Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Count Down Has Begun ... NaNo! Maverick Touch #2 Here We Go!

It's that time of year that writers love - that month were everything your heart and mind can focus on are devoted to one thing and one thing only .... WRITING!

This will be my third attempt. In 2011 I tried to write a story and literally nothing came of it. I can't even remember what the hell it was I was going to write about. In 2012 I was doing SO good. Then I got sick for two weeks and bammm. I had 30,000 words by week two and then nothing. Took me exactly 6 weeks and 6 days to finish Maverick Touch: The Cat. So what am I tackling this year in NaNo? Maverick Touch #2. This year I AM going to finish. Come hell or high water. Even if I have to bleed the words into my computer I WILL WIN!

So why am I doing Maverick Touch # 2? Well, I think, if I can manage, I'd like Nadia and Mr. A to be my November tradition. I have really loved all the feedback I have gotten on the first book and I can't wait to see where the second one goes. 

What's to be expected in the sequel? All I got at the moment is Nadia, Anabella and Mr. A are going to Houston. Why Houston? Because my husband said "Bring Nadia to Houston, it will be easier to write about a city you know." I sure as hell hope he is right!

Just like the first book I am planning on doing zero planning. I want this body of fiction to grow organically. I am also going to be doing something a tad bit different. I am going to be posting my unedited - updates to Smashwords so people can follow along with me if they want too. I always thrive having reader feedback while I'm writing so I thought this time I would branch out beyond my immediate beta circle.

So all you NaNo writers out there, if you want to add me then my name is tigerlady52.

Actually I think my happiest part about this NaNo is that my good friend Jennifer from College (one of my longest friendships) is going to be participating in NaNo this year with me in an attempt to write her first novel. I'm so thrilled to be doing this with one of my close friends.

Alright - Let's Do This! Mr A and Nadia are ready to come out and play.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Wordless Wednesday Take 12

The Jenny Evolution

Fire & Ice Book Tour: The Howling Heart by April Bostic

Please Welcome Fire and Ice Book Tours presenting, April Bostic!

Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance


Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.

Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv---wolves descended from 13th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.

Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.


Riley walked away and took a few steps toward the river. With his back facing me, he stood while looking at the waterfall. It was a beautiful scene—his tall, shirtless body with his blonde hair tousled and gently blowing in the wind. He took another step and surprised me by kicking off his boots. Then, he leaned down and rolled up his pant legs. He jogged over to a cluster of large rocks, his footing quick and poised, and sat with his bare feet dangling in the water.
I yelled out, "Is it safe to do that?"
He looked at me and laughed lightly. "Yeah, it’s safe. Do you think there are piranhas or crocodiles in the river?" He continued to chuckle, and a toothy smile broke free on my face. "Don't worry. There isn't anything deadly in these waters—just harmless fish, frogs, and Northern Water snakes. They won't hurt you." He beckoned to me. "Come over here and join me. The water is nice and cool." He kicked his feet, making splashes in the water.
I was hesitant to join him, but the water intrigued me. I decided to trust him, so I walked over to the rocks. They were flat, smooth, and slick. My steps were wobbly as I tried to avoid getting a foot stuck in the cracks or slipping on the moss. Once I stood next to him, he looked up at me with a wide smile. I removed my sneakers, peeled off my socks, and rolled up my sweatpants. Riley was right. The water was pleasantly cool and refreshing.
He kicked his feet again, this time making a bigger splash. I tried to outdo him, but my smaller feet were no match for his large ones. We laughed together, but the rushing water overpowered the harmonious sound.
I stole a glance at him while he looked at the river. He leaned back casually on his elbows, and I couldn't help but admire his six-pack abs and toned chest. Little, brown moles spotted his torso, and I imagined playing connect-the-dots with my tongue. His skin enticed me, and I wanted to run my hands all over it. A lustful feeling washed over me, and I swallowed thickly, averting my gaze.
Riley chuckled low in his throat, and I knew he caught me staring. His hand touched my lower back, and I looked at him over my shoulder. A grin spread across his lips as he tugged the shirt hem.
"This is my shirt, isn't it?" My eyes widened, and I whipped my head around. In less than two seconds, my face flushed with heat.
"Um, yes," I mumbled. "Sorry. I borrowed it, because Quinn's clothes were too small for me, and I didn't feel comfortable browsing through Celia's wardrobe." The latter reason was a lie. I was just determined to cover myself with his clothes.
"No worries. I don't mind," he soothed. "You can borrow whatever you want. What's mine is yours, love."
I turned my head slightly to peek at him, grateful his focus was still on the shirt. I recalled the words he spoke earlier. "Let's say hypothetically I did stay here with you. How would we be together when I'm human and you're a wolf?"
"If you're referring to us being biologically compatible, Máni and Freya blessed us, so we can breed with humans."
His foot brushed against mine under the water. It came back a second time and then a third. He sat up and scooted closer to me, until our thighs were touching. I looked over at him and almost fell into his seafoam pools. I had to regain control before I did something I would lean over and kiss those bee-stung lips.


