Friday, January 31, 2014

Author Spotlight: Victoria Pinder's 'The Zoastra Affair' #blogtour #giveaway

A hundred years from now, Earth has trading partners with alien beings, mostly humanoid. However, going into space brought forth an unknown enemy who attacks Earth at will.

The Zoastra is part of the Earthseekers, an organization originally designed to go into space. Its new mission is to find Earth’s enemies.

Ariel is stuck on a Victorian planet and steals Grace’s body and life to get off the planet. Grace must get her body back before Ariel bonds with Grace’s husband, Peter. Then there is Cross, the man on a mission to find those who killed his family. Ariel is attracted to Cross, but she’s stolen someone’s life.


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Excerpt Ten:
The mission was a colossal waste of time, not that he dared roll his eyes at the General. He’d do his job and when the time came, he’d kill every alien who’d attacked Earth. Cross had lost everyone he loved in a blink of an eye. Living meant he had one job, avenging his family.

He snorted in disgust. The Sheratons offered pleasure and pretty faces for others. Negotiating a trade agreement seemed pointless.

Glancing over to witness Peter and Grace holding hands, the tightness in his chest grew. Unlike him, they hadn’t lost anyone or anything in their lives. With a grim smile, he concluded it was nice to know that not all marriages ended in disaster, not like his.

Cross kept his tablet to his side, next to his gun. Checking the list for takeoff, he took it to the pilots.

They nodded before starting a second check while Cross waited. His father once pointed to the sky and told him, ‘focus, and learning how to trade with others, makes you more valuable. Less people want your head then.’

Harrumph. Trade hadn’t kept his father alive. Trade on this planet was stupid, but this mission with Sheratons should end in a few hours. Stupid assignment for his talent. He signed up for vengeance, yet on the human like history planet, they were here to trade.

His phaser holster should be out and locked on his unknown alien enemy. Here he would have nothing to shoot. When they returned to the Zoastra, he’d run the pilots through a training exercise.

As he rolled his eyes, Grace tentatively smiled. He’d get past this uneasy anticipation. General Aurelius kept his wits about him, and Cross respected the man’s intelligence. Soon enough, he’d find the faceless cowards who’d murdered his entire family.

Tour long Giveaway: Two (2) ebook copies of the book

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Victoria Pinder grew up in Irish Catholic Boston before moving to the Miami sun. She’s worked in engineering, after passing many tests proving how easy Math came to her. Then hating her life at the age of twenty four, she decided to go to law school. Four years later, after passing the bar and practicing very little, she realized that she hates the practice of law. She refused to one day turn 50 and realize she had nothing but her career and hours at a desk. After realizing she needed change, she became a high school teacher. Teaching is rewarding, but writing is a passion.
During all this time, she always wrote stories to entertain herself or calm down. Her parents are practical minded people demanding a job, and Victoria spent too many years living other people’s dreams, but when she sat down to see what skill she had that matched what she enjoyed doing, writing became so obvious. The middle school year book when someone wrote in it that one day she’d be a writer made sense when she turned thirty.
When she woke up to what she wanted, the dream of writing became so obvious. She dreams of writing professionally, where her barista can make her coffee and a walk on the beach, can motivate her tales. Contemporary romances are just fun to write. She’s always thinking whose getting hurt and whose story is next on the list to fall in love. Victoria’s love of writing has kept her centered and focused through her many phases, and she’s motivated to write many stories.
Member of Florida Romance Writers, Contemporary Romance, Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapter of RWA, and in Savvy Authors.
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#FBF Flashback Friday: Another Taste of Destiny ~ #eroticshortstory

Welcome to Flashback Friday!

Another Taste of Destiny ~ Not your average erotic romance short story...

Joe’s marriage is on the rocks. His wife has even seen a lawyer. So it’s the worst possible time for a brassy hooker to walk into his life and send him reeling with lust. After a quick-and-dirty encounter in a men’s bathroom, Joe is hard pressed to think about anything but her. Destiny. His Destiny.

He has to see her again…and again. Will Destiny be the final nail in his marriage’s coffin? Or might giving in to his darkest, most depraved desires be the only way to save it?

Tonight she was dressed in a brilliant-blue lace bra that was completely visible through a sheer black shirt. The top three buttons were undone, allowing the bra to shine in all its iridescent glory. She had on a black skin-tight skirt that barely covered the apex of her thighs. Her heels were the same color as her bra and made him want to groan. He had a quick flash of her wrapping those long legs around his back, heels digging into the muscles of his ass as he pounded into her.

