin 1 said fearless the other faith. I was 18 and did it while my parents were on vacation.
If you had to pick a favorite piece of ink, which would it be and why?
Well my whole new sleeve that is almost finished. The meaning behind it is deep and very much a story  of my life what I’ve been through.
Do you have more tats planned?
Just to re do over my whole arm to clean it up, but other then that, not at the moment . But I am thinking about it.
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Do you buy into tattoos being addictive once you start getting them?
I think it's more or less a visible permanent way of expression, which makes it addictive to the people who have been through a lot.
What's your life plans for the immediate future? Long-term?
Would like to land more covers, a magazine, become a bigger name in the fitness industry.
What's something about yourself that most people don't know?
Well I'm not really sure . I put myself out there in hopes that being an honest, real person, will pay off and be appreciated by the fans. That way they can see I'm just like everyone else, my life is real, with real problems and struggles. I work for everything I have, and pursue.
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If you could go back in time and give your younger-self ONE piece of advice, what would it be?  Work harder!
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If you were a superhero, what would your power be? Your weakness?
That's hard I'm huge fan of superheroes/ vigilantes.
Do you have a good-luck charm or superstition before competing, traveling, etc?
No
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Favorite TV show or station?
Trailerpark boys tv show on Netflix. It’s so dumb it's funny! I love dumb humor!  Or The Office.
Favorite sport/activity to either participate in or watch?
Free style motocross, to watch . I do pretty much anything that involves wheels, a board, or a motor.
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What was the first vehicle you bought?
1994 Mitsubishi 3000gt 5-speed
What's your 'go to' comfort item (food, place, drink, etc)?
The beach is my happy place.
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If there were no $ or time limitations, where would you be right now and what would you be doing?
I would be seeing all the beaches all over the world!
What's one place you'd love to travel to?
Tiger kingdom  in Thailand.
Quick Questions:
Bottle or can? bottle
Muscle car or motorcycle?    I love both! But I have have a motorcycle
Rollercoaster or bumper cars? Rollercoaster
Where would you like people to find you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Email? Website?   Facebook
Instagram @ryankoyanphysique

Oh? And a plug for the book Ryan graces for me? :D Click the cover... do it, you know you want to.



All images are copyrighted by Kruse Images and Photography, ASB Photography and/or Ryan Koyan. They may not be used, reposted, shared or otherwise transferred without writing permissions from the photographer AND the model.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Rerelease: Alpha in Hiding #shifterromance #alphafemale #PRNRomance


Just a note before the pimpage... I love this story. It is a few years old now, and it is still my favorite shifter book that i've written. I know, like children we aren't supposed to have favorites, but I do. LOL 

And, a HUGE thank you to Ryan Koyan and ASB Photography for a kickass image for the cover

Alpha in Hiding (rereleased) is now on Amazon, Kindle Unlimited:
Blurb:
It’s tough being the Alpha’s daughter. Emily Prescott spends half her life helping to manage the pack’s business and the other half putting horny he-wolves in their place. When her father sends her on a mission to bring a weak wolf into his shifter side, it seems like just another pain in her ass—until her bitch perks up and takes notice.
Seth has spent years fighting to keep his wolf at bay, but something about Emily brings out the animal in him. Wild sex with Emily turns into an uncontrollable urge to mate her and make her his. But Emily needs a strong mate—someone who can dominate and defend her. If weak, geeky Seth wants to woo her, he has some changing to do.

Excerpt:

“Come on. I know you can do better. You saw me coming that time. Fight back.” She grunted and raced at him just as he stood.
On instinct he threw an elbow at her blurred body and connected with something. She skidded away from him and rubbed her upper arm. The smile on her face was one of pride. She nodded and raced at him again. This time he knew where to attack. He braced his body and just before she rammed into him he side-stepped and swept her feet. She landed hard on the ground, flat on her back. She blinked rapidly before she glanced at him.
He couldn’t believe he’d done it. Before she could get up and run away, he knelt beside her. He grabbed her shoulders and brought her up to a sitting position. “You’re on the ground. Point to me.”
He moved fast, swooping down on her mouth. She gasped in surprise and he took full advantage by swiping his tongue against hers. He didn’t want a soft kiss—he wanted to ravage her mouth and force her to feel what he did. He pushed one hand into her hair, holding her mouth against his. He wrapped his other arm around her back, pressing her against his chest. He knew he had her when she softened against him and started to kiss him back.
He loosened his hold on her hair and rubbed along her jaw with his thumb as he deliberately ran his tongue along her teeth. He stroked over her slightly elongated canines before lightly suckling her tongue. He released her mouth only after she tangled her tongue with his and gave him a breathy moan. Two light kisses on her parted lips ended this round. He leaned back from her but kept his hands wrapped around her.
“Wow.” She breathed out the single word before slowly opening her eyes. He tried not to grin but couldn’t keep it off his face. He slowly released her and sat back on his heels.

“Want to go again?” He winked at her. She still looked dazed and it did his pride good to see that he affected her so much with just a kiss.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

WIP Snippet: Fearless Love #CoyoteBluff #amwriting #PRNRomance


Snippet from Jason and Libby's story (unedited and raw, so forgive the spelling/grammar):

“I’m so sorry. So so so sorry.” Numb lips continued to mumble the words even though Libby wasn’t even sure who she was speaking to. Panic, thick and oppressive, buried her mind in sludge. Something happened and she was in trouble. “So sorry.”