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Author Bio

April Bostic is a New Jersey-based, Adult Romance author who enjoys unleashing her creativity and letting her imagination run wild. Her love of romance books inspired her to become not just a reader, but also a writer. In December 2008, she self-published her first novel, a contemporary romance with a supernatural twist entitled "A Rose to the Fallen".

Her first short story, "Right Here, Right Now", released in January 2012, is an erotic romance with a dash of S&M. The following year, she released two more short stories: a romantic urban fantasy inspired by the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche entitled "Eros, My Love", and a sexy romantic comedy entitled "Love Addiction".

After five years, she released her second novel, "The Howling Heart" in August 2013, a paranormal romance that delves into the mystical world of werewolves and Norse gods. To end her busiest year in publishing, April will release her fourth short story in December 2013, an 18th century paranormal romance entitled "A Dark Scandal".


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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Reviews: Styxx

Styxx (Dark-Hunter, #23)Title: Styxx (Dark-Hunter #23)

Author:  Sherrilyn Kenyon

Genre: Romance, Paranormal
Published: September 3rd, 2013

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Source:I purchased this book from Amazon

Centuries ago Acheron saved the human race by imprisoning an ancient evil bent on absolute destruction. Now that evil has been unleashed and it is out for revenge.

As the twin to Acheron, Styxx hasn’t always been on his brother’s side. They’ve spent more centuries going at each other’s throats than protecting their backs. Now Styxx has a chance to prove his loyalty to his brother, but only if he’s willing to trade his life and future for Acheron’s.

The Atlantean goddess of Wrath and Misery, Bethany was born to right wrongs. But it was never a task she relished. Until now. She owes Acheron a debt that she vows to repay, no matter what it takes. He will join their fellow gods in hell and nothing is going to stop her.

But things are never what they seem, and Acheron is no longer the last of his line. Styxx and Acheron must put aside their past and learn to trust each other or more will suffer.

Yet it’s hard to risk your own life for someone who once tried to take yours, even when it's your own twin, and when loyalties are skewed and no one can be trusted, not even yourself, how do you find a way back from the darkness that wants to consume the entire world? One that wants to start by devouring your very soul?

First off I really loved this book. I loved her writing style and the way she put everything together. It's really a great feeling to pick up a book and have the desire to hold onto it and not put it down until each word is absorbed.

I loved Artie, loved loved loved Artie. LOVED Simi. I think those two stole the show for me. "Revenge is a Cat." Love it!!

The only reason I gave this a 4-star instead of 5 is because there were some Continuity issues I had along with the story line itself. I would have preferred that Styxx not be a poor me pity me type story line with all the same bad things that happened to Acheron happening to him. It would be better in my eyes if he had been a royal asshole and then redeemed himself.

Overall I think this was her best book to date when you consider this over 800 page massive beast being read in just under two days. I couldn't put it down.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Book Blogger take 18

Book Blogger Hop

October 25th - 31st: Halloween Edition: What is your favorite horror novel and why?

The Stand by Steven King - I have read this book over and over. I discovered it my freshman year of College by accident and I was sold. I remember watching the movie (that felt like it lasted 12 hours lol) but it just enhanced the book. I don't think I could ever get tired of this novel. I love so much about it, up to the point that one of the reasons I wanted to use Colorado Springs in my own book series was because it was so important inside The Stand.

