Character Interview from THREE HEARTS by Grace R. Duncan

Thank you to Áine for sharing her blog space today! I’m happy to share a short interview with the boys from Three Hearts. I hope you enjoy!

 

Please welcome Liam and Mason today. Thanks for joining us guys!

Mason: No problem. I’m just glad we could take a short break from the pups.

Liam: Oh gods, yes. I love them, but things can get to be a little crazy at times with them.

I bet! So, let’s get right into the questions then. So, tell me first, about the first time you saw each other.

Mason: Well, I wasn’t in on his interview, so I didn’t get to see that. But our employee resources department is right next to one of the conference rooms and I happened to be in there the day he started. One look and one sniff had me in a rather embarrassing situation. *laughs* He’s always been gorgeous to me and that day was no exception. I knew in that moment I had to get to know him.

Liam: *rolls eyes* You’re crazy.

Mason: *grins* About you, baby.

Liam: *shakes head* Right, so, it turns out I saw him in the conference room that same day. Of course he turned my head. I don’t think he realized then—or now—half the company wants in his pants. If they’re interested in men, they do.

Mason snorts.

Liam: *shrugs* He doesn’t believe me, but dear gods, he was sex on legs—well, I couldn’t see his legs, just his face and upper body but damn. *fans himself* I started crushing on him back then. Of course, being on separate floors, I didn’t get to see him much, but any chance I could get to get a glimpse, I took it.

*laughs* You two are funny. Liam, what was the worst part of your pregnancy? And Mason, what was the hardest thing to see from him?

Liam: Oh gods, not seeing my feet. Or peeing all the time. I think that was the worst; I had the bladder capacity of a teaspoon. Every time I thought I’d get a break, one of the pups would move and sit right on it. And then, of course, there was the fact that I had to sit to do it. I couldn’t see my dick enough to aim. That drove me nuts. I’m a guy! One of the best parts of being a guy is being able to stand to pee! And yet, there I was, having to sit…

Mason: *kisses Liam’s temple* I am so glad I’m not the one carrying them. *Liam elbows him.* Oof! Seriously, though. I am, but at the same time, I would, if it meant he didn’t go through everything he does. Anyway, the hardest thing for me was when he was hurting emotionally. I know it’s his hormones, but watching him cry is so hard, especially knowing I caused it.

Liam: *kisses Mason* You’re forgiven.

Mason laughs.

So, one more, then I’ll let you get back to the pups.

Liam: That’s okay! Really! I don’t mind the break.

Well, perhaps you can use the quiet time for something else then.

Mason: *grins* I’m sure we can come up with something.

Liam blushes.

*laughs* Anyway, so… you both knew you wanted a big family. How big did you imagine? And did you picture the number you ended up with?

Mason: Oh hell no. *both laugh* Seriously. I guess I figured maybe something like my parents had? There are eight kids in my family. I thought maybe that big, but I certainly didn’t expect as many as we ended up with.

Liam: *shakes head* Me either. I mean, big to me would have been four kids, since it was just my dad and me. I wouldn’t trade them, though. They’re all different, all ours. It can be chaotic a lot of the time, but we’ve got a system down and we wouldn’t want it any other way.

Mason: No, we wouldn’t.

I’m glad to hear it. Thanks for spending time with us. Now go enjoy the rest of your quiet time.

Mason: Oh we will. *waggles eyebrows*

Liam: Yeah, I can get with that…

 

Want to know how many pups Liam and Mason end up with? You should go read Three Hearts to find out. *winks* Thanks again to Áine for sharing her blog space. Hope you enjoyed it!

 

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Published by Grace R. Duncan
Release date: March 3, 2017
72k Words
Cover artist: Jess Small
M/M Paranormal/shifters

Blurb:

Liam Scott is sick. That’s not supposed to be possible. As a wolf shifter, he’s supposed to be able to heal. The omega gene he was born with means he’s capable of carrying shifter young and Liam is worried that whatever is wrong will mean his one-day hope of having pups will be dashed. But despite the fears keeping him away from the doctor until now, he knows he needs to go.

It turns out the sickness is temporary, but the treatment causes a whole other problem.

Mason’s alpha gene means he’s one of very few wolves who can impregnate an omega male. For two years, he’d been watching Liam, but things kept getting in the way. When Liam shows up in heat, Mason recognizes the opportunity he needs and doesn’t hesitate make to Liam his mate and the father of his pups.

But Liam has old wounds and fears to work through which the pregnancy is only making worse, and Mason isn’t sure how to get past them to show he’s serious about making a life together as loving mates. It’s not until a female wolf decides Mason should be hers that Liam makes his biggest worry known—and Mason can finally put the fears to rest.

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Grace Duncan grew up with a wild imagination. She told stories from an early age – many of which got her into trouble. Eventually, she learned to channel that imagination into less troublesome areas, including fanfiction, which is what has led her to writing male/male erotica.