He sat, riveted by her walk. She moved like a runway model or a predator, strolling toward him with purpose and control. His palms started to sweat as she neared the table. Was he really going to go through with this? The money sitting in his pocket gave him his answer, a resounding “yes”.

“Hey, hon. Didn’t think I’d see you again. You waitin’ for your wife again?” She leaned toward him when she reached the table and dropped her voice. “Or did you come to see me again?”

The view of her tits from his seat was mesmerizing. They threatened to spill from the blue cups with each breath she took. He hoped with each inhale that one would fall out of its little nest, giving him the glimpse he so wanted. He had dreamed of her all week, but it was her nipples that had so fascinated him. The dark-pink he had caught a peek of last time had tantalized him, taunted his imagination. Tonight he wanted to see them in their full glory, puckered and aroused.

He looked up into those captivating eyes. “I came to see you.”

“Well. Ain’t that interesting. We moving to the bathrooms again or you have something more in mind?” She raised an eyebrow in question. She smoothed a hand over his shoulder and down his back. The other was drawing tight circles in the water ring left from his drink on the table.

He cleared his throat. It was now or never. “I have money for more. Where do you usually go?”

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Scavenger Hunt: Jessica Lee's 'Breaking the Ice' ~ #MM #eroticromance

Welcome Jessica Lee and her 'Breaking the Ice' tour... 

The tundra isn’t the only thing that’s frozen solid.

Being the last male standing isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. Mikah Malloy is living proof. His mother and father were both killed during their individual attempts to assassinate the pride leader of Ariel Estates, Silas Murdoch. Now after the dust has settled on his bloodstained family’s name, Mikah must face life alone among his fellow lion shifters. But Silas and his mate, Theo, have decided a vacation in Alaska is just what the doctor ordered to help Mikah come to terms with his grief and his plans for the future. The only snag with their plan is trouble always has a way of finding Mikah, no matter where he runs.

Gideon Haven, eldest son of the Haven pack's alpha, would give his soul for a way off the ice. But when a hunter is out to eradicate his pack one by one, skinning them alive for their wolf pelts, Gideon can’t just walk away.

The predators have now become the prey, but they're determined to hunt down the poacher out to slaughter Theo and Gideon's pack. As for Mikah, he’s more than ready for the job. Putting one's life on the line isn’t a hardship when you don’t care whether you live or die. The heat between Gideon and Mikah becomes nearly impossible to resist, yet Mikah is determined the tenacious wolf isn’t about to get close enough to break the ice around his heart.

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Super Duper Important- Scavenger Hunt Instructions:

There are 10 (ten) stops for this Scavenger Hunt. Each stop contains a letter button. The letters are scattered randomly to the hosts. You will need to collect all 10, unscramble them, and then enter the decoded message in the Rafflecopter for the ‘extra entries’. All 10 letters form a message that is the answer to the following question. Good luck!

Literary Nook1/27- Mon
Candlelight Book Promotions1/27- Mon
Clutter Your Kindle1/28- Tue
Lea Barrymire1/29- Wed
For Whom The Books Toll1/31- Fri
Sizzling Promo
In the Pages of a Good Book
2/4- Tue
2/5- Wed
Literal Hotties Naughty Book reviews2/5- Wed
Unearthly Musings2/6- Thur
Riverina Romantics2/7- Fri
For the Love of Bookends 2/10 Mon

NOTE: I don't actually have one of the letters. :)  But, you can find the first 3 by clicking the links below...

Jessica Lee is an EPIC eBook Award winner and international bestselling author of paranormal romance. She lives in the southeastern United States with her husband and son. In her former life, Jessica was a science geek and spent over twenty-five years as a nurse. But after the birth of her son, she left her medical career behind. During that transition, she discovered her passion for writing romance and has never looked back. Jessica Lee is currently published by three houses:
Entangled Publishing, Resplendence Publishing, and Ellora's Cave. In addition, she has several self-published titles available. Jessica is a member of Romance Writers of America and Carolina Romance Writers.

