Raine’s Sinful Seductions June Newsletter is OUT!

30 05 2008

Check out June’s newsletter. It is chockfull of news, reviews, chat dates and huge loop news! Get it at either my new loop (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Rainedelight

or at my newsletter only loop (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RaineDelightNewsletter)

See you next month!

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In the Spotlight: Aline de Chevigny

29 05 2008

 

When I was born, my parents christened me Aline de Chevigny.  Maybe they knew then, what I’m just now figuring out. I was born to be a romance author! I am Canadian and a Chemical Engineering Technologist who decided one day to try the impossible. Or so I thought, LOL, the year I turned 30, I moved far away from all my family and friends to start a new job. I was so bored and lonely that I picked up my pen and started writing the stories floating around in my head down on paper. I never dreamed they’d be published, but to my surprise and delight my publisher liked it. My family has been extremely supportive of my goal and they continue encouraging me to sub my works.

Since that day I’ve written and sold 18 books, from Novella to Novel length and in various romance genres.

You can find blurbs and excerpts of my all my stories at www.alinedechevigny.com  along with some free reads, contests and in progress works.

Website: http://www.alinedechevigny.com/

 

 Newsletter: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Aline_Newsletter/

 

Please feel free to join, if you like to be first informed of my new contests of coming soon books.

 

 Blog:  http://alinedechevigny.blogspot.com/

 

Forum: http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/board/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=-1&f=209

 

 Group: See below hehe

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/authorbox/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LeagueAmazingWriters/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/daughters_of_circe/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/onekiss/

 

Websites: See Below

Daughter’s of Circe: http://www.daughtersofcirce.com/     

League of Amazing Writer’s: http://www.leagueofamazingwriters.com/

 

 My Publisher’s Yahoo chatting loops:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ForbiddenWhispers/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AMP_Community/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/redrosepublishing/

 

 MySpace:  http://www.myspace.com/alinedechevigny

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Getting to know Aline:

 

Tell us about your upcoming release and what you hope readers will enjoy about it.

 

My next upcoming release is called Blood Hunted: Chronicles of the Cursed (Book 3)

It is the 3rd book in y Vampire series with Aspen Mountain Press coming in July.

Blurb: Nicolai had lost all hope of finding his mate. A hundred years alone left a vampire jaded. Until he agreed to take on a fiery little spy who saved his house, his Sire and his heart. Now he just needs to convince her that joining his side is the only way to survive the coming battle and remove the Demon from their midst once and for all.

Kelly Ravenson, had been through enough heartache and heartbreak since being turned to know that trust needed to be earned. The women of Raven house needed her. Could she really leave them unprotected just to follow her heart?

My Latest Releases are (cause I’ve had 2 this month) are:

Some Gave All Anthology and Nature’s Whim.

To Buy Some Gave All: http://www.aspenmountainpress.com/new-releases/some-gave-all/prod_139.html

When Genie’s grandfather garners her promise to deliver a letter addressed to his lost love Eugenie, she  agrees and makes her way to the veterans’ reunion. Eugenie though, has passed away, and has sent her grandson to deliver a last letter to her Wiliam.  Two strangers meet in Las Vegas to learn the truth about their grandparents and discover what it means to fall in love at first sight

 

To Buy Nature’s Whim: http://redrosepublishing.com/bookstore/product_info.php?products_id=168

Ares had one goal, to become the most powerful of the old Gods, and with Mother Nature missing the time to act was now. But Mother Nature was back. She’d been reincarnated into the body of a young woman with a quick wit and sharp tongue who didn’t have a clue. Now Ares had to make the most difficult decision of his immortal life. Does he help Desdemona Carpenter get both her powers and the elements under control or does he smite what could be true love and aim for the power he so desperately desires?

 

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

 

I’m always working. I have a full time job where I work 182 hours in 2 weeks and then I write.

 

What season is your favorite and why?

