Archive | July 3, 2013

New Release- Emma’s Alpha – Amanda Clark

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Emma needs a fresh start so she packs up her car and drives hundreds of miles north to a
small market town in the Lake District, here she will be a housekeeper in an B & B, a
total change from her previous job, a vet’s assistant. On arriving Emma doesn’t expect her reaction to Mike Cross, the town mayor. She instantly has a physical reaction to him, a man has never evoked this type of attraction from her before. Even when she tries to
ignore it she can’t, it’s like her body and mind are calling to his.

Emma’s reason to leave London soon catch’s up to her and her eyes are opened to a
world she believed to be fictional. Werewolves were real and the man she was drawn to
was the Alpha of the local pack. Also the man she left London to get away from was one
too. He was also adamant Emma was his.

So after discovering this new world at a lot of things started to make sense, the intense
feelings she had for a virtual stranger, they were mates which brought with it a whole
new set of problems. Along the way new discoveries are made and bonds that will
hopefully last a lifetime, if no one tries to take it away.

A review by Cara Davidson

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If I was asked to write a one word review of the Novella, Emma’s Alpha, it would be “Yummy.” If I could use three, it would be “Yummy, what’s next?!?” This novella is the story of Emma and Mike (a great alpha wolf), and an introduction into the Derwent Pack with great secondary characters who will (hopefully) make up the cast of forthcoming novels. Ms. Clark was able to give a great foundation into the inner workings of the werewolves of her creation, as well as background info on the Council and Packs. As always with novellas, you wish for more, but the story is well told, and believable- and, contains that rare find in paranormal fiction, a heroine who doesn’t have palpitations over the existence of werewolves (we all know we want one!).

The only issue I had, and not much of one, was Rachel- she came out of left field. However, it was something Emma was concerned about, so her existence and reaction weren’t outside the realm of possibilities. Brian has a ton of issues, and is a definitely an unlikeable, unredeemable bad guy. The sex scenes with Emma and Mike are deliciously hot, which is always a big plus. Emma has a bit of a rough life, but you hear no complaints from her- she is a genuinely likable heroine, and deserves her own great HEA, which is delivered. I would strongly recommend this book, a perfect beach read if you are don’t mind the heat it generates!

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About the Author

Amanda was born in Colchester but now lives on the edge of the Lake District and the border of Scotland. She lives with her hubby of fourteen years and her youngest son. They have a mini zoo of animals to keep them busy, dogs, cats, ferrets and reptiles.

When she isn’t writing or spending time with her family she can be found curled up reading.

She has been a reader all her life and only tried her hand at writing about two years agos.

To keep up to date with her check out her author page on Facebook
Amanda Clark Author. She would love to hear from you.

He’s So Into You – and the WInner is….

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Wicked Wild Wednesday -Interview – Sable Hunter

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The Hell Yeah! Series continues with Finding Dandi (Hell Yeah!
Cajun Style: Book 3)

LOVE IS PATIENT. LOVE IS KIND.

Lucas thinks he has his life mapped out until fate throws a curvy little dancer
in his lap. Soon he finds that it will take more than success or status to make
him happy – it will take Dandi.

LOVE IS NOT RUDE, IT IS NOT SELF-SEEKING, LOVE KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS

Dandi can’t change her past, but she can keep from hurting Lucas. Dandi loves
Lucas so much that she is willing to walk away from him.

LOVE ALWAYS PROTECTS, ALWAYS TRUSTS, LOVE ALWAYS PERSERVERES

Not a day goes by that Lucas does not search for his Angel and when he finds
her, he is willing to work to make her fall in love with him for the second
time . . . and this time will be forever.

LOVE REMEMBERS. LOVE NEVER FAILS.

AND THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE . . . .

*Warning: Contains explicit content, 18+ Audience

Beverly and Tamara: Welcome to SSLY. Thanks so much for joining us today. So first why don’t you tell us a little about yourself.

