Monday, February 24, 2014

~New release & interview with the authors of the Stranded with a Billionaire Anthology~

Good day Ladies and Gentlemen and Welcome to the Stranded with a Billionaire
Anthology interview!

We will be speaking with the six ladies who each wrote a story for the anthology and getting to know a little about them.

Joining us is:

Siobhan MacKenzie

Seraphina Donavan

Leanore Elliott

Nikki Prince

Brandi Gillilan

Kate Baum

Now that we know our lovely authors, let’s get started shall we?

Q. What is the title of your Anthology?

Siobhan: Falling
Seraphina: Wrong for Ms. Wright
Leanore: Lucky Break
Brandi: Let It Snow
Kate: Rich Girl
Nikki: Snowed In

Q. Would you give a brief summary?

Seraphina: This is really about finding yourself in a situation, with people you wouldn’t normally associate with, where money can’t get you out of it.

Siobhan: Alexander St. Thomas is involved in a watery plane crash off the coast of Alaska, forcing him to find his own way to safety with the only other survivor, pilot Grace Allyn. They will brave the water, the storm, and the elements to keep each other safe – and maybe find that there’s a little attraction in the mix.

Brandi: Having worked herself into exhaustion, Natalia gets taken into the mountains for rest by her former friend Jace. He’s still in love with her and doesn’t realize she feels the same. A massive snowstorm traps them in the cabin and when the power goes out they have to be very close for warmth.

Kate: Raisa Hughes is the daughter of one of the most powerful billionaires in the world.  As his only child, she has been groomed from a young age to take over his empire.  Nicknamed the “iceberg” by her school mates, she finds she doesn’t care that others perceive her as cold and aloof.  She has learned early on to mask her emotions to learn to survive in a world dominated by powerful men.  She’s always in control. 
One winter night her car breaks down on a deserted rural road.  Raisa finds herself stranded.  For the first time in her life, she feels helpless.  Then a mechanic drives by and sees her standing next to her disabled vehicle.  Raisa never lets herself appear powerless…until she locks eyes with Trent.  He just had to be the most stunning sexy man ever to assist a woman on the side of the road.   Raisa finds erotic urges that she never knew were there…and that she doesn’t mind being rescued after all. 

Nikki: My heroine and hero are an estranged married couple who are billionaires. They are both stranded at their cabin and forced to work out their issues.

Leanore: Val is an average girl, although she can’t seem to keep anything…A job, home or a relationship.—Tucker is a billionaire, although he wishes he was an average guy. Fate deems that they meet and the adventure begins, as they both get stranded in a Semi-Trailer, going 75 miles an hour down the interstate.

Q. What inspired this story?   

Seraphina: I wish I knew. I just had this idea, and thought how neat. Then I got other people involved and it just snowballed from there.

Leanore: When the theme was suggested? I envisioned a woman delivering a message to a man who’s stepping out of a Limo, just as a semi truck tries to run them over.

Nikki: I was asked to write a story with a billionaire that was stranded somewhere and his or her money couldn’t get them out of being stranded.

Brandi: The theme was inspiring. Trapping a billionaire and getting them to realize there are more important things than money and work got several ideas going for me. As well as the song Let It Snow.

Kate: I wrote this novella to follow my Girl series.  I’m finding I’m enjoying my characters so much, I keep writing additional stories so I can keep interacting with them.

Q. What is one habit you feel you must do while writing? Have a certain snack, music, etc.

Brandi: I have to listen to music, lately it’s a playlist of Glee music. I also have to have either tea, Coca-cola or Dr. Pepper and if possible candy.

Kate: Take lots of breaks.

Leanore: COFFEE!

Siobhan: I have to set my writing space and get my head in the game. Sometimes I need quiet; sometimes I need music. Sometimes I can only write with an outline; sometimes I have to wing it. But the one thing I always do first is set my space. Once I’ve done that, I never vary that routine until the work is done.

Seraphina: Have a certain snack, music, etc. I always have a playlist. I spend hours building a playlist on ITunes before I write the first word.

Nikki: I always multitask. I listen to the TV or radio and get into my happy place and write wherever I am.  This enables me to be able to write anywhere because I can deal with noise.