A gypsy in her own right, Grace has lived all over the United States. She has currently set up camp in East Texas with her husband and children – both the human and furry kind.

As one of those rare creatures who loves research, Grace can get lost for hours on the internet, reading up on any number of strange and different topics. She can also be found writing fanfiction, reading fantasy, crime, suspense, romance and other erotica or even dabbling in art.

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Acceptance by Grace R Duncan

Hello! And thank you to the lovely lady at House Millar for giving me some space today! If you haven’t followed the Acceptance tour, it’s not too late to read all the great excerpts, get glimpses into bits of research, or even read some conversations between Quincy and Miles from before Acceptance starts! Just click the link below the tour graphic to find more!

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Where did you grow up?

My mom and I moved around quite a bit when I was younger, but the early part of my life, I spent in central Pennsylvania—Amish country, dairy farm country, and small towns. I later moved to a much bigger city—Nashville—and certainly enjoyed it, but there is something to be said for the smaller towns.

How much of the book is realistic?

Well, it’s paranormal, so… *laughs* I still did a lot of research into the things that are real. I spent way too much time looking at pictures of the Plaza hotel, even floor plans of some of their suites. I like to make sure that the stuff that is real is as well-researched and real as can be.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

So, a bit of background: Ben is from where I currently live, the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. His family is Mexican—his parents were both born in Mexico and came over later on. Eric—Tanner’s friend that you meet in Devotion—has been in wolf form for a long time (nine years!)

Ben smiled, letting the conversation go. “Sure. Is there anything you’d like? Since you haven’t eaten it in nine years…”

“Taco Bell,” Eric said, staring at the big pink and purple sign across the street.

“Um…”

Eric turned and blinked at Ben over his hesitation. “What’s wrong—oh!” He dropped his face into his palm. “Wow, that was good, Eric. Let’s ask your Mexican mate to take you to the most fake Mexican restaurant on the planet.”

Ben threw his head back and laughed. “It’s okay, cariño. If that’s what you really want, I will take you. Just so you recognize it’s not really Mexican food.”

Eric grinned. “Nah, I know that. And it’s okay. I’d be just as happy with, like, a Big Mac or something. I mean, none of it’s real food, anyway, you know.”

Ben nodded. “True.” He started the car and backed out. “Do you truly want McDonald’s?”

“Really, I’m fine with that. I don’t mind not having Taco Bell. Besides, as much as we’ll probably stick together, there will be times we’re apart. I can save my heretical eating for then.” He winked.

Do you write an outline before every book you write?

Actually, no. I’ve had a few books that I didn’t outline first. Beautiful boy, one of my BDSM novels came out before I got the chance to do a lot of planning on it. Funny enough, that held true for Devotion, as well. Most of the time, I like to outline. I write a lot faster if I know what I’m going to write.

What do you do when you are not writing?

Most of the time, I’m gaming. I love MMOs (massively-multiplayer online games) and The Sims. I love to create my characters in the game, along with their houses. It’s a lot of fun.

Is there a particular movie that you preferred over the book version?

Actually, yes. The Shawshank Redemption the movie was one I enjoyed more than the novella—Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. This is really unusual for King’s work, but for this one, I did. There was more in the movie than in the book, stuff that tied things up and rounded it out a bit more.

Thanks so much to the House Millar for the interview! I hope you enjoyed it!

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Blurb:

Dr. Miles Grant acknowledges that his destined mate could be either gender even though his bisexuality cost him his family and his pack. Luckily he found the Forbes Pack, who happily accept him just as he is. What he never counted on was finding his mate in Pittsburgh or for his mate to be another species entirely—a cat!

Quincy Archer isn’t just any jaguar shifter. He is the heir to the leadership of his pride. Destined mates are nothing but legend to the nearly extinct and generally solitary jaguars, and Quincy certainly never expected to find one for himself, much less a male… or a wolf.

However, finding each other and coming to terms with their species is the least of their worries. Quincy is expected to select a proper female mate, father a cub, and take his place as heir to the pride. Except Quincy refuses, having no interest in women or leadership and knowing he isn’t right for it. But his father will stop at nothing—not even attempting to kill Miles—to get his way. Quincy and Miles must overcome many obstacles to stay together as the destined mates they’re meant to be.

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About Grace

Grace Duncan grew up with a wild imagination. She told stories from an early age – many grace_nohateof which got her into trouble. Eventually, she learned to channel that imagination into less troublesome areas, including fanfiction, which is what has led her to writing male/male erotica.

A gypsy in her own right, Grace has lived all over the United States. She has currently set up camp in East Texas with her husband and children – both the human and furry kind.

