Thursday, July 31, 2014

Almost Forgotten by Carey Decevito Book Tour



Guest Post

A Dollop of Sweet With a Dash of Spice: Insight of an Erotic Romance Author

Put it here.

Tuck it there.

Assorted parts are thrust, screwed and banged into place.

Screaming, hair pulling, tweaking and if everything works out, you’ve got a big old smile on your face.

No, I’m not talking car mechanics, I’m talking about sex. More specifically, the way it’s written.

Have you ever come across an intimate scene that left you scratching your head, wondering how the main characters seem to have all of a sudden become athletes in the Sex Olympics?

I bet even the best of contortionists or world class gymnasts wouldn’t be able to replicate some of those moves!

In my case, becoming an erotic romance writer happened purely by accident.

Here I was, writing some new romantic thriller when the idea struck me. Why not break a few personal writing boundaries? I knew I had a knack for writing romance, so I thought, “How hard can it be?” Right!

Today, come to mind, when I look back at the journey that’s brought me to publishing Once Written, Twice Shy and Almost Forgotten, the first two books in my Broken Men Chronicles series.

The way I blushed fifty shades of red as I wrote those first few scenes is one of them. Hell, I still blush, particularly when I come up with something outrageous!

The second: how many times I would rewrite said scenes to get them just right. I guessed that the most basic sex could turn out so hot! That’s also when I realized where a lot of authors, who toy with erotic writing, go wrong.

Sex doesn’t need to be all acrobatics and mechanics to be good. It’s nice to write a shower scene that’s a little over the top, sure—I myself am guilty of doing it a time or ten—but if the words flow, the emotions show, you don’t need all those fancy death-defying positions and a minute account to make your reader feel like the proverbial fly on the wall.

The third is that there is such a thing as too much sex. Build the story and add some “spice”. A novel can contain a lot more than the average two to three scenes in it without coming off as crass. It really can be a beautiful piece of art.

All in all, my foray into erotic-styled writing has definitely led me down a path I never expected. Suffice to say, it’s not for everyone. Am I happy with my achievements, of course! Do I plan to write more erotic romances? You bet! Will I still be blushing by the time I reach a dozen erotic-themed novels? You’re darn right I will be but I’ll still be putting them out!

In closing, I’d like to thank my host for having me. And for those of you reading this post, I hope that you’ve laughed, been educated and gotten curious as to the inner workings of this particular erotic romance author.




About The Author


Born and raised in small town Northern Ontario, Canada, Carey Decevito has had a penchant for reading and writing for as long as she can remember.

As an adult however, more than a decade had come to pass before sleepless nights plagued her with exhaustion, demanding that she put pen to paper (more like fingers to keyboard) and start writing again.

And the rest, as they say, is history!

A writer of erotic romance, this lover of food will throw in a bit of heat, a dash of sass, a pinch of comedy and a dollop of real-life experience in order to provide her readers with a story that will mess with their emotions from start to finish.

Family and friends are her lifeblood but Carey also enjoys conquering the outdoors, sports, travelling and playing tourist in Canada’s National Capital region.   When life gets crazy, she seeks respite through her writing and submersing herself in the latest addition to her library.   If all else fails, she knows there’s never a dull moment with her prolific story-teller of a five-year-old daughter, her goofy husband and their two cats who she swears are out to get her.

With three published works under her belt, Almost Forgotten  is the second of her  The Broken Men Chronicles series.

About The Book



Jake had it all: money, women, great looks. For all intents and purposes, he was happy. Or so he thought he was.

A series of women and an unexpected appearance by a ghost from his past caused him to re-evaluate his life.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Angels Dawn by Komali Da Silva
Re-release Day



Bestselling YA Paranormal Romance Angels Dawn
 by Komali da Silva
Re-release on the 29th of July 2014
Presented by Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing

Blurb:
Dawn Huntington wants what every girl wants, a sweet sixteen birthday party with her friends, family, and some hot boys, but fate has other plans. On the night of Dawn's sixteenth birthday, she witnesses a crime she can't turn her back on, and the decisions she makes that night will change her life forever.

Never having been confronted with such violence, Dawn turns to a mysterious and beautiful boy named Angelo, only she can't remember what happens that night. To make things more complicated, Dawn is in a relationship with Angelo's complete opposite, Nate. Dawn doesn't want to hurt Nate, yet she can't shake her feelings for Angelo, even when she can't help but feel he's hiding something from her, and it could be something dark. Why is Angelo acting so weird around Bonita? Are they together? Are they really only friends?