Twitter: @jessleenovels

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tattoo Tuesday: Matthew Eaton #tattooTuesday #sexytats

Please welcome
Matthew Eaton
to Tattoo Tuesday

Lea Note: This is the first pic I saw... I was hooked

Four sentences that sum you up: what you do, who you are, where you've been...
My name is Matthew Craig Eaton and I'm a 28-year-old ball of positive energy. I've climbed many mountains, crossed many oceans, and have overcome many hurdles in my 28 years here on Earth. I am a proud Co-Owner of my family business with my brothers. I grow smarter, stronger and more wise through daily perseverance!

Give me your story... why you do what you do, where you've been in the past, etc.
 I am the middle child of three boys. I come from a broken family that really never had all that much. One thing we always did have was one another, although we tortured and fought each other every day of our childhood. Our mother was a single mom raising 3 boys and did everything in her power to make sure we could survive. She went without so we could have the little things we did. She was our rock!

When our parents separated, we quickly turned rebellious in many ways and it led us to a path of parties, lies, and drugs. Little did we know the dark times that would soon consume us. My younger brother had deep dark secrets of hiding his sexuality and my older brother lived a life of rebelling. I always found myself feeling like I was stuck in the middle. I loved my mom with all my heart but same with my dad. I did not agree with some of the choices he had made but at the end of the day he was still my dad!

I experienced many drugs in my teenage years. Shrooms being my favorite, it produced a strong mental high that I craved. I lived a lie for many years selling drugs and doing them. I still had the best work ethic one could ever ask for but could not escape the easy life of "dirty money". I always had big dreams though. Ones of doing so much more with my life. I knew I always wanted more. I did not want to be a statistic like the rest of society! I wanted to help people. However, one thing was very clear, I needed to help myself first.

It took my brother nearly loosing his life before I stopped and got a grip on things. It took a doctor walking in the room and looking us all in the eyes to say.."You, son, have made some very bad choices and I can not guarantee you will survive it." In that very moment I walked from the room in tears to go outside. I prayed to God to give my brother another shot. I told him I'd set the example and guide him to a better life at whatever cost.

I stuck to that commitment and because of it lost an engagement, my best friend, and someone who was a son to me. I, however, would stop at no cost until my brothers were healthy and thriving again. Today I write to you standing stronger than ever before with all three of us healthier and happier than ever before. It took strength, it took courage, it took time, but it was all worth it!

What's your life plans for the immediate future? Long-term?
 I plan on continuing growing my business and helping as many people as I can in this journey of life. Bringing hope to others and letting them know there is a better life out there. One day I hope to do some motivational speaking to kids. Help open people's eyes to a more beautiful life.

If you could give a complete stranger five pieces of life-related advice, what would they be?
  -Things generally get harder before they get easier
  -Learn to love yourself first
  -Follow your heart
  -There is good in every bad situation it just takes the right perspective
  -Get outdoors and enjoy the beauty all around you

If you could go back in time five years and tell your younger self ONE thing, what would it be?
You hold the power to create your future

If you had to pick a favorite piece of ink, which would it be and why?
It would be the big family memorial on the outside of my right upper arm. It represents my family and they are the most important thing to me in life.

What piece has the most meaning to you and why?
My 46 hour backpiece. It has so much meaning behind it. It is a 9/11 tribute I got when I graduated fire school. Although becoming a firefighter did not pan out, 9/11 will always play a role in the world we live in today. It was a day that took the most powerful Nation in the world and shattered it. It instilled fear in what we thought was an untouchable country and made people think twice about going outside to work, pumping gas, getting on an airplane and so much more. It has ultimately played a major role in the collapse of the economy and so much more.

Do you have more tats planned?
I have lots more planned however like to think things all the way through before I put something that will stick with me for a lifetime on my body!

What's something most people don't know about you?
Most people do not know I don't eat much seafood at all! I'm a huge scuba diver and absolutely love the water but not one to eat much at all.

If you were a superhero what would your power and weakness be?
My power would be shooting lasers from my eyes and my weakness would definitely be love.

Fav TV show?
Favorite tv show and station...Discovery Channel and shark week!!

What's the go to/comfort place, food, etc?
My comfort place is the beach. It brings me a sense of relief and freedom

If you could go anywhere with no $$ limits where would it be?
With no limitations, I'd be on an African safari admiring the beauty, animals, and capturing memories of it all.

Quick questions:
Bottle or can? Bottle
Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla
Motorcycle or muscle car? Muscle car
Night owl or morning person? Night Owl
Rollercoaster or bumpercars? Rollercoaster

Come find me...
@Meaton77 (instagram)

Id like to give a shout out to everyone who has and continues to support my family and me. Id also like to give a shout out to my family. We are Eaton strong!! I love you guys!