As one of those rare creatures who loves research, Grace can get lost for hours on the internet, reading up on any number of strange and different topics. She can also be found writing fanfiction, reading fantasy, crime, suspense, romance and other erotica or even dabbling in art.

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Hop Against Homo-, Bi-, and Transphobia

Today I’m over at Tempeste O’Riley’s blog talking about our youth.

First off, I’d like to say a huge thank you to the coordinators and all the authors and bloggers participating in this years Hop! Tempe has been kind enough to allow me a day on her blog to join in the Hop, so thanks.

Youth suffer in silence so often; either due to fear, confusion, or abuse. So many of the youth that are homeless across this and many other countries are LGBTQ, because it was too horrible to stay in the abusive home, or because that home… the parents that should love unconditionally, threw them out for not being what they wanted them to be.

To check out the post and enter to win… visit: http://tempesteoriley.com/hop-against-homo-bi-and-transphobia-reaching-out-for-our-youth-by-guest-author-ine-p-massie/

Romance Adventures #BlogHop & #Giveaway

Welcome to the Romance Adventures Blog Hop.
(a list of other authors to Hop to is at the bottom of this post)

This bloghop is a throwback to years ago when people didn’t come to a bloghop for $$$ but to discover great books to read. And we’ve plenty of those.

Don’t Worry, there’s a gift for you as well Winking smile

This spring, from Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing, you will see the release of the next story in the House Millar series! It’s a little different, but hey, we like different, right? Right! So, what makes the next story, Glamour Blade (well besides the title NOT having the word ‘blood’ in it, lol)?

  1. It’s not from Anya’s POV;
  2. It’s not about the triad of Anya, Nicholas, and Declán;
  3. You’ll find out more about Lord Lorccán than you did in “Blood Marked”;
  4. Find out more about Mistress Anya, but from the perspective of a human, a sidhe, and a vampire;
  5. … and more, but for some of it, you’ll just have to read.

But what’s it about, you ask?

Rory Ó Cuinn is a sidhe warrior sent to reestablish the magically enhanced vampire hunters known as the Guardians. Lord Lorccán is a vampire noble, but he’s also a little unusual as he only kills humans that are barely more than monsters themselves.

When they team up to find possible future Guardians and to hunt other vampires—the ones that kill indiscriminately—reality and perceptions change for both men as love, hate, passion and betrayal collide.

It’s still paranormal romance but with a bit more kick and who is and who isn’t friend and foe becomes a bit more complicated. I’ll give you a little (unedited) tease and then tell you what your prize in and how to enter to get it, lol. Yeah, I know, tease you then give you gifts, hehe, but hey, ‘tis the season, right?

Entering the club was surreal in the extreme. The music thumped to the point I felt it more than heard it – which, with the hearing of a sidhe, was saying something indeed. The low lights combined with dark wood and too many bodies kept the place shifting and mysterious as I looked around. Low lights flashed over the dance floor and gave a strangeness to the dancers appearance – a sort of ethereal, shimmering draw.

Of course, that was deliberate on the part of the owners – easier to hide in plain sight. Vampires, with their slightly luminous skin, were something to behold under some lighting, unless precautions were taken.

I appreciated that the smoking ban was respected here, since I hated the smell almost as much as the taste of it on my tongue.

I had grown tired of club hopping, especially since I never seemed to be sent to the nicer places. Bars were fine, I just disliked the seedier ones, you know. . . where ‘no’ doesn’t mean no. I was thankful this wasn’t the usual. The two servants I’d chatted with, swore the aberration came to this club and would return tonight.

Now to hope I can find him and gain his attention.

Knowing my mark had a thing for leather, I’d dressed in the tightest leather pants I could obtain, and added a tight mesh top that showed off my smooth chest, tattoo, and pierced nipple. Add in the kohl around my eyes, the shimmering platinum ringlets my hair naturally fell into, and the glitter sheen on my cheeks, and I was guaranteed to turn heads. My doll-like appearance, for a warrior, was both a blessings and a curse.

I approached the bar in a slow saunter, took my time to observe the patrons as I passed. I hoped the information proved correct.

“Ale please,” I called to the bartender, the one person here I actually knew. He’d hit on me at one of the other clubs I’d checked out earlier in the week.

“Hey, cutie, you following me?” Chad teased, and winked. He knew he had no chance, but we were on good terms.

“Ever the hopeful,” I chided with a smile. “Actually, I’m looking for someone specific. Just hope I don’t end up leaving alone tonight.” I winked and kept my smile in place. Chad thought I sought a special trick for some play, an illusion I planned to keep in place.

“Well, when you find him, let me know. I want to see what kind of man has you so eager.”

Making the circuit a second time, I headed back to the bar. The hairs on my arms suddenly stood on end. I could feel eyes on me, and while that wasn’t unusual – especially in a club – this, I knew, was more than just some mortal ogling my backside.