Q. What is the hardest part of writing a book?

Leanore: Editing…lol

Siobhan: Starting! Deciding where in the story is the right place. Deciding what the first sentence is. And then, getting myself the kick in the butt to sit down and get moving on it. I’m a great procrastinator and I have to work hard to overcome that.

Kate: Since I work full-time as a librarian the hardest part about writing for me is finding the time!

Brandi: For me it’s the start because I take forever to figure out what should start off the story and the end because I hate to end a story.

Seraphina: Writing a book is easy, getting out there, promoting it so that people will read the story you’ve worked so hard to tell... that’s the hard part.

Nikki: For me it’s stopping all the other stories that pop into my head while I’m writing on the current.

Q. How do you prepare to write a story? Do you make lists and outlines or do you wing it or something in between?

Kate: I do something I think it is kind of add.  I dream about my characters before I write about them.

Nikki: I fly by the seat of my pants…so yeah I basically wing it.

Leanore: I get an image…Then, I write. I am a Panster by visual means.

Siobhan: I set my space, set up what my routine is going to be. I tend to like to just start and let it run. Usually, after a chapter or two, I can find my ending from what I have. After that, I treat it like a road trip and I set up “my map” by writing my plot points on sticky notes (a writer’s best friend, sticky notes). The rest is writing about “the trip.”

Seraphina: I wing it. Sometimes if I get stuck, I’ll go back and outline, but generally, and especially for short stories, I just start writing.

Brandi: I wing it. I have tried outlines but they feel to restraining. All I need is a short summary of what idea I’m using and character profiles.

Q. What is next on your list?

Siobhan: My next work to be published will be another four Rick and Dave stories from the His Man… series. I’ll also have a new novel coming out, Wilde Mountain Time. I’ll be finishing No Sooner Loved and starting on the sequel to that, A Pair of Stairs. And I have two other books to finish – Her Scottish Exile and the other two books in that trilogy. After that, the sky’s the limit.

Seraphina: Oh, it’s endless. Another anthology. A full length novel to finish up the DuChamps’ Dynasty Series. I’m going to write a novel for Ronan, a supporting character in the Casanova series. I have a paranormal/romantic adventure tail in the works. I’m insane.

Brandi: I’m working on another anthology with some authors, a few from this book and a few different. It will be called Hot Soldiers. I also have a paranormal romance in the works called Eye of the Tiger. And anything else that pops into my head.

Leanore: Hot Soldier Antho with 6 other authors, Nowhere Arizona, Book Three…Then Hammered Velvet, Book 4 in the Velvet Series

Nikki: Too many things to mention truly, I try to stay busy and if the muse is busy…that means I am constantly writing.

Kate: So far, I have six books planned for the Girl series.  I just finished book three.

Q. Did you have fun writing with your fellow authors?

Seraphina: I loved it. Writing is so often a solitary process. Getting to work with others was amazing.

Brandi: I did. This was my first anthology and they were all very helpful with any questions I asked.

Siobhan: I do, I really do. I like sharing experiences but I like the interaction I get from my fellow authors. We all excel in something and collaborations show off what each of us excels in. And finding out how we complement each other in the doing.

Kate: I am so fortunate to belong to the wicked women authors’ facebook group started by Leanore Elliott.  I’m inspired, supported and I laugh every day.

Leanore: Hell yeah! I got to read the entire antho first, due to being its Editor and Formatter.

Nikki: I love the group in this anthology.  So yes, I had fun.

Q. Is there anything we should know about you?

Siobhan: Other than being a terrible procrastinator, a hopeful romantic, and an all around poetic mess? Can’t think of a thing.

Seraphina: I need a vacation. And chocolate, and until I get one of those two things, I could be dangerous.

Kate: I love my secret life.  Nerdy librarian by day and naughty writer at night. 

Brandi: I’m currently in college for Game Design. Also I’m an anime and manga junkie.

Nikki: I am a gamer.  Yep for quite some years I played World of Warcraft religiously! Hehe.

Leanore: I’m Wicked Leanore with 20 books and a Book production Company called, Wicked Muse Productions, we do Covers, Trailers, Editing, Formats & Conversion

Q. How long have you been writing?

Siobhan: Sometimes it feels as if I’ve been writing all my life. I guess I have. Now, ask me how long I’ve been publishing and that’s a different answer.

Seraphina: I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing, but I’ve only been published since 2011.

Brandi: Since I can remember. I have always been a writer.