All images are copyrighted by Luis Rafael, FuriousFotog, RLS Model Images Photography and/or Matthew Eaton. They may not be used, reposted, shared or otherwise transferred without written permissions from the photographer AND the model.

Friday, January 24, 2014

#FBF Flashback Friday ~ 'Half in Love' #eroticromance #paranormal

Flashback Friday brings us to 'Half in Love', book 1 in the Willie Krenshaw series... my paranormal/shifter series.

Vampires, Shifters and Half-breeds... OH my!

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?

Willie covered her face and turned to hide the change. Shit. She didn’t even know she was close enough to shifting that her eyes had changed. Her cougar was actually quiet, waiting to finish the claiming. A firm hand wrapped around her arm, turning her. She glanced up into Nick’s eyes and relaxed. He wasn’t disgusted. He was grinning at her.
“Please don’t hide from me. You’re beautiful like this.” He pulled her into his chest, and she went willingly. She loved the solid feel of his arms around her. He bent down and captured her lips, slowly delving into her mouth for a soul-scorching kiss. One of his hands slid down her back and cupped her ass, pulling her closer to his body. She loved the feel of his hard cock against her belly. She ached to have him inside her.
He moved them back toward the bed and pressed her down onto it without breaking the kiss. When her head hit the mattress, he released her mouth and kissed down her neck. He groaned as he lifted off her enough to get his hands on the hem of her shirt. “I’m not going to stop this time, Willie. I’m going to be inside you, moving and coming. I so need to feel you around me.”
His hands pushed her shirt up off her arms. Deft fingers unhooked her bra and slid the straps off her arms, adding it the pile of clothing on the floor. He slid his palms down her sides and pushed her pants and panties down her hips. His eyes almost burned her with the intensity of his gaze as he watched his hands move over her body. She felt naked in both body and soul under his gaze. She’d never experienced someone looking at her with reverence. It brought a blush to her skin, flushing her a light pink. His eyes traveled back to her face and caught her gaze and held it as he slowly stripped off his own clothes, dropping them onto the floor.
She reached for him, resenting the space between them. She needed to feel his skin against hers almost more than she needed oxygen. She slid her hands around his waist and pulled their bodies together. With a few steps backward, she found the edge of the bed. She pulled him with her as she dropped back onto the mattress. A quick flip had him under her. She grinned at the look of surprise on his face.
“I’m too impatient for foreplay.” She bent forward and kissed him with every ounce of her need. She could taste her own blood still on his tongue, and it made her almost lose her grip on her cougar. She needed to finish the mating, needed his seed hot and sticky inside her body. A growl bubbled up from her chest, and she nipped him on the chin. “I hope you didn’t want slow and sweet because I just can’t handle that this time.”
Before he could answer her, she shifted her lower body and captured the tip of his cock within her folds. She watched his eyes open with surprise as she slid smoothly down his shaft. A gasp of wonder whispered over her lips as she took him to the hilt within her body. He fit her perfectly, stroking those hidden places that only a cock could reach. She savored the feel of him stretching her before she started moving. The rhythm she used would bring them both to the edge too fast, but she needed the release so badly. Nick’s hands clasped her hips and helped her move on his shaft.
“I need something. I need to bite you again,” she moaned. She moved on his cock faster, pushing down on him with each slide. She needed him further inside, buried deeply in her body and soul.
“Take what you want from me. I’m yours.”

Want to read more? You can check out Half in Love here:



Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Revisit ~ Tattoo Tuesday- Matt Savard #TattooTuesday #sexytats

Please Welcome
Matt Savard
to Tattoo Tuesday

Give me four sentences that sum you up: what you do, who you are, where you've been...
Four sentences Huh? Oh crap that's one. Ok so ummmm. Wait can I start over.
Lea Note: That's the best response I've had so far. LOL

What was your first tattoo?  Does it have meaning to you?
 The dragon on my arm. 

Do you have any that you regret getting?
Nope I did get a couple on impulse but still love them

Do you have more tats planned?
Yes I'm in the process of finishing the sleeve on my left arm.

Do you buy into tattoos being addictive once you start getting them?
Yes definitely.... sometimes you just get the itch and only a new tattoo will scratch it

What's your life plans for the immediate future? Long-term?
Finish off my competition season and go on some bad ass vacations over the winter. Get my IFBB Pro card next year.