Arriving back at the bar, I turned to face the crowd, and sought the one staring at me. After Chad poured me a fresh glass of ale, I turned to pick it up. That’s when things got interesting.

A warm shock surged through me as someone ran their hand up my arm. Even through the mesh I could feel the fingers, long and strong, but cool – strange in a place like this. I knew, no human’s touch, could cause such a shock.

I turned to find the owner of the roving fingers. The stranger trailed his agile digits up, over my shoulder to the back of my neck. I slowly raised my eyes to meet his, curious to see whose hand touched me in such a sensual yet possessive manner.

Wow! Definitely vampire, aberration thankfully. The strange
r stood next to me, body turned, so when I straightened, I was neatly tucked into his form.

The creature was tall – probably a good six-four – lean bodied with a nearly gaunt appearance to his face, which gave him an intense and captivating appearance.

The stranger’s hair was a vibrant red, pulled back into a tail at his neck, and his eyes a shocking teal. He wore an ankle-length, flared leather skirt and a lace-up, halter-style, tight leather top – obviously made for a male form. Somehow, it was exceedingly sexy and masculine.

“Mmm, who do we have here?” The aberration’s sensuous voice carried a subtle undercurrent of curiosity mixed in with desire.

“Rory, sir.” Looking up from under my lashes, I smiled and arched into the male’s touch as I asked, “And you are?”

With the quirk of a small smile, he leaned down to whisper in my ear, “I’m Lorccán, though I like the way sir sounds coming from your sweet lips.” Tracing the shell of my ear with a fingertip, he continued to purr, “Why don’t you accompany me outside, piscín.”

I hadn’t expected the vampire to have such an effect on me, not when I knew what he was, dammit. Not trusting my voice, I simply nodded my consent. Lorccán’s hand slid down to my waist and pulled me against his body, before he silently lead me outside. When we reached the club doors, Lorccán motioned to a young, human, woman who headed toward us.

“Andy, my sweet, we’re leaving. Please, get the car.”

“Already, sir? She looked me over and offered a smile. "Be right back.” She practically skipped back to the parking area. A few moments later a car pulled up and Lorccán escorted me into the back of a sleek, black Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan. The entire time he continued to toy with the nape of my neck, as he kept me tucked into his side. His behaviour mystified me.

Long, powerful hands twisted my body. The vampire, Lorccán, gazed at my face as he stroked his long fingers across his cheek, and up into his hair. Even with the knowledge of what he was, the fact that I was prey to him, I wanted more than just the touches Lorccán gave me.

What is wrong with me? I’m here to recruit him – the outfit and club were a lure to find him and gain his attention, but not for this!

Leaning down, Lorccán lightly bussed his lips across my temple, feathering against both eyelids and finally pressed the softest of touches to my lips. I gasped at the sudden tingle that shot through me. When my lips parted, Lorccán took it as an invitation and used more force as his lips caressed mine.

Deepening the kiss, his hands began to explore more of my body, Lorccán’s tongue teased across my bottom lip, seeking entrance. I couldn’t hold back the moan, or the slight shiver as it raced throughout my body. Opening wider to allow him entrance, Lorccán plundered my willing mouth, tasting everything he could reach. Sucking on my tongue once he’d captured it, he moved to nibble on my lower lip. Lorccán maneuvered me with quick insistent hands so that I straddled his lap.

He released my mouth and trailed kisses and nips down my jaw. Tracing the pulse in my neck, he gently sucked the skin, scraping his teeth across my pulse, and applied firm but gentle pressure. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I managed to keep enough sense to note that while Lorccán, sucked and nibbled, his fangs did not join the party. Not able to help myself, I pushed into the ministrations with a low moan.

Lorccán’s fingers skimmed across my pierced nipple. I shivered and pushed into him, desperate for more. He managed one good pinch when a knock on the window interrupted us. Startled out of the sensual fog, I realized we had stopped and someone waited on the other side of the car door. Letting out a small growl, Lorccán slid me deftly off his lap just as the door opened. The loss of his lips and body was painful and confusing. I wanted to be back in his arms again!

Obviously, I’ve lost my bloody mind.

And on the note… how about a little giveaway?

To enter to win an ecopy of “Blood’s Voice,” book One in the House Millar series, tell me What you would do on a cold winter’s night with your very own hottie with fangs? Yep, that’s all you have to do to enter!

Want to grab your copy of Blood’s Voice, Blood Marked, or of the Hope and Love donation anthology that has a little follow up on the House (along with 14 other stories from authors around the world)?

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And last but not least, don’t forget to hop on over to these other wonderful authors and check out their lovely posts (stories, giveaways, and fun await)!

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3. Jennifer Lowery

4. Andrea R Cooper

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7. Áine P Massie

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Close Encounters of the Wicked Kind Scavenger Hunt

Hello and welcome to my entry for the Close Encounters of the Wicked Kind Scavenger Hunt.