Hello, Beverly and Tamara. My name is Sable Hunter and I write romance novels. Most of my work could be categorized as erotic romance because they are very spicy, but love and heart-tugging emotion is what I strive for. Sex is just the icing. Lately I have chosen to release a version of my erotic novels for mainstream and to venture into the Spanish and Audio markets, as well as a cookbook – so I’m branching out.

I am a product of the South. I haunt Texas and Louisiana, going back and forth between three family homes as the mood strikes me. I love to drive fast. I have a weakness for foreign sports cars – ha! I cook for pleasure, especially Cajun and Tex-Mex. The supernatural is a hobby of mine, I ghost hunt and research esoteric topics.
Animals are a passion of mine, I classify myself as an Ellie Mae Clampett type, I will attempt to tame anything from a skunk to a raccoon to a two ton bull.

I have one brother, Jess, who writes also. Hmmmm, let’s see. I play classical piano and I have been known to cross stitch. My favorite television shows are The Good Wife and Dexter.

I write full time, plus provide author services for a few friends. Other than that – I’m pretty boring.

Tamara: What do you HAVE to have when you are writing?

What do I have to have? Well, some things are necessary for me. My laptop, of course. My recliner, I write with my feet propped up. Something to drink – usually coffee or a Diet Dr. Pepper. My dog, he lays in the recliner beside me. Facebook, because my assistants keep in constant contact with me by private message. And that’s it!

Beverly: When did you start to write?

I wrote my first book in 2009. I have 23 books now, I think and I hope to live long enough to have many more.

Tamara: What do you think are the qualities that make up a “hero”?

Oh, I have a strict Sable Hunter hero code. My men are tough, strong, with a heart of gold and sometimes flawed. Because real people, no matter how pure and perfect are flawed. That character facet may be an insecurity, or a preconception, or a physical disability – I have written about a man whose wife made him feel inadequate, a man who stuttered, a blind man and one who had endured an unfaithful wife. But all of my heroes have one very important thing in common. They worship my imperfect heroines – completely, unequivocally and they love them just the way they are. This to me is what makes a hero, someone who will fight my dragons, hold me tenderly and look at me through the eyes of love.

Beverly: Can you describe your favorite character? And which of your books is he/she in? How do you come up with your characters?

My favorite character is Aron McCoy. He is the oldest brother. He is devoted to Libby, sexy as hell and the guiding force of Tebow Ranch. The McCoys have been good to me. He is featured in COWBOY HEAT, but he – as all the cast – appears in every book. Each book focuses on a different couple, but the family and community are always present and the life and stories of all of them are continued. Aron goes missing in book 8 and his story is causing quite a stir. His mystery will continue for two more books, but he will be present in all to come.
My characters are strictly fantasy, although I pick up bits and pieces of their personality from people I know or characters from television. But I lay in the bed at night and I have detailed, focused, explicit fantasies. I experience the touch, I hear the words and I feel the excitement. Yea, I’m strange – I know it.
Tamara: What are the hardest scenes for you to write? Suspense? Sex? Dialogue? And why? Well, I enjoy dialogue the most and I have lots of dialogue during my sex scenes. I also enjoy the action and mystery portions, and I also enjoy working in local flavor and folklore. I have received more than a few letters from people who have visited places I wrote about just because they wanted to see what I had described to them – places like Avery Island and Carville and Caddo Lake, and the heart of Texas or what I call McCoy country – ha! So, if were to choose – I’d say sex is the hardest, although I think I have been successful. But after you write 22 books with at least 8 intense sex scenes per book, you have to work to make each encounter different, compelling and tremor-inducing –ha!

Beverly: What writer, if any, influenced how you write?

The one book that made the difference for me was Leslie Kelly’s SLOW HANDS. I read it. I read it again and I sat down and wrote A Wishing Moon and an Unchained Melody. The book was my first BLAZE and the sensuality stunned me.
I like to read certain kinds of books. My favorite are those where the heroine feels unlovable, like she doesn’t expect to ever find someone. I love seemingly insurmountable challenges. I want to cry. I want to clasp my heart and feel like it is being tugged out of my chest because the scene is so poignant or the hero is so damn sweet. I read every book I could find, and when I couldn’t find more. I wrote some.