What's something about yourself that most people don't know?
I'm a huge nerd

If you were a superhero, what would your power be? Your weakness?
Super Awesome Sexy Man my wife calls me that.... seriously
Lea Note: Did you see??? No weakness? Hmmm.... wait, I can tell why! 

Favorite TV show or station?

What's your 'go to' comfort item (food, place, drink, etc)?
Chinese food or ice cream

If there were no $ or time limitations, where would you be right now and what would you be doing?
I'm very lucky I'm right where I want to be.

Do you enjoy reading? Who's your fav author, or your fav type of book (suspense, mystery, biography, paranormal, etc)?
Yes definitely I love science fiction books especially series type. Terry Goodkind's  Sword of Truth,  Stephen King's Dark Tower.

Quick Questions:
Bottle or can?

Chocolate or vanilla?

Muscle car or motorcycle?

Morning person or night-owl?

Rollercoaster or bumper cars?
bumper cars

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

Any other shout outs you'd like to do? Websites? FB pages?
Jamie Dominic Photography good friend and great photographer he's helped so much along my journey

Xcel Sports Nutrition and Reardon Metal Prep my sponsors supporting my athletic adventure to the IFBB

All images are copyrighted by Jamie Dominic Photography and/or Matt Savard. They may not be used, reposted, shared or otherwise transferred without writing permissions from the photographer AND the model.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Flashback Friday: 'Cain's Salvation' #FBF #eroticromance

  I'm revisiting one of my favorite stories this week for Flashback Friday.
Cain's Salvation is the first in the Genophyte series with Siren Bookstrand. Futuristic with a flare of sci-fi.

The Blurb:
Cain was designed in a lab to be used as a super warrior called a Genophyte. Genophytes are programmed with military training, psychic powers, and diminished emotions. After buying out his contract with the company that built him, he uses the talents, including his empathic abilities, to run his own security firm. He was built without emotions, but that all changes when a dream shows him a female, Samantha, who needs his help. A glitch in his programming makes him susceptible to a primitive possessiveness when he meets the one female that can deal with his issues. From the moment he first sees her, he desperately wants her. His firm receives a call from her father. Sam was kidnapped and held for ransom. Cain and his employees are hired to fix the botched attempt to get her back. Their happiness rides on Cain’s ability to find her in time.