I’ve always love scavenger hunts and this one is super fun. All you have to do is read the excerpt on each site and find the answer to the Hunt question below. How easy right? To be entered for the site prize, don’t forget to also comment (do not answer the Hunt question in the comments!)

Now that we’ve got all that said, lol, let’s get to the fun! Below you will find an excerpt from Blood Bound. This scene snippet continues beyond what you will read and shows the inner working of both characters well. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing.

Enjoy!


a House Millar novel
Áine P Massie

Geas Publishing | NA Paranormal Romance

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Summary of Blood Bound


How many ways can a hearts true love be shared?

After poisoning, near death attacks, consummated passions, and possible insanity visit Anya, Nicholas, and Declán they embark on their future. Or at least they try to. Jealousy can be a pain, in more ways than one.

Can Anya protect her lovers, find peace within herself, and lead the House Millar? With her loves and guards, Nicholas and Declán, she sets out to do just that. If only life, eternal life, were that easy.

Come take a walk with our loving family and witness the strange turns and twists as life, love, and passions collide with greed, politics, and evil.

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“I have a sinking suspicion that you have no idea what got them all riled. Do you?” he asked gently. Louie looked gorgeous, of course, but his perfect features were marred with worry. It was sometimes hard to look into those divine pale ice-blue eyes though; they reminded me so much of Braden’s.

“No, no one would answer my questions.”

“Now that I understand what they were actually asking – still can’t believe they managed to keep it hidden this long – I’m not sure my previous counsel would be the same. But, I also know you, once given, you never back out of a promise,” Louie continued unhappily.

“I thought you supported Nicholas. Why are you unhappy?” Could he please get to the point?

“It wasn’t Nicholas I supported the other night. I was supporting you and what I thought would make you happy. I told you that. However, what you said about not being able to undo it is more accurate than you thought. This ritual and charm actually link you on a more fundamental level. In Nic’s case I’m not that worried. But, he wants to link you both with Declán. That’s really the part concerning us.” Louie reached out, taking my hand between his. He kept his eyes focused on our hands as he played with my fingers for a minute.

“Why is your worry for Declán? I mean, is it dangerous to him or something?” He had me scared. I wouldn’t do anything that would endanger Declán . . . Nicholas should know that!

“No. It’s not him that I fear for,” he explained. “It’s you, your heart and mind that worry me. I know how hard it was for you to lose Braden. Twice. But when Declán passes, if you have done what they are asking, it might literally kill you.” The pain in his voice was terrifying.

My mind chose then to shut down. I knew Louie was still talking, but I had no idea what he said. I couldn’t handle discussions of Declán’s eventual death right then. My mind kept replaying the life fading from Braden, over and over. (I may be a vampire but I never willingly killed a human, those that served Marcus notwithstanding.) But watching my husband die nearly killed me before, mentally anyway. Now Louie was suggesting that this bonding would make it even worse when Declán died? I barely maintained my hold on sanity most days as it was . . .

“ . . . Anya,” Louie snapped. I had a feeling he had been calling me, especially since he had a hold of my arms and was shaking me. “Anya?”

A rún?” Blinking and looking around I realized Louie was on his knees in front of me, that same look of panic etched into his face that was becoming all too familiar lately. He stopped shaking me but didn’t let go. He was staring into my eyes with such force I wanted to retreat from the power of his gaze. “I-I’m sorry.”

“Anya? Are you back with me now?” His hands were gripping my arms so tightly his fingers bit into my flesh, painfully.

“Um, ow,” I complained, pulling my arms out of his grip. “It’s bad enough when I draw my own blood, but come on, no one else gets to do that!”

Louie broke his focus and looked down at where he’d held me. His pale ice-blue eyes went wide. “Oh, God! I’m sorry.” He moved back, looking horrified. His fingers had gouged in pretty good.

Sadly, even though it hurt, I, as usual, found it mildly interesting and amusing. “Huh, guess even healthy I can bleed. Weird,” I murmured as I twisted my arms a little to inspect the wounds. “Good thing I heal fast, huh?”

Poor Louie did not find it amusing. “I am so, so sorry. I just panicked . . . I’ve been saying your name for a while now,” he said reverting to French in his panic and unease. He looked down at his own hands, not meeting my eyes as he spoke. “I can’t believe I did that,” he choked.

Gently I put my fingers under his chin to raise his eyes back to mine. “You’re a vampire, blood shouldn’t bother you. . .”