Leanore: Since I was 8 years old.

Kate: I finished my first book in December of 2012.

Nikki: I’ve been writing off and on since the age of 12.

Q. What got you interested in writing?

Siobhan: I got tired of reading other authors’ work and wanted to write my own, where I could live out my own fantasies and romances.
Leanore: My vivid imagination needed an outlet, cause I kept getting into trouble with it, as a child.

Seraphina: I’ve just always been a storyteller. It’s part of my Appalachian heritage, I think.

Brandi: Figuring out that I could make up a story and have anything I wanted happen.

Kate: As a librarian, I read a lot.  I’ve always thought about writing but never got that push to start.  Reading erotic romance finally did it for me.  It made me excited about the genre and anxious to write my own fantasies into stories.

Nikki: I started reading romances at the age of 12 and after my first romance I knew I wanted to write too.

Q. Is there anyone that’s close to you that’s really supportive, always been there when you wanted to quit but kept you going?

Seraphina: She’s no longer physically here with me, but I think about my mother. She was, in a word, indomitable. I strive in many ways to be like her, and so when I feel down or disheartened, I just keep pushing because that’s what she always did.

Siobhan: My Beautiful Man, the love of my life. He never lets me give up on myself, never lets me give up on the stories. He reads everything, gives great feedback, and helps me practice those love making scenes. He is my rock and my cheerleader, and I love him for it.

Brandi: My Mama and two of my sisters. They told me to go for it and if I failed try again but don’t give up.

Kate: I wasn’t sure if I was going to ever write book two of my series.  I wrote book one and waited to see the fallout.  Then I received an email from a blogger for riverina romantics blog, Tina.  She gushed about my story and gave me the motivation to start on book two. 

Nikki: I have a few author friends who have cheered me on in those moments as well as some close friends.

Leanore: Yes, Lea Ellen Borg…Now an Editor. Met her at Amazon threads years ago when she was just a reader and we are BFF’s. Then, there’s Ava ( A.R. Von) Chasity Bowlin, Sheri Fredricks, & my biggest supporter for years…Nikki McCarver of The very popular Close Encounters Blog.

Q. What is something you want to do? Like bungee jump, skydive, scuba dive, rock climb, etc.

Siobhan: I would love to live in London, England for a time. Somewhere in the West End, near the theater district. I want to see all of the sights and sounds of London, and see the shows there. Maybe some traveling to Scotland and Ireland

Leanore: No, I’ve already done a lot. I just want to keep living my dreams in books, and helping Newbies achieve authorhood.

Seraphina: I want to rip Henry Cavill’s clothes off, dip him in honey and lick him clean.

Brandi: I would enjoy being able to visit a few places like Ireland and England. I would also love to see some plays like Wicked.

Kate: With five children and two in college, I just hope to have enough money to be able to travel one day. 

Q. Any guilty pleasures?

Nikki: Cheesecake…mmm New York Style and I’m in heaven.

Leanore: Chocolate and Sex—preferably, both at the same time…

Siobhan: Too many to count – but let’s just say, I’m a sucker for sappy movies and naked pretty boys.

Kate: Coffee and cookies.  Seriously, who doesn’t like that combination?

Seraphina: Chocolate. Henry Cavill.

Brandi: Glee. I started watching it last fall and became addicted. Also I am addicted to lemon candy, it’s sour and sweet which makes it right up there with chocolate.

Q. Is there anyone famous you’d love to meet?

Siobhan: Tom Hiddleston. Nathan Fillion. Orlando Bloom. Diana Gabaldon.

Brandi: Plenty lol. A few would be Christ Colfer, Darren Criss, Chris Hemsworth, Alan Rickman, Mark Harmon, Micheal Weatherly just to name a few.

Seraphina: Henry Cavill. I know. Broken record.

Leanore: Tom Hanks.

Kate: I am very impressed with the goals of Elizabeth Warren, senator for Massachusetts.  She is a true advocate for the middle class.

Nikki: Hmm…since I write romance there are tons of people I’d like to meet…I’ll give you a few:  Bertrice Small, Oded Fehr, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, Vin Diesel…whew…so many more.

Q. What is a pet peeve of yours?

Siobhan: I can’t stand people chewing gum and cracking it. Close your mouth and chew it quietly.