Here is a sexy snippet from Cain's Salvation to warm your hearts and other body parts! :o)
Cain walked to the edge of the bed, intent on burying himself in the warmth he instinctively knew was waiting for him. He watched Samantha stroke a hand down her own belly, drawing goose bumps from her skin. She slowly reached down her body and parted her pussy lips with her fingers. With slow, languid circles she rubbed her clit. She dipped a finger into her opening, and threw her head back with a sigh. Her other hand massaged a breast. She moaned as she rolled and tugged at the nipple. She opened her eyes and looked right into his soul.
“Please, Cain, I need to feel you inside me. Don’t make me wait,” she breathed out, just above a whisper. Her gray eyes shined with passion.
“No worries, love. I’ll be buried so deep inside you in a few minutes you won’t know where you end and I begin.” He climbed onto the bed, stalking her on all fours. He felt predatory, feral with need. He could smell her arousal perfuming the air and it was driving him crazy. He bent down and kissed her lightly on the lips, stroking them with his tongue until she opened for him. He stroked his tongue into her mouth, caressed hers and dragged a soft sigh from her lips. He moved his mouth over her chin and down her neck, breathing her scent in. She smelled of warm woman and almond soap. When she leaned her head back to give him access to her throat, he licked down the column of her neck and nuzzled her shoulder. He bit her lightly, moving his tongue over the skin clamped between his teeth. The moan that escaped her throat made his cock throb.
He kissed the place he had bitten and leaned back to watch her face. Her eyes were closed and a slight smile tilted the corners of her mouth. He fought the urge to lean down and capture her lips once more. He wanted to be buried balls deep into her body, to feel the heat and tightness of her pussy milking his cock. “Now, roll over and show me that lovely ass of yours.”
Samantha opened her eyes and grinned. She slowly rolled over, keeping eye contact with him.  She got on hands and knees, spreading her legs. She leaned down and placed her head on the bed, moaning as he rubbed a hand over her lower spine and ass. She leaned back into his hand and wiggled slightly, giggling when he gave her a light smack. The giggles dissolved into a moan of pleasure when he moved his hand down and under her mound, pressing firmly against her folds. He nearly came when he felt the wet heat against his palm. Her skin was so soft and slick with her passion.
Cain moved between Samantha’s knees. He could feel the heat radiating off her body, pulsing against him. Her skin was smooth and soft under his calloused hand. He slowly ran his hands up her outer thighs, and grasped her hips. He kneaded her flesh, grinning at the whimper that escaped her lips. He pulled her back against his cock, nestling himself in her slick folds. Pumping his hips, he enjoyed the slick glide of his cock through her juices. “Oh, God, you’re so wet for me. What do you want, Samantha? What do you want me to do to you?”
She moaned and shoved back against his groin, wiggling her pussy against his cock. “Fuck me, Cain. Make me come with you inside me.”
Her plea pushed him closer to the building release. That vulgar request from her beautiful lips was too much. He leaned back and ran a finger down her ass, lightly circling her anus and moving lower until he could plunge his finger into her wet opening. The whimper that escaped her was animalistic. He couldn’t wait any longer. He grabbed her hips and positioned the crown of his shaft at her opening. With a slick slide, he entered her to the hilt. They both groaned as he filled her. With her channel tightly wrapped around his shaft, shivers raced down his spine. He could feel slight tremors massaging his dick as he slid out of her warmth and rammed himself back in.
Cain wrapped his arm around her waist and slid two fingers into her folds, finding her swollen clit. He rubbed the nub with fast, tight circles, driving her toward her climax as he pounded into her pussy. He could feel her clit hardening, and her muscles tightened as she got closer. She mewed softly as she pushed back against his hand.
“Come for me. I want to feel you come around my cock,” he growled as he thrust into her. He smiled as she keened and her muscles clamped down on his cock. She came fast and strong, milking his shaft as he held himself deep inside her channel. He threw his head back and moaned as she tightened around him, forcing his release.
He tumbled both of them to their sides, pulling her snugly against his chest. He buried his nose in her hair and savored the smell that was uniquely Samantha’s. He closed his eyes in sated bliss, feeling both of their heart rates slowing.
“You can call me Sam, by the way. I don’t normally go by Samantha,” she said after she yawned. She wiggled closer into Cain’s arms. “I haven’t been called Samantha so much since I was a little kid.”

Want to read more? Check it out on:
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Author Spotlight: Julie Shelton's 'Dark Warrior' #giveaway #eroticromance

Welcome Julie Shelton for her Blog Tour...
We saw a glimpse of 'Dark Warrior' last week with her blitz tour. Now, read a little more and enter her giveaway!

When Nicholas Herron, Duke of Berwick and his best friend, Rolf Torgesson, two of King Edward III’s most powerful and respected knights, discover a badly beaten young woman hiding in the forest, they swear to protect her.  By the time they learn that she is Lady Kathryn Weston, and that her attacker is none other than her betrothed, Robert Walford, the powerful and ruthless Duke of Pemberton, it is too late.  They have both fallen in love with her and she with them—a love so forbidden it could cost them everything, even their lives.
Bent on revenge, Walford uses his power as Chief Magistrate of the Crown to issue two arrest warrants, one charging Kathryn with attempted murder, the other charging Nicholas with high treason.  For years he has been abusing the authority of his office by bringing false charges of treason against loyal knights and confiscating their wealth to finance his scheme to overthrow Edward and seize the throne of England. Getting his hands on Nicholas’s vast fortune would finally allow him to accomplish his goal.
Traveling to Berwick to serve the warrants in person, Walford’s triumph is short-lived when Nicholas publicly humiliates him and sends him packing.  Incensed, Pemberton hastily assembles an army to lay siege to Berwick castle, vowing to take it apart stone by stone. But Nicholas has anticipated just such a move and he has taken countermeasures to assure the safety of everyone at Berwick—especially Kathryn and their unborn child.
But Walford does something no one expects.  He sneaks into Berwick castle and seizes Kathryn and all of a sudden certain victory becomes a desperate race for Rolf and Nicholas to save their home and rescue the woman they love.
Set amidst the turmoil and pageantry of 14th-century England, Dark Warrior weaves a vivid tapestry of three lost souls who find each other and a deep, abiding love that could ultimately destroy them all.