 


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  • E-book Copy of Blood Avenged by Gabrielle Bisset
  • E-book Choice of Blood’s Voice or Blood Bound by Aine Massie
  • Autographed Print Copy of Only Scandal Will Do by Jenna Jaxon
  • Autographed Print Copy of Dark Passion Rising by Shannon Albright
  • E-copy of The Heart of a Wolf Series by MaryLynn Bast
  • Autographed Print copy of For His Eyes Only by T.C. Archer
  • E-copy choice of backlist book from Katie Salidas
  • Autographed Print copy of My Highland Love
  • E-copy of Arresting Behavior by Morticia Knight and sexy swag pack!!
  • Winner’s choice of Backlist book by Naomi Bellina plus Swag pack!
  • Choice of 2 e-books: Croc and the Fox by Eve Langlais, Doms of Dark Haven anthology, The Vampire’s Boy by Theda Black, or Dex in Blue by Amy Lane, winner’s choice from: Sharing Links and Wisdom
  • Choice of e-book from Lea Barrymire
  • $5 dollar Amazon Card From Natasha Blackthorne

PLUS I’m giving away a $5 Amazon or Are Card to one lucky winner. (Just comment below – What’s your favourite things about vampires?)

You can comment (answer the site questions) on 1 or all participant sites and be entered for the grand prizes! Good Luck to All!!!

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LUCKY IN LOVE BLOGHOP

Lucky in Love? Well, are you? It’s a time of luck and wealth…or not. With each romance we find ourselves in a new world of love and memories. Are these just by chance? Is it luck? Welcome to your second annual Lucky in Love Blog Hop where we want to hear about your love, your romance, and how much you love St. Patrick’s Day!!! Are you wearing green? Ready to get pinched…or wait…do you like that?

Below this post is how to win . . . so, please read to the end.

Sláinte is táinte! (pronounced – slawn-chah iss tan-chah). Now, I don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, per se, as I know the history behind it and cannot condone it, BUT I do love all things Irish and do choose to join in on the fun and heritage events around me. Everything from step dancing (watching only, of course) to great food and fun. So while I wear my snake, I also celebrate my heritage .

I do consider this time of year to be lucky for me though. My youngest was born on the 17th so we’ll be doing up the cake and ice cream instead of the Guinness, lol.

So on that note, I think I’ll leave you with a recipe to use to join chocolate and Guinness . . . what could be better? Seriously?!

Guinness and Orange Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe
Photo © Getty Images

Yum. The cake is so easy to make and is a lovely Afternoon Tea treat and also perfect for St Patrick’s Day.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz/175g sugar
  • 3 oz/ 75g margarine or butter
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 tbsp Guinness
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • 6 oz/ 170g + 4 tsp self raising flour 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ oz/15g cocoa
  • Chocolate Buttercream or whipped cream as desired

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C

  • In a large baking bowl cream the sugar with the margarine or butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add half beaten egg and 1 tsp of the extra flour and beat well, then repeat
  • Add 1 tbsp Guinness and 1 tsp flour and stir and repeat.
  • Sieve the baking powder, flour and cocoa and fold gently into the butter and egg mixture. Finally, gently stir in the orange zest.
  • Grease 2 x 8"/20cm cake tins. Divide the mixture between the two tins, and gently spread to create a smooth surface. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes until the cakes are risen, springy to the touch and have shrunk slightly from the edge of the tin. Leave in the tins for 5 mins then turn out and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  • Remove the cakes from the tins and leave to cool on a wire rack. Once cooled Sandwich together with either chocolate cream, or whipped cream as desired.

The cake is delicious filled with fresh cream, or filled and topped with chocolate butter cream.

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Now for your part . . .

Are You Lucky In Love?

From March 15th — March 18th, you can HOP around the blogs, comment on each and follow their rules, and be entered to win over 300 giveaways. Yep. I said 300+ GIVEAWAYS. Each blog will have its own giveaway, PLUS we have TWO grand prizes.

  • 1st Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card (INT)
  • 2nd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more! (US Only)
  • PLUS I’m giving away a $10 Ama
    zon or ARe Gift Card to ONE commenter. All you need to do is comment (email required). (INT)

You can comment on 1 or all 300+ and be entered for the grand prizes, plus get a shot at all the great prizes out there! Good luck!

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a House Millar book

How many ways can a hearts true love be shared?

After poisoning, near death attacks, consummated passions, and possible insanity visit Anya, Nicholas, and Declán they embark on their future. Or at least they try to. Jealousy can be a pain, in more ways than one.

Can Anya protect her lovers, find peace within herself, and lead the House Millar? With her loves and guards, Nicholas and Declán, she sets out to do just that. If only life, eternal life, were that easy.

Come take a walk with our loving family and witness the strange turns and twists as life, love, and passions collide with greed, politics, and evil.

Purchase eBook: Geas Publishing | Amazon | ARe | Smashwords | B & N | iStore
Purchase Print: Geas Publishing | Amazon

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Vampires for Valentine’s Giveaway Hop

Vampires for Valentine's Giveaway Hop

Felicity Heaton, Caris Roane and H. D. Thomson and they’re hosting the hop together. This hop celebrates the fanged heroes and heroines, the alluring creatures of the night, yes, those vampires we all love so much. All of the giveaways in this hop will have a vampire theme to them, so we are truly celebrating vampires for Valentine’s Day!