Seraphina: Henry Cavill’s girlfriend? Seriously, different things bug me at different times. I get annoyed when people assume that writing isn’t a job just because it doesn’t have regular hours that you don’t have to do it when you say you have to do it. I.E. “I’m writing now.”--me. “Well you can finish that later. Let’s go do (fill in blank)”.--Everyone I know.

Brandi: People feeling they are entitled to things they aren’t, that they don’t have to work for anything and should have it given to them on a silver platter. I know a few people like this and it drives me crazy with how they treat their family and expect to be waited on hand and foot.

Kate: Bullies.

Nikki: I hate being late. I’m always early.

Leanore: In the house? Clean floors and counters.

Q. What is a pet peeve you see in writing that bothers you?

Siobhan: I understand the importance of an editor but at least learn how to spell, learn the correct rules of grammar, and apply that knowledge for yourself. To depend solely on an editor to do it for you is flat out lazy

Seraphina: I don’t like overly flowery prose in erotica. It’s erotica. If you’re thinking up that many big words then the blood is flowing in the wrong direction!

Nikki: I hate characters who whine incessantly

Brandi: Too much or too little detail. A story can be bogged down with too much detail. I don’t need the same bookshelf described five different times in the same chapter. But I do want to know what the décor of a room is and if there isn’t enough detail then a reader can’t get a fully clear image in their mind.

Kate: When other authors turn up their nose at erotic romance alluding to the idea that it’s trashy just because there are sexual scenes. 

Leanore: THAT? Is too big a list as I edit Pro…lol However, I have a saying: A Reader Cannot Read Your Mind—Only Your Words.

Q. What is your go-to song?

Siobhan: Depends on what I need a go-to song for. For sex scenes, Closer by Nine Inch Nails. For fight scenes, Walk by the Foo Fighters. To just get through a crappy day, I’ve Got a Dream by Jim Croce

Kate: “Holding out for a hero”

Seraphina: Different ones for different things, but right now, I’ve been listening to a lot of Justin Timberlake. It’s the energy factor.

Brandi: It’s hard to pick just one so a few are Teenage Dream, Blackbird, Baby It’s Cold Outside, Defying Gravity, Dog Days, I Want To Hold Your Hand or any song done on the Glee series.

Nikki: Right now I’m in the mood for 80’s songs.

Leanore: So many…Firework for inspiration and Symphony Of Life.

Q. Most romantic song?

Siobhan: Like the Sun by RyanDan

Seraphina: To Make You Feel My Love.

Kate: Elvis Presley “Falling in love with you.”

Leanore: And Love Said No…By H.I.M.

Brandi: It’s a tie between Last Kiss sung by Pearl Jam and Crash My Party sung by Luke Bryan. Last Kiss is of regrets of a love ended to soon and hopes to be able to reunite in death and Crash My Party is about crushes and newfound love.

Nikki: God…lol so many but right now I am in love with an oldie from Bon Jovi called Always.

Q. Favorite movie?

Siobhan: Today? Thor and Thor: The Dark World

Seraphina: Man of Steel. Yes, I know. There is a restraining order in the works.

Brandi: The Harry Potter series, Narnia movies, Lord of the Rings or really most Fantasy and Sci-fi

Kate: Thelma and Louise    

Leanore: Forrest Gump

Nikki: Yikes another too many …but here are some of them: Grease, Independence Day, Sound of Music, Jurassic Park, Bride before Prejudice, 9 ½ Weeks.

Q. Are there any genre of books you don’t like to read?

Siobhan: Not big on non-fiction, but mostly I’m not into shlock – anything that’s bad gratuitous. Anything that the author put out there without perfecting the work. Again, laziness and a lack of respect for the reader. And I’m rather vampired out, thanks to Twilight, but that’s changing. Oh, and I don’t do zombies or horror.

Seraphina: It isn’t a genre thing, but I don’t like to read books written in the first person. I want to be told a story, I don’t want to be in the story, and when I’m reading “I this” and “I that”, it kind of kills it for me.

Brandi: I’m not big on any non-fiction books like biographies or memoirs. I also don’t care to read extremely religious books.

Kate: As a librarian, I obviously love to read and appreciate all genres.  I have a hard time getting into poetry and wish I didn’t have to admit that. 

