Saturday, September 29, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Happy Sunday! It's been raining nonstop in Madrid since Friday and I've taken the chance to start a new WIP. I've been quite productive and made it to chapter four. The problem? My heroine, which you will meet in the next few sentences, is not falling for the rich hero which was supposed to solve all her problems. Instead, she's into the butler. The butler! Oh Ella, what am I going to do with you? *Sigh* 

Ella stepped in front of the sink and stuck out her tongue at herself. Yeah, she didn’t exactly look her best at six in the morning. Her green eyes were red and puffy as if she had spent the night partying. Her cheeks were rosy, dried up saliva coating her mouth and part of her chin.

“You’re gross, Ella,” she said, shaking her head. Grabbing her toothbrush and toothpaste she cleaned her teeth thoroughly for a few minutes, jumping on the balls of her feet as she did so, the melody of a song she had accidentally heard yesterday repeating itself in her head.  

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

T n'T's Confidential: Kacey Hammel

Happy Thursday everyone!!

Forgive me for my absence these past few days but my vacation is almost over and I've been out and about. However, I couldn't miss the chance to interview author Kacey Hammell. Please welcome her to the blog *applause*. Kacey is here to tell us all about her recent Evernight release, Dare.

Legal secretary, Olivia Warner enjoys being single and, aside from her closest gal pals, usually keeps to herself. But the night of her thirty-fourth birthday, she and her friends spend a fun-filled evening at a local bar where her friends dare her to approach a man, and spend the night with him.

Olivia's not one to turn down a dare, especially from her old college pals. She only hopes the man in question is in for some good conversation, because that's all she'll give him.

Darren “Dare” Shalvis has given up on women. He's tired of being chased for his money, good looks, and prowess in bed. He prefers to meet a woman who, for once, wants nothing more from him than mere conversation. If only the woman asking him to spend the night with her wasn’t his favorite legal secretary.

Accepting a dare has never been so tempting…

Welcome Kacey, tell us about your recent release.

DARE is a contemporary erotic romance that was a lot of fun to write. It
features two characters who have had their eyes on one another for a long
time, a group of best girlfriends who love to make mischief and a lot of hot,
sexy love scenes.

Where do you get your inspiration?

On an evening out with some of my girlfriends. We were all sitting around
discussing the old days, the game truth or dare and just being silly. Dare
started talking to me the next day.

Do you have a writing routine? If yes, what is it?

Nope, not at all. Whenever the mood strikes, and when I can. I jot down
notes / scenes on paper, then transcribe to computer. So whenever,
wherever I happen to be, I’m writing. Though I do try to put in at least a full
morning or afternoon of writing when possible.

Have you always wanted to be an author?

No. My husband suggested/convinced me to after years of reviewing other
people’s books.

Why did you chose to write romance?

Simply because I’ve always been a reader of it. Lindsay McKenna & Nora
Roberts, or and Joan Johnston and Debbie Macomber made me a fan years
and years (and years!) ago!

What do you most enjoy about writing?

The romance between the characters. I love happily ever afters and creating
them just makes me smile. Plus hearing from readers makes it all worth it.

Favorite hottie(s)?

Oh heavens, the list is long. Top 5 – Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron,
Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Vin Diesel, Shemar Moore

Favorite moment of the day?

When the kids get home from school. They give me hugs and always
ask “How was your day, Mum?” before I can ask them about theirs.

Favorite thing to do on a rainy day?

Curl up with hubby & kids and watch marathons of fave movies/shows. IE:
Lord of the Rings, Friends, Full House, Harry Potter.

What are you working on now?

A tasty morsel that features a nurse, two construction managers…so a
ménage !

Any words for your readers?

Live life to the fullest. Laugh at least twice an hour. Love til you can’t
breathe. And be happy!!

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

T n'T's Confidential: M.A. Church

Time flies and it's Thursday already! Today we've got awesome author M.A. Church blogging with us! She's here to tell us all about her latest story Faded Love in the "Carved in Flesh Anthology". Read on! 

Carved in Flesh Anthology

The title of my story is Faded Love, which I think is perfect because scars fade, but true love doesn’t. What attracted me to this anthology was the very fact it’s based on scars. From my own personal experience I know that scars can affect how a person looks at their self. I had back surgery twelve years ago, and have a scar on my back. Back then I wore a two piece bathing suit and it was noticeable. I actually had people stop me and ask about it. Granted, mostly it was people who’d had back surgery, so they knew what the scar was from. But, the scar drew attention, to some degree.

My story is about a top model that’s in a car accident and ends up scarred… on his face, no less. He isn’t horribly disfigured, but can you imagine what that would do to someone who models? Ashley, the model in my story, makes his living from his looks and does a damn good job at it. And in the blink of an eye, it’s all changed. 

The Carved In Flesh anthology is going to be very interesting, I think. I can’t wait to see the different stories! J

Carved in Flesh- an anthology released September 14th by Storm Moon Press

People often say that the true perfection in the human form is in its imperfections. Scars are visceral reminders of a person's past, a sign of an event that can never fade. Whether it was gained in combat, a traumatic experience, or part of a ritual with a lover, scars are the ultimate labels. Carved in Flesh features short stories in which at least one character sports physical scars—visible to the naked eye, and prominent enough to spark a conversation.

Faded Love by M.A. Church


“Will?” Ashley’s hand was gently held and pulled down. Why did Will’s voice sound so funny, like he was hoarse? “Will? What’s going on? Where am I? What’s on my face?”