Fire & Ice Book Tours: An Element of Time by Bebe Knight

I am pleased to welcome Fire and Ice Book Tours presenting, Bebe Knight
A vampire and a slayer walk into a bar… Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but for Veronica and Mackenzie, it’s the beginning of the rest of their lives…

The world has seen its fair share of evil, but Veronica Chase had no idea such monsters truly existed. Werewolves, poltergeists, witches… even vampires. Ignorance was bliss. But her reality was crushed on that horrid day her family was taken away from her. Now, Veronica has devoted her entire life to hunting those very creatures, searching for the werewolf pack that murdered her parents in hopes of finding her abducted sister. Nothing will get in her way of settling the score for the hand she was unjustly dealt. That is until her newest assignment brings her to her knees.

After one hundred and eight years on earth, Mackenzie Jones thought he had seen it all. With the exception of daylight of course, but that’s what comes with the territory being a vampire and all. Perpetually damned to live his life as a bartender in the shadows of the night, nothing has sparked his interest lately. Just once he wished something exciting would happen in his mundane life. Little did he know, his wish was about to come true. Walking through the door to his bar, and into his heart, Mackenzie allows love to take the wheel for the first time. There’s just one slight problem. She’s there to kill him.


Veronica took a seat on an empty stool in a deserted corner, far enough away from anyone to hear a conversation. He glanced her way and held up a finger to let her know he’d be right over. Mackenzie was currently busy talking with two girls, a blond and a brunette, who were both dressed to kill and definitely playing him up. The blond kept laughing louder than necessary, while the brunette playfully hit his arm.
Veronica rolled her eyes. It was obvious to anyone with half a brain what they were after. However, his demeanor suggested that he was uninterested. Either that or just very naïve. Points for her if that were the case. When he was finally able to remove himself from the talkative twins, he made his was over to take her order.
          “What can I get you?” Mackenzie asked with his back to her, ringing out another customer on the cash register. He had no clue that she held the fate of his life in her hands.
          “Make it a Bloody Mary,” she requested. Trying to see if she could get him to turn around, she hoisted her messenger bag onto the bar, making a loud thump in the process.
          He cocked his head toward her, and raised an eyebrow. “You sure you can handle it? I like mine extra hot.”
          “Yeah, ninety-eight point six degrees,” she muttered under her breath. “Bring it on Mackenzie, I like a challenge.” He turned around at the mention of his name.
God, he’s gorgeous, Veronica thought. Shit, is he using mind control on me? She shook her head to clear her thoughts. Now was her chance-- all she had to do was hop over the bar and stake him. Easy enough, right?
          “Now that I have your undivided attention, let me introduce myself. I’m Veronica Chase and I’ll be your slayer tonight.” She took a stake out of her bag and placed it on the bar. “Any questions?”

About the Author

Bebe Knight is the author of the paranormal romance series, The Eternal Flame Books. She lives in Upstate NY with her husband and son. Writing has always been a part of her life whether it be books, plays, or handwritten letters to friends and family. It’s a dream come true for her to be able to share her stories with others.

Character Interview with Veronica Chase

  • Q: For those of us who don’t know you, tell us a little about yourself.
    • A: Well… I’m Veronica. I’m 23, I have reddish-brown hair, green eyes and I’m a hunter.

  • Q: A hunter? Like the fish and game variety?
    • A: No, no, no. More along the lines of beasts and monsters that go bump in the night. You know, demons, werewolves, vampires. Things of that nature.

·         Q: What got you started in that business endeavor?
o   A: My parents were murdered at the hands of a werewolf while I was away at college. When I got home, there was a small group of hunters there assessing the situation and they offered me a job right then and there. I had nothing else left, so I accepted. And to be honest, the prospect of getting revenge against the werewolf was beyond tempting.

·         Q: What was your most difficult hunt?
o   A: Probably the most recent one where I was asked to kill four vampires on my own. But it was also the most rewarding hunt as well, which you will find out why in the book.