“You need to snap out of it.”

Who was that? Where was she?

“Libby, come on chicky. Come on back to us. You’re safe.”

Lies. She was never safe. Always looking over her shoulder and waiting for something to happen. Never safe from her father and alpha. Not with Grammy gone. No one to watch over her. No one to keep her safe. It was all lies. The world only took, hurt, used. She’d learned that, knew it with every cell in her body. 

Warm arms wrapped around her shoulders and she struggled for a moment but when the pressure didn’t ease she gave into her weakness and took the comfort offered. Her nose told her it was Amie but her brain couldn’t remember why the other woman was there. It didn’t matter. Amie could be trusted. She was damaged too.

A whimper clawed its way from her throat. Her vision clouded by tears and blackness as it pinched in. She was going to pass out again and Libby welcomed the dark. Fear clamped her lungs in tight bands even as she sucked in too many loud wheezing breaths. A part of her brain knew she was panicking over nothing. It happened a lot, and she would be better off fainting, but the rest of her head was spinning in a swirl of self-disgust and gut-wrenching terror.

“Elizabeth Palmer. You will stop this nonsense at once. You are safe here.” The insane woman shook her a little and growled in her ear. “You will pull on your big girl panties and come back to me or I’ll tell everyone about your addition to Cadbury creme eggs and make sure no store in a hundred mile radius ever carries them again.”

The threat broke the litany of unending sorry scrolling through her head. Libby needed that chocolate. And somewhere in her brain she knew Amie would make that happen. It was enough to get her out of the terror loop keeping her chained to the memories and fears. Even her cat became agitated which was good and right. Libby’s cougar poked its head up and bared it’s teeth. Sure, the human was scared to death and an emotional wreck, but the animal side? She would go to battle if needed. 
Especially with the little bobcat currently trying to scramble her brains by shaking her shoulders.

“Or maybe I’ll visit you and touch every single knick knack you have on that cupboard. Turn them all. You’d hate that.” Amie continued and chuckled darkly. “Or I’ll bring my superglue over? I have so many things I didn’t get to try with Zeke.”

“No. Not the glue.”

Coming soon....

Monday, April 3, 2017

Accidentally Yours ~ Coyote Bluff Series Book 1 #99cents #MondayRead #PRN

Get Accidentally Yours for .99!


Blurb:
Cammie has had one hell of a night. Her long-time abusive boyfriend pushed her to the limits and then a freaking wolf hit her car. While clutching a bag of frozen peas to her swollen eye she manages to rescue the animal and make it home. But what’s she do with it after that? 

Ian can’t believe his luck. After a stupid decision he’s been run out of every shifter territory he’s entered. Hoping Coyote Bluff would be different seems to have been his downfall. After a bunch of coyotes chase him through the night he finds himself being coddled by a tempting woman. His canine half is already in love with her. 

Cammie’s ex comes calling, Ian’s found out by the local Alpha and the town seems bent on keeping them apart. Can they fight against everyone at once to find happiness together? Better question would be will Cammie accept Ian once he admits to being the wolf she so readily confided in and nursed back to health?

Series Teaser:
Coyote Bluff is a small, quaint town in the mountains of Virginia. With its diner run by Mama, the police force of one and a single stop light it's much like every other small town in America. Well, until you take a closer look.

Feel free to come visit Coyote Bluff... but keep an eye on the wildlife.

Links:


PRINT:

Chapter one- free read:

First kiss:
“Do you want me to kiss you? Is that why you’re staring at me, Cammie?” He shifted slightly on the seat and a zing of lightning shot up her leg when his brushed hers. He breathed his next words across the small distance between them. “I want to kiss you. I want to taste you on my tongue. Will you let me do that?”
Did she want to kiss him? Yes. Should she? That was a completely different question. She knew this was a dream, accepted it as truth. If she woke with a lingering affection for her dream man she’d be a depressed pile of goo for days. Keeping her distance was probably the right thing to do, but she really, really, didn’t want to do the right thing. She wanted to climb into his lap, and dig her fingers into his hair while sucking on his lower lip. She wet her lips in anticipation and almost groaned as the tingling intensified. Screw it, live in the now.

A moment after her tiny nod she was wrapped in strong, warm arms. She hadn’t seen him move, hadn’t felt his body shift, but both must have happened for her to be on his lap, straddling his thighs. Her eyes closed and she tilted her head back in acceptance. She’d force her mind to not dwell on the kiss she was going to get. She could do that, it was her dream, right?


Excerpt:
Cammie grinned at him before giving him the way out he was looking for. “So, let’s put all this craziness on hold and cook us some steaks, shall we? I’m in the mood for some meat.” She reached out and took his hand, waggled her eyebrows, and threaded her fingers through his.
The warmth of her palm wound up his arm and settled snugly around his heart, followed closely by the electrical hum of their mating connection. Walking into her home was strange. He’d spend the better part of three days wandering through her space, scenting things, but to enter it as a man was different. He knew the layout, knew how the floors felt under paws, knew what her sheets felt like against his fur. Stepping into her kitchen was like living a déjà vu moment after a dream. He knew where everything was, but hadn’t been there in this skin.
“Is it weird?”
He jumped at her question. Had he said something out loud? “Is what weird?”
“I saw you looking around with a quizzical look on your face. Is it weird coming here in this way, after being here so long in your wolfy form?”