 

It used to be spring, cause the snow melts and it gets warm and the irises bloom. But this year I haven’t had a spring and the irises died cause of the freak snow falls LOL.

 

What would we find on your bookcase if we looked? What is one of your favorite authors?

 

LOL you’re head would hurt. I have everything from Fantasy to Historical’s to Thriller, etc…

 

My favorite author is Mercedes Lackey, I own everything she’s written. She has a bookshelf all to herself LOL.

 

What was the last book you read (e or print) and did you like it?

 

The last book I read I finished yesterday. It was called Unexpected Bride by Lisa Childs.

I loved the story until I reached the end and found the author had left the story hanging. Yes she has a sequel but it involves another character and you never know what happens to the bride in this story LOL

 

What makes a good book?

 

A story you can’t put down, character you love, hate or love to hate. Plot.

 

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve ever done?

 

I work in a diamond mine LOL

 

Boxers or briefs?

 

Boxers, leaves more to the imagination.

 

Ben Affleck or Matt Damon to save the world?

 

Ewwww do I have to chose one of them? I’d rather have Val Kilmer thank you very much.

 

What else would you like readers to know about you or your work?

 

I write sensual romances, with hot male leads whom I have a few people fighting over

 

Where are you published?

 

I’m published at:

 

Forbidden Publications

Website: http://www.forbiddenpublications.com/

Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ForbiddenWhispers/

 

Aspen Mountain Press

Website: http://www.aspenmountainpress.com/

Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AMP_Community/

 

Red Rose Publications

Website: https://www.redrosepublishing.com/bookstore/

Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/redrosepublishing/

 

 

Thanks for coming! J

 

 

 





In the Spotlight: Sloane Taylor

27 05 2008

Sloane Taylor is a sensual woman who believes humor and sex are healthy aspects of our everyday lives which carry over into her books.

 

If travel to exotic locations is your thing, along with heroes who rock your world and heroines who keep them in line, then you’ll love a Sloane Taylor novel. Her stories are set in Europe where the men are all male and the North American women they encounter are both feminine and strong. There’s always a twist, and as a true romantic, the women Sloane writes will bring more than lust to their men’s lives.

 

Born and raised in Chicago, Sloane and Studly, her mate for life, split their time between a home in Illinois and a weekend cottage on the back roads of Indiana. If you can’t find her in either place, you can always catch up with her traveling though Europe researching for new material.

 

 Please visit her at www.sloanetaylor.com or http://www.myspace.com/sloanetaylor.

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Getting to know Sloane:

Tell us about your upcoming release and what you hope readers will enjoy about it.

 

French Twist is the third book in the Naughty Ladies of Nice series. It’s my first attempt adding suspense to a novel. Mind you since I write erotica the focus is still on the characters and their attraction to each other. Here’s the blurb:

 

Interpol agent Claudette D’Laquois is on the run. Dull Uncle Paul and his rundown chateau in Nice, France are her only safe haven. She never allowed for a delectable estate manager more threatening than the Russian mob boss who wants her dead.

Three weeks of overseeing the operations on his friend’s orchard seems like the ideal vacation to CPA Don Hobbs. It was, until a sex goddess pulls him into a world of drugs and intrigue.

 

I hope the readers enjoy the storyline and characters. This is a fun series to write with each book quite different. I’d like to continue it for more stories, but that’s up to the readers.

 

 

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

 

Definitely read, but my absolute favorite is cooking. Six nights of the week I cook, not because I have to but because I want too. Scouring through cookbooks then adapting recipes to what we like is my kind of fun.

 

Each month we post a complete menu on my website that’s easy and tasty. I’m always looking for new recipes. Studs is my taste tester. The man sure has given his seal of approval to some terrific meals sent over by author friends and readers.

 

Hint, hint, Raine.J

 

What season is your favorite and why?

 

Spring, when the world starts new, is the best. I enjoy gardening, not the weeds part, and dining alfresco. Doesn’t that sound romantic? We have a small patio with a fenced in garden that looks very much like one you’d see in France. On clear evenings Studs will lug out the telescope. We’ll sit there for hours with a nice bottle of wine watching the stars.

