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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Naughty Nights Press First Anniversary Blog Hop

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Bringing Out The Naughty Side in You Q&A with Gena Showalter

Tell us about your current release.

Wicked Nights is the story of the cold as ice Zacharel, the new leader of the Army of Disgrace—heavenly warriors so bad they are in danger of falling from grace—and Annabelle, a human who has spent the last four years locked inside an institution for the criminally insane (for a crime she didn’t commit). He doesn’t have time for a distraction, but Annabelle fascinates him in a way nothing else ever has. Zacharel decides he wants her—but then, so does the demon chasing her. The two alpha warriors will have to fight it out, good against evil.

Tell us about your next release.

Up next is Alice in Zombieland, the first in the White Rabbit Chronicles series, featuring a teenage girl who loses her entire family in a car crash and wakes up to a world of zombies and zombie slaying—and a bad boy who will either save her or ruin her. (September 25th) In November, #1 New York Times sensation PC Cast and I have a duology called After Moonrise, and I’m beyond excited! After that is Last Kiss Goodnight, the first in the Otherworld Assassin novels, and a spin-off of my Alien Huntress books. A twisted menagerie exists, and otherworlders are the main attraction. Any time this zoo is about to be shut down, it vanishes and reappears somewhere else. When Solo’s latest mission is compromised, he wakes up in a cage, the newest “animal” on display. Vika is his new handler—as well as the zoo owner’s deaf daughter, and she’s been tasked with Solo’s care and feeding.

Who is your favorite author?

I am LOVING Roxanne St. Claire. She writes thrilling romantic suspense, heart-wrenching contemporary romances, and now she will be conquering the young adult world with an AMAZING novel called If You Wish. Seriously, there is nothing this talented star cannot do!

When in the day/night do you write?

How long per day? I like to get started early in the morning, and I’ll write until I’ve finished the desired word count for the day (usually a chapter for the rough draft or around 50 – 100 pages of an edit) Some days take longer than others :o)

Naughty Nights Press First Anniversary Blog Hop

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Naughty Nights Press First Anniversary Blog Hop


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June Parties


I’m in the process of planning two birthday parties - my mom and my husband.
Family is traveling in from NY to celebrate both this weekend. I enjoy having both families get together. We always have a great time; it’s the stress of prepping the house and food that gets to me days before. Normally the DH has a laundry list of things he wants for his birthday. This year – NADA. I’m stumped.
For our anniversary I gave him a Patriots grill. Father’s Day the girls gave him football utensils for the grill. The only thing left is the cover. I did order him one yesterday. I didn’t want to because he has a gift card for the Patriots Pro Shop and might decide to use it for one.
He likes gift cards, but damn, that’s boring. We’re going shopping at the outlets Friday hopefully I can get him some clothes or something. Only problem – that’s his birthday. I’d like to have something for him when he wakes up. And I’m sure the grill cover won’t arrive in time.
Oh the troubles I have. Hahahahahaha…sorry life is really good. Just busy. I’m not complaining, just getting my thoughts out.
Enough of my venting.
I’m looking forward to my vacation. Because I worked all weekend I got a comp day, which I’m using tomorrow. So from tomorrow until July 9th I’m on vaca from the day job. Woo Hoo.
Can’t wait to have lunch with fellow friends Marie Rose Dufour and Nina Pierce! Love our time together.

Happy Wednesday! 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Brief Update


I’m tired – figuratively and physically.
 My daughter who had foot surgery in February has to have it again tomorrow. They’re taking the screw out because it didn’t heal properly. Her doctor said it’s a five minute procedure but any time under is scary for a parent.
I have been writing and editing. I subbed one story last week and started right away on another. I’ve promised three books by September…two will be about 30k. The third will be about 60k. I plan to write that one next. It will take more research. It’s the next book in the series Katalina Leon and I are writing.
 On top of writing I’m planning many birthday parties. June is an extremely busy month for my family. Oh and our baby will be one next month! :o)
This year has gone by so quickly. She’s crawling and getting into everything…definitely keeping mom on her toes.
Just a few reasons why I’ve been quiet. J

Happy Thursday

Friday, June 15, 2012

I Did It

I met the deadline yesterday. Now I have to wait nervously to see if they like the full.
Once the book was off to my editor I grabbed my daughter Lexi and we headed out for a pedi...she loves when mom rewards herself and drags her along. :o)

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Welcome Guest Blogger - Rawiya


SOMETHING NEW ON THE MENU series
BL Morticia tempted us with a comedy fest in Book 1 – SOMETHING FRESH SERVED HOT
Rawiya thrilled us with her humorous take on what to do with your competitor in Book 2 – TIME TO MAKE THE DONUTS.
Now we have the latest installment in the ‘Something New On The Menu’ series, Book 3 – SMOOTH LIKE LATTE by Rawiya.
Naughty Nights Press is proud to announce that Smooth Like Latte, an interracial gay male romance, will be available to purchase from All Romance E-books, Amazon and Smashwords on June 8th.




SMOOTH LIKE LATTE by Rawiya.
Synopsis:
Brendan Walsh is an uptight business executive of works sun up to sun down in the heart of the Loop in downtown Chicago. Due to his relentless drive to succeed, he doesn’t really allow himself time for fun. His idea of this is sitting at home alone, watching the company profits. Since he stays busy, he doesn’t allow any time to get to know anyone. To make matters worse, Brendan’s homophobic, overbearing father has threatened to write him out the will if he doesn’t do everything he’s asked.
In the building, he meets a man by the name of Davori Jenkins, a happy go lucky guy who serves him a cup of latte just the way he likes it. The attraction between them is real from the start. In a surprise move, Brendan leaves his number along with the tip to spark conversation. From there, they build a friendship over drinks and lunch thus drawing them closer.
However, Brendan still hasn’t come out to his father and fears if he does he’ll lose his financial security under the Walsh umbrella. Will he take the risk so he can have a future with the hunky barista?
Warning: This is an m/m interracial romance. Real romance. Some sappiness is ahead with two very good looking men who are searching for that happy ever after ending.