  • Q: So now on to some more personal questions. What three words best describe yourself?
    • A: Tenacious, understanding and trustworthy

  • Q: What song is playing on your iPod right now?
    • A: Ha! I don’t have an iPod, I’m still making mix CDs. I know, lame. But as far as music goes, I’m really into ‘70s rock like The Who, Queen, Dylan, Costello.

  • Q: What was your first concert experience?
    • A: Hanson. I pretended that my sister dragged me to it, but I secretly had a good time. Had a major crush on that middle one.

  • Q: What is your favorite movie?
    • A: That changes for me almost by the day. If you asked me last week I would have said Back to the Future, today I’m really digging Pitch Perfect. It all depends on my mood.

  • Q: What is something not many people know about you?
    • A: I have a tattoo on my back in memory of my parents.

  • Q: Final Question. What is your idea of a perfect date?
    • A: My Mack is so much more romantic than I could ever imagine anyone being. He’s the type of guy that would hold a boom box over his head outside your window playing the most romantic song he could find. I will say there is no beating the time he sang “Dancing in the Moonlight” to me under a full moon. That was a great night! 


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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cover Reveal - Presenting Jennifer Dante

Debut Book by Jennifer Dante


Pieces of a Broken Soul

Category: Poetry, Erotic

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Pieces of a broke soul is the first book by Jennifer Dante that tells a journey about the author's life dealing with heart breaks and death while trying to find love and attempting to pick up the pieces of her life. She  hopes that her poems connect with each of the readers in some way.



Arms pinned above my head
His hard body molded perfectly against my soft curves
Heavy breathing along my skin ,goose bumps appear across my flesh
His husky voice coated with lust speaking my name
My legs part with ease for him

The day you walked into my life
You came in like hurricane
whisking me off my feet.
You caught my tears
wiping them off my cheeks
My heart slowly healed itself
You picked up the pieces
Putting it back together for me
I started to smile again

About the Author

Jennifer was born and raised in Maryland. She is a single mother of a very active seven year boy who is her heart. As a little girl, growing up Jennifer found a love in art in high school and it continued thou college. Her love of the arts has never stopped and about three years, she entered the world of writing. She met a few women that shared similar interest with her and have created stories together for their own amusement. With much encouragement from those women, she decided venture out and show the world her with publishing her very first book.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Book Blogger Take 17

Book Blogger Hop
October 18th - 24th: Halloween Edition: Norman Bates VS Hannibal Lecter: Which one of these famous book murderers is scarier? (Optional Question: Who is your favorite book villain?)

Hannibal - hands down. I love how twisted and sick he is!  I would hate to be face to face with someone who could read me and my thoughts better than I can. He would intimidate me to no end!

For the option question - this is a very hard question for me. Not because I don't like villains but because I like so many!!! I think the best way for me to do this is to just list my top two.

Malfoy from Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling - Now some might argue that he wasn't a real true villain, but to me, he gave Harry a very hard time practically his whole youth and that makes hima villain. Why do I like him? I think its because I feel like Malfoy was crucial in how Harry turned out and with out the torment then I don't think he would have been the same.

Tanerk Raka from Blood Myth by Stacy A. Moran - I LOVE this character. He is made of raw sexuality. This is a new author, who yes, is a friend of mine. But I am just in-love with her character. He is everything I would want in a 'book boyfriend' and he is just fantastic. Ever since I first met her character (in the development stages of her book) I was sold. He kills, takes, invades and doesn't care who he hurts in the process. But his raw animal type qualities make him so desirable.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Review: First Rapture

18593836Title: First Rapture
Author: Alexandra Ivy
Genre: Short Story, Erotic Romance
Published: September 28th 2013

Source: The author gave me this copy for an honest review 

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Madison Philips has only one reason to return to Las Vegas: Luc Angeli. The tall, dark bad boy took her virginity on her eighteenth birthday and then walked away, now she’s back, and ready for revenge. Luc Angeli spent his youth trying to earn the approval of his philandering father. Now he’s his own man, but there’s still something missing from his life. He doesn’t know what it is until he catches sight of Madison across a balcony. Suddenly he knows this woman is what he’s been searching for, and this time he’s not walking away.
Approximately: 20,000 words


There is something about the way Ivy writes that pulls me in and keeps me enthralled. Her technique has me wanting to finish the books she writes and make me want to explore others that she has written that I haven't read yet.