A big thank you from the House Millar to the hosts of the Vampires For Valentines BlogHop!

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LAST CHANCE & Santa's Little Helper Scavenger Hunt

BTS Tours and Freya’s Bower are proud to present the Santa’s Little Helper Scavenger Hunt. 32 blogs have linked together to allow you to hunt for 32 different words that will be hidden in each post, so at the end of the hunt you will have 32 answers to plug into the rafflecopter. Please DO NOT leave your answers in the comment section. We want this to be fun for everyone, and not take the challenge out of the game. So this is how it works.

All the blogs listed below will post their game piece on their allotted date. You are looking for one word (related to Christmas or Sex) to plug into the rafflecopter as your answer. For Example:’

If you are on Close Encounters with the Night Kind, and find your word (clues will be provided for you in the banner) you log into the rafflecopter form and place your answer in the box marked Close Encounters of the Night Kind. Follow along the entire Scavenger Hunt and collect all 32 clues. We will be drawing for 4 $25 dollar Gift Certificates to Freya’s Bower. Happy Hunting!!!

Title: Last Chance
Author:
Kit Wylde
Publisher: Wild Child Publishing
Length: Novella
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
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What happens when a Tarot reader meets a skeptical cowboy? A wild ride

Susan Pell escaped from a nasty relationship and found peace living alone (if you don’t count the two match-making ghosts who are the original owners). Just when she decides to enter the dating pool again, in walks Max Lancaster, a sexy cowboy who happens to be her neighbor. Max has been given a free reading in the hopes that Susan will be able to predict his future. The attraction between them is instant, but his obvious disgust with her profession makes Susan want to have her way with him then strangle him for being such a close-minded fool. No matter that the ghosts say he’s the one, Susan’s not buying it. Avoiding him doesn’t help, nor does dating someone else. When Susan vows to forget him, fate (with a little help from the ghosts) take matters into their own hands.

Susan loved how the orchards changed color in the fall from green to yellow to orange and red. And, in the spring, they came alive again, bursting with color: snowy white and different shades of pink. The peace and quiet gave her time to think, heal, regroup. It took time to grow accustomed to the quiet and vast open space. Her nearest neighbor was a good half-mile away. Coming from five years in Los Angeles where the biggest lot in her part of town was less than a quarter acre and the quietest time of the day could never rival this all encompassing silence, it took a lot of adjusting. But, it certainly beat Los Angeles. How she had managed to live there for five years without going crazy, she would never know. Maybe it was because of Don.

An eagle’s cry pierced the air. Susan sighed. Best not to think of Don. That part of her life was over and done with, and it wouldn’t do any good to replay it in her mind.

The stained glass, butterfly wind chimes hanging in her living room tinkled in the stillness of the room. It was the ghosts again, admonishing her to move on and forget about the past, but how could she? He’d been every thing she’d thought she’d ever wanted in life. He was handsome, smart, had a great sense of humor and was great in bed. What woman wouldn’t want that? "Yeah, but you weren’t the only one he slept with," whispered a voice in her mind.

1. Tempeste O Riley  12. Literal Addiction  23. Full Moon Bites 
2. House Millar  13. Sniffer Walk  24. Ex Libris 
3. Read2 Review  14. Reading a Little Bit of Everything  25. Close Encounters with the Night Kind 
4. Novelly Nice  15. My Devontional Thoughts  26. Love is a Many Flavored Thing 
5. Pippa Jay  16. Talk Supe  27. All I Want and More 
6. My Reading Obsession  17. Salacious Reads  28. Gayle Ramage 
7. Read Between the Lines  18. Beagle Book Space  29. I am, Indeed 
8. Nette’s Bookshelf  19. Fictional Candy  30. The Jeep Diva 
9. Book Devotee Reviews  20. The Log Line Blog  31. Dancing in the Dark Reviews 
10. The Love of Reading Reviews  21. Addicted to Heriones  32. S.J. Maylee 
11. The Bunny’s Review  22. A Little Bit of Naughty 


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Kit Wylde is one of Marci Baun’s pseudonyms. Marci fell in love with romance during her teenage years. She didn’t pen her first story until well into her thirties. She sold her first story and has been writing when she has the time, which isn’t often as she usually busy editing and running two publishing houses. Married with one very active child, she still enjoys reading and writing a good romance.

Her works have appeared in Wild Child Publishing, Love Notes Zine, Under A Full Moon, and Coffee Time Romance. Curre
ntly, she has one novella available through Freya’s Bower, Last Chance, a paranormal erotic romance, a short story in the charity anthology Dreams & Desires: A Collection of Romance & Erotic Tales, and a serial chapter titled The Whispering House, a paranormal erotic romance tinged with horror.