Nikki: Chick Lit…which is kinda funny but true. LOL

Leanore: Male on Male…Not because it’s gay, but I can’t ever get past the fact that some woman is suffering out there, because some package of hot male, will never be available for her. Lol Like oh man, WE females lose out.

Thank you ladies for taking the time to answer our questions!

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I know I will never get over her. Watching her walk away with him ripped my heart out and left it bleeding on the floor. But I can’t hide anymore. I have to face my life without her. ~ Brad

Brad has been in love with Lisa for as long as he can remember. One night years ago they took each other’s virginity but while it was the best night of Brad’s life, for Lisa it was a way to forget about Bobby. Or was it?
Brad re-emerges right when Lisa needs him most. Only Brad knows everything about her and when Lisa’s insecurities come to the surface the shoulder Lisa needs is Brad’s. Now Brad has to decide if he has it in him to trust his heart.   

She left with him. I watched them walk out of the party into the cold night air with his arm around her. What is she thinking? He is only back for a few days and she’ll be alone again and she’ll be crying on my shoulder that he doesn’t call or write. I know she loves him and I can see the pull they have on each other, but really, why does she do this to herself?

I make my way over to the keg and get another beer. I might as well get drunk so I don’t have to think about him touching her. Joe is there and he pats my shoulder, “How you doing?”

“I was having a great time until a few minutes ago,” I say, pouring my beer. “Hey, let’s get a game of quarters going,” I suggest. Joe’s kitchen table is just right and it wouldn’t take much to clear it off. Joe’s not much of a drinker, but he starts rounding up some of the guys to play.

Richie, Doug, and Rob come over as I’m moving bags of snacks to the counter. Rob starts flipping a quarter while Richie looks in the cabinet for a glass.  “Good idea Brad, we need to get this party rockin’,” he says sliding the glass into the middle of the table. By that time George and Chris have joined us and a few of the girls are standing by to watch. We each take a few practice shots to get used to the table and then we start. Within 15 minutes I have downed 3 beers and started to get a buzz. I should feel fine by the time midnight comes around.

Suddenly she’s there, standing across the room, with tears running down her beautiful face. What the hell did he do to her this time? I stand up and tell the guys I’m out. I walk over and hold out my hand like she’s a wounded animal I have to get to trust me. She looks at me and falls into my arms.

“He doesn’t want me,” she cries.

I kiss her head and lead her out the sliding glass door.  “How can he not want you? I’m sure you’re wrong.” I stroke her back and god she smells great.
“We were making out...and other things, but when he found out I was still a virgin, he stopped and told me to get dressed. That he didn’t want to be the one to take my virginity.”  Her words come out all sniffly and I can feel my shirt getting wet from her tears. “I should have just done it with Steve and then I would be in his arms right now. I mean what does it matter if he is the first or someone else is? I don’t want to be a virgin anymore.”

I know the feeling but the only person I want to be with is currently crying in my arms about another guy. I’ve loved her since the sixth grade, when she sat next to me on the bus the first time. I can’t imagine my life without her.

“Will you do it?”  She looks up at me.  “Will you sleep with me Brad?”

My heart stops, she did not just ask me that. Just the thought of touching her like that has me hard. “You don’t mean that Lisa, you’re just upset,” I say as I brush the hair away from her eyes.

“No, I’m totally serious. I don’t want to be a virgin anymore and other than Bobby I can’t think of anyone I would rather do it with.”  She puts her hand behind my head and pulls me down for a kiss. She is tentative and sweet and I can taste her tears on her lips. I have waited so long to kiss her.  I lick the seam and her mouth opens to me. I moan because my whole body is on fire and I am not going to be able to stop. My hand fists in her hair and I pull it back to angle her head and my tongue explores every crevice of her mouth. I have wanted this for so long and now here she is letting me kiss her. I press her body against mine so she can feel how she affects me. Her hands start stroking my back and my shirt starts to pull up, my cock jerks when her fingers touch my skin and I suck the air out of her mouth. I know we have to move, we can’t do this here.

I break the kiss and stroke her cheek, her eyes are half closed and I hope she’s not thinking of him, but even if she is I am taking my one chance, “Let’s get out of here, my parents aren’t home,” I lean down and give her a quick kiss.
“I’m driving Jodi home; I can’t leave her,” she starts to pull away and I can see she’s thinking about what we’re doing. This is not going to end the way I want it to unless I get her out of here now.