Excerpt:
“Brendan, you must uphold the family name. Nothing is more important than the Walsh name! Nothing!”
The words of Brendan Walsh’s father, Alexander, rang true, like a menacing alarm in his head every single day. Why did he have to be the son Alexander depended upon most? Could it be because the other Walsh brother was completely useless?
In his father’s eyes, Brendan’s older sibling Brian was a disappointment, all because he didn’t want any part of the Walsh family business. Instead of living off his trust fund and becoming the successive CEO to the Walsh Financial Corporation, he’d opted to follow his dream and become a rock musician. That made Alexander extremely unhappy and because of this, the elder Walsh made changes to his will which took away his portion of the family fortune. Brian didn’t care, though; he said no amount of money could bring him true happiness.
Brendan, on the other hand, did like money and security, but the constant meetings, the traveling, and all the responsibilities of being the boss had started to wear thin. He attended college and went straight to graduate school afterward. Then he became top partner at Walsh. It was a lot of responsibility, but Brendan had been well groomed by his dad, who was adamant about not wanting his younger son to become a “useless fuckup.”
“Ugh…” Brendan restlessly turned over. Opening one eye, he glanced at the clock. Six a.m. Time to get up and head in to the office to make more money for the Walsh Empire. Not wanting to move, he groaned, running his fingers through his short, wavy, brown locks. He’d just gotten his hair cut, and it still felt funny. He’d allowed it to grow past his shoulders, but that had only prompted Alexander’s comment that he should “stop looking like a fag.”
“Damn.” If Alexander only knew. Maybe that was just what the old man needed. To see his son for exactly what he was – a man in the closet who desperately wanted to come out.
Yeah, that’ll be the day.
Pulling up the shades, he squinted his eyes into the daylight; the few stragglers out on the street were probably either coming home from or on their way to work. Or were they returning from Valentine’s Day parties in the city? A part of Brendan wished he were doing just that, especially since he’d spent this particular V Day in his Lake Shore Drive condo, reading and comparing sales figures from the year before. That wasn’t his job: it was someone else’s, but he’d opted to do it himself because that employee had someone to go home to and he didn’t. Truthfully, numbers remained his first love, and he’d never known any other.
While he tried to read over the latest figures the night prior, his father called to get him out of his high-rise condo. “Brendan, I’m at the country club with a bunch of friends. You should come by.”
The last thing Brendan wanted was to be around his father on the most romantic day of the year. “No thanks Dad, I’m real busy.”
“Oh c’mon, son,” Alex slurred his words and cut him off. “There’s some pretty ladies here and lots of Scotch. You could walk outta here with the next Misses Walsh. Besides, you need to give me a grandchild.”
Completely annoyed, Brendan rolled his eyes and sighed. “No thanks, Dad.” He promptly hung up the phone.
Oh, he’ll get me for that later.
Too bad I can’t be that bold all the time.
“Pfft.” Dejected, he shook his head and stretched his arms while he strolled slowly to the bathroom. Flicking on the lights, he winced. The coffee-colored marble floor was cold on his bare feet. He rubbed his eyes, thinking how nice it would be to crawl back under the covers and blow off work, but he knew Alexander would bitch if he didn’t show up.
A hot shower was what he needed to warm him up and get him into his daily routine. Turning the small silver knobs, he took off his boxers and stepped in, allowing the hot water to cascade down his body. He ducked his head under the hot spray and exhaled, feeling the warm drops hit his scalp. Several ran down his face, both soothing him and waking him up, as he wanted. In minutes, the sound of whiny saxophones and soft piano melodies filled the bathroom. Like an alarm, he’d set smooth jazz music to play while he showered because he loved hearing it when he woke up.
Brendan wished there was someone to share these morning moments with him. “Maybe someday, I’ll get up the nerve.” He rubbed his newly cut hair and leaned against the marble wall. “When Brendan, fucking when?”



Monday, June 11, 2012

So close to the finish line


Still under deadline…I would’ve finished the book last week. I was on a roll. In two days I wrote over 7k. I was happy, excited and the story moved forward without hesitation. And then I got sick. I woke Thursday morning with a nasty stomach bug at 5am. The baby woke at 5:15…dad had to get up bright and early. *evil grins*
The man does not understand how precious my mornings are to me – my quiet mornings. Thursday’s he normally goes into the office, but he couldn’t. I spent the day in bed and most of Friday. The weekend was busy as are most in the summer months.
This morning I’m hard at work on the wip. I’m writing that final sex scene. Once that’s done I can print the book out and edit. I pray I can get this done by Thursday.
I have guests the next two days and as you can surmise I’ll be in my writing cave. See ya once I hit send to my editor. :o)
Happy Monday! (if there’s anything happy about Monday’s)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

In the Writer's Cave

Sorry for not posting much lately but I'm trying to meet a June 14th deadline. I'm about 7k away. I'll be back soon!

Happy Tuesday.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Away


The DH and I are off to NY again this weekend. What started out as a birthday party has turned into two birthday parties and a ballet recital for my god daughter. :o) I guess we’re going to be busy.
Hope everyone has a fun weekend!