Angelo may be trouble, but Dawn can't ignore her feelings for him. Dawn is at a crossroads. Should she choose love? Or friendship? Once Dawn finally finds the courage to choose, she thinks the drama is over. But Dawn wasn't expecting her choices to have such dire consequences.

Do you believe in love at first sight? But can one trust someone blindly? Can love overcome all the obstacles?

Is friendship just the beginning of love?

Buy link: http://smarturl.it/AngelsDawn


Author Bio:
Komali da Silva, was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is an Island situated just south of India. . She started writing as a teenager but never took it very serious, because at that time her love for basketball and track and field sports was much stronger. At the age of seventeen she moved to Switzerland with her sister to live with their father. Komali has a degree in Insurance but is dreaming of having her own book cafe one day. Komali adores reading. Some of her favorite authors include Lauren Kate, Cassandra Clare, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Cecelia Ahern, J.K. Rowling and Richelle Mead. She started immortalizing her words on paper in June 2012. At that time what she didn't know was, that she was pregnant with her first baby. After her daughter Amália Ishwari was born, Komali finished her debut novel Angels Dawn. Komali now lives in Bern Switzerland with her husband, daughter and two cats. Stay tuned on her author page to find out more about her next adventure in Dawn's world.

Author Links
FB Page: www.facebook.com/Komalis.book.wall
Twitter: @KomiDasilva
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18741251-angels-dawn

REVIEWS
★★★★★
Magic Within the Pages
Prepare yourself for a Cliffhanger that will leave you teary eyed and wishing for a little bit more of everything. AWESOME debut novel.

★★★★★
Amazeballs Book Addicts
This book sent me to a different world. It was just so well written and I have been craving a book like this.

★★★★★
Jenny’s Book Reviews
A Must Read An intriguing new twist to angels that I haven't seen before, you absolutely fall in love with the characters.

★★★★★
We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
I cannot wait for book 2, I need to know what the heck is going on , so many questions left and as annoying as that is , it is exactly what makes me love a book and rate it 5 stars !!

★★★★★
All About Books
The story has action and suspense. Funny moments and very sad ones too. It pretty much has everything you want in a story.

★★★★★
Fallen For Books
Fantastic Book! I will just tell you that you should read this book as soon as you can. The flow, the story is so smooth that will make you fall in love with it.



The Bondage Club by Alexandrea Weis
Release Day & Giveaway




Synopsis
A man looking for a new beginning

Hunter Donovan is a writer who dreamed of penning the great American novel but settled for a job running the family business, Donovan Books. Trapped publishing other people’s stories, Hunter buries his frustrations in vodka and an endless parade of one-night stands. 

A woman with a secret

Cary Anderson is the perky, petite, and staunchly determined editor who is well versed in erotica fiction. But Cary has a kinky side that she is struggling to keep hidden from the world.

Fed up with dwindling sales, Hunter hopes to breathe new life into his publishing house by breaking into the risqué world of erotica. He hires Cary to rescue his company and she is keen to show her new boss everything she knows. But what starts out as a lesson in sexual fiction turns into an unexpected roller coaster ride of disastrous romantic encounters. And just when Cary helps stir Hunter’s creative voice, he uncovers the truth about her wicked ways. 

Some ties that bind can cut right to the heart in…The Bondage Club.
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Excerpt
 The veil of evening was reaching across his office window when Hunter’s cell phone on the side of his desk rang. Checking the caller ID, he frowned when he saw that the number was blocked.

      “This is Hunter Donovan,” he barked into the phone.

      “Do you always answer the phone in such a cheerful manner?” a seductive female voice reprimanded.

      “That depends on who this is.”

      “Cary told me of your little meeting today, and your interest in my next book. You don’t waste any time do you?”

      Hunter’s heart skipped a beat. “Well, well, Ms. Slut. Nice to hear your voice again. I hope your time at the Book Expo was worthwhile.”

      “You were the highlight of my trip, Mr. Donovan.”

      Hunter smiled as he sat back in his creaky desk chair. “I’m so glad. I was beginning to think you didn’t like me.”

      “Have you ever met a woman who didn’t like you?”