So I write what I like to read, and I’m just fortunate that there are others who enjoy the same things I do.

Tamara: Who would you choose as your “book boyfriend”? From what book? Author?

Well, I would choose Tyler Landon from My Aliyah, and yes, it’s my own book. But he was more than a character. He took on a life of his own. He was arrogant, funny, with a dry sense of humor. He is a Texas Ranger completely devoted to a woman from another culture – a Mossad agent who was a strong, but damaged soul. This book is with SCP and My Aliyah is one that I reread, just to be with Tyler again. One day, I will write the sequel to TROUBLE and My Aliyah and part of the reason will just be to spend time with him.
Beverly: What is the kinkiest thing you’ve ever done? Or would like to? What? We are all about the love! Oh my goodness. Well, I try to research my books. I will actually travel to the locales and eat at the restaurants and walk the land. It’s fun and it’s deductible and it makes my books have a little extra flavor. So, I’ve been known to visit strip clubs and once, I was caught trying out a quirt on my backside at the Western tack store. I popped my own bottom and giggled and jumped and popped it again and jumped and then I heard it. . . . . . a low rumbling laugh behind me. It was embarrassing, but he sure showed me a good time that night. – HA!
I also order and test out the sex toys I describe. One of the funniest moments in my life was when my uncle accidentally opened one of my boxes and pulled out a package and then chunked my pink plastic jackrabbit across the yard like it had bitten him. Actually, I put that incident in TROUBLE, fictionalized but inspired by that hilarious moment.

As far as would like to – – – – I would dabble in BDSM – I’ll tell you more below.

Tamara: What are your favorite types of heroines? Do you like the damsel in distress who needs saving or the kick-ass variety? Why?

I have written both, but even my kick-ass heroines (Mossad agent, Bomb tech) get in situations where the hero comes to save the day. Most of mine are damsel in distress types, but I also work in at least one scene per book where she gets the chance to save him – and of course, her love always saves him.

Beverly: What was your worst date ever?

My worst date ever – oh lord, I’ve had more than one. But I guess it would be a blind date with someone who walked up to me, stuck his tongue down my throat and wouldn’t tune me loose all night. If I had been attracted to him, it would have been a different story, but I wasn’t. And afterwards, he wouldn’t quit calling and stalking me. NO MORE BLINDDATES!!!!

Tamara: If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want to have with you? (you have food, water, shelter, all the necessities, so nothing mundane)

I want my laptop, so I hope there is internet. I want my dog. I want a man. Ha! If I can’t have the man. I want my dildo with extra batteries.

Beverly: What is your “guilty pleasure”?

My guilty pleasure is cheese. I love sharp cheddar cheese that has been aged at least six years. And I eat it with a glass of red wine.
Other than food – my guilty pleasure is my car. I love Jaguars.

Tamara: What dream or goal have you yet to realize?

Oh, I have a couple. I’m getting an RV this fall so travel with my dog will be easier. And I would love to have the McCoys be a television series. Yea, I can see the McCoys as the next Dallas.

Beverly: What was your most embarrassing moment?

My most embarrassing moment was an onstage moment and I was young – that’s my excuse. But I sing and I have performed with bands. And once, before a performance one of the guys in the band was teasing me about having a big mouth. He said that I couldn’t keep a secret. He told me that it wouldn’t surprise him that I could fit the whole top of the PEAVEY microphone in my mouth. While onstage, waiting to start our number, I got to staring at the microphone and decided to try it. It went in. But I couldn’t get it out. When it was time to start – and I not only sang, I played keyboard – I just yelled. The audience thought it was a stunt and the whole band had to stop to unplug me – literally.
The best thing about this story is that I used it in BADASS. Avery is me

Tamara: If you were a color what would you be and why?