“Hold on,” I tell her and take out my phone. “Hey John, Lisa is upset and I’m taking her home.  We will leave her keys with Joe, can you drive Jodi home?” I listen as he relays what I’ve said to Jodi and hear her ask where we are. “Let Jodi know she just needs to be somewhere else right now.” I pull her against me and stroke her hair. God, I love this girl and I hope to show her how much tonight. I am going to worship her body with mine. John agrees to get both Jodi and Lisa’s car home and I hang up. “Let’s give your keys to Joe and get out of here,” I take her hand and lead her in. I can tell she’s a little hesitant, but she’s still coming with me. Lisa hands Joe her keys without saying a word and walks towards the front door.

“Is she okay?”  He whispers to me.

“Bobby did a job on her again,” I pat his shoulder. “I’ll make sure she’s okay. What are friends for right?”

He knows I want to be more than just her friend. Hell, everyone knows, even Lisa, but it’s never been possible before. Now maybe he fucked up enough for her to give me a shot. I gotta believe this will be more than just one night.
I follow her out to my car and she is waiting for me. “Are you sure?” I ask even as I wonder why I feel the need to give her an out?

“I’m sure Brad. I want it to be you.”  She leans up on her toes and kisses me. If I don’t stop this I will never get her home. I open the door for her and she slides in. It only takes us fifteen minutes to get to my house, and we have the place to ourselves.

Taking her hand, I lead her up the stairs to my room.  I’m so glad my mother makes me keep it clean; I know there are no dirty clothes lying around.  I close my door behind us and just look at her. I have fantasized about having her here for years. Not that she hasn’t been here before, but never for more than doing homework.

She walks up to me and starts to unbutton my shirt, she doesn’t say anything as her fingers work from one button to another. I reach down and put my finger under her chin, she finally looks at me. “Lisa, we don’t have to do this.”
She runs her hand up my now bare chest to my neck and pulls me down towards her mouth, “I want this,” she says breathlessly into my mouth as our lips meet. My hands find her hips and pull her against me. I let my tongue explore her mouth, god she tastes sweet! My cock is jerking in my pants and her hand stroking my chest is driving me crazy. I move my hands under her short skirt and grab her ass. I’ve been obsessed with that ass, I love to watch her walk away from me.

I lift her up, she puts her legs around me, and I let my fingers explore her slit. Her panties are damp and I hope to god that is from me and not him.  I can’t think anymore. All I feel is her and I want to be inside her. I walk us over to my bed and place her on it. I stand up and take off my pants leaving my underwear on and she takes off her shirt and skirt. “God, you’re beautiful Lisa,” I say, laying down beside her.

I tentatively reach out for her breast and gently touch her nipple through the lace. I hear as she sighs, “I need you to touch me Brad.”

Losing all control, I pull the bra down and take her nipple into my mouth.  I suck her and lick that tight little nub. My cock is straining against her leg and I rub myself against her. She reaches behind her, undoes the clasp, and her bra falls away. I grab onto the other breast and kneed it roughly.

Arching her back, she moans, “More Brad, I need more.”

I move my hand lower and slip it under the silk into the wetness.  Lisa lifts her hips to meet my hand and I slip a finger into her, I stroke her a few times before adding another. She is so tight and I worry about hurting her.  She pushes her underwear down, lifting her hips and pushing my fingers further inside, she says, “That feels good Brad, please.”

“Please what?” I look up at her face.

“Now. I want you inside me now,” she says seriously as she looks at me. 

I pull off my boxers and reach into the drawer next to the bed to get a condom. Thank god for health class. I roll the condom on and position myself between her legs and push inside. It feels so good, she’s tight and I have to stop for a moment or I’m going to lose it before I’m totally inside her. I pull out almost all the way and push back in harder and feel her barrier give way. She inhales sharply and I know I’ve hurt her.  “Are you okay?” I ask.

She looks up at me with tears in her eyes, “I’m fine just give me a moment.”
I don’t know if I can, the urge to move is too great. I start to pull out and she shuts her eyes. I have to move and I start stroking slowly. She keeps her eyes closed I don’t know if I’m hurting her, but I can’t stop. I move faster and within a minute find my release. I lean down to kiss her and she lets me.

That was the best night of my life. The worst...was when I watched Bobby carry her away.