 

What would we find on your bookcase if we looked? What is one of your favorite authors?

 

Not what you’d expect for a romance writer. Lol. I’m an eclectic reader. Anything and everything is packed onto my shelves. There’s plenty of murder, poetry, the classics, all types of romance and a hefty selection of non-fiction. I almost forgot the 70 plus e-books stored in my computer! Of course there are a slew of reference books on writing and editing.

 

My true favorite is Alexander Solzhenitsky. Not too many people have heard of him or if they have, remember him. He wrote One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich which explained life in the Russian Gulag. The book was released in 1963. My poor copy is yellowed and tattered and one of my prized possessions.

 

What was the last book you read (e or print) and did you like it?

 

It was an e-book from eternal Press, Viet Nam Holiday by Bruce Cooke. There’s something about a guy who writes sensual that takes me over the top.J

 

What makes a good book?

 

For me it’s the plot. Romance or mystery I want a story that keeps me enthralled until the last page.

 

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve ever done?

 

A few years ago I had the opportunity to walk one mile on the Great Wall of China. The entire trip was mind blowing, but that day, talking with the people and being on the Wall was the opportunity of a lifetime.

 

Boxers or briefs?

 

Either!! It’s the guy inside that matters.

 

Ben Affleck or Matt Damon to save the world?

 

Can I plug in Sean Connery or Matthew McConaughey? Or how about both in a softly lit room and yours truly? Oops, I forgot, they’re supposed to be saving the world. J

 

Where are you published?

 

FRANCINE ON FIRE is at Aspen Mountain Press www.aspenmountainpress.com where TEDDI TURNS ON will appear in June and PHOTO OP! later this year.

 

FRENCH TART and FRENCH DELIGHTS are at www.eternalpress.ca with FRENCH TWIST coming in June followed by FRENCH KISS and FRENCH TICKLER.

 

Thanks for coming! J

Thanks so much for having me, Raine. It’s been great gabbing with you.

 

 

 

 





Thought of the day for you!

22 05 2008

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly,
Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably,
And never regret anything that made you smile!





In the Spotlight: Raelynn Blue

22 05 2008

RaeLynn Blue is the author of numerous titles of interracial and multicultural erotic romance. A humble scribbler of tales, RaeLynn is actively writing another story of lust, love, and romance. Join her at http://raelynnblue.blogspot.com

 

Links:

Website, http://raelynnblue.blogspot.com
Myspace, http://www.myspace.com/raelynnblue
A Blue Blog, http://blog.myspace.com/raelynnblue
The Color of Love, http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/thecoloroflove

 

What do you like to do when you’re not working? When not working, I like to read. A ton of authors, Banks, Hamilton, Harrison, Azod, Marilyn Lee, King, and others too many to name.

 

What season is your favorite and why? Fall is my favorite seasons because I enjoy the cooler temperatures, the mixture of earth tones and the falling of leaves crunching beneath booted feet. I love turtlenecks and sweaters, corduroys and boots. I am so not a summer girl.

 

What would we find on your bookcase if we looked? What is one of your favorite authors? , Banks, Hamilton, Harrison, Azod, Marilyn Lee, King, a number of manga and comics, Richard Morgan, Octavia Butler, Neil Gaimen, etc.

 

What was the last book you read (e or print) and did you like it? The last book I read was The Outlaw Demon Wails and I loved it. Harrison is one of my favorites.

 

What makes a good book? Authenticity, a solid, thriving plot and sizzling passion.

 

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve ever done? The most interesting thing I’ve ever done was travel to Ethiopia to adopt my sons.

 

Boxers or briefs? Boxers—briefs remind me of little boys still clinging to their moms and wetting the bed.

 

Vin Diesel or George Clooney? Are you kidding? DIESEL!