“Nay!” she cried, twisting and pushing her fisted hands against his chest. With one final hard shove, she managed to free herself and stumble backwards, away from the disgusting Walford. “Do not touch me, my lord! You have no right!”
Two armed knights standing just inside the door took a step toward her, hands on the hilts of their swords. A tiny whimper ripped from her throat as outrage turned to terror.
“I have every right!” Walford bellowed, his eyes narrowing dangerously. He grabbed her shoulders and turned her around roughly, clamping her body tightly against him with his powerful arms. His stench engulfed her. She was going to vomit. “Tomorrow your body will belong to me and I can and will touch you wherever, and whenever I please. Here.” His left hand grabbed her breast and gave it a painful squeeze.
“Here.” His right hand found the juncture of her thighs and gripped her mound through the stuff of her gown.
“Here.” He reached both hands around behind her, gripping and squeezing the cheeks of her bottom.
“And here.” Before she could stop him, he lowered his head and ground his mouth against hers, smashing her lips against her teeth so hard she could taste the blood.  Her blood.
He jammed his fat tongue into her mouth, thrusting in and out, nearly suffocating her as he touched and squeezed, violating her most private, feminine places. Places no one had ever touched except herself…and the phantom lover who came to her every night in her dreams.
She gagged. Whimpering, she pushed against his chest with her forearms, trying to free herself. But he was extremely strong and her efforts were in vain. Just as she was about to pass out from lack of air, he lifted his head and looked down at her stricken face.
“You will be mine, Lady Kathryn, make no mistake about that.” His eyes glittered with unholy anticipation. “Your father lost you in a wager and I intend to collect. So tomorrow, when I come for you, you had better be ready.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tattoo Tuesday: A.C. Solie #TattooTuesday

A.C. Solie
to Tattoo Tuesday

Give me four sentences that sum you up: what you do, who you are, where you've been...
I am a very outgoing, passionate guy. I love playing sports and being competitive. I am currently a college student at the University of Wisconsin- Stout. I currently work with males with disabilities, I get them involved in Special Olympics and try to better their lives. I am an active duty Army vet. I've been to Germany, Kuwait, and damn near every state in the U.S.

What was your first tattoo? Does it have meaning to you?
My first tattoo was my last name on my back, across my shoulder blades. It has meaning to me because when I was racing in track and field my opponents would see my last name in front of them and know who was beating them!

Do you have any that you regret getting? I have no regrets as far as tattoos. I am expanding my tattoos and making my body a canvas of artwork.

If you had to pick a favorite piece of ink, which would it be and why? My arm and side tribal, is my favorite because it contours to my body and its custom designed.
Lea Note: and NEW if you want to see the pics check out his Facebook page

Do you have more tats planned? I have more tattoos in my mind and I will be getting more added very soon.

Do you buy into tattoos being addictive once you start getting them? Yes I believe tattoos are addictive, once you get one you want more and more.

What's your life plans for the immediate future? To graduate with a Bachelors in Vocational rehab. specializing in social work. Long term, goals life a long healthly life.

What's something about yourself that most people don't know? Most people don't know that I have a 4yr old son who lives with me, he's my best friend! His names Maxxwell, his name is tattooed across my chest.
Lea note: And all the women collectively sighed *awwww*

If you were a superhero, what would your power be? Your weakness? If I was a superhero my power of choice would be super speed, so that I can be here and there in a blink of an eye. My weakness would be candy, I have a sweet tooth for sure!

Favorite TV show or station? My favorite tv show- was Smallville, I'm a Superman fan, but now it's Supernatural!

What's your 'go to' comfort item (food, place, drink, etc)? My go to comfort item is- The gym I go there get all emotions out and sit in hot tub/sauna and relax.

If there were no $ or time limitations, where would you be right now and what would you be doing? I'd be traveling the world, going to foreign places and lands that I'd probably never get to see under normal money limitations.

Quick Questions:
Bottle or can? Bottle
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate
Muscle car or motorcycle? Muscle Car
Morning person or night-owl? Morning person
Rollercoaster or bumper cars? Bumper cars

Where would you like people to find you?

I'd like to shout out to Golden at FuriousFotog and Randy at RLS Model Images Photography

All images are copyrighted by FuriousFotog, RLS Model Images Photography and/or A.C. Solie. They may not be used, reposted, shared or otherwise transferred without written permissions from the photographer AND the model.