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At the age of seventeen, Lisa was broken when Bobby left. He was supposed to be her first. First Love. First Time. First Everything. No word for six long years. She moved away from the painful reminders sacrificing her relationship with her best friend Brad

Now six years later she returns as a strong, successful woman grabbing a job at one of New York’s hottest marketing agencies. She is dating a gorgeous guy with his eyes on a corner office. But it all changes when she sees Bobby.

Can she risk another heartbreak from Bobby? Will she be able to repair her friendship with Brad? Lisa will have to decide between the man she's with, and the two men that want her.

Who will she be with, and who will she tell to "Watch Me Walk Away?"





Meet Jill Prand

Living in Northern New Jersey and originally from Long Island, Jill Prand is a wife and mother of two girls. She's been an avid reader all her life, spending Sunday afternoons curled up with a good book. 

"We had a huge bookshelf in our den when I was a child with a diverse set of authors like Ayn Rand, Stephen King, Mario Puzo & Danielle Steele. I cut my literary teeth on Walter Farley, Judy Blume and SE Hinton before raiding my parents library." 

Jill is currently working on the Walking Series as well as a stand alone novel. She loves to hear from readers.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Review Silence of the Wolf (Heart of the Wolf #13) by Terry Spear

"Silence of the Wolf"
13552286Author: Terry Spear
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 384
Source: Netgalley
Published: March 4, 2014
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Gray werewolf Tom Silver is determined to find the wolves who have been attacking local livestock. While tracking the pack through the Rockies, a blizzard forces him into a remote cabin where he hears a plane crash nearby. 

When he discovers the sole survivor is a beautiful female werewolf/coyote shifter mix, bound as a prisoner, he knows it's his duty to hide her. Now, they are both at risk as a search ensues for the missing prisoner. 

Will Tom be able to protect this beautiful stranger while tracking down the wolves responsible for terrorizing the local livestock?

Silence of the Wolf was a sweet, touching and emotional story that many fans of the genre will enjoy!

Elizabeth has been through her own form of hell and back. She still lives with it all hot on her heals. Being born mixed-part werewolf, part coyote made her someone, something neither race would accept. Day after day, year and year she keeps herself, body, heart and soul safe and away from all that holds ire toward those like her.

Tom is one of three (triplet) brothers and an alpha to the core. The three of them pretty much run the town they live in. Right now Tom is investigating some issues with the local livestock. Upon the request of his brother, he has to put the investigation aside to escort a woman reporter to the slopes, safely. Little does he know his entire life is about to change...

This is the third book I've read from the Heart of the Wolf series and each of the three were read completely out of order. Actually the last one I read was book 11! This goes to show that they are written and can be read as stand-alone stories which are fantastic for all of us readers out there! I look forward to reading many more from this series in the near future :)

3.5 rounded to a solid 4.  

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Review February Lover (Calendar Men #2) by Rebecca Royce

"February Lover"
20554209Author: Rebecca Royce
Genre: Romance
Pages: 51
Source: Author for honest review
Published: February 1, 2014
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Buy Links: AMAZON

Goodreads Blurb:

Aidan Roux fled New Orleans fifteen years ago, leaving behind a woman he loved. Planning to keep it light because he has no intentions of sticking around, he’s caught off guard by his mother’s health crisis. Forced to stay, he challenges Stacey to be his lover for February with no expectations of anything else.
Stacey never stopped wanting Aidan, but she’s not a girl anymore and she meets his proposition with one of her own. A hero, just back from Afghanistan, he’s the perfect guy for her calendar contest. If he wants her in his bed, he’ll pose for her camera.

Stacey and Aidan seem made for each other—but old hurts cannot be forgotten and love isn’t always enough…

February Lover is a short romantic read about two lovers reconnecting after many years of being apart. Many fans of the genre will enjoy this quick read.

Two ex lovers that have been apart, no contact what so ever, for over ten years meet again and it's almost as if they've never parted, almost! There are the memories each hold close to themselves and the fact Aiden is only back for a short amount of time. Can they allow this, a short amount of time to count and be more memorable than their past? Will they both be able to let go once more? You're going to have to read to find out ;)

This is my second time reading this authors work. I plan to look into more of her stories. I enjoyed her writing style and story telling skills. I feel I would enjoy escaping away into some more of her works!

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