 

What else would you like readers to know about you or your work? I want readers to try my stories and know that I’ve been writing my entire life. I also write in a variety of genres, science fiction, fantasy, contemporary, and non-erotic romance too. Not all of my titles are interracial tales, some are multicultural and other genres. Life isn’t simply black and white and neither are my stories.

 

Where are you published? My works can be found at Red Rose Publishing, Whispers Publishing, Phaze Publishing, and Whiskey Creek Press-Torrid Publishing.

 

Thanks for coming! J

 

Thanks for having me. It’s been super FUN!

 





In the Spotlight: Tabitha Shay

22 05 2008

Tabitha Shay is the author of Witch’s Brew which is available in E-format from Eternal Press. She is also the author of Witch’s Heart, the second book in the Winslow Witches of Salem Series. She is a PNR P.E.A.R.L Award Finalist for best paranormal debut author for 2007.Tabitha also writes contemporary western romances under the pen name Jaydyn Chelcee.

 

Mrs. Shay lives at the foot of the world’s highest hill in Poteau, Oklahoma. She loves witch romances and collecting coins, and hearing from her readers.

 

Visit her website at www.tabithashay.com

 

Watch for Witch’s Heart coming in Feb and In the Arms of Danger in July, 2008, a Jaydyn Chelcee novel.

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Getting to know Tabitha:

 

 

Tell us about your upcoming release and what you hope readers will enjoy about it.

 

My next release is In the Arms of Danger. It will be available in June from Eternal Press and comes out under my other pen name, Jaydyn Chelcee. Danger is an action-packed, contemporary western romance with a feisty heroine and a to-die-for hero who has his hands full with the unpredictable Southern born and bred, Lacey Weston.

 

 

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

 

By working, I assume you mean writing??…When I pull myself away from the computer, I like to read a good romance, watch an action movie or collect new coins. I’m an avid coin collector so I haunt pawn shops when I have the time. I also search for swords. Yes, my living room is decorated in the medieval era, so I’m always on the lookout for swords, shields, knights in shining armor. (Laughs)

 

What season is your favorite and why?

 

I love the fall. I can really get into Halloween. I love decorating the yard and house. Couldn’t be any thing else for an author of paranormal romances. Have to love the ghosties, goblins and witches. (Giggles)

 

What would we find on your bookcase if we looked? What is one of your favorite authors?

(Laughs) Much as I hate to say it, dust. But I also have way too many books and I’m fanatical about keeping them in neat rows and all one author’s books lined up together. One of my favorite authors is Linda Howard. She’s been a favorite for many years, mainly because she has the unique talent of bringing the reader everything, action, mystery, romance, laughter and steamy sex to her books. I want to be that kind of author, one who can create it all.

 

What was the last book you read (e or print) and did you like it?

 

Print. Shadow Dance by Julie Garwood, another one of my favorite authors and yes, I love everything Julie Garwood has written to date.

 

What makes a good book?

 

As I said above, when you have the talent to combine everything, laughter, romance, mystery, action and hot sex. I’ve read books that only had the mystery, a little romance, no laughter, etc…those books are very disappointing for me.

 

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve ever done?

 

A four day drive from Oklahoma to Salem, Oregon with my mother and three of my sisters. That was a hell of a trip! We had so much fun, saw things together we’d never seen before, because none of us had ever traveled west of Oklahoma City. Pure adventure! Would I do it again? Never!

 

Boxers or briefs?

 

Briefs. (Laughs) For obvious reasons.

 

Ben Affleck or Matt Damon to save the world?

 

Ben Affleck. I love that man’s eyes. When he tears up, I cry too.

 

What else would you like readers to know about you or your work?

 

I not only write contemporary western romances but I write paranormal romances too, under a different pen name, Tabitha Shay. I’m presently working on Witch’s Moon, the third book of the Winslow Witches of Salem Series as well as No Holds Barred, the second book of the Montana Men Series. Not only do I have two more books to write this year, but I just signed a six book deal with my publisher. The books are spread out over a three year period, Thank God. (Laughs)

 

Where are you published?