“Listen to me. You’re in the hospital.”

“Hospital? Why the hell am I in the hospital?” Straining, he was finally able to make out the pale walls, and smell a scent he had always associated with hospitals: cleaners and sickness.

“You don’t remember… anything?” Will bent over Ashley, still holding his hands. God, Will’s skin was so warm, and his was so cold. “Tell me what you remember.”

“Was on my way home from that shoot. You called. I was going to call you back… Will?” Ashley’s voice rose and cracked. “Then, nothing until now. What—what… Will?”

One of Will’s strong hands managed to loosen itself from Ashley’s death grip and brushed Ashley’s hair back from his face. “You’re in the hospital. There was an accident, a bad accident. You were hit on the way home two days ago.”

“Fuck me! Two days ago?” Ashley bit his lip as pain spiked in his ribs. “How bad? Who hit me?”

“It was pretty bad. You have bruised ribs from the impact with the steering wheel, your arm is bruised—not broken—and more bruises over your body. I forgot the driver’s name. They hit you on the passenger side, slammed you into a street light. Two people in the other car died.”

“Died? Jesus.” Every time Ashley tried to lift his hand to his face, Will stopped him. “What’s wrong with my vision? Why can I only see out of one side?”

Gripping his hand, Will hesitated. “You were struck so hard your head hit the driver side window.”

Ashley gripped Will’s hand. There was more, he just knew it. What little he could make out of Will’s concerned face told him that. “And? Tell me, dammit!”

 “The window busted. There was glass everywhere. Oh God, Ashley, I’m so sorry. You were cut. On your face… and—and… there’s going to be a scar.”

“A scar?” Ashley whispered, and then his voice gained in strength as horror stabbed at him. “A scar, on my face? My face? No! Oh my God, no! How bad, Will? How fucking bad?”

Tears soaked Will’s voice. “From the hair line to under your chin. Jesus, Ashley. I’m so sorry.”

The screams from Ashley’s room brought most of the nursing staff at a dead run.
Keep in mind I picked that excerpt. Storm Moon may use something else. :-)
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Monday, September 17, 2012

T n'T's Confidential: L.M. Brown

Hey everyone! Welcome to a new installment of T n'T's Confidential! Today we've got fabulous author L.M. Brown visiting! She's here to tell us all about her new male-male fairy tale romance Let Down Your Hair. Read on and enjoy!

Being Yourself

Hello everyone, and thank you to Elyzabeth for letting me visit here today.

My latest story Let Down Your Hair is a male/male fairy tale romance with a lot of humour and is one of my more light-hearted stories.  However, that isn’t to say there isn’t a more serious side to the story.

One of the heroes of my story is Robert.  He is a man who is pretty comfortable with who he is and has no hesitation in speaking his mind.  He says what he wants and wears what he pleases, including women’s clothes.  Robert isn’t the first character in fiction to dress in clothes that are traditionally worn by the opposite gender, though you’ll find cross-dressers in fairy tales are few and far between. 

With delicate features, long blond hair and a habit of occasionally wearing women’s clothes, Robert is often mistaken for a female.  He is, however, very much a man and like everyone else he wants to be loved for himself.

That is easier said than done though, and while there are no evil witches or fire-breathing dragons for Prince Aiden and Robert to take on, they do have obstacles to overcome before they can be together.  They soon discover that pride and fear can be just as hard to battle as a physical enemy. 

While Robert’s cross-dressing is a large part of the story, in the end, it isn’t about the clothes; it’s about choices and having both the freedom and the courage to be yourself.


In a world where fairy stories are historical fact, Prince Aiden is on a quest to find a princess to rescue and bring home as his bride. Deep in the Enchanted Forest he finds Robert, a cross-dressing painter who lives alone in his tower. Mistaking him for a woman, Prince Aiden is determined to have Robert as his bride.

When the prince of his dreams shows up at Robert's tower he is far from happy, especially when the handsome prince refuses to believe he is a man. Can he convince Prince Aiden to love him as the man he is, or is their happily ever after doomed from the start?


Robert sat up so they were on eye level once more. "I never said my true love was a woman," he whispered before leaning forward and brushing his lips across Aiden's. Aiden sat there as still as a statue, while Robert contemplated when exactly he had lost his bloody mind.

When it was clear Aiden was not responding to his kiss at all, Robert pulled away and threw himself backward onto the mattress.

"What was that?" Aiden asked.

"I believe it's called a kiss."

"There's no need for sarcasm. Why did you kiss me?"

"A wife has the right to kiss her husband if she wants," Robert snapped. "Since you insist I play the part, I figured I can kiss you if I want to."

"But why would you want to?"

Robert snorted humourlessly. "Damned if I know."

Aiden settled back down beside him. "Have you ever done that before? Kissed another man, I mean."


"Do you like me?"

"Would I have kissed you if I didn't?"

"So you do like me?"

"I suppose so."

"It's only natural, I guess. Everyone is waiting for the handsome prince to come rescue them from their dreary lives."

"My life wasn't dreary."

Aiden turned his head to wink at Robert. "I notice you didn't question my handsomeness."

Robert threw a pillow at Aiden and turned his back on him. It was going to be a very long night. His cock, wide awake and raring to go, reminded him it was going to be another uncomfortable night as well.

Available from Silver Publishing

Where to find L.M. Brown