12 Days of Christmas BlogHop

Hi Everyone! I hope you love the hop! Make sure you visit all the participating blogs and enter their giveaways as well as mine. Have fun and remember to leave comments 🙂 Christina from Intoxicated by Books will pick one comment from all the different stops for an EXTRA giveaway surprise!

I love the holidays and winter in general. This year we are doing the 2nd Annula ‘12 Days of Christmas’ as a blog hop! Personally, I love the idea of giving away goodies to old friends and new ones alike. To that end, below you will find not only the giveaway and links to the other participants in the hop, but also a little snippet from “Blood Bound” where you get to see Declán and Anya (gotta love a human with a sense of humour!). Hope you enjoy my little reading treat.

BLOOD BOUND
(Book 2, House Millar series)
Published February 29th 2012
NA Paranormal Romance

eBook: Geas Publishing | Amazon | ARe
Print: Geas Publishing | Amazon

How many ways can a hearts true love be shared? After poisoning, near death attacks, consummated passions, and possible insanity visit Anya, Nicholas, and Declán they embark on their future. Or at least they try to. Jealousy can be a pain, in more ways than one.

Can Anya protect her lovers, find peace within herself, and lead the House Millar? With her loves and guards, Nicholas and Declán, she sets out to do just that. If only life, eternal life, were that easy.

Come take a walk with our loving family and witness the strange turns and twists as life, love, and passions collide with greed, politics, and evil.

Who the hell are you and what do you mean attacking me in my territory? I would suggest you be very careful with your answer if you plan to still be in existence this time tomorrow.” I could hear the seething blood rage in my voice again but couldn’t seem to care right then. He was attacking us, trying to take me away from Declán! Somewhere in the deepest recesses of my mind I noted his eyes yet that detail only made this all the more confusing.

You’re feeding on a Guardian! Are you insane?” The stranger’s voice was seething with nearly as much venom as mine for some strange reason. Most that know Declán was a Guardian – a natural born vampire hunter – also referred to him as my human mate . . . Why should he care what we were doing? Of course, I was still not sure why Declán had done that in the first place – cheating!

Possibly,” I mused.

Shaking my head after a moment I continued, “I know who and what he is. He is much more than just a Guardian, he’s also my boyfriend. Well, one of them. He is not harmed, just swooned a little.” Who was this guy and what right did he have to barge in like this? While I had to again consider Declán’s sanity, I guessed, it was none of this guy’s business!

I felt Declán’s hands snake around my waist from behind, wrapping me tightly against him. I thought he might be more worried for our intruder than about. “Anya, dear, why are yous two fightin’ o’er me?” I could hear the slight slurring that his voice took on every time he was bitten.

Because he attacked us. Why are you asking inane questions?” Really!

I wasn’t attacking you. I was trying to stop you from killing a Guardian. I only just found out one even existed.” The stranger was twitching, obviously not calming.

She wasn’t hurting me, whoever you are,” he mumbled holding up his hand with the strange sharp curved thimble thing on his thumb still. “It was my fault. Thank you for your concern though.”

Moving so he was pulled against my side, I looked at his face carefully. I could still hear the slurring just as I could feel how excited his body still was. My voice held the strange assailant so I wasn’t too worried about taking those extra few seconds.

Your sanity for doing that aside, do you know your little defender here?” Maybe it was someone Declán had met recently, though I doubted it.

No. I see the strange colour of his eyes though. If you don’t mind, I wanna sit for a minute while you argue out who has the right to bite me.” I so wanted to wipe the smirk that was now plastered on his face – off. Ugh! He slid down into a sitting position staring from me to the stranger and back again.

** Note: Excerpt is from the ARC of Blood Bound

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2. Ashley Lavering 12. Gracen Millar @ Road to Hell series
3. Guilty Pleasures 13. Kathleen Rollins
4. Close Encounters with the Night Kind 14. Sunday S. Smith
5. Aine @ House Millar 15. My life, One story at a time
6. Natasha Blackthorne 16. Better Read than Dead
7. My Book Chatter 17. Cecilia Robert
8. JC Martin 18. Casey Crow
9. Beck Valley Books 19. Coleen Kwan
10. Amethyst Daydreams 20. Monique O’Connor James


Merry Ménage Giveaway Hop

Come join our Merry Ménage Giveaway Hop hosted by Day Dreaming, My Secret Romance and The Book Tart!

Need a new bedtime story to light your fire? Looking for something with a little heat to warm you during the cold holiday season? Feel like decking the halls naughty style? Well then, come join us as we stand under the mistletoe for this wickedly sexy giveaway hop! The more the merrier!

Have no worries, we’ll help you trim your trees, deck yours halls, and spark that fire!

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