 

Eternal Press ….http://www.eternalpress.ca

 

Thanks for coming! J

 

Thanks for inviting me. I’ve had a great time. Visit my website at www.tabithshay.com    I love hearing from my fans, so please feel free to sign my guest book, leave a comment, read my blog…

 

Tabitha Shay

 

 

 

 

 





In the Spotlight: Dorice Nelson

20 05 2008

Visit Dorice’s links to find more about this talented author:

www.DoriceNelson.com

http://celticmusings.blogspot.com
http://awriter-dorice.blogspot.com

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Getting to know Dorice Nelson:

Tell us about your upcoming release and what you hope readers will enjoy about it.

Hopefully, my upcoming release will be my contemporary suspense/woman’s chiller novel, Vengeance Is Mine. It has a bit of murder, mayhem and mystery to it, plus an unusual villain. “Horsewoman Ayden Mahoney struggles with an ‘in-the-red’ Thoroughbred Horse Farm, two half-sisters she’s never known about, a former, never-forgotten lover and a murderer who threatens to kill her and whatever family she has.”

 

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

Before my move to a small, rural mid-state village in New York, I enjoyed the Adirondack Mountains, walking with my dog and my horse and just smelling the air. I have always enjoyed reading and do so in every spare minute. I like to research, read history and come up with scenarios…I’m laughing. I don’t think I’m ever not working. I’m a woman and a wife—so jobs just arrive.

 

What season is your favorite and why?

I love autumn because of the gorgeous foliage. We have what the folks in this town call a mountain at the back of our property. The color in the fall is breathtaking. I also love the cold, so I really like winter a lot. Even below zero weather doesn’t bother me. I used to ski and enjoy winter sports. Spring is pretty and summer is far too hot for me to enjoy unless I’m in the water. I guess I’m a mountain, water and trees kinda’ gal.

 

What would we find on your bookcase if we looked?

You’d find all sorts of books on Ireland and Scotland. Many of my characters are Celts, and I adore them. History book stand on the shelves, plus most of the New York Times Book Reviews books. I like to read what’s long gone and what’s current.

 

Who is one of your favorite authors?

I love so many I think I’ll just name a few. (Grisham, Cobin, Brockman, Roberts, Martini, George, Follett, King, Coontz, Kuntz and a myriad of others.)

 

What was the last book you read (e or print) and did you like it?

I just finished a book of Suz Brockman—not her latest. I’m catching up on some of her past novels. Of the three I read, I absolutely loved two of them. She’s a good writer and a lovely person.

 

What makes a good book?

I guess I’m a traditionalist. I like a good beginning, a middle that doesn’t sag or make me lose interest and an ending that satisfies. If something clicks with me while reading, I love the book—until I find the next one. I love to read and so I’m easy to entertain.

 

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve ever done?

I think my experiences as a ocean lifeguard on the Northeast coast was interesting—especially when dolphins were about. But, the thing I loved most was my relationship with my dogs and my horses. I loved riding, liked the breeding aspect but loved the showing over fences.

 

Boxers or briefs?

Now, that depends on the guy who’s wearing them.

 

Vin Diesel or George Clooney?

Again, it depends on the guy and what’s happening. I’m not much for hero worship/

 

What else would you like readers to know about you or your work?

That I enjoy writing more than most things. I love my time at the computer and I even love to hold that pencil in my hand and let the words flow. My books are historically accurate, except for the fact that I drag my characters, kicking and screaming, through the worst of history.

 

Where are you published?

I am published with Write Words, Incorporated, in both their print and ebook divisions. My books are at Amazon, Borders, Target and Fictionwise. My publisher is wonderful and she’s being very patient, waiting for Vengeance Is Mine or the sequels to Saratoga Summer: 1863 and Clan Gunn: Gerek.