      The question made Hunter chuckle. “Which answer will get me your next book, Ms. Slut?”
      A high-pitched tinkling laugh came through the speaker of his iPhone, making Hunter’s stomach flutter ever so lightly. “I like a man who doesn’t waste time with sweet talk. Check your email. I just sent you the manuscript. It’s called The Bondage Club, and if you’re interested, e-mail me a contract, and I will look it over.”
      “Can I ask what it’s about? I mean, with a title like that I can guess, but….” His voice faded as his curiosity rose. 
      “There are many different kinds of bondage, Mr. Donovan, that don’t involve ropes, chains, or even handcuffs.”
      Hunter gaped at his cell phone. “I don’t get it.”
      “Love can be a form of bondage,” she explained. “We can get tied to someone just as easily as we can be tied up by someone. The book is about bondage in all of its forms.”
      “Then I look forward to reading it.” He paused as he thought of an idea. “But why not come to my office? We can discuss the details of the contract over lunch,” he pursued with a hint of insistence in his voice.
      “I don’t think so. Lunch with you would be dangerous.”
      Hunter coyly smiled. “For which one of us, Ms. Slut?”    
      “I’m not your type, Mr. Donovan.”
      Hunter’s body rippled with the hint of a challenge. “You never know; if Donovan Books handles your novel, we may grow on each other.”
      “I hope not. Getting involved with the man who publishes my book would complicate matters. I’m also a very demanding author. I might get on your nerves after a time.”
      “I have a lot of demanding authors. You would fit right in.”
      “Do you usually try and date your authors, or will I be the first?”
      He fingered a corner of the manuscript open on the desk before him as his imagination began to wander. “You would be the first. I never date clients.”
      “I heard a nasty little rumor to the contrary, about your brother and Monique Delome. They were engaged and then she up and married some Texas oil man. Lucky girl.”
      “Lucky to be rid of my brother,” Hunter returned, pushing the manuscript in front of him to the side.
      “Oh, do I detect a note of sibling rivalry, Mr. Donovan?”
      He leaned back in his chair and turned his eyes to his arched window. “Rivalry, nah. More like deep-seated hatred. And if I’m going to bare my soul to you, you should start calling me, Hunter.”
      “Let me guess, Hunter.” Her voice was throaty and delicious, spurring on his desire. “He stole your Legos when you were six and you have never forgiven him.”
      Hunter ran his hand over his face, feeling the conversation was getting a little too personal. “Never mind my brother. Let’s talk about you.” 
      “I make it a practice never to talk about myself. The less people know about me, the better.”
      “I don’t agree, Ms. Sl….” Hunter crinkled his brow. “What else can I call you? Ms. Slut is too—”
      “Call me Smuttie, if you like.”
      “Smuttie…don’t you have a real name?”
      “Smuttie is all you need to know.” The sound of voices in the background broke in. “Let me know what you think of my manuscript, Hunter. I’ll be waiting to hear from you.” Then the line went dead.



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MeetTheAuthor

Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Having been brought up in the motion picture industry, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans.




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Monday, July 28, 2014

Taste by Cambria Hebert Release Blitz

 
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TASTE is released!!!
Can't wait another minute to download it? Get it here:
Coming soon to ibooks and to paperback

About Taste
One taste is never enough…
Spencer Waller’s main purpose in life is to protect and serve. After spending years in the military, he gets a coveted spot on the Secret Service detail protecting the president. Spence doesn’t have time for women or all the work having a relationship with one requires. But just because he isn’t looking for a lady doesn’t mean he can’t appreciate a beautiful one when he sees her.
And he makes it a point to see one in particular every single day.
Elle Bond has literally chopped and fried her way to the top of the food chain. Earning a coveted position in the White House as the president’s personal chef, she figures her professional life can only get better. Her personal life, on the other hand, could use a little bit of an overhaul, and because of that, she tries to ignore the charm-dripping cookie thief every time he comes into her kitchen. After all, she knows better than anyone that just one taste of something good is never enough.
One night after work, Elle is assaulted, threatened, and given an ultimatum. She can’t go to the police, and she sure as hell can’t do what she was ordered.
But she has to. Or else.
Pale, shaken, and scared to death, Elle confides in Spence, and his protective instincts take over. Together, Elle and Spencer have to uncover a sinister plot and stop it before someone ends up dead.



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FYI- for those that purchase TASTE there is an EXCLUSIVE first look at the Trashy cover reveal! You get to see it first!!
There is also TWO recipes included in the back - Spencer's favorite cookie recipes!! You can make them and enjoy at home!
Spencer's Cookie in a Mug Recipe
A fast treat to enjoy while you read Taste!
Ingredients 1 tbsp melted butter 1 tbsp granulated sugar 1 tbsp brown sugar Pinch of salt 1 egg yolk ¼ cup flour 2 tbsp chocolate chips (mini’s work great!) Directions Mix all ingredients into a microwavable safe mug. Microwave for 60 seconds. Serve to the cookie monster in your life!  
Thank you all so much for your support!! I hope you download and enjoy Taste!