I am burnt orange. I love fall. Halloween is my favorite holiday. University of Texas is my heart. Longhorns are my team. I bleed burnt orange. My patio furniture, accent pieces – – – I am surrounded by the color. It makes me happy.
Or as Big Mack says – Come early, Stay late, Yell loud, Wear orange – ha! Hook em Horns!

Beverly: Who has influenced how you perceive love? Why?

Oh, this gets deep. And not all of it is pretty. I suppose my parents influenced me to a degree, but they are gone. My personal life is not as exciting as my books, by any means. I think I would say romance books have influenced me to a great degree. I am always holding out for a hero.

Tamara and Beverly: Okay. We are SSLY so I have to ask. Who loves you?

My brother loves me. My dog loves me. I have an of aunt and a uncle that I am fairly close to. And I have some wonderful fans. But other than that – I’m pretty much a recluse. And it’s by choice. I stay alone most of the time and I’m happy that way.

Now for some quick fun questions:

Boxers or briefs? Briefs on my men. Cotton bikinis for me. Both of us commando is good too.

Coffee or Tea? Coffee Hot. Tea iced and sweet. Diet Dr. Pepper all day and an adult beverage on the porch in the evenings while I rock in my rocking chair – Hard lemonade preferred.

Tall, dark and handsome or Blond and buff? Do I have to choose? I want tall dark and handsome and buff. Blondes are not kicked off the porch.

Hairy chest or smooth? I like a little fur. I love the rasp on my nipples.

Chocolate or Vanilla? Hmmmm Chocolate ice cream. Vanilla poundcake. No sprinkles. Vanilla sex – missionary is my favorite position, but I love non-vanilla stuff too. I’m a sub at heart.

Kinky or Sweet? Oh, my goodness. I want to be wooed and courted and cherished and pampered and then tied up and spanked!!!

Fast or slow? Start out slow, build and finish me off hard and fast – then linger and pump – in and out, sliding slow, letting me milk that last sweet drop. Ha!

Public or private? Hmmmm, I like to be teased in public. One of my sweetest fantasies and one I’ve played out a couple of times is to be at a concert with no bra and have him stand behind me listening to the music while he plays with my breasts and pushes into my bottom.

Top or bottom? Well, I will ride and I love it. But when I get serious, I want him on top, pressing down and pumping hard.

How did you get interested in writing about BDSM and paranormal in addition to your western and contemporary – —

The BDSM lifestyle fascinates me. I love the power exchange, it makes me weak in the knees. And the paranormal is very normal for me. I am from New Orleans and I have had experiences – so I just write what I know. Most of the scenes are taken from real life.

Have you ever been to a BDSM club?

No, but I was involved with a DOM from New York before who taught me what I needed to know to write BADASS. He wanted more than I could give him however – he wanted to walk me around NYC on a leash – – good fantasy.

What about that lifestyle interests you?

I think I would like the discipline. The domination excites me. I love to be restrained, it intensifies the pleasure.

Would you say you were a Domme/Dom or a submissive?

The submissive role appeals to me the most.

Would you consider yourself a switch?

I could be a switch if my Dom demanded I do so. I would enjoy the pleasure in his eyes.

BIO – Sable’s hometown will always be New Orleans. She loves the culture of Louisiana and it permeates everything she does. Now, she lives in the big state of Texas and like most southern women, she loves to cook southern food – especially Cajun and Tex-Mex. She also loves to research the supernatural, but shhhh don’t tell anyone.
Sable writes saucy romances. She lives in New Orleans. She believes that her goal as a writer is to make her readers laugh with joy, cry in sympathy and fan themselves when they read the hot parts – ha!
The worlds she creates in her books are ones where right prevails, love conquers all and holding out for a hero is not an impossible dream.

Website http://sablehunter.com/
Author page on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/authorsablehunter
Author page on Amazon – //www.amazon.com/Sable-Hunter/e/B007B3KS4M/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

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