This book was no exception. It had two main characters that I could identify with and that I enjoyed. The only thing that I felt I was left wanting is the end felt rushed. There was the build up and suspense on the two's drama and then bam it was resolved. I'd have liked to had that drawn out a bit more.

Overall - I would say this short story was a deff winner and very enjoyable.

Six Sentence Sunday - Take 2

Form Special Assignment, Manuscript page 111 - Just written this weekend.

“Come on Jake, what’s wrong?”
I looked down at her and moved my hips, causing my cock to rub against her wet lips. “I just want to savor this. It’s not often that you are naked and in my arms.”
“Whose fault is that now?”
“Yours, you obviously wear to much cloths.”
I felt her move her hand between our bodies and when she wrapped her fingers around me I froze. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Book Blogger Take 16

Book Blogger Hop
October 11th - 17th: Halloween Edition: What scary book would you like turned into a feature film?

Oh man - this is hard - A lot of the scary books I have read are already movies. Hmmm, well, I think I'm going to have to go with any of Kay Hooper's SCU/Bishop series. I absolutely love Bishop and the whole Special Crimes Unit of the FBI. They deal with some crazy people and I think seeing them on screen would freak people out.

Wordless Wednesday Take 10

The Jenny Evolution

Here's hoping Affleck doesn't ruin my favorite super hero.

My hubby has been playing with his IPhone app making Meme's and this one made me laugh.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Looking for Readers to Join - Art of Safkhet Pride & Elite

 The Art of Safkhet is looking for readers to help! Here is what we need:

  1. Safkhet's Pride - Our Street Team ( Open to twenty (20) members )

    1. Here, readers will interact with the authors and have behind the scene chats to get the word out there about our book releases. We will have contests and special swag that is offered ONLY to our Street Team.
    2. Requirements: 
      1. At least once a month post about one of the books released from The Art of Safkhet.
      2. At least once a month share one status by an author.
      3. When a new release comes out, recommend it to at least five friends on Goodreads.
    3. What's in it for you:
      1. All new releases the month they come out will be sold at a discount price. E-books will be 50% off and print books will be 30% off.
      2. When SWAG arrives all members will get first grabs at the items
      3. Special contests for print books or Amazon/Barnes & Noble gift cards held just for members of the Street Team.
  2. Safkhet's Elite - Our Beta Readers ( Open to fifty (50) readers only )

    1. Here, readers will get advanced readers copy (in e-book format) 
      1. Readers will tell us which genre's they want to read and we will email them their ARC.
        1. Genres are:
          1. Paranormal
          2. Contemporary Romance
          3. Erotica
          4. Science Fiction
          5. Mystery
          6. Mythology
          7. Poetry
    2. Requirements:
      1. Upon receiving an advanced copy of our new release, you will need to post your honest review with in fifteen days of it's release and place a link to that review on the appropriate authors Facebook page.
      2. If you cannot read the ARC in a timely fashion please email Grace ( so she can make note. Missing more than two e-book distributions in a row without reason will have you removed from Safkhet's Elite.
      3. Your review must be honest. We are not looking for all 5-Star reviews but honest opinions and thoughts about our work.
      4. By joining this program you agree to not share, distribute or sell the Advanced Readers Copy of our work.
Some of you will want to be both, a Pride member and an Elite member. At this time we are asking that you pick one or the other. This may change in the future but for right now we ask that you just pick one. If you are interested in either of these please let us know.

You can join Safkhet's Pride by clicking the link HERE. This will take you to our Facebook group where we will post the different information.

You can apply for Safkhet's Elite by commenting on this post with your name, email address and genre's you want to read and stating which of Ashley, Stacy, Anabella, Niki or Nasira's books you liked most or by sending Grace an email at with all of the information.

Thank you for taking the time out to inquire about our new Readers Groups and we hope to see 70 new people in the near future!